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Su:m37 Secret Essence Fundamental Treatment Review
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Su:m37 Secret Essence Fundamental Treatment promises radiant, hydrated skin with a healthy barrier function. This is the third generation of “Korean Miracle Essence” that combines anti-aging Cyto-Extract and patented Cytosis® to form Cyto-ferm™, an exclusive oxygen-care ingredient. Other benefits include improvements in elasticity, skin tone and texture. It’s available on Jolse.
How to use
Apply after toner
Gently pat in
Follow with the rest of your routine
The 80ml essence comes in a glass bottle in the brand’s signature shape. It’s thicker than water but still very easy to dispense and apply. I notice a bit of a scent but it doesn’t linger. Luxury Korean skincare brands pride themselves on having great fermented herbal ingredients, and the Secret Essence is no exception. It has an impressive list of components beneficial to the skin. Having so many plant extracts and oils also comes with an increased risk of a reaction, so make sure to patch test before using all over the face.
I’m a price conscious consumer, because I still remember buying all of my products with my own money. And while I get lots of “free” skincare now (I use the term “free” loosely here, because product photography and content creation are a lot of work and require their own expenses), I try very hard not to get out of touch with the pricing. I write reviews for regular people who buy things with their own cash. Most of my skincare is in the mid range price wise, but I occasionally test something more luxurious to see if it’s worth the higher cost.
Su:m37 Secret Essence Fundamental Treatment is lovely. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and dry / normal everything else. I love toners and essences because they provide hydration and other benefits without overwhelming the skin or making my t-zone oilier. In fact, good hydration helps with the oiliness since the skin doesn’t have to produce all that sebum to try and keep its water in.
This essence works well on my skin. I have some early signs of aging like dulling skin tone and fine lines, especially on my forehead. Su:m37 plumps everything up nicely and layers well with my other skincare. I use this at night, because it’s Summer now and my morning routine is minimal. But at night I take extra time to really hydrate and nourish the skin.
My skin looks brighter and more plump (especially the forehead and nasolabial lines). I love the packaging - it’s luxurious without being overly glitzy or kitschy. Glass is definitely my favorite, because it makes the entire routine feel more special. Overall, this is a wonderful essence if it’s in your budget. Jolse has really good prices and some limited time deals, so add this to your wishlist if it sounds interesting.
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su:m37 Secret Essence Fundamental Treatment ingredients: Purified Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Ferulic Acid, Lactobacillus/Pear Juice Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Water Hyacinth Ferment, Lactobacillus/Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Rye Flour Ferment, Monascus/Rice Ferment, Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Saccharomyces/Grape Ferment Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Diospyros Kaki Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Actinidia Polygama Fruit Extract, Cassia Tora Seed Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Panicum Miliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract, Glechoma Hederacea Extract, Platycodon Grandiflorus Root Extract, Acer Palmatum Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Morus Bombycis Leaf Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Leaf Extract, Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sasa Veitchii Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Plantago Major Seed Extract, Hemerocallis Fulva Flower Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Akebia Quinata Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract, Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract, Prunus Salicina Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Geranium Robertianum Extract, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract, Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Schizonepeta Tenuifolia Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract, Poloxamer 234, Betaine, Glycosphingolipids, Phospholipids, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP, Polyquaternium-51, Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Cholesterol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Tromethamine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol