Last Friday, I was glad to be invited to join SK-II Singapore in celebrating the opening of their newest beauty boutique at the newly revamped TANGS Beauty @ TANGS Orchard. This new boutique was officially opened on 24 October 2012. Spanning 29 square metres, the new boutique is the latest addition to SK-II’s latest beauty arsenal of iconic boutique and boasts a series of world-class designs coupled with a conducive retail space that denote the unique Pitera heritage at the heart of SK-II.
The new boutique flaunts a new dedicated trial fixture, Crystal Play Space – the first-ever 3,600mm play space ever introduced at a prestige beauty boutique from SK-II. It is also framed by a first-ever 3-D crystal ceiling from SK-II that plays with natural light to express the miracle of Pitera on skin, bringing to life the key dimensions of radiance, translucence, youthfulness and luminous glow.
Helmed by an open concept, the highlight of Crystal Play Space is a revamped shingle tester bar whose design won a silver award at the 2010 POPAI (Point of Purchase Advertising International awards in Paris, the Oscar awards for design work in the skincare bar and shelf category).
The SK-II boutique at TANGS Beauty is also the first to showcase SK-II’s expert skincare regimens through a self-guided area flanked by iPads containing step-by-step application techniques to foster greater shopper engagement and interactivity.
Consumers can also get their skin tested with SK-II’s groundbreaking counseling tool – Magic Ring – that is exclusively developed by SK-II’s Research & Development innovation centre in Kobe, Japan. It is equipped with features new to existing skin imaging counseling tools so as to identify our specific Ageless Vector to enable the design of a personalized anti-aging skincare regimen to optimize our skin’s aging needs.
I will be sharing more about the Magic Ring and my 10-day StemPower challenge, showcasing before and after results using the innovative counseling tool Magic Ring. Do stay tuned!
In addition to Magic Ring (analyzing five dimensions of skin firmness, texture, radiance, spot control and wrinkles resilience), SK-II also provides another beauty counseling tool that can analyze our skin hydration, sebum on T-zone and U-Zone, skin tone color and the correct foundation color which only takes about five minutes of our time.
Wow! The sebum level on my T-zone and U-zone are scoring 50 which indicates oily!
(1) I’m happy with my hydration level result, scoring at 44. I was told it was considered good. (2) My pore size result scores well too. The appearance of enlarged pores are not really visible. (3) It was an eye opening! I didn’t realize I actually have pinkish skin tone. All these while, I’ve been assuming to have yellow undertone actually! It’s never too late to find out my true skin color. (4) Searching the right foundation shade for my skin tone. Finding the right foundation shade is as good as searching for the best-fitting bra.
I didn’t realize this form was supposed to be marked by the consultant after the test and I actually did the first two scoring on my own. Hee hee wrong scoring ……. I didn’t know my skin condition well enough. My recommended foundation color is No. 330.
Spotted this giant size iconic Facial Treatment Essence at the boutique.
Something for the men, SK-II Men collection.
Following two successful collaborations with the venerable house of ROCHAS, this year, SK-II once again teams up with the iconic fashion house to create a limited edition version of the beauty brand’s signature Facial Treatment Essence.
Retailing at S$209 for 215ml, this limited edition Facial Treatment Essence bottle is wrapped in the beautifully intricate and famous ROCHAS lace that comes accessorized in soft frosted glass and red and silver tones that celebrate the light and sparkle of the season.
If you are visiting the boutique, do check out the eight exclusive limited edition festive coffret sets that are great as a Christmas gift for your loved ones. SK-II’s latest offerings include the newly launched STEMPOWER moisturizer, Cellumination Essence EX and SK-II Men Facial Treatment Essence. The signature iconic Facial Treatment Essence is included in every coffret sets.
This Pitera Essence Set, retailing at only S$99 (usual price S$142), that comes with a nice squarish bag, a design of ROCHAS, is one of the popular SK-II coffret sets available this festive season. It comprises of a Facial Treatment Essence 75ml, a Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 40ml and a piece of Facial Treatment Mask.
This Best Of Best Set, retailing at S$727 (that is worth S$1084), is only exclusively available at this newly opened SK-II boutique at TANGS Beauty @ TANGS Orchard. It comprises of:
Facial Treatment Essence 215 ml
Facial Treatment UV Protection 30 ml
Facial Treatment Essence 30 ml
Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser 20 g (x2)
Facial Treatment Cleansing Lotion 40 ml
Facial Treatment Gentle Cleansing Cream 15 ml
Facial Treatment Repair C 15 ml
Facial Treatment Mask 1 pc
Skin Signature 3D Redefining Mask 2 pcs
STEMPOWER 80 g
Cellumination Essence Ex 50 ml
Upon the event, I was pleased to receive a goodie bag that contains a Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser and 2 pieces of Signs Eye Masks. Thank you SK-II Singapore for the lovely gifts!
Do stay tuned for my next SK-II post on my 10-day StemPower challenge! See ya soon!