Firmer Skin With SK-II

My time has been stretched thinner than ever and my calendar has never been busier. I’ve been handling the transition of more mom responsibilities but neglecting my “me time.” I want to make sure that I’m also making the time I need for myself.

So in an effort to carve out the solo time I need, I decided to pamper myself with a new skincare routine. I was recently introduced to SK-II and their Facial Treatment Essence that all of my friends have been raving about. This “miracle water” is known to improve your skin’s texture, firmness, and tone. I wanted to put this product to the test and see if I could change my skin’s destiny and be #OneBottleAwayFrom feeling like my old self again and able to put my best face forward this summer.


Facial Treatment Essence is composed of over 90% PITERA™ – an exclusive ingredient in SK-II products. PITERA™ is derived from a unique yeast strain from a natural sake fermentation process and it helps rejuvenate your skin and balance the moisture barrier. I’d never heard of this ingredient before but I’m a total believer.

Essences have been around for a long time but this is the first one I’ve tried (and was one of the first in this category!). As a staple in most Asian skincare routines, they are supposed to be absorbed faster and penetrate your skin deeper so you can really see the results.


You guys know I’m an early riser. I love having that little bit of time in the mornings to myself before the kids wake up. After I’ve had my coffee, I wash my face and follow up with the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. I have a ritual of putting a few splashes in my hands and then I’ll gently pat it into my face and neck with a cotton pad. It helps my skin feel awake and refreshed. It’s a small luxury that I look forward to during my skincare routine each morning and night.

The Results

It’s been about a month since I started my #OneBottleAwayFrom journey. This was my first time using this product that my friends have described as the “miracle water”. I didn’t know what to expect from this product but I’m happy I found it! I use it twice a day, morning and evening. I have noticed that my sun spots are less visible leaving my skin smoother, showcasing a reduction in wrinkles. My face is visibly firmer and also emanates a glow that even my husband commented on. I’m shocked at the formation of my skin in such a small amount of time. I never go a day without using it and when I’m traveling, I transfer the essence into a travel size spray bottle and mist it on my face twice a day. I have noticed that this stretches the product to last longer and it covers every inch of my face.

My overall conclusion is that using the Facial Treatment Essence twice a day has been a little luxury that has helped this tired mom feel pampered and as though I’m putting my best face forward this summer. I can’t recommend this product enough!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SK-II. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. SharonElizabeth
    December 6, 2017 / 12:52 AM

    I will have to try this mask, it has been on my wish list for a while. I have tried SK-II’s Essential Power Rich Cream from b-glowing and loved it.

  2. Tabitha1950
    January 6, 2018 / 2:41 PM

    Thanks for the article and pictures! I have been wanting to try this product and have it in my wish list. My current favorite item from SK-II is their face mask from b-glowing!

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