Start your routine on the right foot with Swanicoco’s The Bio Theraphy 1st Essence, an unscented, fermented first essence that preps your skin to receive the maximum benefits of the rest of your routine. Brimming with bifida ferment lysate, a probiotic rich in proteins, vitamins, and other minerals, this essence moisturizes and strengthens the layers of your skin. Only three other ingredients make up this essence: butylene glycol, xanthan gum, and skin-soothing allantoin.


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. Based on natural fermented components, the Bio Theraphy 1st Essence just might be your solution to hydrate and fortify dry and weak skin!

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.


It’s recommended to use this essence within 10 seconds after cleansing your 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.

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’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.

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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.