Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review: Tony Moly Intense Repair Live Snail Cream

Happy Thursday everyone! I was unable to post these last few days cause my dad got hospitalized due to severe headache and on-and-off fever. I was really worried that it was dengue or worse menigitis like the doctor said. Thank God it was neither of those. My dad got pneumonia which is very common nowadays here in the Philippines because of the frequent changing of weather and he also got sinusitis according to his MRI which caused the headache. So, yeah, we are back home! And I'm so happy my dad is back to normal ^_^

Going back to my post of the day, I'm gonna review my very first product bought in Tony Moly. This brand just opened their very first store this year and I do love their endorsers, the Brown Eyed Girls and Song Joong Ki. I also love the packaging of their products because they are so cute and also affordable like with Etude House.

I was looking for another product to try for my pimples and post acne marks that won't go away and since I finished my Etude House AC Clinic gel lotion already and I can't repurchase because it's out of stock, I decided to try Tony Moly. They have a skin care line for acne but the sales lady promotes this Live Snail line because it helps with pimples, post acne marks and blemish and is also anti-aging. So I decided to give in since I'm also on the look out for a good anti aging product and if I can get an anti-acne, whitening and anti-aging product in one, why not?

This package comes with a tub of the Intense Repair Live Snail Cream and a tube of Live Snail eye cream (I'll do a separate review on the eye cream and I also was unable to take a picture of it for this post, sorry.) This promo package cost me around Php2,000 which is quite expensive but since it already came with a 15ml eye cream, so I didn't mind it anymore.

The box itself is very expensive looking. It's a golden bronze shiny box and the quality of the packaging is really superb.

The back of the box is where the ingredients and instructions were written. Majority of it is in Korean but you would be able to see an English version at the bottom part of the box. It's so hard to show what is written on the box through pictures coz the surface is so shiny and the light keeps on reflecting.

It says:

Tony Moly Intense Repair Live Snail Cream [Anti wrinkle & Whitening & Skin Repairing]

Skin repairing and nourishing cream with filtrated mucus ingredient form living snail
70% of snail mucus filtrate / 6 skin irritating elements free formula / Anti-wrinkle & Whitening formula

It is a highly concentrated skin rejuvenating and nourishing cream containing more than 70% of snail mucus filtrate that gives self repairing and strengthening power to the skin. This moisturizing cream is made of a very mild and skin friendly formula that uses only fresh and safe ingredients. Also, it is certified as an anti-wrinkle and whitening functional formula which has amazingly silky texture and premium skin treatment effects. It makes the skin firm, clear and supple as born natural.

Directions: Take an adequate amount of the product, gently apply to face and neck area.

I was quite intrigued because it came from a live snail and I don't know why but a lot of Korean brands do have their own "Live Snail" line and all of them promoted it as anti aging and whitening.

When you open the tub, it looks like this:

It a white cream that is very easy to spread all over the face.

Here's my review on it.


- This claims to be a multi-purpose product- Anti aging, whitening and skin repairing

- It's very easy to spread and be absorbed in the skin

- It has a pleasant scent. I was quite surprised that the scent has a little bit of floral in it.

- Not very heavy for someone with oily skin like me

- Made my mom's skin smooth and youthful looking


- it kinda broke me out even though it's said to be free of irritating ingredients

- the idea of putting snail mucus on my face is kinda icky at times

OVER-ALL RATING: 3/5 - it's very effective for my mom but not for me. I don't think this is a good product for younger skin coz my sis also tried this and had bumps all over her face even though she's not pimple prone.

WILL I REPURCHASE AGAIN? Definitely not for me. But if my mom wants to continue using this after she finished one pot, I will buy one for her again ^_^


- If you don't like the idea of putting snail mucus on your face, don't purchase this.

- Do not apply too much product coz it would take longer to be absorbed by the skin.

- Place this in your refrigerator so that it can be refreshing after application

Thank you for dropping by! Mwah* ^_^


Jackie said...

hi Gale! Glad to hear your dad is fine. ^^

I'm really intrigued by the Tony Moly Snail Cream,too. Too bad you broke out. Good thing it worked great on your mom. At least it won't go to waste.

Thanks for the review. ^^

Crystal Gale said...

Hi Jackie! Thank you! Yeah, I think it works great for mature skin ^_^

ayen said...

I got a set of Tony Moly's Live Snail skin products during the opening of their first store in the Philippines

I used it twice and it broke me out too =(

I think it's more suitable for mature skin because I had my mom use it and it worked ok for her =)

Crystal Gale said...

Hi Ayen! Really, it broke you out too? I guess that really concludes our theory...The snail skin care line are for mature skin only...

Lina Kim ♥ said...

how much ML is this? I'm torn between this product and missha snail cream >.<

Crystal Gale said...

Hi! It's 45 ml ^_^

Janet said...

Tony Moly gave me a sample bottle for me to try. I happily tried it and it broke me out i gain several cystic pimple by just one application!...stop it immediately and my skin has recovered after several days...Guess we have to stay away from snail products for the meantime....

Crystal Gale said...

^ Hi Janet! I am staying far far away from any live snail products now...I don't like to break out again hehe

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