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 ?