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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence vs Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence October 10, 2011








Product SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence
Content 150ml 150ml
Price 26 euros 140 euros
Ingredient List Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate(90%), Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Aqua (Water/ Eau), Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate(80%),Propanediol,Glycyrrhiza Glabra ( Licorice Root Extract ), Niacinamide, Polyquaternium-51,Bifida Ferment Lysate,Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract,Raffinose,Amaranthus Caudatus Seed,Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root Extract,Centella Asiatica Extract,Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root,Portulaca Oleracea Extract,Rosmarinus Officinalis,Camomille Extract,Phellodendron Amurense Bark,

Cassia Alata Leaf Extract,Sodium Hyaluronate,Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol,Hydrolyzed Corn Starch,Tromethamine,Water,Adenosine,Ethylhexylglycerin,Lactic Acid,Phenoxyethanol



Missha recently released a copy-cat version of the infamous SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. It has sparked a huge debate among Asian skincare fans, so Hope In A Blog did their research on these two identical products.



There’s no debate here on the price – Missha wins hands down! Priced at only 42,000 wons – and for the same amount ( 150ml ), SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is 4 times more expensive!



Judging from the ingredient list too – Missha Time Revolution Treatment Essence has a LOT more beneficial ingredients from Niacinamide, Licorice Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hyaluronic Acid,  Adenosine and etc compared to the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence which focuses on the Fermentation Extract and no other beneficial ingredients.



The main difference between both is the ferment filtrate. SK-II uses 90% of their infamous Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate, a type of yeast produced during the fermentation of sake. P&G scientists claim that a special filtering process makes Pitera an extra-special yeast by-product but has not published many research to back this up. Missha uses 80% of Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, which is the yeast used to brew beer. It is also interesting that Pitera ( the main ingredient in SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ) is from the same family as Saccharomycescerevisiae , the yeast used in beer and also in Missha The First Treatment Essence. Since they are from the same family, would they have the same effect? Or is the SK-II Saccharomycopsis just a marketing ploy by P&G?



Either way, Missha Time Revolution Treatment Essence is worth the try just for it’s price and the number of beneficial ingredients included in the essence. If it works, SK-II will have a big problem, and i mean, BIG.


The Face Shop upgrades Arsainte Eco Therapy Extreme Moisture Serum






The Face Shop will be releasing an upgraded version of The Face Shop Arsainte Eco Therapy Extreme Moisture Essential Serum called the The Face Shop Arsainte Eco Therapy Extreme Moisture Serum With Essential. Just a slight tiny difference for the name, and the packaging will also differ by a little. Also, the difference is that the new version will have a layer of yellow Golden Palm Oil floating on top of it, so be sure to shake before use!



The Face Shop Arsaint Eco Therapy Extreme Moisture line is an ECOCERT certified-cosmetic line co-developed with France AMI group to provide extra gentle and skin-compatible formula. The line only uses 100% bamboo sap to combat the dry autumn weather as well as a layer on Golden Palm Oil floating on top of the serum. Golden Palm Oil creates a natural barrier that seals hydration. It is free from 7 harsh chemicals ( parabens, synthetic pigments, alcohol, benzophenone, animal ingredients, mineral oil, and triethanolamine ). A full set of products from the upgraded line will follow suit and will be endorsed by The Face Shop’s latest spokesperson – Seo Hyun from SNSD.


Scinic upgrades Aqua EX line






SCINIC will be releasing an upgraded version of the Scinic Aqua EX line called the Scinic Aqua EX Steam line 아쿠아 EX 스팀.



The line currently consist of 2 upgraded products called the Scinic Aqua EX Steam Essence Water and the Scinic Aqua Ex Steam Cream 아쿠아 EX 스팀크림. It was named the Scinic Aqua Ex Steam as to describe the effect of steam on your skin – to give it immediate hydration without any stickiness and hydrates your skin throughout the day.



The line uses organically grown Aloe Vera, deep sea water, Jeju Guava Leaf Extracts and honey to form a barrier on the skin to avoid escape of moisture. In addition, it also contains 5 kinds of ECOCERT seed oil complex. In addition, it is free from 5 harsh chemicals ( artificial colouring, parabens, etc )