For the longest time, I have always wanted to try SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. I have been receiving good reviews on how wonderful this ‘Pitera’ product is. But I was a bit skeptical and hence choose to hold back due to a ‘stupid’ myth I’ve heard from different friends since many years ago.
“It is a miracle product that can help you to achieve a crystal clear skin BUT if you start using it, you can’t stop. You need to keep on using it and if you don’t, your skin will start to get even worse than what it was before.” Hahaha!!! Stupid right?!
Ironically, before I even start using SK-II product, a few of my friends and colleagues who admire my skin, will all ask if I’m using SK-II. It is amazing to see people perceive SK-II as a ‘miracle’ skincare for good-looking skin.
Skin Balancing Essence. Women everywhere are so passionate about Facial Treatment Essence that they describe it as their ‘miracle water’. Pitera, the seemingly magical ingredient found in all SK-II products, helps restore vital balance by promoting the skin’s natural 28-day surface renewal process. This single blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids produces a seemingly miraculous rebirth of appearance. With over 90% pure Pitera, Facial Treatment Essence is the ‘heart’ of every SK-II Skincare ritual. Rely on it daly to moisturise, balance and renew. Skin absorbs the benefits almost on contact. The result is supple, smooth, radiant skin.
Basically, there are only total of seven ingredients in SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. And they are mainly Pitera, humectant agents, water and some preservatives. What a simple ingredient list! Facial Treatment Essence is claimed to contain the most concentrated amount of Pitera (90%) of all the SK-II skincare products. Well not too sure if it is true but I will give SK-II a benefit of the doubt on its concentration.
Pitera is claimed to be rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, organic acids and other natural ingredients beneficial to the skin.
Pitera, a naturally-occurring liquid from the yeast fementation process, is discovered by scientists when they noticed the elderly workers working at a sake brewery in Japan had wrinkled faces, but extraordinarily soft and youthful hands. SK-II claims that this is a miracle ingredient that has helped many celebrities and beautiful women around the Asia and the world to achieve crystal clear skin.
SK-II believes that long-term SK-II users have clearer and more translucent skin than non SK-II users. With this strong believe, that is why so many SK-II consumers have been faithfully using it for many years. Not too surprised that is how the myth came about.”Your skin will get even more worse than it was before if you stop using SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.” So I challenged the claim/myth and decided not to continue using SK-II Facial Treatment Essence after finishing one bottle. The result : My skin doesn’t get worse at all!
I have tried two different ways of using SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. On the first month – I warm up my palms by rubbing both hands, then I pour the essence on my palms and gently pat on my face (demonstrated by Qi Qi on the advertisement). After a month later – I decided to use a cotton pad instead of my hands. First I rub my skin with the cotton pad that is soaked with essence (just like a toner) and then I turn the pad around and gentle pat my skin with the cotton pad. I prefer the second method as I feel it is a better way for my skin to receive nutrients.
Many of us may consider Facial Treatment Essence as a lotion (due to its dilute liquid) but actually it is a serum.
After 2 months of usage, my skin is superficially hydrated and tone. Thankfully, this ‘miracle water’ doesn’t cause any irritation to my sensitive skin. My skin also feels fresh and clean, I guess partly because I have applied essence with the cotton pad. In this way, it not only helps to penetrate the nutrients onto my skin but also helps to remove the dirt and residue from the skin.
Will I buy it again? Yes definitely!