SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 75ml

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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 75ml by SK-II


Transform your skin care, on the go! The highly awarded best-seller SK-II Facial Treatment Essence in a convenient travel-friendly size. The timeless formula has remained unchanged for nearly 40 years. Discover the secret key to youthful, radiant skin with a balancing essence that moisturizes and brightens. The essence is a pure, lightweight facial treatment made of 90% Pitera (SK-II’s exclusive ingredient) to improve the overall appearance of skin. With powerful anti-aging and hydrating properties, it works to balance the skin's pH and sebum secretion for healthy, radiant skin.


Key benefits:


  • Lightweight watery essence.
  • Travel-friendly size.
  • Refines and tightens pores.
  • Repairs and maintains skin’s elasticity.
  • Hydrates and diminishes wrinkles.
  • Improves uneven skin tone.
  • Enhances luminosity.
  • Recommended for all skin types.


Key ingredients:


  • Pitera™ contains more than 50 micro-nutrients to keep skin hydrated, smooth and protected. It prevents skin surface damage caused by external aggressors such as UV to prevent dullness and loss of radiance.
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) diminishes the look of lines and wrinkles, improving skin’s firmness, texture, and tone. It contains hydrating properties and improves visible signs of sun damage.


How to use:


  • On cleansed skin, dispense a damp cotton pad or into your palm.
  • Apply to both face and neck, pressing gently and evenly into skin until the essence has soaked in.
  • Tap the skin lightly to enhance absorption.
  • Layer with your serum, moisturizer and sunscreen.
  • Use every morning and evening, for best results.

What are the benefits of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence?

With more than 90% Pitera™, SK-II’s signature beauty products and highly awarded bestseller helps renew skin to boost moisture and radiance, and combat signs of aging. The bio-ingredient helps maintain the skin's natural renewal cycle to its optimum condition to allow skin nourishment. Compared to traditional creams and moisturizers, the lightweight formula allows for faster absorption and higher penetration. With an untouched formula for more than 35 years, this essence transforms all five dimensions of your skin.


How to travel with your skincare?

If you’re headed to a long weekend trip or a summer cross country vacation, traveling with your skincare according to the climate shouldn’t be overlooked. To get your complexion healthy and balanced no matter where you are, the travel friendly essence will balance your skin’s moisture. Essences impart nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals into your skin to help skin better absorb your serum and moisturizer. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence helps diminish the appearance spots and wrinkles, improving skin texture and firmness and elevating radiance.


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Brightening - 29-11-2018 by

For sure this product is effective in brightening the complexion. I also find that this helps absorb my moisturiser better. It doesn't have a sticky feeling. Very comfortable to put on the face. No stinging and no irritation. I have my teenage daughter using this and she loves it too!

Loving it so far - 27-11-2018 by

I took the plunge and bought this product, despite being a lot more than what I’d usually spend on face products, and I don’t regret it at all. Whilst I’ve only been using it for 2 weeks so it’s hard to comment on long term benefits, my skin always feels amazing after using it. Very smooth and clear. Will finish the bottle and decide if it’s worth the money, but so far I’m very please, and yep have already recommended it to friends

Highly Recommended! - 22-11-2018 by

Fantastic product. I pat this product on as soon as I'm out of the shower. Every. Single. Time. I've seen a dramatic improvement in my skin tone and much less break outs. Highly Recommended!

Wonderful for dry skin - 12-11-2018 by

I’ve used this on and off for years. It’s perfect as a toner and preps the skin for hydration well. It works to reduce dryness and clears the skin well.
For ref I have dry ageing skin.

Amaze - 22-10-2018 by

My everyday go to/must have. Extremely moisturising and keeps skin clear, supple and soft

On the fence - 19-10-2018 by

I used this product many years ago when it first launched. It didn't work for me then. After many raves from friends recently, i bit the bullet and bought another bottle to try it out again. Maybe my skin will react better this time. Unfortunately, it still didn't make a huge difference that warrants the price tags. Will continue to finish the bottle and most likely won't repurchase AGAIN. It probably works for some but definitely not for me.

Really works to brighten the skin and smoothen - 18-10-2018 by

My skin has definitely brightened up after using this product for a week. Many people have complimented my skin recently!

It really does work - 04-10-2018 by

I bit the bullet and purchased this to prep my skin in the lead up to my wedding. I already have quite good skin, but have noticed a huge difference to my skin. It is smoother, brighter, and “glassier” and I’m so pleased with the results. The price is steep but for me the essence 100% delivered in everything it promised.

Amazing Results - 04-10-2018 by

i have super dry and sensitive skin and this worked amazingly!

i received a small sample/trial sized bottle and came back the following week to purchase the full sized bottle! i am very close to finishing the bottle but unfortunately won't be purchasing it again for some time as it is a little out of my price range.

in the meantime, i'll try to find a dupe whilst trying to save enough to purchase it again!

