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What it is: An exclusive, limited-edition release of SK-II’s iconic, powerful Facial Treatment Essence (PiteraTM Essence). It softens texture, reduces the appearance of dark spots and fine lines due to dryness, evens the look of skin’s tone, and enhances visible radiance.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Dark Spots, and Pores
Formulation: Lightweight Liquid
- Pitera: An ingredient resembling the skin’s natural moisturizing factors that conditions skin with over 50 micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and natural acids.
What Else You Need to Know: The story of this essence begins with a chance observation at a sake brewery in Japan, where scientists noticed that the elderly brewers had wrinkled faces but extraordinarily youthful-looking hands. This sparked an intensive study of millions of yeast strains and hundreds of fermentation conditions.
Nowadays, every drop of this essence is produced by cultivating one exclusive yeast strain under the most stringent conditions (SK-II’s most valuable trade secret). The formula has remained essentially unchanged for almost 40 years, as its full benefits continue to be discovered to this day. A miracle ingredient, Pitera represents the power of nature when harnessed by advanced technology.
-Pour two to three shakes (about a quarter-size amount) into your hand.
-Press your palms together, wetting both hands.
-Gently smooth and press the essence onto your face and neck for one minute, ensuring even coverage.
-Continue patting into your skin until fully absorbed.
-Use twice daily, after cleansing and toning and before serums and moisturizers.
-Pitera: An ingredient resembling the skin’s natural moisturizing factors that conditions skin with over 50 micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and natural acids.
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (PiteraTM), Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Water, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid.
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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