Premium skincare products has a bit of a mysterious quality and their high price tags only further arouses our curiosity.
For this SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence review, we use this brightening serum for 30 days to see how a $245 facial serum improves skin!
Surprisingly, this serum is one of SK-II’s best-selling skincare product and is praised for its ability to:
- Improve dullness.
- Reduce dark spots from UV damage.
- Boost skin’s radiance, resulting in glowing skin.
Does SK-II brightening serum have all the right skincare ingredients to make an effective skincare product?
What active skincare ingredients are used in SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence?
GenOptics Aura Essence uses a nice blend of skincare actives that effectively brightens and enhances the skin.
The most familiar ingredients being:
However, the star skincare ingredient in this serum is SK-II’s signature, patented PITERA formula which is:
A bio-ingredient derived from yeast fermentation that resembles your skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factors. PITERA contains over 50 micro-nutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids and organic acids to condition skin’s natural functions.SK-II
Will this unique combination be enough to visibly change the skin in just 30 days?
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30 Day SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence Review
For this 30 day review, we test the effectiveness of this brightening serum by using the following skincare routine:
- AM and PM Skincare Routine:
- Wash face with warm water and use Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash.
- Apply an entire dropper full of GenOptics Aura Essence evenly to face.
- Use sunscreen during the day.
It’s important to note that the instructions on SK-II’s product page clearly states for best results, use this serum two times a day as a part of a skincare routine!
However, for our testing purpose, we do not use any essence, toners or moisturizers.
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2 Weeks Daily SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence Application Results
So, does SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence improve skin in just 2 short weeks?
In just 2 weeks, the skin tone took on a more radiant with a rosy/pinkish hue.
Also, notice how the skin has more depth and contrast compared to the slightly dull skin when starting this review.
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30 Days Daily SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence Application Results
The results of using SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence daily for 30 days are even more noticeable and stunning!
Not only did the finer lines smooth out, the texture of the skin is much more firm.
However, the most noticeable improvement is to the skin tone and the boost in natural tones really helps revive the previously dull skin!
SK-II’s GenOptics Aura Essence definitely has a place in some skincare routines.
This is a lightweight and gentle serum that delivers very delicate, but noticeable changes to the skin.
With continuous application, we truly believe this brightening serum can dramatically improve the skins radiance over time.
However, at a price of $245, the real question is whether your wallet can wait months of application to see these results.
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SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence Skincare Product Review
After using this serum for 30 days, here’s a few things we noticed that might help you decide if SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence is right for your skincare routine:
Is SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence texture thick and greasy?
However, we noticed that once the serum absorbed into the skin, there’s some “sparkles” left on the skin.
Why isn’t the skin lighter or whiter in the final 30 day results?
If you start using this serum to whiten/lighten skin, you will be disappointed!
Remember, this brightening serum uses active skincare ingredients to help revive dull skin and bring out and boost the skin’s natural tone.
How long did it take to fully use a bottle of SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence?
One full dropper was actually perfect for us since we did not use any other skincare products.
However, if you’re using SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence as a part of a multi-step skincare routine, a full dropper might be too much.
We recommend using half a dropper’s worth if you’re using other skincare products.
Does this serum have any strong fragrance?
However, it’s very minimal and people sensitive to strong perfumes would probably have no problems with this serum.
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- This post is not sponsored and the product was purchased with our own funds.
- These were our personal results and your results may differ!
- Remember, skincare products affects every skin a bit differently.
- We hope you use these results to make informed decisions before purchasing skincare products for your own skincare routine!
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