Reviews for Facial Treatment Essence by SK-II
Rating: Apr 15, 2013 12:41pm
Skin Clearing Essence Works A Treat - Renewing Radiance In Skin
SK-ll Facial Treatment Essence 150ml comes in a red wine coloured box.
The Essence comes in a round frosted glass bottle which has a small dispenser hole atop and a plastic silver screw on lid. The bottle comes plastic sealed.
I cleanse face and neck before using the Essence, morning and night.
The Essence is gentle enough to be used around the eye area.
I think it is similar to toner in the way that oil is minimized in pores, pores become refined and dull looking skin is renewed.
Possibly the only difference is the Essence works to boost moisture intake.
The Essence is tinted, translucent pale lemon in colour. The consistency is liquid form.
The fragrance is very light, crisp and fresh.
It can be applied with a makeup pad or with hand, a few drops into palm and pat onto face and neck.
It's very easy to do and patting ensures skin thoroughly absorbs the nutrients.
It feels cool and is calming for skin. It absorbs well and drys relatively quickly.
My skin feels very refreshed and smooth because the Essence improves skin texture with it's formula.
Essence means concentrated or undiluted, the extract of nutrients powerful in the Facial Treatment Essence. This is why skin and pores react in such a positive way.
I love the Essence, application is super easy and my skin has never felt so good. Clogged oil in pores overcome by the refining Essence without skin drying out.
Positive results with skin looking clearer and healthy and skin feeling smoother with less blemishes.
I received SK-ll Facial Treatment Essence as part of the massive BH, BIB prize pack. Thank you Beauty Heaven.
Manufacture date stamped into bottom of box.
Made in Japan
Rating: Feb 26, 2013 2:52pm
I went out and bought this essence after reading and hearing so many great things, alas there is something in this product that just doesn't agree with my skin. Reviews boast about it clearing and brightening the skin but it did the complete opposite for me. After two weeks of using my face became incredibly congested, oily, and dull. It didn't look healthy at all. After switching back to my old routine it cleared up pretty quickly. So yes, I'm pretty unimpressed, especially considering how much it cost.
Rating: Feb 9, 2013 4:15pm
WOW, very surprised.
I was lucky enough to win this beauty product, thanks BH!
Before using this product I did some research on it. I wanted to know the ingredients (as they were written in Japanese) before I tried it out on my face. I learned it was made from 90% pitera, a liquid produced during the fermentation of yeast. I was a bit skeptical however, as to why this would warrant nearly $200 for 150mL price tag.
I've been trying this product for a couple of weeks now morning and night using a cotton pad. I noticed only a couple of days after my much clearer and even skin, my redness had diminished and my face looked nice and bright. I caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror when I wasn't wearing any make-up and it looked like I was! Needless to say I was pretty chuffed.
One of the best things to have happened though is that I have always had quite large pores on my nose that have annoyed me. After using this product they have become significantly smaller and appear to be going away.
The only drawbacks, which have been mentioned several times in these reviews is the price. There is no justification for the price besides it being a brand name product. Also the smell is not that pleasant, but I don't mind it because it's a natural smell. I like that there's nothing artificial that's trying to mask the smell.
I really like the product but would think twice buying it for the price alone, not suited to university students on a budget!
Rating: Feb 2, 2013 12:19pm
Holy grail product
I am in love with this product, my skin has become very soft and supple after my second use. Very pricey but the big bottle last 3 months for me.
Rating: Dec 29, 2012 12:05pm
After reading so many good things about the product finally bought it. Though pricey but worth. Don't use cotton pad and apply directly on face for maximum result and save the product from wastage. This tip was given by beauty consultant to me. I am following this and using it everyday. I am a new fan follower of SK II. Just wish, if the products were not expensive. Use it after toner and before moisturiser as face serum.
Rating: Dec 19, 2012 11:26am
This IS magical miracle water.
I recieved a small sample bottle of this product before i won a full size from beauty heavens best in beauty.
I must say the sample bottle never runs out!! Ive been using it for over a month now and the 30ml size bottle is only half empty.
