Break The Cir­cle

Touted as the most in­no­va­tive break­through in anti-pig­men­ta­tion, this lit­tle skin-saver prom­ises to zap and pre­vent.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Contents - By Li Ying Lim.

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


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