From Nature Age Treatment Essence Review

I often feel that the Asian beauty products that become popular in the West are somewhat arbitrary. Take first treatment essences, for example. Missha FTE is one of the first products people reach for when first adopting a Korean beauty routine, yet there are dozens, if not hundreds, of other first essences that remain virtually unknown even though they have very similar ingredients.

For example, there’s the From Nature Age Treatment Essence. It first fell on my radar after /u/GiveMeABreak25 repeatedly raved about it and again later, as luck would have it, when I received a sample from a Testerkorea order and fell in love. Whereas the Missha essence did not seem to do much for my skin other than make it wet, this essence feels like it penetrates through to the nether regions of my skin to deliver a much needed dose my hydration and glowiness. Used after cleansing, it makes my skin feel renewed and rebalanced. In other words, I think this essence is due some much deserved attention and so here we are.

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AT A GLANCE

The Claim
Wrinkle Repair & Whitening for the first step of skin care

Where does it fit in your routine?
This is a first essence. Use it after all cleansing steps.

Size and Price
This bottle contains 150ml of product. I purchased this from Yesstyle for ~$20, but it is no longer on their website. It is available on Ebay for $22.49 or if you are feeling savvy and want to try your hand at a forwarding service, Memebox Korea has it for 9900KRW ($8.13 USD).

Packaging
This comes in a glass bottle. I’m in constant battle with the bottle because it likes to collect finger prints like nobody’s business and it drives me bananas!

Fragrance
There’s a hint of yeast, but it’s very mild. I don’t notice it at all anymore. No artificial fragrance, essential oils, or any added fragrance of any kind.

Color and texture
This essence is completely clear and has a thin, runny texture like water, but with more slip.

What’s in it?

The ingredient list is simple but keenly focused. Other than the ingredients discussed above, there are also a handful of extracts, some fermented some not, but very little else! For those of you that don’t like “fillers” in your products, you really can’t ask for much more!

Acne Triggers & Irritants
Cosdna identifies Butylene Glycol (1) as an acne trigger

Full Ingredients
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Water, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharomyces/Angelica Dahurica Root Ferment Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Flower Extract, Ipomoea Hederacea Seed Extract, Butylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin

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PERFORMANCE

I’ve been using this bottle for a little over two months and it is very nearly empty (which is why I’m finally getting my act together to write this review). In that time, it’s become an absolute staple in my routine.

First essences are supposed to deliver a concentrated but easily absorbable dose of skin-beneficial ingredients. This essence does that. With regular use of this essence, my skin looks and feels healthier, and on the days I’ve gone without, my skin looks lackluster, seems to be more easily irritated than usual, and is more prone to dryness. I can’t quite pinpoint exactly what this product is doing, but since I’ve started using it, my skin feels healthier and generally more resilient to thinks like cold, dry weather.

If that was all this essence did, it would still be a great product, but there’s more. Likely due to the significant niacinamide concentration (credit once again to /u/GiveMeABreak25 for obtaining the concentration), this essence is also surprisingly hydrating! When I use this, I don’t feel the need to use a hydrating toner at all. Also, on days when my skin needs a little extra help, I’ve been using this essence to make lotion masks, which expunges any hint of dehydration and also seems to have calming effects to my skin.

The essence also absorbs easily, does not leave any residue or stickiness, and does not irritate my face at all. It also layers extremely well under creams. Overall, you could say I’m quite happy with this essence!

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The Takeaway

This is probably the hardest working, dehydration fighting, skin plumping first essence you’ve never heard of. It is by far my favorite essence that I’ve tried to date!

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Disclosure: This product was purchased by me. This post contains an affiliate link. See here for my full disclosure policy. 

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22 thoughts on “From Nature Age Treatment Essence Review

  1. Daniell says:

    I ordered this a couple of weeks ago and am eagerly awaiting its arrival…even more so now!! If it works for you, there’s a good chance that it’ll work for me!! Thanks for another great review!

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  2. Kelley says:

    SK II had me at its yeast-y goodness. The crazy thing was I couldn’t really tell what it was doing to my skin, but it felt so nice patting on, absorbing instantly, and smoothing. But $200 for yeasty water? Do you know how many sheet masks I could get for that??? So I bought a few tiny samples & traded off with secret key (close smell and feel) and nature republic (perfume-y but more moisturizing. This one sounds like a viable option!!

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    • V. Rex says:

      Every once in awhile I think I should try SKII but I’m a little scared I’ll love it and decide I need it forever. $200 is definitely a bit much for yeasty water, when you put it that way LOL.

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    • V. Rex says:

      Hi there! I haven’t used Cosrx Galactomyces yet – I think the original naming of it scared me off – but the ingredients do look pretty similar so that’s a really good question! Maybe I’ll try that one next!

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  3. Cindy says:

    Oh who was it on IG that just mentioned this? She referenced you, and now here I am reading your review lol!

    I’m currently using Cosrx’s Galactomyces essence as a booster to Chel’s Snowbang, which I have no idea if I can do…but it’s been a pretty happy duo after toning. Let me know if you can find it anywhere else! I haven’t bought off of TesterKorea, and Avecko still terrifies me despite the guides in r/AB! >_<

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  4. justputitonmyface says:

    Firstly, I had no idea you wrote this review lol and I got so many shout-outs! So thanks! (I’m /u/GiveMeABreak25) but I found it by googling it to share with someone else. Just a heads up-they have expanded the line and now have a galactomyces cream to go with it that I am ANXIOUSLY awaiting from KoreaDepart if you want to check out their other stuff!

    Here is the link! http://en.koreadepart.com/cosmetics-brand/From+Nature/

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  5. LeeLee says:

    Bought my bottle from skin garden in Tokyo. Was a bit scared at first of whitening effect. I’m blond blue eyed. Dont need to be any whiter. But I absolutely love. Also helps heal if you’ve picked at your face & also after waxing your lip or brow area. Great product!

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