Review: Dr Organic Snail Gel

If you’ve been keeping up with my beauty reviews lately, you’ll know all about my snail gel obsession. I’ve been slowly working my way through Dr Organic’s snail gel range, and the next item on my list to try out was the Snail Gel. Dr Organic calls this “a moisturising, soothing, anti-aging gel which harnesses the remarkable cosmetic benefits of Helix Aspersia Muller, a unique substance the snail produces to quickly regenerate its own shell and skin when damaged.”

+ Thick consistency
+ Smells amazing
+ Intially soothing

– Stings when I put it on certain areas
– Makes my skin feel dry, when used by itself

Unfortunately me and this product just don’t get along. I love how thick the product is, which makes for easier application. It also smells amazing, and feels nice and soothing (chilled) when initially applied. However that’s where the plus points end. It seems that my skin really doesn’t like the product as it actually tends to sting when I apply it to certain areas (usually around the nose). I tried it on several different occasions, just to make sure it wasn’t because of broken skin etc. but to no avail. If it wasn’t obvious enough that my skin dislikes it, my skin feels dried out after application – when not used alongside a facial serum. Overall the cons outweigh the pros, so I won’t be purchasing this product again. As always I like to point out that this is based on my own personal skin type and it may not be the same for everyone. Usually priced at £19.99, it is now on sale at Holland and Barrett for £14.99.