I prefer to use my finger tips instead of a cotton ball to apply as i believe a cotton ball would waste alot of product. I simply tip a few drops onto my fingers and start massaging and dabbing onto my face.
I love the feeling of this product, its watery and has a lovely scent. Because its watery i find it absorbs very fast into my face. My skins feels refeshed and hydrated after ive applied this. I then apply my SK-II skin signature cream on afterwards for full benefits at nightime.
Its been over a month of using now and my skin looks much more even toned and blemish free. My skin seems to never dry out now, which previously was a HUGE problem.
Now that ive tried this essence i can never be without it. Considering how long the product actually last i find it very affordable! And your skin will love you for it. This is a must own product!! Ask for it as a birthday present if you have too, you wont regret it.
Rating: Dec 15, 2012 8:19pm
Best gift ever.
I received this as a gift a month ago and was so excited because I have heard so many good things about it. I have been using it every day since then and have seen a definite change in the skin on my face. My skin is clearer, more even toned and my dark circles have faded a little. I'm not sure I would repurchase this product as it's so insanely expensive but it definitely works.
Rating: Nov 21, 2012 10:58am
loved it !
I was never sure about the point of serums, especially as they seem to be really expensive so I bought a sampler pack of different serums that included this product to have a go.
At first I thought that my 30mls wouldn't last long but because a little goes a long way I was still using it weeks later.
I noticed soon after I started using this daily that my skin looked and felt smoother and generally just seemed brighter.
If I had the cash I would definitely buy this again
Rating: Oct 29, 2012 12:29pm
Still on the fence
Having purchased a travel pack that included cleanser, toner, moisturiser and the Treatment Essence, I'm still on the fence. Whilst I think the product is good, I haven't noticed any of the radical improvements that others have. Maybe because my skin condition is ok, but I don't think that is the case.
Having used it for two weeks, I am happy with the product, but the price is a real drawback to continued use of the product. Also, the strong sake smell is a little off putting (but considering it is a by product, this makes sense).
Rating: Oct 21, 2012 1:19pm
Love this so much
I bought a little sample pack of 6 serums from Adore Beauty recently, and this was one of them - a 30ml bottle. At first I dismissed it as nothing more than scented water, but ate my words after a couple of days using morning and night before applying moisturiser.
I don't know why this stuff works, but it does. It is AMAZING. My skin was soft, smooth, glowing, and the usual redness in it toned way down. I was sad to finish the bottle, because the price of it is so far out of my budget it's not funny. But if I ever win a lottery, I'll be bathing in it!
Rating: Oct 9, 2012 12:07am
The best serum I've ever used
This really is a miracle product, It evens skin tone and creates soft bouncy skin in a matter of days. I now use this every morning and night, a little bit goes a long way. In conjunction with cleansing and moisturising it's an absolute must have product for my beauty cabinet! Love Love Love this so much!
Rating: Sep 23, 2012 4:00pm
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
-Easy to use (like a toner)
-Nice classy spill-proof glass packaging
-Improves appearance of skin tone and texture in a few uses
-With continued use it makes skin look and feel much younger
-Doesn't irritate sensitive areas of my skin, very gentle
-Makes skin look very radiant and glowing
-Expensive but worth it in the long run due to results
-Has a really strong smell
-Apply with your hands to avoid wasting the product on cotton balls
Rating: Sep 20, 2012 11:18pm
Miracle water that replaces toner in your skin care regime. Gives your skin a beautiful healthy glow and aids in reducing pore size as well as smoothing out it's texture. Since beginning to use this my skin has improved in terms of texture and tone and overall radiance. It looks much younger. It has a strong smell which some may find overpowering but I'm fine with it.
Rating: Sep 19, 2012 4:54pm
I got a sample of this stuff which lasted me a couple of weeks using it day and night. To make it last longer I applied it directly to my face carefully using my fingers, not with a cotton pad as I didn't want to waste any of it and I felt as though half of it just got absorbed into the cotton!
In just those two weeks I noticed my skin's texture and appearance improve ten fold! I was so amazed! My pores shrunk so much that I could barely even see them anymore, my redness around my nose was pretty much obliterated, and my entire face just had this overall healthy looking glow to it. I am now a regular user of this essence.
