Back at it with another Picky Reviewer Program product review! I was really surprised when I got the email saying I was one of many chosen to review the product itself because it hits another first in skincare for me. Without further ado, here’s the review on Coxir’s Black Snail Collagen Toner.
Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Picky and COXIR in exchange for my honest review.
First off, Coxir is a K-beauty brand that focuses on simple/minimal skincare products, with a reasonable price tag. They have 6 different product lines; Green Tea, Peptide, Black Snail Collagen, Hyaluronic, Vita C Bright and Tea Tree. Each product line has between 2-6 different skincare items each. Since the launch of Coxir, I’ve mainly heard about products from their Hyaluronic line and the Black Snail Collagen line. It’s pretty telling that these are some of their most popular products.
In all this time that I’ve been using Korean Skincare, I’ve never actually tried any snail/snail mucin products before. I don’t think the texture was really a factor, I just never thought I needed any of its benefits so I never bought myself any of them. Nonetheless, I’m really excited to try this for the first time.
The toner really has 3 main ingredients; black snail, collagen and black bean. These ingredients work together to reduce fine lines and wrinkles to leave the skin healthy and vibrant. I don’t think there’s a really high concentration of snail/snail mucin in there, because the toner isn’t too “gooey” looking but I don’t mind that it’s a bit on the watery side.
The packaging for the toner is in black and white and has a very minimalist design, and the bottle of toner itself is frosted plastic, with black “labels”. One thing I found a little cute was that the top of the toner bottle is rather wide, but the hole in the stopper is smaller compared to other toners. This smaller opening in the stopper actually works really well with the consistency and distribution of the toner out into your hand or cotton pad.
As I kind of mentioned earlier, the toner is a bit on the watery side but it also has a little bit of consistency from the snail/snail mucin. It doesn’t have that gooey texture anything like other snail products so I don’t think you’ll have to worry about that.
When applied onto your skin, the toner kind of sits there for a second before it starts sinking in, and when it starts to sink into your skin it happens very quickly. It left my skin looking and feeling very nourished, which I didn’t expect at all! Sometimes with thin/light toners, they don’t really leave the skin feeling nourished like this so this was a pleasant surprise.
However, one caveat there is a smell to this product and I don’t find it overwhelming but some others might. The smell of the toner is pretty sweet, and it’s kind of this sweet powder/baby powder scent. It reminds me of the smell of that Tony Moly bunny setting spray (white bottle) that people were obsessed with back in 2016. It doesn’t linger too long after applying it, but if you don’t like scented products this may not be for you.
Overall, in the few weeks I’ve been using this toner I think it’s safe to say my skin felt and looks much more nourished. I don’t currently have any wrinkles so I cannot speak on if this toner works to reduce those, but for what it’s worth I think this is a great beginner Snail Mucin/Snail skincare product. I certainly enjoyed using it for the first time too.