SK-II Facial Lift Emulsion (100g)Just like milk is good for your body, Facial Lift Emulsion is nutritious for your skin. With a unique blend of Pitera and Collagen Care Formula, it regulates the overactive collagen-network which means each time you smile (or frown), Facial Lift Emulsion will be working hard to keep any 'expression lines' from turning into nasty wrinkles.SK-II Facial Lift Emulsion is designed to improve surface texture by regulating skin's natural collagen metabolism in 3 distinct ways: - Stablise the overative enzyme that destroys collagen;- Activate the skin's natural production of 'healthy' collagen;- Strengthen the connection of skin's collagen network;With its light milky texture, this daily anti-aging moisturiser is just the perfect choice to start your preventive efforts!For all skin type (except oily or acne-prone skin)How to use?Use it after cleansing and toning. Can be used in both day and night. Put some in palm and massage gently to warm up the product. Apply the emulsion from the nose and extend it to hairline until the product is absorbed. Use a seperate eye product for eye areas.For more information about SK-II:www.sk2.comWhy choose SK-II at BeautyKat?1) We only stock authentic SK-II products and you will see "Made in Japan" on the packing with English ingredient list and Chinese product description;2) By maintaining a strong relationship with our suppliers, we have frequent shipments and exclusive pricing at SK-II, therefore passing the savings to our customers;3) We offer SK-II samples for sale to enable our customers an opportunity to sample before buying an actual size product. You may see "Not for Sale" on the packing but it does not affect product quality and these samples are manufactured by SK-II. Please understand that these samples are purchased so, unless indicated as "free gift" on a specific product page, they are meant for sale through our website;4) The production date printed on the packing is shown in Taiwan calender (Minguo calender). When you see "9809", it means the product is manufactured in the year of 2009 (98+11) September (09) and it lasts for 3 years.For the detail of Taiwan calender, please refer below URL:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minguo_calendar
SK-II Whitening Spots Care & Brighten Day Cream is different from Dark Spot Concentrate.
Care and Brighten Day Cream is used in daytime to provide whitening, nourishing and protecting results, while Dark Spot Concentrate is a nighttime treatment which is used temporarily.Whitening Spots Care & Brighten Day Cream helps to whiten and even out dull skin tone, and the product should be used after SK-II Whitening Spots Specialist and before SK-II Whitening Source Derm-Definition UV Lotion in order to enhance whitening effect.If you want to change other whitening products, may we suggest Shiseido HAKU CR Whitening Essence. We have received positive feedback from our customers who claim that the pigmentation is fading if the product is used over time.Best Regards,BeautyKat Teamhttp://BeautyKat.com
Please don't layer Stempower Moisturizer and Melting Rich Cream. If you want to re-hydrate your skin, please use Stempower Essence after Facial Treatment Essence but before moisturizer for anti-aging and re-hydrating results.
SK-II Melting Rich Cream is designed for dry and very dry skin types. If you have combination or oily skin, Melting Rich Cream is not suitable for you.
If you still want to use it in low humidity season, please use it at night after Facial Treatment Essence and again, no need to layer Stempower Moisturizer.
Meanwhile, please saturate a cotton pad with Clear Lotion (toner) and gently wipe your face day and night. It will help to remove excess sebum and dead skin cells.
Here is my suggestion:
2) SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
3) SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
4) SK-II Stempower Essence (optional)
5) SK-II Stempower Moisturizer (use Melting Rich Cream at night if it is needed. No need to use Stempower Moisturizer nor UV Protection)
6) SK-II Facial Treatment UV Protection (daytime only)
We would like to recommend SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, SK-II Stempower Eye Cream and SK-II Stempower Moisturizer.SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is SK-II hero product which helps to promote skin cells turnover for smoother and refined skin texture. Product is listed as below:http://www.beautykat.com/p451/SK-II-Facial-Treatment-Essence-%2830ml%29/product_info.htmlSK-II Stempower Eye Cream helps to moisturize and firm eye areas for anti-aging result. Since the texture of this product is rich and creamy so a little goes a long way.http://www.beautykat.com/p2221/SK-II-Stempower-Eye-Cream-Sample-%282.5g%29/product_info.htmlSK-II Stempower Moisturizer prevents dryness and sagging skin caused by natural aging process. This product can be penetrated into the skin easily so it will not create a greasy layer on the skin.http://www.beautykat.com/p1818/SK-II-Stempower-Moisturizer-%2815g%29/product_info.html
If your see the benefit after using SK-II, I think you should keep using it but bear in mind to apply essence (rehydrate skin to prevent dryness and redness), moisturizer (lock in the nature moisture of your skin) and sunscreen (protect your skin from UVA/UVB) after using Facial Treatment Essence.
In Winter or low humidity weather, use face mask to replenish and rejuvenate dry and tired look skin. As such, I don't see if you would have large pores or redness problem as the salesperson said.
