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Costco: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence $60 off

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[Costco] Costco: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence $60 off

Seems like a good deal.
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Who else sending it to their gf rn trying to score some brownie points?
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I have not seen this in stores.
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manho wrote: Who else sending it to their gf rn trying to score some brownie points?
Scoring brownie points or wondering why your broke didn't get it for her haha
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manho wrote: Who else sending it to their gf rn trying to score some brownie points?
it could swing both ways depending on the context, be careful! lol Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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This is a good deal in terms of discount/price but just a heads up that SK-II is extremely overpriced and overrated (just like La Mer and other higher end brands). For the essence, the selling point is the high concentration of pitera (I think it's like 90% of the liquid) but not much else. Pitera is now used in other skincare products (and at one point, Clinique had a dupe that was, like, 20% of the SK-II price). Beautypedia had a review but they've since pulled the whole thing down. I'm not sure how much trust you'll put in blog reviews but here's one and another and another.

As far as I'm aware, this won't harm your skin, but there are better, cheaper options.

Edit: Clinique and SK-II are not part of the same company; I for some reason thought they were.
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manho wrote: Who else sending it to their gf rn trying to score some brownie points?
The brownie points are required to offset the potential outcomes of the Ikea valentine's dinner.
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Darkblade48 wrote: Anyone know how much it is in warehouse?
Same price … $219.99.. so good deal
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SKS2002 wrote: This is a good deal in terms of discount/price but just a heads up that SK-II is extremely overpriced and overrated (just like La Mer and other higher end brands). For the essence, the selling point is the high concentration of pitera (I think it's like 90% of the liquid) but not much else. Pitera is now used in other skincare products (and at one point, Clinique -- a P&G company just like SK-II -- had a dupe that was, like, 20% of the SK-II price). Beautypedia had a review but they've since pulled the whole thing down. I'm not sure how much trust you'll put in blog reviews but here's one and another and another.

As far as I'm aware, this won't harm your skin, but there are better, cheaper options.
I just took a look at Pitera, and it appears to be a byproduct of sake production - it's a fermented rice liquid. Impact is questionable.

Frankly for face, you really want two items:

1. Am moisturizer with some SPF in it. Cerave AM is excellent.
2. Pm moisturizer without SPF in it. Cerave PM is excellent.

If shower in evening, put PM on immediately after showering before skin fully dries. If shower in morning, put AM on right after instead.

That has your ceramides (locks in moisture), hyaluronic acid (draws water into skin), SPF (protects from blemishes, skin damage, cancer), niacinamide (can relieve redness), doesn't clog pores. No strong fragrance. Low allergic potential. King of moisturizers. Both bottles put together are like 15-20% of this serum cost.
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There's a much cheaper dupe for this, I can't remember what it's called but I believe it's a Korean brand starts with M.Confused Face
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vanessie wrote: There's a much cheaper dupe for this, I can't remember what it's called but I believe it's a Korean brand starts with M.Confused Face
Missha (credit to my daughter for knowing, haha...she said she wouldn't buy it from Amazon though)
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I love this stuff. Makes my complexion look good/angry hormonal face much calmer
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There are many reports that this essence can contribute to/worsen fungal acne. Make sure this works for your skin before buying!
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grumble wrote: I just took a look at Pitera, and it appears to be a byproduct of sake production - it's a fermented rice liquid. Impact is questionable.

Frankly for face, you really want two items:

1. Am moisturizer with some SPF in it. Cerave AM is excellent.
2. Pm moisturizer without SPF in it. Cerave PM is excellent.

If shower in evening, put PM on immediately after showering before skin fully dries. If shower in morning, put AM on right after instead.

That has your ceramides (locks in moisture), hyaluronic acid (draws water into skin), SPF (protects from blemishes, skin damage, cancer), niacinamide (can relieve redness), doesn't clog pores. No strong fragrance. Low allergic potential. King of moisturizers. Both bottles put together are like 15-20% of this serum cost.
Where do you usually get this? How about for the body?
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pprider wrote: Where do you usually get this? How about for the body?
I'm not the poster but CeraVe is in drugstores (like Shoppers) and some products are at Costco. In general, CeraVe is a safe line where most of their products will have some (or great) benefit to skin. They also do have body lotions and creams as well (that's what I linked for Costco).

In general, you want stuff that's unscented, without sensitizing ingredients (like fruit acids, lots of alcohol), and with beneficial ingredients like antioxidants and vitamins. Sunscreen for the day is essential. In general, it should be from thinnest to thickest (so from liquids to creams). Beyond that, price is not indicative of the product's strength or quality; you can build a solid routine using drugstore brands like CeraVe or even the "cheap" lines like the Ordinary or Inkey List; likewise, just because something is expensive does not mean that it's actually amazing for you (SK-II, La Mer, etc.).

The main issue with skincare is that people have to do their own research. Products are only regulated to a point and companies can sell stuff that can make your skin even worse. For the most part, a single brand can sell stuff that's both great and horrible for skin, so you have to pick and choose your products. Like, stuff that has made headlines (like parabens and that sunscreen ingredient that bleaches coral) are actually less of an issue that things like fragrance. Lastly, skincare is an individual thing; I've gotten much more interested in it over the years not only because I'm Korean but because my skin got ridiculously sensitive to various things over the past few years. What works for me may not work as well (or at all) for you and vice versa.

Paula's Choice has good informational posts about a lot of different things, including setting up a skincare routine. Their products are good (to great), but taking into account the USD/CAD exchange rate, there are better options.
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AkaTdog wrote: Scoring brownie points or wondering why your broke didn't get it for her haha
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Anyone know if this is on sale instore in Vancouver? I’ve been trying to call but nobody is picking up the phone at the downtown location.

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