Give the gift of gorgeous skin with this Japanese beauty 'miracle'

An elixir that has withstood the test of time

Running out of gifting options this festive season? Here’s an idea: Get back to basics and reacquaint yourself with the pleasures of one of the most cherished emblems in the beauty world.

We’re talking, of course, about SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence. This elixir has been an essential component of many a beauty buff’s regime for the past decade or so, and for good reason, too – it’s a tried and tested product that delivers on its promises.

Give the gift of gorgeous skin with this Japanese beauty 'miracle'

New to the pleasures of applying an essence as opposed to a traditional toner? An easy way of wrapping your head around the concept is to think of the latter as the last cleansing component of your skincare ritual – while toners rid your skin of residual gunk, essences should be regarded as targeted treatments in their own right.

Meet the essential essence

Enter the Facial Treatment Essence. Packed with over 90 percent Pitera and first introduced back in 1980, this clear liquid is derived from a specially fermented strain of yeast, and has since become the signature ingredient in SK-II’s suite of skincare products.

Give the gift of gorgeous skin with this Japanese beauty 'miracle'

What beauty benefits does it confer to your skin? Well, Pitera is said to contain a cocktail of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids, all of which work in tandem to enhance elasticity and restore and revitalise the softness and smoothness of your skin – perfect for maintaining moisture and boosting the brightness of your complexion during party season!

Got a couple of seconds to spare? Try warming up a couple of drops of this essence in your palms and press it into your mien for a “micro-massage” – this amps up blood circulation for beautifully rosy skin that’s perfectly primed for the subsequent steps in your skincare.

Share the secret to crystal clear skin

Always wanted to try the Facial Treatment Essence for yourself? Now has never been a better time to do so, what with the treasure trove of festive coffrets and beautifully bundled gift sets awaiting your discovery.

Give the gift of gorgeous skin with this Japanese beauty 'miracle'

Worthy of special mention is the incredibly gorgeous packaging of the limited edition bottles, which takes design inspiration from Suminagashi, the traditional art of Japanese marbling. Suminagashi, or “floating ink” in Japanese, is especially apt in this instance, given that there is no “wrong” way of doing it. Each and every imperfect dot and swirl of ink are regarded as parts of a perfect whole – a reminder of one’s power to “paint” one’s own path in life.

So yes, it’s time to give the gift of good skin to your nearest and dearest – and while you’re at it, grab a set or two for yourself, too. Good luck, and happy holidays!

Give the gift of gorgeous skin with this Japanese beauty 'miracle'

The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition is available in red, blue and green Suminagashi-inspired designs, and are available as part of special festive sets for a limited time only at all SK-II Singapore counters.

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