In June 2014, SK-II has launched a new Whitening Spots Care Series – Whitening Power Spots Specialists and Spots Care & Brightening Day Cream – that is said to leave us with 0% worries on spots. I was glad to have an opportunity to give the duo a try recently.
If you have been following my blog, you probably are aware that I’ve been troubling with pigmentation for a while. When spots occur, they seems nearly impossible to erase.
In-depth skin science research by SK-II has revealed a feedback loop between spots and skin damage – where spots formation damages skin, and the subsequent damage triggers the appearance of more spots. When a spot forms, the skin around it becomes damaged, thereby causing a decline in skin turnover. This skin damage stimulates the mechanisms in our cells that produce melanin, melanocyte cells, to go into overdrive and overproduce the pigment, worsening the appearance of spots. This newly discovered vicious cycle is the reason why spots are so tough to remove once it starts.
Key to having 0% worries on spots, even where skin is damaged, is breaking the spots vicious cycle. SK-II’s Ultimate Spots Corrector, featured in the new Whitening Power Spots Specialist, does much more than just reducing spots.
The Ultimate Spots Corrector, featured in the new Whitening Power Spots Specialist, boasts a dual approach towards breaking the spots vicious cycle.
SK-II’s miracle Pitera™ together with YPC, Oats Essence and Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate (DPG), help repair existing damage to skin before it aggravates more severe spots formation, while brightening agents De-melano P3C® and Inositol work to break the core of melanin pillars and reduce spot formation. With this complex, the Whitening Spots Specialists is said to guarantee a reduction in spots even where skin is damaged, in just one bottle.
Fluid and lightweight in texture, the essence is quickly absorbed into skin upon application. Designed to be used twice a day after a toner or Facial Treatment Essence, or approximately 4 weeks of use.
A companion to Whitening Power Spots Specialist is the new Spots Care & Brighten Day Cream, designed to defend skin against daytime damage and lighten the appearance of spots immediately.
It contains the Day Ultimate Spots Corrector – a complex made up of 3 key ingredients – Day Vitamin Booster, De-melano P3C® and Pitera™. A UV sensing capsule, Day Vitamin Booster gradually releases vitamins for the skin when stimulated by UV exposure. The whitening active De-melano P3C® travels deep into skin surface lasting for up to 12 hours. The 2 ingredients work together with Pitera™ to protect skin from daytime damage.
The cream is also specially formulated to adhere tightly to dark spots for an immediate brightening effect. The cream is designed to be used in the daytime as a companion to Whitening Power Spots Specialist, the intensive cream penetrates quickly into skin for up to 12 hours to deliver skincare benefits along with an immediate brightening effect.
After using both Whitening Power Spots Specialists and Spots Care & Brightening Day Cream for about 2 weeks, I’ve noticed the pigment spots are somewhat less visible now. I like the ultra light texture of Whitening Power Spots Specialists that penetrates into the skin easily. I only apply it around the cheekbone areas where most pigment spots are. The Spots Care & Brightening Day Cream leaves a slight white cast upon application, thankfully it’s pretty sheer and may not be noticeable at times. The texture appears rich but it feels light on skin and it doesn’t leave a greasy residue upon application.
- SK-II Whitening Power Spots Specialist – S$176.00 (30ml), S$258 (50ml) and S$339.00 (75ml)
- SK-II Spots Care & Brighten Day Cream – S$167.00 (25g)