Review: SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV

This new Cellumination Day Surge UV is the latest addition to SK-II whitening boutique aiming to achieve a new standard in beauty, Brilliant Translucent Aura; where bare skin is likened to skin with light foundation.

Descriptions: A dual-action whitening emulsion with UV protection SPF30 PA+++ for daytime use, Cellumination Day Surge UV primes skin to realize the full benefits of a nighttime skincare regimen through the management and prevention of daytime skin damage. 

Cellumination Day Surge UV enables whitening actives to penetrate deep into the skin surface and even out melanin distribution. Powered by a new active complex Aura Bright Cocktail ‘D’ (consisting of Pitera™, Pixel White™, De-Melano P3C™), Cellumination Day Surge UV balances skin’s red, green, and blue light (RGB) variance, paving the way to Brilliant Translucent Aura.

Reviews: I have been using the latest SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV almost 3 weeks already. I use it together with other SK-II products such as the Facial Treatment Essence and Cellumination Essence EX. The texture of this SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV is fluid emulsion in opaque white color. 

It is very fine and fast absorb into my skin plus I don’t feel any discomfort or sticky. It sort of leaves a matte feeling on my skin and does not clog the pores. The scent is very mild floral, I don’t really like heavy scented skincare.

One of our skin aging factors is sun exposure and living in this tropical climate country skincare product with UV protection and SPF PA+++ is crucial or a must. Everyday I use day cream or day emulsion before I apply my sunblock then followed by the rest of the make-up. 

After using this SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV for almost 3 weeks you might want to know, is there any different in my skin, how do it feel about this product and what are the changes? First of all, when trying new product the thing that I really care is the product do not cause any skin allergy or breakouts. So the SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV pass the first test, hehehe… this day emulsion goes well with my other skincare regime and make-up. No allergy, no discomfort, no greasy and no breakout.

Next, is the efficacy of this product. I did my skin analysis using the SK-II Magic Ring before and after using SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV for 3 weeks. The before using the SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV skin analysis was done during the SK-II briefing in Grand Hyatt Hotel last month on the 18th Dec 2012 and the after skin analysis results I did it in SK-II Parkson Pavilion counter last week.

skin analysis using the SK-II Magic Ring before using SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV

Before Use: Spot Control Result

After Use: Spot Control Result

Before Use: Radiance Enhancement Result

After Use: Radiance Enhancement Result

This day emulsion is quite moisturize and keeps my skin hydration balance. Plus the uneven skin tone has reduced gradually. I find that my skin tone not so yellowish and dull. After 14 days my skin starts to glow and becoming more visible. From the skin analysis results it showed that dark spots also getting lesser and smaller. It is encouraged to use this product together with SK-II Cellumination range for better results and improvements.

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Ingredients: Water, galactomyces ferment filtrate, homosalate, niacinamide, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, glycerin, isopropyl lauroyl sarcosinate, pentylene glycol, polymethylsilsesquioxane, octocrylena, phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid, cyclopentasiloxane, triethanolamine, isopropyl isostearate, butylenes glycol, benzyl alcohol, panthenol, behenyl alcohol, steayl alcohol, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, cetyl alcohol, methylparaben, laureth-7, PEG/PPG-20/20 dimenthicone, carnosine, ethylparaben, polyacrylamide, tocopheryl acetate, undecylenoyl phenylalanine, xanthan gum, propylparaben, c13-14 isoparaffin, PEG-100 stearate, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, disodium EDTA, frangrance, stearic acid, ascorbyl glucoside, zea mays (corn) oil, beta-caratene.

Packaging: airless pump packaging is always hygiene and I can control the consistency amount of every application.

Scent: very mild or barely there floral scent

Texture: fluid emulsion, opaque white color  

Origin: Made in Japan

Price: SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV (50g) RM 317

Availability: SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV will be available at all SK-II counters in Malaysia from 2nd February 2013.


  1. Wah make me so tempted to get this!

    1. you can go to the SK-II counter to test the products plus do your skin analysis using the Magic Ring also

      Sunshine Kelly

  2. Is it suitable for oily skin?Ive been using fte combining with korean brand the history of whoo and it works well on me but really tempted to give this one chance.nice review

    1. Hi Kang, the best is you go to the SK-II counter to do a skin test or consultation before you start using. I have dry skin and have been using it for quite some time so far its working well on my skin.

  3. Is it suitable for combination skin? Ive been using fte combining with the history of whoo seol moisture n whitening glow skin with spf 30 pa±+ and it works well on me
    Until I'd realizing there are some milia around my cheeks.Does it will improving milia also?

    1. Hi Kang, I think it is not able to diminish milia.

  4. Love this so much!! I skip my stempower in the morning, jst put this after FTE, n voilaaa,,, mouisture n brigthen my skin.. n of crs, protect my skin from strong uv light in perth... Have u tried the FT uv protection?


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