Saturday, July 29, 2017

SK-II Facial Treatment Oil Review





   I recently got the opportunity to try SK-II 's facial treatment oil.  Right off the bat I was a little nervous because my entire skincare line is from one of their biggest competitor, Shiseido.  Also, SK-II had a scandal around 2009 because they were being accused of putting illegal chemicals in their product! (Yea I know, that's enough to turn anyone off.) Despite the terrible press, SK-II has been praised as a miracle anti- aging brand so I was still very excited.  I received this product from BzzAgent and SK-II in exchange for my honest opinion.  Normally the products I review have a positive impact on me thus resulting in a positive review.  This product unfortunately fell a little short and overall disappointed me. The SK-II facial treatment oil retails for $150.  So initially, I was thinking that this product was going to work really good. Really expensive always equals really good results right?  Turns out, that's not always the case.

   If you read my previous posts then you might already know that I recently started using L'Oréal triple power, as a replacement for my Shiseido Ibuki Moisturizer.  If you haven't read that post, you can read it here.  Well, I tried to switch back to my normally routine and it didn't work for me.  I love the triple power so much now and it's the only cream I've been using .  (I know!! drug store cream??!? It freaking works, trust me. You are cheating yourself if you don't try it.  It retails for $25!!!(On sale for $17 right now).  I was extra dry when I switched back for a few days, so this was a perfect time to give SK-II a whirl for 2 weeks. 



   Day 1 I popped out the SK-II bottle with excitement.   I was so excited to be chosen to try an expensive facial oil.  The directions on the box and bottle were INCREDIBLY VAGUE, so that initially made me nervous.  I had to searched high and low on the internet for instructions.   All of the directions say that you want to apply this product after you cleanse your face, but before any serums that you might be using.  Before you use it, you want to shake the bottle really well.  The oil separates and you want to mix it altogether.
   I shook the bottle and applied the oil before my serum, as directed.  The first thing I noticed was the subtle scent.  I've read other people saying that they love the way that it smells.  Although it is subtle and it goes away quickly, my opinion is that it smells sour.  I moved on quickly from the scent though, because it went away quickly.  After the first week, I didn't notice any result.  I was surprised to find out that this product wasn't very "oily" but instead was rather matte. After week one,  I would get dry and flaky skin by the end of the evening.  This was confusing for me because I thought it was supposed to heal your skin.  By the end of week 2 , I had very little to show you guys.  I was promised a glow and I didn't get one.  Lucky for me, I discontinued use of this product and my L'Oréal skin has been glowing great.   My recommendation, if you have dry skin, is to try  Shiseido's Ultimune Power Infusing Serum.  It will cost you around $70 but its hydrating and will definitely leave your skin glowing and dewy.

  My current skin type is combination because I have an oily nose and chin, but my forehead is often dry.  Of course everyone's skin is different and reacts differently to different products.  This experience was unique to me and my skin so I don't know if you would react the same way.  As always, I would love to hear your experiences with these products and/or any recommendations.



(In case you don't already know, the typical skin routine is as follows:  wash, toner/softener, serum and then cream.  )


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14 comments:

  1. I recently just started using a toner and serum and it makes SUCH a difference!!! Less visible wrinkles!

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    1. It seriously does make a HUGE difference. 3 steps is the key to great skin.

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  2. Thank you very much for this honest review! It's a shame it didn't work out, but that Sheiseido serum sounds right up my street! xx
    Marina x

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    1. Its really great, you should get a sample from a Shiseido counter sometime. Its always nice to try before you buy.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this review of the product that you used. I wanna give advice, I read an articles before about switching to other products I learned it kept it in mind because I experienced breakout years ago. Before switching to other product stop using the current product then don't use any products within 48-72 hours. To avoid any breakouts. So thats all thank you I like your article :)

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    1. Thank you for bringing this up! I actually should have mentioned that I waited a week in between.

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  4. Thank you for this review. Very useful!

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  5. This is a good reference about the mentioned product.

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  6. This is great information! Good to know as I was wondering about this product! Thanks for the review!

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  7. This looks like an awesome product. Great to know about it more.thanks for your honest review.

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  8. Such a great review! I also have an oily nose and chin, I guess I'll check them out later!

    Pammy - joyfulsource.com

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  9. Nice to know. I have been curious about this brand. I do have the Loreal cream, I might need to give that a try first. Thanks!

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    1. The L'Oréal triple power has worked great for me. Definitely try it out.

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  10. Great review! Will use the products and let you know how I felt about these!

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