REVIEW l Neogen Dermalogy Real Ferment Micro Essence

I’m sure a lot of people know about this essence as it is so popular for its fermented ingredients and the excellent performance. Of course I don’t want to miss out on the hype. Let’s read what I think on this essence.



A deeply hydrating and brightening essence, deliver instant moisture and skin-plumping benefits. Full of natural brighteners, antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients, this essence is the key to glowing, supple “honey skin”.

(Note: Honey skin is essentially the next level glow after healthy skin.)


Star Ingredients

🍚 Bifida Ferment Lysate, 28% Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate – deliver instant moisture and skin-plumping benefits.

🍚 17% Birch Juice – aid hydration.

🍚 9% Rice Extract – illuminate skin from within.


Full Ingredients

Bifida Ferment Lysate, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Betula Alba Juice, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Aspergillus Ferment, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Water, Betaine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Ethylhexylglycerin, Trehalose, Lactobacillus, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Trideceth-10, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tropolone, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Coptis Japonica Extract, Arginine, Hydroxypropyl, Methylcellulose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Calcium, Carbonate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Niacinamide, Dextrin, Glycine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Leucine, Alanine, Lysine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Threonine, Valine, Isoleucine, Phenoxyethanol, Histidine, Methionine, Cysteine



🍚 Clear gradient sturdy glass bottle with blue minimal design. The packaging looks exclusive but the glass bottle worries me a bit for travelling.




🍚 150ml



🍚 Watery clear essence that easily absorb into skin without any tackiness.




🍚 Almost scentless to me. Yeah, cause it is fragrance-free.


How to Use

🍚 Use this essence daily in the morning and evening after cleansing and toning. Sprinkle the essence into palms of hands or use a cotton pad to gently sweep across the face and neck, lightly patting your skin until the essence is fully absorbed.


Extra Info

🍚 pH Level ~5

🍚 Fragrance-free

🍚 Free from alcohol

🍚 Free from essential oils

🍚 PAO 12M


My Experience

‘Is it worth the hype?’

I use this essence as first treatment essence due to its watery texture. I use this essence right away after my gentle exfoliating toner before hydrating toner. It aids absorption to the next products. This essence didn’t break me out or any negative reaction. It even helps to reduce some tiny bumps on my forehead significantly which amazed me. My skin looking smoother and looking more fresh.

This essence provides light hydration to my skin. It is light but I can feel it. Of course I need to layer with some extra hydration to make it enough but on some days I skip this essence, I can feel something not complete with my routine.

For the brightening function, I would say I don’t see significant brightening effects but it works like a booster to my other brightening products. The brightening results become more significant adding this essence with brightening products instead of using brightening products alone or this essence alone. Honey glow skin? Yes, I can see the glow effects from using this essence consistently.


My Rate



Disclaimer: Results on every skin are different. YMMV.


Neogen Dermalogy Real Ferment Micro Essence


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