Aging…wrinkles…sigh. If there’s one thing we all want is beautiful skin and to look young forever right? Well obviously getting older is inevitable however you don’t have to let it take a toll on your skin. I heard about these Sake brewers that had soft, beautiful hands. Apparently there is an old legend that people who make sake have beautiful skin and wanted to find out the secret! I’ve been itching to try SK-II Facial Treatment Essence for SO long and I finally took the plunge. This is the luxury skin care brand’s best-selling item and one of the most coveted around the world. It’s often referred to as “miracle water”. Sounds amazing right? Click READ MORE to find out my thoughts…
A little background about this product in case you haven’t heard about it. I do a lot of research before using any products on my face. Call it skepticism or analytical or possibly both (lol). Here’s what I found out. This story behind the brand and how it got started dates back to the 1970’s and 1980’s and the history is basically what sold me on this product. A team of SK-II scientists set out to find the key to the fountain of youth.
SK-II scientists decided to go to sake brewery to find out. They noticed that the workers all had beautiful, soft and youthful hands despite their wrinkly faces. The scientists were convinced that the secret was the yeast that the brewers hands were in contact with during the sake fermentation process. This was the inspiration and birth of Pitera™ which is SK-II’s miracle ingredient.
Derived from sake yeast, Pitera™ has remained essentially unchanged until this day. Is this crazy or what? I was in so in awe of this story and had to learn more. The more I read about it, the more I was convinced and needed to try it for myself.
To be honest, I never really cared too much about my skin when I was younger. I had my normal breakouts but overall my skin was decent. It wasn’t until I had insomnia for two straight years that I really noticed how lack of sleep affected me. I started to get dark circles and that’s when the fine lines and wrinkles started to appear. Needless to say I was panicked and bummed.
Since giving birth to Milan, my skin has changed dramatically. I stopped using a lot of beauty products during and after pregnancy and instantly noticed a shift in my skin (not for the better). My skin was un-even, dark spots and fine lines were more noticeable. I needed help and needed it fast. Becoming a mom sure takes a toll on everything. Your body, skin…basically everything. I think it’s so important as a new mom to look and feel good about yourself.
I’ve been using this “miracle water” for about two months and I’m happy to report…it’s living up to it’s reputation. The first month, my skin looked and felt more hydrated. It was almost as if I had the “glow” or that look when you get a really good night’s sleep. Fast forward to the second month and this is when I really started to see some noticeable and positive results. My pores seemed more refined and my skin felt much smoother. The un-evenness that I was experiencing before started to improve!
Here are some tips on how to use it properly to achieve maximum results.
After washing your face, pat it dry and then pour a few drops into a cotton pad. Gently pat onto your skin. Do NOT rub it in. I use this every morning and night.
Pros: It refined my pores and made my skin smoother. It improves un-even skin tone and controls the development of dark spots. I noticed my skin felt more hydrated and seemed firmer after the first month. I also love that the product comes in a glass container and not plastic.
Cons: The cost is a most definitely an investment however it’s your face! You get what you pay for and if you’re putting it on your face, then in my opinion, it’s worth it.
Overall, this SK-II Facial Treatment Essence lives up to all the hype. It’s the best skin care product I’ve tried in a long time. My skin now feels more hydrated, smooth and the un-evenness has improved. I also started to notice that my overall facial skin felt firmer which I was pretty excited about. I’m loving the results so far and would recommend this! I’m #onebottleaway from getting that mommy makeover that I desperately need.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SK-II. The opinions and text are all mine.