Saw the great reviews and had to try it. Used it 3 weeks and so far so good.
I started using this as it was a substitute for Missha First Essence due to its price. It is a great hydrator and I have noticed a decrease in the pigmentation (brown spots) on the back of my hands where I swipe after using on my face (can see those changes first).
I've just finished this bottle, I didn't find it made much of a difference in my skin at all, its not drying and doesn't smell at all, which is good, and no bad effects. All around, meh.
Makes my skin feel really smooth after. I try to use it once a week. Very happy with this.
I alternate using this as an essence and also as a toner. Lately I've just been using it by patting onto the face with my fingers. Just not sure if it is to be used as a toner or an essence? After cleansing my face, I will just apply several "skins" of this, then go right to my oil/serum/moisturizer. Too pricey, may have to find alternative...
The Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence is a water-type essence that deeply hydrates and brightens skin tone. Enriched with galactomyces ferment, aloe, camellia and centella asiatica extracts, this essence also helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while soothing the skin. It’s the perfect step to prepare the skin for any routine!
Free of parabens, alcohol, animal oil, mineral oil, artificial fragrance, coloring and benzophenone. Safe for all skin types!
Individual results may vary
Made in Korea
How to Use
After cleansing, apply immediately (or if you are using actives, use after actives step). Take an appropriate amount of essence onto a cotton pad or into the palm of your hands and pat onto skin. Continue with the rest of your skin care routine.
Aqua, Glycerin, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Arbutin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, rh-OLigopeptide-1, Dimethicone, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Physalis Alkekengi Fruit Extract, Acanthopanax Senticosus (Eleuthero) Root Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Panax Ginseng Root, Velvet Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA