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Pitera is contained in all SK-II products and is a naturally occurring liquid derived from yeast’s fermentation that closely matches nutrients found in skin.

Hailed as the key to restoring and maintaining your skin‘s balance and beauty,pitera is a naturally derived concentrate of vitamins, minerals, organic and amino acids, all these ingredients are found in our Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) are vital for the healthy function of the skin.

SK-II scientists first discovered this skin-transforming ingredient 40 years ago in a sake brewery in Japan. They noticed the older workers with beautifully clear, smooth and youthful hands but aged and lined faces. Five years later, SK-II’s biggest skincare breakthrough was born – pitera, a new skincare ritual so captivating that it inspired the brand’s name – SK-II Crystal Clear Skin.

Pitera may help to improve skin via its:

  • Amino acids – principal component accounting for 40% of NMF in human cells, play a major role in moisturising the skin
  • Organic acids and calcium – contributes to making old cells peel off smoothly
  • Vitamins – help the skin’s cells renew smoothly
  • Minerals – improves skin texture, creates bright & transparent skin

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Recent reviews on Pitera Essentials products

SK-II Pitera Essence Set SK-II Pitera Essence Set
SK-II Pitera Essence Set

Huge fan

I am a huge fan of the SKII treatment essence (I use it in conjunction with lancome Genifique and trilogy vital cream) and love this set! It's great to treat yourself (the value is insane) or to gift someone who you think would love to try the products! The essence is amazing, really helps to plump and brighten the skin and is really good for all age ranges
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SK-II Pitera Essence Set

It works!

I break out after most things touch my face but not with this set. It took 3 months for it to work, don't give up on it, use it daily.

Don't use a cotton pad, pat it on after cleansing, I used my hands directly.

Of course it's not for everyone but I didn't think it'd work for me.

Good luck.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 75mlSK-II Facial Treatment Essence 75ml
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 75ml

Not cruelty free

After hearing rave reviews from so many celebrities, I bought it. I have oily, sensitive, acne prone skin with some pigmentation. While my skin feels nice, it has not helped with my pigmentation and I found out that this brand is not cruelty free. I don't think I will buy this again as I have had better results with much cheaper products.