Maybe it was my fascination of ancient Egypt and Cleopatra’s skin care regimen that enticed me to purchase the Gold Snail Bar from Korean skincare brand, The Saem. I hadn’t yet jumped on the 24k gold infusion skincare products bandwagon, so there was no better time to dip right in.
I haven’t run across many, if any, gold bar shaped soaps in my life, so this aesthetically was a novelty to have. Beyond the gleaming gold packaging, after opening you’ll find a pretty bar with baby flecks of 24k gold.
The Saem’s Gold Snail soap is free from sulfates, paraben, alcohol, synthetic fragrance, gluten, and comes in a good sized 100g size.
It contains a simple list of beneficial skincare ingredients:
- 24k gold
- snail mucin (one of my favourite skincare ingredients, and I will go into greater detail in a future blog)
- golden olive oil
- hyaluronic acid
The soap has an odd floral fragrance that may not appeal to some. I personally am not a huge floral fragrance fan, but it is not terrible. Luckily, it doesn’t linger or it might have gotten sickly. The soap builds a ultra soft rich lather which I quite enjoyed.
It began to go downhill when I washed it off! Ugh! As much as I wanted to love this soap, I couldn’t completely. It left an indescribable tacky residue that dissipated. Then ultimately left my face and hands feeling a bit dry. In the end The Saem’s Gold Snail Bar just didn’t feel as luxurious as expected nor did I notice any major positive skin changing results after use. I did love how washing my face in 24k gold made me feel like a queen. If anything this is best kept as a golden novelty soap and I’ll keep digging for more 24k gold to try.