Swanicoco Cell Emotion Snail Gommage Peeling – A Super Gentle Exfoliant

By now, I don’t think there’s anyone in the blogosphere who doesn’t know about Memebox, the Korean beauty box. These boxes are highly addictive and it’s really very difficult to control the urge to buy the new ones as they come out. I have ordered five boxes till date of which the only one that’s been delivered is the Memebox from Nature. One of the products that I received in that box is the Swanicoco Cell Emotion Snail Gommage Peeling, a product that initially made me go “Ewww”.

Swanicoco Snail Gommage Peeling from Memebox

“Swanicoco non-toxic peeling gel gently yet thoroughly removes all black heads, dead skin cells and residues in your pores without irritating event he most sensitive skin types. At the same time, high concentrate of snail extract effectively soothes and nourishes your skin and brings back the skin’s natural glow.”

I was hoping that the Memebox from Nature wouldn’t have any “snail” products in it because I just felt grossed out by it. When I read “snail mucus extract” I felt even more yucky. It was then that Mr. Google assured me that snail mucus extract is the slime that the snail leaves behind when it crawls and that is excreted from it’s feet. Nothing to do with nasal, or even worse, @nal secretions.

Swanicoco Snail Gommage Peeling exfoliator

Sorry, the writing isn’t too clear. It says this gel uses “soft natural cellulose, snail mucus extract and Sophora Flavescens Root Extract, Avena Strigosa seed extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi, Ma-yuen seed extract, Fagus Sylvatica Bark extract, Allantoin and Magnolia Sieboldii Flower Oil”. Impressive ingredient list, isn’t it?

The Swanicoco is a thick, opaque gel with a really pleasant fragrance. It feels cool and soothing while applying but starts pilling instantly. Like one reader suggested, I apply a thick layer on my face, leave it on for about 10 minutes, rub it off with my fingers rinse off with cool water and done. There’s no dryness, no grittiness, no pulling of the skin. Just really soft, smooth skin.

Swanicoco snail peeling swatch

While this exfoliant doesn’t really remove blackheads, it does leave my face much cleaner, brighter and, like I said, smoother. I use this once a week (scared of overdoing the exfoliation), usually on a friday evening or saturday morning as a prep for the weekend. My skincare products seem to get absorbed faster and more easily for a couple of days after using this. And my skin also seems to be a better canvas for makeup because foundation too goes on quite smoothly (I don’t use a primer anyway).

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The retail price for this 100ml tube of Swanicoco Snail Gommage Peeling is $25 and I’m definitely going to buy more of these when I finish up with this.

The Memebox from Nature is sold out now but I’m really hope they come out with version 2 of this box. Actually, no! Because I have four boxes that have still to come, and just one face, one head and one body on which to use soooooo many products :p

6 Comment

  1. MyBeautyJunction says: Reply

    I used this only 2-3 times so far but loved how gentle it is. Not one of those harsh apricot/walnut scrubs that make my skin red. Good stuff… a little bird tells me there is at least one equally good exfoliating cleanser in that Cleansing box. Yesssss! Also loving the ginseng, gold and snail patches from my Mask box. All Hail Snail!

  2. Pooja Mittal says: Reply

    When I first heard if these snail extract products , I felt the same.. But I agree they are just amazing.. I got one snail pack as a sample and it worked just amazingly
    I need to check the meme nature box out
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  3. I soooo have to try “snail” products…I know it sounds gross but they do wonders to ur skin….ur review helps here dollie…n ya…m still to try memebox…have been thinking froma long time now..
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  4. Do try it. They have so many different kinds of boxes and such lovely products! Two boxes should be reaching me anytime now 😉

  5. I really like it a lot.

  6. Those Ginseng+gold+snail patches look wonderful!. I didn’t get the Cleansing box coz I’m sure there will be a cleanser in the Milk box. The Whole Grain one should also have a cleanser or exfoliant.. But yes, I’m glad I got over the revulsion and tried this out. Love it.

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