SK-II Pitera was discovered by chance over 20 years ago by a group of scientists visiting a sake brewery. They noticed that although the workers had elderly faces yet extraordinarily smooth hands. They were determined to discover why. After many experiments they identified SK-II Pitera, a clear, nutrient-rich liquid which, due to its seemingly age-defying properties, has become known around the world as “the Secret Key to beautiful skin”. The SK-II Ritual combines Pitera with the latest advances in science to promote the natural renewal process of the skin’s outer layer resulting in clearer, smoother and wonderfully radiant skin.
Pitera: a unique blend of skin-conditioning agents and skin-loving vitamins that helps to condition and improve the overall appearance of the complexion.
Aura Bright Cocktail (Niacinamide or Viatmin B3, Centella Asiatica Extract & Pitera): works to improve surface tone and dark spots, improves the hardening or yellowing of collagen, and helps to firm and smooth the skin surface.
Vitamin B3: the "energy vitamin" helps with skin cell turnover and helps to improve smoothness and radiance.
Butylene Glycol: skin conditioner.
Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C derivative): improves kin dullness and uneven skin tone.
Vitamin E: antioxidant and moisturizing vitamin.
Rice Bran Extract: conditions the skin and helps improve tone.
Aqua (Water), Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate**, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Glycereth-25 PCA Isostearate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Centella Asiatica Extract, Nylon-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance).