4 June 2012

Review: SKII Facial Treatment Essence

SKII - A Japanese brand favourited by many asians, myself included. I first heard about this products years ago, although it has quite a low profile in the UK (only available at exclusive stores, Harrods is one), it's a complete opposite in Asia. SKII is widely available and VERY popular over there. SKII doesn't come cheap though, my 75ml bottle of essence (smallest size) cost me around £60. SKII is known for it's rich ingredients with Pitera being the main attraction.
Facial Treatment Essence is commonly known as 'miracle water' in Asia, you use it as you would a toner although I prefer not using a cotton pad, I pour some into my palms and pat it on my face for maximum impact. Not only does it hydrate, encourage surface renewal and smooth, skin is left radiant and plump. So good I even skip moisturiser sometimes (which I know I shouldn't!).

How I use it
I like to pour 4-5 drops into my palms and pat that onto my face. I use this after cleanser and before my serum and moisturiser. 

Some people are prone to breakout with this product so I suggest trying a sample first. After all it is quite an investment. I am lucky, my skin did not react. 
The smell, it's rather unpleasant but after a while, I got used to it. 
Pricey! I use this in conjunction with their Cellumination Serum and Facial Treatment Masks. My purse aches every time! 

I have been using this for nearly a year now lets just say, it's my miracle water... After every use, my face is plump, radiant and as smooth as a baby's bottom. My skin tone has become more even and my fine lines less visible. Thumbs up!



  1. I have looked at many reviews and I love the way you describe it. It is quite pricey but 'miracle water' is worth it :) It can also be used as a emergency mask for the skin :)

    Thanks for a great review :)

    Please check out my blog too :)


  2. Hi Suzie,
    I'm a Skincare consultant for SKii in Australia. How you are using it is the right way: pouring 2-3 drops into the palm of your hands and patting it around your face. it shouldn't be used on a cotton pad as it is not a toner. A toner tho can be used before it as our Facial Treatment Essence is a Liquid serum. Glad to hear your loving it!

  3. After this review I'm itching to try this product but I was wondering is it possible to get a hold of it else where like e-bay or something like that, if so please let me know via e-mail, my e-mail address is adelaidechitanda@hotmail.co.uk. Thank you for sharing this :) x


  4. Owh... how come the Malacca (Msia) skin consultant told me to use on a cotton pad for better result than pouring on hand? :( but i can feel my skin is radiant n glow too after every single use. anyway ur words makes me more confidence to keep using this miracle water. thanks :)

  5. It's indeed very popular in asia! When i was in hk for holiday i saw a lot of ads about this miracle water. I would like to try it too, despite te price! Btw how can you take a picture with that soft background but focused on a item??

    Thanks for the review!! Xoxo

  6. Unluckily. I am one of those who breakout after using this product. =(

  7. I've been dying to try!
    but the price just kills me.
    i just cant justify yet :p

  8. i want to try japanese products but as i dont know about them i dont know what to buy!i have oily skin in t zone area!could you please tell me a site with international delivery?

    sophie xx


  9. i always buy the 215ml as it's the best value for money. the bottle lasts me roughly a year so i think a little over $100US is good value for great skin. I've used this for 4 years now and my skin has not aged, in fact my pores are finer, but this is also in conjunction with a skincare regime that works for me.

    Have to agree with suzie, buy a small bottle to try and if it works then continue investing in a bigger bottle for the value.

    I buy mine off sasa or bonjourhk online.

  10. Great review! I've heard nothing but positive things about this product. Glad it works so well for you!

  11. I've always heard good reviews about SK-II but the price scares me! Maybe when I feel brave enough...


  12. SK II items are soooo expensive but i've read so many great things about them. I really have to try it out sometime. I guess you pay for what you get =)

  13. hi suzi, I am new to your blog site and I want to say your review is extremely helpful. You are very honest! Where could one find some samples for SKII?

  14. Seems like the result is similar with what I got with Hada Labo which is so much cheaper. I know u got Hada Labo as well but maybe it didn't work for you :)

  15. Oh wow, thats seems really nice^^ I wanna go there :D

  16. Ya, agree. SK-II really pricey. But worth it. As the result is obvious. I have been using it for almost 5 years. Really good products. I get it from dedandelion.com online store. It much more cheaper. It's really help to save my penny. ^^ I love SK-II

  17. Hi..im also using skii..i love it very much..im also selling skii trial pack..checkout at www.facebook.com/enebeauty. ♥ lynn

  18. Very interesting article on SK ii facial treatment essence, lots of helpful tips on application.

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  20. This skin toner is popular and famous in Japan.
    You can buy it now in my friends shop through this link.

    I'm Japanese, and my friend owns an online shop dealing with Japanese products.
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    Please send me a message if you can't find one that wants in this shop. I'll request to the shop owner, and help you.
    I really love my country's products!

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