Review: Tiam Snail and Azulene Sleeping Mask

Where to Purchase: From Yesstyle HERE

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Price: £17.74

Volume: 80ml

Made in: Taiwan

What is it: An overnight sleeping mask infused with azulene and 85% snail secretion.

What does it do: (moisturise the skin and reduce redness)

  • Relieve stressed and fatigued skin.
  • Boosts the moisture level of the skin
  • Helps strengthen the skin’s barrier through the night.

Skin Types: They say: all skin types (dry, oily, dehydrated, combination, sensitive)

I say: Dry, combo and sensitive skins. (Oily may find this a bit heavy – you can get away with it by using very little and spreading it over the face to thin this product out and feel less heavy.

  • since this has Azulene: Angry and inflamed skin might be ok (only if your skin is alright with essential oils.

Directions: Use at the last stage of skincare routine, apply a moderate amount of the formula onto the face and lightly pat for absorption.
2. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water in the next day morning.

  • Use at night / 3~4 times per week Use as a sleeping mask or moisturizer or calming pack
  • Tiam have suggested using this product with Vitamin C as it makes a good combo of calming down skin while brightening the skin.
  • Relax your skin after sun exposure (use after being out in the sun to cool down the skin
  • Replenish moisture after exfoliating (i.e. after scrubbing or chemical exfoliation)

How I use it: I use it every night but use very very little (as this can be too heavy) and spread it over the face. I have been using it as a sleeping mask to lock in all the moisture of my serums/toner. This has been very good and has left no oily or sticky residue once rubbed in.

Key Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Azulene, Betaine, Allantoin, Panthenol

  • 85% Snail Secretion Filtrate and Azulene.
  • Snail Secretion Filtrate provides long lasting hydration
  • Azulene soothes skin irritation

Full Ingredients List: Skincarisma has a full breakdown of the ingrdients list! HERE

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Texture: Heavy / thick. This requires very very little for someone with oily skin. Will take me a long time to finish because I use so little at a time. Also very gloopy (due to the snail mucin) so it can be quite messy. I recommend using a spatula but it’s still quite messy to use as it will drip (due to being so heavy).

You see that residual gloop that looks like a snail mucin trail? This is why a spatula is needed to apply this product less messily to the face
Disappears after rubbing in
You can see the purple tint clearly here (due to the azulene) and how thick/ creamy the mask looks

Fragrance?: Yes! Smells exactly like the COSRX Oil-free Moisturiser BUT less strong. This isn’t a fragrance I’m particularly fond of. But because this dries down adequately to form an occlusive layer – I can forego the smell.

What I like:

  • Effective as a sleeping mask (dries down and forms an occlusive barrier)
  • As long as I use a little – this has not suffocated my skin, absorbs well and locks everything in
  • Did not irritate my skin
  • Did not exacerbate acne
  • Moisturised the skin

What I don’t like:

  • The smell
  • The gloopy and heavy texture makes it very messy to handle (when I dip my spatula / finger in and pull out, the product drips everywhere because it’s heavy. Makes it sort of difficult to use.
  • Did not hydrate the skin

Overall Score: 4/5

Conclusion: Overall a decent sleeping mask. This will last me a long while because I use so little (as it’s so rich). This moisturises and does what it’s supposed to do – form an occlusive barrier and lock in all my serums.

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