Some of you may know that I'm really happy with my skincare regime and have not tweaked it much since September last year. This is rare for me as I usually swap my skincare around quite a bit as I love trying different things and I'm not usually satisfied with the products I use.
In comes the epic breakout I suffered in September / October. Mum then revamped my skincare routine and insisted I incorporate SK-II into it.
My skin has improved so much then and I'm going to let you in on what changed my skin in a little bit!
Today, let's talk about SK-II's Repair C
Some bits about the product:
This serum is meant to be applied after toner / lotion / SK-II's Facial Treatment Essence. It's meant to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve skin's texture in as quickly as two weeks.
With its unique blend of concentrated Pitera (SK-II's miracle ingredient) which also acts as a moisture magnet to help leave skin plump, moisturised and velvety smooth.
It doesn't seem much but this really works wonders for me!
Way back (a good 5 years ago, maybe more) I was introduced to SK-II by Mum who likes using their products very much. Sadly, the Facial Treatment Essence a.k.a Miracle Water broke me out and I stopped using the entire range completely… Bar this product.
I don't think I've ever mentioned this but I always had a bottle of this concentrate (that's what I think the 'C' in the Repair C stands for) sitting on my dresser as I reach out for it during those really dry winter days when I feel my skin could really do with an extra film of moisture. Never reviewed it either as I did not use it consistently enough to notice much of a difference other than it soothing my sore, parched cheeks.
Today, I find SK-II's products work a treat on my skin and I have been receiving compliments from close friends and even random strangers!
Anyway, back to the review. 😉
Only one pump of product is needed for me although the SK-II beauty consultant thinks you need two – one for the face and one for the neck. I am stingy and I think one pump gives more than enough product for me to go all round!
Repair C comes out as clear, nearly odourless (well with a smidge of Pitera's signature scent) with a viscous texture. When you first spread it over your face it may feel a little sticky but give it a minute and it dries to a velvety, slightly powdery finish.
If you feel uncomfortable with the stickiness of the product I suggest you spread it out and then gently pat your face. I find this seems to take the tacky feeling away a lot faster!
The bottle shown above is a 30ml empty (I've used a bottle up!) and I've been going through Mum's deluxe-sized samples (15ml each) at the moment. I think this product makes a huge difference to my skin in terms of texture.
I suffer from dry patches on my cheeks and an oil slick for a T-zone. Using this together with the other SK-II products have really helped boost my cheek's moisture levels and balanced the oiliness on my T-zone.
My skin's a lot less oily now (I sure hope age isn't catching up on me) and there's a little glow about my complexion that makes me quite happy!
This product makes a difference to your skin. How do you know, you wonder?
Well…. I went on holiday for a good two weeks and I didn't pack Repair C with me.
I wouldn't say my skin looked horrid without it but it lacked the suppleness Repair C gives me. If you ever want to try something from SK-II please ask for a sample of this as I really enjoy using this and I can't imagine being without this nifty little serum for a while…. Until the next best serum comes along.
There's been a lot of hype going round SK-II products where some people believe your skin develops a kind of dependency for their products and if you stop using it your skin becomes sallow / bad but I don't know if that's true! Also, many complain the Facial Treatment Essence (mainly) breaks them out. It did for me, back then but it's working really well for me now!
I have a silly little theory to share but please don't judge me or take my word for it!
My guess as to why my skin couldn't tolerate SK-II 5 years back is because my skin was still “young”.
Fast forward half a decade later…. Skin actually loves SK-II and laps it all up!
I definitely am “mature” now, aren't I? 😉
Lastly, the winner of my Giveaway #1 did not respond to the post so I had to pick another one! Congratulations, Mariann!! =) Again, if I do not hear from the winner within the next 48 hours another winner will be picked!!