I know it’s been ages and some of my readers have been waiting for this review and I apologise but the wait will be worth it.Â I have been trialling SK-II’s Cellumination Essence and Deep Surge products and the results are in!
I have been using the two products on my face everyday, twice a day (well nearly every day) since March this year (2010), I’ve been back in-store to the SK-II counter three times to have my skin analysed and my skin has now reached it’s optimum level of natural aura of 70% and it started out at below average of 56%.Â As an added note I have also been using the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence everyday, twice a day.
But a quick re-cap on the range:
SK-II promises aura-lucency with its high-precision skincare technology called the Aura Bright Cocktail. This potent complex controls your RGB balance and contains three naturally derived ingredients that work in synergy to give you glowing skin. One of those ingredients is the now famous,Â pitera, SK-II\’s signature ingredient that delivers unbelievably clear skin. The other two ingredients are De-melano P3C, which has shown unsurpassed skincare efficacy and the other ingredient is Talapewhite, derived from a species of plant in Madagascar which was historically used to treat burns, reduce the appearance of birth marks and skin pigmentation.
Analysis & Results:
The first time I went in-store to get my analysis we didn’t know how the machine worked, we thought it stored the images that were taken of the skin, but it didn’t and so I only have two images from my second and third visit and you can see the difference.
I started out at below average, second time I hit average and the third time I’ve hit above average for my age group (although SK-II is not about age, it’s about find the best holistic solution for your skin). Also, there is an anomaly in the testing, you’re never going to be able to get EXACTLY the same spot when putting the little wand on your skin to take a snapshot.Â And Pigmentation never goes away and the right side of my face has pigmentation down the side and no matter how much sunscreen I put on, when I’m in the car during the Spring/Summer months it gets darker.
So this screenshot is the second analysis, see the line where the Brightness is on the grey bar at the bottom? When I first did it, the bar was outside the grey area to the left (56%, below average) and now it’s outside the bar to the right in the third analysis below (71% above average).
The spot analysis in the right hand column, this was taken on an actual pigmentation spot, you can’t see it very well but the pigmentation spot is actually breaking up, there are little dots of white through the brown spot.Â The first time the analysis was done it was in the grey area towards the left hand side of it.
Third Analysis, as you can see my overall brightness has gone outside the grey area and is now at above average of 71%, and the pigmentation spot has gone back into the grey area but you can see that the screenshots of the spot are a little bit different but the spot is definitely breaking up.
What does this all mean?Â My skin is now plumper and firmer and the quality of my collagen has increased and my skin has a better quality of red, green and blue (RGB) light transmission compared to when I first started where it was a touch dull and lifeless.
As I mentioned above, pigmentation will never go away (it has a ‘memory’ aspect to it) and this shows how much effect sun does have on our skin and especially those of us inflicted by pigmentation – but I’m happy to see that it is breaking up.Â The only way we can protect ourselves is with Tripleguard Sunscreen (The Cancer Council sells them) protection of UVA, UVB and UVC, but cosmetics only carry either UVA and UVB separately or together but never with UVC.
So the two SK-II Cellumination (Beauty Essence & Deep Surge Moisturiser) products that I have used have given my skin an increase in overall brightness and plumpness of my skin and I will continue to use the three products (including the Facial Treatment Essence) over the summer months and see how I fair (haha).Â At the end of Summer, I’m going to go back to get another analysis and see what affect the summer months have had, I’m quite confident that it will have gotten darker but that my overall ‘brightness’ will remain hovering at the above average mark!
And I’ve enjoyed using the products, they are a nice consistency, the larger sizes last around three/four months, I’ve not used any other brightening product during the six months, I’ve always used the three products consistently no matter what other products I have used, but no other whitening or brightening products.
The three products are:
- Cellumination Deep Surge Moisturiser 50g RRP$200
- Cellumination Beauty Essence 30ml & 50ml RRP$200/RRP$300
- Facial Treatment Essence: 75ml bottle RRP$100 or RRP$185 for 150ml
The newÂ SK-II Cellumination Range is available atÂ SK-II counters at David Jones and Myer and you can also visit SK-II’s website for more information: www.sk-ii.com.au.
I would love to hear your thoughts and if you have any questions, I understand the testing and analysis process but it may not be clear to you, so please feel free to ask questions in the comments area.
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