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What it is: A powerful treatment to visibly soften texture, reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines due to dryness, even the look of skin’s tone, and enhance visible radiance.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Dark Spots, and Pores
Formulation: Lightweight Liquid
- PiteraTM: Contains over 50 micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and natural acids to condition skin.
Ingredient Callouts: Contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
What Else You Need to Know: The story begins with a chance observation at a sake brewery in Japan where scientists noticed the elderly brewers had wrinkled faces but extraordinarily youthful-looking hands. Intensive searches began out of millions of yeast strains and studies were conducted on hundreds of fermentation conditions.
Now every drop of PiteraTM is produced by cultivating the one exclusive yeast strain under the most stringent conditions that remain SK-II’s most valuable trade secret. This iconic essence’s formula has then remained essentially unchanged for almost 40 years as the full efficacies of PiteraTM have not yet been uncovered; and until now, SK-II is continuing to discover new things it can do. A miracle like no other, PiteraTM is pure power of nature harnessed by advanced technology.
-Pour about two to three shakes (approximately the size of a quarter) of essence into hand. Press palms together to wet both hands.
-Gently smooth and press over your face and neck for one minute, ensuring even coverage.
-Continue patting the essence into skin until fully absorbed.
-Use twice daily, after cleansing and toning, and before serums or moisturizers.
-PITERATM: A bio-ingredient derived from yeast fermentation that resembles your skin's Natural Moisturizing Factors; contains over 50 micro-nutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and organic acids to condition skin's natural functions.
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate*, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Water, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid. *PITERATM.
About the Brand
SK-II began at a sake brewery in Japan. Scientists noticed the elderly workers had wrinkled faces but extraordinarily soft and youthful-looking hands—thanks to PiteraTM, a naturally derived liquid from the sake fermentation process. Since then, SK-II with PiteraTM has become a skin secret shared by actress Cate Blanchett and women around the world—it transforms the complexion’s texture, radiance, firmness, spot control, and wrinkle resilience. A leading skincare brand for more than 30 years, SK-II continues to deliver crystal clear skin through well-loved products including the Facial Treatment Essence, Essential Power Cream, and the Cellumination Essence.
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