ADDING SK II PITERA ESSENCE TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
Essences… 💕 I’m crazy over this step in my skincare routine but I think that a lot of women skip right over it or just have not been introduced to one they love. I actually discovered the SK-II’s Pitera™ Essence about 2-3 years back and at the time I was not even familiar with the concept. In my head, I thought you cleansed, toned, moisturized, & used whatever retinol you wanted. I actually discovered the ‘step’ of applying an essence on YouTube when I saw a YouTuber who I love rave about it – calling it ‘miracle water’. I ended up buying it and I just have never looked back! The SK-II’s Pitera™ Essence has been called “miracle water” and it is a great way to describe it. Essentially [lol😊], you pat this water-like substance onto your skin after you cleanse & tone. This absorbs quickly with no sticky feeling and works to fade dark spots, soften your skin, & give a bit of a glow. This is a product you want to use daily [AM/PM] for a month or so to see a difference. I will say, I saw a difference within about 5 days when I first started using it – but I also had really bad, dry skin! Anyway, the story behind is product is actually most interesting. I have used it for 2+ years and did not know but I’ll share! So It was discovered as a chance observation at a sake brewery in Japan, where scientists noticed the elderly brewers had wrinkled faces but extraordinarily youthful-looking hands. So they studied the different fermented yeasts and the Pitera essence was born – I won’t pretend to know exactly how all of that works but it works but I will say – after I heard this – I started rubbing it on my hands when I was done applying to my face!😍 [I feel like my hands are aging quickly anyway and I don’t want to waste any product!]
One of my most frequently asked questions is about my skincare routine: what I use, when I use it, what order the products go in, etc. so I wanted to make sure and talk about that here! I was confused at first about the word essence and wasn’t totally sure how it fit into your beauty routine. It looks similar to a toner, but it is very different. It basically is its own category actually – I apply after toning and before I apply a serum. However, if you like to keep your skincare routine short & sweet- this also works as a serum. Its going to hydrate, brighten, and clear up your skin. It works to nourish you skin which in turn helps prevent and/or fade fine lines. I apply the essence after my cleanser and toner, and before my serum & moisturizer. I use it twice a day, in the morning and the evening and you can wear it under makeup or just by itself. It is a lightweight liquid that absorbs quickly and easily into your skin. It’s also easy to use, you just shake it into your hand, press your palms together and then pat all over your face! You should only need about as much as the size of a quarter. I try not to waste a single drop so I rub the extra all over my hands and also down my neck and even onto my chest.
Pitera is an amazing and proprietary ingredient, so it is definitely a luxury skincare item and comes with a higher price tag.😩 BUT, I thought I’d share during the Sephora Spring Savings Event since it is available at Sephora and you can get it up to 20% off.
SO HERE’S A QUICK RECAP:
A quick list of what the essence does and how you can benefit if you are new to the concept of implementing an essence..
SK-II’s Pitera™ Essence can help:
-Reduces the appearance of fine lines due to dryness
-Provide instant moisture
-Make skin look translucent
-Even skin tone/Fade dark spots
I highly recommend trying this product and make sure to use it daily for 4-6 weeks! Consistency is key. After you have used the entire bottle- you will know why its become essential for me. If you use it regularly, you will DEFINITELY notice a difference!!
Don’t forget! You can get up to 20% off of your order at Sephora during the Springs Savings Event. Here’s how it works: Rouge members get 20% off 4/17-5/1, VIB members get 15% off 4/21-4/29 and Insider members get 10% off 4/23-4/27. Use code SPRINGSAVE to redeem online, and just a heads up that the code can be used multiple times! [If you are not a Beauty Insider, it is not too late. Join now to get access to the Springs Savings Event.]
Thanks to SK-II for sponsoring today’s post.
Have you tried SK II Pitera Essence before? Let me know in a comment below!