I remember it well when I first encountered essence –it was in the summer of 2013 that I went to South Korea to spend my Holy Week vacation. My best friend and I were shopping for BB Creams (Yes, it was the talk of the town around that time!) and you know how Koreans are so generous, they take their GWP’s very seriously. I ended up coming home with a bunch of essence samples! Initially, I thought essence is pretty much like moisturizer. I had to do some research to understand the art of Korean skincare and it sure did take some time for me to embrace THE CONCEPT. Admittedly, I’ve been using one on and off since then. It is only recently that I am being obsessed to achieve that chok chok skin. I want my essence to have a brightening effect not simply moisturizing. I was in search for one but I don’t really want to spend that much for a product, hey I can be frugal sometimes. COSRX is a brand that I can get my hands on easily and definitely won’t burn my pocket so I tried their Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence.
- This product contains 95% Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate which moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
- Helps achieve dual functions of whitening and anti-wrinkle at once.
- Endow previously dark, dull skin glow and brightening.
- Highly concentrated essence helps improve skin texture.
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide,Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Panthenol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Adenosine
Volume: 100 ml
How to use:
- After toning, apply the essence on your face and neck.
- The forehead and the nose should be lightly sprinkled so as not to make the areas heavy.
- On cheeks, spread a generous amount to sink in after enough rubbing.
- Tap the under eye area as if playing the piano, making the skin absorb the blend.
My Skin Type: Combination, Acne-Prone, Occasionally Dull and Sensitive Skin
Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence Review:
First off, I like the fact that product’s ingredient is not that long. In all honesty, I sometimes wonder if all the listed ingredients of the product that I use are actually necessary. I even worry that some of the ingredients does more harm than good on my skin.
I also appreciate its packaging –very simple and straightforward. COSRX is totally giving me the I-mean-business vibe. The product itself is white liquid which is kind of runny but is definitely more viscous than water. It has a faint smell I couldn’t give a name to but it doesn’t bother me as it fades away in an instant.
I have been using this product since November 2016 almost every night (except for the times that I am so tired that I pass out without even washing my face) and the bottle is not even half-empty! Admittedly, I couldn’t just find the time to do the prescribed 10-step skincare. I tend to do shortcuts here and there.
My usual routine would just include cleansing-exfoliating-toning-essence and cap it off with sheet mask if it find necessary. I am still in search of a good serum that wouldn’t break me out at least. The first time I used it, I wasn’t really expecting anything more than moisturizing. However, when I woke up the next day my face looked really fresh and well rested like I had a decent sleep.
This product does exactly what it claims to do! I was so delighted by the result that I sworn to use it as religiously as I can. It has gained HG status for me and I would definitely repurchase!
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