After the summer my skin got pretty bad again, even though I was more or less 100% raw and was on this diet that made me feel amazing, it didn’t turn my skin as amazing as I wanted it too.
I wasn’t alone in this, other’s of what I know was suffering from the same kind of ”detox” pimples (many little white heads all over the face). It actually looked even worse than when I had cysts (which at least was only in certain areas).
Suddenly I had it on my forehead and it was spreading down my neck! I’ve sorted this out though, and I will tell you the main reason and how I fixed my acne soon, but for now, I will share you one of the things that helped my skin get more even, less grainy, and prevent new pimples from forming.
It was initially my mom that made me try the snail serum. I don’t know if I would’ve bought it on my own to be honest. But since turning green my mom has had a hard time understanding and adjusting to me. She gets sad whenever I turn down almost all of her ideas for help. So when she at least tried to find something more natural, I thought I’d give mommy a break and test to see if it works.
SERUM NUTRITIVO – EXTRACTO DE CARACOL 50ml
It doesn’t say how much percentage of the snail extract that is in it, but at least it’s the first ingredient on the list if you don’t count water. Because the boutique I got it from doesn’t share the ingredient list I’m writing it out for you at the bottom of this post.
Another ingredient that I was a bit skeptical about was the second ingredient, which is alcohol. I’ve tried staying away from it, especially when it’s so high up in the list. Luckily, in this case I didn’t react to it.
Besides the Snail Extract it has these other active ingredients:
- Allantoin – Stimulates cell multiplication and tissue renewal, and provides a soothing, therapeutic action.
- Glycolic Acid – Exfoliates and replenishes the dermis. Accelerate collagen synthesis and hydrates and stimulates cell metabolism.
- Collagen, Vitamin E & Elastin – Eliminates wrinkles and tones up the skin.
- Vitamin B & C – Improve pigmentation, while toning up and softening the skin.
- Vitamin A – Accelerates epidermal cell regenerate and revitalizes enzymatic activity. Prevents premature aging of the skin, keeping it supple.
The big question is if not all the other ingredients are actually doing all the work?
Putting in snail extract could just be an act of making the gel sound cooler.
It is important to lay off the scrub somewhat and use sunscreen while using it, because of all the active exfoliating and regenerating ingredients. I was lucky to be using it during the dark period of the winter months, we had about one day of sun per week – yes, very depressing!
I started off with twice per day, morning & evening. The product says as many times you desire. But it felt a bit too drying, so I settled for only night use, under my usual oils after waiting it to dry. They blended well in, without being flaky which I’ve had problems with other gels.
After about a month I started seeing results. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation was healing faster, and probably thanks to the glycolic acid new pimples were mostly prevented, and no more flakiness around pimples. My skin got so much more even both in skin tone and texture, leaving the summer bumps behind. I also feel more ”radiant”.
1 month – Before & After
I have somewhat sensitive skin, and it worked just fine for me, despite it containing alcohol.
I don’t use it strictly nowadays, and after four months there’s still about 1/3 or less left.
You should preferably use it during autumn and winter months to restore what the summer may have done to your skin. Summer is never nice to my skin, and I was really happy that this gel sorted out the awful bumps!
It does what it promises, and for that I don’t have anything bad to say. Packaging could be more special… but you know what, for the price and effect I will not be the one to point out any faults.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Helix Aspersa, Alcohol Denat (Ethyl Alcohol), Propilene Glycol, Sodium Chondrotin Sulfate, Allantoin, Collagen, Glycolic Acid, Carbomer, Parfum, Lactic Acid, Calcium, Antiproteases, Cytokines, Retinol (Vitamin A), Thiamnie HCL (Vitamin B6), Cyano Cobalamin (Vitamin B12), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyetahanol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, D-Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool.
WHERE TO BUY
Olivkällan (Sweden only)