GenOptics Aura Essence Serum

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Our bestselling brightening serum that unveils your skin's aura from within* for a clear and radiant complexion

*Up to stratum corneum

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Dark spots, dullness and uneven texture, uneven skin tone


Visibly transform to translucent & radiant-looking skin with PITERA™

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Our bestselling brightening serum that unveils your skin's aura from within* for a clear and radiant complexion

*Up to stratum corneum


Skin dullness is not just due to melanin production or pigmentation. It's caused by "anti-aura" parameters or "skin clouds" that block skin's aura from shining through. The GenOptics Aura Essence is designed to help clear these "skin clouds", to bring out your skin's aura. Powered by the one and only PITERA™ and GenOptics Aura Technology, this lightweight serum is packed with brightening ingredients and absorbs quickly to improve dullness and reduce spots caused by sun damage for clear, radiant skin. The formula—which has been reformulated to minimize the look of age spots—combines active brightening ingredients with PITERA™, which is a bio-ingredient rich in vitamins, organic acids, minerals, and amino acids that work together to enhance skin cell renewal.


GenOptics Aura Essence serum is part of the SK-II skin brightening products collection, which was designed to illuminate and brighten skin by diminishing the look of dark spots, revealing a more radiant complexion. It is colorant-free and not tested on animals.


What is PITERA™ exactly? How is it made?

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™.

PITERA™, the secret to Crystal Clear Skin, was unlocked with the chance observation of the sake brewers’ youthful looking hands in contrast to their old wrinkled faces.

What does GenOptics Aura Essence do for my skin? Which concerns does it fix for my skin?

Your skin becomes radiant, clear and glowing. GenOptics Aura Essence targets the effects of UV damage - both visible and hidden - to improve your skin's radience, increases skin's clarity for bright and even skin and, reduces appearance of dullness and dark spots for glowing skin.


GenOptics Aura Complex – A skin brightening complex containing PITERA™, Demelano P3C™, and Prunus Extract to improve the appearance of skin tone, age spots and cloudiness under the skin’s surface.

Ume Extract – A Japanese plum extract with antioxidant and anti-glycation properties. It also helps prevent the appearance of dullness.

PITERA™ – A bio-ingredient derived from yeast fermentation that resembles your skin's Natural Moisturizing Factors. PITERA™ contains over 50 micro-nutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids and organic acids to condition skin's natural functions.

Prunus Extract – An antioxidant rich in vitamins and minerals that helps prevent damage caused by oxidative stress. When combined with PITERA™, it helps improve uneven tone for radiant skin.


Aqua (Water), Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate*, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Triethylhexanoin, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Nylon-12, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Boron Nitride, Panthenol, PEG-20 Sorbitan Cocoate, Inositol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Polyacrylamide, Aminomethyl Propanol, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, Benzyl Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Prunus Domestica, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Hexyldecanol, Laureth-7, Citrus Reticulata Peel Extract/Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Methylparaben, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide). *PITERA™.

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Dispense a full dropper of serum onto your palm for the optimal dosage

Use fingertips to dot on forehead, cheeks and chin and spread all over face.

Smooth evenly over skin, and gently press for better absorption.

  • 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.