Review: SK-II Facial Treatment Mask


This mask by SK-II has long been a part of my skincare arsenal and I love it. It is a fairly run of the mill cotton sheet mask that is soaked in SK-II's "pitera" concoction, which is a nasty-sounding yeast byproduct. That byproduct, though, is chock full of things like amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. It works wonderfully on the skin. I apply this mask as a rescue remedy. If I've done something horrible to my skin, whether it be overexfoliated or undermoisturized, the facial treatment mask sets me right. It's like a reset button for my skin. I leave it on for 20 minutes and then go to bed. In the morning, my skin is rested and glowing.
Pitera is touted for anti-aging benefits but I can't really attest to those, unless you want to count skin not looking haggard as anti-aging. If I used these more frequently, I might be able to tell a difference in fine lines and firmness, I suppose. There is a very good reason, however, that I save them for skin emergencies: the price. SK-II is a luxury brand and to buy these masks individually will set you back $17 each. A box of 10 is more reasonable at $135, but still not exactly a product that is feasible to use every day.  At some point, I want to try some of the serums and moisturizers in the line that are meant to provide daily benefit. Do let me know if there are any products you recommend.

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