SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (215ml)A moisture booster that restores skin's natural 28-day renewal cycle, making skin smoother and more radiant. With more than 90% pure Pitera, it is often described as SK-II's "miracle water". Balances skin's pH, sebum secretion, moisture and oxygen levels, so the oily areas (usually T-zone) is less oily, while the dry areas are more moisturized. Soothes and refreshes skin from sunburn and burning sensation.For all skin type
Ingredients: Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Water, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid
How to use?Soak a cotton pad with Essence or pour droplets onto palm. Gently pat it onto face and neck to enable skin to thoroughly absorb the nutrients. May be used on the eye area.For more information about SK-II:www.sk2.com
Why 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). For example, when you see 10309, it means the product was manufactured in 2014 (03+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
Dear Felicia Kreiss,
The shelf life of SK-II is three years. As long as there is no direct sunlight and store the product/sample in room temperature, the effect of active ingredient Pitera should be fine.
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It is normal to have a greasy layer on your t-zone after using SK-II Skin Refining Treatment at night as this product helps you to clear excess sebum and unclog pores so it leaves "oil" in the next morning.
Apart from Skin Refining Treatment, I will suggest a re-hydrated cleanser, toner, essence and face moisturizer to replenish the hydration of your skin. If the skin is too dry, it will produce more oil to protect the top layer of your skin and the condition will not be improved, so in the long run, you have to balance oil production and skin hydration.
I don't recommend SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser as it does not create foam so you might think it is not "clean" after using it. Try Sofina Beaute Massage Foam Cleanser, April Skin Magic Stone or Kao Curel Cleanser which are in gentle formulations and good for all skin types.
Then, use SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion with cotton pad to balance pH and refine skin texture.
After Clear Lotion, use SK-II Facial Treatment Essence which helps to condition your skin, while encouraging skin cells turnover for smooth and youthful appearance.
You also need SK-II R.N.A Essence to replenish and soften your skin for hydrating result.
For moisturizers, you can try SK-II R.N.A cream to seal in the moisture of your skin in the morning, while Skin Refining Treatment at night to clear clog pores and refine rough skin texture.
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It is better for you to use SK-II FT essence in daytime while Philosophy at night. I read some articles regarding whitening product with Vitamin C, it helps to brighten your skin with excellent anti-aging result but Vitamin C is a kind of an acid so you might have negative reaction if you have sensitive skin. Therefore, I will suggest you to use both products separately and start using low dosage of Booster C Powder (5% - 10%) so that your skin can adapt the "change" gradually.
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Going back to your questions, from what our customers tell us, SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, Facial Treatment Essence, Kose Medicated Sekkisei Lotion and Shiseido HAKU (for whitening) are the most effective products for acne scar and uneven complexion.
After using cleanser, use SK-II FT Clear Lotion (acts as toner) and FT Essence then a moisturizer. Alternatively, use Kose Medicated Sekkisei Lotion (toner) and Shiseido HAKU (essence) then a moisturizer.
For better result, saturate a cotton pad with the toner and gently wipe your face after cleansing. It will help to remove dead skin cells and refine your pores for even complexion.
Albion Skin Conditioner and SK-II Facial Treatment Essence are designed for all skin types. They help to condition and balance skin sebum for healthy condition.
Our customers prefer SK-II Facial Treatment Essence as it helps to refine pores to achieve skin smoothness. However, some customers do not like the smell of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence so they will choose Albion Skin Conditioner instead.
Albion Skin Conditioner should be used after Albion emulsion, such as WHITE CRYSTAL MILK, which is designed for whitening and softening purposes so that the products that applied follows can be penetrated into the skin easily.
After Skin Conditioner, you might want to use essence, such as ECLAFUTUR, for anti-aging and skin revitalization. Then, a face cream to re-hydrate and lock-in the nature moisture of your skin.
Dear Shanie San Jose,
If you are not sensitive to Vitamin C, you should able to use Facial Treatment Essence. Some SK-II whitening products, such as Whitening Spots Specialists Essence, also contains Vitamin C which can be used with Facial Treatment Essence to enhance whitening result.
For Benzoyl Peroxide, if you use it in low dosage, such as a face cleanser with Benzoyl Peroxide, it should be fine to use Facial Treatment Essence. However, you might also need a well hydrating product to moist and re-hydrate your skin to prevent dryness and fine lines.
