Reviews for Facial Treatment Essence by SK-II

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It did nothing for me

Not sure what the hype for this product is about. It's expensive and I didn't find the facial treatment essence to do anything for my skin. It had a funky smell I did get used to but that it didn't give me any results.

I noticed no changes in my skin, it didn't even feel more hydrated...nothing! The one thing I liked was the packaging, and that's it. The price is absurd for something that hasn't done anything. (A little glad I don't like it hehe).

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Not worth the hype?

I purchased a full size bottle of the Facial Treatment Essence and could not stand the smell. I used it for 4 months and do not think it did much for my skin. Overpriced and because it is the same consistency as water, you have to either splash it onto your face or use cotton pads. I went through a bottle quite quickly and think I will not be repurchasing this.

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After hearing so many rave reviews about this product I decided to give this a go for myself.

The product is a clear liquid (it pretty much looks like water). I have been using it in place of a toner. I pour some onto a cotton pad, then wipe all over my face. It soaks into my skin quickly and easily, leaving my skin prepped and ready for the next step in my skin care routine (serum then moisturiser).

I don't think that this product is a miracle worker on its own, but I find that it helps other products (put over it) to work better and absorb into the skin more quickly.

I think it is a lovely addition to my skin care routine. It is just such a shame that it is so expensive.

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Dissapointed at first

When I first purchased this product I felt like my money was wasted but I persisted for a month and only after that month did I see results. It made my skin feel like velvet but that was about it. Then I introduced the Facial Treatment Clear Lotion to the mix and the results were a hell of alot better. Spots were reduced, skin still soft like velvet, uneven skin tone gone. It sinks into the skin really well, at first I thought maybe I have to really massage it on because of the thin consistancy but that was not the case. I think it is a product that has to go with another SKII product for you to get the best results out of it, which is expensive but I believe is worth the cost. The only thing I do not like about it is the smell, I do not enjoy putting it on as much as I do with their other products.

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Amazing product

My friend's skin had improved dramatically & when I asked her what products she used to achieve this, she highly recommended SK II. I decided to try it as I have problem skin. After using it for a few weeks, my husband commented that my skin was softer and less oily. My friends also said my skin looked better. I also felt that my skin was softer and nicer.
I now use this product every morning and night. All you need is a few drops in your palm, then tap it all over your face and neck. I don't like putting it on a cotton pad because the pad soaks up so much of it. I don't mind the smell (it's very faint so I hardly notice it). I apply it after cleansing and toning. I find that if I apply anything on my skin after applying the essence (eg serums or moisturizers), I don't have to use as much of these other products because they glide on very easily over the layer of essence. This is definitely a product that I cannot go without!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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