SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. The banana slices turned brown after about 40 mins due to oxidation. While the other two banana slices darkened, the one soaked in SK-II FTE turned just slightly brown, which showed how the Facial Treatment Essence had protected it from oxidation! Well, I was impressed, aren't you? Watch the video below to see it for yourself:
SK-II's latest eye fixer, Facial Treatment Essence – Eye, combines the power of Pitera™ with the new Eye Albus Complex to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines, giving a crystal clear look around the eyes.
The prestige skincare brand’s signature Pitera™ is also proven to suppress reactive oxygen species for an anti-oxidative effect to protect the delicate eye area. SK-II has also further uncovered the power of Pitera™ to activate the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) in skin, also called “Master Switch”, in its findings presented at the Society of Free Radical Research seminar in Japan this year. By activating skin’s AhR, Pitera™ helps unlock the anti-oxidant powers in keratinocytes – the predominant cell type in skin’s outermost layer – to improve skin issues caused by internal and environmental aggressors.
By improving the five dimensions around the eye area – texture refinement, firmness power, radiance enhancement, less visible dark circles and less visible fine lines – the new Facial Treatment Essence – Eye is proven to deliver a visibly improved crystal clear skin look around the eyes.
Do you know that skin in our eye area aged much faster? Late nights, long hours staring at the screen or working in a dry, air-conditioned environment all add up to trouble the skin. And as the skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate, it is often the first to reveal skins of ageing compared to any other part of the facial skin.
Daily fatigue and environmental insult, combined with the fact that the eyes receive more mechanic stress from relentless movement like rubbing, blinking, smiling, can all add up to wear out the skin around the eyes.
SK-II’s Signature Facial Treatment Essence, results reveal a 1.4 times increase (or 39%) in the skin’s hydration compared to just the use of the beauty essence alone!
SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream, and it is much easier to use with the pump applicator.
To unlock the full power in the new Facial Treatment Essence – Eye, SK-II recommends pairing the eye serum (beauty essence) with its recommended eye massage steps. The eye massage is specially designed to intensify the benefits of the new Facial Treatment Eye Cream to help lymph drainage, relax stressed muscles and promote blood circulation to deliver a visibly improved and brighter look around the eyes.
Step 1: Apply Facial Treatment Essence – Eye along the muscles surrounding the eyes.
Step 2: Gently slide finger around skin, massaging the lymphatic vessel.
Step 3: Apply pressure at the temple, or sun point, moving in a circular direction for 5 times.
Step 4: Press on the 6 points along the edge of the eyes for 3 seconds, to relax the tension of the orbital muscle and promote circulation.
Step 5: Microwave a wet towel for 1 min to warm it up, and leave on for 10 min to promote blood circulation around the whole eye area. While waiting, rotate eye balls in a circular motion to stretch the muscles.
Honestly, I've yet to get out of my lazy self to try the above massage even though Step 5 seems amazingly soothing. I must get to it soon, to reap the full potential of the magical Pitera™. So kiss your tired eyes good-bye, with the new SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Eye, retailing at SGD 113 (15g) at all SK-II Counters!