Are you a fan of snail mucin in skin care? As you may know, it is one of my favorite ingredients, so I was very intrigued by this skincare line of the new K-Beauty brand – Vegreen, which stands for Vegetable+Green. Vegreen is a vegan skincare brand, so instead of snail mucin they formulate their products with mucin from wild yam extract. Sounds very interesting, right? That’s why I happily agreed for them to send me their whole line to try!
The brand is focused on simple formulations which are suited for all skin types, including sensitive skin, since their products are free of alcohol, fragrance and essential oils.
Let’s start with the Vegreen Nature Mucin Toner review, which (spoiler alert!) is my favorite among the 3!
What is the Vegreen Nature Mucin Toner
This is a hydrating toner formulated with 68% Wild Yam Root Extract which is used in skincare for moisturizing dry skin, reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. Other moisturizing agents are Glycerin and 5 different types of Hyaluronic acid. Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) is included for its anti-inflammatory and skin protecting properties. It also contains Centella Asiatica Leaf Water to soothe and calm irritated skin.
The toner comes in a 250ml (8.45 fl.oz.) plastic bottle with an opening at the top.
Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract 68%, Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol Carbomer, Arginine, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Ethylhexylglycerin
Pour a couple of drops on the palm of your hand and gently spread on your face. Due to the consistency of the toner I think it’s better applied using your hands, but you could use a cotton pad if you’d like. You don’t need much product for the whole face. It’s better to apply layers thinly in order to avoid the toner feel tacky.
It looks pretty viscous through the bottle, but feels kinda watery and light when you’re applying it. Easy to spread and it has some body to it, so it’s not runny.
The toner is fragrance-free, so there is no discernible scent.
I was impressed with the effect of this toner on my skin since the very first time that I used it. There is an immediate plumping of the skin which I absolutely love. The skin appears very bouncy. As someone with oily (dehydrated) skin, I have really big pores on my cheeks. Some of them have lost their shape due to acne and my habit of picking the skin. Because of the plumping effect the pores look much better and firmer. They don’t look saggy and the skin looks like it has gained back its elasticity.
Regarding layering, I can do up to 2 layers of this toner. Doing more can make it feel somewhat tacky. Also as a rule, make sure that products you apply after it don’t have a thinner (watery) consistency or otherwise they won’t absorb well. This generally applies to all skincare products.
I wish the toner was a tad bit more hydrating for my dehydration issue, but that’s something I can easily fix with applying a layer of a lightweight watery ampoule under it! [Edit: Using this everyday has made my skin retain moisture for longer and it feels more than enough hydrating in two layers.]
I think all skin types can use this, but the method of application may be different for everyone. For instance, it may be a bit tacky for oily skin especially in humid weather so you may prefer to incorporate this in your evening routine. Whereas, the toner could absorb better on drier skin types, but still leaves room for you to supplement hydration with other products if it feels a bit lacking in that regard.
As expected, there was no irritation and most importantly, no breakouts from using this. I do notice my redness subside by half and my skin looks and feels fantastic the next day.
Unfortunately, my eye area is prone to milia and I’ve noticed some milia forming which is sad, because the eyes appear well rested and much less sunken due to the skin plumping the toner offers. I don’t use this (or the serum) under the eyes anymore, but I (will) continue using it on the rest of my face. Keep this in mind if you’re also prone to milia.
[ EDIT: I started using this toner again under my eyes as it improves the look of them noticeably and haven’t noticed any new milia for a long time, so I suspect something else was the cause. ]
Overall, I’m super impressed with this toner and will definitely purchase it when I run out. Cannot recommend enough!
What is the Vegreen Nature Mucin Serum
The serum is made of 63% mucin from Wild Yam, but unlike the toner, it has some other goodies as well. First, it contains Niacinamide – my favorite when it comes to fighting acne. Ceramide NP – which is one of the many types of ceramides that can be found naturally in the upper layer of the skin and helps in keeping the skin barrier healthy. But wait! There are also 5 different types of Peptides, for those who’re also looking for some anti-ageing benefits. It comes in a 50ml (1.69 fl.oz.) plastic bottle with a pump.
Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Water, Panthenol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceramide NP, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethylhexylglycerin
Apply this after your toner, ampoules or essences. One full pump is enough for my whole face and skin type.
The consistency of the serum is gel-like. Feels lightweight and glides on the skin with ease.
The serum doesn’t contain any fragrance as well, so it doesn’t have any scent.
This doesn’t feel deeply hydrating for my skin, but it is enough moisturizing and since it’s a serum, you can easily supply hydration with the previous steps of your skincare routine if your skin needs it. Also, I can only do 1 layer of it otherwise it’ll feel tacky. I only layer skincare like toners, ampoules and essences anyway, because they absorb much better especially on oily skin, due to their thinner consistency.
Regarding its effects, it is as good as the toner. However, I do feel like the toner performs a bit better for my skin type as it absorbs better. This can be more suitable for normal, combo or drier skin types. And, of course, sensitive skin. Again, no irritation and no breakouts from using it which is a big plus!
I use the serum only in my PM skincare routine as it can be a bit on the heavier side for my skin now that the weather is hot and humid.
I really like that this has some added benefits like anti-inflammatory, barrier protecting and anti-ageing.
What is the Vegreen Daily Moisture Cream
A no-fuss face cream with minimal ingredients which can be suitable for all skin types. It contains various emollients for a soft and smooth feel on the skin. Notable ingredients include: Glycerin – a great natural moisturizer, Squalane – emollient and moisturizer with a light non-greasy finish, and Arginine – amino acid that acts as a natural moisturizing factor. The cream comes in a 50ml tube.
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, 1-2 Hexanediol, Stearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Arginine, Caprylyl Glycol
Apply the cream as the last step of your skincare routine. Make sure to follow with sunscreen when used in the morning.
The consistency feels creamy and lightweight. The finish on my skin is semi-matte. It’ll really depend on your other skincare products as well, but this doesn’t turn greasy.
Again, the cream doesn’t contain fragrance, so it doesn’t smell like anything.
Love how lightweight and moiturizing this feels on my skin without making me greasy! I see this cream working great as a nighttime moisturizer for oilier skin types, and as a AM moisturizer for other skin types, especially during summer. This won’t be enough for very dry skin though or cold climate.
It wears very well under makeup and didn’t cause me any skin congestion or breakouts. It leaves my skin feeling super smooth. Looking at the minimal ingredients list, I think sensitive skin will love it!
The toner and the serum can be great alternatives to snail for those who’re curious to try it, but would prefer vegan skincare products. Even those who already like snail mucin, will definitely like these two. The formulations are minimal and free of potential irritants, so all skin types can benefit. These also fall in the affordable range!
Another important thing I’d like to add: I have a few fine lines on my forehead which appear less visible than before. Obviously, I don’t think that they have been fixed (reversed), but it just goes to show that the moisturizing effect of the toner and serum is very long-lasting on my skin! This really helps with preventing those lines from getting worse in the long run.
Where to buy: If you’re curious to try any of these you can find them at: www.vegreen.co.kr (non-affiliate). They’re also available on Stylevana US / Stylevana EU.
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Did you find this review of the Vegreen Nature Mucin Toner, Serum and Daily Moisture Cream helpful? Have you tried any of these before? Would love to hear your thoughts!^^
*PR Sample – kindly gifted by Vegreen, but opinions are completely my own.
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Hi and welcome to Kbeauty Notes! :)
I’m Ledia and I’m very passionate about everything skincare. I created this blog to share my thoughts and experience with many amazing and not so great products out there, hoping to help you make better decisions regarding your skin health.
I’m very happy to bring you on this journey with me and I hope you enjoy it! <3
My Skin Type: Oily, acne prone, dehydrated, a little sensitive, large pores.
Skincare Concerns: hydration, pore care, anti-ageing, PIE (acne marks), brightening.