CosRx Galactomyces 95 nWhitening Power Essence is one of those KBeauty products that have reached cult status recently. It promises to brighten the skin and lighten dark spots. It won't particularly 'whiten' the skin despite what it says on the label, but it does give a radiance that seems to come from within the skin..a translucence thanks to Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, an ingredient discovered during the rice wine fermentation process. It is a powerful antiaging ingredient as it targets dark spots, age spots and refines the skin texture.
This transformed my skin so much! By the time I had started using this, my skin was already pretty clear but I had dull skin and a lot of post pimple marks. My pores had already improved because of CosRx BHA but I didn't expect that the Galactomyces would actually refine my skin texture further! Now that my dark marks are almost gone too, I can get away with no makeup at all!
Another ingredient to note here is the high Niacinamide content which helps heal and prevent breakouts and lightens pigmentation too. My skin did not become 'whitened', it has brightened and evened out. Most days I look like I already have some makeup on, thanks to this wonderful product!
I've been using this for almost 2 months and it is a commitment. I've learned this did not work for others but then everyone's skin's needs and reactions are different.
In my routine, I use this as my first essence a la @fiddysnails and it works perfectly like that!