The Reviews Are In: SK-II Is The Ultimate Skin Care Brand

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When it comes to skincare, most people tend to reach for several different products. One for brightening, one for anti-aging, one for hydrating, one for dark spots, hyperpigmentation…the list goes on. That's why our Beauty Editors decided to go on the search to find the ultimate product to treat multiple skin concerns. Our personal favorite is the SK-II PITERA™ Essence, but don't just take our word for it. People can't stop raving about how this Japanese beauty secret has simplified their skin routines, and after doing some intense internet research, we're pretty sure we know why.

There's one ingredient that sets SK-II apart from all other skin care brands on the market – PITERA™. Also known as "miracle water", this clear liquid is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that are essential for radiant skin. PITERA's™ components are very similar to those of your skin, so the essence helps to start the rejuvenation process and will leave your skin looking and feeling great. The essence tackles several of the most common skin concerns so you can use just one product instead of four or five. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by hydrating and plumping the skin, helps prevent the formation of dark spots, and gives you that radiant glow by moderating the skin's surface renewal cycle.

Here's what beauty insiders and publishers are saying about SK-II:

"I can't even begin to tell you how sad I was when I finally finished my bottle of SK-II PITERA™ Essence. This lightweight treatment that helps to even skin's texture and tone is awesome and well worth the money."


"Its main claim to fame is helping your skin renew itself. And what does that mean? Glowier, healthier and more radiant looking skin. Basically, a lot of selfies in your future."


"The skin care step you never knew you needed, but do (trust us)."


"SK-II's Essence gave me the confidence to face the world. I can't recommend it enough."

Eugenie Grey, Feral Creature

"I loved the feeling of the essence on my skin, so light and fresh! After using it, I definitely had a glow, and my skin after just a day or two looked more even and less blotchy. After using it for the rest of the time, I kept noticing better and better results!"

Eva Martino, Happily Eva After

"It's a small addition to your beauty routine that will make a world of difference."

Grace Atwood, The Stripe

"Overall, this SK-II Essence lives up to all the hype. It's the best skin care product I've tried in a long time."

Annie Mai Thai, Stylish Petite

This essence is the biggest thing in J-Beauty right now because it actually delivers results. That's why we give the gold seal of approval to SK-II. Instead of throwing money at multiple products for multiple skin concerns, we recommend making SK-II PITERA™ Essence the one skincare product you try this year.

Need some PITERA™ magic in your skin routine? Check out the PITERA™ Essence Set, which includes the Facial Treatment Essence plus 2 complimentary freebies (a toner and mask)!