Facial Treatment Essence

Our bestselling treatment essence that softens texture, evens skin’s tone, enhances radiance and reduces the appearance of dark spots & fine lines - for your best skin ever
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Dullness and Uneven Texture, Dark Spots, and Pores


A powerful treatment to visibly soften texture, reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines due to dryness, even the look of skin’s tone, and enhance visible radiance.


PITERA™ Contains over 50 micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and natural acids to condition skin.


The story begins with a chance observation at a sake brewery in Japan where scientists noticed the elderly brewers had wrinkled faces but extraordinarily youthful-looking hands. Intensive searches began out of millions of yeast strains and studies were conducted on hundreds of fermentation conditions.

Now every drop of PITERA™ is produced by cultivating the one exclusive yeast strain under the most stringent conditions that remain SK-II’s most valuable trade secret. This iconic essence’s formula has then remained essentially unchanged for almost 40 years as the full efficacies of PITERA™ have not yet been uncovered; and until now, SK-II is continuing to discover new things it can do. A miracle like no other, PITERA™ is pure power of nature harnessed by advanced technology.


What is Facial Treatment Essence?

Facial Treatment Essence is a powerful essence that contains over 90% PITERA™.


Skin's moisture barrier is replenished, providing essential anti-aging care - reducing fine lines caused by dryness, and enhancing skin firmness.

Skin barrier is strengthened and protected from environmental stressors.

Skin's NMF is replenished, providing skin surface inner hydration, locking moisture within skin.

What is an Essence?

Essences are lightweight yet powerful formulas that deliver high concentrations of active ingredients quickly and deeply into the skin fast. Their water-based formula makes it suitable for virtually every skin type.

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How different is it from a Serum or Creams?

Skin acts like a barrier which blocks unfamiliar objects out. Essences are lightweight and is quickly absorbed — unlike thicker formulas such as serums and creams.

What does Facial Treatment Essence do for my skin? Which concerns does it fix for my skin?

Whatever your skin type/concern, Facial Treatment Essence helps you achieve your best skin ever—Crystal Clear Skin. It is the ONE almighty product you need to moisturize, soften and smoothen texture, reduce appearance of dark spots and fine lines due to dryness, enhance radiance, even skin tone, and... the list goes on!

How Does Facial Treatment Essence Give Me Crystal Clear Skin?

PITERA™ bears close resemblance to compositions found in our skin and is welcomed in as if like its own. This allows it to be quickly and deeply* absorbed into your skin, delivering all its goodness**

*within stratum corneum
**Over 50 micro-nutrients

What is PITERA™ , and how is it made?

PITERA™ is a naturally derived skincare ingredient, crafted from a proprietary fermentation process of a unique yeast strain that is exclusive to SK-II. We searched long and hard through 350 kinds of yeast strains before finding THE ONE! One bottle of Facial Treatment Essence contains more than 90% PITERA™

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PITERA™ is SK-II’s exclusive natural ingredient made from a unique fermentation process from a special yeast strain. We searched long and hard through 350 kinds of yeast strains before finding THE ONE! One bottle of Facial Treatment Essence contains more than 90% PITERA™.


Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (PITERA™), Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Water, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid.

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Pour about two to three shakes (approximately the size of a quarter) of essence into hand. Press palms together to wet both hands.

Gently smooth and Press over your face and neck for one minute, ensuring even coverage.

Continue patting the essence into skin until fully absorbed.

Use twice daily, after cleansing and toning, and before serums or moisturizers.

  • Step One
    The Foundation
    We start with a healthy dose of skepticism concerning the safety of a new ingredient. If we can’t establish both its safety and benefit to consumers, we won't use it.
  • Step Two
    Define Safe Range
    We define the safe range for every ingredient we use with the same scientific process used by the major regulatory agencies around the world (FDA, EPA, WHO, EU, etc.). If there is not enough information to establish a safe range, we will remove the ingredient from consideration or investigate it further.
  • Step Three
    Determine Safe Product Use
    We evaluate all ingredients in the final product to confirm their actual use is in the safe range for both consumers and the environment. If we can't conclude the product formula is safe, we will either reformulate or decide not to market the product. We have more than 700 scientists and professionals who ensure our products meet all safety and regulatory requirements around the world.
  • Step Four
    Monitor Use and New Information
    Once a product is marketed, we monitor consumer use and investigate all new scientific information, with external scientists and regulatory agencies on new and updated safety methods.