I have been using this essence since this May, and there is nothing to complaint about this product. Since I live in a place where the weather is often blazing hot and very dry, I feel the need for adding extra hydration to my skin care. That’s why I added essence to my routine.
The Galactomyces essence from Cosrx contains 95% of Galactomyces ferment filtrate. Galactomyces is a quite popular component in Korean and Japanese skincare. Galactomyces ferment filtrate is claimed to be very effective to moisturize, brighten skin tone, improve skin elasticity and reduce acne. See more about Galactomyces ferment filtrate here .
As another advantages, this product also contains Niacinamide that can brighten and reduce the appearance of acne. You can read here about niacinamide
Cosrx says this essence can double functions as whitening and anti-wrinkle product.
This essence comes in a sleek pump bottle with a simple packaging. The texture of the essence is watery but slightly thick, it also colorless and odorless.
This essence can be used at your day and night routine. However, because I’m using vitamin C at my night routine (this product contains Niacinamide, and Niacinamide should not be used together with vitamin C), then I only use this product in my morning routine.
I’m using this product after the toner step, before I’m using my serum and my face cream. I’m usually use this essence quite generous for my cheeks and my forehead area. I’m rubbing three or four pump of this essence to my face then pat it slowly with my fingers. I wait just a few minutes for this product to sink in before proceeding to the next stage of my skincare routine. If the weather feels very dry and my skin needs more hydration, I’m usually using two layers of this essence.
The change that I feel since I’m using this product is, now my skin feels more supple and plump, this essence is also get along with my retinoid and the combination of those two are really helpful in treating acne due to breakouts or hormonal acne.
This essence also make my face looks more bright and healthy, but it’s not whitening my skin, which is still okay for me because whiten my skin never be my concern after all.
So, If you want to add a layer of moisture in your skin that is also can brightening and refreshing your appearance, reducing your acne scars appearance, with a friendly budget, this product is the right choice.