March 7, 2016

The often elusive promise of good skin’s a lot easier when you’ve got a trusted brand on your side. And, fortunately, we’ve got many to choose from, whether they’re from America, Europe, Korea, Japan or a homegrown label. But today, we’re talking about one brand that has transcended borders, a truly global one that unites people as diverse as Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett, Tang Wei and Kim Hee-Ae, all known for crystal-clear skin. And that’s SK-II.

And fresh from their innovative labs come two new whitening products, improvements on the long-existing Cellumination range, based on the discovery of “skin clouds”. Basically, more UV exposure causes damage to the skin, in the form of visible changes such as dark spots and a dull skin tone — a combination of these effects clouds the skin, and the “skin clouds” gather to prevent our skin’s radiance from shining through. Through their research, SK-II has identified three types of skin clouds; brownish clouds represent hidden spots, grey clouds represent pigmentation, while red clouds represent increased hemoglobin, or a dull tone. The only way to counter that, it seems, are with these advanced SK-II products.

GenOptics Aura Essence 50ml




SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence, $299 (50ml)

This contains two new ingredients — Prunus Extract and Inositol. The former, when combined with Pitera and an active whitening ingredient, appropriately deals with sun damage and melanin production within our skin, while Inositol increases clarity in cells. The formula is light enough to go deep into our skin, and deliver the ingredients where they’re needed. What we should see after eight weeks are lesser age spots and pigmentation, and overall brighter skin.



GenOptics Spot Essence 50ml





SK-II GenOptics Spot Essence, $274 (50ml)

This serum contains another new ingredient, Lumina Kelp Extract, making it an upgrade from the Whitening Power Spots Specialist. What this does in the targeted treatment is that it works hand in hand with SK-II’s main whitening active ingredient, the D-Melano P3C, to inhibit melanin production so we’ll see less spots, and prevent future ones, over time.





Of course, after all this talk, you might be tempted to invest in one, but we feel like we’ve got a better deal… something like trying a week’s worth of product samples before that pricey investment. That’s happening at our exclusive SK-II x NYLON #AuraGoals Party that celebrates the launch of these new whitening products.

Other than that, you get to hear from Mediacorp artiste Julie Tan will be sharing her thoughts on the new SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence. And, why not pick up a few handy skincare and makeup tips to enhance the good skin that you’re about to have? You’ll get to do that at in-depth workshop with celebrity makeup artist Larry Yeo.

SK-II x NYLON Singapore #AuraGoals Party

  • Date: 15 March 2016
  • Time: 6.30pm — 8pm
  • Venue: Paragon Atrium

The only catch: it is too good to be true, so, you’ll have to win ’em passes. Just fill in the form we have below!

WIN! We’re giving away 10 exclusive passes for you and a friend to the SK-II x NYLON #AURAGOALS PARTY, where you’ll get to join Mediacorp artiste Julie Tan at the official launch of SK-II’s two new whitening products — the GenOptics Aura Essence and the GenOptics Spot Essence. You’ll get a nice SK-II goodie bag, and join an in-depth skincare and makeup workshop with celebrity makeup artist Larry Yeo. The event takes place 15 March 2016, Tuesday, 6.30pm – 8pm at Paragon Atrium. To stand a chance, simply fill in the form below, by 9 March, 12pm.