Friday, May 6, 2016

SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence

Through extensive studies, SK-II discovered that UV exposure causes damage to the skin, leading to visible and hidden age spots and dark and dull skin tone. These issues in combination create skin clouds that blocks the skin's aura even amongst panelists in their 20s.

Name: SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence ジェノプティクス オーラ エッセンス
Price: RM 790 for 50 ml
@cosme rating: 6.1
Release date: 21.2.2016
Made in: Japan

These discoveries lead to the launch of GenOptics Aura Essence; containing an infusion of Prunus Extract and Pitera™, in addition to D-melano P3C™ and Inositol to mitigate melanin formation and increase clarity in cells. The formula penetrates deeply into the skin, efficiently delivering the ingredients where they are needed.

The new auto-fill dropper is specially designed so that one full pump dispenses the optimal dosage. It may look like a lot, but it sinks into the skin so quickly that one wonders where it has all gone. And this is coming from a combination skin's perspective! I follow it up with a hydrating serum, or I could go straight to my moisturiser, the SK-II RNA Power.

In conjunction with the new release, SK-II upgraded its Magic Ring program with a 'Cloud Meter', where 'cloud areas' measure UV induced damage while 'aura areas' measure the brightness of the skin. Unfortunately, the Magic Ring tool that I happened upon during the launch did not receive the upgrade, so I will not get to quantify my brightness level in this post...

To the delight of my little heart, there may not be a need for the Cloud Meter after all, for even my naked eyes noticed a difference! While my complexion looks more radiant, it is not nearly enough for me to go out bare faced (all those pesky spots dotting my cheeks need to be cleared away first!). Then again, I have only been using it continuously for 2 weeks, and apparently, marked results will be visible after 8 weeks.

The SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence is available in 30 ml and 50 ml bottles for RM 555 and RM 790 respectively.

The full ingredient list for GenOptics Aura Essence:
Water, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Triethylhexanoin, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Nylon-12, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Boron Nitride, PEG-20 Sorbitan Cocoate, Panthenol, Inositol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Polyacrylamide, Aminomethyl Propanol, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, Benzyl Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Prunus Domestica, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Hexyldecanol, Fragrance, Laureth-7, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Methylparaben, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, CI 77891.

Disclosure: Press sample.