the claim The Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence claims to be the one drop miracle for glowing healthy skin. The fine particles of the 94% fermentation complex boast high absorption and deep penetration compared to non-fermented counterparts. It promises to firm, tone and strengthen the dermal layer in an FDA certified safe formulation. the science Reduction of
how are they different? As well as being nourishing, brightening and hydrating, the Korean skincare routine is complex! There are so many steps, several of which exhibit lots of similarities. Take essence, serum and ampoule for instance. They all technically do the same thing but at different potencies, textures and positions within the skincare routine. what is an essence?
the claim Enriched with fermented extracts from over 80 plants, the Su:m37° Secret Essence transforms skin to give it a smooth, baby-like softness. It is said to hydrate, tone, soothe and leave skin feeling revitalised and glowing. the science It’s not exactly a short ingredient list although not unexpected given the product boasts over 80 fermented botanical extracts.
the claim The creamy Su:m37° Skin Saver Pure Effect Cleansing Foam claims to thoroughly remove pore waste and makeup residue leaving clear and moist skin. the science This is a first! I was unable to locate an ingredient list on the packaging, the brand’s website nor stockist websites. As such, I contacted the Singapore Su:m37° office requesting the
the claim The Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Serum claims to be a multitasking serum which helps to nourish, soothe and keep skin supple. It is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive and an ideal choice for those looking for a protective product that will hydrate dry skin, add suppleness and vitality as well as assist with hyperpigmentation and uneven
the claim The Missha First Treatment Essence (Intensive Moist) claims it is a highly concentrated essential essence for the first step of skin care which helps maintain optimal balance and condition of skin by developing the skin’s reserves of water. the science The star ingredient in the Missha First Treatment Essence (Intensive Moist) formula is Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate
the claim The Innisfree Black Green-Tea Mask is made from 55% fermented fresh Jeju green tea leaves to deliver a strong antioxidant effect to nourish the skin for a clear complexion. It provides skin with cooling and soothing effects as well as removing excess dead cells for clean and soft skin. the science This mask comprises 55% pesticide
the claim The Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil is a moisturizing oil that fills skin inside and out with moisture. A new-concept moisturizing oil that deeply hydrates skin all day long for 24 hours. Also contributes brightening and wrinkle care. the science Being a water oil, it’s not surprising that water is the ingredient found at the highest
the claim The Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Borabit Ampoule by Missha claims to help create flawless skin by promoting skin’s natural powers of improvement whilst also brightening and incorporating anti-ageing benefits of wrinkle repair and increased elasticity. the science The key to this serum is the presence of its powerful fermented ingredients. At a basic level,
the claim The Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick by Su:m37° claims to generate plenty of foam and remove waste without skin irritation, leaving the skin soft. the science Su:m37° is a premium skincare brand in Korea whose products incorporate a high content of natural ingredients. They specialize in fermented skincare, hence the 37 in their name, representative of the ideal