Saturday 8 November 2014

Ingredients 101: Pitera™

Natural or Synthetic: Natural

Origin: Pitera™ is an ingredient created by skincare brand SK-II and it is naturally derived from a unique yeast strain.

This miracle ingredient was first discovered in a sake brewery in Japan. History has it that, during a tour of the brewery, a monk noticed that the workers faces showed signs of ageing, yet their hands looked youthful. Years of in-depth research later and it was found that the answer to the workers vitality was the miracle extract known as Pitera™.

Location: SK-II’s laboratories in Japan

Beauty Benefits: Pitera™ is hailed as the miracle-working ingredient because it is able to minimise fine lines and wrinkles, control oil production, hydrate skin, brighten complexions and smooth uneven skin.

Found in: The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (£120.00 Harrods / $205.00 Sephora). Containing over 90% Pitera™, this toner gently exfoliates the face and helps moderate the skin surface renewal cycle. It makes skin healthy, hydrated and radiant. It is my go-to product when I need a skin pick-me-up!

This iconic 'holy water' has just been revamped into a beautiful, limited edition collection for the festive season. The new collection boasts three distinctive floral designs - Red Tulips, Purple Hydrangea and Yellow Freesia - that have transformed the 215ml bottles into works of art.

Pitera skin benefits

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