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We remember the origin of SK-II by remembering that SK is two of the letters in the word sake. And sake is how this Japanese skin care company got its start. The folks behind SK-11 discovered that elderly employees at a sake brewery had smooth, young-looking hands that would be good enough to be on hand models.
It turns out that there's something in the yeast extract that is in sake that can make skins look younger. This is now what is known as Pitera, a clear liquid combining the yeast extract as well as micronutrients, amino acids and other ingredients that leads to younger-looking, more refreshed skin. And you don't even have to drink sake to get these benefits.
So, it's no wonder that SK-II has become a cult favorite brand for those in the now. We love the SK-II Facial Treatment Oil because it works wonders on dry skin. It contains the power of Pitera, of course, alone with facial oils to smooth and refresh skin.
We like to think of this facial oil as liquid gold in a bottle. And even though it is an oil, it still goes on lightweight, with a lovely scent, and the emulsion is gentle yet powerful.