Jul 1, 2014

Everything you need to know about SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

When I did my last "What's in my trash" post, you all probably notice the two bottles of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (FTE) that I finished up. This time I've gotten myself a bigger bottle because I just can't live without it. The FTE normally comes in the size of 75ml and 150ml. And this is the 215ml one...

I notice a lot of people are interested to try the FTE but require more information on the product. Here's a compilation of all the information you need to know about the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.

The Discovery

Over 30 years ago, researchers chanced upon the sight of aged sake brewers working on koji yeast with soft, youthful hands. That chance observation would inspire the discovery of SK-II's Pitera, a metabolic fluid derived naturally from the fermentation process of a unique strain of yeast. Through a perfectly controlled process that has remained essentially unchanged over the years, that delicate balance of nutrients in every drop of Pitera is derived.

The Making of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

There are the six artisanal steps in crafting that precious ingredient, from the starting culture to every bottle of Facial Treatment Essence.

1. Cultivating the Power of Pitera
The yeast strain discovered out of 350 different types is cultivated in its precious form in a strictly-controlled environment. The environment prevents any favorable bacteria growth from occurring to enhance the power of this rare ingredient.

2. Enhancing the Culture
The yeast is added to a precisely calculated culture solution, providing "food" and nutrients and enhancing growth. As the yeast cells multiply, the yeast is eventually moved to the production chamber.

3. Perfecting the Balance of Pitera
In the chamber, the yeast is cultivated in a tank filled with a generous amount of culture solution. As the yeast absorbs the nutrients and multiplies, it diffuses precious elements that have beneficial impact of skin's beauty - a metabolic fluid which comprises a delicate balance of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids.

4. Refining the Solution
Upon completion of the fermentation process, the metabolic fluid is then intricately filtered to form the solution of Pitera.

5. Revealing the Miracle
Water is removed from the stock solution, giving birth to the powerful Pitera.

6. Encapsulating the Essence
Pitera is bottled after formulation, giving birth to SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. Facial Treatment Essence is the only beauty essence with over 90% Pitera.

The Treatments

You may ask, what does the FTE do to our skin... It enhances our skin in 5 dimensions (they call it 5D). The dimensions are texture refinement, firmness power, wrinkle resilience, spot control and radiance enhancement. 

Product Efficacy

The proof of the product efficacy is through its sales. The FTE has always been a best-seller since it was developed 30 years ago. However, to proof it right in front of your eyes, here are two simple experiments. The SK-II FTE is tested against Essence X and water to assess its level of oxidization and penetration power.

Experiment 1 - Banana demo

L-R: FTE, Essence X and water

Thin slices of banana are soaked in the SK-II FTE, Essence X and water. It is very obvious that the banana soaked in water is highly oxidized. The Essence X banana looks darker in the center and the banana soaked in FTE is slightly oxidized but still looks fresh. Here's a video of the experiment:

Experiment 2- Penetration demo

Three layers of chamois leather are put together to test the power of FTE's penetration into the skin. Again, the experiment is tested with Essence X and water for comparison. As you can see from the photo, the FTE is able to penetrate into the third layer of the chamois leather. This shows that the molecule for FTE is really fine that it is able to seep into the skin.

Here's another video for the experiment:

Do you use the SK-II FTE? Or would you like to try it? Go to SK-II counter and get your skin analyzed by the Magic Ring machine to check out the real age of your skin. The machine is also able to predict the condition of your skin in another few years time. The analysis is totally free and you don't have to purchase anything at all.

If you have any questions about the SK-II FTE, do leave me a comment. I've been using it for a long time, and I think you should try it yourself too. 

1 comment

MITCH said...

sure, I'd love to try SKII but need to save up money for that essence :D