Formulated with a unique blend of snail mucin and wild yam, The Klog’s new Snail Mucin Energy essence absorbs quickly to plump, hydrate, renew, and balance.
About a decade ago—when K-Beauty first started making a splash in the Western skin care scene—there was an ingredient that really helped put it on the map. We’re talking about snail mucin, of course, also known as snail secretion. This gooey ingredient obviously had that intriguing “it factor,” but more importantly it was a legitimately effective, game-changing ingredient.
Ever since, snail mucin has served as a coveted mainstay in the K-Beauty skin care toolbelt. And, well, who knows K-Beauty better than The Klog?
That’s why, for the last two years, The Klog’s own skin care line has been focused on formulating the perfect snail mucin to follow the success of our award winning and bestselling Soft Shield Pimple Patches. It’s for these reasons, and the amount of sheer ingredient research that we put in, that we’re ecstatic to announce The Klog’s newest launch: our Snail Mucin Energy Essence ($17). Let’s dive in!
The Skin Care Benefits of Snail Mucin
Before we explore the results focused Klog Snail Mucin Energy Essence, let’s first do a quick recap on exactly why snail mucin is such a beloved ingredient.
When it comes to what snail mucin can do for your skin, the benefits are plentiful. The ingredient is full of proteins and peptides that support the skin barrier, hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate, and even some glycolic acid to help gently exfoliate your skin’s surface for a softer, smoother feel and brighter look. It’s regenerative properties also help to tenderly tackle hyperpigmentation and scarring.
Snail mucin even has some healing antimicrobial properties that can soothe acne-prone skin and reduce inflammation.
Did You Know?
Many beauty companies, including The Klog, prioritize the snail’s health and happiness when collecting mucin. The snails are kept in a stress-free and highly sanitized environment and tended to by the farmers who work with them. Only their mucin is collected, and the snails themselves aren’t injured. You can read all about the process here.
Introducing: Snail Mucin Energy Essence
Our new Snail Mucin Energy Essence is made with a whopping 90% snail mucin. Yes, 90%!
That means you’re getting a concentrated dose of this skin-loving power ingredient, complete with all the benefits we outlined above. In addition to snail mucin, it’s also formulated with wild yam root extract (phyto mucin), a botanical ingredient that helps hydrate while also imparting some anti-aging benefits. In Korea, wild yam root extract is used as a plant-based alternative to snail mucin.
Together, these ingredients deliver an instant boost of hydration which helps skin appear softer and smoother the second it’s applied. We’re talking about a seriously bouncy, youthful complexion. And over time, you’ll also see an improvement in your skin’s overall texture and tone.
This formula is suitable for all skin types, but is especially beneficial to those with dryness, acne-prone skin, or other hyperpigmentation and texture issues.
When & How to Use Snail Mucin Energy Essence
Whether you follow a three-step, five-step, or 10+ step skin care routine, you should always apply your skin care products in order of consistency. Lighter consistency products (like toner and essence) go first, while heavier products (like lotions and oils) go last.
That said, the Snail Mucin Energy Essence can be applied immediately after cleansing and toning. (If you don’t use a toner, you can move right along to the essence). Pump the clear gel-to-liquid onto your fingers and gently pat onto clean skin with your fingertips.
Afterward, follow up with a serum that targets your specific concerns. In the mornings we recommend reaching for a vitamin C toner—such as Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop for some antioxidant goodness—and then a gentle anti-aging formula in the evening, such as a Neogen Real Firming Bakuchiol Serum. As the final step of your regimen, apply a moisturizer to help lock in all that goodness. Don’t forget your SPF in the morning!
+We’re so excited to share with you our latest launch! What’s your favorite snail mucin benefit? Let us know below!