SK II Facial Treatment Essence Review

June 28, 2012

I always know one thing from SK II when I pass by the counter. Expensive skincare, that's all

And I heard one bottle can reach about 100USD, and it's a fantastic price for me, a student. Long before I became a blogger, I doubt about this brand because I don't think it's worth it to spend 100USD on a water. But the more I know about beauty, the more I have friends who talk and share about their skins, the more I know about this brand..

Almost everyone that have used SK II swore by this brand. And I was really curious! I attended SK II event a while ago and tried their products, needless to say I am impressed by how high quality their products are! And I fall in love more and more *_*

And I receive the infamous Facial Treatment Essence :heart: been using this for about 5-6 weeks, so here's my experrience

Before I give the review, lemme tell you the secret ingredient from SK II. It is Pitera. And Facial Treatment Essence, known as magical water, contains more than 90% Pitera inside.

The magic comes from Japan, where the scientists found that workers who did sake fermentation job had beautiful soft hands despite their wrinkle face. It's because their hands made contact with the fermentation process that produces Pitera, a blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids that helps skin to rejuvenate by regenerating its outer layer! :-o


This unique Pitera-rich product by SK-II moisturizes to improve texture and clarity for a more beautiful, glowing complexion. It also helps stimulate the natural renewal process of the skin's outer layer to rebalance and bring harmony to your skin. Women are so passionate about it that they describe it as their 'holy water.' It contains over 90% pure Pitera - the seemingly magical ingredient found in all SK-II products. Skin absorbs the benefits almost on contact. The result is supple, smooth, radiant skin.


Packaging :

The essence comes with a transparent glass bottle packaging with a plastic cap. The design is very simple, sleek, and minimalist. Nothing special from the packaging, but it's simplicity makes it can be stored easily by anyone, no matter what age they are. As somehow older people tend to avoid cute packaging. Though the type of packaging can be a little messy during application because I have to pour it to get the product out

Application :

There are many ways to use SK II Facial Treatment Essence. What's written on the box is to pour some of the essence on your hand and gently pat it on your face. The SK II Staff told me to pour it on cotton pad and gently pat it. I read on the internet that you can also soak a new mask to it and use it as a mask

I mostly use the cotton pad way, cos you know, the staff told me to, so I do lol

Texture & Scent :

It has no scent at all. I smelled other SK II products and there's no scent unlike other skincare. The staff told me that it's because SK II would like to keep its natural pitera and dont want to add unnecessary ingredients. And that's really good :-o

The texture is almost like water, it's transparent and watery, and it feels a little cold when it makes contact with my skin, which I love! Living in Indonesia makes me love cold skincare sensation to freshen up my skin lol

Result :

And you really have to believe me, I really love the essence and I know why they call it as magic water, as I have never experience this kind of feeling before! When I pat the essence on my face after put my toner, my face is.. clean.. dry? o_O

I dont know how to explain, but you know that your face is wet with all the skincare products that you put onto your skin right? So I usually go around with watery shiny face after put my skincare regime. But, after I put this essence, this essence just absorbs into my skin, and makes my other skincare products absorbed together with it as well!

I seriously have no idea how it can be! I dont even..

I mean, it just leaves my face with no water or products residue, it just goes inside my skin and I can immediately feel my skin is getting moister, suppler, and finer!! And when I mean dry, it's not that dry feeling when you feel your skin is flaky and dry, what dry I mean in here is "my face is completely clean, free from products, cos the essence goes inside my face so quickly and takes the products that I use before together to work better and faster"

I told the staff about it, and then one of them showed me the real test. One hand, toner and essence. On another hand only essence. The one with toner and essence absorbed super quick and leaves my skin with clean and supple layer. While the one with essence still a little watery.

So my conclusion is, you have to put toner before this essence to make it work better and more efficient!

Cos the toner opens up the pore, and the essence closes it! I hope you understand what I am talking about, as I am super excited with how magical this essence is *__* I combine it with my BRTC Blemish Toner and put moisturizer after that

Even after the first use, I can clearly tell that this product does wonder on my skin

And after weeks, I dare to say that my skin is suppler, smoother, brighter, smaller pores, less skin problems, healthier, reduce acne scar, and so on. Not to mention it helps soothes down my skin when it has irritation or redness. Also, my skin's texture is getting better thanks to this essence. I am super impressed! :cry:



Where I Got This and Price :

I got this from SK II Indonesia, thank you so much for letting me trying this super amazing product! The price varies as it comes with other sizes as well such as 150ml and 250ml. You can visit their counter for more information. It is expensive, I know. But this is something that I will invest my money on in the future. The sensation and the result are iresistable >_<




Final Opinion :

Pros :

  • Comes with 90% Pitera

  • Absorbs quickly in to the skin

  • Can be used by every skin's type

  • Soothes and cools down skin

  • Helps reduce redness, acne scar, and irritation

  • Makes skin brighter, more radiant, and healthier

  • Improves skin's texture and quality

Cons :

  • Expensive

I am thankful that I can find and try this magic water, Facial Treatment Essence is best seller from SK II and is acknowledged by many. I also have put it on my must have skin care product cos of it's quality. Without a doubt it's a really great product. But as there goes, price for it is really expensive, but it comes with quality too >___<

Aish, if only money weren't the problem, I am sure everyone will buy it! :heart:

But if you can afford it, I really recommend you to try this product! I don't know what should I do with my skin once I run out of this product >___< Now I try to use it little by little >_< enjoying every single drop of it before it's completely gone #cheapskate XD

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