For those of you who celebrate Lunar New Year—and if you don’t already know—2020 marks the year of the mouse. And to commemorate this occasion, SK-II has partnered up with iconic Disney character Mickey Mouse for the first time to bring you a limited edition Facial Treatment Essence bottle, so you can add a bit more fun to your skincare routine as you harness the power of PITERA™.
One of the most eye-catching features of this limited edition PITERA™ Essence bottle—besides its striking red hue—is the face of the original Mickey Mouse partaking SK-II’s iconic “pat-pat” skincare routine to achieve crystal clear skin. We can’t help but wonder: is PITERA™ Essence the reason why Mickey Mouse never seems to age, even though he’s already 90 years old?

What is PITERA™ Essence?

SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence is often referred to as “Miracle Water”. The secret lies in PITERA™, a special strain of yeast unique to SK-II that’s derived from a natural fermentation process, and is packed full of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals—all of which works to improve the appearance of skin over time.

It was discovered 39 years ago in Japan when a group of scientists noticed that the hands of elderly sake brewers looked supple and youthful, which was a stark contrast to their wrinkled faces.

How to use SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence in your skincare routine

SK-II PITERA™ Essence Mickey Mouse Tang Wei

The adorable Mickey Mouse makeover aside, your skin will thank you for the gift of crystal clear skin this Lunar New Year. Here’s how to harness the power of PITERA™ in your skincare routine (it’s really easy, we promise!):

  1. After cleansing, pour two to three drops of essence onto your palms
  2. Gently pat the essence all over your face and neck

And speaking from personal experience, your skin will soak up all that PITERA™ Essence in no time thanks to its watery texture, leaving it primed and ready for some moisturiser.

The Facial Treatment Essence might feel light on your skin, but it certainly packs a punch in the skincare department. Don’t just take our word for it—beauty insiders, celebrities, and other longtime fans of this cult beauty favourite have long extolled the miraculous results of this “Miracle Water”.

And when this “Miracle Water” that promises crystal clear skin comes in such an adorable Mickey Mouse packaging? You bet we’re adding a bottle to our beauty shelf, stat!

Find out more about the limited edition PITERA™ Essence featuring Mickey Mouse here. Retailing at $300 at SK-II counters island-wide. 

–Brought to you in collaboration with SK-II