SK II is an Asian luxury skincare brand. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, an iconic product from the line, has phenomenal effects on the skin. Nonetheless, this essence is expensive. I tried on this to check if SK-II lives up to its hype.
So, what is the essence? An essence is a hybrid of a toner and a serum. Firstly, it helps to moisturize the skin and reduces dark spots. Also, it reduces dullness and helps in hydration.
Firstly, you cleanse your skin, apply toner, and then apply essence, followed by a serum and moisturizer. Finally, essence also helps to prep your skin for makeup.
What is SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
SK-II is made with Pitera, which originated in Japan. They found that Pitera or fermented alcohol produces youthful appearances. Japanese workers or ‘to is’ who worked with this in a brewery discovered that their hands looked younger than their faces.
After intensive research, Pitera was then made synthetically and incorporated in this essence. SK-II claims to use Pitera in their skincare products.
Pitera SK-II essence claims to have transformative powers on the skin. It works well on every type of skin. Also, it is thinner than most serum, which lets it get easily absorbed. It is a brightening, whitening, and smoothening product.
How to apply the essence
- Apply 2-3 drops on your hands
- With your 2 hands gently and lightly pad on both of your cheeks
- Make sure your face is completely cover and absorb by the product. It should last for 3-6 months.
My Experience with this facial treatment essence product
The SK II essence bottle is large and glossy. In detail, the packaging is minimalistic and lists the active ingredients that help to moisturize your skin. Its liquidity feels light on the skin.
I used it for a month to review whether it’s worth the money. Here are the benefits I found.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence has proprietary fermented elements, and when I use it, my skin feels hydrated. After using it for a month, I found that my skin has a supple feel, and it feels plump. It is an easy product to incorporate into your beauty routine.
Pitera also protects skin surface damage like from UV rays. It made my skin almost radiant.
SK-II essence comes with a dropper so you can use it directly on your skin. It also has Gen0ptics components that can give rise to dewy skin.
After regular usage, my face feels revitalized.
My face also has a reduced appearance of pores. As a result, the dark spots appeared to be lighter.
It made my skin look visibly brighter.
It helped in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It made my skin more even. SK -II is light on the skin, and it layers well.
SK-ll essence is expensive but you may splurge on it to treat yourself. After all, it is luxury skincare, but all said, it has been tried and tested and thousands of people have benefited. For this reason, if you want to try this one, I’ll say go for it!
Facial Treatment Essence has over 90% pitera, the miracle ingredient discovered over 30 years ago remains essentially unchanged till today.