TikTok is all about this ultra-hydrating serum from Amazon — and its main ingredient is snail mucin

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Let’s just toss this out there: People love snail mucin. It’s true, one of TikTok’s most viral skin care products is the COSRX Snail Mucin Power Essence. In fact, one dermatologist on the platform said it sold out at three different stores before he could try it — but now, it’s in stock on Amazon. You can take TikTok’s word for it and buy it (it’s about $25), or you can keep reading to learn more about this viral product.

COSRX Snail Mucin 96% Power Repairing Essence, $19.17 (Orig. $25)

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First, if you’re wondering what snail mucin is, it’s pretty much the slime produced by snails, and it’s a popular ingredient in Korean skin care. It’s packed with antioxidants and great for hydration. This could help prevent fine lines, reduce dullness and soothe dry, dehydrated skin. The COSRX Essence contains 96.3% snail secretion filtrate, and it’s a little bit sticky (just take a look at the #SnapSnailChallenge), so it’s best to use it at night before bed.

Also, a few things TikTokers are quick to point out about this viral snail mucin product is that for it to work, you need to apply it to damp skin. Use it right after washing your face, or add it to your skin flooding routine. Additionally, patch test the product on your wrist or behind your ear before using it. If you’re allergic to snails or dust mites, your skin may react poorly to this product.

“This is the king of snail mucin,” said @drspf, TikTok creator and dermatologist, in a post rating viral skin care products. “So hydrating, 9/10.”

“I swear the COSRX Snail Essence will make your skin baby butt smooth. Go try it ya’ll,” said another person on TikTok.

Convinced? As mentioned, you can snag the COSRX Snail Mucin Power Essence on Amazon for about $25. If you’ve always wanted hydrated, glassy skin, using this product could help you reach your skin goals.

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