Monday, 14 November 2016

Fail or Holy Grail Review: Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Hello Princesses!
Today I'm going to be talking about the Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence! This essence was previously called "White Power Essence" before the company obviously discovered that was quite a bad thing to call a skincare product, so the product description calls the product "White Power Essence" but don't worry, it's not called that any more!

"Galactomyces 95 White Power Essence is made with a high concentration of
Galactomyces for maximum results. Experience the magic of Galactomyces as you see your skin transform before your own eyes ! The Galctomyces 95 White Power Essence is made with a 95% concentration of Galactomyces for maximum effects with only the best ingredients ! Awaken and rejuvenate your skin today !


The Galactomyces 95 White Power Essence whitens, brightens, and renews ! Made with a high concentration of 95% Galactomyces as the key ingredient, the Galactomyces 95 White Power Essence acts to awaken, whiten, hydrate, and tighten the skin. The ground-breaking Glactomyces fermentation technology provides nourishment and moisturization to the skin while enhancing skin renewal to promote anti-aging, wrinkle-free skin. Experience the magic of Galactomyces with COSRX for yourself today !

1) Apply only a light amount to the forehead and nose area.
2) For the cheek area, apply a good amount and massage to help the skin absorb all of the essence.
3) For the under eye area, apply an adequate amount and gently tap to allow absorption.

Ingredients
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Panthenol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Adenosine"(1)

This product comes in very minimal outer card packaging. The product itself is housed in a pretty minimal bottle with a pump top. I like that the bottle is transparent so that you can see how much you have left!
The essence is clear in colour and has a thin texture. It's easy to spread out on my skin and absorbs quickly. It does leave a slightly sticky residue on my skin, but it's not uncomfortable. 
I find that this essence provides light hydration, but I've never experienced the glow with this product. Of course Whitening products generally don't make your skin whiter (they are not bleach) but they brighten up the skin and usually help to fade scarring to even out the skin tone. I really didn't experience any of that brightening or glowing while using this product, I played around with where I put this product in my routine, how much I used and how often, I even stopped using it and saw no difference.
I bought this product to replace my previous Holy Grail product, the Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum. I like to try out new products to see if I can get even better results, but sadly this was not the case for this product. If I wanted a lightly hydrating liquid I would have purchased a Toner (but I didn't because I have like 5 of them already).

What I Love
- Quick and easy to apply
- Functional packaging
- Lightly hydrating


What I Don't Love
- No brightening or glowing, which is why I bought it


Final Thoughts
As the name suggests, I would expect this essence to brighten my skin. Sadly, it did not. I didn't have any break outs or anything like that, but if I wanted a product that would lightly hydrate my skin I would have purchased a toner. I recently tried out the Holy Snails Shark Sauce, and this product made my skin glow beautifully, so perhaps Niacinamide works better for my skin than Galactomyces does. Who knows! However, I do know that this product works really well for a lot of other Princesses, so even though it is a fail for me, it's definitely not an awful product.

I would recommend the Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence to any Princesses looking for a product to (hopefully) brighten and hydrate their skin! 

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2 comments:

  1. You look so pretty in the video! <3 You are like a real porcelain princess! I also have this product and I've using it for maybe a month but I don't see any glow yet. It might be because I am not using it super regularly or because of my shitty lifestyle so I hope I see some results in the future.

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  2. I found this a bit drying, actually. It clears out my blackheads, but the downside is flaking skin. It works ok though, if i put something moisturizing (or sunscreen) immediately after application.

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