Rated 4.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love this essence!
I haven't ordered this product from Ulta, but I purchased it from elsewhere, but I highly recommend this essence.
Please note, because this essence not formulated like a moisturizer, unless it's very humid or hot or you have normally hydrated skin, this will NOT be a replacement for your moisturizer. Essences are just additional hydrating steps BEFORE your moisturizer. Also, for sensitive skin types who react badly to AHA/Alpha Hydroxy Acids (i.e. lactic acid, glycolic acid, etc.), there's a potential chance for irritation as snail mucin has a very low dose of naturally occurring AHA. Allergies to shellfish/mollusks and dust mites may also not have the best reaction to snail mucin either.
Anyway, this stuff keeps my skin soft and is a protective step for the winter air for me currently. It also soothes my angry acne when I pick. It's also safe to put under the eye (test this before trying, of course), so I use it as an extra layer of moisture before my eye cream. I use four pumps which is one more pump than you really need, but I like a thick layer of this stuff. My skin just drinks it up. I spray Mario Badescu's Rosewater mist on my skin first, so it soaks in even faster.
Most Helpful Critical Review Could be fabulous for some people.
I am 52 and have never been able to use any kind of anti-aging products, I'm getting a little desperate cause my skin is still oily and acne prone plus sensitive. This is light but sticky for 20-30 minutes, it plumps up your skin, it's nice, but it is breaking out my forehead. I'm keeping it to use around my eyes and my neck to see if it does any long term anti aging.
Reviewed by 445 customers Made me have little breakouts
Marcus from Los Angeles
In places I don't usually breakout. Little whiteheads. It's bad
SKIN LOVES IT
Rachel from South Carolina
I use this with my serums and moisturizers to help them sink into my skin better and it has upped my skincare game to the next level. It stretches my other products and has never broken me out in the slightest! My sensitive skin just loves it!
Embrace the slime
B from PA
Let me first say I love this product! It is super hydrating and super refreshing. My skin is sensitive to many common skincare ingredients so it's always hard finding products that won't irritate me but still work. Usually when I do theyre super expensive. This was a random pick after some research because it was relatively inexpensive. I think the consistency will initially throw you because it is pretty slimy when you first put it in your hands. But I think if you can get past that, I guarantee it doesn't disappointment. I find it's all about how you apply it. If you're unsure get the travel size (what I did). A little goes a long way with this stuff so you get a good trial.
My skin really has never felt softer and I have pretty soft skin to begin with. Totally worth it!!
PLEASE go back to the ORIGINAL formula!
Bummed Out from Austin
I've been using this product nearly consistently since I was 25. It always had the most nourishing, light and clean slightly sticky moisturizing feel, but not oily. I was concerned when they changed the packaging that they may have changed the formula order, and it appears they did. It's not the same at all, it (so far) hasn't broken me out ((it's been a week)....but it feels more gummy, thicker, not as easy to spread, immediately when I put it on it doesn't have the same skin quenching feeling it feels like a gummy barrier and the ingredients feel obsolete and impotent. I'm probably going to have to ditch and replace it...sucks this was my saving grace. Biggest differences noted: the old formula used to literally MAGICALLY make my skin supple slightly dewy hydrated and my pores would nearly disappear! This was seriously a magic potion and it cost so little. Now, feels like trash my skin kinda itches a bit, pores are gross and feel full of gummy stuff and it has a filmy feeling on my face. Maybe I got a bad batch, but the ingredients apparently got shifted in their order with less emphases on the actual active ones. Bummer.
Great for a basic routine
Whiskers and Lisptick from Minneapolis
I love this essence! Super hydrating and love how dewy and fresh it makes my skin look. I primarily use this for my day time routine when I am not using any actives or serums (wash, tone, essence, and moisturizer). I like to follow this up with the cosrx advanced 96 snail mucin cream on days when I am makeup free because the glow is UNREAL!
Helped with redness, beautiful skin
Emily from Huntsville, AL
Husband and I both have soft, bright, pretty skin now. It helped a lot with my redness. Thank you, snails.
Love this product!
Sheena from WV
This product is so moisturizing yet still lightweight! I use it at the beginning of my skincare routine before applying anything else and it instantly hydrates my skin. Love it!
BelleOh from Franklin, TN
I started using this serum a few weeks ago and am obsessed! I have very dry, sensitive skin. (I literally could moisturize three times a day and my skin would still be dry) but after adding this into my routine, I've found that it locks in moisture so well and my skin is moisturized, smooth, and plump all day. First I double cleanse, use my other essences/serums, then apply this masterpiece. Would absolutely recommend!
A must-have product
Ashley from IA
Currently on my second bottle and will keep repurchasing. After a few days of use, I was loving how my skin looked and felt. This product is lightweight, moisturizing, and helps reduce the redness from acne. When first applied it is slightly slimy and sticky since it is snail mucin but that dries down within a couple minutes. I use it morning and night after cleansing and have no issue layering products on top of it.
