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  • August 23, 2017
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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

One of the most common questions I am asked is what skincare products I am currently using, and what I would recommend.  I can safely say that it is a common thought, concern, and question from women all around the world.  We all are seeking the same things.  Here are some of the buzz words that I constantly hear: anti-aging, radiance, firmness, glow, dark-circle eliminating, line reducing, acne eliminating, pore reducing, and evening out skin texture.  We all want that, right?  I’m sure we have all tried many products that are supposed to help with all of these concerns.

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I live, work, eat, and breathe in the world of beauty.  It’s a blessing, and (sometimes) a curse.  With being in that space, I have access to a lot of things, but that also can create skin issues for myself from trying so many different products.  I am constantly testing a lot of different creams, serums, foundations, powders, toners, oils, etc, etc on my skin all of the time.  It’s amazing to try, but it has definitely affected my skin.  I am constantly fighting breakouts, bumps, and irritation, and can’t quite seem to get control of it.  You’d think the older you get, you’d grow out of “skin issues” but for me it’s been the opposite.  I’ve had more breakouts the older I’ve gotten, and then on top of it I’m also now battling sun-spots and general anti-aging from getting older.

I am constantly on a journey to get to a place with my skin where I am in control, and I don’t have to wear foundation or makeup on my skin at all.  (I know I set my goals REALLY high….!)  I have always emphasized with you guys how important skincare is, and that is where you should really put your money and resources into, because your skin is what stands out the most.  It also is such a big mental thing for us all, and we all know how good it feels when we feel like our skin is looking and feeling it’s best.

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Recently, I decided to stop everything and get really specific and consistent with my skincare regimen, because ultimately I want to reach my goal of having total skin confidence sans makeup.  I have heard the buzz for a while about the brand SK-II, but never had the opportunity to try it out for myself….until now, and I want to share my experience about a product that was a skincare game changer for me: the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.

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SK-II is a Japanese prestige beauty brand that launched in 1980.  The fascinating story behind SK-II began at a sake brewery in Japan, where scientists noticed the elderly workers had wrinkled faces, but extraordinarily soft and youthful-looking hands. These hands were in constant contact with the sake fermentation process. It took years of research for scientists to isolate the miracle ingredient Pitera, a naturally-derived liquid from the yeast fermentation process.

SK-II’s signature product, Facial Treatment Essence, is more than 90% pure Pitera.  Now what exactly is an essence?  It’s a staple in Asian beauty, and is a clear liquid.  With it being a liquid, it has a higher penetration and faster absorption, compared to other creams or serums.

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The Facial Treatment Essence is designed to rebalance and exfoliate the skin, while targeting five key concerns.  Wrinkle resistance, firmness, even skin tone, texture refinement, and radiance enhancement.  You put a few drops into the palm of your hands, rub them together, and pat into your skin.

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You want to use it after you cleanse, but before any other serums, moisturizers, or sunscreens.  It’s the first product I put on after I wash my face…. I like to think of it like my first line of defense.

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I decided to commit to using this Essence for 30 days straight, morning and night, and I can say without a doubt I have seen major improvements in my skin.  I can honestly say even after two days of using it, I saw improvement.  I had a lot of congestion in my cheeks: nothing that had come to the surface, but the texture was not smooth.  Even after the first few uses, the bumps started going away.  My skin also has felt more radiant, moisturized, and smooth.  I feel like it helps my other products perform better, and I now cannot live without this product.  Once you use it, you totally get why it has won so many awards, and why it is a staple amongst many Hollywood starlets.  I test out a lot of products, so when something actually moves me and gets me excited, I know that it is something special.

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I committed to 30 days and saw MAJOR improvements, and I am slowly using less face makeup, and letting my natural, radiant skin shine through.  I am not wearing any foundation in the photo above.  I want to challenge you to get familiar with SK-II and the Facial Treatment Essence if you haven’t already, because I know you will see amazing improvements with some of your skin concerns.  You are just #OneBottleAwayFrom transforming your skin ! Xx