CosRX is a Korean skincare brand that offers an array of excellent and affordable products containing minimal yet effective ingredients. Their Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence is a skin brightening product which has gained worldwide popularity. It’s principle skin lightening ingredients are 95% Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate and Niacinamide.
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate is the fermented filtrate of galactomyces yeast, and has been shown to reduce melanin synthesis and oxidative stress in normal human melanocytes. Its mechanism of action remains unclear, however, my guess is that it’s similar to melanogenesis interfering antioxidants like vitamin C (which suppress pigmentation via tyrosinase inhibition and decompose oxidized melanin within the skin). The addition of niacinamide is ideal, as it interferes with another key point of melanin production – the transfer of melanosomes to keratinocytes.
Product Claims: Made with a high concentration of 95% Galactomyces as the key ingredient, the Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence whitens, hydrates, and tightens the skin. Free of parabens, ethanol, surfactants, artificial colorants, and artificial fragrances. The ground-breaking Glactomyces fermentation technology provides nourishment and moisture to the skin while enhancing skin renewal to promote anti-aging, wrinkle-free skin.
How To Use: Apply morning and/or evening after lotion/toner.
Skin Type: All skin types
Size: 100 ml / 3.4 oz.
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Panthenol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Adenosine