I’ve been getting into anti-aging lately, thanks to my combination skin that goes from super oily to feeling like the Sahara Desert. Pigmentation also runs in my family, so although I’m only 29, I already have to be extra careful with the fine lines and noticeable pores on my face.
I know what you’re probably thinking. Anti-aging at 29? On an oily face? The word “anti-aging” tends to make people think of excessively rich formulations that are only suitable to use when you’re older, but that’s not really true. Anti-aging is exactly what it sounds – targeted anti-aging products that restore youth to your skin by lightening fine lines and restoring radiance.
And the thing is, not all of them feel like a heavy film on your face, and SK-II’s R.N.A. Power is one new anti-aging gem that I absolutely love! I’m not one to keep good things to myself, so today, I’m going to share the love by bringing you guys through a detailed breakdown of what the R.N.A. Power really is, how to use it effectively, and whether it gives you the bang for your buck.
When to start your anti-aging routine?
First things first – when should you start your anti-aging routine? There’s really no hard and fast rule here, but one thing that I’ve learnt is that it’s definitely easier to address aging issues when the damage is less pronounced.
For people like me, who suffer from hereditary pigmentation and dry patches, don’t feel shy to get on the anti-aging train early! Time is precious and irreversible, so we should do our best to slow down the aging process earlier on in life.
Ingredient: What’s in the R.N.A Power
So, why do I love SK-II R.N.A. Power so much? As with all anti-aging products, all I want is for them to actually work, and this powerful product is really good at combatting signs of aging with the brand’s signature ingredient – Pitera™ — and the groundbreaking Radical New Age Complex!
Thanks to the high molecular polymer structure in Pitera™, my skin stays moisturized for longer periods, with none of that pesky oily feel other heavy products leave on my skin. Besides that, chlorella extract also helps to reduce my fine lines and wrinkles, so that’s another yay for R.N.A. Power.
My Favourite SK-II Anti-Aging Products
SK-II’s Anti-Aging range consists of the R.N.A Power Radical New Age cream, Airy Milky Lotion, Power Essence and Eye Cream. Although they all work reasonably well on my skin, I was most impressed by the moisturisers in the range.
The ones that I tried out were the award-winning R.N.A. Power Airy Milky Lotion and R.N.A. Power Radical New Age cream, and these are now my holy grail moisturisers! Seriously, the combination of Pitera™ and Radical New Age Complex was already reducing the appearance of fine lines on my skin after a few applications – how amazing is that?
When my skin feels extremely oily, I reach out for R.N.A. Power Airy Milky Lotion, as the light texture works better on the oilier parts of my skin and helps tighten pores. Meanwhile, the R.N.A Power Radical New Age cream soothes and moisturises the drier parts of my skin without any oily residue, and it helps to improve my skin from within by helping to lock in moisture.
How to use SK-II R.N.A Power
As you probably already know, consistency is key in anti-aging skincare. No matter how hot the weather got or how tired I was, I made sure to stick to all the steps in my skincare routine – not missing a single day or step. Every day without fail, I would complete my daily skincare routine, which begins with SK-II’s Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser followed by the Facial Treatment Clear Lotion to regulate my T-zone so it didn’t get too oily.
I continued withpatting on the Facial Treatment Essence to give my skin a boost of Pitera and prep it for the coming anti-aging products. Then, I gently applied a pearl-sized amount of R.N.A. Power cream around my face using my fingertips. On especially hot days when my skin felt like an oil slick, I would swap the R.N.A. Power cream for R.N.A Power Airy Milky Lotion. Finally, I would complete my anti-aging routine by lightly massaging in R.N.A. Power Eye Cream onto the eye area. Easy, right?
Read our 2018 review of SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence.
Does it really work?
As a writer, I’m exposed to all kinds of skincare products but not all of them work for my skin type. I used to have pronounced oily areas and extremely dry areas on my face, but using the R.N.A. Power range has regulated my skin to the point where I’m comfortable going out without applying concealer and foundation to mask the irregularities on my skin.
I’ve also noticed a slight lightening of the pigmentation spots on my skin. Now, I love waking up every day and seeing the benefits of the R.N.A. Power Range on my skin, which now looks fresher and more radiant.
Read about our personal review on How I Got My Glow Back with SK-II’s GenOptics Aura Essence
Where to buy the SK-II R.N.A Power
Remember, when it comes to slowing down the effects of aging, it’s best to start early. The SK-II R.N.A. Power range can be purchased at all SK-II outlets. The Power Radical New Age cream is available in three sizes: 50g (RM419), 80g (RM633) and 100g (RM672). The Airy Milky Lotion is available in two sizes: 50g (RM419) and 80g (RM633). The Power Essence is available in three sizes: 30ml (RM446), 50ml (RM682) and 75ml (RM955) while the Eye Cream is available atRM429 for a 15g jar.
This is a sponsored article in partnership with SK-II, all opinions are my own.