The fact that I’ve been secretly doing my research on SK-II and pushing all my friends to the brand since end of last year could only mean one thing. It is just the matter of when I will try SK-II. I’ve been delaying my venture into the iconic big sister of all skin care because I wanted to try every brand in the market first. Even after all the temptation everywhere I have successfully avoiding every single one of it.
Recently I was invited to an in-depth demonstation and briefing of SK-II Cellumination Essence EX and Whitening Spots Specialist. These duo happens to be SK-II’s No. 1 Globally Awarded Whitening Series that has won over 200 global awards. Are you as excited as I am to find out more about the brand as well as the whitening series?
The briefing was conducted by Denise Loong Rucian; SK-II Country Trainer Malaysia. Denise is the one responsible for the training and personal development of all SK-II Beauty Consultants in carrying out their duties and responsibilities in the most professional way so that all the Beauty Consultant are able to serve and meet the beauty and skin care needs of all the consumers. I’ve been in counter and outlet retail operation line before and the job is not easy having to deal with all the Beauty Consultants and consumers. In Denise’s 4 years as a Trainer, she rose from the position as Trainer to Training Manager and has accumulated extensive experience handling a wide range of products and many MNC accounts.
New SK-II Cellumination Essence EX – RM499 (30ml), RM709 (50ml)
Did you know that Cellumination Essence EX is the highest sales number product within SK-II whitening series? In fact it is the first essence within SK-II to achieve the aura effect. This new Cellumination Essence EX contain a new Aura-Bright Cocktail which helps to target the root cause of micro tone and texture issues and to bring women closer and deeper for a new breakthrough in whitening.
SK-II has been conducting extensive research on the biology of skin. Through this research it is shown that a major cause of micro tone issues stress receptors on the melanocyte membrane. Many people doesn’t know that Adrenaline is the stress substance that stimulates the stress receptors, inducing an excessive reaction in the melanocyte. These adrenaline stress receptors are 14 times more active in skin with blemishes than in normal skin. Not only that, adreanaline also brought micro-tone and micro-texture unevenness that is also known as UV induced stress. All this new insight gave SK-II an idea. SK-II then developed a new formula for Cellumination Essence EX by implementing a new key ingredients complex – the Aura-Bright Cocktail in that are specifically targeting stress receptors that will improve micro-evenness of skin as well as to deliver the promise of highly defined aura skin.
According to Denise, Cellumination Essence EX significantly improve on micro texture evenness in just 4 weeks of application and improving micro tone evenness in 8 weeks of application. I think it is really good that you only need 4 – 8 weeks for significant result.
SK-II Whitening Spots Specialist – RM419 (30ml), RM609 (50ml)
Another product that has the highest sales number product within SK-II whitening series is Whitening Spots Specialist. Whitening Spots Specialist is specially catered to women who seek a solution to spot darkening that adopts a dual approach to fight spot formation regardless visible spots or hidden spots. What the product do is that it dives deep inside to the root of the problem to reduce dark spots by cutting and loosening their roots. Whitening Spots Specialist aims at macerating five-year old stubborn dark spots in just four weeks.
Do you know why and what happens beneath your skin that contributes to spot building? Well, Melanin is accumulated within stubborn spots as a result of melanin discharge dysfunction. When the skin’s surface declines cell removal it affects cell metabolism cell growth rate. This action causes protein metabolism in stubborn spots area to be deactivated.
Stubbon spots now can be easily treated in 3 steps – cut, loosen and remove. This 3-steps are targeting spots on the surface as well as those that are beneath the skin. The Whitening Spots Specialist regimen (Whitening Spots Specialist and the Whitening Spots Specialist Concentrate) helps to achieve spotless clarity by tackling stubborn spots with a new formula. Whitening Spots Specialist comes with two active cocktails – Root Complex and Rich Melano-Discharge. Whitening Spots Specialist’s Root Complex is designed to cut spot chain reaction of normal spots and hidden spots by cutting the root of the spots beneath the skin’s surface. It is a complex ingredient specially for this product.
SK-II also launches the new Whitening Spots Specialist Concentrate. It is a more concentrated serum that penetrates deep into skin and acts on melanin build up beneath the skin as a result of melanin accumulation. The new Rich Melano-Discharge complex in it completes the three-step process to spot reduction. While the Whitening Spots Specialist penetrates very quickly into the skin to cut the root of spots, the Whitening Spots Specialist Concentrate gradually penetrates and soaks the targeted area overnight. Whitening Spots Specialist Concentrate is a gel formula which creates a translucent film over the spot to loosen it by soaking stubborn spots overnight.
Magic Ring Skin Analysis Experience
I have been avoiding the Magic Ring skin analysis all these while mainly because I was afraid to find out what goes beneath my skin. I had heard how powerful and marvelous this machine is as it can scan deep into a few layers of the skin. This type of analysis is good to find out if there is any hidden spots building beneath. So I braved up and undergo a skin analysis at SK-II Isetan One Utama counter using Magic Ring. It wasn’t that bad. I have no idea why I’m so paranoid 🙂
I have never been so proud of my skin analysis before lol. I’m 30+ this year mind you but my skin is 25 years old! The only problem I need to work on is Texture Refinement. According to the Beauty Consultant, Texture Refinement means either my skin is too dry or too oily. We all know my skin is too oily. So that’s what I need to work on more. My highest score is Radiance Enhancement. I can’t remember the percentage exactly but I scored more than 70%. Overall my total percentage score for each analysis is more than 70%, except for Texture Refinement of course.
Here is my overall analysis result.
– Texture Refinement – 34 years old
– Wrinkle Resilience – 23 years old
– Radiance Enhancement – 23 years old
– Spot Control – 22 years old
– Firmness Power – 24 years old
I failed tremendously with this analysis. It is pretty obvious my pores are large and the fact that I have oily skin doesn’t help. To help with pores and oil secretion issue I was suggested to use Facial Treatment Essence. I did heard that this iconic FTE helps with pores. The Beauty Consultant gave me a sample to try upon my request because I was worried about skin reaction. Will see how the sample fares. If all good I’ll get a bottle 🙂
Overall there is nothing serious about firmness. The lines on my face that you see from the analysis on the left can also be the facial hair that the Magic Ring detected. However I would need to take note on fine lines and start anti-aging regime, which I already did 🙂
I might need to take note on fine lines but shouldn’t be worried on wrinkle yet according to the Beauty Consultant. The lines on the face is facial hair 🙂
Ahhh spots. Magic Ring detected spots on the surface (left) but that is only the marks I get from acne. As for the hidden spots (right) I have a lot! Okay, that is what I think. According to the Beauty Consultant my hidden spots is considered the lowest. It may or may not surface out but better to prevent it now than later.
I scored high on radiance of my skin. Even Beauty Consultant complimented my skin. She said I have a good skin. It’s not as bad as I may think. I’m quite pleased to hear that from a SK-II Beauty Consultant 🙂
SK-II beauty regime is more or less like every other brand that you and I had used before. It may look complicated at first but after going through the briefing I realized that it is acceptable. To make things easier here is a full gallery of SK-II regime that you can refer to. Remember to click on the thumbnail to enlarge for a better read.