SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser

When it comes to cleansers, I usually opt for the cheapest variant because my cheapo mentality tells me not to spend money on something you will be “washing off” in a jiffy. As I tried various cleansers from different ends of the price spectrum, it hit me: there is a difference.

In comes the SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser:


Now this isn’t my first encounter with this product, nor the brand as Mum has been an avid SK-II user for a good 5 years now. I used certain SK-II products during my university years but strayed when I discovered the joys (or woes) of trying out different skincare products. Also, not all SK-II products I tried then agreed with my skin but that is a story for another day. 😉

Fast forward a few years later and many more skin issues later, I’m facing one of the worst problems my skin has ever had to face. Bumpy cheeks that sting when I touch them, Random clusters of spots appearing on the cheeks and forehead… It’s never been this bad.

Mum then came to the rescue and chucked aside all the other random skincare products I’ve been using and gave me a set of SK-II products, insisting I give this brand another chance. So I did as I was at wits end, as you will notice in my revamped current skincare regime page. 😉

This SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser is my second full-sized tube, having used up the first 2-3 years ago. I remember how much I liked using it as it didn’t leave my skin feeling “squeaky clean” a.k.a “taut” unlike some other cleansers I’ve tried. I only use a pea-sized amount for my face and neck as this lathers up beautifully into a soft, bouncy cloud of foam that doesn’t pull at my already irritated skin.



This product lies on the upper end of the price range, retailing at RM209 for 120g of product but it is worth every single penny. Also, I clearly remember how long my original tube of this cleanser lasted – close to a year. Pretty value for money and you get a product that is of great quality.

Here’s the ingredient list for those interested:

Have you tried anything from SK-II and did it work for you? Although not all of their products worked for me in the past, they do now and I’m guessing it’s because I’ve…. Aged.