Last winter, I really got into Korean beauty products and Korean skincare routines in general. One thing I learned I should be using to keep my skin from drying out. As many of you know, I have eczema and a constant struggle is preventing dry flakes from appearing on my skin, especially my face. I found out that a great hydrating solution is to use ampoules - supercharged and highly potent versions of serums. Ampoules are very concentrated in active ingredients that are meant to boost your skin, retain hydration, and help minimize acne scars and fine lines. Because of their concentration, you only need to use them once or twice a week. I found a great affordable version from Mizon called "Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule." Initially, the thought of putting anything with snail mucus in it grossed me out but if you want to know my thoughts, keep reading!
Packaging: I was quite drawn to the packaging - it almost looks like a medicine bottle! It has a dropper to help collect enough product for your face and so far that's worked rather well. I can, however, see a problem in the future with getting product towards the end where the dropper won't be able to reach it in the bottle properly so I'll have to dock a few points for that. 3.5/5
Formula: This was absolutely amazing!! Like I said earlier, I didn't like the idea of snail mucus getting anywhere on my skin but contrary to what I thought this would be like, this didn't feel slimy or sticky. It is a bit of a thicker liquid but it is unscented and a little goes a long way. I fill the dropper completely and use about half of what is inside for the week! It hydrates my skin but keeps the moisture locked in! Whenever I have a spot or am getting worried about a breakout, I dab a bit of this on my face and my skin problems are cleared! It's like magic! 5/5
Price: A one-ounce bottle costs about $12 on Amazon which is an amazing price for how much it does and how long it lasts. I bought this in February and I'm still haven't even used up half of it! 5/5
Have you tried any products from Mizon? What are your thoughts on it?