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Yay—let's recycle! Here’s a quick guide for when you've finished using all your products:

1. Make the products 'recycle ready' by rinsing it out and cleaning it. What if the product doesn't work for me? Give it to someone who might like to try it! That way, you will minimise wastage and give the product a second home. ♡♡

2. Get the DETAILS! Typically, most skin care packaging is recyclable in Australia, but what can and can’t be recycled depends on where you live. A quick Google search will reveal a recycling guideline based on your state / territory.

3. Can I put this in my recycling bin? If you've checked and the answer is 'yes', give these items a second life and put them in the recycling bin. If it's not, look into enterprises like TerraCycle, to help you properly recycle your beauty products. If the product is recycable through TerraCycle, it is FREE and all you have to do is gather your empty products together, print a recycling label and ship it out - that’s it! They’ll take care of the rest for you.

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NEOGEN - Dermalogy Real Ferment Micro Essence - 150ml

Did you know naturally fermented ingredients make up 93% of this fragrance-free essence to deliver deep hydration and plump your skin? The Real Ferment Micro Essence from Neogen's Dermalogy range also contains a 17% concentration of birch juice and 9% rice extracts, which are natural brighteners and cell-communicating ingredients. It'll give you that glowing, supple "honey skin" of your dreams.

This product has a pH level of ~5.


Product of Korea.

Suitable for anyone to use except those with fungal acne or malassezia-related conditions.


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

Stop using the product immediately and consult a dermatologist when redness, swelling, or other skin irritations occur, and consult a physician. Avoid applying the product on open wounds or skin inflammation. Keep away from direct sunlight and out of reach of infants and children.

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.

Ingredients subject to change at manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, please refer to product packaging.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence do?

Want to brighten up dull skin but find a vitamin C serum too strong? Trying to correct dry skin and want to offset the first signs of ageing? Reach for the Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence: this one product will do it all! Rice extracts and probiotic ingredients are capable of reversing UV damage, evening out the skin tone and promoting collagen production. Fermented ingredients make up no less than 97% of Neogen's Real Ferment Micro Essence, making this one very potent formula!

How do you use Neogen Micro Essence?

Neogen's Micro Essence, as with any essence, is meant to be used after a toner and before a serum. Think of an essence as a type of additional 'treatment' toner. In the case of Neogen's Micro Essence, the treatment is a brightening and plumping. Because the formula is highly compatible and gels with virtually any routine, you can use the Micro Essence in combination with other treatments, including active ingredients.

Is Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence Vegan?

While Neogen isn't a purely vegan brand (some of its products contain honey and snail secretion), its entire range is cruelty-free and some individual products are also vegan. The Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence IS vegan, with none of the ingredients animal-derived.

When should I take Neogen Essence?

You can use this Neogen Essence once or twice a day. Its ingredients are gentle and safe, and its one of the few Neogen products that is fragrance-free (hooray!). Always patch test first, of course! We'd only advise those with fungal acne or malassezia-related conditions to avoid it - or any product containing fermented ingredients, for that matter. They can act as a potential trigger for fungal breakouts.

How does it improve skin texture?

The Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence improves skin texture because of its high concentration of fermented ingredients. Fermented and probiotic skincare such as bifida lysate have have been clinically proven to stregthen the skin's microbiome (i.e. a barrier of friendly bacteria on your skin's surface that protect it from free radicals and harmful pathogens), encourage visible skin repair and lead to a brighter, healthier and more hydrated complexion.

How well does this absorb into skin?

Neogen's Micro Essence absorbs very well into the skin. It doesn't sit on top of your skin or feel particularly tacky. You can use it in layers, and once you apply your moisturizer, you won't feel a trace of it. Thirsty and dehydrated skin in particular drinks this right up, no pun intended!

Will it cause irritation?

What irritates our skin really comes down to the individual: that's why we always recommend patch testing protects, even ones as gentle as Neogen's Micro Essence. Technically, this product should actually reduce skin sensitivity and irritation, by improving its micro biome.

Does this even my skin tone?

Neogen's Real Ferment Micro Essence goes a long way to improving skin tone, and is an excellent replacement for vitamin C or acid exfoliants. It won't have the same immediate effect as active ingredients, but consistent use will produce a more homogenized and healthier looking complexion.