Although this isn’t my first go-round with the amazing brand that is SK-II, this is, however, my first time introducing Makeup by Kim Porter readers to the brand and a few of their products.

SK-II products have a secret ingredient, Pitera™ – a clear liquid rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids. This secret ingredient was discovered after SK-II scientists visit to a sake brewery that revealed the brewers, although their faces showed signs of aging their hands, on the other hand, did not. These scientists, in turn, spent over a decade identifying the ingredient to include in some of SK-II’s most popular skincare products to date.

SK-II Skincare Review

For the last three plus months I’ve using the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (1.0 Fl. oz.) and Essential Power Cream (0.51 Fl. oz.). I’ve even taken them with my to the UAE. Although I’ve previously used the Facial Treatment Mask, I haven’t yet used this application; however, I can attest to its super skin hydrating greatness. Trust me, this cult beauty classic is worth all of the hype – and pennies.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. It is just as luxurious as it sounds, and works wonders for the skin. Just a little bit of this liquid gold gently pressed into the face post cleansing and toning works wonders at softening and smoothening the skin, and enhancing the skin’s radiance. The Essence can be used both during the day and night; however, I prefer to use it in the evenings. After I apply the quick -drying Facial Treatment Essence, I then apply a serum, and then moisturize my skin using the SK-II Essential Power Cream.

SK-II Essential Power Cream

The SK-II Essential Power Cream is a lightweight, fast -absorbing moisturizer with anti-aging properties. I like its smooth texture, and how supple my skin feels post application. Some moisturizers can make my skin feel oily, but the SK-II Essential Power Cream adds the moisture without the greasy feel. It was a joy to use during my most recent [13-hour] flight to combat dehydrated skin. Plus, a little goes a long way; I only use a pea-sized amount (or less) both day and night. After using it for over three months, I’m only halfway through the 0.51 oz jar. The only downside is that the Essential Power Cream doesn’t contain SPF, so I had to apply a sunscreen over it or mix it in.



Overall, I’m happy with the products I’ve tried from SK-II. My skin definitely looks and feels better. Although they come with a hefty price tag, I believe that skincare is one of the things one you shouldn’t skimp. Plus, the Facial Treatment Essence and Essential Power Cream will both last you a while; therefore, you’re definitely getting your monies worth. If you’re in the market for a daily gentle exfoliant, and miracle-working moisturizer, and your pockets can afford it, check them out.

Have you tried SK-II Skincare Products? Are they worth the splurge, or not?

17 Comments on SK-II Skincare Trifecta – A Review

  1. That's interesting how the pitera was discovered. I've always wanted to try the SK-II essence. I hear such rave reviews! G

  2. I am legit obsessed with SK-II essence and hoard the samples whenever I can. Still haven't splurged on a full-size bottle though, but I will eventually.

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