Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Cyber C'kin Cell Recharge Snail Serum - Slime-me!

The whole thing about snail mucin in skincare has been around for quite a long time now but I have yet to experience it first hand until now~ This is the Cell Recharge Snail Serum from CyberColors skincare range, Cyber C'kin!

Retailing at S$42.90 at Sasa (now on promotion at S$25!)

Why did I buy this product? Well, I had the most stubborn zit just under my nose that seemed to be applying for permanent residency so on a spur of the moment, I popped it! And it left this awful gaping pore above my lip. T____T (photos further down)

So I was basically looking for something that would heal it FAST. Chanced upon the Cyber C'kin snail range and it was on sale and I'm such a Budget Barbie so why not?

Containing 90% snail filtrate and a high concentration of cartilage glue sulfate (which I think is a fancy term for collagen), this product claims to increase skin elasticity, overall radiance and heal damaged and inflamed skin conditions. If you'd read my previous post on Japanese & Korean Beauty secrets, you will recall this bit below:

"Snail slime, secreted in large amounts when snails are stimulated, contains proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, glycoprotein enzymes, hyaluronic acid, copper peptides, antimicrobial peptides and trace elements of copper, zinc and iron. Simply put, it's packed with glycolic acid, elastin, collagen, hyaluronic acid and protein. Given that snail secretion protects its host from bacteria, cuts, UV rays PLUS the fact that Hippocrates (the Father of Medicine) noted an effective combination of crushed snails and sour milk to sooth skin inflammations, this product seems believable enough."

Today's back-of-the-box info:

Dispenses with a regular pump:

I like that the cap and pump are of the stiffer variety but the pump is little stiff. Makes it slightly difficult to control if you want just a drop, but that's nothing to yell about. =) One pump dispenses a small pearl-sized amount, pretty much the amount shown in the following photos.

It's also not particularly slimy or sticky, thank god. And absorbs nicely into my skin, leaving it feeling nice and smooth ^_^ The first time I used it I felt a slight warmth for just a few seconds and as the serum absorbed, it felt like a seal was being spread over the applied area.

I have to say I didn't see much difference in my skin tone or fine lines and my skin isn't experiencing any inflammation so I can't vouch for that either. BUT in the area of potential scarring and skin damage, I think my busted zit fits the profile.
And this is after agonizing over my busted zit for a few days! I applied the snail serum the night I bought it and went to bed with a silent prayer. The next day I woke up and saw that the gaping crater of a pore had pretty much closed up and the redness and swelling was ALOT lesser! Oh Joy!!! And by Day 3, you can see for yourself that it's almost unnoticeable~ =D
In conclusion, the Cyber Colors Cell Recharge Snail Serum:
  • is an affordable serum that should be on sale quite often given Sasa's frequent promotions
  • applies smoothly and absorbs like a dream, leaves my combination/oily skin feeling protected and smooth without tackiness or shine
  • no smell that I could detect
  • works well on damaged skin e.g popped zits & inflammation
  • prevented the formation of a pimple scar
  • might not be as effective on fine lines (but maybe that's because I don't have that many yet?)
  • doesn't seem to have much effect in the radiance department too *shrug*
  • pump dispenser is abit stiff, might pose a problem IF you only want to use a little drop. For reference, 1 pump is enough for half my face.

I think this product is probably good for people with acne and those who have itchy hands and pick at or bust their zits (like me =P) as the serum kinda forms a protective layer over the damaged skin and so the skin has a chance to rest and heal without further damage from the elements thus the accelerated healing of my zit. At least that's how I see it.

In my case, I'm really glad that it healed my zit so quickly and without leaving a scar! I've had zits like this before and when damaged like that, they almost always leave a scar.

Cyber Colors/Cyber C'kin also has a moisturizer cream in the snail range that contains 70% snail filtrate that's on sale for S$25~ I think it might be worth popping by and checking out the testers especially while the sale's still on~ (^___^)

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