Review: The SAEM Pure Natural Snail Mask Sheet

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Although it doesn't sound appealing and luxurious (probably icky too!), snail mucous is one of the key ingredients in the Asian Beauty Market. It was introduced in Asian skincare sometime around the 2010's and is now prevalent in beauty products we see on the shelves. Snail secretions are highly known for their moisturizing, anti-ageing and healing benefits.

I tried this face mask from the Korean brand, The SAEM. As a skincare newbie, this product marks my first encounter with snail mucous. 

Product Description: 

The SAEM Pure Natural Snail Mask Sheet is a concentrated snail mucous extract formula that deeply moisturizes and nourishes the skin. The four types of white flower extract complex promotes clear and bright skin. 

The SAEM Pure Natural Snail Mask Sheet does not contains artificial colors, parabens, benzophenone, sulfate, triethanolamine additive in its formulation and is one of two Pure types - Snail and Ginseng. 


Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Snail Secretion Filtrate, PEG-75, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, PEG-50 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Glycyrrhiza (Licorice) Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Coptis Japnica Root Extract, Cingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Fragrance.


Around $1-2.00 (Php50-100). I'm not quite sure about the price point as I got it as a gift. 


I love the packaging. It's so simple and oozes a very elegant vibe. As the saying goes "Don't judge a face mask by it's packaging" (or was it originally about books? Haha), but who are we kidding? We buy sheet masks for their cute and creative packets and it's perfectly fine! 

I noticed the perfume-y scent immediately as I opened the pack. It wasn't bad or anything, but it's just something that you'd really notice. The sheet itself was thinner than most masks I've tried. I actually sort of ripped it while pulling it out of its package. I guess I came on too strong. 

There was a lot of essence inside but it did not drip all the way to my neck. The fit was great, just a little bit of crinkles here and there but overall, fantastic. I felt a tingly sensation during initial application but it subsided after about a minute or so. I left it on for 25 minutes as stated in the directions. 

It dried down quite well and I love the non-sticky feeling it left. My face did not look oily or icky, it looked plump and hydrated. However, its extra hydration effect were only good for a couple hours. This is a let down since moisturization is The SAEM Pure Natural Snail Mask Sheet's main selling point. I didn't notice any breakouts after using this product, which is always a plus! 

Upon writing, I have used this mask a couple of times all with the same result. 


Nothing is technically wrong with The SAEM Pure Natural Snail Mask Sheet, however, I wouldn't repurchase because of the fact that there are other masks available with the same price that would likely give me better results. I will still finish my stash of course. 

That's about it for me. Hope you enjoyed this short review. Have you tried this mask? Do you use any products with snail mucous? 

Note: This post is not sponsored in any way. 

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  1. What!? I didn't these existed! I will have to try them. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I love Saem produts and I also looove anything with snail! haha i need to try this product. Thanks for your review!

    Sheena |

  3. I love sheet masks too, it just simply nourish your face in an instant. This is a lovely review by the way, so sad you won't repurchase, but I love it that you're honest.

    Love, Fads | The Ă„stron

    1. Sheetmasks are my guilty pleasure. ❤️

  4. wow a wonderful review! thanks for sharing


  5. Sounds really interesting) Thanks a lot for sharing!

  6. Wow never heard of this hun, sounds very interesting.


  7. Hello
    I recently wore a charcoal mask and enjoyed it.
    I'm very interested in trying others because I liked the result of the first one. Although I don't like the mucus of snails much as an ingredient of a mask, but apparently you are not going to buy it because it didn't give the result that you expected.

    Lots of Love

    1. Yeah, it's sad that it didn't work as great but I'm sure there are tons of snail products that are worth it.

  8. OMG! I Love this mask. My acne skin say thanks to this mask. now i'm feeling my face so soft like a cotton *-*


  9. Very good and honest review, dear!
    That mask sounded great, it's a pity that it's not so effective...

  10. i love how honest this review is. it's sad that it's not that good as expected. but thanks for sharing! x

  11. It looks interesting, I haven't tried it but I had a snail gel as day cream and it was perfect for my oily skin ^^

    1. I haven't tried any other snail products but would love to try one again.

  12. Thanks so much for sharing ��

  13. I didn't know the SAEM have sheet masks as well :O I've only come across the suncreens. I love k-beauty and every k-beauty review is so precious to me T.T Thank you for sharing!

    Just to let you know in case you're interested, I also have a k-beauty website so if you'd like to collaborate, get in touch :D

  14. Interesting review. I know Korean skin care is supposed to be the best. We’ll be avoiding this one!

  15. Great review. I love doing face masks but I never heard of this company before. I'm going to look into them now.

  16. I didn't know actually that snail mucous has a healing effect, so interesting! Got to give it a try though, amazing review.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  17. Such a bummer that you won't repurchase. Thanks for the honest review.

  18. I heard about these before. I never tried them but I love your review :)

  19. It's nice that it is non-sticky.
    Great review you have there dear!

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  20. This sounds interesting but I don't think I could do it.

  21. As usual interesting! Thanks for the post)

  22. This is so unique - not sure I would use it but it's nice to see the different types of products!

    Layla x

  23. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  24. This looks so cute! Thanks for sharing dear.

    Jessica |

  25. I've seen a lot of snail masks lately and hear that their mucus is actually good for you (even though it might be the last thing we think about). I love that it's super affordable and it left you feeling fresh. Glad you enjoyed the product!

    Nancy ♥

    1. Yeah! Kinda hesitant about it being mucus but it's good for you.


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