The one thing people never regret investing their money in, as much as some people have a weakness for eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks, is quality skincare. Make-up is fun to look at and elegant, but nothing is more important to me than taking good care of the face on which it falls. After all, the skin is the canvas we use when we put on our make-up.
If you’re a fan of celebrities like Cate Blanchet or Kate Bosworth, you may have heard them rave about this face mask, or you may have seen them use this on their social media. Celebrities usually mention the SK-II treatment masks as a must-have skincare item. Some of you may be intimidated by its price, and we admit it is a bit pricey, but after seeing the results, we promise you it is worth every penny.
The SK-II facial treatment mask is ee on the same line as other luxury brands such as Clinique and Dermatologica. And it deserves to be there, with the only skincare brand to use Pitera to give your skin a nice ageless glow.
Now, let’s see what celebrities are raving about, shall we?
Legend has it that workers exposed to a fermented liquid in a Japanese brewery had remarkably ageless and spotless palms afterward. SK-II takes this secret liquid and mixes it with other anti-aging, moisturizing, and beauty creams and infuses it into their mask to give you unique skin that you will love.
Pitera is derived from an SK-II-exclusive unique yeast strain and contains a potent mixture of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids, a by-product of its natural (and closely monitored) fermentation process that helps to initiate skin rejuvenation. It also enhances the skin’s barrier function allowing your skin to retain more moisture creating a dewy and supple exterior.
While most sheet mask brands come with a single-use mask that you immediately have to throw away after use. The SK-II Facial Treatment Mask features a mask you could use TWICE! No more throwing away a mask after a night of self-care and relaxation, just put the mask in a resealable mask with the excess serum, and you have another mask you could use for the next night.
Aside from being reusable, the SK- Facial Treatment Mask doesn’t slip off when you use it. That means you don’t have to lie still like a rock for twenty minutes for the mask to work its magic on you. The package recommends you let the mask rest on your face overnight for maximum results. And I must say, after following the recommended time on the box, I suggest you try it too.
Speaking of the packaging, let’s talk about the box. The SK-II Facial treatment mask comes in a set of ten all in a nice, elegant velvet box that oozes with luxury and class. The mask is wrapped in a compact silver plastic bag with the SK-II logo on it. It also features an easy to open tab. You can tear away to reveal the mask.
With everything we just told you about the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask features, you could feature why celebrities and skincare enthusiasts love it. And we haven’t even told you what after you put this baby on.
SK-II prides itself on making quality skincare products that give people at home that youthful and dewy glow. With the power of Pitera, the SK-II masks deeply moisturize the skin, removes blemishes and dark spots, and gives your skin a noticeable radiance.
Moisturizes your skin.
Face masks work by opening up your pores, allowing the skin vitamins and nutrients from the serum to penetrate the skin. After the skin has absorbed all that goodness, the mask tightens the pores as soon as you take the mask off.
SK-II improves on this by adding Pitera to the formula. The Pitera helps the pores tighten up as even before you take off the mask. Enhancing the skin’s barrier function locks all the nutrients from the serum and ensures dirt and other harmful elements are kept out.
This mask is sure to remove dark spots.
We suffer from hyperpigmentation or more commonly known as dark spots, because of the dead skin cells sitting on your skin’s top layer. This sheet mask takes care of this by exfoliating your skin and taking the dead skin exposing more lusher and rosier skin.
The face mask also contains nutrients that help brighten up your skin. Nutrients like vitamins A and C and other natural extracts are infused in the mask. After the mask opens up your pores and the serum comes in, filling up the space left behind by the dead skin.
Gives you more radiant skin.
After the face mask comes off, you will notice a glow coming from your skin. This is because the blood vessels under your skin are opening up, giving you that warm glow about you. But aside from blood vessels opening up, all the nutrients are firmly locked in your skin thanks to the Pitera.
Unlike other sheet mask brands, this glow will last you a whole day. You won’t have to worry about losing your shine when you wake up the next morning and go for a run. Even as you go about your day, your pores will remain closed and keep all that moisture and nutrients inside your skin.
We can see why SK-II is a celebrity favorite. Being in front of cameras all day and wearing all that make-up must take a toll on your skin. So it would be best if you had a sheet mask that can effectively rejuvenate and revive your face.
Now some of you may still need a bit more convincing. After all, this is a bit pricey, and some of you may not be willing to drop that amount of cash on something you’ll throw away after two uses. So here are some pros and cons to help you decide.
- This mask produces better skin quality.
The main reason why luxury skincare brands cost the way they do is that they’re just better products for your skin. And better products mean better results. For example, the SK-II is the only sheet mask in the market with Pitera as the main ingredient. Meaning this face mask is the only face mask to give you that youthful glow you desire.
Think of it like food. You can either get a cheap hamburger from a fast food place or get an expensive steak. Both will fill you up, but that steak will feel so much better. And after all, at the end of a long day, don’t we all like to feel better.
- You get what you pay for.
In connection with the previous point, the result you get will be directly proportional to your pay price. You’re paying for what is, basically, a facial in the comfort of your own home. You are paying for the product and the formula and the benefits and the comfort and convenience.
Luxury sheet masks like the SK-II formulate their products to give you the quality skin care you deserve. They don’t just take cheap products and sell them to you at a high price. They carefully craft their products with you in mind.
- Ingredients are perfect for your skin.
Some ingredients are harder to find, and because of that, it becomes more expensive to buy. Pitera, for example, takes a long time to extract from naturally occurring yeast fermentation products. And because of that, prices tend to go up.
Most of these high-end skincare brands spend time, effort, and resources to get these rare and effective ingredients. They either may be exclusive, or they may take a long time to process.
- Sometimes, this mask can give you fungal acne.
A type of infection in the hair follicles of your skin is fungal acne. It most frequently appears as small pimples, often along with itching, that does not vary much in shape or size. Whiteheads and skin inflammation is the effect made by fungal acne.
Since Pitera comes from fermented yeast extracts, experts and beauty gurus advise you to consult with your dermatologist before getting an SK-II face mask.
- The mask’s overall look might daunt you.
Honestly, this isn’t the best looking mask in the market. The space for your lips and eyes are way too big to reasonably cover your face. It looks like a horror movie mask when you look in the mirror. So if you have a smaller face shape, we suggest finding another mask that can fit your entire face.
Of course, there has to be a con for every pro, and we are not one to shy away from talking about the flaws of our product. Nothing is perfect after all, and this list will feature why you should think twice about buying the SK-II skin mask.
We want to list more reasons not to buy the SK-II face mask, but there isn’t anymore. Aside from the price, there isn’t much more to talk about. That would be like if someone told you not to buy a designer bag because it’s expensive. You already know what you’re getting for this much. Still, we think you should consider using the SK-II face mask on your next spa day.