My mom is sick today and luckily, today is public holiday. Since I
can't cook much so my dad just ordered a take out.
Anyway, today I'll be reviewing these popular treatment essence which is said as dupe to SK-2.
It's gonna be a long post so you can skip the part that you don't want to read.
Product information :Name : Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment EssencePrice : 42000 won ( approx. RM150 ) *I got it for RM96(+/-)*Product Volume : 150ml
Start with Missha's, this is actually my second bottle despite of the price
Another thing, if you ask for the product link, I can no longer give it because the price is only when they had sale.
Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence claimed ;Defining, lifting, hydration, rejuvenation, anti-wrinkle, tone balancing, restoration, radiance. 6 Free System : Paraben, Mineral Oil, Artificial Color, Silicon, Alcohol and Pigment
Since I'm not really good in English so I had a hard time understanding what defining skin means. So I guess define means to make skin softer. Using this for two bottles, I could tell that this really makes my skin softer.
Considering my age, I don't have problems with sagging. So I just refer to my cheeks to my chin. Lifting usually connected with this V-shaped face. Though I don't have a perfect V-shape but I could tell that my cheeks never went down even though I sometimes gain weight.
Rejuvenation & Anti-Wrinkle
Most of article I read, a lot of them said 18 is the age where you start aging so since I'm over 18, I probably have the same problem too. I did notice a few fine lines on my forehead because of I always furrowed my eyebrow. Since it was really fine which could be hardly noticed, so I'm not really sure if this works.
Tone Balancing & Radiance
I always had problem with dull skin so with the used of this essence, I noticed that my face looks glowy with pink-red radiance. I would love to show before and after but I forgot to take the before pic
This could means a lot. Restore aging skin to youth looking skin, restore dull skin to bright skin, reduce scars. Basically, in my problem, I had dull skin and acne scars and this essence did a great job on that!
It wasn't included in the claim so I just want to add that Missha's smells like herb or something. It was pleasant for me.
Product information :Name : Secret Key Starting Treatment EssencePrice : 38000 wn (approx. RM116) *I got this for RM38*Product Volume : 155ml
This ingredient were taken from qoo10 but I don't know if is the latest one or not. Because I saw another posters seems like outdated or the information is not correct.
I decided to buy Secret Key's as Missha's ran out and since Missha's was pretty expensive for me to buy it every month. One bottle only last me for a month or more because I used them for 3 times a day.
Some of you guys wondered why the original price is so different that the one that I bought. Is mine fake?
No, mine is certified original and Secret Key list two price is their website which is 19,900 won (approx. RM61). I bought from a wholesaler and I guess that's why their price is cheaper? Plus Secret Key always had sales all year around so there shouldn't be claimed on why their price could be cheaper than that.
Secret Key Starting Essence Treatment claimed ;Calming skin, whitening, adjusting skin texture, elasticity, moisturising, improve.7 Free System : Paraben, Mineral Oil, Pigment, Alcohol, Artificial Scent and Benzophene.
This is my third week of trying this essence and I could say that it is pretty good in calming those pimples on face. Though on recent days, I could say that my skin condition is 150% better than before even before I used this. I rarely get pimples anymore but if I do, it would easily disappear *happy mood*
I did experience whitening when I used Missha's but not so much with this. It could be my skin has improved but I don't see anything significantly.
Adjusting Skin Texture
Again, I have problem interpreting what skin texture means so I concluded that this means in changing rough skin to smoother skin. Honestly when my pimples were pretty bad, I could tell that my skin is rough with all the pimples and white head ( I rarely get black head ) and since most part of my skin has improved ( of course with the proper cleansing and food consuming ) , I could tell that my skin is "sube sube"(jap word means smooth)..
When I used Missha's for the first time, I felt so magical when my skin is really smooth and elastic(?)
like those SK-2 ads..haha and Secret Key's did the same too! I mean my "elasticity" means bouncy skin. Not sure how to describe this properly so just watch SK-2 advertisement..
Indeed. My face feels less oilier too and that makes my make up last longer.
Of course! Especially to the problems that I concerned with like acne , dull skin and oily skin.
My first time using this, I think the smell is a bit like chemical but it gradually disappear when you used it frequently.
The purpose of this photo is just want to show the difference between Missha's and Secret Key's. Honestly I prefer Secret Key's better. Not sure why..lol
Anyway, you already read my review so both of them doesn't really have difference that much and works as equal. Between cheap and expensive, which one do you prefer? Sometimes people prefer more popular brand as they believe it would work better. It's all up to you, I just give my opinion :D I myself sometimes had the same kind of perspective too.
Anyway, thanks for reading, I think this is the first time I wrote a lengthily post. Super tiring and I made my brain processed more than I do everyday..XD
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