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SK-II

Advanced Eye Treatment Film

0.50 fl. oz. for $ 95.00
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Advanced Eye Treatment Film is mostly Pitera, water, slip agents, preservatives and sodium hyaluronate, a good skin-repairing ingredient that shows up in hundreds of less expensive moisturizers. So, aside from the Pitera, this product comes up a big zero; it’s actually one of the most basic products around and the price is shocking. This is all about Pitera, and banking on that is not a reliable investment.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

SK-II Advanced Eye Treatment Film provides an immediate and luxurious moisture boost to help revitalize the eye area. This lightweight serum hydrates target areas intensely, visibly improving the youthful look around the eye. This oil-free serum nourishes delicate eye contours which help reduce the look of dehydration lines.

Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate (Pitera), Aqua (Water/Eau), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Copper Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol

Despite its high-end pricing, much of the SK-II products are surprisingly ordinarymany contain a small assortment of beneficial ingredients in addition to standard moisturizing agents and fragrance. Though their marketing campaigns are compelling, much is left to be desired when you compare glossy layouts to ingredients and formulas.

Pitera is the cornerstone of the SK-II line and is present in every SK-II product. There is some research demonstrating that this yeast, galactomyces ferment filtrate, has a protective effect on the skin barrier, working to prevent damage to the proteins that play a critical role in maintaining its integrity. There isnt much beyond this single study, so there is no way to compare it to the already well-researched ingredients on the market, but it is intriguing (Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 2015). Why SK-II chose to base their line around this ingredient given the lack of knowledge about it is curiousthere are plenty of research-proven alternatives they could have considered (vitamin C, green tea, retinol, etc.), or at least paired with Pitera!

In the end, much of the SK-II line lacks the formulas to warrant their price tags. However, if youre looking to splurge, there are a few products to considersee our full reviews for more information.

For more information about SK-II, owned by Procter & Gamble, visit www.sk-ii.com.

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