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Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Dark Spots, and Pores
Formulation: Lightweight Liquid
- PITERA™: 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.
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 search began out of millions of yeast strains and studies were conducted on hundreds of fermentation conditions.
Now every drop of Pitera™ 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 Pitera™ have not yet been uncovered and until now we are continuing to discover new things it can do. A miracle like no other, Pitera™ is pure power of nature harnessed by advanced technology.
How to apply:
-Pour about two to three shakes (approx. 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.
When to apply:
-Use twice daily, after cleansing and toning and before serums or moisturizers.
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate*, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Water, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid. *PITERA™.
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 Pitera™, a naturally derived liquid from the sake fermentation process. Since then, SK-II with Pitera™ 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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