iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum Review| best snail serum

Hello everyone,

Here is the review of another product from the brand Iunik. It is made of the most popular Korean skincare ingredient, snail mucin extract. Iunik black snail restore serum that claims to strengthen the skin barrier, has anti aging benefits, blemish healing properties, facilitates skin recovery and also provides skin brightening and wrinkle care benefits. Continue reading to know if this is what you are looking for.. 

 iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum review:

iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum Review
iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum Review

Product Specifications:

  • Brand: iUNIK
  • Category: Serum
  • Variant: Black snail
  • Other variants: 
  • Net Vol: 50 ml
  • MRP: $19.99 (1400 INR)
  • Shelf life: 
  • Made in : Korea
  • Skin type: All skin types


Snail Secretion Filtrate (70%), Centella Asiatica Leaf Water (10%), Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Glycereth-26, Water, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharomyces/​Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/​Soybean Ferment Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces/​Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Allantoin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Carbomer, Arginine, Pentylene Glycol, Adenosine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Aspalathus Linearis Extract.

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Key ingredients:

  • Snail Secretion Filtrate 70%: Black snails can hibernate for 6 months without drying. This amazing Snail Mucin helps skin regenerate itself and keep clear and smooth.
  • Contains 5 Black superfoods: 5 kinds of black natural foods (black beans, black rice, black sesame, kelp, eggplant) contain black Anthocyanins and nutrients for the skin. Their antioxidants content help skin youthful.
  • Centella Asiatica Leaf water: Centella is a great ingredient that helps reduce redness and calm irritations.

Directions for use:

After cleansing and toning the skin. Using the dropper, gently apply an appropriate amount onto your face and allow it to absorb. Follow up with a moisturizer. 

Product description:

A highly concentrated serum that gives skin elasticity and softness by nourishing the skin's natural power. A serum that has rich nutrition and helps achieve elastic and smooth skin. 

Also read: iUnik Tea Tree relief serum review


  • Powerful Skin Restores, facilitate skin recovery. 
  • skin reproduction strength and anti-aging.
  • Nourishing & Lifting.
  • Brightening & Wrinkle care.
  • Blemish healing.


There are no such cautions mentioned on the packaging. However, its better to be on the safer side and follow the general precautions such as patch test. This is the safest serum you will come across except for the people allergic to the snail mucin extract, which is the rarest possibility according to me. Keep the serum bottle away from children as it is a bulky glass bottle.

My experience with the product: 

Packaging: Iunik black snail restore serum comes in a bulky glass bottle with a glass dropper packaging. The packaging looks pretty but isn't travel friendly and has to be handled with care, as there are chances of it slipping out of hand.  It comes in a 50ml bottle, it lasts for a longer time if used once a day. 

iUNIK black snail restore serum packaging
iUNIK black snail restore serum packaging

Colour and texture: The serum is transparent and has slimy and a bit thick texture, but gets absorbed into the skin really well ang quick. 

iUNIK black snail restore serum texture
iUNIK black snail restore serum texture

Fragrance: The serum is fragrance free and has no fragrance at all. There is no added fragrance and not even fragrance of natural ingredients. 

Who is this for?  For someone worried that you look older than you age, and worried about dull skin and blemishes. And those who looking for something that makes their skin elastic and smooth. This serum is for people with all skin types and looking for something simple and nourishing for their skin. 

First impression: I loved the packaging and texture the first time I saw and touched. Felt really gentle and calming on the skin. Never caused any kind of irritation or breakouts on my sensitive acne prone skin. 

How long I have been using it?  I have been using it for more than 3 months now. I began with using it twice a day, especially when my skin felt dehydrated during the winters. Currently I like to use it only at the night time because it could feel heavy in the day time because of humid weather (summer). However, people with dry skin types can use it in the day time as well. 

How I like to use it?  I like to use it as the 3rd or 4th step of my night skincare routine depending on how my skin feels. I like to cleanse my skin, use a toner, essence and follow it up with the black snail restore serum or maybe skip the essence part. I love to use it serum especially when i use the chemical exfoliation as it nourishes and calms the irritated, red and sensitive skin. 

Effects on my skin: This serum has definitely helped strengthen the skin barrier. It works wonders on the damaged skin barrier and calms the irritated skin, the credit goes to the centella extracts present in the serum along with black snail mucin extract with rich nutrition. It also calms and soothes the sun burns and sensitized skin due to over exfoliation. I cant comment on the anti aging part yet, maybe the consistent usage would facilitate the anti aging benefits. This serum also adds healthy glow to the skin with consistent usage for about a month. This serum definitely improves the skin health in general and also if you have a compromised skin barrier, this serum is for you. 

Also read: Iunik centella calming gel cream review

Will I repurchase it?  Yes, I would love have this serum in my skincare routine, as this is the safest option for me, when my skin is sensitive and irritated. 

Do I recommend it?  Yes, I recommend it for people with all skin types looking for a nourishing, repairing and sensitive skin friendly serum. This is something that would suits the most sensitive skin types as well, in my opinion. 


  • The packaging is pretty and convenient to use, but not travel friendly. 
  • The texture is thick and a little sticky until absorbed.
  • Gets absorbed into the skin really quick. 
  • Doesn't feel heavy or greasy on my oily skin.
  • It has absolutely no fragrance, which is best especially for people with sensitive skin.
  • Its a no nonsense, gentle and effective serum to improve the skin health to achieve the natural and healthy glow. 
  • Calms and soothes irritated, sensitized skin and also soothes the redness due to sun exposure or over exfoliation. 
  • Repairs the damaged and compromised skin barrier. 
  • Never irritated or caused breakouts for my oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. 
  • Best and safe serum for people with sensitive skin types. 


Available on  iunik official website, yesstyle and many other websites selling korean skincare products. In India, it is available on beautynation.in 

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About the brand:

Korean beauty brand iUNIK prides itself on using only hypoallergenic ingredients for all its skincare products. Its name is an acronym for "Ideal Unique Natural Ingredients Knowhow," representing the brand's goal of providing the best skincare solutions through continuous innovation and research. iUNIK makes all its products in Korea, including its bestselling Rose Galactomyces Synergy Serum, Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum, and Beta-Glucan Daily Moisture Cream.

The brand says,
Nowadays, many skincare products are pointless, just fancy looks at exorbitant prices.
iUNIK breaks those ridiculous rules! We make effective skincare products with natural ingredients and reasonable prices. iUNIK pursues simplicity and minimalism for straightforward, natural skincare.
iUNIK will always consider the consumer's perspective when developing our products to become a trustworthy global beauty brand. 

  • Ideal . . . . . . . . . Ideal for skin
  • Unique. . . . . . . .Unique and effective products
  • Natural . . . . . . . Using only natural, safe formulations
  • Ingredients . . . . Remove the bad ingredients, add the good ingredients
  • Know how . . . . .Know how to develop the best products.

Disclaimer: I am not a dermatologist or an esthetician, what I have presented above is my personal and honest opinion about the product. This is just to give you an idea about products and their ingredients. Everyone's skin is unique and skincare is very personal to everyone's skin. What works for me may or may not work for you and vice versa. No one knows your skin better than you yourself, so make wise decisions and get the right products for you.

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