What is an essence?

With the introduction of Facial Treatment Essence, SK-II created a new category called “beauty essence”. Essences are a special category of skin care products that are rich in active ingredients and light in consistency. This combination allows essences to have a higher efficacy while allowing for much faster absorption as compared to traditional creams and moisturizers.

What is Facial Treatment Essence?
SK-II's signature product, the much-loved and most awarded bestseller Facial Treatment Essence, has over 90% PITERA™, the miracle ingredient discovered over 30 years ago that remains essentially unchanged till today. PITERA™ is only found in SK-II products.
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What is PITERA?
Facial Treatment Essence contains 90% of pure PITERA™ in every bottle. PITERA™ is a clear liquid rich in vitamins, amino acids, and minerals that works together to allow the skin's natural surface rejuvenation process to function at its prime.
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The 5 Dimensions of Beauty

SK-II's Facial Treatment Essence helps to improve the appearance of 5 dimensions of beautiful, crystal clear skin: spots are less visible, appearance of wrinkles is reduced, skin texture is more refined, firmness is improved, and radiance is beautifully elevated. Its irreplaceable formula gently exfoliates the face and helps moderate the skin surface renewal cycle.

When to Use It?

After you cleanse and tone...but before you target and moisturize.
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How to Use It?

step 1
Sprinkle a teaspoon of Facial Treatment Essence into hands.
step 2
Tap gently and evenly into face to enhance absorption.
step 3
Also tap gently into neck and complete the treatment.

Press & Awards

Best 50 Beauty
Buys 2015
—Beauty Magazine
Elite Beauty
—Elite Magazine
Art Bodega
—Art Bodega Magazine
“It does magical things to your skin.” —The Stripe
“...This essence is a cult favorite in the US - and a staple in Japan.” — Allure Magazine

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Now and for the next 10,20,30 years.