[REVIEW] Scinic First Treatment Essence

Scinic First Treatment Essence Review:

First treatment essences are an essential in every multi step Korean inspired skincare routine. Today the market is flooded with first treatment essence from different brands all promise to have more than ninety percent galactomyces ferment filtrate extract. I have the Missha first treatment essence and I have also tried the SK2 first treatment essence, so when I saw that Scinic has a first treatment essence for an unbeatable price I had to try it out.


– “The essential essence strengthens the base of the skin by improving skin’s own rhythm’’

– Scinic First Treatment Essence also helps improve skin tone and boost hydration without the use of parabens, artificial colors, silicone, ethanol, mineral oil and benzophenone
– 90% Galactomyces, which is a wonderful fermented ingredient

– Improves dull complexion


Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate,Butylene Glycol ,Glycereth-26, Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Adenosine, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Water, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Rubus Coreanus Fruit Extract, Sea Water, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA,Citric Acid

Scinic First Treatment Essence Review

How to Use:

After washing your face, apply moderate amount and pat for absorption

Volume: 150 ML

My Skin Type: Oily T Zone Normal to Sensitive U Zone

Scinic First Treatment Essence Review:

The Scinic first treatment essence is a watery thin essence just like many first treatment essences in the market. The first treatment essence does not smell like anything in particular but there is no yeasty or fermented smell. There is a slight slip to this essence the viscosity however is same as water.

Scinic First Treatment Essence Review

As you take some in your palm it feels exactly like water however as you start patting onto your skin you immediately feel your skin being hydrated. The essence is perfect for oily skin like mine. It is not too hydrating, just the right amount of hydration.

I usually use this essence first after cleansing just like you would normally use a toner and it does impact the absorption of the other products that you will be applying on top.

Scinic First Treatment Essence Review

I also tried using this essence with a compressed sheet mask and it gave me a slight glow and amazing hydration and also the products I layered on top absorbed very well.

Many times when I am having a lazy night, I just use this essence for the 7 skin method and I get a boost of hydration. The fine lines around my nasolabial folds are plumped out. I do not notice an immediate glow however.

The next morning “the fte glow” is evident. Even though it is advised by the brand to use it within 12 months from opening, the lack of preservatives makes me feel the essence should be consumed in 3 months of opening.

This first treatment essence is not as good as the SK2 first treatment essence or the Missha First Treatment essence in terms of imparting “the fte glow”. The hydration abilities are also not as good as the missha first treatment essence or the SK2 one but you can easily layer this product to get desired hydration.

Will I rebuy? Yes I LOVE essences. I feel I can never have enough in my stash and this essence is priced reasonably so this is an amazing essence for making DIY masks.

Even though I prefer my Missha essence over this for daily in my routines however I love DIY sheet mask with this and a compressed sheet mask in the mornings. I usually store this essence in the fridge so I can use this for cooling and de puffing my face in the morning with a DIY mask.

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Where to buy:

Amazon Prime | eBay

Have you tried Scinic First Treatment Essence?

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1 thought on “[REVIEW] Scinic First Treatment Essence”

  1. I actually have it and I paired it with the rice water bright and Blueberry Rebalancing 5.5 cleanser. I’m absolutely obsessed, I have oily skin and some small acne/blackheads. My Face is a lot smother and bright, I will definitely continue using Korean skin Care products. ( I also use Olay night firming cream once in a while )


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