I was never much into skin care – baby lotion, calamine for breakouts and baby soap had me covered. But as I crossed 25, I realized it was not enough. I started reacting to things I would not react to, my skin became oilier and more sensitive and acne prone and I was a mess.
I heard a lot of good things about SKII products – they are a premium skin care line, but did not invest right away. The star product raved about is the Facial Treatment Essence but that was 700 AED for the bottle! One time, when my skin was at its worst, I decided enough was enough, and with my points and a discount code, managed to get the 500 ml Essence bottle and a kit with a 250 ml essence, a trial size Clear Treatment Lotion and a Mask to go with it for 650 AED.
I still haven’t tried the sheet mask till now. I have so many from Leader’s that I want to go through them first, before using this. The facial clear lotion came in a small plastic bottle, it felt just like water but when I rubbed it into my skin, it provided intense hydration. I could feel the texture change as I rubbed it in – no drastic change, just that it did not feel like water anymore, but like a watered lotion – which made it so easy for it to absorb into my skin.
The star for me was the raved about Facial Treatment Essence, which has their patented Pitera complex – God knows what that is, but it works. I usually cleanse my face with any facewash I have using my Foreo Luna, and after patting my face dry, take a tea spoon full of the Facial Essence between my palms and then pat it into the face and neck. It’s an expensive prouct, so I don’t want to use cotton pads with it – they soak up 70 percent of this and I want 100% of it on my skin, not being wasted! It has a peculiar scent, nothing intense and it does not linger. But it feels cooling and absorbs so fast, leaving the skin feeling hydrated and balanced and somehow “satisfied”.
My skin gradually cleared up and was not as oily as before. It feels cooled, hydrated but not tight or sticky. Absorbs fast in to the skin. I use it fairly regularly now (3-4 time a week) and everytime I do, I fall in love with this again. It does not aggravate my skin what so ever. When I have a bad breakout, I usually simplify my skincare and just use this and nothing else except maybe a light moisturizer for the day.
You can buy SKII from Glambox and use your Glampoints. I will repurchase as soon as I run out, that’s how staple this product is for me.
I recommend this highly, if you have the budget, or even if you want quality skincare.