Sunday, October 23, 2011

SNAIL CREAM! ELICINA CREAM!!


I’ve been wanting to try Snail Cream ever since I heard how amazing it is on skin. I did some research on where to purchase them, fortunately i found 4 companies selling them in the Philippines.

The first company  is the The SkinShop. You might not heard of it but they will soon open their store here in the Philippines probably on November. You can visit their site here.

The second company is the ever famous Korean pink store, Etude House. The product name was Darling Cream which costs around Php 1,998.00 for 50 ml.

Etude House says,
“Nourishing facial cream specially formulated to regenerate and protect skin cells damaged by stress and environment. This product is void of artificial dyes, parabens, and alcohol. Helps soothe skin irritation, redness, drooping pores, and various troubles such as loss of elasticity of the skin”

Contains: 73% snail extract mucus formulation

The third company is the Tony Moly which is another Korean store here in the Philippines. I haven’t tried their snail cream yet but i heard it is quite pricey. The snail cream costs Php 2,098 (with eye cream). It contains 70% Korean snail mucus.

Tony Moly says
“Skin repairing and nourishing cream with filtrated mucus ingredient from 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  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.”
Other snail cream products from TonyMoly:
Intense repair live snail lotion- Php 1748
intense repair live snail skin- Php 1748
intense repair live snail skin- Php 2148
Intense repair snail eye cream- Php 2128
intense repair live snail ampoule- Php 2,528

And lastly, the one I received as a bday gift from the company itself, is from Elicina Philippines. Unlike the first 3 stores mentioned, it is not a Korean brand.

Among the snail cream mentioned, Elicina has the cheapest snail cream. It is sold and distributed Worldwide - America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Ocenia. I bet they’re pretty popular. In fact, I found them while searching google. I went typing “Snail Cream” then Elicina name appeared. I also found some Elicina snail cream at Amazon.com. Although, beware in purchasing them online because i heard some are just imitations. To make sure that you only purchase ORIGINAL ELICINA SNAIL CREAM, check this site.  It is the list of their distributors. You can see that the one I gave you (Elicina Ph) is an authorized distributor so no worries about purchasing there, you’ll definitely get an original snail cream. 

Anyway, this post was actually for Elicina Cream. I made some research about the company since I was really curious on the product that I received.

THIS WILL BE A LONG POST but hope this won’t bored you. This is an informative post and you’ll really learn alot from this.

ELICINA
THE PIONEERS AND THE INVENTORS OF THE SNAIL CREAM
Photo credit: kikaysimaria

After many years of hard work, we proudly present ELICINA snail cream, an original product from Chile, organic, natural and hypoallergenic. To date it has had a overwhelming acceptance in and beyond our frontiers.

ELICINA is perfect for people with mixed or oily complexion. ELICINA does not contain moisturizers, therefore we recommend people who use it for their complexion to use the new ELICINA PLUS, in order to avoid excessive dryness or tightness produced by the exfoliant action of the extract.

ELICINA products have been designed to be as natural as possible. Its composition is: 80% extract and 20% excipients.

HISTORY
The perfect, natural healing product for skin, Elicina acts as an exfoliant-eliminates dead cells, destroys pathogens, heals and regenerates damaged tissue, reduces scars, removes damaged cells and imperfections. Elicina cream nourishes the skin, protects it from free radicals, improves elasticity, increases density, moisture retention capacity and firmness leaving the skin supple and baby soft.

Elicina is a patented, natural cream gathered from the secretions of the Chilean snail Helix Aspersa Muller. The very same secretions the snail uses to quickly regenerate his shell and body whenever it is damaged.

Elicina was discovered by chance. In 1980 the Bascunan family of Chile was raising snails as a culinary export to Europe. It was apparent that the handling of the snails softened the workers’ skin. If a worker was injured with a minor cut while carrying the snail cages it was amazing to see how rapidly the wound would heal without any infection or scarring.

Fernando Bascunan, then a medical student, conducted a rigorous scientific study of the Helix Aspersa Muller, the Chilean snail’s extract. The study confirmed the extracts healing effects and benefits to the human skin.

It took 15 years to develop the Snail secretion into a cosmetic repair cream and Elicina was patented in the world organazation of patents of Geneva. In 1995, Elicina was launched into the Chilean market where it was met with overwhelming success by grateful consumers. Today Elicina is used throughout South America, Europe, the USA, Canada, and the Far East.

Elicina does not contain any colourings or fragrance and works well under any moisturiser. ELICINA is hypoallergenic and its ingredients are biocompatible, so there is little risk of a sensitive or allergic reaction.

