If I’m not mistaken, there’s a new SK-II product launched every single month. I love the brand, but I kind of gave up (early on) trying to own every new product. Unless I bathe in all that pitera goodness, there is absolutely no way I’ll be able to use them all. However, I thought the new GenOptics range sounds interesting, so I went to check it out at Paragon today, and also to do the
auntie informed consumer thing and grab some free samples. I highly recommend that you do the same too! 🙂
Good stuff must be shared:
So… I’ve tried the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence and the Cellumination Deep Surge EX samples. One thing you should note when opening these samples is that tearing off the top part of the packaging, according to the perforation, is not very wise because there’s a label stuck to the back of each sample pack and it’s not going to tear off nicely. And the product inside will end up on the sticky part of that label when you’re trying to squeeze it out. Best to just snip off the top with a pair of scissors so it comes off clean!
As for my review of the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence, I think it’s rather sticky and a little oily. It’s just a small 0.7ml pack but it’s enough for your whole face and neck. Perhaps use less of it to avoid having your face feel too sticky. The 2g worth of Cellumination Deep Surge EX is very generous as well. Go ahead and share it with a friend or family member, or use the excess for any very dry area e.g. the back of your elbows, or your knees.
Here’s the pricing for GenOptics Spot Essence and Aura Essence:
- SK-II GenOptics Spot Essence: (SK-II website) 30ml $187, 50ml $274, 75ml $359 (iShopChangi duty free shopping) 50ml $199, 75ml $269
- SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence: (SK-II website) 30ml $199, 50ml $299, 75ml $400 (iShopChangi duty free shopping) 50ml $231, 75ml $320
*Seems like we can really save a lot of money by shopping at iShopChangi. Will take note of this for my next overseas trip. 🙂
Pop by Paragon from now till 20th March 2016, and you can even check out the displays. There are Facial Treatment Essence bottles in their various pretty designs, and also a chart to show the history of SK-II.
Best of all, members get to earn double points on their purchases. And those who refer friends who end up buying SK-II products will also get rewarded with SK-II Facial Treatment Masks. 🙂
Will test the SK-II GenOptics Spot Essence tomorrow, ‘cos my face got too sticky today after the Aura Essence. LOL. And, before I forget, in order to get the samples, you play a 30-second game at the SK-II roadshow event at Paragon. Spots will appear on a photo of a lady’s face and you have to tap on the touchscreen to ‘eliminate’ those spots. Quite smart. Getting potential customers to ‘take action’ to remove black spots from what is supposed to be a flawless face. 😉
Sometimes I get rather fearful after watching too many advertisements about what my skin could look like in some 20 or 30 years’ time. Then I take a look outside, and old aunties and uncles still look presentable. There are not so many black spots on their faces that the spots have all merged so their face becomes one big black spot. *phew* So I’m not too concerned about spots, but I do know that things like crow’s feet and wrinkles will happen. And so will sagging of the skin. Worrying will not help, so we might as well just age gracefully and face those changes when they happen, ya? But if you want to be kiasu, then go ahead and start using SK-II products. I’ve been using them and I know they help my skin look more radiant.