Limited edition beauty products are dropped pretty often these days. Of course, fans of the products and brands who love to collect these one-off packagings for their beauty #shelfies get excited. And even more so when that gorgeous exterior is paired with a tried-and-tested formula inside that’s nothing short of miraculous. Now, that really gets us going.
When we first saw the latest SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence bottles, we were stoked. Housed in red and teal bottles adorned with bright, abstract splashes of paint designed to evoke the power of Pitera, not only are the bottles pretty to look at, we love how the design makes it seem like the transformative power of Pitera is embodied by the vibrant packaging.
Whether you’re an SK-II FTE fan or new to the product, you have to agree that this new SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence bottle is a great addition to your skincare routine. Why not IG it too while you’re at it, since it looks so eye-catching. What can we say? Well-designed, well-formulated skincare potions are our kryptonite.
Specially designed one-off bottles aside, SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, also known as “Miracle Water”, works wonders for the skin. The facial essence draws its transformative powers from Pitera, a transformative ingredient derived from the process of sake fermentation.
The brand story is an awe-inspiring one: Scientists noticed how elderly workers at a sake factory had extraordinarily smooth hands despite their age, and eventually managed to harness the active ingredient responsible for the phenomenon – Pitera.
Made up of micronutrients, vitamins, amino acids and organic acids, Pitera works double time when hydrating your skin. It’s also structurally close to your skin’s natural moisturising factor, which means that it’s extra effective at retaining moisture.
Besides being incredibly moisturising and hydrating, the Pitera Essence is also great for repairing skin’s barrier functions. This is particularly important for anyone who loves experimenting with skincare, as the deluge of unfamiliar ingredients, particularly actives like AHAs, BHAs, vitamin C and retinol, can do a number on your skin.
So, rather than telling you to stay away from shiny new beauty playthings and sticking to a rigid testing schedule of only introducing one new product every two weeks (we know it’s hard to resist the temptation!), we want you to prep your skin to the best of your abilities. Better to be safe than sorry, right? But beyond being a safety precaution, healthy barrier functions also translate into one thing: crystal clear skin.
Who doesn’t want crystal clear skin, especially when trends like yoga skin and no-makeup makeup refuse to go away? Nobody, that’s who. The quickest and easiest way to achieve that, at least for us, is to incorporate the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence into our daily skincare routine, twice a day. I like to use it right after cleansing, by gently patting a generous amount of the essence onto my face. If you’re curious about how that works (or if you just have a few minutes to spare), why not check out how James Corden and Chloe Grace Moretz incorporates Pitera Essence into their beauty routine?
Where to buy?
The one-of-a-kind SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence bottles are priced at $289, and will be available from 1 May 2019 onwards. The teal edition is only sold as part of the SK-II Pitera Heritage Set ($389, worth $505) at Takashimaya, so be sure to take a look before it’s all sold out!