SK-II Pitera Essence Set Review

SK-II products have recenlty been launched in the Middle East. If you haven’t heard of SK-II it’s a very luxurious line of skincare products. Here is a brief history behind the brand and my experience using the Pitera Essence Set.


Research of SK-II Pitera began in 1970 at a sake brewery in Japan. Scientists noticed elderly workers had wrinkled faces but extraordinary soft and youthful-looking hands. Observations of the soft and youthful hands of sake brewers inspired the research into the yeast fermentation process.



From there, a rigorous search of over 350 strains of yeast was conducted before reserachers discovered the unique yeast strain from which Pitera is naturally derived. SK-II Pitera contains components of Natural Mositurizing Factors (NMF) that occur naturally in the skin. Pitera also has other ingredients such as polysaccharies and protiens that improve the skin functions. The combination of Pitera’s delicate balance of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids, and the Natural Moisturizing Factors it contains, gives it its unique ability to adapt to the skin functions.The combination of Piteras delicate balance of Vitamins, Amino Acids, Minerals and Organic Acids, and the Natural Moisturizing Factors it contains, gives it its unique ability to adapt to the skin, yielding multiple skin benefits to bring skin back to harmony.

SK-II Pitera contains components of Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) that occur naturally in the skin. Pitera also has other ingredients such as polysaccharides and proteins the improve the skin functions.


SK-II products are expensive so this three-piece set is a great value. You get theFacial treatment clear lotion,Facial treatment essenceand aFacial treatment mask. I used the Facial treatment clear lotion and Facial treatment essence for 2 weeks straight I have been getting a lot of questions from friends as to what I’m doing differently to my skin. The Facial clear lotion has hydroxy-acids, smoothing moisturizers and pitera that conditions and purifies the skin. The facial treatment essence moisturizes the skin and maintains a healthy balance of sebum and water to promote the renewal process in skin cells. Tho I liked the texture and results of the product on my skin after first use – I can say that after two weeks of usage my skin texture has become super super soft and my complexion tone is surprisingly even and radiant. Reminds me of when I was pregnant – my skin was glowing.

I have dry skin so the Mask made with 100% cotton and literally drenches the skin with Pitera’s fusion of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids, while working to revitalize, comfort and provide intense hydration which my dry skin needed! Instantly afterwards my skin was noticeable softer and I felt that my skin almost drank up the product giving instant hydration. Fabulous for dry skin!


Would definitely purchase this set or even by the larger individual products so I can incorporate it into my skincare rituals. I also recently saw a stand of SK-II at Dubai Duty Free so will check it out there as I’m sure it would be cheaper.


How to Use It

1. Cleanse your face with your a facial cleanser, then wet a cotton pad with a few drops of the Facial Treatment Clear Lotion.Using cotton pad to “draw circles” on face, with clockwise direction. This step gives skin a second-time cleansing, which will help the skin better absorbs other facial treatment.
2. With another cotton pad,wet it with few drops of Facial Treatment Essence. Tap the cotton pad around face gently. This step establishes a “base” for absorbing serum, moisturizer and/ or facial masks.

3. Apply your eye cream, serum and day/night cream. Or apply the Mask.


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Nilo Haq
Tagged as one of the five women to have shaped the beauty industry in the Middle East, Nilo is a pro makeup artist with stints at MAC Cosmetics, Toni&Guy, & Alexander Zouari Paris. Nilo Haq is the founder of iGlow Studios, Snobby Face lashes and creator of the first ever Online Makeup Course made for South Asian women. Nilo is now based in Toronto and is a sought-after bridal makeup artist who runs makeup workshops across three continents.

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