Not a miracle product but a good one - 04-10-2018 by

This is a product that I constantly found myself looking at, reading reviews, wondering whether I could justify the price, which you, reading this review, are no doubt also wondering. It's true that there are alternatives with similar ingredients that will provide you a close-to similar result, for only a fraction of the price. But if you have the finances to purchase this product and try it out on your skin, I would definitely recommend it, because for me, and for many other people, this product is formulated really well, and the Pitera ingredient does provide good benefits in the long term. Repurchasing it is a bit of a struggle financially though!

Magic?? - 28-09-2018 by

I have really fair and sensitive skin and when I use this essence it really calms my skin. I notice with consistent use my complexion is clearer and my skin is more balanced (not as dry and less oil in my t zone).
I just wish it was cheaper, but it is totally worth the price.
I recommend this to friends all the time, it’s magic in a bottle

Holy grail essence! - 12-09-2018 by

Best facial essence I have used. My dark spots has lightened up and my skin is so soft. I have tried other brands but I always come back for this.

Highly recommend - 10-09-2018 by

Its worth every single penny. Leaves my skin brighter and glowing.

Great product! - 09-09-2018 by

Wow, I’m not one to splurge on something this expensive, but when I got the trail size of this and noticed what it did to my skin, I had to buy it. At first, it didn’t seem like it was doing anything... it just seems like a weird smelling water, but I kept using it everyday and several weeks later (good things take time!), I noticed a dramatic reduction in the size of my pores, the appearance of acne scars and the oiliness of my face. I have never used anything like it before. I highly recommend this! I’ve been struggling with acne and acne scars since I was a teenager, but using this along with Philosophy’s Purity cleanser, I have been saved!!

Feels lovely and refreshing! - 14-08-2018 by

This product feels so refreshing and lovely on my skin! The consistency is like water so it soaks in very quickly, and can be used with other products or under makeup. Although I love the feeling on my skin, I didn't notice any noticeable improvements. Due to that and the price, not sure if I would purchase again.

really nice - 06-08-2018 by

It's expensive but it feels amazing on the skin. I won't use it everyday and alternate with a different essence so it can last me longer - but it doesn't disappoint when my skin needs it.

Expensive but worth it - 26-07-2018 by

A must have for sensitive, redness prone skin. Keeps skin clear, calm and youthful. Goes a long way so worth the price tag

Can't live without - 24-07-2018 by

I've been using this essence for the past 4 years and I absolutely love it. I've even gotten my boyfriend on to it. While it is pricey, it's the best base. In summer I don't use anything else over it in the daytime, except sunscreen. I don't break out, it doesn't clog my pores, it's just magic!

great essence - 10-07-2018 by

I liked using this essence, it did brighten my skin over time. My skin sometimes did feel a little dry afterwards if i used too much. I do think there are other essences out there that are cheaper and work just as well.

Leaves skin bright and glowing - 09-07-2018 by

I received this essence as a gift and have enjoyed using it. It leaves my skin feeling soft and glowing. It looks and feels like water and is weightless on the skin and is absorbed really quickly.
While I've loved using this. I find the price a bit of a deterrent and can't really justify the spend when I can find other products that work as well for much less (i.e. the Ordinary).
If money is no object then I'd highly recommend this. It was a pleasure to use.

Best essence around - 04-07-2018 by

My friend's skin had improved dramatically & when I asked her what products she used to achieve this, she highly recommended SK II. I decided to try it as I have problem skin. After using it for a few weeks, my husband commented that my skin was softer and less oily. My friends also said my skin looked better. I also felt that my skin was softer and nicer.
I now use this product every morning and night. All you need is a few drops in your palm, then tap it all over your face and neck. I don't like putting it on a cotton pad because the pad soaks up so much of it. I don't mind the smell (it's very faint so I hardly notice it). I find that if I apply anything on my skin after applying the essence (eg serums or moisturizers), I don't have to use as much of these other products because they glide on very easily over the layer of essence. This is definitely a product that I cannot go without!

Indispensable - 02-07-2018 by

I've been using this since 2007. I was first given a bottle as a present and have continued using it ever since! It has a "yeasty rice" smell which I have gotten used to and I actually don't mind because I know that's the natural scent and nothing fake is added to this essence. I use it right after cleansing and toning before I hydrate. I feel that it has helped maintain my skin because I haven't done much for it until this past 3 months. Despite the lack of effort I get a lot of compliments for my skin. So ... I can't think of anything else "fancy" that Ive done except for this product.

Good staff - 29-06-2018 by

I use this product every night after my tonic, my skin feels moisturize .
I put small amount in my hands and I press into my skin.

amazing essence - 29-06-2018 by

I've heard a lot of good stuff about this essence and decided to try it out myself, it definitely does not disappoint! It makes my skin so soft and smooth, it has a really subtle, nice scent. I have combo-oily skin and I like to just use it by dropping a few drops on my hands and pat gently on the face. I can see there's actually a difference when I start using this essence compared to when I don't. The only downside is that it's a tad expensive. but that might not stop me from repurchasing it!

