Sunday, February 8, 2009

SK II Facial Treatment Cleansing Gel

This is a SK II travelling size Cleansing Gel that was given by my mother to me. I can tell you that I've only used it less than three times. Read on and you'll know why.

Fast Facts:
SK II is actually another brand by Procter & Gamble (surprise,surprise !) launched in Japan 25 years ago and undoubtedly considered one of the higher end products in Asia. The secret of this brand lies on Pitera, an ingredient found in SKII's products that claims to do wonders for the skin.

Well well, what do you expect when celebrities like these are using them ?

Carina Lau, an emblem of poise and elegance.

If QiQi is a spokes person for Ginvera Marvel Gel, then MAYBE suddenly everyone will be using them because it contains some MarvelParticle or whatsoever that guarantees a 60 year old skin to be smoother than a 6 year old :P Hehe, excuese me, this is one of the days where I JUST have to be sarcastic.

Supermodel, QiQi

OK, Review time !!
As shown on the pic below, The SK II logo and packaging needs no further introduction as I bet many women out there are more than familiar with the sign. The cleansing gel claims to be a make up remover that dissolves your make up to provide deep cleansing and also to rebalance your skin's pH.

To use:
Dot on DRY face and massage in circular motions for approximately 1 minute to dissolve dirt. Then gently wipe off with a damp facial cloth. Proceed with cleansing.

The cleansing gel comes in a creamy like texture that contains microglitters (which I absolutely have no idea what purpose it serves).It is also free from fragrance.

I however do not like the feeling it left on my skin. Cleansing CREAM would be a more appropriate name rather than cleansing gel, because it is so oily, I can't imagine a gel product (which tends to be water-based) to be so oily. It left my skin feeling heavy, like a layer of mask preventing my skin to breathe. After my makeup has dissolves, it creates a rather messy look, which I'm not used to.

However, I have to give credits to it for removing eye and lip make up effectively.

The product is creamy like with microglitters in it.

Rating: I would give it a 2.5/5. It did remove makeup effectively, but I just can't stand the mess it creates. And the oiliness is a big NO NO. My regular make-up remover removes makeup equally as well as this, but at one third of the price.