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.
Reduction of particle size is the result of product fermentation. This process adds microorganisms that release enzymes to breakdown ingredient molecules for deeper and more effective penetration. Furthermore, fermentation creates additional benefits, including new amino acids, organic acids and antioxidants to help hydrate and nourish the skin, essentially increasing ingredient potency. Mostly, the Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence includes ferments from Rice which cause a brightening effect, complemented by additional tone enhancing ingredients including 3% Niacinamide plus Mulberry Bark Extract.
Bifida Ferment Lysate is the resultant yeast of the fermentation of Bifida. Together with Soybean Ferment Extract they offer hydrating and soothing properties while Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract adds an emollient effect to improve skin suppleness, softening further enhanced by Caprylyl Glycol. Mistletoe Ferment Extract displays anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antioxidant properties to soothe acne, redness and inflamed skin while also helping to slow the signs of ageing by protecting against free radical damage.
Complementing the fermented botanical complex are additional extracts that protect the skin from premature ageing. Green Tea Leaf, Portulaca Oleracea, Licorice Root, Perilla Ocymoides Seed and Lotus Flower Extracts are powerful antioxidants. Lotus is able to improve the appearance of pores, gently exfoliate with natural AHAs plus firm and tighten skin while the rest also aid soothing. Similarly, Dandelion Extract is vitamin rich to provide multiple skin benefits. As well as assisting with antioxidant power, it stimulates collagen production to ease the process of ageing. Magnesium and zinc content help to detoxify while anti-inflammatory behaviour can calm irritated and acne-prone skin.
Other formidable wrinkle fighters in the Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence include Adenosine which is able to energize the skin’s surface, helping it to look smoother and younger. As it is naturally present in the body, it’s beneficial for all skin types. Arginine is a multifunctional ingredient that provides antioxidant and humectant behaviour. It also helps to increase the amount of collagen in the skin for improved firmness.
Allantoin is found in the root of the Comfrey herb. It is able to promote healing while also increasing the water content of the skin. This in turn encourages sensitive skin to become more resilient and promotes moisture barrier repair. Additionally, Sodium Hyaluronate assists to hydrate the skin through an ability to bind to water and fill the spaces between connective skin fibres, achieving a plumping effect.
Represented at the highest concentration, Butylene Glycol assists to increase penetration of other ingredients and hence boost their effectiveness. It can also draw moisture from the air back into the skin cells, well supported by commonly used humectant, Glycerin.
Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Taraxacum Platycarpum (Dandelion) Extract, Morus Alba (Mulberry) Bark Extract, Niacinamide, 1.2-Hexanediol, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Arginine, Caprylyl Glycol, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Flower Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Extract, Glycerin, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Root), Disodium EDTA
The Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence is presented in a brown tinted plastic bottle with dropper opening and screw top lid. When new, the opening is sealed with aluminium to help keep it fresh and contained. It is packaged in a recycled cardboard box.
After cleansing, gently wipe skin with a cotton pad full of essence, alternatively, apply with the fingers and gently tap in to aid absorption.
The Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence has a very slight scent with no added fragrance.
The 150ml bottle of Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence costs approximately USD$23.00 (or AUD$33.00).
Purito products are available at Korean skincare boutiques. I received mine directly from the brand.
The Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence has a three year shelf life and must be used within 12 months of opening.
I covered the ethical stance of Purito and their Safe + Honest philosophy in my first product review for the Centella Green Level Safe Sun. From eco-friendly packaging to 100% cruelty free (no animal testing), 100% vegan, EWG approved green formulations to supporting local causes, Purito is definitely a brand with environmental and ethical integrity. And the Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence is no exception.
Initially, I was a little confused about the percentage of fermented ingredients due to the 94 in the product title, Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence. After a little research, I discovered that this represents the percentage of the main ingredient, Lactobacillus within the fermentation complex, not that of the entire formula.
The essence comes in a nicely weighted plastic bottle which is tinted to protect against light exposure. The dropper opening is good so the product remains hygienically enclosed, minimising risk of contaminants and waste. It has a very slight, somewhat medicinal scent derived from the composition of the formula with nothing added to enhance the product smell. The consistency is very runny and clear, resembling water. You only need a few drops patted into the skin to achieve full face and neck coverage. It absorbs very quickly without any unpleasant residue or noticeable scent. It literally only takes a few seconds for it to dry down.
The Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence can be used in several ways… after toner, instead of toner, as a combined toner/essence or in multiple skins to exploit its soothing and hydrating properties for sensitive or parched skin. Personally, I like to use it as a combined toner and essence or after a lightweight toner to enrich that initial hydration. I find two layers is enough to give me what I expect from either step.
It’s easy and enjoyable to use since it’s so gentle and leaves no tackiness or uncomfortable residue. The essence sinks in thoroughly and quickly. One of the key deliverables of this product is whitening, the star ingredient Lactobacillus/Rice fermentation boasting such an effect since it inhibits melanin synthesis. Furthermore, 3% Niacinamide (a substantial concentration), also helps to achieve a more even skin tone and brighter complexion. With such a force, I really expected this product to give me those benefits… and it did. After using it consistently day and night, I started to see a really noticeable brightening effect which was maintained throughout usage.
Inclusive of Adenosine, the formula also claims wrinkle improvement. Although the ingredients support the possibility, nothing was noticed on this front. Such skin changes take a lot of time and a month is an insufficient duration to observe anti-ageing benefits for any topical product. Perhaps with continuous application, this essence may assist to slow the signs of ageing but I don’t believe it would be effective at improving existing lines.
I think calling this a miracle for glowing healthy skin is a bit of a stretch. It’s certainly a good product, but by no means a miracle. Referring to the remaining product claims, yes it definitely absorbs very effectively. Did it firm my skin? I didn’t notice any such effect. Is the Purito product solely responsible for strenghtening my moisture barrier? Very unlikely. I am using other products in my routine that together with this one would certainly contribute such an effect. Does this essence earn a place in my routine in order to help achieve this outcome? Absolutely! I believe skin strengthening and good skin health result from a team performance, not an individual player. The Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence is a valuable team inclusion.
The Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence is a lovely, gentle product. Glowing CosDNA and EWG assessments assure it’s suitable for all skin types. Fermentation assures the essence sinks in deep and fast without residue, making it a pleasure to include in both morning and evening routines. It hydrates and brightens convincingly.
|CosDNA and EWG approved formulation||Only available online for Australians|
|Very gentle, suitable for all skin types||Didn’t observe any anti-ageing benefit|
|Smart, portable, hygienic presentation|
|Effectively hydrates the skin|
|Noticeably brightens skin tone|
|Fast absorbing, no tacky residue|
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Please read in context with my disclaimer.
This product was provided to me free of charge by Purito for review. This post only includes my honest opinion and experience of this product and is in no way influenced by Purito, any of its representatives or any other third party.