Rated 5 out of 5 by preet4avon Luxury in a bottle
Just using a teeny tiny bit of this "essence" twice a day, everyday, is enough to make you addicted. It feels so good going on and the packaging is amazing. It's a heavy weighted bottle with an ingenious opening/mouth that allows for the dropper to come out completely clean without any drips. The pump on the dropper is subtle, and works like a charm to get you the perfect amount of product every time.
The actually effects of the product are multi faceted. I've read that this is going to reduce pore size, provide even tone, and make the skin glow. So far I haven't noticed the pore size reduction after 4 weeks, but I do feel that there is a more even tone and a dewy-ness to my skin. The essence is like a super light moisturizer so you never feel greasy or dry... its kind of perfect.
The price point for the product is a bit high, but the effects may be worth it to those who can afford to pick up a bottle every every months (like I said you need very little product with each use). [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
September 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephhaniiee Luminous & Indulgent
I have tried several skin care products from Mary Kay and Estee Lauder to Olay and Neutrogena. Many products do seem to work well for my skin but SK-II has exceeded my expectations and improved my skin drastically. It did take a while for me to see a difference and I was waiting to review to see how it worked for me. It took several weeks but now the difference in my skin is undeniable. The dropper is easy to use and I love that only two drops are needed. SK-II has made my skin clear, luminuos, soft and youthful. I have had people ask me if i was pregnant due to the glow from this. I truly recommend this product. It has helped me immensely with hyper-pigmentation and lackluster skin. It will be the main component of my skin care product as it has made a remarkable change in my life.
I received this complimentary product from SK-II and will forever be grateful as I do not have to keep switching from brand to brand to find the best skin care product for me. I will continue to purchase and be a user. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
September 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by jude7186 Great Aura Essence!
I have been using asian skincare products for over a year now and SK-II's Genetics is a very welcome addition to my collection.
When I first opened the package, I was impressed by the container, the dropper and the mild but very pleasant fragrance of the product.
The essence feels great upon application and my face felt softer and smoother within minutes. After several uses, my skin continued to feel softer and visibly brighter.
My skin is generally very sensitive and this essence didn't irritate my skin at all.
Although the essence helped with brightening my completion, it didn't really help with evening out my complexion as much as I had expected when I first started using the product. I have some stubborn red areas on my face and the essence didn't really reduce the redness. Regardless of my redness issue, this essence is probably my favorite skincare product and I will continue to use it.
Overall this is a wonderful product and I am extremely grateful that I was able to receive the product complimentary from SK-II to try. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
August 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seasonings Effective skincare
I wanted to try this product out for a few weeks before giving a good review. I consistently used it for 3 weeks and honestly within the first week I started to notice my skin looking brighter. After 3 weeks I noticed my skin brighter, smoother and minimalized dark spots. I tested out the product by stopping the use of the product and noticed my skin looked dull compared to the weeks that I've used it. This product absorbs easy to the skin. It doesn't feel tacky at all, almost described to be matte once it dries into the skin. I didn't have to wait too long for the product to be absorbed into the skin. I could put the next product on almost after. I use it first after my toner so my skin absorbs this first before anything else. Thank you to SK-II for letting me test this product out. I highly recommend this. You will see an immediate difference and brightness to the skin. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovegreen Great skin care product - really luminous skin instantly
I've never tried SK-II products prior to this SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence, but I had heard of the SK-II line before and had an impression of it as a prestige Asian skin care line.
I wiki'd the SK-II line after I got my product and found out that the line was based on a sake yeast extract which was discovered as a beauty compound when it was noted that sake factory workers had exceptionally youthful looking hands from soaking in the sake/yeast mix.
This was a cool story to read about and piqued my interest even more in the product. I found it weird that there's no mention of the story or special ingredients anywhere on the packaging.
The product itself smells great, light and pretty. The essence is white with a subtle shimmer (this is probably why your skin gets the instant boost in luminescence even right after application). But I did find that I liked how my skin felt and looked after a week or two of using the product. So it gets a thumbs up for me!
Although I got this product as a complimentary trial, I would definitely buy some later on. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
August 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by cmccarthyx Baby smooth skin.
When I first opened this product I was entranced by the packaging - it is to die for! The heavy weight bottle doesn't feel cheap at all, and the opalescent colored glass was just so mesmerizing. It's got a built in pump at the top, which is pretty nice.
When I first used it, it was on freshly cleansed and toned skin. One full pump was actually a bit much, in my opinion, so I brought it down to half a pump. The smell was surprisingly light and went on like a dream. It dried completely and didn't leave me feeling tacky or greasy.
Even though the product never made me breakout, I also feel like it didn't actually do much for my skin. It made it soft when first applied, but I never noticed a glow, or anything incredibly special about it. For the price tag, I'm not entirely convinced that this is any sort of have to have miracle product.
I received this product complimentary from SK-II. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
September 3, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by jenmorris2008 Still testing SKI-II GenOptic Aura Essence...
I have only rated SKI-II GenOptics Aura Essence 2 stars because I am still testing the product. During my use of it, I haven't noticed a change in my skin, other than it feels nice when I put it on. I do have a few old spots on my face that were caused from pimples & the sun years ago, but honestly I have noticed a change in them. Maybe I will as time goes on. I have super sensitive skin, so I haven't been using it every day. I have to allow my skin to get used to a new product before I'm able to use it every day. And I've only been using the product for about 2 weeks. That may also be why I haven't noticed a difference yet. I haven't given up on it though. I wish I could do a follow up review at a later time! It seems like other people are having great results with it! I received this product complimentary from SKI-II. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by preet4avon Advanced Skin Care
Great product that feels smooth and light when going on. You can sort of tell the minute you put it on and if nothing else it will make your skin feel good and give you a light moisturizing effect that will neither be greasy or leave you dry.
Wonderfully packaged and so far I do feel that there is a more even tone and a dewy-ness to my skin. I have already received a few compliments on my skin looking healthy and young for my age. I found that it worked best after cleansing morning and night. It's so light, in fact, that it absorbs quickly - you can literally climb into bed the minute after you apply it.
Because it does so many positive things for the skin, I noticed that my skin care regimen was reduced by using this product. I only cleanse and apply this product now.
I received the product complimentary from SK-II. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
September 8, 2016