Try SK-II Stempower Essence (for anti-aging, smoothing and moisturizing) or less expensive product such as Juju Cosmetics AquaMoist Hyaluronic Acid which is formulated in gentle ingredients to re-hydrate your skin.
These hydrating essences should be used after cleansing, toning and SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.
Yes, you can. Please use Facial Treatment Essence first, then Facial Treatment Emulsion.
Thanks for your kind attention.
SK-II Stempower Moisturizer is designed for all skin types. This cream re-hydrates and promotes anti-aging result to your skin but if you worry the texture of the cream, I would recommend you to use it at NIGHT after SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion (toner) and Facial Treatment Essence.
I've never tried SK-II Men Facial Treatment Essence but if you want to use it, please apply to your t-zone as I believe most products designed for men is less hydrating and more powerful in terms of refining pores and smoothing out rough skin.
Albion is owned by Kose so it is better to use with Kose Sekkisei or Kose Supreme Sekkisei for a complete skin care regimen.
If you want to use it with SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, the steps are suggested as follow:
Cleanser > Toner > Facial Treatment Essence > Moisturizer > Albion Conditioner > Essence (use a cotton pad to saturate the conditioner. Pat your face gently with the cotton pad)
The skin care regimen of Albion is different from other brands. The conditioner is used after moisturizer. Then, use a lightweight sunscreen (daytime) or face essence (nighttime) as the last step of your skin care protection.
If you think it is too much for your skin, skip the essence and move Albion Conditioner before sunscreen or moisturizer.
Have you tried SK-II Facial Treatment Essence after using Facial Treatment Clear Lotion? This product is not designed for sensitive skin though so I would recommend a sample size for your to try.
If your skin condition is improved and no negative reaction after using Facial Treatment Essence, you can use SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Solution as daytime moisturizer which is designed for normal to oily skin for re-hydrating and regulating sebum production. Then, use a sunscreen, such as SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV SPF30 PA+++ (50g) to protect your skin from sun exposure.
SK-II Signs Up Lifter is an essence which should be used after Facial Treatment Clear Lotion (toner) and Facial Treatment Essence (essence for smoother and refined skin) for anti-aging and firming results.
SK-II Facial Lift Emulsion is a face moisturizer that is used after Signs Up Lifter. However, if you have very dry skin, and mature skin problem is your main concern, I would like to suggest SK-II LXP Ultimate Perfecting Essence, SK-II LXP Ultimate Perfecting Serum and SK-II LXP Ultimate Perfecting Cream instead. You can refer below web page for detail:
I would like to suggest below items for your consideration:
1) SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser;
2) SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion which is used as toner to minimize dead skin cells;
3) SK-II Facial Treatment Essence which smooths rough skin texture and encourages cells turnover;
4) SK-II Stempower Essence provides anti-aging and hydrating results;
5) SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV SPF30 can be used as daytime moisturizer and sunscreen;
6)SK-II Cellumination Deep Surge is nighttime moisturize for oily and combination skin to improve dull skin complexion
Please use SK-II Facial Treatment Essence then SK-II Treatment Repair C.
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)
Dear Siti Salwa Rozali,
It helps to improve uneven complexion and pigmentation caused by acne. It encourages cells turnover so customers who use this product for 2-3 weeks, will definitely see the smoothing and refined pores results.
However, if you have oily skin and still have pimples, you might find that the effect is limited. In this case, I would like to recommend Kose Medicated Junkisui instead.
I would like to suggest Kose Medicated Sekkisei Lotion which is used as toner day and night. This product helps to brighten your skin complexion and improves acne mark.
Another product that I like is SK-II Facial Treatment Essence which is used after cleansing, toning but before moisturizing. It helps to encourage skin cells turnover for smooth and soft skin texture. It improves large pores and sebum production too.
If you want to choose a whitening skin care series that is less expensive and target your skin concern. I will suggest Sofina Beaute to complement the above products. Here are my suggestions:
1) Sofina Beaute Massage Foam Cleanser (170g) (for all skin)
2) Kose Medicated Sekkisei Whitening Lotion (200ml)
3) SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (150ml)
4) Sofina Beaute Day Protector SPF50 PA+++ (Fresh) (oily skin) (32g)
5) Sofina Beaute Whitening Emulsion (120ml) (I - Nighttime Moisturizer) (oily & acne prone skin) (nighttime only)