What Is Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (GFF) In Skincare

What is galactomyces ferment filtrate GFF in skin care

You'll probably have seen a few products promoting Galactomyces in skincare products. Reading the descriptions and marketing words from the brand should probably get you convinced to purchase the product as it promises quite a number of results. But are you sure those promises are real even if you don't know what the based ingredient of the products is? Well, let me spill the tea, Galactomyces is a type of FUNGUS. Yuppp... would you be willing to put that on your face? Well, read on to know if Galactomyces is worthy enough to part of your skincare routine. It might just change your mind.

They say that Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (GFF) was discovered in Japan decades ago, whereas a skincare company employee was in the midst to search for the next best thing in their products. The discovery led up at a sake brewery and found the elderly brewers hands to be smooth and wrinkle-free, while their faces showed signs of ageing. With years of ongoing research, they finally found the cause, which was Galactomyces.

What Is Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (GFF)?

So again, what exactly is Galactomyces? 
Its a type of fungus.
Fungus = mold

Ewwww... I know, it's gross. I was like that too at first, but remember that mold is actually used quite often in food and beverage production. We actually kinda use a lot of different fungus in most of our popular food intake.

Anyways, they found Galactomyces in sake, and when brewing sake, a fungus called Aspergillus Oryzae is used. So how did researchers go from Aspergillus to Galactomyces? I'm not sure but to skip the end, they found out that Galactomyces is a proven skincare ingredient! There are numerous scientific studies that show Galactomyces is effective in so many skin concerns. Some of the most expensive skincare brands like SK-II famously use this ingredient in their products. Fortunately, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate is also available in more affordable skincare and works just as well.

Benefits Of Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (GFF)

The benefits when using skincare containing Galactomyces is that it can significantly reduce the size of enlarged pores as well as blackheads, brighten up tired and dull-looking skin, nourish and revitalize the skin while reducing signs of ageing. It also helps to deeply moisturize the skin that will help bring back the skin’s natural glow. Studies have also revealed that GFF improves acne by almost 10%! Here is a summary of its benefits:

  • Shrink pore size 
  • Reduces the number of blackheads and comedones 
  • Reduces sebum (skin oil) production 
  • Balances uneven skin tone 
  • Brightens up tired and dull-looking skin 
  • Hydrates skin 
  • Nourish and revitalize skin 
  • Potent anti-ageing ingredient 
  • Lightens up acne scars 

In a study of Galactomyces, the research team concluded that:
Large opened pores were significantly reduced by 15.66%
Blackhead pores were reduced by 21.84%
Keratin in faces was reduced by 16.47%
Skin brightness was improved after-treatment of the reagent by 2.49%
The number of acne were decreased by 9.59%.”

Sounds promising right?

The Contraindications Of Using Galactomyces

As mentioned above, Galactomyces is a fungus. So people who suffer from fungi acne cannot use products containing Galactomyces as it will make their acne worse. Even though research says that it does help improve acne but it may cause to worsen for certain types of skin. You'll never know.  We have a lot of organisms living on our skin including bacteria and fungi. Sometimes organisms living on our skin may not “like” Galactomyces as it is another organism. So some people find that products containing Galactomyces irritate their skin, making it red and bumpy
Skincare cannot be predicted actually since every skin works differently with different ingredients and products. It best to try and test with a sample first before you go for full size.

Products Using Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (GFF)

Below is a list of products I've owned containing Galactomycyes

1. Some By Mi Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Serum


Till then peeps!