The price is kind of an issue, however I have managed to work out that the largest size bottle lasts months on end and so the daily cost only equates to less than a dollar a day. This is a miracle in a bottle! Thank you SK-II!
Rating: Sep 18, 2012 1:39pm
glosscars best in beauty 2012
this essence has made my skin look and feel like it did when i was in high school. it is so easy to use, you just apply it like a regular toner with a cotton ball in the morning and night before bed. it has tightened up my pores, improved my skin tone, increased my skins vitality and radiance and given me an overall glow. it doesn't feel tight at all and it helps my moisturizer soak in better.
Rating: Sep 16, 2012 1:42pm
Brightens and tightens
After 5 days of using the facial essence day and night I saw definite results. I just pat it on first thing after cleansing before putting on my serum, eye cream and night cream. I don;t use a cotton ball for it- just shake a couple of drops on and that covers the face. I am 22 and so am hoping the investment in this product will help me as I age to minimize dullness.
Rating: Sep 16, 2012 12:17am
Miracle water sent from the heavens of Japan
This essence is so amazing. I can totally see why the Japanese call it miracle water. I got hooked on this when I lived in Japan a few years ago and all the women were using it. It makes my skin look and feel brilliant! I apply it all over my face morning and night with cotton wool just like a toner before serum and moisturizer, after cleansing. The water makes your skin super soft, gives it incredible radiance and a lovely glow. Over time it tightens your skin to make it look much more youthful and almost stops you from ageing! It doesn't smell very nice.. at all, it smells like very strong rice wine but it fades after you apply it thank goodness. Oh well, no pain no gain! I can put up with a smelly water for perfect skin! :)
Rating: Sep 15, 2012 4:31pm
Best in Beauty 2012
I love this product, it's by far my favourite toner. The packaging is gorgeous in a frosted hard-wearing thick glass jar with a screw-top lid. Inside is the water-based Pitera concentrated amazing essence. It is very runny and comes out in droplets. I use this in 2 ways;
- I soak a cotton ball with the essence and swipe it gently over my entire face and neck area, including the eyes. This acts as a toner and removes any leftover residue, leaving my skin feeling fresh, clean and energised. It absorbs immediately.
- I pour a few droplets into my palms, place my palms together so the essence covers both hands and then I pat the essence into my skin gently, covering my entire face and neck area, again including my eye area.
I love that this doesn't cause any adverse reactions with my eyes. It has a very soft, subtle scent and just improves the look and feel of my face immediately. I swear by this Facial Treatment Essence.
Rating: Sep 15, 2012 9:02am
Glosscars Best in Beauty 2012 - Magic potion!
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence has been advertised as THE magic potion throughout Japan and has eventually made it's way into the Western world. I always thought it was over hyped, but once I tried it, I was super impressed!
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is housed in a weighty, frosted glass bottle with a chrome plastic screw cap. The bottle has a hole opening at the top but doesn't easily drip the product out so you have to shake it a bit to get the water, which is great in the case of accidental knock-overs because nothing will spill out.
The essence is a transparent, slightly cream tinged liquid with a similar consistency and place in your skin care routine as toner. However, whilst toners tend to uncomfortably tighten my face up, the Facial Treatment Essence doesn't at all. It's as gentle as a kiss from a butterfly, so gentle you can even use it over super sensitive areas, like your eyes and lips. It absorbs quickly without a trace and leaves no residue. It has a distinct fermented smell, which some may not find very pleasant on the nose. However, it does disappear soon after application. I'm guessing this would be the high concentration of Pitera.
When using the Facial Treatment Essence my skin feels softer, and looks clearer and brighter. I have fewer breakouts and when I do get the occasional blemish, it seems to clear up much quicker. My complexion is more even and less prone to blotchiness and redness. Dry patches by my nose and cheeks are nourished and non-flaky. Amazingly, oilier areas seem more controlled too. My skin feels supple and hydrated, neither greasy nor dry, throughout the entire day and night!
The instructions on how to use the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence are in Japanese, but application is simple. Splash a few drops of the essence onto a cotton wool pad morning and evening, pat all over your face and you're done!
