SKII is a much-celebrated product when it comes to Korean brands and the super star of their products is ‘SKII Facial Treatment Essence’. Though the concept of Korean beauty (K-beauty) and essences are new to India, it is an established trend all over the world. K-beauty and the infamous ’10-step skin care regimen’ is overpowering the makeup junkies.
So much to the hype, I have picked quite a few popular Korean products with a free shipping to India. I will review them one at a time for you all and let’s start with what is an Essence?
Essence is a lightweight, hydrating water, which is used to prep the skin with a layer of moisture. It is usually applied after toner or right after cleansing the skin. Basically, essence is a serum but light in consistency and increases suppleness of the skin. An extra dose of hydration with skin brightening and lightening effects doesn’t sound any harm!
Packaging: I have read both positive and negative comments of this essence. So I have ordered a travel size to try out first. The packaging has a small plastic clear bottle along with a leaflet.
Cost: It costed me Rs.760 for 10 ml.
SKII Facial Treatment is a lightweight and watery consistent essence. It is enriched with 90% of Pitera, a trademarked ingredient of SKII, is a yeast fermented rich liquid containing amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and organic acids, said to improve skin lucency, decrease wrinkles and lighten dark spots.
I have been using this every day after cleansing my face. I pour a little amount and dab it on to my face. You need to be quite quick otherwise the product might disappear. The product is sucked immediately into the skin after application and we can’t see any traces of the product on the skin. Initially, I saw no difference on my skin but after a steady use, my skin became extremely soft and glowy. The texture of my skin has definitely smoothed and my blemishes are fading ever so slightly.
Will I buy it again: I’m thinking about buying a full sized bottle after I finish it up, but before that i’m planning to try other essences in the market which are available at 1/4th cost of SKII Essence.
- Hydrates skin
- Light weight and watery consistency to layer up before makeup
- Soft, supple skin after usage
- Texture has smoothened and firmer
- No irritation
- Availability in India
- Extremely Costly
- After effects may be different for different people
Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