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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.


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