This Snail Cream Gave Me the Best Skin of My Life
You already know that I’m obsessed AF with sheep oil, but I want to tell you about another weird ingredient I’ve been dutifully putting on my face: snail slime. The goopy stuff (technically snail mucin) is jam-packed with nutrients that work wonders for your skin. From banishing blemishes to providing next-level nourishment — this ingredient does it all. While the world of Korean beauty has countless snail-infused products to offer, one in particular has made a hugely noticeable difference in my skin. I swear by it.
I use Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream ($38) twice a day, every single day, no matter what. The overall consistency is closer to a gel than a cream so it glides onto your skin and leaves your face feeling smooth and appearing brighter and plumper, thanks to a high concentration of snail extract. “Snail mucin contains elastin, proteins, antimicrobials, copper peptides, hyaluronic acid, and glycolic acid,” Dendy Engelman, a dermatologist at Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, explains. “This is what snails produce to heal cuts on their soft bodies from rocks and other rough surfaces.” Makes sense. Here are three reasons why snail cream has earned a permanent spot in my bathroom cabinet.
It keeps your skin super clean. Since snail enzyme is naturally antibacterial, I’ve noticed that my problem areas (AKA anything below my nose) are no longer problems.
Blemishes are kept in check. I can always count on breakouts during my time of the month, but my complexion is much more consistent and predictable (two things I could never say before) with the addition of this product into my regimen.
It evens out your skintone. I am super pale, so even the tiniest breakout will leave a mark that will linger for months. I’ve never found a formula that erases the scars and dark spots as effectively as this one. “Snail mucin firms and restores skin by replenishing moisture and supporting cell regeneration,” Dr. Engelman says. The difference is so noticeable that I rarely wear makeup on the weekends now, which is a major win.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)