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In the 1970s, SK-II scientists were on a quest to uncover a skincare ingredient that would make beautiful skin a reality. They researched a myriad of possibilities ranging from Chinese herbs to hot spring water – but the secret they were looking for eluded them for a long time. It wasn't until they observed the contrast between the soft and youthful hands and the aged and wrinkled faces of sake brewers that they finally found what they were looking for: PITERA Essence. A single yeast strain that, during the sakes’ fermentation process, kept the brewers’ hands soft, supple and flawless even as they continued to age. This discovery was a game-changer in the skincare industry, and it's still revered today as one of the best ingredients for achieving beautiful, healthy skin.

PITERA Essence

This clear liquid is rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids, and it works to dramatically improve the skin's natural surface rejuvenation process. The combination of nutrients in PITERA Essence is similar to the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF), which are responsible for the restoration and enhancement of translucency, softness and smoothness. PITERA™ is a Skincare innovation that combines nature, technology and craftsmanship to create a miracle ingredient that promises crystal-clear skin.

Product Spotlight

Do you want to achieve your best skin ever? SK-II PITERA Treatment Essence can help you get there. This powerful essence has transformed the skin of millions of women around the world, earning it the nickname “Miracle Water”. Whatever your skin type or concern, PITERA Treatment Essence will help you achieve healthier, more radiant skin. It is intensely moisturizing, helping to soften and smoothen texture while reducing the appearance of dark spots and fine lines caused by dryness. It evens out skin tone and enhances radiance for Crystal Clear Skin.