It has not undergone the harsh chemical and physical processing typically used to produce protein supplements. Elicina Cream is available in a 40-gram jar. The glycolic acid content in it will gently peel the outer layer of your skin, and for some people this means dryness and a tightening feeling, which can easily be remedy. Just wait about 10 minutes for the cream to be absorbed and then apply on top a moisturizer. Recommended non-comedogenic (not acne prone) moisturizers are: Alboline Lotion, Shepard’s Cream, Lubriderm Lotion, Mineral and Petroleum Oil, Safflower and Sunflower Oil.
**They have a new product ELICINA PLUS- ingredients are the same as the originial elicina cream with an addition of moisturizers. Suited for people with dry, sensitive or combination skin


MAIN INGREDIENTS
Elicina naturally contains seven of the most valued skin care ingredients which cosmetologists and dermatologists strive to include in the manufacture of their products.

Allantoin – This has been termed a cell proliferant as this substance makes the regeneration of the skin possible. It is the most effective repairing substance for scar tissue and is also an anti-oxidant, which helps fight off free radicals, which damage skin and speed up the ageing process.

Collagen – The structural protein that gives the skin its rigidity and along with Elastin, is a main component of human skin and connective tissue.

Elastin – The protein that gives the skin its elasticity. The body slows down its production of elastin once mature, causing the skin to age!

Glycolic Acid (1.6%) – enhances natural exfoliation, re-hydrates, inhibits free radicals and also promotes the body’s own production of Collagen.

Antibiotic Peptides – Protect the skin from environmental stress and are effective against different types of bacteria commonly found in human skin infections. The peptides destroy the pathogens present on the surface and in the pores of the skin and act like a protective barrier. Blocking the microbial pathway to the blood stream allows the immune system to heal damage in an environment similar to that in which a broken bone heals inside the body.

And most importantly no snails are harmed in the process of secretion collection!

BENEFITS

Elicina is the perfect natural healing product for:

Acne Treatment
Since the Original Elicina cream has no oils, it is the perfect product to eradicate, once and for all, your acne and all its unsightly effects: pimples, clogged pores, black heads, cystic acne lesions and, of course, those dreaded acne scars. Elicina is a natural skin regenerator with strong anti-bacterial properties. You will see how your skin recovers its natural balance and radiance without any of the nasty side effects that other acne medications have. With continued use, you will be able to reduce poked marks, remove scars and dark spots fade away!

Remove Scars
Elicina became famous for remove scars, blemishes, even raised keloids. It is a MUST for the care of any surgical scars, specially after plastic surgical procedures. Elicina is so powerful at remove scars that is used for the treatment of burned children in Athens General State Hospital
Stretch Mark Fading
Elicina is one of the few products available that it will help repair the heavy structural damage of stretch marks. Elicina contains a high concentration of natural collagen, that binds to skin to help it regenerate from the inside up. Even old, grayish stretch marks will fade and will improve with constant use.

Facial Brightening of Oily and Combination Skin
Elicina will keep your skin looking young, bright and line free without adding any oils that might cause oily or combination skin to break out.

Wrinkles and expression lines
Elicina will fade away the undesirable signs of ageing without interfering with your regular cosmetics or makeup. You can continue using your favorite products. In fact, you will notice they work better after when used after applying Elicina, since your skin will have better texture and brilliance. Since it gently exfoliates away dead cells, any other creams or lotions will be absorbed faster and reach deeper skin layers, offering more benefit to your overall appearance.

WAYS OF USE

FACE: A small amount of ELICINA is recommended to be applied twice a day on previously cleaned skin. Please ensure avoiding eye contact as irritation will most likely occur, should this be the case, rinse off with plenty of water. Due to the fact that ELICINA is non-greasy and has a rapid absorbsion, people may wear make-up immediately after applying ELICINA.

BODY: Apply ELICINA twice a day using a small amount. ELICINA doesn’t stain clothes nor skin in direct contact to sunlight. It doesn’t contain perfume or colorants. You’ll notice from the moment you apply ELICINA on your skin a thin white film that absorbs in seconds. There is no need to massage ELICINA, just apply as you would any cream and it will begin to work on your skin.

SCARS AND/OR BURNS: ELICINA is recommended twice a day. A small burning sensation could be felt when applied but it last only a few seconds.

STRETCH MARK PREVENTION: ELICINA has proven itself ideal in preventing stretch mark formation during pregnancy. It should be applied twice a day during the full pregnancy period in areas where stretch marks can occur. Stretch marks have three phases: 1st The purple colored stretch mark: this is when the stretch mark is easier to fade away applying Elicina. 2nd The pink colored stretch mark: here it is still possible to diminish the stretch mark although it would take more time. 3rd The white colored stretch mark: here is where there are not many things to do about it neither cosmetically nor surgically.