One of the reasons for having large pores and redness is dehydrated skin and aging. If your skin is well hydrated and protected, skin texture will be improved over time.
As mentioned in previous message, use an essence, such as SK-II Stempower Essence (50ml), and a moisturizer, like SK-II Stempower Moisturizer (80g) in daytime or SK-II Skin Refining Treatment (50g) at night, to re-hydrate and protect your skin which will improve redness and large pores problem.
For acne problem, try Ettusais Clear Spots Superior (15g) in affected areas. This product is quite gentle which can be used with other skin care items.
This product should be used right after cleansing, toning and Facial Treatment Essence. You might want to use SK-II Stempower Essence or SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence after Facial Treatment Essence to provide anti-aging, hydrating and brightening results to your skin.These essences are in light texture and molecules are tiny enough which can be penetrated into the skin for better skin care results. After using essence, you can use SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV SPF30 to seal in and protect your skin from environmental damages.If you do not want to try essences for now, you can layer the moisturizer under this extreme and dry weather but as mentioned previously, I prefer essences rather than having two moisturizers on acne prone skin.Best Regards,
SK-II Cellumination Deep Surge is a moisturizer which brightens, softens and protects the natural moisture of the skin from being evaporated, while Cellumination Essence is a brightening skin care essence which is in gel-watery texture for easy penetration in order to achieve brightening and light moisturizing result.
You can use Cellumination Deep Surge in the morning but it's better for you to apply sunscreen afterwards. Try SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV SPF30 or SK-II Whitening Source Derm-Definition UV Lotion (SPF50) PA+++.
I will say Facial Treatment Cleanser, Clear Lotion, Facial Treatment Essence, Stempower Moisturizer or Whitening Source Derm Brighterner, UV Lotion and Skin Treatment Foundation.
Dear Margalie Regis,
I am sorry to inform you that this sample set is in back-ordered as SK-II will launch a new packaging for this Whitening Cream. Having said that, you can still try SK-II Whitening Spots Specialist (50ml) (Brightening & Improving Dark Spots) (all skin types) or Shiseido HAKU CR Melanofocus Whitening Essence (20g). These items are our best selling whitening serums which are effective for pigmentation caused by sun exposure.
After using whitening serum, you can use SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV SPF30 PA+++ (50g) in daytime and SK-II Cellumination Deep Surge (50g) at night if you choose SK-II Whitening Spots Specialist. Otherwise, use Shiseido Elixir Whitening Emulsion after Shiseido HAKU CR Whitening Essence.
Thanks for your kind attention. We look forward to serving you again shortly.
Since you have normal skin so I think regular Stempower Moisturizer and Deep Surge are good enough UNLESS you live in low humidity area, or stay in a room with air conditioning for long hours. If this is the case, you can use an intensive moisturizer like Stempower Rich Cream in day or day and night.
And don't forget to use sunscreen to protect yourself from the damages of UVA/UVB.
Going back to your question, if you have Deep Surge and Stempower already, you can use Stempower in daytime and Deep Surge at night. Stempower is easy to be absorbed and it will not leave a greasy layer on the skin so it will not affect your makeup. Deep Surge is good too but it is in gel texture so when you apply foundation afterwards, the foundation might not stay on the skin nicely. Besides, it helps to brighten and repair damaged skin so it is better to use it at nighttime.
It will not affect the effectiveness of skin care product even though you use foundation after applying SK-II. But it is better for you to wait 3-5 mins before putting the makeup on. I always wear my makeup after breakfast to make sure the skin care product is penetrated into the skin.
Dear Sue,This essence is used after cleansing and toning. After using Facial Treatment Essence, you can use SK-II Cellumination Essence EX, SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV SPF30 PA+++ (50g) (daytime) and SK-II Cellumination Deep Surge (50g) at night.
If you do not have sensitive skin, I will recommend SK-II Clear Lotion (toner), Facial Treatment Essence (improve rough skin and refine pores) and Stempower Moisturizer (rehydrate your skin without leaving a greasy layer on it). These items are the basic skin care products that help to improve dryness and promote anti-aging to your skin. For Shiseido Elixir Whitening, I like Lotion II (toner), Moisturizer II (for normal to dry skin) and Shiseido Elixir Whitening Protector SPF50. They rehydrate, soften and brighten your skin and it is less expensive than SK-II. This series is suitable for most skin types, including for some sensitive skin. Having said that, I do like SK-II better as I can see the result after using a couple of weeks. For Sofina Beaute Series, our customers prefer Sofina Beaute Intensive Hydrating Lotion (Toner II - dry & normal to dry skin), Sofina Beaute Intensive Emulsion (II - Nighttime Moisturizer) (dry & normal to dry skin) and Sofina Beaute Day Protector SPF50 PA+++ (Moist) (dry skin). These products improve dryness from inside out and prevent aging problem. I will recommend you try Sofina Beaute Day Protector SPF50 as it serves as day moisturizer, sunscreen and makeup base so you can use it right after toner.