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SK-II: Beautiful Skin Starts with A Beautiful Ritual

Turn your morning routine into an indulgent, self-care experience that’s good for your spirit—and even better for your skin—with SK-II and these five steps.

Updated April 26, 2021 by Amanda Dixon

SK-II: Beautiful Skin Starts with A Beautiful Ritual

Incredibly effective and ultra-indulgent, nothing says “I’m worth it. I’m taking care of myself.” like a daily SK-II ritual. Turn your morning routine into an indulgent, self-care experience that’s good for your spirit—and even better for your skin—with these five steps:



SK-II Skin Care Ritual Step 1

Step 1: Cleanse
Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil + Your favorite foaming cleanser

The first step to any SK-II ritual? Gently cleansing your face both morning and night. If you wear makeup during the day, we recommend double-cleansing. Remove makeup with the Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil, the follow with your favorite foaming cleanser.


SK-II Skin Care Ritual Step 2

Step 2: Tone
Facial Treatment Clear Lotion

Toning is an essential step—it gently and effectively removes impurities, shrinks pores, and prepares your skin for the Facial Treatment Essence. Think of it as the final step cleansing process, removing that laaaaast bit of dirt and oil sitting deep in your pores. To use, soak a cotton pad in Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, then gently sweep it across your face. Start with your T-Zone, and concentrate mostly on oily areas.


SK-II Skin Care Ritual Step 3

Step 3: Treat
Facial Treatment Essence

The Facial Treatment Essence is the heart and soul of the SK-II ritual. Dubbed as a “Miracle Water” by skincare experts, the best-selling formula is enriched with more than 90% Pitera™. This exclusive SK-II bio-ingredient ingredient is derived from yeast fermentation, and is packed with vitamins, amino acids, and minerals. Use it to speed up cell renewal, boost skin’s moisture levels, and create a glowing complexion. To apply, sprinkle a small amount into palms. Rub them together to warm the product, then press gently into the skin.


SK-II Skin Care Ritual Step 4

Step 4: Target
An essence for your specific concern

Next, target specific concerns with a serums or treatments. Serums are great for addressing unique-to-you problems on your skin. For example—if hyperpigmentation is your issue—opt for SKINPOWER Essence. The moisturizing formula absorbs quickly into skin to instantly hydrate, smooth, and create a radiant looking complexion. Whatever your skincare concern, SK-II has a serum that’s ready to tackle it.


SK-II Skin Care Ritual Step 5

Step 5: Moisturize
SKINPOWER Cream

Finally, finish with an ultra-nourishing moisturizer of your choice. Just like with serums, one size doesn’t necessarily fit all when it comes to moisturizers, so choose one based on your unique concerns. We’re particularly fond of the SKINPOWER Cream’s ultra-hydrating, firming abilities. Follow with an SPF, and voila—the ritual is complete.


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