Welcome to my first post in the Weird & Wonderful section of this blog where I will be sharing my random and unusual findings with you!
Yes, you read it right! Today I will be sharing my thoughts on Sasatinnie Snail Mucus masks with you guys! I got these masks from Sasa during my trip to Hong Kong a few months ago where a beauty consultant at the checkout recommended them. They were made in Korea and apparently they are super popular in Asia, Sasa’s bestseller products! Snail mucus is a pretty common ingredient in Asian skincare and after doing some research, I found out that it’s been used since 1990’s. More recently, public demands skyrocketed after celebs such as Katie Holmes and Ashley Roberts admitted that they’ve been using products with snail mucus to keep their skin healthy and glowing! Hey, if it’s good for them, it’s certainly good for me😉
There are actually spas where you can get snail facials…yes they put live, healthy snails on your face to glide and…do their thing! I don’t know about you guys but that’s taking it one step too far…I wouldn’t be able to sit still with slimy, gliding snails on my hand, never mind my face!
Anyways, that’s the background info, let’s jump straight into the product review! These masks are sheet masks, which are rare in the European beauty market. Most masks I have seen in Boots and pharmacies comes in little sachets or bottles and you slap on the product in cream form directly onto your face. Personally, I prefer the sheet masks because they are much more convenient to put on and dispose afterwards.
The back of the packaging outlines the benefits of snail mucus which includes ‘dissolving abnormal tissues and boosts the generation of new skin cells’. This mask also has 5 kinds of roots which moisturizes the skin. Big claims indeed!
Initial thoughts: The masks are nicely packaged. Inside the pouch, you will find a cotton sheet soaked in plenty of essence. Here’s a picture of me using the mask, I know I look very attractive wearing it late at night in my bathroom, haha. I used it before I went to sleep as I wanted to test the mask against its many claims. There was plenty of essence left at the bottom of the pouch so I applied this on my neck and the back of my hands. I am not sure how much snail mucus is actually present inside the pouch but it is listed as the 12th ingredient in a total of 16 ingredients, so not a lot I’d say! Let’s not image how they extracted the mucus in the first place, just relax and think about flower fields…
The essence has an unusual consistency. It is not runny, but a bit jelly-like. I found that the amount of essence soaked in the mask was exactly right, it did not run down my neck or became too dry after sitting on my face for a few minutes. I left it on for about 20 minutes, as recommended on the back of the packaging. You don’t need to rinse your face afterwards, just pat the essence on your skin for maximum skin absorption. You will be glad to know that this product is actually fragrance free! I did not pick up on any funky smells and using the mask was a pleasant, relaxing experience🙂
Final thoughts: I really like this mask! After I removed it, my skin felt soft and moisturized. There was no sticky residue left at all and when I woke up in the morning, my skin was nice and hydrated. Obviously, I’ll need to use these masks regularly to benefit from the anti-ageing effect. It should be used once or twice a week for maximum results.
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Please stay tuned for my next one!
To celebrate the launch of my Weird & Wonderful section and having nearly 60 followers here on WordPress, I am holding a small GIVEAWAY! I know to some of you experienced bloggers, that number might not sound much at all but I want to do something nice for those who are supporting me in my early days of blogging🙂 I will be giving away not one, not two…but THREE of these snail face masks to one of you lovely people and you can try them yourself! This giveaway is open internationally, I will ship it to you wherever you live. If you are under 18, please ask for your parents’ permission first, ok?
Here are the rules for entering the giveaway:
1. Follow my blog.
2. Like my Facebook page (you can like it from the right-hand side of my home page).
3. Comment in this post! My question to you is, what is the weirdest thing you have ever tried? It can be food you’ve eaten before, events you have participated in, places you have been, etc. Be creative!
EXTRA Point; You can reblog this post for an extra point!
I will check all entries for ticking all the boxes as described above and the winner will be chosen in 2 weeks time (10th July) by random or by my favorite comment, I still have yet to decide. I will message you personally to let you know you have won the giveaway🙂
I would also love to hear what you think of this product after reading the review, would you like to try it or are you too grossed out by the idea?