SK-II Facial Treatment Essence vs Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence







Product SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence
Content 150ml 150ml
Price 140 euros 26 euros
Ingredient List Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate(90%), Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Aqua (Water/ Eau), Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid 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,Camomille 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



Missha recently released a copy-cat version of the infamous SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. It has sparked a huge debate among Asian skincare fans, so Hope In A Blog did their research on these two identical products.



There’s no debate here on the price – Missha wins hands down! Priced at only 42,000 wons – and for the same amount ( 150ml ), SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is 4 times more expensive!



Judging from the ingredient list too – Missha Time Revolution Treatment Essence has a LOT more beneficial ingredients from Niacinamide, Licorice Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hyaluronic Acid,  Adenosine and etc compared to the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence which focuses on the Fermentation Extract and no other beneficial ingredients.



The main difference between both is the ferment filtrate. SK-II uses 90% of their infamous Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate, a type of yeast produced during the fermentation of sake. P&G scientists claim that a special filtering process makes Pitera an extra-special yeast by-product but has not published many research to back this up. Missha uses 80% of Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, which is the yeast used to brew beer. It is also interesting that Pitera ( the main ingredient in SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ) is from the same family as Saccharomycescerevisiae , the yeast used in beer and also in Missha The First Treatment Essence. Since they are from the same family, would they have the same effect? Or is the SK-II Saccharomycopsis just a marketing ploy by P&G?



Either way, Missha Time Revolution Treatment Essence is worth the try just for it’s price and the number of beneficial ingredients included in the essence. If it works, SK-II will have a big problem, and i mean, BIG.



Missha seems to be really confident with this product as they are daring to compare their product to the SK-II in their advertistment and website. Looks like they’ve got all their guns ready and ready to fire! Look at the video below and how they blurred the SK-II logo! Hahaha.





Categories: Missha, SK-II
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  • Sasha

    (I think you inverted the prices in the first description at the begining of the article.)

    Anyway, INDEED! If the Missha essence is as good as the Sk-II’s, there will be PANIC at the Sk-II’s headquarters lol

    I have the Sk-II Essence. When I’ll finish it I’ll totally buy the Missah’s.

    • Anonymous

      Haha yes i changed it already!

      • Maryana

        I definitely didn’t need another product at home… But I couldn’t help and snatch one since it was just released in HK. It’s more expensive here, about 25000 krw more. I haven’t used for a long time, just one for 2 days. What can I say, it’s not as nearly good as SK-II. The skin doesnt feel moisturized, nor does it glow like after using pitera. Hmm. I will continue to use it, but even Sum 37 is closer to the real deal. However I should admit that both SK II and SUM 37 gave me a mild reaction but I am
        Absolutely fine with Missha.

        • Anonymous

          woahhhhhh 25$ more expensive??

        • Amy Guo

          now i doubt about it since SK-II didn’t feel moisturized on my skin neither does it leave any glow on my skin. However, i heard otherwise….so i’m going to try when i can…fingers crossed

      • Ing

        Hi Hope, Happy New Year! ^^
        Was wondering where you bought Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence. Missha shop in GMarket doesn’t ship internationally & this essence is on sale. Btw, have you used it ? How does it work on you ?

        • Anonymous

          i will put up the link on the next gmarket haul that is gonna be posted today. a friend bought it!

    • Mandylify

      so did you try missha after your comment months ago? what you think?

      • hopeinablog

        for that price, there’s no complain! i think think the sum37 is the best fermentation essence!

  • aaa

    I have to give my kudos to Missha for trying to go against the star product from SK-II.
    It will be very interesting to see whether Missha’s move will have a big impact on the SK-II essence’s sales.

    Anyhow, in the mean time you can check out the following review

    She made some comparison between the two, based on her experience.
    I don’t read or speak Korean but I used Google translate and from what I was able to understand, she
    liked the Missha’s one more.

    • Anonymous

      time will tell! but the ingredient list seems good!

  • Moon Rabbit

    Been waiting for a post like this to compare the two ^_^ Wow, the ingredients list for the Missha one looks a lot more worth than SK II. When I’m finish with the SK II bottle, I want to give this a try, the price is not so bad at all. I’m a bit bothered by their name though, The FIRST(?) Treatment Essence? Really? Hmm….

    • Anonymous

      hahaha it should be named the Second.. or maybe the First cheaper treatment essence!

  • Luna

    Wow the Missha one looks pretty good when compare side-by-side! Just in time as I’ve got a friend heading to Korea end of the month. I’m definitely putting this on the shopping list. Hope it lives up to the hype!

    • Anonymous

      Crossing fingers!

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  • pinkmagnolia921

    Quite informative! I used SK-II a few years back and now looking at the ingredients I cannot believe that it contains Methylparaben, which has been linked with breast cancer. Most responsible companies are taking it out of their products, and, for the price SK-II charges, you would think their chemists would have come up with a substitute by now!!!

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