Break The Circle
Touted as the most innovative breakthrough in anti-pigmentation, this little skin-saver promises to zap and prevent.
Spots – the little blemishes that darken as we age – are a sign of a weakened collagen system beneath the skin. Research shows that pigmentation is not only a stubborn sign of age, but also a vicious cycle. “SK-II has revealed a feedback loop, after five years of research, between spots and skin damage. Spot formation damages the skin, and the subsequent damage triggers the appearance of more spots,” says Taro Yamaguchi, SK-II’s scientific communication manager. This recent discovery of a cyclical effect unveils the reason why hyperpigmentation is so tough to stop once it starts.
Perhaps bleaching and lasers are out of the question, as they may be too corrosive for the skin, in effect causing more damage later on. Enter SK-II, which has unearthed an extraordinarily effective formula to prevent damage caused by sun exposure as well as brightening dark spots and dull skin tone, all without the need of the conventional SPF. The new Whitening Power Spots Specialist is unlike other traditional skin brighteners in that it comes with a two-pronged formulation called the Ultimate Spots Corrector, made up of three key factors – one of which is the Day Vitamin Booster. “It is a UV sensing capsule,” explains Yamaguchi. “It gradually
releases vitamins for the skin when stimulated by UV exposure so that the ingredients will be discharged when needed, and gradually throughout the entire day.”
Oat essence, the signature Pitera, YPC, and dipotassium g l yc y r rhi z i na t e (DPG) make great reparative ingredients, while De-melano P3C and inositil, both brightening agents, “work to break the core of melanin pillars and reduce spot formation,” reveals Yamaguchi. “The whitening active in De-melano P3C travels deep into the skin, with effects lasting for up to 12 hours. Together with the Day Vitamin Booster and Pitera, it protects skin from daytime damage, even without SPF factors.” One bottle and four weeks later, spots are visibly reduced.
The fantastic three may be making headlines for the whitening range, but Pitera still sits firmly at the heart of the successful formula. Confirms Yamaguchi, “Pitera is effective in suppressing multiple processes of melanogenesis to care for skin damage caused by harmful UV rays and to restore skin’s natural turnover. We have in-vitro studies to back this up; there is really no denying the synergistic powers of these ingredients when they come together in full force.” SK-II Whitening Power Spots Specialist retails at RM609 (50ml) & RM819 (75ml) at SK-II counters nationwide.
SK-II Whitening Power Spots