Reviews for Facial Treatment Essence by SK-II
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.
Rating: Oct 5, 2013 7:27pm
Best in Beauty Awards 2013 Vote
The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence comes in a high quality 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 for me and makes the product last longer. It has a subtle smell and the consistency of water. After use my skin feels more hydrated and looks more glowing and radiant. I feel that my skin is clearer since I started using this product and I will continue to purchase it. This product is very well deserving of its Best in Beauty Awards 2013 nomination and my vote!
Rating: Oct 5, 2013 4:15pm
Best In Beauty 2013
This is the product I would do almost anything to own. I buy it whenever possible and just bought 4 copies of the same magazine so I could get 4 sample bottles of this to keep me going. Desperate??
SK-11 FTE is a watery liquid that has a very subtle scent, a nice scent. Sk-11 contains the Pitera ingredient and is known as 'miracle water' - which it is I believe.
I apply this as a toner daily. After cleansing my face I pour some into my palm, place my palms together to distribute the water and then pat gently into my face, eyes and all. It has an immediate cooling effect and absorbs quite quickly, leaving skin touch-dry but feeling hydrated.
I see the difference this essence makes with my skin. It really does give my skin clarity and a more even-tone.
Rating: Oct 2, 2013 9:32am
Best In beauty nomination 2013
I have heard lots of hype about the SK11 Essence in the social community and was always keen to try it out myself.
I was keen to try it out as it promised to renew dull looking skin.I have always struggled to keep my skin looking bright and radiant and wanted to get rid of the tired looking pasty skin.
I bought the david Jones sampler bag (Aug 2013) just because it contained a trial version 30ml of the facial essence treatment.
Now the instructions on the bottle suggest putting the essence on a cotton wool pad and swiping it across the face but I cant do that the essence is just too precious to let the cotton wool soak and drink it up. Instead I pour a couple drops of it on my palms and gently pat in the essence on my face . The nutrients get absorbed right on my skin this way.
I love the packaging its simple and elegant and the best thing I love about it is that it contains a stopper like hole in the opening that controls the amount of product coming out. So when you tip the bottle the precious essence doesnt splash out instead dispenses in controllable drops.
I enjoyed using the essence twice a day morning and night and applied it just before using my serum. Initially I thought that this essence is just like water (has the consistency of runy water ) what benefit would it give to my skin. It felt like i was pressing water on my skin but I was blown away by the results just after using it for 2 weeks. I see a more radiant , glowy and hydrated face. In fact it instantly brightens your face and makes your skin looking all happy,glowy and dewy. this can be a good thing to apply under your makeup for a dewy look.
The essence feels so refreshing and hydrating it immediately cools down your face really handy to have it on hot summery sticky days.
I also noticed my skin a lot smoother especially the areas under my eyes and my forehead feel so much smoother.
With this product I think persevearance is the key , you have to religiously apply it twice a day for atleast 2 weeks to see drastic improvements to the skin just applying sporadically once or twice a week will not get you results. It is a long term skin investment , I know because of its price most people dont go near it but after I have tried it for a month (recently also got a sample in a marie claire magazine) I firmly believe it works and does what it claims to do. a friend of mine is going overseas and I have already instructed her to buy me a bottle of this from Duty free in hong kong so as to save some money. it is worth it and I definately would love the SK11 facial essence Treatment get a Best In beauty 2013 award.
Rating: Oct 1, 2013 11:22pm
Best in Beauty 2013 - Holy Water!
I am not at all religious, but this stuff truly is Holy Water. Yes, it is pricey. But, if you can afford it, it is a lovely indulgent product which keeps your skin looking and feeling super.
This great product comes in rather simple packaging – normally a frosted glass bottle with a screw-top lid. The bottle allows you to dispense the desired amount of product drop-by-drop. Like many beauties out there, I like to dispense a few drops into my hands and apply it directly to cleansed skin. Being such a luxe product, you don’t want to waste this magical stuff by dispensing it onto a cotton pad.
After gently patting it over my skin it absorbs so well. It leaves my skin looking instantly refreshed and hydrated, redness and any irritation is reduced, and it helps to get the most nourishment out of any following moisturisers or serums. Given that it doesn't leave your skin sticky, you can also use it under make up. With prolonged use my skin looks amazingly clarified and free of redness, the texture is much smoother, and my skin just looks damn good all-round!
The product itself comes as a clear liquid which has a slight ‘fermented’ smell to it. This smell is not at all offensive, but it does remind me that this magical water is full of Pitera goodness. Pitera is SKII’s signature ingredient, which is renowned in Japan as having amazing anti-ageing and youth-preserving properties.
This is a truly wonderful product which I look forward to using as I know I get great results. It wholly and completely lives up to the hype, and then some! This is a prime example of an amazing treatment product, and I really hope it can score back-to-back Best in Beauty awards – heaven knows this holy water deserves it!