Review: Cosrx Snail Peptide Eye Cream

25ml – I wish it was 30ml – the conventional ml for eye creams

Where to purchase: Yesstyle Link HERE

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Price: ~£ 20

Volume: 25ml (wish it was 30ml)

What is it?: A non-heavy eye cream containing snail secretion filtrate (72%) along with peptides and niacinamide to hydrate,moisturise and brighten the eye area as well as reduce the look of fine lines. i agree with the statements except please don’t expect miracles when it comes to brightening the eye area.

Good for: This is meant to be used on all skin types. I agree that this works for both oily and dry skin. In terms of age range, the product technically is aimed at people in their 30s (although I would say a retinol eye cream may be more suitable at that age?) – however COSRX state that those in their 20s can also use this as early eye-care.

NOTE: I would say that this is THE MOST occlusive and creamy product i.e. for very dry or dehydrated eyes, I don’t think 1 layer of this product is enough and one should add two layers. But for me because I add a serum underneath, 1 layer has been enough.

Packaging: Plastic tube with a plastic cap – easy to use pump. Great for travel.

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Directions: ”Gently tap cream around the eye area and wait a few minutes for the skin to absorb it before applying makeup or SPF.” – this can be used both AM and PM.

How I use it: I use this both AM and PM – I use this on top of my Niod FECC as it locks in all the moisture. I BARELY have to push down on the pump as a little goes A LONG WAY due to the snail mucin, this spreads very far.

Key Ingredients: 72% Snail secretion filtrate (for dull skin) / Niacinamide (brightening and fade pigmentation) / 5 types of peptide (plump out the skin) / Hyaluronic acid (hydrate and plump)

Full Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Water, Palmitic Acid, Arginine, Carbomer, Stearic Acid, Betaine, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Myristic Acid, Copper Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7

NOTE: The Inci Decoder have a full ingredient list breakdown HERE

Alcohol, Fragrance and Essential-oil free! – I appreciate this greatly.

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Texture: Now the texture of this has that resonating Snail Mucin feeling (i.e. there’s some residual ‘gloop’ if you swipe this product across the skin). So sometimes it can be a bit tedious to use (a bit fiddly) – but at least it’s not as messy and gloopy as the COSRX Snail Face Cream (which contains a higher % of snail mucin). When applying, this is cooling to the skin and it’s easy to rub in. Lightweight and layerable. I don’t get any balling up or pilling under things.

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As you can see from the images – this product looks lightweight. It’s not heavily oil based and would be more gel-water based which I prefer in creams. I might say that for some with incredibly dry eyes, this might not be moisturising enough WITH ONE LAYER – so wait for the product to dry and apply another layer, and that should be ok?

Fragrance?: None! This doesn’t smell of anything either

Good Under Makeup?: Yes it seems fine

How long have I been using this?: 1 month

The Effect?: Hydrated under eyes. No change in brightening the skin tone (but I didn’t expect that).

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What I like:

  • The packaging (love pump packaging and with a lid is great – sturdy and travel-friendly)
  • The texture = lightweight and absorbs quickly
  • Not heavy (much lighter than the Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Cream. A little thicker than the Glossier Eye Cream)
  • No essential oils
  • No fragrance
  • No alcohol
  • It does moisturise and hydrate the skin (however some may need 2 layers to fully hydrate)
  • I like the ingredients i.e. Niacinamide and peptides as well as HA – plumps out fine lines

What I don’t like:

  • Because this contains some snail mucin, this does have that lingering snail-mucin ‘gloop’ effect which can at times be messy.
  • I still have to use my Niod FECC underneath as my dehydrated eyes require further hydration
  • So from the previous point – this may not be very moisturising for some and therefore applying 2 layers each time may finish the product sooner rather than later, especially since this is 25ml and not 30ml.
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Overall Rating and Conclusion: 3.9 (or 4, I’m on the fence!)/5 – This is a good eye cream! I don’t expect eye creams to fix any line/wrinkle issues or dark circles (as both require injectibles usually), I just want something to hydrate and moisturise my skin which I think this does a good job of doing!

Would I repurchase?: Yes because it is lightweight and I would be fine adding 2 layers if I had to. I find it hard to come by an eye cream that IS NOT thick, NOT heavy, has peptides AND Niacinamide AND doesn’t have fragrance/essential oils/alcohol – so for me I think this suits me very well!

My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.

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