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My name is Tammy Lim and I am an award winning blogger from Top 10 Malaysia Magazine and Cleo Malaysia Magazine. I have been blogging since 2008 and I am also the founder of a local Malaysian beauty & lifestyle community called The Butterfly Project. People often tell me that I'm a wonder woman, but in reality - if it's something you love, you can do wonders.

When I'm not wondering, I'll be on my computer searching for the next fountain of youth or hunting down a fantastic deal. I'm also a shopaholic, wanderluster, spa enthusiast and proud hipster who loves planning special occasions and surprises for her loved ones.
  • Top 10 Female Bloggers in Malaysia Award
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  • SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence Review


    SK-II's latest whitening products unveiled

    So SK-II has released a new essence, called the GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence. Both contains their trademark signature ingredient; Pitera infused with GenOptics Aura Complex. You'll be hearing a lot of the name "GenOptics" in SK-II's whitening range from now on because it's their latest breakthrough in whitening technology. Power pack to be more effective that their past formula, the GenOptics Aura Complex stops the formation of spots inside before it gets the chance to appear. The results would be spotless aura glow, with skin radiating from within.

    I haven't got the chance to use this for long because I'm always testing skincare products not only as a blogger but as a consumer as well. The market is just full of whitening products. You are going to be at a loss on which to pick. I find that it is easier to stay loyal to a favourite brand when you believe in its story. Story meaning it's objectives, research and core values. For example, SK-II carried out the story of Pitera, which has won the hearts of many including myself with videos and the infamous Change Destiny Museum roadshows.

    But seriously SK-II, you revamped almost every 1-2 years. I'm beginning to lose track of what is what now. Well, I can't stop SK-II from continuously improving their formulas, as long it is better than the previous one. 

    GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence Review

    Playing around with the GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence, I do like the fact they're equipped with newly designed auto-fill droppers which made it easier to control the amount of product to take. One dropper gives one full drop which is enough. It's made of glass if I'm not mistaken. Both products sound alike but no they're not. Here's my breakdown introduction :)

    the new specially designed dropper - one dose correctly given

    the top is made of rubber & it's easy to press down

    the texture comparison

    GenOptics Aura Essence 30ml RM555 / 50ml RM790
    This is your whitening serum to be used before your moisturiser. It is a lightweight, milky texture with a powder scent to it (strong). Fast absorption rate, does not leave the skin feeling sticky, icky or thick with a layer of product. SK-II says you can finish with their anti-aging product the R.N.A Cream to help reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles and give skin a three-dimensional support and firmness from every angle.

    The Special Ingredient?
    A fusion of next-generation ingredients designed to unleash your spot-less aura from within.
    • PITERA TM : A concentrated formula full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids.
    • Prunus Extract : Extracted from prune fruits, containing antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to prevent oxidation stress.
    • Inositol: Promotes lysosome activity for increased skin clarity.
    GenOptics Spot Essence 30ml RM470 / 50ml RM685 / 75ml RM920
    If Aura Essence is the whitening serum before moisturiser, what is this then? Well, this is more for those who already pass the gates of the sun *lol*. I meant, already have age spots and sun spots showing. Your usual whitening products won't help you now but don't cry. There's the Spot Essence made to target these concerns with precision (before or after spots appear). It's also lightweight, milky serum but with no strong scent to it (great!). Super absorbent as well. You can use this before Aura Essence.

    The Special Ingredient?
    It consists of new ingredients Lumina Kelp Extract, which works with PITERATM, and Demelano P3CTM to inhibit Future- spot -signalling.
    • Lumina Kelp Extract : It contains 'phlorotannin' a kind of tannin that works as the main component for anti- oxidation.
    • PITERATM : A concentrated formula full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids.
    When I say before moisturiser, it would mean after your usual skincare cleansing routine followed by toning. Then essence goes in here (serum), before your moisturisers.

    a quick guide to SK-II GenOptics, watch this video

    Now here's a tip. If you're looking to prevent age spots and stay fair, the GenOptics Aura Essence is your product to go. BUT if you already have age spots and is looking for solutions to lighten it, then the GenOptics Spot Essence is your hero because it helps lighten existing spots and also prevents future spots from appearing. If you're rich, get both of them haha.

    The GenOptics series is available at all SK-II beauty counters. For more information & promotions visit www.sk-ii.com.my and www.facebook.com/skii.malaysia


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    2. Interesting article. I like a lot of the SK-II products from b-glowing but I haven't tried this product before.


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