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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Dupes - Get the same results for less money!

Updated on May 26, 2013
Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence bottle
Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence bottle | Source

The SK-II facial treatment essence is the holy grail of skincare items. It is an all-in-one product that treats just about everything. It reduces pore size, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, treats acne and makes skin dewy and hydrated. Essentially, this product is a toner, but it has a thicker consistency compared to most western toners.

The one downside is the price of this product is high. It goes for $100 for 75ml, which is less than an ounce. Even if you don't want to pay the price, you can get the same results for a fraction of th

An advertisement for Missha's Time Revolution First Treatment Essence - a dupe of the SK-II product.
An advertisement for Missha's Time Revolution First Treatment Essence - a dupe of the SK-II product. | Source

Missha Time Revolution - The First Treatment Essence

If you want the results of SK-II, but at less than half the cost, think about purchasing the Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence. This product is a blatant dupe of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. When it was first released in South Korea, there was a lot of discussiong about this this product because Missha obviously copied the product. But it was in high demand as it sold out within the first week of production.

On the internet, people rave about the results of the Missha version. They claim their skin clears up, there is less redness and it is generally healthier. It works nearly the same as the SK-II product, but you will shell-out much less money.

A comparison of the product packaging.
A comparison of the product packaging.

Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence ingredients list

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, Chamomile 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

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Ingredients List

Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate(90%), Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Aqua (Water/ Eau), Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid

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How the ingredients compare

Both products contain a high amount of Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate, though the SK-II product contains 10% more Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate. Missha's list is much, much longer. This could be a good or bad thing. There are many flower extracts in Missha and a few chemicals, but overall, the two products are very similar.

Missha promotional commercial (In Korean)


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