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Have you tried SK-II?

I've seen SK-II mentioned again and again in interviews with celebrities (Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, some models and stuff) and it's carried in Sephora, so it's kind of within reach. I was wondering has anyone tried it? which product and is it good for oily skin?


I've brought stuff for my mom, but the main complaint was it's too creamy/thick since she have 100% oily skin. I think La Mer's gonna be a bit too thick, and I was eyeing the SK-II Essence for change of season/especially tiring days (but no pimples or oily mess allowed).

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Just came back from an Asia trip and SK-II ads are everywhere you turn. If you can get to a SK-II counter in a department store, they do a scan of your face that will be eye-opening. It highlights the areas of your face that you need to work on, it's firmness/elasticity, etc.


I'm turning 30 this year and I know I don't look it, but it was nice to see what areas of my skin I could treat better. (aka my cheeks, definitely need more spf protection)


Even though it's pricey, a little goes a long way.

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The SK II eye cream is not that moisturizing so I didn't get that. I have the essence, the cellumination and the essential power moisturizing cream.

I heard that you are supposed to use them for about 10 days for your skin to normalize and then use a different cream.

What I have noticed with using all the 3 products is that they do lighten your skin but ever so slightly....

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I like La Mer in the winter time, but don't touch it after March. It's too heavy for spring/summer. I haven't tried SK-II products yet. I'm turning 30 next month, but I don't have an issue with fine lines yet... just blackheads, whiteheads, milia & the occasional cyst. I do use products to help prevent wrinkles & wear sunscreen every day. 

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Hi beauytester,

I've posted a thread about 3 weeks ago regarding the same topic and since then I did a lot research about it.

I am turning 25 in few months and trying to look for new serum and eye cream for my combo-oily acne prone skin. What I'm looking for in a skincare product is to help with my acne dark spots, even out skintone, hyperpigmentation, hydration (without feeling heavy or greasy at all, or cause breakouts), and of course anti-aging property in itSmiley Happy.

The two brand I came down were Perricone MD and SK-II. Finally I got some samples to try weeks ago for both brands and I have to say SK-ii is my winner, somehow my skin loves their ingredients better than Perricone MD ones. 

I know for Sk-ii, they advertised more towards the mature skin 29 over and I'm not there yet, but for the 15% OFF SALE I'm going to purchase one product that I already tried the sample for couple of weeks and I really really loved it. 4 years later I am definitely going to get their "Essential Power Moisturizing Cream", I've heard it is a really wonderful cream!

Im getting this: 

Brightening Derm Specialist

If you want a radiance skin with anti-aging property, 

get this one:

I really wish I can afford both but they are just too pricey even with the 15% OFF...


Also, beautytester, I have tried La Mer few years ago...a set, a jar..I couldn't even finish the jar so I had to give to my mom because her skin is on the dry side. The same thing happend to my friend, she says La Mer is not better than her all time favorite Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream, she gave her jar to her mom as well. I just dont know I think La Mer is meant for someone has really nice skin not problematic skin like me, acne, oily.

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I use SK II and is a pretty good brand but quite expensive.

I'm like you beautytester I've only seen Cate Blanchett a...

I'm like you beautytester I've only seen Cate Blanchett advertise it so not sure either, but she does look pretty darn good. Also I have seen get some really good praise in Allure, Marie Claire and Elle.

I haven't even heard of it.  I'm going to have to do some...

I haven't even heard of it.  I'm going to have to do some research and find out what it's all about...

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Cate Blanchett was using it for almost a decade before becoming a spokesperson for the brand. Iman the supermodel also love the mask from the line. And there was one or two other celeb that uses it I forgot. But I've no idea if they have dry or oily skin. The result of the product also differs greatly depending on what you were using before and your current skin condition, so yeah....
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