SkII Facial Treatment Essence Dupe Review

December 31, 2020

SkII Facial Treatment Essence Dupe Review

Love Your SkII Facial Treatment Essence But Don’t Love The Price? We Feel You!

Aussie Beauty Blogger Hannah English recently tested out two of STYLE STORY’s K-Beauty products that contain THE SAME INGREDIENT as SKII’s much pricier Facial Treatment Essence. Could they substitute for it?

Here’s Hannah’s SKII Facial Treatment Essence dupe review.

The Key Ingredient

Galactomyces ferment filtrate.

Why?

“It has antioxidant effects and moisturising effects, and helps maintain barrier function (Kataoka, Hattori, and Tamura, 2013).”

Comparison To Skii Facial Treatment Essence

“The texture of the SKII is the most watery, Elizavecca is a little more viscous and as one would expect, the CosRx is more viscous again owing to the presence of sodium hyaluronate…

I think the Elizavecca and SKII are interchangeable, both watery and can be used as a hydrating toner essence. The Elizavecca is MUCH more natural if that’s your jam. Natural is not my jam but my philosophy is: the shorter the ingredients list, the better. The CosRx owing to its ingredient list (below) could be used in the serum step of your regimen.”

Would You Repurchase And If So, Why?

“I would repurchase both, the Elizavecca as a hydrating toner step and the CosRx as an all encompassing serum. I would never purchase the SKII Facial Treatment Essence – although I think they paved the way for fermentation in mainstream skincare, I cannot reconcile the price with the ingredient list given the options available.”

Price And Ingredient List Comparison

“SKII Facial Treatment Essence price: $AU100 for 75mL

Ingredients: Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Water, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid.

CosRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence price $AU30 for 100mL

Ingredients: Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Panthenol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Adenosine.

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Galactomyces 97% Serum price: $AU23.95 for 30mL

Ingredients: Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate.”

GET THE FULL REVIEW ON HANNAH'S INSTAGRAM: @ms_hannah_e

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"I would repurchase both, the Elizavecca as a hydrating toner step and the CosRx as an all encompassing serum."

- Hannah English

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