Review: Missha Time Revolution, The First Treatment Essence


Today I will be doing a in-depth review of the Missha Time Revolution, The First Treatment Essence. I've been using the mist bottle for about 3 months now and recently purchased the 150ml bottle online, which I've also been using for about a month now. After hearing that this product was similar to the highly popular SK II Facial Treatment Essence, I was willing to give it a try. Despite not yet trying the SK II essence, the price difference alongside positive reviews convinced me to buy it. The 150ml SKII Facial Treatment Essence is priced at $138 AUD as appose to the 150ml Missha Time Revolution, The First Treatment Essence for $75 AUD.

Main ingredient: What is fermented Yeast Extract?
Fermented yeast is a naturally derived source of vitamin B that encourages skin regeneration and maintains healthy glowing skin. This is achieved by the fermentation process. This process enables yeast extracts to naturally produce various vitamins and antioxidants that are beneficial for skin renewal. The many benefits of fermented yeast includes anti ageing, moisturising and reduces the appearance of fine lines and skin pigmentation. Fermented yeast also happens to be the main ingredient that SK II uses in their products.

  • Soothing
  • Contains 80% fermented yeast
  • Smoothing 
  • Balances sebum levels 
  • Moisturising 
  • Improving skin tone 
  • Firming 
  • Wrinkle repairing     
  • Boosting



150ml Glass Bottle -
  • The bottle is made of a heavy tinted glass, so I would not consider the packaging to be travel friendly. 
  • Each glass bottle includes a secure plastic screw lid.
  • In order to control the amount of product between each use, a small sized hole functions to dispense the product onto your had or a cotton pad.


120ml Mist
  • The aerosol mist can is made of a light weight metal, allowing it to be much more travel friendly.
  • Unlike the glass bottle the mist is not packaged in a box since it is less fragile. 
  • The mist has a pull on and off plastic lid that securely prevents the aerosol pump from being accessed between each use.



The aerosol can releases a very fine mist that moisturises the skin's outer layer. As directed in the instructions you should use the spray approximately 20cm away from the face, followed by gently patting the product into the skin allowing it to fully absorb. The mist feels very light but also slightly sticky when first applied to the skin. However the stickiness will disappear after a few minutes. The mist essence can also be used as a regular setting spray for after or even before make up application, as a touch up tool. This essence can also be layered on top of your toner in order to assist other skin care products that you may want to layer on top e.g. serums to absorb effectively into the skin.

My opinion
  • I noticed that this product was especially useful in prepping my face for make up as it not only moisturised my face but also left a very healthy glow to my skin even before make up application. 
  • If my skin was ever feeling very tight and dry at any point in the day, particularly in cold weather, layering this mist on top would relieve any dryness. 
  • I typically use this essence after my toner as a a part of my regular Night skin care routine.

The glass bottle essence offers a completely different application process in comparison to the mist and contains a lot more product. In order to apply the essence it is recommended that you dispense the product onto a cotton pad before gently wiping onto the face, followed by lightly tapping your hands against the skin  in order to help the essence absorb completely. This essence much like the mist is applied after the toner as usual. The formula is also quite sticky similar to the mist but instead is in a liquid water like consistency.

My opinion
  • I would continue to use this after toner application by applying small amounts to my palm and gently patting it into the skin. I feel that this wastes less product and absorbs better into the skin. 


I did not notice any scent for both products in this range.

My results

After using both products for a total of 4 months, I had noticed some changes in my skin. I would first like to mention that when using this product for the first time, I did experience a slight tingly sensation that over time my skin had adjusted to. However I wouldn't worry about this too much as I did not experience any adverse skin reaction as a result of using this product.

During these few months I had observed that the texture of my skin had gotten significantly smoother and clearer. I don't suffer from any severe case of acne to say that it has prevented any break outs but when I do, I've noticed that this product nourishes and moisturises the problem area, speeding up the recovery process of any break outs I would get.

My skin also feels a lot firmer and subtle after using these products. It has reduced any dryness around my nose especially and has overall made my skin look and feel so much more healthier. I feel that this product gives you naturally glowing skin that not only deeply moisturises but also improves the entire quality of your skin. I highly recommend trying this product first before splurging on the SK II essence and see the results for yourself!


  • Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Ginseng Ferment Filtrate - Is a skin conditioning agent that softens the skin's texture and reduces moisture loss. 
  • Propandiol - Controls pH.
  • Glycyrrhiza (Licorice) Root Extract - Is a form of Antioxidants , tightens pores and contains skin conditioning agents.
  • Niacinamide - Improves the appearance of dry skin by deeply moisturising the skin. 
  • Bifida ferment lysate - Retains the skin's moisture, protects the skin from sun damage and improves elasticity.  
  • Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract - Anti inflammation properties. 
  • Betaine - Originally produced from coconut oil and is known as an active skin conditioning agent that also contains surfactants (prevent product from foaming, assist in keeping the skin clean) and Viscosity increasing agents (thickens water). 
  • Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract - Is a plant extract derived from amaranth seed that contain anti ageing properties and emollient agents (moisturising, softening the skin). 
  • Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract - Is produced from the plant Piper Methysticum and contains skin conditioning agents. 
  • Beet root extract - Contains antioxidants that actively moisturises and tones the skin. 
  • Centella Asiatica Extract - Contains anti-inflammatory properties that calm the skin.
  • Portulaca Oleracea Extract - Has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract - Is antimicrobial agent that prevents the growth of bacteria and kills other microorganisms. 
  • Chamomile Flower Extract - Used to treat inflammation and other skin irritation and treats some cases of acne. Also has anti allergic properties. 
  • Cornus Officinalis Extract - Skin conditioning agent 
  • Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract - Is an anti-inflammatory that also helps to retain moisture in the skin. 
  • Bamboo Tree Extract - Helps the skin absorb other essential vitamins and minerals that allow your skin to glow. 
  • Cassia Alata Leaf Extract - Helps to treat some skin conditions and also function as a cosmetic astringent. 
  • Hydrogenated Lecithin - Reduces the appearance of dry skin by deeply moisturising and softening the skin's texture. 
  • Sodium Hyaluronate - Hydrates the skin to prevent dry flaky skin. 
  • Triethylhexanoin - Is a skin conditioning agent that also thicken any water substances
  • Penylene Glycol - Is a hair conditioning agent that also functions as a preservative.
  • Glycerin - Is known as a humectant that prevents the product from drying out. 
  •  PEG-0 Hydrogenated Castor Oil - Functions as an emulsifier and surfactant (allow all ingredients to mix together).
  • Hydrolyzed Corn Starch - Functions as an opacifying agent (create a pearl like appearance) or a humectant (prevents the product from drying out) 
  • Raffinose - Moisturising properties 
  • Polyquaternium-51 - Is a skin conditioning agent and a humectant. 
  • Water 
  • Tromethamine - Functions as an active buffering agent (controls pH levels from changing drastically) and a masking ingredient (neutralises the products scent) 
  • Lactobacillus Ferment - Functions as a skin conditioning agent and a product preservative. 
  • Adenosine - Is an anti-inflammatory ingredient that also contains anti ageing properties.
  • Ethylhexyl Glycerin - Functions as a skin conditioning agent, a surfactant and a preservative. 
  • Acetic Acid - Is an organic acid used to control the skin's pH levels.
  • Lactic Acid - Functions as an exfoliant (removes dead skin), a humectant and a pH adjuster (controls the pH in the product). 
  • 1,2-Hexanediol - A hair conditioning agent and preservative 
  • Phenoxy Ethanol - Preservative. 

For additional ingredients info. visit 

Cosmetic Info Truth in Ageing  EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database 

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