SOME BY MI Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Serum has been in my arsenal ever since it was launched by the brand. I was one of the first people who managed to snatch it with introduction price which was only around 16 dollars at a time of the event. I quite frankly like it when brands offer introduction sale on the item as I am not the person who easily commits to bying something newly launched.
Claims from the manufacturer:
The galactomyces brighten the skin, which are excellent for moisturizing and elasticity, concentration of 75% in serum (750,000 ppm) to nourish and moisturize the skin and make the skin texture smoother.
Contains 1% pure ascorbic acid toner (10,000 ppm) and 3% of pure ascorbic acid in the serum (30,000 ppm) to soothe skin tired from ultraviolet rays and help maintain clear skin.
All in one item: Brightening, antioxidant, moisturizing, nutrition, vitality.
Vitamin C, which helps boost immunity, is an essential daily nutrient for health and life. Also, there are 10 vitamins that have been added for even better action.
Directions from the manufacturer:
Drop serum on the skin and spread with fingertipsin light tapping motion. Apply Vitamin Serum 3 times if you want to create layers of moisture and vitality coating on the skin.
Galactomyces fermented filtrate (75%), butylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, niacinamide, glycerin, ascorbic acid (30,000 ppm) Methionine, C1 2-14 pares-12, purified water, allantoin, cellulose gum, ethylhexyl glycerin, adenosine, hydrogenetriethicin, polyglyceryl-10 stearate, panthenol, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Nourishment, propolis extract, aronia fruit extract, rooibos extract, chestnut bulgogi extract, maltodextrin, saccharide hydrolyzate, fig extract, date palm fruit extract, white walnut extract, biotin, Extracts, pyridoxine, cochineal cactus fruit extract, sausage cactus extract, caprylic / capric triglyceride, baobab seed extract, leucono stock / non-fermented filtrate, broccoli Extracts of Raspberry, Raw Sweet Blueberry Extract, Cranberry Extract, Bilbee Extract, Raspberry Extract, Raspberry Extract, Raspberry Extract, Cranberry Extract, Cyanobacterium Extract, Lipid Oil, Lemonade Oil, Lemonade, Caramel
SOME BY MI Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Serum has been interesting product to use over last couple of days. I have tested out the miniature of this prior to committing to the full size and I can say I have not many regrets so far. The serum is highly concentrated in terms of versatility of beneficial ingredients. 3% of vitamin C is quite disappointing but I can live with it. I use it now in my PM routine and my only complaint so far is that it gets tacky when you try to layer it.
The serum itself comes in dark glass bottle and has a handy sized pipette application. Pretty classic packaging for vitamin C. Liquid is quite liquid and has a light brown-yellow hue to it. Don't worry it didn't oxidize yet. If any changes will occur the serum will turn more orange. Anyhow, store it in the fridge in order to prolong the usability of this product.
Consistency is quite runny and serum has a nice slip to it. It is easy to glide over the skin and once all areas you want to target are covered, just tap with your fingertips to promote absorption. I tried layering this product and didn't like it much as more you layer, more sticky your face get. I prefer 2 layers for the PM routine and 1 layer in am on days when I don't have to get out of the house. If you have more dry skin you may love this product much more than I currently do. It feels a bit heavier that what I am used to. If you compare it to Jumiso, latter has nearly unnoticeable finish and it suits my skin type much better.
I tried using it with SPF, other ampoules, cremes and under the sheet masks. There was zero irritation on the skin which is a must for me. I didn't break out on the same day nor later and I am 100% sure people with acne prone skin will have no problems using it day and night. If your skin is sensitive, be careful with active form if vitamin C and try to go for more neutral non acidic one. used this with my other skincare products and it worked really good. A lot of people get acne when using Galactomyces but I didn't get any acne or breakouts. I was so surprised how soft my skin felt after use. The serum brightened my skin and made my acne spots and old scars less visible after approximately 2 weeks time.
Because I use 4-5 drops of it at a time to cover my face and neck, this bottle is going to last me approximately 2-2,5 months with PM application. It is quite long and I am hoping it will not change on me before then. For now I keep it in the fridge. It is supposed to be working better with the toner from the same line but I do not enjoy using those two in same round in my routine. I split them up and the toner test-drive is happening during the day, while more concentrated solution of this serum is left for the night time.
+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains galactomyces, hyaluronic acid, vitamin c, niacinamide, adenosine, hyaluronic acid, biotin, probiotics and panthenol
+ Incredibly potent formulation texture
+ Economic in use
+ Decent price
+ Lovely fresh scent
+ Easy to get in EU
+ Doesn't irritate my skin
+ Visible skin smoothing and brightening results on my skin
+ Great for all skin types except very sensitive skin
– Absorbs longer than average serum
– Leaves slightly tacky finish if layered
– Needs to be kept in the fridge
Where to buy:
NL and BE: littlewonderland and coos-cosmetics
Internationally: Available at amazon, yesstyle, stylekorean and other online retailers
Price is 15-29€ per 30 ml glass bottle with pipette applicator. Major difference in price comes from the fact that abroad it is 2x cheaper than in EU. Why? No idea. You can also get the set with toner for the price of one serum at SK
Thank you for reading!