** 1/4/19 Please note: First Snow was formerly known as Snowbang Essence. The formulation remains exactly the same. We have simply renamed to make it easier for people to understand and pronounce. **
First Snow Essence does not contain snow. It has pre-snow though (or post?). It was named after one of our muses, Snow White & The Asian Pear, and her undying love for hanbang (Traditional Oriental Herbal Medicine) products, as this was originally created for her.
First Snow Essence is a featherlight essence with 5% Ceramides Complex to keep your skin's barrier healthy, and a smorgasbord of two dozen hanbang/herbal extracts to feed and soothe your face. The Hydrolyzed Oats is what gives it that silky soft finish, and helps to hydrate your skin. This essence is chock full of extracts, but to name a few, Ginseng, Horse Chestnut, Chamomile, Centella Asiatica, Calendula, and Licorice Root are prized extracts for their soothing and brightening abilities.
Please always patch test any new products. Our products have very concentrated ingredients, so please patch test to make sure you do not have any sensitivities to any of them. This product does not cause purging, so if you experience breakouts or irritation, please discontinue use. There is a Sample/Travel Sized version to try if you are unsure of your ingredient sensitivities.
How to Use: Apply to your face after cleansing and actives. This is a First Essence, so it should go on before your toner (if applicable). If using with other Holy Snails products, this should go on first. It is then followed by Shark Sauce, either El Dorado Oil Serum or Perseids Oil, and then a moisturizer if needed.
This product does not contain any photosensitizing ingredients, but the most effective anti-aging step in your routine will always be sunscreen. Please always use (the correct amount of) sunscreen for best results in fading hyperpigmentation and anti-aging.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider. This does contain parabens, as they are considered very safe and effective preservatives.
No returns or exchanges will be offered, so please consider this before purchasing.
It is highly recommended to keep First Snow Essence refrigerated, although not necessary. The preservatives do not need refrigeration. This is only to help prolong the effectiveness of the Ceramides.