Reviews for Facial Treatment Essence by SK-II
Rating: Feb 25, 2014 9:26pm
Not for me.
I was very excited to receive a deluxe size sample of the cult SK-II Facial Essence with a magazine. I have heard so many wonderful reviews and so much hype about the product. I used it religiously for several weeks. The product has the same consistency as water. I patted it gently into my skin with my fingers after cleansing but before my serum and moisturiser, both morning and night. To be totally honest, I can't see what is so great about it. It didn't do wonders for my skin. I'm not really sure that it did anything, as I didn't see any difference in the condition of my skin at all. I'm not really a fan of the scent either. I can't really describe it, but it has kind of a weird 'yeasty' scent. Whilst I do appreciate that everyone has different needs, and what works for some doesn't work for others, I'm not sure that I would part with $100 plus for this.
Rating: Jan 24, 2014 2:01pm
I had high hopes for this, having heard so many wonderful things about it, but was rather disappointed with the results, of which there were none. Plus it has a funny smell, which I'm not keen on.
I liked the packaging though, but unfortunately, that's about the only thing I liked about it.
Rating: Jan 21, 2014 4:20pm
Not for me
Usually I wouldn't use a product such as this because it contains butylene glycol and pentylene glycol. However, I received a deluxe sample bottle of it, and I decided to try it due to its cult status. I applied the watery liquid on my skin each night. Each morning I would wake up to a new crop of tiny bumps and pimples on my face, and the pores on my t-zone were congested. When I stopped using the product, the congestion disappeared. When I started using the product again, the congestion returned, so I gave up. I have dry/dehydrated skin and I still get occasional pimples, but this kind of congestion is rare for me. I have only had a similar reaction to a few products.
If you have sensitive skin and are considering buying this product, I recommend that you buy a sample of it from an authorised retailer to see if it suits your skin. RESPONSE FROM SK-II: We’re sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with SK-II. As with any new skincare product, some people do experience changes in their skin and mini breakouts. We tend to recommend using a product for a 4 week period to allow for your skin to adjust over its natural renewal cycle but if you experience any concerning side effects, we encourage to stop use immediately. Please feel free to contact the SK-II consumer hotline if you would like to discuss in more detail – 1800 012 169.
Rating: Dec 6, 2013 1:20pm
I received a delux sized sample of this much hyped product in a beauty sample bag and I have to say im so glad I tried a sample and didnt actually buy the product! I really thought I would love this after hearing so many glowing reports but I can honestly say it just felt as though I was using strange smelling water on my face! I did not notice any improvement to my skin whatsoever unfortunately.
Rating: Nov 13, 2013 3:30pm
I really wanted to like this product with all the rave reviews it received and the sky high price. I didn't use cotton wool as the bottle suggests, instead I used my fingers like so many ladies are already doing, and I apply it before my moisturiser. However this product failed to deliver for me, it just broke me out and did nothing to improve my skin. Needless to say I will not repurchase.
Rating: Nov 9, 2013 3:36pm
Highlight: Banishes acne scars and works well for makeup
There are certainly many reviews on the SKII treatment essence, so I will go straight to the point :)
I decided to purchase this because of the many positive reviews and the potential results of this product in which I was very eager to try!
- Formula is light, watery and readily absorbs into skin
- Didn't react to my sensitive skin
- I started seeing results after Day 3-4, my skin is hydrated and feels smooth, no more fine dehydrated lines around my face despite my combo skin, making my skin more balanced
- It preps my skin well for applying serum and moisturiser
- My newly acquired acne scars are gone! I have a very bad habit of picking my pimples which leaves acne scars around my T zone, this essence has helped greatly! Biggest highlight!
However, my year old acne scars are just a few shades lighter..
- It makes my skin look naturally radiant when I apply my usual face makeup. I think the essence really brings out the 'flawless' and 'radiance' from the foundation
- It brightens up my complexion to an extent, but then my skin reverts back to a little better than my normal appearance
Over more than 5 weeks of day and night use, I'm almost through half the bottle.
- Expensive to be buying 3-4 bottles each year
- I really expected it to be a bit better, especially in brightening the skin because it is an expensive product
- I would purchase this again for a once yearly 'splurge' use or for very special occasions
Rating: Oct 26, 2013 9:24pm
A Splash Of Something Special
I tried a deluxe sample of this and really enjoyed using it as it felt good on my skin after cleansing in the morning. I poured a little bit into my palm, rubbed it a little between my hands and then quickly splashed it onto my face. It felt a bit hydrating like a good serum would feel. It's fantastic for my oily skin type in my T-Zone as well as my dryer skin types on the other parts of my face so I can just splash it all over and feel fine about it. My skin looked clearer and felt more hydrated while using this. I loved that I didn't have to use a make-up cotton pad to apply it - I could just splash it on my face with my hands. This is the type of product that could be used for all skin types and this little bottle seems to be lasting quite some time so though it's an expensive product it's longlasting and really does make my skin look fresh, hydrated and healthy - giving it more clarity than it usually has. A lovely treat and definitely worth five stars!
Rating: Oct 24, 2013 10:53am
Almost like Holy Water for gorgeous skin
I had wanted to try this for so long,but yes,the price does prohibit it a bit.Over the years,i have scored samples from DJ's a couple of times,but it's never been enough to REALLY try it.So,when a mag recently gave trial size bottles as an add on to it's cover....I BOUGHT 10 MAGS (yep,you read right...10.That equaled one 300 ml bottle and cost me about $70...bargain,although hubby question the rationale behind 10 of the same mag ).So,with that amount,i could definitely give it a real trial.This is now about 3 / 4 weeks later...and i am in love.It really does deliver the glowing,soft,translucent skin it promises.I have noticed my skin has become clearer,much more refined and even toned and soft.The serum is a fantastic consistency (very,very much like water,so whilst it is a splurge to buy...it takes only a few drops into the palm of your hand to get the results so a bottle will last for a long,long time.I have spent only slightly less for thicker products in smaller tubes,bottles,jars etc and used so much more with lesser results).This can be used in addition to any other skincare regime you have (so any other serums,moisturisers,BB creams,primers and of course sunscreens ) without detracting from that.It is totally suitable for all skin types (even sensitive like mine) has a delicate,not obtrusive scent and unlike many other products...you can use around the eye area.I totally recommend this for every girl (or yes,guy) who loves a little lux that doesn't just give lip service to results.
Rating: Oct 15, 2013 4:15pm
Smells funny, its just a watery thing, cannot understand how it works but, oh my, how it works!!!! i did not read the other reviews but i started using this product about 1 year ago, my skin was very bad by then, i had a lot of acne and dry skin for a period, due to stress. I honestly noticed the difference on my skin after the first night, after 1 week there was a lot of change and i was hooked!!! i recommend this to everyone. its pricey but oh, so worth it! I am 31 and this is pretty much the only product I use at the moment, and I used to use a lot of lil cheaper serums and creams and blablabla, not needed anymore :) love it!
Rating: Oct 6, 2013 11:30pm
I don't get get:/
I jumped at the recent opportunity to try this much-hyped product recently when it came as a bonus with a magazine. It's definitely an easy product to fit into a pre-existing beauty routine, is the same consistency as water or a facial toner, and is not at all unpleasant to use (even though it does smell a little like a dirty old towel). I used the product faithfully for many weeks, but I can't honestly say I noticed any difference, negative or positive to my skin. Perhaps SK-II Facial Treatment Essence should be renamed Tojo's Revenge.