Here comes the last and the most costliest product from my SK-II skin care haul. Yes, when I was looking up the product online, the price did give me a mini heart attack, but Rati/Sanjeevji gave me the go-ahead to pick up this super-luxurious skin care product *feel blessed and thankful*. I have used it for an adequate amount of time and now I am here with the review, read on 🙂
The potent formula contains a unique SK-II skin whitening complex, “Ultimate Spots Corrector” that sinks into the deep layers* of your skin. Melanin production is regulated at the source, preventing spots even before they appear. Appearance of existing dark spots is reduced. After just 1 bottle, the appearance of spots is significantly less visible and skin is noticeably clearer.
Rs. 11,820 for 50 ml!
My Experience with SK-II Whitening Power Spots Specialist:
I have lots of things to tell you about the serum. First, let me begin with the packaging – I am super careful while handling this fragile-looking plastic bottle which contains 50 ml of the precious whitening serum. I do not even want to lose a single drop of this “skin-saving nectar.” The bottle is mirror finish and attracts a lot of fingerprints and was a nightmare to photograph. The packaging is secure and there’s no fear of the product leaking out. There’s a dropper attached to the cap to get the serum out of the bottle.
The power specialist is a thick and luscious serum with no particular fragrance. I just require 3 to 4 drops to cover my face each time. I use this serum mostly at night time before hitting the bed because that way I can give it lots of time to show me results in the morning. Make sure you are applying it on thoroughly cleansed skin because that would make a huge difference.
I also wear it during the day time after cleansing and toning. It quickly gets absorbed into the skin without any greasiness. Though it looks luscious and rich, it sinks into the skin without leaving any oily slick on top of the skin. It does not cause any stinging sensation either, so completely safe for sensitive skin too. You can layer makeup on top without any worries.
One more thing that oily and acne-prone skin would want to know – whether it clogs pores and causes acne breakouts – the answer is no. Actually, I think since all SK-II products are water based, they do not clog pores and there’s no risk of zit formation.
To tell you the truth, I was not very impressed in the beginning, but over the days, with continuous usage, I could see that it was fading away acne spots and pigmentation marks on my skin. The serum also helps with skin rejuvenation and improves the overall clarity and texture of the skin. It works but then it takes it own sweet time to show results. You would have to definitely go through one bottle of the power specialist to see a drastic change, but there are small small changes that you can see every few days as you continue to use it over the days.
The serum was also able to even out complexion and refine skin’s texture. That’s the “whitening” that I noticed.
Another thing I want to mention before I forget – when I was clicking the product and swatch pics, I had placed one drop of the serum onto a wooden spoon and after one hour, when I checked the spoon, the color of the spoon had lightened where the serum was placed! Now, this is something mysterious – it takes a considerable amount of time to lighten dark spots on the skin, but it works quickly and like magic on something like a wooden spoon! Now, go figure it out 😛
I do think this serum has a potent mix of ingredients like pitera and oat kernel extract to work on the top layer of the skin to lighten dark spots and pigmentation. The only thing that you need to see results is patience!
I have heard that Estee Lauder Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex works in a similar way and it’s not as expensive as this serum, so if you wanna try that first, please go ahead 🙂
So, summing up the pros and cons:
Pros of SK-II Whitening Power Spots Specialist:
- A potent skin serum that works to fade away spots and pigmentation (although it takes it own sweet time).
- Water-based skin serum, hence good for acne-prone skin.
- Refines skin’s texture.
- Lightweight texture, sinks into the skin pretty well.
- Fades away acne scars with regular use.
- Evens out complexion.
Cons of SK-II Whitening Power Spots Specialist:
- Look at the price!
- Parabens in the ingredients list.
- You need oodles of patience to see the results on skin.
Would I Recommend SK-II Whitening Power Spots Specialist?
Hmmm, try and see if you can get a sample first 🙂
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