#brightenUP – What is Galactomyces?

Definition: Galactomyces is a genus of fungi in the family Dipodascaceae.

Normal reaction: “uh ewwww… fungi?”

So then, what’s the big deal with using this in our skincare routine? Today, we’ll explain this hard to spell/hard to pronounce ingredient that a lot of K-Beauty enthusiasts have been going crazy over.


“Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate” is the exact/fancy-schmancy term and it is a yeast-based ferment filtrate. Its elements are supposed to aid in clearing acne and hyperpigmentation, tightening pores, controlling excess sebum, fighting wrinkles and evening out your skin tone while fully hydrating your skin. Sooo, that pretty much equates to everything we aspire to have. Instead of using so many different types of creams and serums to achieve all these positive effects, galactomyces can kill many birds with just one stone.

The reason why ferments works so much better than “regular ingredients” is because it has a higher nutrient density, so it’s able to absorb and penetrate into the skin a lot deeper—letting the skin fully drink all the benefits that the ferment has to offer.

So how do we get this magical stuff onto our faces? By using galactomyces infused skincare products, of course! This is where Secret Key’s Starting Treatment Essence comes in. Its formula has been compared to SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence, but Secret Key’s is a fraction of SK-II’s price! (And you know we’re all about affordable K-beauty).

Using this essence is super easy. After gentle cleansing, dispense some product onto a cotton pad or clean hands and swipe it all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Tap lightly for best absorption and follow up with the rest of your skincare routine.

If you’re an Ipsy subscriber, I’m sure you’re already aware that it’s part of Ipsy’s offer of “Destination Seoul”—we’re so happy that this product is a part in representing the skincare capital of the world!

To get your hands on this amazing bottle, CLICK HERE!


That’s it for today. Thank you for reading and I’ll catch you in the next post!

With love,

Jenny from Cupidrop


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