The my Pu Hyalu Water Volume Snail Gel Cream* is another skin care product from the BNT Box. I’ve tried a snail system, the Nature Republic Snail Solution Set*, a few months ago, courtesy of BNT as well, but the 3-step process proved to be too tedious for me, so I ended up moving on from the system. Here, we’ve got a single cream that has 70% snail slime. The other variant, Snail White Cream (blue tube), is more intense and contains 83% snail slime as well as hydrolized collagen, which is widely believed to improve skin elasticity.
The product itself is a light cream with a texture similar to the other snail solution set I’ve tried. The smell, though, is much more pleasant and fresh. This variant is the lighter of the two and is perfect to use in the summer heat, as it’s designed to help cool and soothe damaged skin. I’ve been using this at night for the past few days after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, as a topper, and it’s working out pretty well.
The Snail Gel Cream is a double-action cream that is anti-wrinkle (adenosine) and whitening (niacin amide). It also includes Hyaluronic acid and betaine for moisture retention, and a few natural extracts (centella, portulaca oleracea, green tea).
“my Pu” is supposedly short for “My Pure Skin,” which is the main thrust of the brand—”pure beauty provided by nature.” my Pu uses natural extracts and “good ingredients,” doing away with colorants, mineral oils, ethanol, and benzophenone.
All in all I’ve enjoyed how light this is and how well-hydrated my skin still is when I wake up. It’s light enough to use in the day time, too.
A little post-script: Whenever I get these products from BNT News, I get a little iffy because I literally have zero leads on where to look for information on where these snail excretions and starfish extracts are sourced from. You know that, as much as I possibly can, I buy cruelty-free products, but animal-derived ingredients like beeswax and lanolin (which are a no-no for vegans… which I am not) is still a bit fuzzy to me. As far as I know, snail mucus can be extracted ethically, but I’m not so sure about starfish extract. I find that these products work really well for me, but I don’t think that I can repurchase them, as a consumer. As a person who reviews beauty products, I will continue to provide honest opinions on these products to let you know how they’ve been working out for me.
I have no information regarding my Pu’s animal testing policy.