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Recent SKII Reviews

Masks -SKII -Facial Treatment Mask

on 11/20/2017 4:38:00 PM


Received in a gift exchange, I was thrilled by the prospect of this "no mess" mask and optimistic for the slightest visible improvement. The liquid soaked fabric held no staying power which required frequent adjustments while little droplets trickled into my hair and down my neck. The mask felt cool and soothing, so the mess seemed justified with promise of any skin improvement. As instructed, after 15 minutes I removed the mask and massaged the remaining liquid into my skin. After using the third of the six masks without any visible improvements, it's been relegated to the skincare graveyard. Convenient and highly sanitary packaging is greatly appreciated.

Toners -SKII -Facial Treatment Clear Lotion

on 11/18/2017 9:21:00 PM


Have not tried this alone but when used with SKII treatment essence it makes my pores look smaller and increased the redness reducing/skin tone improvements of the essence. I apply this just prior to using the treatment essence with a cotton pad. I would like to repurchase but at $95CAD for 160ml this isn't cheap. It is cheaper than the Treatment Essence but I feel that the essence works better alone than this would especially considering I like a toner product geared more towards acne prone skin for my breakouts (currently using Andalou naturals willow bark toner). Put as a would repurchase since I would if money was not a consideration.

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Treatments (Face) -SKII -Facial Treatment Essence

on 11/18/2017 9:09:00 PM


So I've been using this for about 4 1/2 months, I did buy it because Cate Blanchett promotes the line regularly and her skin is perfection. I apply it after cleansing and toning and wait about 5-10 min for it to absorb before moving on to actives, serums and moisturizers. I use my hands and press it into my face and neck, the scent is light but not good, luckily it fades quickly. I find that my skin looks much more even when I use this, redness is reduced by a lot it almost makes me look too monotone to be honest lol, like stark white. It does seem to work a tad better with the SKII clarifying lotion used right before but I have stopped using both due to cost. Would probably repurchase if I can't find a suitable dupe. Unfortunately I find this far too expensive to fully commit to buying again but I would if the price was lower. It's currently $125CAD for 75ml.

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Cleansers -SKII -Facial treatment cleansing gel

on 11/4/2017 2:03:00 AM


Moist the skin even after i wash my face. Deep cleansing and really calm my combination face. I love the texture. Should be in bottle pump packaging, easier to use especially for avid traveler like me

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Moisturizers -SKII -StemPower


I used to buy alot of SK-II products. Before I get to that I have to state that all my reviews are always written with respect to the most up to date scientific research, cosmetic chemistry knowledge and a touch of investigative beauty journalism.

SK-II is owned by Proctor and Gamble who also own Olay.

SK-II I find simply recycles many of the same formulas and creates different lines with different outrageous claims. There is nothing outstanding or bad in the range. The best reviews on their products are written by Beautypedia who are linked to Paula;s Choice.

Their formulas seem to only revolve around Niacinamide, a very good light and air stable Vitamin B3 ingredient with multiple benefits fine lines, pore size and increased luminosity as it helps to inhibit melanin production. Acetly Glucosamine also makes an appearance, a few skin lighteners however not at the strength that could make an actual difference and the rest is bland, average, again RECYCLED FORMULAS.

If you are looking to spend money on SK-II please do not go beyond the Pitera Essentials. There is one exception Cellumination Mask in lotion that is a must have and does it's job very well.

What I;m trying to say here is that SK-II is not worth it's extortionate price. There are only a handful or not even that of medical papers and clinical studies that prove Pitera, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate does anything besides inhibit some inflammation. The other ingredient as I mentioned before is Niacinamide. Only these two ingredients combined with synthetic waves and emollients and preservatives is what makes up most of the SK-II line, even right up to their luxury LXP Gold range.

I wont be buying SK-II again for if you make a trip to your local pharmacy and read the lists of ingredients on many of Olay's Moisturizers particularly their Olay Regenerist line(also red) and Pro X. You will find many of the ingredients in SK-II are used in Olay, It doesn't suprise me anymore as this is a fairly common practise for a large umbrella brand to recycle their formulas amongst their many brands.

Olay or Oil of Olay use alot of Niacinamide and they too have too many moisturisers in their collection, when all they use is Niacinamide and Acetyl Glucosamine. The only thing missing is the Pitera extract as that ofcourse is exclusive to SK-II. Pitera again folks is not really proven to do much, however Niacinamide is.

Please be careful how you spend your hard earned money.

So please humour me and compare SK-II and Olay together, you will find the results will be well worth the effort.

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