A few weeks ago, I was extremely delighted to attend one of the most exciting workshops of the year – SK-II First-Ever Global Bloggers Workshop Event. Many thanks to SK-II Singapore for extending this exclusive invitation to me. I was one of the lucky Singapore beauty bloggers to be able to meet face-to-face with top beauty bloggers from Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia!
The day prior to the full-day workshop, SK-II pampered the local and overseas bloggers, except myself (working) and another local blogger, for a rejuvenating Spa Retreat at the newly opened SK-II Boutique Spa @ Millenia Walk. Both of us have our spa treatments on Christmas Eve actually. On the same night, SK-II hosted a private dinner at the Salt Grill @ Ion Sky to welcome the overseas and local bloggers.
SK-II has specially arranged for transportation (to and fro) for each local bloggers to the dining restaurant as well as to the workshop on the next day. The overseas bloggers were staying at the St. Regis Hotel.
P&G’s Associate Director Communcations, Colin G. D’Silva, making a welcome speech.
Here are some of the shots taken during the dinner session. The dinner ended around 10pm….
And the next morning………..
Upon having our breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel, we then proceeded to a private room @ St. Regis for the workshop.
Both speakers from SK-II Global in Japan shared with us the five new dimensions to Akita (started in 1999) which is the world’s first holistic skin tracking study to zero in on the ultimate factors that define beautiful, crystal clear skin at any age. Over the course of 10 years, SK-II’s team of scientists followed the skin biologies of over 100 women to understand how the skin’s bio-physics responds to aging.
Skin results of over 600 women aged between 5 to 65 years showed women living in Akita (north of Japan) to have significantly fewer wrinkles, spots and fairer skin compared to those from another region in the south of Japan (hotter) which has a higher exposure to ultraviolet rays.
Results also indicated that highly stressed people have more facial spots than those with normal stress.
Results also showed that our skin is not necessarily decided by age. You probably won’t believe that the lady A is actually in her late 30s and the lady B is in her early 30s.
The Proof Behind the Five Dimensions
From its introduction over 30 years ago, Facial Treatment Essence remains one of SK-II’s best-sellers today and an icon in the beauty industry. Powered by over 90% Pitera™, it acts directly on the five dimensions of texture, radiance, firmness, spot control and wrinkle resilience.
We did our own spots analysis by placing a hollow card on the cheek area.
We were asked to place a transparent sticker on the crow’s feet area while smiling. Oh my! I could see my crow’s feet lines on the transparent sticker against the brown card. We were also asked to pull our skin on one side to find out how much our skin have actually sagged. Oh no, my skin has sagged pretty much in the recent years! Ahhhhh!!…. Sob sob……
SK-II expert Kun Aum demonstrated the correct way to perform DIY skin firming massage technique.
SK-II expert Kun Aum mapped and analyzed my skin conditions (on five dimensions of texture refinement, firmness power, wrinkle resilience, spot control and radiance enhancement) using the SK-II signature Magic Ring.
Hong Kong Blogger Wong Wing scored an excellent skin analysis result on five dimensions.
With Hong Kong beauty blogger cum makeup artist Wong Wing.
Jury, Korean beauty blogger and myself.
Four beautiful Korean beauty bloggers including Jury (2nd right) and Yunhee (extreme right).
Local beauty bloggers and myself.
A group shot to end the workshop.
Upon the workshop, we then proceeded to the newly revamped SK-II beauty boutique at TANGS Beauty Hall @ Tangs Orchard to experience the tools of proof with a range of SK-II products.
Here’s the last shot of an eventful day. Many thanks to SK-II for this wonderful gathering. Hope to see them (overseas bloggers) again soon.
Upon the event, I was glad to receive a limited edition Rochas Facial Treatment Essence in 215ml.
And a lovely Swarovski thumbdrive (with certificate of authenticity) that contains the press release details.
And I would like to thank Sk-II Singapore for the lovely Christmas Pitera™ Revival Set that contains a Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil, Facial Treatment Gentle Cleansing Cream, Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser, Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, Facial Treatment Essence, Signs Eye Mask, Sign Signature 3D Redefining Mask, Facial Treatment Repair C and StemPower. Love the Rochas red box! <Muack!>