Don't let this product scare you
Erica from Fargo
A lot of people seem turned off by the idea of using snail secretion, but the proof is in the pudding. I have dry skin, and this is my go-to when I need extra hydration. It doesn't feel sticky or tacky and applies beautifully. Don't know if it necessarily helps with fine lines, but it definitely plumps and gives a "glass skin" effect.
Cannot live without
Jess from NJ
This is the best essence I ever used. So hydrating yet super light. My skin is the softest and brightest it's ever been
L from Clt
I would return this but I've waited too long. I'll probably use this on my hands or legs because it's fine product. However, my skin can be a bit reactive and this indeed breaks me out. To be sure it was this product, I used it. Broke out. Stopped using it and my skin cleared up. Used it two days and then had FIVE blemishes. However, the texture is lovely and melts into skin. For the right skin type this would be wonderful. got it on a Beaty steal so only about $10 lost on this one. No smell which is nice and dries quickly
Go Back to the Original Formula PLEASE!
Kail S. from edward sculls
I've been using this for over a year and loved it cause it kept my dry skin HYDRATED (i even put my friends and they loved it too). The problem is that now my face (and my friends' faces) are breaking out like crazy! Nothing new has been added to my skincare routine besides the new bottle which I purchased last month. Please change it back to the old formula! i love this essence a lot because it's the only one that does the job but now it's not it. ._.
thee best snail stuff!
emily dreadful from wi
i love this essence, i use it morning and night and am on maybe my third bottle. i have very dry skin so i use it as the first of several hydrating steps but for more normal skin it'd be nice alone as a light moisturizer. i don't think it's sticky when used in a thin layer. so fresh, so clean!
In absolute love
Nellie Girl from Oakland CA
I love this versatile product-- there's a reason why it's viral and so well loved. I use this brightening, moisture barrier building serum in so many ways! To boost lightweight moisturizers, to help dilute certain stronger serums, and I even pile it on and use it as a sleep mask..
This overtime has helped completely plump out my forehead which used to have deep, deep horizontal lines even when I rested my face. My makeup used to crease and cake up and now it's totally plumped out. I have to squeeeeze my forehead to even get it to look how it used to.
great for dry skin
hope from fargo
great on top of moisturizer
A new staple in my routine
Skincare Junkie from Philadelphia, PA
I have been using this product for about two weeks now and I can definitely notice the difference in my skin. It is more hydrated, less red, and my acne has been less inflamed. Don't expect this to be a miracle product, though! You do need to have a concise routine. This product should definitely become a staple in everyone's routine.
Never write reviews but...... this is NOT worth the hype
Tess from Chicago
I am such a skincare fanatic and love trying out new products when others run out. I have dry skin and needed a moisture boost so I purchased this product. I have used this product for 2 weeks and it has done absolutely nothing for my skin... so disappointed!!!
gives you glowing, hydrated skin!
Arin from Dallas, TX
I use a generous amount of this as the last step of my nighttime skincare routine and let it dry before going to bed. the consistency is a bit sticky, but its not exactly "slimy" in a gross way. I actually like how it feels on my skin. I stock up on this whenever it's on sale.
Great barrier/moisture builder
Krysta from NH
Been using this for about a month around the same time I started introducing retinol into my routine. This acts as a great barrier product, seems to brighten my skin, and helps it retain moisture. A little goes a long way-I use 1-2 pumps per time- and the texture is no more off putting than other gel based serums or products.
Buy if you want glass skin!
Stephanie from El Paso, Texas
I am a skincare junkie & after hearing Skincare By: Hyrum recommend it I had to buy it. My skin feels amazing in the morning and looks glowy. I like that it's easy to layer with other products such as if you want to put it on in the am before sunscreen or at night with other creams. I love the price range. Great quality for a great price!!
So far, so good!
Cyndi from MO
tried this just to see. it is sticky and the stringy texture was a little offputting at first, not gonna lie, but once i figured out how to use it and NOT get the stringy effect, I've noticed my face is much more dewy in the morning. so it definitely does lock in moisture. I'm going to continue using this to see what other long term benefits can be gained.
Holy grail product
Kelly from Richmond, CA
I wish that I had've know about this sooner. My oily, acne prone skin loves this stuff. It is very soothing to my break outs and calms redness.
The hype is real
Mr.Vy from Pennsylvania
I have dry skin during the winter cold months and this product helps with locking in the moisture. I only used it when I feel my skin are dry.
Will buy again but...
Glamapuss from Los Angeles
I use this product a bit too hit and miss but when I am consistent with it it does smooth, soften my skin and I think it is helping slowly to lighten my few age spots. I use it on my hands as well when I am more consistent.