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In addition to the snail and bee venom products, galactomyces can be seen as a popular ingredient in many Korean skincare products. Cosrx is a Korean brand, and I have loved their toner, and snail mucin essence. So, I bought this Galactomyces essence gladly. Read on to know more about how this product fared for me.
Galactomyces 95 whitening power essence is enriched with more than 95 percent Galactomyces. A refreshing essence that moisturizes the skin, and supports skin renewal.
1300 INR/20 USD for 100 ml.
My Experience with Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence:
Essence is one of the important steps in skincare routine. It is just an added layer of hydration and care that might prove beneficial to your skin in the long run, but with some essences, you need not wait for eternity to achieve glowing and healthy skin. The essence should be used after toning your skin, and right before serum/moisturizer.
This product comes in a transparent frosty white plastic bottle. It has a pump dispenser at the top with a transparent glass cap. The cap doesn’t stay tight if closed carelessly, and the product might leak, so if you are taking it for travel, you must be very careful about it.
The pump is easy to use, and with one pump, it dispenses enough amount of product for your face. You might need two pumps for the whole face and neck. The product itself is a transparent runny liquid. It is thicker than water, but not as thick as oil.
On application, it dries quickly. It is so hydrating to the skin that you might be tempted to add more and more. Even if I am using a lot, it dries quickly. It doesn’t feel sticky on skin either. It feels as if you have applied just water. After this, I follow it up with my usual skin care routine.
After two days of usage, I noticed a subtle glow in my skin. My skin felt soft and fresh. Being blessed with combination to oily skin, it was a blessing to not look oily. It was summer when I started using it. I used twice daily for a month. The glow which came after just 2 days was there. That glow could have been due to just extra hydration. So, if I was not seeing any other change after a month, then the product must just hydrate my skin. This was not the only thing that it claimed! It does not improve skin tone or complexion.
I always had good results with Cosrx products and I was hoping for this product to work like a miracle, just like others, but it just didn’t! May be I expected too much. The product claimed skin renewal, but I could see no change in my skin texture nor skin tone. Whenever I used it, I would have subtle glow for those days and a day longer. So, I started using this for special occasions and outings. Then, it became a great product for me!
Pros of Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence:
- Moisturizes skin well.
- Does not irritate skin.
- Does not feel sticky on the skin.
- Gives a brightening effect which ranges from unnoticeable to barely minimal.
- Great for instant boost of moisture to skin.
- Comes in a plastic package with easy to use pump dispenser.
Cons of Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence:
- Doesn’t improve skin texture.
- No improvement in skin tone.
- Doesn’t work beyond the initial few days.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence?
I hope to find something better before this product gets over. If not I will use it again.
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