My Favorite SK II Skin Care Products

SK 2 products review

I’ve become a loyal user of Korean Skincare products for quite a while now especially after having tried their cult essence – Missha Time Revolution line. My experience with Korean skincare brands and their famous 7-step routine have been positive so please know it wasn’t an easy decision to take a break from the intricate K- regimen.

Why the switch to Japanese brand SK-II?

I have to admit that SK-II’s retargeting ads were very effective. I have used Pitera before but this time they’ve introduced a latest breakthrough in a new oil form combined with its sake-based Pitera essence.

3 to 4 customized, multi-channel retargeting ads at 3 impressions per day later, I was finally convinced to hop on the Japanese skincare journey.

It was also my way of giving my skin a break from the usual 7-10 step routine to a much simpler one for a good 6 months as of this writing.

Here are my Top SK-II holy grail products:

SK II Facial Treatment essence and facial treatment oil review

1. Facial Treatment Essence – Pitera Power

SK-II’s skincare products revolve around the main patented ingredient – Pitera. With its waterlike consistency, it is said to be rich in amino acids and vitamins that encourage skin rejuvenation and new cell turnover. I apply this twice a day after cleansing and it gets absorbed into my skin very quickly.

Effect: It does have the same effect as Missha Essence but unlike the latter, SK-II took a much longer time for me to see its brightening effect and noticeable skin firmness. It has a sour-like smell but not too bad to really put me off.

It’s like how some food are engineered to taste nasty but are actually good for the health.

2. Facial Treatment Oil

This is another breakthrough product from SK-II with combined power of Pitera and nourishing oils meant to provide longer hydration. Although this is oil-based, it is non-greasy and didn’t cause me break outs. In fact, it played a major part in clearing out tiny, hormonal acne spots on my jawline area.

I especially like how it gives off a soothing lavender scent when applied on skin. People with extremely dry skin will really enjoy its intense hydration benefits.

3. Whitening Power Spot Specialist

I used this mainly because of the occasional hormonal pimple marks that Aunt Flo brings. It is said to contain intensive whitening agents targeting spot formations and some beauty bloggers use this to lighten their freckles.

SK 2 best products review

Whitening Spot Specialist (3rd from L to R). Look at that dropper!


4. GenOptics Aura Essence

This one’s a really good investment to maintaining spotless and youthful skin.
Combined with FT Oil and Whitening Spot, I believe this helped reduce and whiten the once visible acne spots on my jawline. Sticking true to SK-II’s overall skincare philosophy – Changing Destiny.

SKII Genoptics Spot Essence


5. RNA Power Cream

This keeps my face moisturised and dewy for hours. I apply it every morning after FTE. It looks pumped but its actually lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin.

I find this very expensive and might not repurchase since I still have the Facial treatment oil that can last for more than 6 months.

6. Aura Activator CC Cream

Best CC Cream Ever. The main reason I’m into CC creams is to protect my skin against UVA and UVB rays that can eventually cause dark spots and uneven skintone. This has been reformulated is now labeled as SK-II Atmosphere CC Cream.SK II Aura Activator cream review


The newly formulated SK II Atmosphere CC Cream with SPF50+


Korean vs Japanese skincare

It’s hard to decide whether one is far superior than the other but easy to love both worlds of innovative skincare products. While Korean skincare is often more affordable and accessible, Japan has always been the forerunner of Asian skincare.

I’m happy to have found another trusted brand into the mix.

Pricey but worth the splurge!

I did a SK-II Magic Ring “Discover Your Skin Age” Test to check if my skin is aging faster than it should.

SK II Age Skin Test

SK II Age Skin Test at Vivo City – Tangs

I’m glad to know my skin is not older than me (yet). Teehee!
So ladies, pop by SK-II counters now and get an in-depth analysis of your skin in 10 minutes.

Love. Sunshine. Morning Tea.

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  • Reply Elisha

    ahhh I love SK 2 products especially Genetics line! It made huge difference to my once dull, dry skin

    August 28, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    • Reply Germani

      Hi Elisha, you meant the Genoptics line right? we all share the same experience, I couldn’t believe a very light on-the-outside product can be so effective.

      August 31, 2017 at 2:38 am
  • Reply Mademoiselle

    I too, switched from Sum to SK II and never turned back : )

    August 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Breachelle

    Hi ladies, glad to know SK II has been your skin BFF too. I plan to add in another brand to the mix in the coming weeks (CosRx). It’s been 6 months of religiously using SK II and while results have been positive, I want to excite my skin with new ingredients from time to time. Sometimes it’s fun to be superficial haha!

    August 31, 2017 at 3:33 am
  • Reply Fragrance Queen

    I came here after seeing your blog ranking in Google for Prada D Homme review. I am not a SK II user (yet), it’s not as big in US as it is in Asia but I can’t wait to try it. You’ve a really neat, beautiful, feminine space here. Keep blogging you beautiful soul! Hello from San Francisco

    September 1, 2017 at 3:40 am
    • Reply Breachelle

      Thanks, that’s sweet of you. Infusion D Homme is my soulmate, sometimes I feel that in my past life, I was a bottle of perfume. L O L

      September 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm

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