I cannot even remember the last time I featured SK-II. It’s a highly premium brand that was launched in Japan in the 1980’s so you could say, given the emerging Asian skin care influence smacking us in the face in the UK, that it’s got a second life by being completely on trend. SK-II has had its controversies – it was withdrawn from sale in 2006 over ingredient safety queries. It goes without saying that that blip is a thing of the past, but the roots of the formula (sake derived fermentation by product) stay the same.
SK-II is owned by P&G who are super cautious when it comes to claim making, but even they’re happy to state that you could see a difference in skin clarity in about 2 weeks. Pitera (the fermentation by product) is made of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids and is similar in composition to skin’s own moisturisers. What’s notable also is the brand’s early use of fermented ingredients (which gives a higher nutrient density in skin care) – it’s a huge buzzword in skincare right now, never mind back in the day when SK-II was merely a slip of a brand.
I haven’t tried this yet but I think I’d be a fool not to – I’m wincing at the £140 price tag. Ouch. But, oh! You can find it HERE (this is one of two limited edition bottles exclusive to Harrods).
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