SK-II is one of the most sought-after beauty brands from health and beauty retailers here on InternationalOnlineShopping.com; a cosmetic company from Japan that is famed for their miracle ingredient Pitera which is found in their signature product the Facial Treatment Essence. There are a lot of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence reviews out there that offer a myriad of opinions so I decided to try it out myself to see what all the hype is about and give you the low down on what I found.
First, just a bit of background into my skin type. I’ve always had very oily skin, even more so now that I live in Singapore with all it’s humidity. I used to be prone to getting acne in my t-zone but thankfully that cleared up when I was in my mid-20’s. The marks from my acne which were never that prominent to begin with have all disappeared and my skin is generally quite clear except for a couple of little moles, skin tone is fairly even and the texture of my skin is quite smooth and soft. Now that I’m in my 30’s I notice that I have a couple of laugh lines near my eyes and the pores near my nose could do with being a little less enlarged.
The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence contains 90% Pitera which is supposed to make spots and moles less visible, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and refine the skin’s texture making it softer, smoother, firmer, radiant and crystal clear. All this sounds good to me so I have been using it twice daily over the last few weeks as they recommend using it for at least 14 days in order to notice any difference.
On first application I noticed that it had a lovely water-like consistency and absorbed immediately into my skin and didn’t leave a sticky residue. It’s actually very similar to a toner but it should be used after your regular toner. I’ve been applying it morning and night together with my usual face products and after 2 weeks I have to admit that I did notice that my skin was feeling softer and my skin tone was looking more even. The firmness of my skin and pore size has also improved somewhat. Only time will tell if it actually has any effect on reducing my moles and laugh lines. My skin has always had a glow to it, probably because it’s oily and also because my usual face cleanser contains exfoliation granules so I didn’t see any improvement in terms of radiance of my skin but the Pitera in the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is supposed to exfoliate the skin so I suspect that others would find the radiance of their skin improve as I truly believe that exfoliation is the key to great skin! Anyway I’m definitely happy with the results so far and will continue using it and I think I’m going to recommend it to my friends back in the UK too because it’s lovely and hydrating which is perfect for the winter months when the weather can get quite dry.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my review of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. If you’re looking to purchase some check out my SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Price Comparison. Also please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the product if you are currently using it or if you have any questions!