Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair VS Missha Time Revolution Night Repair VS Lancome Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate




Last October, Missha released their SK-II copycat product, the Missha The First Treatment Essence Revolution and was a huge hit in Korea. On the 3rd week of it’s release, more than 30,000 bottles were sold. After two months, the essence was sold out. There was even a waiting list ! With the Missha year-end sales – the Missha The First Treatment Essence is enjoying a 30% discount sale – and costs only 30,000 wons. That is about more than 5 times more expensive than the actual SK-II Treatment Essence.



Missha’s next copycat product will be Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. Priced at around 40,000 wons – it is also about 3 times less expensive than the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. Will the Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule achieve the same success?


The Missha The First Treatment Essence is to be used before the Missha Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule :



Here is a quick recap on all three products which their star component here is the Bifida Ferment Lysate , a yeast ferment filtrate.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Lancome Genifique Youth Activator
Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule
50ml – 145,000 wons. 50ml – 165,000 wons 50ml – 42,000 wons
Water\Aqua\EAU, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Methylgluceth-20, Peg-75, Butylene Glycol, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Tripeptide-32, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Cola Acuminata (Kola) Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Pantethine, Caffeine, Glycereth-26, Sodium RNA, Squalane, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Oleth-3, Oleth-5, Bisabolol, Choleth-24, Ceteth-24, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Tea-Carbomer, Trisodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Green 5, Yellow 5, Red 4 Aqua/ Water/Eau, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Octyldodecanol, Citric Acid, Citronellol, Parfum/Fragrance Aqua, Bifida Ferment Lysate,Glycereth-26,Sorbus Commixta Extract, Juniperus Chinensis Xylem Extract,Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane,Butylene Glycol,Niacinamide,Glycerin,Betaine,Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Ophioglossum Vulgatum Extract,Sodium Hyaluronate,Grifola Frondosa (Maitake) Mycelium Ferment Filtrate Extract, Sea Water Maris Aqua,Adenosine,Echium Plantagineum Seed Extract,Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract,Helianthus Annuus SUnflower Extract,Tocopheryl Acetate,Lactococcus Ferment Lysate,Manilkara Multinervis leaf extract, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide,Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract,Cassia Alata Leaf Extract,Lactobacillus Ferment,SCHIZOSACCHAROMYCES FERMENT FILTRATE,Pogostemon Cablin Oil,Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Tripeptide-1,Tripeptide-10 Citrulline,PALMITOYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN,Hydrolyzed Soy Protein,MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL,LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL,Retinol,Cholesterol, Beta-Sitosterol,Panthenol,Cucumis Melo (melon) Fruit Extract,Glyceryl Linolenate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate,Ubiquinone,Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols,Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate,Acetyl Hexapeptide-8,Copper Tripeptide-1,Biotin,Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract,Ethyl Hexanediol,Trifluoropropyl Cyclopentasiloxane,Glyceryl Polyacrylate,Dimethicone ,PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone,PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,PPG-26-Buteth-26,Polysorbate 20,Cyclomethicone,Carbomer,Glyceryl Caprylate,Triethanolamine ,Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer,Acacia Arabica Stem Bark,Dimethiconol,Xanthan Gum,Octyldodecyl,Dipropylene Glycol,Hydrogenated Lecithin,Disodium EDTA,Dextrin,LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT,Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer,HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM MALTODEXTRIN CROSSPOLYMER,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Dipropylene Glycol,Lecithin,GLYCERYL ARACHIDONATE,Ceteth-24,Choleth-24,Cetyl Phosphate,PEG-5 Rapeseed Sterol,BHT,Ceteth-3,Ceteth-5,Silica



Well, just a quick glance at the ingredient list, and it’s decided which to purchase eh? Why pay more for less? Just looking at the amount of actives, their concentration – it’s clear who is the winner. Not forgetting, Missha is also paraben free and artificial colouring free. Hope In A Blog is the only website to have the complete Ingredient List in English, so please link back to this post if you are using it. All three have Bifida Ferment Lysate as their 2nd ingredient on the list, but we do not know the actual % of it!


This is Missha’s warning to the expensive western brands - coherent to the brand’s new motto and tagline : It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over. Time to bring all of you down! Haha.  What’s next for Missha ? Lancome’s Genefique ?


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  • Cynthia

    Scary, just look at the number of artificial fillers Missha uses. A long list of ingredients does NOT mean that it is better!

    • Sarah

      The ingredient list from Estee Lauder is not fully, 100% published. The published list is the compliance %, to comply with regulation. Commercially strong brands are known for exhaustive list of chemicals & are not paraben free nor alcohol free.

    • Anonymous

      Not long, but the number of actives and extracts used were much more in the Missha. Basically it boils down to value for money. Both of them have similar-ish actives and extracts, but with the Missha you have so much more other actives/extracts.

  • Mewena

    J’ai bien envie d’essayer ces 2 produits un de ces jours. Tu as déjà testé le First Treatment Essence ?
    Par contre, je trouve ça toujours aussi effarant que ce genre de copycat soit autorisé O.o

  • Zoe

    Was it actually meant “less” expensive than, rather than “more”?

    • Anonymous

      whooops! thank you!

  • Shirl

    Longer list doesnt mean more value for money. It could mean more chance of reaction to one or more ingredients without knowing what is in it (unless the EL one is not the full ingredient listing as someone says but it would be on the packaging anyways) what is Missha return policy? how about samples? do they have any? Most likely we will be purchasing online if we are not lucky enough to be near a Missha store.

    and with the long list of ingredients and no parabens there is a higher chance of it going off. i’ve decided after trying various non paraben products that they have a way short shelf life or are irritating due to alcohol, citrus or rosemary as preservatives. so I got to go back to paraben preserved products but with it low on the list.

    btw, why does the EL have a sunscreen ingredient for something that is used at night?

    • Shirl

      oops, i meant “reaction without knowing what which ingredient it is”

    • Anonymous

      its because it is used to protect the product from deterioration from uv rays

  • Amy Guo

    i think Missha has decent products~ and I’ve tried both Lancome and Estee Lauder, to be honestly, neither of them appealed to me. Lancome is better than Estee Lauder because it’s less sticky and it smells better. I think I’m into this Missha stuff.

  • angel

    has the missha ingredients been verified? i mean, could they just simply say they have all this stuff in their product but actually they do not? it is a very long list of ingredients! i am wondering if they should all go together or some could counteract the effect of others?

    • hopeinablog

      its a typical korean ingredient list. they are usually packed with actives and extracts but usually the concentration is very small for each extract

  • luhunnie

    I’m in love with this Missha serum–this and the First Essence Treatment preceding it are my skin’s holy grail products. I’ve been back in the states for 2 months on vacation and had to use TWO products just to replace this serum: Body Shop Nutriganics drops of youth AND smoothing serum. It’s still not as good as my Missha TR! Can’t wait to go back to Korea in a few weeks and grab a new one!

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