Wednesday, January 24, 2018

SK-II PITERA WELCOME SET | My 30-Day Experience with SK-II (BEFORE & AFTER)


I remember seeing SK-II commercials everywhere, and where its ambassadors would rave about the Facial Treatment Essence (FTE) as a “miracle water” claiming it would give crystal clear skin to its users.

I know that SK-II is considered "high-end" in the skincare world and I never really bothered about it. But I realized that youth and skin is precious and it's better to spend more sometimes. So this year, as I am finally embarking  on my anti-aging skin care journey, I decided to give the highly raved SK-II a go.

I am a self-professed skin care junkie. I don't know when, but I think it was the last 1-2 years that I started to take really good care of my skin because, well, age.

I surprise myself sometimes.


PRE-SK-II: SK-II SKIN ANALYSIS RING TEST (BEFORE)

I did my first official magic ring skin analysis test with SK-II back in 21 December 2017 (last month). And because I am awesome like that, here are my Magic Ring Score results for all to see:

So, my results show that my skin age is 2 years younger than my actual age.

I'm quite happy that my texture refinement scored the highest among the 5. That meant that my hydrating skin care was working. Hydration is super, SUPER important for good skin.

For radiance control and spot control, I scored okayyy. You're supposed to score around 50% for satisfactory skin. 48% - 54%  is 24-25 years old. Which is slightly younger than your real skin age. But still, it can be further improved.

But, for firmness power and wrinkle resilience. Oh. My. Good. Lord. Especially firmness. Basically those 2 readings were screaming at me to incorporate anti-aging products and lifestyle changes to my routine. I even wrote a post on HOW TO STAY YOUNG after that. LOL.

So for the first time in my life, my journey with SK-II began.

SK-II STARTER KIT | PITERA WELCOME SET | My 30-DAY EXPERIENCE

I purchased their basic welcome set containing the Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, Facial Treatment Essence (FTE) and RNA Moisturizer.

I use the 3 every day and night. However, for the FTE, I prefer to pour out the essence onto my palms and pat in on my face directly. I just feel like I won't be wasting so much and my skin can absorb more of it. I also sometimes apply more than 1 layer of the FTE because I feel more is, well more. Haha. No, seriously, my skin just soaks up the goodness of the Pitera and I feel that my skin looks better if I apply more.

By the way, I absolutely love the moisturizer. I don't know why, but it's the bomb. My skin feels extremely supple after it.

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At night, I also layer on my holy grail Argan oil for face before the moisturizer. This gives the extra hydration needed by your skin. Hydration + anti-aging = winning skin care combo.

Also, have I told you I love masks? I use masks every few days and I absolutely adore the instant effects masks have on my skin.

WILL I EXPERIENCE PURGING?

I've heard from some of my friends that their skin experienced purging when they first used the SK-II FTE. Purging meant their skin experienced break outs when using the FTE. The reason is because the FTE works to "detox" your skin from the inside out before you can start seeing the results it claims.

So I was a bit worried that my skin would experience purging but luckily it didn't. It's been nearly a month of religiously using the kit every day and night, and there hasn't been any adverse effects on my skin. Each person's skin is different, and so will react differently. Just ensure you start out with the welcome set first before deciding to splurge on the full sizes.


POST-SK-II: SK-II SKIN ANALYSIS RING TEST (AFTER)

So on 21.01.2018, I went back again to the SK-II counter to have my skin checked. I was quite curious and slightly nervous to see how my skin fared after 30-days of incorporating the products into my regime.

Here are my results AFTER:

VERDICT (AFTER)





OMG. I honestly didn't know whether my skin would even show any improvement. But OMG. It's now 22 years old! I'm honestly quite surprised how my skin improved in 30 days. Super happy I tell you!

My results have really been balanced out. Although my texture refinement has gone down, I think it was because during my first test, I actually put a face mask in the morning that day.

But of course I can't expect my skin to always have this good of a result. I still have to take care of my diet (DIET PLAYS A SUPER IMPORTANT PART!) and exercise consistently. Anyhow, I'm still super happy <3

W H E R E   T O   B U Y

You can get SK II products from any SK II counters in shopping mall department stores in Asia.

But right, I give you a tip, you can buy SK-II online and get them for slightly cheaper. One e-commerce website I recommend getting them from is LAZADA because it's a pretty reputable site and they offer pretty good discounts there.

However, if you're not from around Asia, you can get SK-II products online from AMAZON too.


Toodles till my next post! ~

5 comments :

  1. Nice post! Wanted to try SKII's products for the longest time, I'll def check them out now! 😍

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    1. Thanks! Hehe, hope they work just as well for you :)

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  2. May I know how long does the kit last you for?

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  3. Hi Joey! It lasted me roughly 1.5 months with diligent use morning and night :)

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