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on 11/13/2015 12:59:00 AM
More reviews by karenle21
Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Been using this for 6 months now and still like it. It has made my skin brighter and softer. It also lightly moisturized. I have to say that in the first 1 or 2 weeks of use, it slightly irritated my skin a little like retinol does so I used it every other night instead. Some people call it the purging effect. I am glad I didn't give up on it because after the first 2 weeks, when my skin got used to it, the result was very good and now I don't want to be without it. My skin tone has a glow and more even. I have gotten compliments on my complexion since. I use it with the Elizabeth Arden ceramide serum.
on 11/8/2015 10:58:00 AM
More reviews by AgusiaM
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I do not want to be without it like never ever again. I love it! It transformed my skin, got rid of hyper pigmentation and diminished my first wrinkles. I am on my third bottle and I have not looked back ever since.!I apply it on my body now as well. In the mornings I alternate it with the first treatment bha/ aha toner since it contains niaciamide and cannot be used with vit c products unless one wants to wait 20 min. Great product- worth the money!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 10/27/2015 12:50:00 PM
More reviews by megsmcc
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
What in god's name is in this stuff? Unicorn piss? The tears of a baby lamb? Kitten laughter? I do not understand how a watery, unscented, toner-esque product that I felt really really silly applying ON TOP of my toner, like a weird second invisi-toner, could have such an immediate and INSAAAAAAAAAANE effect on my skin. This stuff is made of magic.Let's unpack "essence". No, I do not know what "essence" means. I've just seen like a bazillion bloggers and youtubers talking about "essence" like it's as important as underwear, or three meals a day. After seeing this one mentioned as the cost-friendly alternative to the SK one (which is, what, over a hundred bucks? FOR UNSCENTED MAYBE-TONER? You have got to be fucking kidding), I decided to just take the plunge and try it out.I had to get it shipped from Amazon and it took a while. (Because obviously they had to distill fairy sweat, or whatever it's made of.) It finally arrived, and my first impression was that it was very nicely packaged. Classy-looking frosted bottle, big twist-off cap, and one of those liquid-dispensing barriers like on a vinegar bottle. That night I did my usual makeup removal, cleanser, and toner. Then I stared skeptically at the bottle of Missha joy juice, shrugged, shook some drops into my palm, and smooshed/patted it all over my face. It felt nice and smooth going on--kind of like water--and had no scent--kind of like water. I was sure at this point that I'd been victim to a wide-reaching international prank. I followed it with my Hada Labo serum stuff (another product that may or may not be a prank), and my Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream (not a prank, this stuff is the tits).Long story short, I woke up the next morning with the skin of a newborn infant somehow newly attached to my face, and the effects have lasted through the past two weeks of nightly use. WHAT IS THIS MADE OF. Why can we not apply the extent of this genius and technological wonder to issues of climate change, or world peace. Just give all the Nobel Prizes to Korea and be done with it. They win.So, to sum up, you're going to feel silly buying and using this, but just shut up and do it.
16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.
on 10/14/2015 5:12:00 PM
More reviews by Chelseadeluna
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
thinking that this really is only for older women, like someone previously stated.im 22 years old acne prone oily combo but fairly clear nc 20 skin.this didnt sting just like the person below me, but it did itch, caused irritation and breakouts even if i just used it nightly with no sun exposureit was very lightweight like a watery texture..had to sell it, the frosted bottle was cute but thats pretty much useless.
on 10/13/2015 11:43:00 PM
More reviews by zoelovesny
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This is my first review on makeup alley - I felt compelled to review this product because of the odd reaction I had to it. I have very sensitive skin - almost every anti - aging product that I have used has broken me out. Yet typically, either I get a stinging sensation, or I break out in 2-3 days. This product didn't sting, but within 9 hours I had gone from baby smooth skin to a pizza face. I was shocked that a product could leave me this inflamed. I wish I hadn't touched this product - if you have sensitive skin, please be very cautious and spot test!!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/28/2015 12:14:00 AM
More reviews by Beth678
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
On a trip to Singapore, I went a bit nuts with Korean skincare and had heard only good things about the First Treatment Essence. Unfortunately, it's not that clear how and when you apply it but the sales person was very helpful. She told me you use it instead of toner and either put apply it with a cotton pad or with your fingers. I found you had to use so much product to wet the cotton pad enough to apply it that it was a waste. I applied it with my finger by pouring a small amount into my palm, quickly rubbing my hands together and patting it over my face.I used the product for several weeks and although it felt nice and didn't irritate my skin, I really noticed no difference at all. Perhaps it only works for specific skin conditions, like discolouration or acne scarring, because I was decidedly underwhelmed.I didn't hate this product and it certainly didn't make my skin worse but it didn't improve it either. I give it a 'meh' rating and I wouldn't buy it again.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/20/2015 2:23:00 AM
More reviews by cosec00
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
I am not sure of the science behind this product and I've never used SKII, but whatever this is doing to my skin dear spirits in the sky don't let it stop! I love it! My skin looks smoother and brighter. I have issues with eczema like scaley patches on my face--they pop up from time to time and the only relief I get from it are the red welts that replace them when my skin 'calms down'. Its been a nightmare that was getting worse with age.But I started using First Treatment Essence and my skin is calm, smooth--the redness is gone. And I mean gone. Even hydrocortizone never was this effective!Give it a whirl if you happen upon a great sale at Missha.
on 8/14/2015 6:20:00 PM
More reviews by daisyismydog
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I have dehydrated normal-to-dry skin and I found this product made my skin feel very (uncomfortably) tight. I had to use about twice the amount of moisturizer I normally use in order to achieve the same results. When I woke up the next morning I also found my skin to be uncomfortably tight. I only used the product for about a week before giving up on it so I'm not sure that would be long enough to have seen any positive changes in my skin, but I personally did not notice a difference. It very well could work for someone with normal-to-oily skin, and I think it may even have some oil control properties. However, for people with drier skin this may not be the best choice.
on 8/6/2015 9:51:00 AM
More reviews by rongfu
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I have used this product for about 2 weeks and here is my break down, before i begin i have combination skin with slight sensitivity. I read a lot of good reviews about this product being the dupe of the SKII Essence so i decided to try it for myself during the winter season. 1) After apply the product on a cotton pad all over my face, it takes quite a while for it to sink in and leaves a sticky feeling. 2) I realised after 1 week usage i started getting clogged pores all over my face. At first i didn't know what caused it because around that same time i started using a lot of other products too. So after 2 weeks my face was a tragedy. I normally have really clear skin and to see it ruined really annoyed me. 3) Judging from a closer investigation of the reviews from makeupalley as well as many other sites i would say this product is aimed for more older targets. People around the ages groups 30+ because they seem to really appreciate what the product does for them. Where as younger audiences around the 20's have all being saying it CLOGS PORES. In conclusion if you are in your 20's avoid this product is tends to clogs pores for the younger age group, but if you are 30's + i would suggest giving it a try as far as reviews go you will love it.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 7/29/2015 11:49:00 PM
More reviews by Louisefann
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I have been using it for half a month. It just makes my clogged pore getting worse and break my skin out and new blackheads emerged. Its really sticky as well.
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