i used this for 1month plus and i like this essence because of its immediate effect. if you skin becomes dry or tight from washing or exfoliating too much, apply this and you will feel its moisturizing effect (even better than hada labo lotion - hada labo sometimes makes my face oilier and the effect is not as immediate as missha essence).
i dont actually think this essence really has that many benefits as claimed in its description. not a miracle product either , but if you are looking for a product that hydrates your skin, yet wont over moisturize it , then you might want to consider this. The essence smells like beer too. At first i did not like the smell, but over time i got used to it, so i guess the smell is not much of a problem. The price of this essence is not cheap either but is definitely cheaper than SK2. I will repurchase this but only when it is on sale.
I have been using SKII essence and don't like it at all. Does nothing for my skin. Missha is so much cheaper, more moisturising and better value.
this make my skin so radiance, gonna buy again and it's 1/4 price from SKII , love it!!!
I recently purchased this in a miniature set with the Night Ampoule from RoseRoseShop after my friend showed me the Skin and Tonics review - http://www.skinandtonics.com/sk-ii-facial-treatment-essence-vs-missha-first-treatment-essence/.
And it is awesome! I haven't noticed such immediate results from a skincare product in, maybe, ever?!
I have very dry and dehydrated skin, but when I use this my skin looks impeccably clear and so smooth. As others have said, the miracle ingredients come from beer ferment ingredients and this is a dupe of SKII. However, this also contains niacinamide (which SKII omits), a great anti aging ingredient - http://www.paulaschoice.com/cosmetic-ingredient-dictionary/definition/anti-irritants/niacinamide
I either pour it in my hands and pat it on or put it in a wee spray bottle and spray it on my face as a refresher during the day.
Would I buy this again? Heck yeah! I already bought the large size set from W2Beauty after using up my small size bottle. If you want to get $5 off at W2Beauty you can use my link - http://w2beauty.com/?s=31621212
I used SKII Facial Treatment essence for years and I decided to try this out and found this actually work the same as SKII on my skin. My friend told me I look more radiant with this product. The smell compared to SKII is much better. And the price is even better.
I was curious to try this essence based on all the rave reviews and feedback on it and am so glad I did! I loved it so much that I actually bought 5 bottles of this stuff and gave some to my mom!
This essence really does help improve skin quality and appearance. My mom has extremely bad eczema on her hands and hasn't seen much improvement after countless dermatologist visits and prescribed medications. That all changed once I gave her this essence along with Time Revolution's Night Serum. Just after the first use, she felt and saw a difference in her skin (face and hands). Although the itchiness would continuously come back, the essence would help calm it down and after about less than a week, her hands softened due to her skin being able to regenerate faster than it got irritated (if that makes any sense at all), wrinkles on her hand were minimized, and her skin lightened! It helped with dark spots on the face as well and, I suppose used in conjunction with her other skincare, her face was more radiant and glowy!
I have given her other snail products and essences to try which have also helped her.
As for my own experience, I've only been using this for about a month and it definitely restored some radiance in my appearance. I haven't any wrinkles yet and hopefully it stays that way since I'm big on preventing rather than treating!
I didn't have much luck with the SK-II Essence (it basically did the opposite of what it claimed to do for my skin), so I had very low expectations for this one, but decided to try it out after reading up on the impressive ingredients list. I've noticed a huge improvement in the pores around my T-zone, they're tighter and my blackheads seem to be staying away. The skin is smoother, and feels (not oily) but plump and moisturised all day long. I've also noticed that my cheeks aren't as red as they used to be. This product definitely kicks SK-II out of the ring in my case, on quality and price. I purchased mine from RoseRose's Shop on sale for $25, and it's double the size of SK-II's bottle!
I used an entire bottle of SK-11 and loved it but I was curious to try the First Treatment Essence. I found it on sokoglam.com and looked up the review skinandtonic. I read about the fermented yeast in the MISSHA product vs. the fermented yeast in the SK product and thought it might be similar enough. The product has a slightly thicker consistency than the SK version and it smells different. There is a tackiness on my hands after I press the product into my skin whereas the SK product didn't leave any noticeable anything on my hands. I've used it for about a week and so far, I really like it. I haven't had any breakouts and it is soothing and gets rid of redness temporarily. I'll have to use it for the full 28 days of skin turnover to be completely sold, but so far I'm loving it.
I don't have much luck with Missha products but this one is fantastic. I decided to give it a shot when I read numerous reviews comparing to SK-II's facial treatment essence. I can't afford that one, so I decided to buy this one! My skin is normal pretty much? A little oily in the t-zone as the day goes by. Presently, my skin is not as smooth and clear as it should be. I have used more than 90% of my first bottle and I am enjoying the results. My skin feels so much smoother and calm when I use this toner. I use this morning and night after washing my face and patting it dry. I let the product absorb before placing anymore treatments [serum/moisturizer if needed]. I tried going a week without this [while on vacation] and my skin appeared lackluster. It doesn't break me out.
My only problem if anything would the bulky glass packaging. Although it is nice and elegant, I am afraid of breaking it or accidentally dropping it. But I suspect the glass packaging is for storing the product properly. Would I buy again? Yes! Especially if Missha has a sale. I was lucky and bought this when they offered a free bottle with any $50+ purchase. So hopefully that lasts till the next sale, and then I will buy again =]
I used to think Lancome's youth activating concentrate was the only product that could give me smooth skin. I was wrong. I stopped using that. With this product, I get the same results! Good stuff.
I really like Missha and wanted to love this product. However, it seemed to really break me out badly - not sure if it was this alone or the other Missha skincare products I tried, but I do feel this contributed to it.
Had to give to my mom - hope it works better on her.