Sorry to say that this product goes down in my book as one of the biggest disappointments of my beauty century. I've read heaps of reviews all over the place, and they have two things in common - either the reviewers raved about how wonderful this stuff is, or they were clueless as to how it has earned such a cult status...
Sadly I'm in the second category. Can't for the life of me figure out why people think this is the new wonder-water - it didn't seem to do anything for my complexion :-(
I was SO EXCITED about this product (my first and only experience with SK-II), and slowly amassed a collection of 30ml sample bottles - two from the David Jones Sampler Tote Bags, and then three more when they appeared as a freebie on the cover of a magazine. So, armed with 150ml (the equivalent of a large $185 bottle) I started the routine of splashing it on morning and night for around three months. It smells a bit like a wet face washer that's been left lying around in the bathroom for a few days, but I didn't let that put me off. I must say that throughout this summer I've enjoyed squirting a few drops into my cupped hands, patting it onto my face, and then waiting for it to dry before proceeding with my serum and moisturiser.
But what difference did it make to my skin? Nothing visible I'm afraid, nor did I notice any improvement to the softness of my complexion, or its moisture absorbing ability. Well we all know that everyone's skin is unique, and if it works for some folks well I'm thrilled and delighted for them, but I'm SO glad I had the opportunity to try it out for almost no cost.
Have you used SK-II Facial Treatment Essence? Did it work any miracles for you?
Take care of you,