The SK-II Facial Treatment Foundation is not available in the U.S., but I was able to get my hands on one through a friend who was recently traveling. I’ve been loyal to SK-II products for quite some time now, and I wanted to explore the ‘makeup’ options that SK-II has to offer. Unfortunately, I didn’t really like the SK-II Facial Treatment Foundation that much and that was disappointing.
The Singaporean website that I found explains that the “look of lines is less visible, and the infused oils and nutrients give the skin a radiant and refined glow.” Additionally, it states that “With the highest concentration of Pitera™ among all SK-II foundations, this satiny foundation results in clear, even and medium coverage while locking in moisture for 24 hours. The look of lines is less visible, and the infused oils and nutrients give the skin a radiant and refined glow.”
As with any SK-II product, I had high expectations for this foundation. In fact, I hyped it up so much in my mind that it would be great that I, at one point, had traveled with only this foundation thinking I wouldn’t need any other. After the first few uses, I regretted not having a trusty foundation that I could rely on while on my trip.
The SK-II Facial Treatment Foundation’s “creamy formula glides easily onto skin for even coverage.” In addition, the texture of the foundation is actually quite heavy because it’s thick. It doesn’t thin out and stays quite chunky even while blending onto the skin. Because of this thick, creamy texture it looks and feels heavy on the skin — it also never fully absorbs because it just sits on top of the skin without melding into the skin’s surface. Instantly, it felt awful on my skin and I felt that the makeup had actually exaggerated imperfections on my face that weren’t even that bad. Peach fuzz, discolorations, and any raised surface on the skin was made to be seen much worse, which didn’t fare well for this foundation AT ALL.
Honestly, for the price this was a horrible choice. Furthermore, despite it being SK-II and packed with skincare ingredients, I felt that my skin was worse when I used this foundation and that was quite irritating. Also, the giant tub that houses the foundation is so not practical, and these days, makeup companies are quite aware of issues with having a jar for foundation. Needless to say, I didn’t like this foundation and wouldn’t recommend it. It was not only disappointing, but it was irritating to have such high hopes for this foundation and not being able to return it since I didn’t purchase it in the states.
Made in Japan.