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July 26 2014

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SK-II Reveals The Ultimate Essence

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In today’s world of celebrity beauty deals, it’s hard not to become desensitized to the idea of high-profile brand ambassadors hawking everything from skincare and makeup to haircare and fragrance. Except in the case of SK-II. The Japanese skincare brand bred from the magic of Pitera, a fermented rice derivative that has amazing skin-softening and -smoothing properties, continues to engage us with the very real evidence of its complexion-enhancing serums and salves via the constant presence of its devoted spokeswomen, most notably Cate Blanchett. “The thing I found most remarkable was the Essence,” Blanchett once told us of how she came to know the line that she has been using for upward of ten years now. “It was just so hydrating. I never thought about skin being luminous, but this gave it that little je ne sais quoi. And because it worked so rapidly, I started exploring the range.” SK-II has just released a new version of Blanchett’s beloved Essence. An extra-concentrated version of the original elixir that boasts a yeast peptide and a trio of moisturizers, the Ultimate Revival Essence encourages a healthy moisture barrier and increased clarity while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also, it comes in a gorgeous rose-gold bottle that makes you feel like you are treating your face to a little bit of luxury, which is not a bad way to start the day; it’s the little things that can make a big difference.

Photo: Courtesy of SK-II

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