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I first tried SK-II Facial Treatment Essence shortly after getting married. The stress from wedding planning had thrashed my skin, and after seeing our wedding photos, I knew I needed to take action. It was so bad that I never actually shared all of my wedding photos! At the time, my Mom recommended that I try SK-II, touting it as the best facial treatment and after just a few weeks, it transformed my skin and I was in love! Although I’m constantly testing different beauty products, I’ve continued to re-incorporate their Facial Treatment Essence back into my skincare routine, especially during stressful times when my complexion needs extra help.

Timing was perfect a few weeks ago to try SK-II Facial Treatment Essence as our recent move has been overwhelming and my skin was beginning to look like it once was; bumpy and inflamed with patches of redness.  I knew that with SK-II, I was just #OneBottleAwayFrom transforming my skin to get that stress free radiant complexion.

SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence is coveted around the world for their exclusive ingredient, Pitera™ the Japanese beauty secret. In the 1970s, by a chance encounter, SK-II scientists noticed that workers in sake breweries had soft and youthful hands, despite many of them being elderly. Their faces were covered in wrinkles, yet their hands remained young, bright and smooth from the years of constant contact with brewing yeast during the sake fermentation process.

Scientists spent over a decade researching hundreds of different yeast strains to isolate the one that held the secret to radiant and younger looking skin. This special strain became known as Pitera™. Derived from a strictly controlled natural fermentation process, this clear liquid is rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids. Pitera™’s incredible combination of nutrients closely resembles our skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factors which works to dramatically improve our skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process, enhancing translucency, softness and smoothness leaving you looking radiant!

Moving into our new dream apartment, I was so distracted with furnishing and decorating that I neglected my skin. My complexion was beginning to look dull and patchy and it was time to embark on my journey to brighten up my face to go with our new beautiful bright apartment! For the past two months, every morning and evening after cleansing, I would pour a few splashes of essence into the palm of my hands (or cotton pad) and gently pat or press it into my face. Every time I do this, I can feel my skin drink it right up, feeling more hydrated, plump and firm! After just a few weeks, I could tell my complexion was already so much more refreshed and vibrant! Now that I’m a couple months in, my skin is also so much smoother while the redness has subsided and dark spots are fading! I’m barely halfway through this one bottle, and it’s already made such an incredible difference, I can’t imagine my skincare routine without it!

Photos by Chris Dyer.

Special thanks to SK-II for partnering with me to sponsor this post so that I could share this Japanese beauty secret with you!

An Dyer

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

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    I’m seriously SO obsessed with this stuff! I use it every day and have seen such a difference!

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