To say that I’m a fan of facial oils is something of an understatement. I’ve worn them pretty religiously for the past couple of years, so I jumped at the chance to give SK-II’s brand new Facial Treatment Oil!
It’s a brand new release from the brand, who promise that it both nourishes and smoothes dry skin. As someone with skin that tends to feel parched far too regularly, I couldn’t even wait to try the Facial Treatment Oil before photographing it!
Packaged in a super-chic frosted glass bottle, I love how simple and paired down it is. It looks so glamorous sitting in my little bedtime skincare set, and it’s become one of my most-loved products to use every evening (and even some mornings!).
Like the rest of the SK-II range, the Facial Treatment Oil treats skin with the brand’s key ingredient – Pitera. It sounds like something out of a fairytale, but the anti-aging properties of Pitera were only discovered when an SK-II official noticed that the hands of men who worked in Sake production looked incredibly youthful. The result was finding out about Pitera’s somewhat magical properties, and they’ve been included in SK-II products ever since.
The magic of Pitera is included in the Facial Treatment Oil, as well as naturally-derived Mediterranean olive oil, Latin American jojoba oil, South African avocado oil, Japanese Riceterol Ester, rice bran oil, and squalene which all work together to deeply moisturise and nourish the skin.
As you can see, the Facial Oil is a bi-phase formula, which means before using you do need to give the bottle a little shakeup to mix everything together. Like I said, I’ve been using it nightly, pressing a few drops into freshly cleansed skin. Thanks to the bottle top, it’s incredibly easy to ration out a few droplets which I then apply all over my face, neck and décolletage.
I just love the subtle lavender and carrot scent which is so unlike my other products. I am also completely in love with the oil’s texture. Unlike others which can feel too slippery, SK-II’s is surprisingly thicker than most, but sinks in like an absolute dream. My skin absolutely drinks it up, and if I’m looking for a dewy foundation look, I press a drop into my cheekbones for a subtle glow.
SK-II Facial Treatment Oil is priced at £102 and is available here (UK) and here (US)