To sum up, SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is definitely 'miracle water' in a bottle. I love that it's suitable for all skin types, for all ages and can be used all over the face. The effects are subtle but definitely noticeable, giving you a youthful, natural glow. In short, it's a wonderful addition to any beauty routine. It deserves all the praise it can get!
Rating: Aug 10, 2012 4:50pm
I didn't find the essence made much of a difference to my skin, seemed to help retain moisture a bit but for the price i probably wouldn't continue using it
Rating: Jul 22, 2012 8:24pm
this miracle product has helped even out my skin tone, dried up my oily forehead and nose it did it within 3 days, pores have also gotten smaller in appearance. I have been using for about 3 months and i'm in love i started off with a the purita kit to see if it worked and have become hooked
Rating: Jul 14, 2012 9:26pm
This is NOT a toner
This will not remove excess make up and it does not have an astringent effect so you are not supposed to replace your toner step with this essence. I use this after my toner and before the cellumination mask in lotion. I splash about 5 drops onto the palm of my hand and pat it into my skin including my eye area. It helps with the absorption of the cellumination mask in lotion or any "specialty" product you use. I found that my refining cream works much better when I use it in conjunction with this miracle water. A 30mL trial size has lasted me about 2 months so don't be too put off by the initial investment.
Rating: Jul 14, 2012 12:03pm
It is a toner and essence
I am on second bottle on this essence, the bigger bottle actually it is more economical than smaller bottle. I used this as a toner, or just the essence itself if the weather it is dry or humid or hot. I pour a bit of the essence onto my palm then apply it onto face. I try not to used costal pad as you will need to use a bit more as the product it is quite expensive. My skin look brighter and firmer after 3 months of using it. I loved this product!
Rating: Jun 26, 2012 12:36pm
The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence comes in a beautiful glass bottle. I don't use a cotton ball to apply it as I don;t want to waste any of it, so I just use my hands which works well and makes the product last longer. It has a subtle smell and the consistency of water. I feel that my skin is clearer since using this product and will continue to purchase it.
Rating: Apr 3, 2012 6:36pm
I have recently started using the SK-II range of products and the results are unbelievable. My skin is smoother and clearer than ever before. Even when I get the occasional blemish, it heals almost overnight. I have also found my combination skin has become much more even. Love!
Rating: Apr 2, 2012 9:11pm
Where are my pores?!!
I have always been conscious of my large pores on my face. After only a couple of weeks use I can hardly see them at all. It is fantastic!
Rating: Feb 16, 2012 6:46am
The Essence of Perfection
I received a generous 30ml free sample of this product to try and I'm glad that I did! I would describe this as It is a watery serum but it really sinks in immediately and makes skin soft and smooth straight away. My skin is clearer and redness has gone since I started to use the product. This is just a fantastic product and it has really made a visible difference to my skin. SKII is my new favourite brand now!
Rating: Jan 9, 2012 1:35pm
No significant change
I was lucky enough to receive a cute 30ml sample of this facial treatment. It is housed in a clear plastic bottle and looks very much like the full sized product which is held in a glass bottle. The solution is clear and has the consistency of water with a slight chemical and somewhat strange scent which I am not too fond of, but it is subtle enough to not be an issue. I have normal skin and have been applying this treatment by pouring a few droplets into my palm and patting in gently onto my cleansed face, morning and night followed by my usual serums and moisterisers for the past month. I really love how this treatment is non-sticky, easy to apply and absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling refreshed. However, apart from this I have not noticed any significant improvements to the texture or luminosity of my skin or size of my pores. Based on my experience so far, I probably will not rush out to the shops to purchase the full sized product given the relatively high price tag and somewhat disappointing results.
Rating: Aug 28, 2011 8:36pm
literally a miracle
It really works! After day 2, I could see my complexion got brighter, tightened pores and became more radiant. I use it together with the clear lotion and together they work wonder :) My skin texture is improved, the T-zone area is normalized. Everytime I look in the mirror I look like someone who has been going regularly to her dermatologist for routine facial treatment. I didn't experience break-outs or allergic reactions to pitera that some might encounter. Yes the price is a bit high for it, but you only need small amount at each application...so a bottle is such a good investment for a healthy glowing skin. Love this essence and will repurchase it for sure! My suggestion is get the essence kit first so you know whether it's ok for ur skin...
