*product was sent to me as part of an Influencer camapign, my opinions are my own*
For review today are two products sent to me from Influenster, SK-ll Facial Treatment Essence and Treatment Mask. I have been dying to try the cult beauty essence -- and celebrity favorite -- made with Japanese sake, for the longest time so it was a lovely surprise when Influencer included me in their SK-II campaign. Stay Beautiful! XOXO
ESSENCE: A refreshing essence that moisturizes the skin and supports skin cell renewal. Facial Treatment Essence is enriched with more than 90 percent Pitera—the main ingredient used to enhance the skin's renewal process—plus nourishing vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids to promote a healthy skin cell renewal cycle. With daily application, this essence moisturizes, improves texture and clarity, and contributes to a more beautiful, balanced, and glowing complexion. MASK: radiance and moisture-enhancing facial mask. This 100 percent cotton mask drenches the skin with pitera’s fusion of vitamin, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids, while working to revitalize, comfort, and provide intense hydration. It immediately replenishes dehydrated skin, leaving it refreshed and cool.
Formula: Starting with the facial essence, it's an extremely "fancy water" for the skin and you use it like a toner, applying it before serum or moisturizer. The price point is what always kept me from purchasing this since it runs for about one hundred dollars for 2.5 ounces. I have to admit, that's pretty insane for a water product, however, I noticed softer skin after the first use and after a week my skin feels more exfoliated and smoother. I still have about two weeks more worth of use since only a small pat of the product is required. I would have to use facial essence for an extended period of time to determine if in fact the water is beneficial for my skin, yet, so far so good because my face appears brighter and smoother. The "secret" of this "holy" water is fermented Japanese sake. If you're feeling a little crazy, just jump right in and splurge. As for the MASK: they are sold as individuals or more expensive sets but an individual pack is quite budget friendly and the mask is truly divine! It's constructed out of cotton material that's super thick and soft. Each packet has a ridiculous amount of rich, luxurious essence not only on the mask but inside the pouch so you can squeeze out the contents and apply it over the mask or maybe roll up the pouch and save it for another application. The cut-out's for mouth, nose and eye area are comfortable allowing it to stay put. I left mine on for an hour. The results were a brightened, moisturized, and smoother skin surface. I would definitely recommend SK-ll for dry skin types and for the times you want a relaxing spa treatment at home.
Availability: Sephora, Facial Essence, $99, 2.5 oz Mask, $17
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