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What is Galactomyces?

Galactomyces is becoming more popular among Korean skincare products. It is not very known for us yet, but due to the growing popularity of beauty products from Korea, we are becoming more aware.

So, let's have a closer look on what Galactomyces is and how it can help your skin glow!


A Little Bit of History

Shortly speaking, Galactomyces is a fungus. A good fungus, which is not harmful but oppositely it possesses some great benefits for our skin.

The full name of this ingredient is Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate. It is a byproduct of fermented sake. It is used to produce wine and other alcoholic spirits.

Galactomyces (as future skin care ingredient) was discovered at the brewery, where reportedly the visitor noticed that the brewer’s hands were wrinkle-free, unlike their faces.

After years of the laboratory study, Galactomyces was proven to provide an excellent moisturising and antioxidant effect on the skin.

Since that time, Galactomyces became an essential ingredient for Korean and Japanese skin care. 


So What are the Benefits?

According to the Asian Journal of Beauty and Cosmetology, Galactomyces improved keratinisation, reduced sebum formation and appearance of acne, as well as brighten the skin tone.

Today Galactomyces is used as anti-aging and brightening skin solution. There are plenty of high-quality products available on the market.

We recommend you to check Galactomyces toner by Some By Mi here


You can also use the products containing Galactomyces for plenty of other benefits.

For example, it is proven to reduce blackheads and shrink enlarged pores. This means that is can be suitable for oily skin too.

Moreover, if you have dry skin, Galactomyces will be an excellent moisturiser. For dull skin, it provides deep nourishing and returns its healthy glow.


In another research study on Galactomyces, authors underlined its incredible contribution to strengthening the skin barrier and protecting skin from environmental effects.

Therefore, Galactomyces not only reduce acne appearance but also prevent it from the formation by keeping your skin cleaner. It will be a great addition to your skincare routine! 


We would recommend using Galactomyces for:

  • Mature skin to reduce wrinkles and fine lines;
  • Dry skin to provide deep hydration and nourishment;
  • Oily skin to reduce pores and blackheads;
  • All skin types, who wish to brighten their skin tone.
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