Rating: Aug 11, 2011 11:58pm
Not sure if it's working
I got a 40ml trial of this facial treatment essence and have been using it twice daily for the last 2 months as recommended. The sales assistant said that I should see results in 28 days but I can't see any difference in my skin tone at all. I think it's great though but I wouldn't buy a full size becuase it's so expensive.
Rating: Aug 5, 2011 10:19pm
SK11 Miracle Water
This is a re-review for the Glosscars. I think that anyone who tried this product would have to rave about it. There's something so special about it, it truly is like liquid gold. As you may be able to tell, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this amazing facial product. I have nearly finished my bottle and I'm trying so hard to use it sparingly cos I don't want to be without it. I wish it wasn't so expensive. I love the glass bottle, the packaging looks expensive. The liquid inside is clear and like the consistency of water. I use this after cleansing and I put a couple of drops onto my palm, then put both hands together, so it covers both hands, then pat them all over my facial areas and neck, even over eyes. It leaves my face feeling so refreshed and when I use it regularly I do notice a difference in my skintone, it looks more even. I wish I had a never-ending supply of this.
Rating: Jul 20, 2011 5:38pm
MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!!!! If you don't want to change your current regime but want to add a little something for your skin. This product is PERFECT!
Rating: Jul 5, 2011 8:24pm
The best skin investment you will ever make
I can’t rave about this product enough! It is one of the best things I have ever done for my skin!
I have been using SK-II FTE (facial treatment essence) for about a year now and my skin seems to be getting younger. I noticed a different after about 2 weeks. It made (and still makes!) my skin tone more even, my skin felt softer and it also had a really nice glow. I was starting to get some lines here and there and since using FTE they have started to get smaller and I also haven’t gotten any more.
If you’re only going to get 1 SK-II product it has to be the Facial Treatment Essence!
Rating: May 27, 2011 12:53pm
Moisturising treatment essence
At first, I didn't know how this works... is it a toner? is it an essence? But I use it after washing my face. It does smell odd... my sister didn't like the smell, but I was alright with it. I have oily/combination skin but it works fine for me. Not heavy and absorbed very fast.
Rating: Feb 12, 2011 11:12am
your skin will love it
After 30 years of lotions and potions this is one product my skin responds to instantly.
Rating: Jan 14, 2011 3:37pm
My one and only product for life
I have been usnig the essence since my son was born and that was 3 1/2 years ago and my skin hasn't looked better. I truly believe its from using the essence. I dont necessarily use the whole range from SK-II but only the essence and it has truly evened out my skin and given it a fresher youthful glow to it. I always get commented on my skin, I even use less makeup than what I did before I had my son, except for the concealer and hightlight pens for the eyes.
Rating: Jan 7, 2011 9:59am
This product really works. It's simple to use and has really improved my skin. Unfortunately it is quite expensive which is a pity as I would like to try some of the other products in the range. It's a pity the instructions were in Japanese only. I wasn't sure whether to use it alone or in conjunction with my usual moisturiser.
Rating: Oct 14, 2010 8:44am
Gentle but no change in skin tone
I've kept it in the original box to prevent deterioration of the product. If it is yeast-based, then perhaps it gets better with aging in a dark place????
Rating: Oct 11, 2010 8:44pm
A miracle water
The packaging is very elegant and simple and it can instantly attract anyone. One thing I don’t like about the packaging is that everything is in Japanesse, no instructions are given on how to use it.
But the actual product is very nice. It does what it promises. I have an oily skin and I was scared of using this product at first instance. But it worked really well on my oily skin and reduced visible pores present on my face. I can even use this essence over my eyes. It provides a really nice illuminating effect and brightens the skin without being harsh on the skin.
Its texture is like a toner and you don’t have to use much of it. So, 75ml bottle can last for long but I think its a bit pricey i.e. $100 for 75ml bottle. It has also got a strange smell like a medicine but you can get used to it with time.
But I will really recommend this to everyone.
