Feeling Fancy with SK-II

Hey guys! I know I did a post recently on SK-II and their new campaign; Face The Wild | Face The Camera but I didn’t really get the chance to focus in on some of the best products from the brand.

In this post, I wanted too share a brief history on SK-II and shed some light on these few products I have been loving.

SK-II (pronounced S-K-Two) is a Japanese prestige beauty brand launched in 1980. It is owned by Procter & Gamble and is sold and marketed as a premium skin care solution in East Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.

SK-II claims the active ingredients can make skin younger and marketing supports claims of visible improvements within 1 month.

 SK-II was developed by Japanese scientists during the 1970s, who were looking into using more naturally derived ingredients. While observing workers at a sake brewery, they observed that elderly workers had wrinkled faces that showed their age, but their hands were smooth, clear and younger looking from years of submerging their hands in the fermented yeast. After much research and development, the strain of naturally occurring yeast was isolated for use.

Facial Treatment Cleanser

A hydrating, highly effective, gentle facial cleanser that leaves skin conditioned and smooth.

This ultra-hydrating cleanser with concentrated Pitera creates a fine textured lather and bubbles to effectively cleanse the skin. Upon washing, it leaves skin moisturized up to 30 minutes, is gentle on delicate skin, and provides additional hydration while keeping skin clean. This luxurious lathering cream has been specially formulated to cleanse, purify, and hydrate, helping to leave your skin feeling comfortably conditioned and velvety smooth.

Facial Treatment Clear Lotion

A purifying toning lotion with Pitera™ and hydroxy acids to exfoliate dead skin cells and impurities while prepping the face for its skin care regimen.

Facial Treatment Clear Lotion acts as a skin-refining toner, without the use of alcohol, to condition and purify the skin. Infused with hydroxy-acids, soothing moisturizers, and Pitera, it is the final step in your purifying ritual, preparing the skin for Facial Treatment Essence.

Facial Treatment Essence

A refreshing essence that moisturizes the skin and supports skin cell renewal.

Facial Treatment Essence is enriched with more than 90 percent Pitera, the main ingredient used to enhance the skin’s renewal process—plus, it contains nourishing vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and acids to promote the skin’s renewal. With daily application, this essence moisturizes, improves texture and clarity, and contributes to a more beautiful, balanced, and glowing complexion.

PS: Okay, I gotta be honest though, I am NOT someone who is sensitive to scents/ fragrances. Most of the time I’m not bothered if there is a strong added fragrance in skincare products. BUT, the Facial Treatment Essence is naturally potent smelling (not in a good way!). Pitera aka Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate smells like bad milk + rotten cheese + stinky socks all rolled up into one. (Yikes!)

So before you invest in this ridiculously high end skincare treatment, I would very much recommend going to a department store with a SK-II counter (SAKS/ Bloomingdales), and smelling this stuff first! Proceed with caution. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

However, if you’re willing to take the leap, and can live with the strong scent of this concoction, then by all means. You will seriously not regret it. I have definitely seen improvement in my skin’s clarity and luminosity over the last few days!

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