Results depend on two factors, first the phase where the stretch mark is at and second on the type of skin. All skins act differently from one and other. Generally people who use Elicina have seen results in the first month of use. Consistency is key for good results.

SUN & AGE SPOTS: Use twice a day and apply a sun factor afterwards if you desire. This should avoid spot reappearance and help ELICINA to perform the cellular exfoliation process in less time with greater effects.

ACNE: Use twice a day not only over affected areas but over greater extensions of normal skin. For example, if your acne is on your forehead, nose and chin, it is best to apply in the whole face.

NOTES:
*If you’re to use ELICINA for spots on your hands, remember to apply each time after washing them.

*People of all ages can use ELICINA without any problems

REVIEWS ON ELICINA:
Search "ELICINA" on youtube

Frequently asked questions: http://elicina.sg/faq/

MY INITIAL REVIEW
Here is the Elicina 40-g jar I received from Mr.Jonathan.

I’m on my 1st day of using this product. I cannot do a detailed review yet but I will, promise! For now, this are my initial review on the product

PROS:

40-g contains a full amount of snail cream

A little goes a long long way. Small amount is enough for my entire face. This 40-g will lasts me a long time!

Although it is made from snail mucus, it is surprisingly not sticky on my skin.


The cream itself has no scent to it (well, when you smell it while it's still on its container, it has this weird smell I don't know how to describe. but once you applied in on your skin I detect no fragrance/scent to it. so I guess it's fragrance-free)


The consistency is just like the consistency of typical creams. No weird sticky feeling to it


Skin can easily absorbs this cream, so you can definite wear this before applying your makeup

Cheapest snail cream available in the Philippines. Plus, you can purchased them in pocket size if you’re in doubt of the product and want to try them out first. I haven't seen any stores in the Philippines that sell pocketsize snail cream yet.
40-g jar – Php 1499
Pocket size 20g- Php 849

CONS
The only con I had is I’m not a huge fan of the packaging. I hope the packaging comes with a spatula. Or  a pump or squeeze tube since those packaging are more hygienic compared to this one. 


Aside from Elicina, I also received Pure Perfection SAMPAR Prodigal Pen, which I absolutely LOVE! 
I don’t know if they’re sister company of Elicina or what, but this product is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! 
You put in on your skin and for just 2-3 second, you’ll see how your skin will absorb the product! As if you put nothing in it! I’m just amazed by this product! I will definitely do a separate review on this in the future.




(Although I received this products for free, all reviews  written  here and the all reviews about this products in the future will be based on my HONEST opinion. I am not paid to do this reviews, products were just sent to me by Mr. Jonathan as "bday gifts")

5 comments:

  1. first time i heard about this, thanks for sharing :)

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  2. curious about snail creams too.. do tell about smell, consistency etc.. I'm a little hesitant to try as it is, well, snails. lol :D will wait for your review first.

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  3. Hi gie, it has this weird smell on its pot but when i apply it on my face, i can detect no smell/scent to it. So I could say that the cream itself has no scent/fragrance to it.
    The consistency is just like my olay total effects cream/ typical white cream. It is non-sticky on face. Compared to the other creams that I've used in the past, my skin absorbs this easily. so i really like it so far.

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  4. Snail Cream delays the aging process of skin tissues and protects against the oxidative action of free radicals. It also significantly improves the elasticity, firmness, density, and texture of the skin and enhances the proliferation and functional capability of fibroblast cells. Snail Cream is an approved moisturizer that delays the aging process of skin tissues & protects against oxidation action of free radicals. Ideal solution for spots, blemishes, acne, wrinkles & fine lines.

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  5. I got
    mine 2 months ago and ordered it by email at leveredgepro@gmail.com. I was
    convinced to use it when I saw the effect on my friend’s face. After two weeks
    of using it, my skin looks fresh and really rejuvenates. The pimple scars also
    diminished. I have a super sensitive skin that is why I highly recommend VALENCIA
    VITA SNAIL MUCUS GEL which I believed was the genuine one
    because it makes wonders on my skin. I really loved the product; I just put a
    little gel before I go to sleep and every morning before I put sunblock and
    face powder on my face. It makes wonders on my face because I do not need to
    use lots of stuff to make my skin looks younger. By the way I bought the
    product in the Philippines and I don’t know if it was available in other
    country. It cost 2,500 pesos when you buy one bottle but if you buy 2 bottles,
    you’ll get it for only P3,600 for 2 bottles.

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