Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SK-II RNA Power Essence & RNA Power

Skin laxity causes wrinkles to form. Once wrinkles appear, the skin doesn't have a smooth canvas to bounce light off, resulting in a lack of radiance. It directly correlates to other signs of ageing too including dryness, sallowness, lack of resilience, visible pores, sagging skin, roughness and loss of tightened facial contours.

SK-II has come out with the the R.N.A. (Radical New Age) Power boutique in order to help the skin regain its natural firmness. It utilises the power of Pitera™ × Radical New Age Complex to achieve lengthwise and crosswise firmness* by rejuvenating skin cells and promoting structural protein synthesis in every cell, all layers of the skin.

If the moisturiser is the anchor of an anti-ageing regimen, the essence would be the critical first line of defence against ageing concerns. The R.N.A. Power Essence is an white-coloured watery liquid. It takes its sweet time to absorb (not to say that it is slow, it just needs some patting before it sinks in) and leaves the skin brimming with nutrients.

I find that it offers enough moisture on its own (I have dehydrated bordering on dry at times skin), but experiment first before you decide that it alone is sufficient (and by alone, I mean skipping other essences).

The R.N.A. Power has a buttery texture – visualise a jar of balmy butter and you will have it! It nourishes the skin without being overwhelming.

That said, my face gets a bit sticky when I slather the rich formula on a little too heavily... so I have got to control the amount I put on. SK-II says they have a natural olive fragrance, but naturally my nose doesn't know any better - it thinks that is is smelling fermented products (in a good way of course otherwise you wouldn't hear the end of it).

The brand wasn't exaggerating when it said that results can be seen from day two. I used them over my usual suspects, and woke up with firmer skin. The firmest I have had since... hmmm, years probably? I kept touching my face because I was so pleased, haha!

Ten days on, and the outcome has gotten more pronounced. There was a definite improvement in my skin – it feels firmer (which is given), smoother, bouncier and overall, healthier. Even makeup goes on easier these days! Not surprising considering how good the canvas underneath looks! Heh! And if this is the effect after ten days, just imagine what will happen when I use it for a longer period of time *rubs hands in glee*

I have also found them to be an acceptable alternative to sleeping *shifty eyes* While it isn't advisable to skimp on sleep, sometimes, life can take a toll, so it is nice to know that I have some products to fall back on that are able to fake a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed visage.

Okay, so what is the catch? The price: the 30 ml R.N.A. Power Essence goes for RM 419 whereas the 50 g R.N.A. Power costs RM 373. I know, I know, this can be lot for most. But they are well worth the premium price tag! I am currently mulling over when to replenish my supply (do they offer coffrets for Christmas?). Why?
They work,
I don't have an upper limit when it comes to skincare (well, unless it breaches the 4 digit barrier haha!), and
They are replacing several products which in total could cost more than RM 792 and will (most possibly) lengthen my routine.

Interested? You can find them at all SK-II counters with prices starting from RM 373. Perhaps wheedle the beauty consultant for a sample first before plonking down your card?

* Lengthwise firmness results in an improved appearance of wrinkles and visible lines, while crosswise firmness results in less visible pores

Disclosure: Press samples.


Pinks (@naturelbellefemme) said...

Looks like a very promising product to try out. I love anti ageing products.
The packaging looks so elegant, I love it :)