New products from SK-II always excite me. It certainly doesn’t hurt that I once got the best compliment ever from my dear friend Bryan Boy. Arriving in Florence last January after a 12-hour flight, he burst into my hotel room without giving me a chance to primp up. At once, he exclaimed, “NO MAKE UP?! YOUR SKIN IS LIKE THE SK-II ADS.”
Coincidentally, I did have my SK-II mask on during the flight (yes people stared but who cares, I looked refreshed upon arrival in Italy!).
The love affair continues with the new Cellumination Essence ($150-$220), created to refine skin’s texture and radiance, as it lights and illuminates the skin from within. The magical key ingredient is a mouthful. Aura-Bright Cockatil EX-Pixel White sounds complicated, and I have no idea what it means; I just know my skin drinks this stuff up and looks amazing after. Formulated to withstand HD-TV and high-res photos, we will never hide from the cameras again. Topping the Essence with with a layer of Cellumination Cream EX ($150) for extra moisture, I almost don’t need any makeup, even outside the hotel room! Available at Saks Fifth Avenue.