Rating: Oct 7, 2010 9:13pm
A Dream Come True
I am so excited to finally be using an SK-11 product. I have dreamed about it forever but don't normally have the spare cash laying around for it (it is a tad expensive), if money was no issue I would buy this again and again. The best way to use it is on clean skin, so cleanse your face, then you splash some product into your palm, put your palms together and then pat all over the face, even on your eyes. I did use a cotton ball the first time but it soaked up too much and I'm treating this water like gold, so I don't want to waste one iota. It absorbs super quick and leaves my face and eyes feeling really refreshed. It has started to tighten to my facial skin too. I have read that it should be used for a month before big changes are noticed but so far after a couple of weeks, I really like it.
Rating: Aug 17, 2010 7:13pm
So obsessed with this I love it!
I just love this product so much i've been trying to read up on it as much as possible and love reading all the other reviews. I've been trialing this c/o marie claire sample voucher for the past 2 weeks, I don't understand completely what it is or how it does it but I just love this! I actually like the smell, it sinks in instantly, my skin looks and feel great so soft and lovely. I am really trying to be good with spending but I really think this is worth it. I just love this! love it so much I took my friend to the SK counter to get a sample for her to try xox
Rating: Jun 19, 2010 4:38pm
SK-II treatment essence gives me glowing skin
This is the equivalent of a toner in your skincare routine.
I use this immediately after cleansing my face at night as I feel after removing all that makeup, my face needs that little extra hydration.
It contains the magical 'pitera' as well as some sorbic acid which helps to gentle clarify your skin tone and remove dead skin cells.
This stuff leaves my face and neck oh so soft and smooth, when used with the clearing lotion and the Signs Treatment Totality cream.
I just wish this product wasn't as expensive, as I would use it on my hands and arms as well.
Rating: May 1, 2010 7:45pm
Facial treatment Essence
This works well, and even though its expensive my bottle has lasted for ages as you only need a little
Rating: Mar 31, 2010 9:58pm
makes a difference
My skin is smoother, more refined holds moisture better, my pores are smaller, a great addition to my daily facial routine.
Rating: Mar 30, 2010 8:12pm
This is one of my absolute favourite products. It is soothing and speeds up my cell renewal, as advertised. I used it on my chest area for sunburn, and it soothed it and it got better within a week, when normally it would have taken at least three weeks. Skin appears to be more radiant with continuous use.
Rating: Feb 10, 2010 6:39pm
I use this every time I bathe, on my face and neck. People have commented and said that I look more radiant these days, but I do not know whether that can be attributed to this product. Nevertheless, it is supposed to slow the ageing process. It is watery like and is easy to apply. Sinks into the skin within seconds. Will continue to use. One star deducted for price.
Rating: Oct 31, 2009 4:26pm
Sadly I had no amazing results
Purchased the product based on so many great reviews and discussed it with a skin consultants. However even after 6 months I did not see any results and went back to the Myer counter to discuss my disappointment with the consultant - whom then also gave me my money back- Wow for service.
Rating: Oct 22, 2009 1:54am
May be it takes longer for this to work :)
It has take a long while for this product to work, currenlty cannot see this product working at the moment but I have been told that it takes longer for this product to work for my skin since this product is not made full of chemicals. Still awaiting results!
Rating: Sep 14, 2009 5:54pm
I bought this product expecting AMAZING results! It was kinda okay. I did notice that it brightened my face & I used it for over a month & stopped because my skin started to get little bumps... I can't say it was this product for sure but I haven't contiuned to use. I have the largest bottle sitting on my nightstand.. what a waste of $200+!!
Rating: Aug 26, 2009 3:13am
I have trialled the sample sized version of this and went back to buy the full size. This treatment essence leaves my skin feeling clear and radiant. I was told by the SK II representative to sprinkle a portion onto my hands and pat it onto my face. This seems to be the most effective way of applying and it also doesn't get wasted when using a ball of cotton.
Rating: Aug 25, 2009 9:27am
My must have product
I have been using this since Feb this year, and my skin is much softer, clearer and plumped. This is my "if i was on a desert island and could only take one product" choice! Like others, I apply with my fingers rather than a cotton ball - its too exy to waste.
