While the rest of you guys in the Northern Hemisphere are getting ready to hit the beaches and bathe in the sun, us in the Southern Hemisphere plunge into the cold winter and gear up for the snow season.
>< I hate winter. Not only is it cold but also your skin gets all dry and cracked! My hands are in constant need of hand cream! But of course… I suppose I shouldn’t complain because Sydney doesn’t really get that cold. I was in Seoul in January this year and that was cold. The coldness coupled with the air-con every night in the hotel room sucking up the moisture in the air even more sent me running to Myeongdong to get some moisturizing masks to rescue my skin!
So I went to Skin Food and bought this!
Product name: Hydro Fitting Snail Mask
Price: I think for about AUD$7.00 or so for the box.
Size: Each box contains 5 sheet masks. Each mask is 28g.
Ingredients: water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, butylene glycol, alcohol, snail secretion filtrate, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, hydroxyethylcellulose, xanthan gum, cellulose gum, disodium edta, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, parfum <— all these make no sense to me, the only thing I recognise is the ‘snail secretion’ and it has Methylparaben!
How to use: It is simple and convenient to use. Just take it out of the packet, remove the backing and put it on your face. Wait 10 to 15 minutes and take it off. NO need to rinse off.
EDIT: After reading Marie’s comment (Thank you!) I went and checked up Methylparaben which is one of the ingredients in this product. From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methylparaben):
There is controversy about whether methylparaben or propylparabens are harmful at concentrations typically used in body care or cosmetics. Some studies of breast tumors show a build up of methylparabens in the breast tissue.
Studies indicate that methylparaben applied on the skin may react with UVB, leading to increased skin aging and DNA damage.
OHH EMM GEEE!!! T__T
I used one sheet in Seoul and saved the rest for when winter hits Australia. It is extremely moisturizing and combat the cold dry winter really well! I am not sure how it will go if I use this in summer though.
I was initially a bit apprehensive about getting a snail mask because it really does sound quite gross (and if you look at the ingredient list it does say it contains ‘snail secretion filtrate’?!) lol my mum asked if it would be the same if I jsut get a snail (for free from the garden) and get it to crawl all over my face!
But no lol it’s really not that gross. It doesn’t smell like snail or anything! It has a nice perfumey smell. But er it is a bit slimy in texture and when I put the mask on a bit of the ‘slime’ dripped off the mask and onto my top.
I can say though that it is indeed very moisturizing and highly recommended for use in winter! Now that I have read about Methylparaben, I am no longer recommending this product. Such a shame =(