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Escar-go and get it: This viral anti-aging snail-slime serum is on sale for $14

The weird yet effective bestselling formula has won over fans who say it tones and tightens like nothing else: 'I'm 54 years old but look like I’m 40!'

Snails: Good for your home aquarium, good with garlic and butter, and also, apparently, good for your skin. A serum loaded with snail mucin — aka snail excretion or slime — has been making the rounds online and in Amazon shoppers' carts, and for good reason. The No. 1 bestselling CosRx Snail Mucin Repairing Essence, made with 96.3% snail secretion filtrate, may sound bizarre and even medieval, but loads of women rave that it helps improve dullness and dryness. (Check out our beauty editor's full review.) Curious? Snag it while it's down to just $14 at Amazon.

With over 62,000 five-star reviews from verified shoppers, this serum has a massive fan base, many of whom rave about how hydrated and bright their skin feels after use. 

$14 at Amazon

Normally priced at $17, this cult favorite can be yours at a savings right now. The price has fluctuated over time, but today, you'll score it for just $14 — the lowest price we've seen it going for in weeks.

Image of Cosrx snail mucin on graphic background
Slime waits for no one — escar-go and get yourself some now! (Amazon)

CosRx's lightweight formula absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a film or feel heavy on the skin. It's hypoallergenic and free of any artificial fragrances, too. It's easy to incorporate into your routine: Just pat it on using your fingertips after you've cleansed and toned your face. Gawking at the slimy texture is totally optional (but recommended if you want to gross out your family).

You may be wondering about the little helpers who make this wonder. No, snails aren't being plucked out of backyards nationwide. Nor are they harmed in the manufacturing process. The slime is gathered by placing snails over a mesh net and leaving them to roam freely for 30 minutes. Then, the snails are transferred back to their homes.

CosRx Power Repairing Essence is not just for people who spend hours on TikTok, although more than 54 million of them have viewed the above video. Women over 40 rave about the serum's effects over on Amazon, too — and more than 67,000 shoppers have given the serum a five-star rating.

One user wrote: "My 'old' skin feels new again. My husband said it felt 'tight.' ... I’ll take that, as a woman in my 40s! I’m not sure why this stuff isn’t all over the place, because it’s game-changing."

Another chimed in: "The product is amazing. I am 54 years old but look like I’m 40!"

"At 60 years old, I have tried a lot of products for skin care," shared one former skeptic. "I have not been more impressed with any product. ... It has a light scent, and you don't need to use a lot. My bottle is half gone after a few months. It has completely erased some old scars from some facial surgery. My skin is much more toned, and wrinkles are minimized."

"Magic for sensitive, dry skin!" exclaimed a fan. "I started using it about one month ago. My skin is so much softer, moisturized and healthy! I've had multiple people compliment my skin lately. ... Before using this, my skin was dull, dry and very acne-prone, despite using many other products. I highly recommend it! The only downside is it feels slimy at first, but it absorbs quickly."

The above reviewer wasn't the only one who didn't love the "slimy" initial texture: "The consistency is a bit slimy at first but it absorbs/dries quickly," assured one.

Another writer added, "The slime part takes a little getting use to, but for what it does to my skin, it's worth it."

Even fans agree that it's hard to get past the initial ick factor of it being, well, snail slime: "It was a little mentally weird to get over the fact it really looks and feels exactly like what you’d think snail slime is like," joked a user. "But it dries within 5 minutes and then you can’t tell at all it’s even on, working it’s magic."

"It has completely erased some old scars from some facial surgery," raved a 60-year-old reviewer. "My skin is much more toned, and wrinkles are minimized."

$14 at Amazon

Looking for more skin saviors? Check out some other goodies on deck from CosRx at Amazon:

We all know the benefits of hydrocolloid patches for zapping zits where they stand, and this kit is no exception. Three sizes (small, medium and large) ensure that no matter how intense your breakout is, you'll (literally) be covered.

$11 at Amazon

Level up your skin-care routine with this retinol oil. It's said to renew and resurface the skin to reduce the signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles.

$17 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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