Rating: Jul 26, 2009 2:17pm
This is possibly the best product I've ever tried. I saw results almost immediatley (about one week) but after using the product for over three months my skin appears clearer, softer and 'plumper'. It is expensive but the results speak for themselves.
Rating: May 4, 2009 10:42am
Definitely worth it!
I've been using this product for about a month now. Have definitely noticed a more even skin tone and my skin seems "plumped out". The odour is a little odd....due to the fermentation process but you soon become used to it. To apply, I put some in the palm of my hand and press over my face and neck. Don't want to waste any on a cotton ball!
Rating: May 2, 2009 5:23pm
My must-have item!
This facial treatment essence became my must-have, and I carry with me anywhere I go.
You may wonder why it is watery like a toner instead of texture of a creamier essence, I had the same question at first, but I love the watery feeling - insiders shared a wonderful tip of applying this essence: apply and lightly pat your face 100 times, not simply rub the watery essence on the face! I followed that application and it instantly made my pores look minimized and my skin is ready to face the world; I've switched from using foundation to using a tint-moisturiser because my skin looks better now with less flaws, thanks to the facial treatment essence, it really keeps my skin crystal clear!
Rating: Apr 13, 2009 10:58pm
i must admit when i first bought this products about 18 months ago i wondered what it could do, i love this product, i have had remarks when i use it, it makes your skin so soft and gleams! it is part of my day to day essentials!
Rating: Mar 4, 2009 5:56pm
dont know how it works but it does
This is a beautiful product. It smells a bit funny - very faintly fermented but that fades almost straight away. It leaves your skin frsh and dewy but not shiney. It plumps out fine lines and leaves you skin very smooth. It didn't get rid of my bad pigmentation but did seem to fade it slightly so that the 'brown stripes' on my face werent so start and noticable
Rating: Feb 23, 2009 3:54pm
Truly a wonder product, I agree. Within a week the skin tone is improving. I suffer melasma so I notice this really works. Can also just get away with the essence if cash flows restrict the other product lines. I would highly recommened. Note the strange smell is actually the fermentation smell, which makes sense. I don't doubt it. A little is only needed, too.
Rating: Jan 16, 2009 10:34am
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
I know that people rave about this product and so I was super keen to use it! However, the scent put me off this product almost instantly. I continued to use it, but did not enjoy the watery texture (would prefer it if were gel or cream so it would be easier to apply). I must say I did not find a big difference after using this for three months.
Rating: Jan 2, 2009 9:36am
Nice Glow - but with breakouts
It does seem to add moisture to the skin and make it glow. Unfortunately it also seems to make my skin break out. I have a large bottle, and I attempted to use it several times, but each time had to give up after 2 weeks. I am just not that keen to try to stick it out any longer to see improves after continued used. Unfortunately as I do like the glow it gives my skin.
If used on a cotton ball, a lot of essence seems to be wasted, so I put the drops in my palm, and straight to the face to minimise wastage, which seemed to work. The bottle could me redesigned to make application easier.
Rating: Dec 15, 2008 10:55pm
I love this product
I have just started using this produce. After the first 2 days i noticed a huge improvement to the hydration of my skin. My skin tone is starting to even out also. I use it before the SK11 facial treatment C repair.
I am now adicted to the SK11 range.
Rating: Nov 3, 2008 1:22pm
Seems to work
I received a sample of this essence recently when I bought another SK-II product and gave it to my sister a gift as she always wanted to try SK-II products. After she used it she said it made her skin feel great and look really bright. Must try it myself!
Rating: Jun 8, 2008 4:59pm
This is the 'miracle' product for SKII. It is good, I do like it as it makes my moisturizer go on really smoothly and it works really well with the clear lotion, but if I had to choose, I would take the Clear Lotion first.
Rating: Mar 13, 2008 11:38pm
I fall in love with this product coz it makes my face glow and it adds moisture to my face... I love it :)
Rating: Jan 27, 2008 5:53pm
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
Gorgeous product. I apply after toning and before moisturising. It has an odd smell and the bottle could be redesigned, however, I highly rate it as a product.