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About the product

What Is It:

Looking for an elegant and exciting new alternative to your first treatment essences? Let us introduce you to the Swanicoco The Bio Theraphy 1st Essence.
Swanicoco’s The Bio Theraphy 1st Essence starts your routine off on the right foot every time with a super shot of bifida ferment lysate, a probiotic rich in skin-beneficial proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It’s like a boost of pure health for your skin. The high quality glass bottle ensures the stability of this first-step treatment, so that it’s just as effective and fresh from beginning to the last drop.
What makes this treatment extraordinary is what it doesn’t contain. Swanicoco The Bio Theraphy 1st Essence is ultra concentrated and sees no reason to load the formula down with fillers. To maximize its effectiveness, they’ve kept only the essentials. Inside you’ll find only super potent Bifida Ferment Lysate, Butylene Glycol, skin soothing Allantoin, and Xanthan Gum. That’s it, not a single thing ingredient more.
Swanicoco’s The Bio Theraphy 1st Essence, is completely unscented, so sensitive noses and skins don’t have to worry about perfumes or other scents that could potentially irritate. Your skin is prepped to receive the maximum benefits of the rest of your routine — no fuss, no muss.
Wondering how Swanicoco fares against other FTEs? When tested against essences from other brands, Swanicoco’s essence was found spread deep within layers of skin, while other essences merely effected the outer layer of skin. With its all-natural, fermented components, the Bio Theraphy 1st Essence just might be your new preferred solution to hydrate and fortify dry and weak skin!

Our insight:

Fermentation essences are best used generously so that skin can receive the full benefits of the natural ingredients. Don’t be afraid to really splash it on, and don’t be afraid to layer! This essence is lightweight, unscented, and slightly thicker than water, making it a perfect product to layer on.

How to use:

It’s recommended to use this essence within 10 seconds after cleansing your face (no one likes a dry face!), so keep this trusty essence handy by your sink! Dispense a generous amount into palm and spread over face. Pat gently to promote absorption.


Ingredients: Bifida Ferment Lysate, Butylene Glycol, Allantoin, and Xanthan Gum.

Brand info:

Beauty brands that claim to be nature-based are a dime a dozen in South Korea, but Swanicoco takes that claim seriously. With the commitment to ensuring that each Swanicoco product consists of 90% to 100% natural ingredients, Swanicoco has risen to the top of Rankey.com’s list of natural cosmetics in Korea. And it’s no wonder. Beloved for their standout products like the Bitamin C line, the Centella Asiatica Salve (an editor favorite), and PHA 10% Coco Soft Peeling Cream, Swanicoco is on a mission to disprove the notion that natural ingredients are less effective. Swanicoco harnesses Korea’s high-tech biotechnology to provide products with not just time-honored botanical ingredients but those that are science-based, ranging from epidermal growth factors to snail mucin to fermented ingredients. Originally founded in 2000 by Seong Chunseon as a way to treat her family’s sensitive skin, Swanicoco soon expanded to a business after Seong started getting rave reviews of her naturally fermented soaps from her neighbors. Today, Swanicoco boasts a collection of over 150 products, ranging from skincare and color cosmetics to hair and body care and, of course, Seong’s fermented soaps (now offered in nine varieties). There are 28 Swanicoco retail locations throughout Korea as well as a robust online presence. A favorite of insiders in the beauty community, Swanicoco continues to operate in the spirit of its founder, making each product as if it were for their own family.

Reviews & Comments 2


I've been using this as my FTE for months. It absorbs quickly, has a nice watery consistency and feels like it primes my skin for other products to work their magic! I have another bottle on standby because this is an HG for me. 🌹


This essence is amazing! My skin just drinks it up. It has little to no scent, which I like. I’m just about to finish my first bottle, have a second waiting patiently in my cupboard and have just ordered a third! I cannot be without it.

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