I’m a firm believer in putting yourself out there, becoming an adventurer, a traveller, and experiencing everything the world has to offer. But sometimes, the harsh reality of travelling sets in and makes life a little bit more difficult. I recently went on a trip to Canary Islands, and the extreme heat and dry climate left my skin feeling very lacklustre. I was dry as a bone, and my skin was looking flakey even after I applied my regular skin lotions. Then it dawned on me, I was much more dehydrated that I thought I could be. The key to keeping your skin soft, supple, and hydrated is prevention, not a cure.
With a brand that dates back and encompasses 35 years of experience, SK-II has improved the skin of women across the globe by helping them to achieve beautiful, clear skin through advanced, premium skincare technology. Interestingly enough, SK-II’s roots begin at a sake brewery in Japan, where scientists noticed the elderly workers had aged skin on their faces, but youthful-looking hands, due to the contact with ingredients the sake fermentation process. SK-II discovered the miracle ingredient from the yeast fermentation, Pitera™. Since then, it has become many a woman’s secret skincare product to transform their skin.
One of SKI-II‘s most iconic premium skincare products, The Facial Treatment Essence (FTE), is known throughout the beauty world for it’s miracle skin renewal properties, and contains over 90% Pitera™ – The brand’s signature ingredient. It’s an awarded best seller, and it’s clear to see why. Not only is it’s lightweight formula quickly absorbed into the skin, but the miracle ingredient Pitera™ helps to exfoliate the face and uses science to moderate the skin surface renewal cycle, unlike no other formula.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence works deep in the skin to improve, what SK-II refer to as, the 4 dimensions of beautiful skin: age spots, wrinkles, skin texture, firmness, and radiance. Working to create beautiful, youthful, clear skin. The secret ingredient, Pitera™, is a bio ingredient containing over 50 micro-nutrients, which works hard to keep your skin crystal clear.
If you suffer from long, stressful days, a hectic lifestyle, or stay up late – You might actually find that these daily extreme habits can affect your skin more than you think, especially as you age. The FTE from SK-II actively protects your skin from these extremes and rejuvenates it back to its clarity and softness, even in the harshest environments on the planet. The formula helps soothe skin surface which can be harmed by harsh UV and exposure to pollution. The FTE formula allows the skin to lock-in moisture to overcome dryness, caused by exposure to hot/cold and dry conditions.
In National Geographic’s latest expedition collaboration with SK-II, four short vignettes were filmed as a series, documenting the adventures of loyal SK-II users in the most beautiful, yet the most extreme, environments across the world. These avid fans of SK-II put their favourite FTE formula to the test, including the Global fashion icon: Chiara Ferragni.
Chiara Ferragni set out for an expedition to Anza Borrego Desert with National Geographic to put her skin to the test. This desert terrain in one of the driest, more arid areas in Western America. Due to this, high levels of stress are experienced by the skin, resulting in dry skin which ages at a higher rate due to the lack of moisture. This is due to a reduction of elasticity in the skin, resulting in fine lines, and wrinkle formation.
The Chiara Ferragni vignette shows how tough the dry, barren landscape is and how she fights dehydration, dry heat, and fights to keep her skin hydrated in such a harsh environment with her SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. If you’re travelling in harsh climates and need one miracle product to keep your skin looking and feeling in tip-top shape, this is it.
Have you experienced extremely dry and hot climates?
How has your skin reacted to the change of environment?
*This post is sponsored, however all thoughts and opinions are my own*