I have always tried hard to take very good care of my skin. Rarely do I go to bed without my makeup completely removed, and I always have various face, neck, and eye creams strategically applied. Garrett jokes that it takes me so long to get ready for bed that he’s been asleep for 20 minutes before I’m done washing my face.
Ever since I turned 30, I’ve taken a new approach to my skincare routine. I am lucky enough to work in an industry where I get to test out lots of different beauty products, so over the years I have become very in tune with my skin and what it does and doesn’t respond well to. I’m also painfully aware of the imperfections my skin has developed over the years; from the size of my pores, to the sun spots starting to appear, to the bags or creases developing around my eyes.
I used to be so scared of seeing my skin age, but 30 was a turning point for me. I’ve developed a new approach where I seek out, test, and try beauty products to find the best of the best (and share them with you of course!). I want to stop any damage being done to my skin and figure out what products combat them! I have tried products in the past that were beautifully packaged, smelled amazing, or came with a high price tag that left me underwhelmed with the results. So when I come across a product that I can’t get enough of, I want to sing it from the rooftops. SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence is now one of those golden products for me, and I have been eagerly waiting to share my experience using it with you. I partnered with SK-II and embarked on the #OneBottleAwayFrom journey. The best way to describe my results would be to call it a transformation.
I have been using Facial Treatment Essence regularly every morning and night, and I have been astonished at the results! I can honestly say that this is the best my skin has ever looked, and SK-II has me officially converted.
My initial reaction to first using the Facial Treatment Essence was, “what in the world is this?!” because it literally feels like you are splashing normal water on your face. It would be hard to tell the difference between a bottle of water and the essence to the naked eye, but here is why SK-II is unlike any other skin product I have used before:
- The application is so unique. After completely cleansing my face, I sprinkle a teaspoon in the palm of my hand or a cotton pad, and then gently pat it on my face and neck with my palms and fingers. Isn’t that interesting? The research on this product shows that patting it on your face helps let it absorb into your skin which is more beneficial than rubbing it in. I’ve used it morning and night for over a month.
- Results fromFacial Treatment Essence were visible to me after only 6 days of using it. Sometimes I use so many different products that it’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly which products are helping my skin, but it was crystal clear that the improvements to the quality of my skin came from SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence. The first thing I noticed was how smooth the palms of my hands were! This was from pouring the “Miracle Water” into them before I applied it. I started patting the backs of my hands with any leftovers after I applied it on my face, and the backs of my hands started looking more smooth and youthful! Then I saw this start to happen on my face. I have always been frustrated with the size of my pores. I’ve tried scrubs, peels, and masks that I have liked in the past, but after using the essence it was like I was watching my pores start to disappear! I remember one night showing Garrett saying, “Look at my pores! Look how small they are!” My skin started to glow, and it felt firmer. I have since started using far less foundation, often wearing just a little tinted moisturizer during the day because I am so confident with my complexion now.
- It made me want to do research. I always read about each new product I use on my face, and Facial Treatment Essence was no different. But after I used it and saw the transformation in my skin, I had to know more about the origin of this product. The key to this miracle water is an ingredient called Pitera™, which is a clear liquid rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids. The discovery of Pitera™ is fascinating; you can read all about it here.
I could go on and on about this product. I was at a lunch meeting the other day, and we were talking about skincare, and I mentioned that I was using SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence. One of the ladies at the table said, “Oh I’ve been using that for over 20 years! And so has my mother! It’s the best investment in your skin.” I couldn’t agree more! I’m now looking forward to embracing my 30-year-old skin and changing its destiny with Facial Treatment Essence. This will be a beauty staple in my skincare routine for years and years to come. I had no idea the transformation my skin would have during this #onebottleawayfrom journey and I’m thrilled with the results!
in partnership with SK-II | photography by Jordan Zobrist
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SK-II. The opinions and text are all mine.
5 thoughts on “A SKIN TRANSFORMATION: THE MIRACLE WATER THAT HAS ME HOOKED”
Your skin always looks beautiful! But this does sound amazing! I’m excited to give it a try! So would this take the place of a serum? Do you still use a moisturizer after this, day and night?
Thank you Carrie! This goes on right after your face is clean and washed. I pat it on my skin, then apply my moisturizer on top, or sunscreen in the morning! I use it every night and every morning.
Lets just talk about how stunning these photos are for a minute shall we?
you have such beautiful skin! would you consider doing a post about your entire skincare routine / favorite products (face wash, moisturizer, eye syrum, etc)? love your blog 🙂
I would love to see a post about your skincare regimen in its entirety too! I have been struggling to find items I like enough to buy over and over. It’s almost time to renew my night cream hunt! (and eye cream… and face wash… and and and…)
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