Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence…
I’ve been using Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence for a couple of years now. I can’t believe it’s been that long. I’m here to share my experience with this product! Before I do, let’s learn more about the essence! It’s formulated with 95% Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate. This ingredient helps to nourish and hydrate the skin. It makes the skin appear radiant and clear. It brightens and smooths dull skin. Helps to minimize the look of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Reduces the appearance of fine lines. The product is free of parabens, alcohol, phthalates, and sulfates. Now here’s my experience and results with Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence!
The product is 3.38 fl. oz. (100 mL). It’s the same size as the other Cosrx skin care products that I’ve used, such as Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap), Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence, and Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. <<< Click the links to check out my posts on these products!! Some of them are my HG! Now back to the Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence! This essence is watery when dispensed from the bottle. It’s a pump bottle, by the way. I only use 1 pump for each application. That’s more than enough product. It absorbs into the skin very nicely. It simply just vanishes into the skin and leaves the skin feeling clean and moisturized. I loved how lightweight this essence is on my facial skin. It doesn’t leave any residue behind and doesn’t feel sticky either.
So I first started out using this essence on my face, but I had to stop. It’s because I learned that my facial skin can’t tolerate galactomyces. I’ve tried other skin care products (more reviews coming soon!) with galactomyces, and my skin broke out. I would get tiny little closed comedones all over my face, especially my forehead. I would also develop blackheads out of the blue. The outcome was just terrible. But, from my past experience from using the essence on my face, it did help provide a good amount of moisture to my skin. I don’t recall it brightening my skin or fading acne marks/post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It didn’t help with fine lines and wrinkles. It was just a very hydrating essence. Much better compared to what I’m using right now — Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Powder Essence and Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. Too bad, my skin rejected it. haha.
Since I can’t use it on my facial skin, what am I doing with it now??
I’m using it on my upper body or any dry areas on the rest of my body. I’m trying to use it up, lol. Even though this product moisturizes the skin very well, I don’t see the point of purchasing it again just for that purpose. I have other less expensive moisturizers that moisturize my skin without costing too much.
Here’s a quick summary of the ingredients in this product:
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Panthenol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Adenosine
The ingredient list is very short and simple. Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate being the first ingredient. It also contains niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate, and panthenol.
Pros & Cons
- Absorbs into the skin instantly
- Feels moisturizing on the skin
- Doesn’t feel sticky. No residue left behind.
- Clogged my pores
- Doesn’t brighten the skin or help with hyperpigmentation
- No reduction in fine lines
I would love to keep this essence in my routine for the moisture it provides the skin. But, unfortunately, it’s not compatible with my skin type. Galactomyces and my skin just don’t go well together. I get crazy clogged pores from left to right in a matter of days after using this particular skin care ingredient. If your skin can handle galactomyces, this is a nice lightweight, hydrating essence. As I mentioned before, I didn’t see any other benefit besides the essence moisturizing my skin.
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