REVIEW: My In-flight Skincare Routine featuring the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

Here's how to avoid dry skin on plane.

I have used SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (FTE) for most of my adult life so it's only natural that this product goes with me wherever I travel, even on board an aircraft. I was recently gifted a new FTE bottle to use and write an honest review, and since the PITERA ingredient in FTE is really good at locking in moisture and giving my skin a glowing effect, I thought I'd write a 3-step/review post on how I maintain my skin when flying using this product.

The humidity on an airborne aircraft is at about 20%, that's less than half of what we're used to on land. The result is dry and flaky skin. Ever notice how flaky most stewardess' skin is beneath the thick foundation?

Here are my steps to a healthy hydrated and glowing skin even after a long flight - with my favourite SK-II product.

Step 1: Cabin friendly size

If you're going to bring a liquid product onto a plane, make sure it's less than 100ml.

How do I pack my FTE? There are many ways you can take it but I prefer bringing my travel size 75ml Facial Treatment Essence on board as this method saves luggage space since I use my essence in my daily skincare routine anyways. My other alternative is SK-II Mid-Day Miracle Essence, which is basically Pitera in a spray bottle, kind of like a facial mist.

Step 2: Compressed masks

I got these from a beauty store. These save a lot of space and are incredibly convenient to travel with. I also tend to bring under-eye sheets with me for when I just want to do eye masks. I don’t know where you can buy them from but I got mine from Taiwan.

Step 3: Hydrate and Apply

Take a cube/pair of sheets and soak the mask with Facial Treatment Essence solution, this can be done easily on your palm. The compressed mask will expand and form a facial sheet mask, which you can then place onto your face.



Let it rest on your face for 5-10 mins and then remove. You can follow up with a moisturizer or just leave it as it is like I do.

If it’s a long flight, I will repeat this routine for a couple more times depending on how dry my skin feels.

The same can be applied to under-eye sheet mask too.


The result: 
As you may have noticed, I have taken these photos on my recent flight from KL to London. Hello UK! (will be posting a video on that) How did my skin feel?

My skin actually feels moisturized and not too fatigued after such a long flight! The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence really lives up to its promise. For me, it is really worth buying the SK-II Pitera Welcome set, which consists of a 75ml Facial Treatment Essence, 30ml Facial Treatment Clear Lotion (which is a toner), and 15g of the R.N.A. Power Radical New Age moisturizer at only RM260. I’m always glad to have a bottle of travel sized FTE to bring around with me so I can just dab some on whenever necessary.

Here’s a post on how to use the Facial Treatment Essence (and other products) in your daily skincare routine.

I've uploaded a video on my recent in-flight skincare routine with FTE. Check it out.

Where to buy:
Check out these links here, here and here.

Also check out these posts on FTE here.
Beauty Hacks with FTE
FTE Review
Another FTE Review


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