Review: Some By Mi Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum

Some By Mi  Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Review Malaysia

Among Galactomyces serum in the market, Some By Mi Vitamin C serum is a unique serum which is a galactomyces vitamin c serum. When I first changed my skincare regime, I wanted to add in Vitamin C as I haven't used one for the longest time. I came across Some By Mi Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum and what sparked me to take in curiosity was, believe it or not, is its ambassador. LOL... I still can't get over Sung Jae! Of course, I had to do a bit of study on Galactomyces and it turned me off when I knew it was a fungus. Nope... ain't putting that on my face. But as I read on, it managed to open up my mind. Turns out, Glactomyces contains amazing properties which was almost pretty much the same as Vitamin C provides, but it also helps in sebum control and decreasing acne. I've been using this for over 2 months now, keep on reading to know if it actually worked.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid to write a review but that does not affect my thoughts on it. Do take note that my experience with this product may not be the same as yours as each skin type is different.

What is Some By Mi Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum?

It's a serum that combines highly concentrated Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (GFF) with Pure Vitamin C promised to help achieve in brighter skin and reduce other skin problems.

What Some By Mi Claims On Its Galactomyces Vitamin C Serum


Main Advantages 
  • All-in-One Serum
  • Brighter, radiant and smoother skin
  • Less Pigmentation
  • Revitalized skin

Key Ingredients

Galactomyces 75% 
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate 
Brighter. Smoother Skin 

Pure Vitamin C 30,000PPM
Ascorbic Acid 
Revitalise Skin 

10 Types of Vitamins 
Tocopherol, Linoleic Acid
Brightening, Soothing, Moisturising 

Flower Extracts 
Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Opuntia Ficus-indica Extract, Calendula Officinalis 
Give Nutrients  

Product Details

International- StyleKorean

Price: RM40+ | 32USD

Skin Concern: Brightening

Skin Types: All Skin Types

Shelf Life: 12 Months

Full Ingredients List (INCI): 
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Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate,dipropylene Glycol,glycerin,ascorbic Acid,butylene Glycol,1,2-hexanediol ,niacinamide,tromethamine Water,trehalose,c12-14 Pareth-12,allantoin,hydroxyethylcellulose,xanthan Gum ,ethylhexylglycerin,adenosine,citrus Aurantium Bergamia (bergamot) Fruit Oil,hydrogenated Lecithin,glyceryl Acrylate/acrylic Acid Copolymer ,sodium Hyaluronate,pvm/ma Copolymer ,polyglyceryl-10 Stearate,lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Oil,panthenol,sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate,phenylethyl Resorcinol,propolis Extract,aronia Melanocarpa Fruit Extract,bambusa Vulgaris Extract,aspalathus Linearis Extract,saccharide Hydrolysate,maltodextrin,ficus Carica (fig) Fruit Extract,phoenix Dactylifera (date) Fruit Extract,tuber Magnatum Extract,pyridoxine,houttuynia Cordata Extract,folic Acid,biotin,opuntia Ficus-indica Extract,opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract,caprylic/capric Triglyceride,adansonia Digitata Seed Extract,leuconostoc/radish Root Ferment Filtrate,sparassis Crispa Extract,calendula Officinalis Flower E Tract ,brassica Oleracea Italica (broccoli) Extract,tocopherol,cyanocobalamin,vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract,vaccinium Macrocarpon (cranberry) Fruit Extract,vaccinium Angustifolium (blueberry) Fruit Extract,rubus Idaeus (raspberry) Fruit Extract,rubus Fruticosus (blackberry) Fruit Extract,ribes Nigrum (black Currant) Fruit Extract,euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract,spirulina Maxima Extract,thiamine Hcl,linoleic Acid,inositol,astaxanthin,caramel,linalool,limonene

My Thoughts on Some By Mi Vitamin C Galactomyces Serum

I came to know that the amount of Vitamin C in this product is only 3% while 75% consists of Galactomyces. What?!! And it's called Vitamin C. Should be called an essence. But I chose this anyway because I remember how hard it is to maintain Vitamin C as it easily oxidizes. Plus, more potent Vitamin C could probably cause my acne to worsen. So I took the risk to try this one and now its been over 2 months. I've tried this on and off to see how my skin actually reacts to it. 

I used it once in my AM routine which was a big mistake, then I only used it during the PM. Also tried 2 weeks without it and my skin didn't seem to see much changes without it. Probably I've been trying out too many acids. 

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It comes in a very simple box, unlike Some By Mi Galactomyces Serum, other product packagings from different ranges which are more vibrant, their Vitamin C range comes in a simpler look. Their bottle also is tinted which means it should help to protect the serum from it getting easily oxidized. I have no complaints about their bottle as it easily pumps out serums and comes in the perfect size.

I love that it's very lightweight and absorbs quickly in the skin without leaving an obvious tacky sticky feeling behind.

Smells amazing, sweet and fruity. I can't get enough but it doesn't have much scent to it once applied to the skin.

Somehow I feel that this causes acne to pop up because I tried not using this for a week and I didn't have any acne show up. But it could also be because of my imbalanced hormones. Besides that, I don't feel like it did much good in brightening my skin or even reducing pigmentation.

Overall Thoughts

After giving some thoughts, I feel like I won't be repurchasing this, I still have a bit left so I'm gonna finish this up and try another Vitamin C that is more potent instead. I also have a thought that this product may not be suitable for me since the Vitamin C percentage is only 3% and I'm already used to potent acids since I'm also a fan of western brands which has 7% to 20% dosage. Or if it's not because of that, my skin probably just don't like Galactomyces since it's also a kind of bacteria. I'll probably know if I try another product that focuses on Galactomyces only.

Overall, I feel that Some By Mi galactomyces serum would work amazing for those who just started to add in acids in their routine. A beginner should probably advantage most from this serum as the dosage for their active ingredients ain't that high.

My Rate
Rate: 3/5
Repurchase: Not for now

Other Products To Try From Some By Mi

1. Some By Mi Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Toner

2. Some By Mi Truecica Mineral 100 Calming Suncream 50PA++++

Till then peeps!