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Needle Lift First Essence

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A penetration enhancer essence that maximizes absorption and delivery of active ingredients with micro-spicule technology. Designed to resurface, soften, hydrate and plump skin. 


Contains Approximately 600,000 Microscopic Needles (Micro-Spicules)


  • Perfection Peptide P3* – gently exfoliates by loosening the bonds between the surface layer of skin cells.
  • Neosolue AqulioTM** – bonds with water-soluble active ingredients for better and deeper penetration.
  • Hydrolyzed Acacia Macrostachya Seed Extract - promotes deep cellular hydration.
  • Sacran*** – creates a veil of moisture to keep the skin soft and to support the absorption of other active ingredients. 


  • Golden Needle Complex – micro-spicules containing 24K gold colloid plus five botanical extracts to help plump, tighten and firm the skin. 
  • 3 Types of Hyaluronic Acid – provides long-lasting, penetrative hydration.
  • 3 Types of Collagen - helps skin appear softer and plumper.


Micro-spicules are one of the latest innovation in skincare - a microscopic needle-like structure derived from sea sponges. Micro-spicules provide a gentle microneedling effect and assist the delivery of active ingredients deeper into the skin than traditional products. Once the spicules reaches the epidermal layer of the skin, the active ingredients will be released for maximum efficacy to help plump, tighten and firm the skin.

* Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate
** Bis-Ethoxydiglycol Cyclohexane 1,4-Dicarboxylate
*** Aphanothece Sacrum Polysaccharides


1.0 oz/ 30 mL


After cleansing, apply 2-3 pumps evenly onto skin and press gently into the skin to allow for complete absorption prior to applying serum or moisturizer. Essence can be used AM and PM for an extra skincare-boost.

Full Ingredient List

Water, Glycerin, Propanediol,Pentylene Glycol, Diglycerin, Hydrolyzed Sponge,Hydrolyzed Acacia Macrostachya Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate, Gold, Terminalia Arjuna Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Bulbine Frutescens Leaf Juice, Collagen, Hydrolyzed Collagen, AMPD-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Aphanothece Sacrum Polysaccharides, Butylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Bis-Ethoxydiglycol Cyclohexane 1,4-Dicarboxylate, Alcohol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Phenoxyethanol.

    Needle Lift First Essence
    Needle Lift First Essence
    Needle Lift First Essence

    the technology


    Micro-spicules are one of the latest innovations in skincare. They are natural microscopic needle-like structures derived from sea sponges. 

    Micro-spicules provide a gentle microneedling effect which stimulate the regeneration of the skin with very tiny and thin needles (invisible to the naked eye), while filling the pores with active ingredients that go deeper into the skin.

    how it works


    The ‘needles’ will create micro-channels (small holes) in the skin to allow for Medi Lift's Golden Needle Complex and other active ingredients to penetrate deeper, thus mimicking the effects of a gentle microneedling treatment. These micro channels stimulate both cellular regeneration, collagen and elastin production. Once the spicules reach the epidermal layer of the skin, the Golden Needle Complex and other active ingredients contained in the micro-spicules are released for maximum efficacy. Users can feel the tingling sensation as the micro-spicules meet the skin and get to work.
    Our clinical study* shows that micro-spicules deliver active ingredients deeper and better than creams that don’t contain micro-spicules.

    *based on an in-vitro study

    • Deep ingredient delivery

    • Hydrating

    • Targets multiple signs of aging

    • Made in Japan

    the proprietary blend

    Golden Needle Complex

    Micro-spicules containing 24K Gold Colloid plus 5 plant-based extracts

    • Arjuna

      A plant renowned in Ayurveda to help combat skin aging.

    • Kakadu Plum

      A super fruit native to Australia that contains a highly concentrated source of Vitamin C to help brighten and restore skin.

    • Centella Asiatica

      A plant commonly known as Cica or Tiger grass is packed with antioxidants to help strengthen, repair skin barrier and resist visible signs of aging.

    • Bulbine Frutescens

      A succulent plant native to South Africa that helps enhance firmness and elasticity.

    • Red Clover

      A flower plant packed with antioxidants to soothe and comfort, helping skin feel balanced.


    Why are needles (micro-spicules) good for skin?

    The ‘needles’ will create micro-channels in the skin to allow for active ingredients to penetrate deeper, mimicking the effects of a gentle microneedling treatment. These micro channels stimulate both cellular regeneration and collagen and elastin production and allow for improved absorption of Medi Lift’s Golden Needle Complex – a signature blend of 24K Gold Colloid, five plant-based actives, and other active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, and collagen. Once the spicules reach the epidermal layer of the skin, the active ingredients are released for maximum efficacy. 

    Will the micro-spicules remain in skin?

    No, the micro-spicules/needles will naturally shed with your dead skin cells after 72 hours.

    How does it feel?

    You may experience a tingling sensation or redness which is normal as the spicules absorb. Your skin will go back to normal after a few minutes. Rinse with cold or lukewarm water if conditions persist or worsen.

    When is the best time to use it?

    Every morning and night after toners and serums.

    Are all products in the Needle Lift Daily Care Collection safe for pregnant women?

    We recommend pregnant women consult their doctor for  medical advice before using any products.

    Are there any existing clinical studies or consumer panel findings?

    We have completed a small consumer test on 14 women, after 4 weeks, and an in-vitro study of how the spicules deliver ingredients better than products formulated without spicules.

    If used during the day, should you avoid sun exposure?

    There are no known risks of sun exposure when using our products.

    Your daily routine to glowing skin