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SK-II via Luxola

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SK-II via Luxola

If you ask me, I think I am past beyond the age (read past 25 and on the bad side of twenties) where I should stop taking my skin for granted and take my skin-health seriously.

With all the amount of stress, fatigue, pollution, dietary irregularities and constantly disturbed sleep cycle, we have too many factors to take a toll of our skin, making our skin prone to break-outs, pre-mature ageing, dullness and much more.

I have been looking around for products I can trust my (fussy) skin with. Besides that, I wanted products that are easily available and I don’t have to bother about re-stocking else there’s no point of starting a regime I can’t stick to. With Hyderabad, that’s one of the issues, scarcity of beauty/skin care brands as compared to cities like Delhi/ Bombay so even most of the products I used to use earlier till I was in Delhi, I had to give up on those as well.. phew !

Now, about SK-II, I have always had friends, not residing in India, raving about the magic it does to skin and honestly till now, I had been tempted to ask them get it for me while they would be traveling to India or picking it myself from duty-free at the airport, but the same reason that I stated above, not wanting to start something I can’t keep up with would always stop me.

Enter Luxola !!

Yes, Luxola, an e-commerce platform offering a vast range of beauty/skincare products (including SK-II) all across South-east Asia, UAE and more and now they ship to India as well !!!

So when I received this SK-II Pitera Essence Set from Luxola to review I was more than happy to try it. The products in the set are made to make your skin clearer, radiant, firmer, reduce the signs of ageing, improve the texture and rejuvenate; it’s been around a week now that I have been using the products sincerely.

SK-II via Luxola Best Indian Beauty Blogger Product Review

SK-II via Luxola Best Indian Beauty Blogger Product Review

The SK-II Limited Edition Pitera Essence Set includes:

SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion:

SK-II via Luxola Best Indian Beauty Blogger Product Review

The clear lotion is supposed to, as the name suggests, clear the skin.The box comes with usage instructions at its back so you’re not really rendered clueless about how to use the products.

SK-II via Luxola Best Indian Beauty Blogger Product Review

I have been using the lotion once daily, at evening after I come back from work, I use it over my face as instructed on the box just after the cleansing and toning, basically, this is now the ‘M’ of ‘CTM’ for me. (CTM: Cleansing, Toning, Moisturizing)

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence:

SK-II via Luxola Best Indian Beauty Blogger Product Review

The Facial Treatment Essence basically works on balancing the dry and oily aspects of the skin, the vitamins, amino acids and minerals maintain the skin’s natural renewal cycle and keep the skin nourished and well-hydrated. I have been using this twice a day. In morning I dab it on as instructed, just after washing my face, once it gets absorbed, I use my BB cream/ dreamtone over it and am off to work.

While at night, I use it after cleansing, toning my face and when it gets absorbed, I apply my night serum over and go off to sleep.

Basically, both these products are to be included in the CTM regime you’re already following or however you’re comfortable with it.

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask:

SK-II via Luxola Best Indian Beauty Blogger Product Review

The Treatment Mask is more like a once/twice a month or getting-prepped-up-for-special-occasion thing. It instantly rejuvenates, revives and relaxes your skin. The skin looks more radiant and nourished just after you’ve used it (all the brides-to-be, please take note).

SK-II via Luxola Best Indian Beauty Blogger Product Review


  • I am waking up to more soft, smooth and supple skin.
  • My skin feels more nourished and hydrated, looks really fresh.
  • It may look too soon to say but the blemishes have just started to fade.
  • My skin hasn’t reacted in any negative way (read any break-outs) but I have had friends who tell me that initially you may break out as it clears up your skin from the inside, so all toxins may come up on the surface for a few days as pimples/break-outs but that’s only for few days followed by a much much clearer and healthy skin.
  • I can see that glow, probably you guys too in the selfies I have been sharing on my Instagram for last few days.

SK-II via Luxola Best Indian Beauty Blogger Product Review

SK-II via Luxola Best Indian Beauty Blogger Product Review

One of my recent picture (from this weekend actually):

SK-II via Luxola Best Indian Beauty Blogger Product Review

Now there’s a special treat for all my readers, you get to have an exclusive discount of 30% on all your first time orders from, the discount code is BLX-RUHAIL.*

I think with the wedding season and festivities on, this is just the right time to pamper your skin. The delivery of products from the site is quick and hassle-free.

(*The offer is valid till 24th December but doesn’t include non-discountable brands:Dercos by Vichy, Dr. Wu Clinical Skincare, Real Techniques, SkinCeuticals, Sigma BesutyVichy, ZOEVA, Origins, Sacha Juan)

Am going to continue with this for a month or so and again get back to you guys with my complete skincare regime, especially for the super-oily skin I have, am sure there are a lot of troubled souls like me to whom it may help !

Do share your experience/ views/ queries via email or just drop a comment here !

Much Love.


  1. Kriti

    February 18, 2016 at 6:18 am

    This is a very helpful post!

  2. Pallavi Ruhail

    March 1, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you Nichole !

  3. Nichole

    February 27, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed
    and I hope you write again soon!

  4. thatdelhigirl

    November 25, 2014 at 7:38 am

    You’re welcome 🙂

    I know it is out of stock, even I have already signed up for the waiting list..haha !

  5. Geetanjali jain

    November 25, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Hey pallavi you doing such a great job.!!
    I wanted to order this luxola set but its outa stock.!! Bad.!! I hv put it on waitin list.!!
    Thanks for all ur help thru reviews.!

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