Gave me irritation and little bumps - 21-06-2018 by

This I tried, and wanted to love, but it really irritated my skin, and made it a weird bumpy texture. I've since found another better product that is more effective in my opinion. I would say, don't believe the hype, get a tester to try for yourself and research what else is out there.

Love It - 15-06-2018 by

I'm up to my second bottle, and I think I'll go again for a third. I definitely noticed a difference after using this. I have sensitive skin that goes quite red, and this product definitely calms my skin after use. I only use a few drops directly onto my hands (not a pad) and pat into my face.

Stinky - 01-06-2018 by

I think this is a nice essence to soften the skin and prepare it for the skincare routine.
I take a few drops and pat it into my skin.
I have gone through several bottles but have not seen a great difference.
And after a while the fermented stink really got to me and now I can't bear to use this.
There are now many other similar products out there and I prefer those without this smell.
I have heard if you stop using this you will notice how good this was but I have gone months without it and have noticed no change.

The perfect essence - 21-05-2018 by

I love this essence so much and think it's definitely worth the price. I got it a couple of years ago as a present and have been repurchasing it myself since. I have combination skin and I think this really helps to balance my skin. It makes my face glow! It also make my skin soft and more bouncy. I use it every morning after washing my face. It is the perfect base for the rest of my skincare and helps my serums absorb better. I pour a little bit in to my hands and gently press it into my skin. The literal only downside to this product is the price, but I just look at it as an investment in my skin!

Great stuff - 12-05-2018 by

I was introduced SK-II in my late 20s and it has been my skin-saving product ever since. The price is truly high but to be honest worth every penny. I spent late nights, work stress, eating horribly, but this treatment took all signs of that away. I would definitely continue to use this as much as budget allows.

Worth the splurge - 08-05-2018 by

Rather than buying several cheaper essence and trying this and that hoping it will work, buy this treatment essence instead. Save your time a lot.
It works wonderfully for me and I would have bought this earlier. I put ir before sleep and I woke up with a very soft and plump, something rarely happened to my dry skin.

I only tried this for a week ans my skin never felt better, like a well deserved treatment esp I'm entering 30's this year. For other improvement I still need to see it longer but for me who rarely buy expensive product I didn't regret the purchase and appreciate well made product itself from now on.

Amazing, but get the value pack! - 19-03-2018 by

This product is absolutely wonderful. Even if I just use this on its own I am left satisfied, with glowy and hydrated skin. The smell is a little funky, but with repeated use it tends to go unnoticed. Great for face, neck, hands and ears! (You can't forget your ears)! If you want even more bang for your buck, Adorebeauty sell this exact product along with a sheet mask (also divine) and the clearing lotion all for 99 AUD. Why not have all three for the same price?

Beautiful clear skin - 25-02-2018 by

I really didn't want to like this but I really noticed a difference with my skin. I find it's best to use it with other products in the range for the best result. I've heard of people decanting it into a spray bottle and using it like a mist. However it seems such a waste. I pour a little into my palms and pat it into my skin. Really helps to brighten skin!

Love it - 15-08-2013 by

Left my skin looking bright and clear. I love this product, my skin feels and looks great.

Believe the hype! - 28-07-2013 by

I've wanted to try SK-II for a long time and finally decided to try this product. While it's definitely expensive, you use 1-2 drops (on the palm of your hand and pressed into your skin) at a time, so it lasts a lot longer than many products out there. In that sense, it's great value for money, especially when I add up all the products I've tried and thrown out after finding they didn't work with my skin or I didn't like them!

As a bonus I received a free gift pack with other products (Clear Lotion, Treatment Essence, Cellumination Deep Surge EX and a facial mask) so with the purchase of one product I could trial the full cleanse, tone and moisturise SK II experience.

Using the Facial Treatment Essence on its own has made my skin noticeably softer to the touch and the texture looks finer. This came about after a week or so, but you feel the softness in your skin earlier than that!

Great product - 10-03-2013 by

I love this product. You use it after cleansing and toning your face, and before your moisturiser. Pour a few drops onto your palm and spread over your face, then pat it in.
It has an odd smell, not the most pleasant, but you get used to it, and more importantly it works wonders on your skin. Basically it gives my skin a nice, clear, even looking tone. If you're going to use just one or two products from the SK-II range I would recommend using this one.

may improve skin tone - 11-01-2013 by

I was using this product really quickly as I was putting it onto a cotton wipe and thought this was not good value for money. When I started just tipping it onto my fingers and putting it on my face I noticed I was not using it so fast

My skin looks quite nice, but am not sure there is any significant change. Maybe a small vein has faded a bit. It could be that since using this product I am paying a lot more attention to my daily beauty regime. I have bought a replacement as I will try it for a while longer. I did tick it smell great but it actually has no smell which is a good attribute for a facial product.

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