About the product
What Is It:
Formulated with 95% galactomyces ferment filtrate, the COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence is a fan favorite for its ability to hydrate, fortify the skin barrier to prevent moisture loss, and brighten uneven skin tone. Galactomyces is a type of yeast lauded for its brightening, hydrating, softening, and antioxidant properties; its fermentation makes it better able to penetrate deep into the skin. Niacinamide is the second ingredient to help lighten dark spots, while hyaluronic acid (the third ingredient) plumps up fine lines for firmer, brighter skin. This is a great product for anyone looking for a one-and-done type of essence or to layer into your multi-step routine.
What exactly is galactomyces and why is it so good for your skin?
It’s a long, geeky name for a type of fermented yeast packed with vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes. The fermentation process breaks down its components so they penetrate into skin more effectively, making for a stronger shield against free radical and UV damage, a major cause of premature aging.
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How to use:
After cleansing and toning, apply on face, gently patting in to enhance absorption.
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Panthenol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Adenosine
A true breakout star in the highly competitive world of K-beauty, COSRX’s popularity spread by word-of-mouth through the blogosphere rather than marketing. Founded with the simple mission of good, effective skincare ingredients, as little of the bad stuff as possible, open communication with their customers, minimal marketing, and affordability, COSRX believes in spending their money on ingredients and effectiveness rather than packaging and promotions. To that end, they focus on their ground game, listening to customer feedback to refine and formulate their products and provide better service. From their cult favorite One Step Pimple Clear Pads to their Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, COSRX epitomizes the future of K-beauty.