Hi All! I'm back with another product review! I feel like I haven't done a product review in a long time, so I am excited to do this one.
Today's product review is on the SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, which I got from one of the duty free boutiques at the Taipei Int'l Airport. I will be the first to admit that I always always always want SK-II to be in my skincare regimen. However, there is always a difference between "want" and reality.
Anyways, here's a caption from the SK-II website that talks about product claims and details. I have linked the picture to the website, so if you feel like you want to buy it, click on the picture.
As always, my product reviews evaluate the product based on product claims (or the claims of the company's marketing department), and are 100% my opinion.
Note: The instructions say to use this product with a cotton pad. I do follow the instructions for this product even though I think it is a waste of product. It's $60.00!!!!
Removes residual impurities and dead skin cells
I think there are better products out there that can remove a whole lot more. In a side-by-side test with witch hazel extract, the cotton pad soaked with witch hazel picks up a lot more of the residual makeup than the cotton pad soaked with SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion. That leads me to doubt whether or not the SK-II is as effective as it claims.
Contains a blend of AHAs and BHAs, as well as Pitera
I lean towards believing this claim. I don't have any problems with breakouts and my skin feels nicely moisturized and plumped after using this product.
On a chemical level, I know AHAs and BHAs help with exfoliating inside your pores. Surface exfoliation is mostly attributed to the cotton pad. I may sound cynical or sarcastic here but don't misunderstand me: My skin feels smoooooth after using this product.
Improves the texture and tone of the skin
Yes, to texture for the reasons stated so far. As for the tone, maybe that's an individual struggle because my face still looks blotchy color-wise. I have bright parts of my face and my never-ending struggle with age spots. Maybe the claims mean "tone" as in when we say someone is "toned"? If so, then I'd have to say that the level of hydration I get with this product plumps up my skin so that it feels younger and a little bit firmer.
Yes! My skin feels like it took a deep breath of fresh air after wiping down my face with the Clear Lotion.
YES!!! My skin looks brighter and more glowy after using this!
Would I recommend this to others? Yes, I would. I think it's worth to try out once in your life-time.
Would I repurchase this product? Probably not. I think the psychological constant of knowing that my witch hazel extract can strip off more residual makeup than the SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion is the one and only factor for why I wouldn't repurchase this again, even though it works so well in all other areas. Also... the price... It's too hard to see $60 leave my hands so quickly.
Below is some detail on the ingredients used in this product:
Thanks for reading! If you have a different experience with this product, I'd like to know about it! ^_^