SU:M37 Secret Essence AND Secret Oil Advanced Sync Program™

SU:M37 is a K-Beauty beauty brand focused on naturally fermented ingredients. “Sum” means breathe in Korean, and 37° is the normal human body temperature. Interesting name, isn’t it?! SU:M37 is an entry level luxury brand price wise, but up to par in quality with heavy hitters in Asian luxury skin care such as SKII and Sulwhasoo. Their packaging is gorgeous! And more importantly, SU:M37 uses natural fermentation technology to its finest to produce refined and effective beauty goodness. Their star product is the Secret Essence. I’ve been meaning to try out SU:M37 Secret Essence for years, and at the end of 2016 Summer, I finally took the plunge! And in 2016 Fall, SU:M37 released the Secret Oil. So of course, I also HAD to try that too!

SU:M37 Secret Essence and Secret Oil 2017

Here’s a video review of my personal experience with SU:M37 Secret Essence and Secret Oil.

SU:M37 Secret Essence Advanced Sync Program™

SU:M37 Secret Essence and Secret Oil 2017

 

From http://www.sum37.co.kr/english/ :

SU:M37 Secret Essence is your typical SKII FTE type of product (after toner but before serum, essence/booster/ first treatment). Feels slightly dense than water but still light enough to apply a layer on the face and feels like there’s nothing on the skin.

Here’s some just smoothed on my hand.

 

Here’s my hand with just one layer, full absorbed.

SU:M37 Secret Essence Advanced Sync Program

 

Now with three layers, and you can see bit of a glow on the skin.

SU:M37 Secret Essence Advanced Sync Program

 

Here’s the very long list of ingredients for SU:M37 Secret Essence (updated in late 2015):

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Spiraea Ulmaria 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 Filtrate, 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 Obtusifolia 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 Grandiflorum 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 Exract, 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, 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, Rehannia 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, Corthellus Shiitake (Mushroom) 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 Nobillis Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil

SU:M37 Secret Essence was overall an enjoyable product. It felt luxurious on the skin and gave immediate boost in moisture with an inner glow. And even with the long and complex ingredients, my sensitive skin didn’t have any adverse reaction. I did feel that using more than three layers gave way to stickiness, and absorption of the product slows down. Please watch the review video clip HERE for more.

SU:M37 Secret Oil Advanced Sync Program™

This is a facial oil with an ingredients list that’s just as long as the Secret Essence. From the Secret line, these two products share many ingredients in common. But the SU:M37 Secret Oil in particular, is mainly the result of plant extracts processed through micro-oxygen bubble fermentation method. Combination of micro-oxygen bubble fermentation and Su:M37’s exclusively patented ingredient Cytosis® created this Micro Deep Formula™ facial oil that promises immediate seamless absorption that gives way to youthful glowing skin. SU:M37 Secret Oil definitely contains abundant nutrients for the skin.

Just take a look at this long impressive ingredients list!

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Squalane, Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Coco-caprylate/Caprate, Octyldodecanol, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Extract, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquiisostearate, Squalene, Mortierella Oil, Cedrol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Lactobacillus/Pear Juice Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, Monascus/Rice Ferment, Lactobacillus/Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Water Hyacinth Ferment, Lactobacillus/Rye Flour Ferment, Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Grape Ferment Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Diospyros Kaki Fruit Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract, Panicum Miliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract, Hemerocallis Fulva Flower Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Morus Bombycis Leaf Extract, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Actinidia polygama Fruit Extract, Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract, Prunus Salicina Fruit Extract, Akebia Quinata Extract, Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Sasa Veitchii Leaf Extract, Glechoma Hederacea Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Taraxacum Officinale Dandelion) Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Coethellus Shiitake (Mushroom) Extract, Plantago Major Seed Extract, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Platycodon Grandiflorum Root Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Extract, Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Acer Palmatum Leaf Extract, Geranium Robertianum Extract, Schizonepeta Tenuifolia Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract, Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Beta-Carotene, Ascorbyl Palmitate, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cirtus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil

SU:M37 Secret Oil Advanced Sync Program

SU:M37 Secret Oil is promoted as an anti-aging facial oil. I didn’t have the best of luck using this as part of my anti-aging regiment. Even with this long list of countless beneficial ingredients, it fell slightly short of giving my skin care routine that extra anti-aging boost. Nevertheless I’m still in love with this facial oil! If you already watched my video review, you’ll know what I’m talking about…

 

Here couple of drops of SU:M37 Secret Oil on the hand.

SU:M37 Secret Oil Advanced Sync Program

 

Here’s the Secret Oil on my hand after about 30 seconds of massaging it in.
SU:M37 Secret Oil Advanced Sync Program

There’s no stickiness or oiliness after absorption. It doesn’t absorb or dry down as fast as dry oils such as Sisley Black Rose Face Oil (reviewed HERE), but it does absorb faster and effortlessly compared to typical face oils such as Whamisa Organic Flowers Facial Oil or Trilogy Roseship Oil.

I enjoyed both SU:M37 Secret Essence and Secret Oil very much over the past Fall and Winter. I’ll continue to use the Secret Oil often as my makeup booster, but the Secret Essence I’ll either save for next Fall or perhaps use it soaked in cotton sheet mask as a weekly treatment. I’m not sure about the availability of these products outside of Korea. I do know that there are SU:M37 counters at Korean beauty shops in North America, but I’m told that the Secret Oil hasn’t been released over there. I did manage to find a trusted Amazon seller with the same 230ml limited edition packaging I have HERE as well as the Secret Oil set that comes with bonus trial products HERE.

SU:M37 Secret Essence and Secret Oil Review

I hope you enjoyed this video + post review!

 

Lisa

 

9 Comments

    • beautybemused
      May 23, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      This is definitely a brand you’ll want to try soon! They represent Korean fermented skin care at its finest! xx

  1. May 4, 2017 / 12:45 am

    To be quite honest, long ingredient lists intimidate me! But I have read several rave reviews on this brand and their products, yours and Mika’s being two of them. I am definitely tempted and would like to try both the essence and the oil, as soon as I manage to finish some of my existing skincare. Great review Lisa, thank you for sharing!

    ~ Cat L.
    http://www.CatsDailyLiving.com

    • beautybemused
      May 23, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      I think you will love sum37 skin care Cat! I regretted not trying this brand sooner xx

  2. May 8, 2017 / 9:45 am

    What a wonderful review dear! I am very excited to do my research now and figure out how to get my hands on these here in Dubai! Thank you so much for sharing! xx

    Naya // http://www.partyparrotblog.com

    • beautybemused
      May 23, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      sum37 is such a nice intro to Korean luxury skin care! I hope you get your hands on some soon xx

  3. June 12, 2017 / 6:05 am

    Never tried this brand but would love too. And the ingredient list wow wow wow. How do the Fit it all in so impressive

  4. July 31, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    I just got started on Secret Essence, and I’m really enjoying it!! Your 230ml bottle is just WOW! I’m curious about that facial oil now… but I don’t think it’s available here yet.

  5. イェンニ一Yenny
    August 2, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Sad to say, my skin has some bad reactions after using the secret essence for 2 days. I noticed little bumps over my face and they are not even itchy. My skincare and makeup routine have been normal and the only new item I used was the secret essence.

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