SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence

UV exposure can causes visible and hidden age spots or clouds, making our skin appear darker and less radiant that blocks skin’s aura. Just because we don’t see the effects of UV damage on your skin immediately, that doesn’t mean they’re not there and it may take some time to appear. SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & GenOptics Spot Essence target the current and hidden spots and darkening caused by UV to give you a radiant aura. Continue to read on to know what is ‘Skin Clouds’ all about and how can we prevent our future dark spots.

SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence

Well I did my Magic Ring 4 weeks before I started to use the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence. This time we focused more about the ‘Skin Clouds’. SK-II has upgraded its Magic Ring program with a ‘Cloud Meter’ to show signs of UV damage including visible spots and even hidden clouds. Before I started using my SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence, my overall Magic Ring result is 69% and my Cloud Meter brightness reading was 83.

 Magic Ring test before using SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence

The ‘Cloud Areas’ measure accumulated UV induced damage on the skin while ‘aura areas’ measure the brightness of the skin. The detection of grayish and reddish clouds represents dark and dull skin tone. Therefore the bigger the ‘cloud area,’ the less radiant skin is, the bigger the ‘aura area,’ the brighter the skin is.

Cloud Meter before using SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence

Three factors contributing to ‘Skin Clouds’ are brownish clouds representing hidden spots, grayish clouds representing “wide-spread” melanin (dark skin tone /pigmentation) and reddish clouds representing “increased hemoglobin” (dull skin tone).

SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence, 50ml

SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence, 50ml 
SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence comes in a glass bottle with new auto-fill dropper so 1 full drop provides the optimal dosage for best results. Each time when we use is only 1 full drop for each application. The texture is milky essence with moderate thickness. I like the mild relaxing scent and give a supple moist finishing in the skin.

SK-II’s GenOptics Aura Essence containing an infusion of Prunus extract and Pitera™, in addition to active whitening ingredient, D-melano P3C™ to tackle spots and skin clouds before they surface.  The GenOptics Aura Essence replaces Cellumination Aura Essence.

SK-II GenOptics Spot Essence, 30ml

SK-II GenOptics Spot Essence, 30ml 
The SK-II GenOptics Spot Essence comes in a similar bottle and dropper like GenOptics Aura Essence. The texture is also milky white essence but without any scent. The GenOptics Spot Essence with the new formula Spot Resist Complex contains a new ingredient Lumina Kelp Extract. The new GenOptics Spot Essence replaces Whitening Power Spots Specialist.  

After cleansing, toning, apply the facial treatment essence then I apply the GenOptics Spot Essence using tapping motion on the targeted area dark spots areas only. After that, follow by the GenOptics Aura Essence and moisturizer. Kindly take note that, only GenOptics Spot Essence on the dark spots areas not the whole face because it might be too drying for your skin. I only use it at night.

Magic Ring test again after using the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence
Here is my Magic Ring test after using SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence for more than 3 weeks. Well after using the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence my overall skin analysis total score remains 69% and my skin brightness Cloud Meter from 83 to 74. Both test was done under the same condition, with my makeup is on.

 Magic Ring test after using SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence

Perhaps my extensive travelling and too many outdoor activities compared to before, that caused my skin to developed more dark spots. I was in Phuket for a short getaway and Cambodia for a work. I actually spent a lot of time outdoor under the blazing sun during my trips plus the running activities.

Cloud Meter after using SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence

Overall I like the texture, feel and scent. I don’t have any breakout or allergy using the GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence. To be honest, I don’t really feel that my skin is getting obviously darker. But the Cloud Meter tells the truth that my hidden spots are getting more due to my current activities. It’s hinting me to do something before it’s too late. If this is not taken care off soon all the hidden spots will appear on my skin, oh no.

However I am will try another round and check my Magic Ring test result again. Perhaps I should stay away from direct, no sun bathing, less outdoor activities during mid-day, more facial or step-up on my skincare regime. Well, I am going for my skin consultation again and this round I will use the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence twice a day instead of once.  

10 Visible vs Hidden Parameters of UV Damage
Visible signs: yellower skin, more visible spots, rougher texture, less radiance, and darker tone.

Hidden issues: poor barrier function, more hidden spots, less supple skin, less hydration and more melanin.

Availability: SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence and GenOptics Spot Essence available at all SK-II counters in Malaysia from February 2016.

SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence, 30ml – RM555 | 50ml RM790
SK-II GenOptics Spot Essence, 30ml – RM470 | 50ml – RM685 | 75ml – RM920

For more information about SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence & Spot Essence, please visit SK-II Malaysia Website and Facebook Page


  1. No wonder you always look so young! SKII products have always shown to help our skin condition

  2. SKII products are good, but just too bad the price isn't really affordable. T.T

  3. The products are damn good but for those prices, I'll just drop hints to the bf instead. Lol.

  4. I always wanted to use sk-II. but looking at the price, i fainted already.

  5. Oh I am definitely going to have to try this spot essence product from SK-II! I love their face mask from b-glowing and a couple other products.

  6. If the spot essence only used on dark spots, so the genoptics aura essence can be used for whole face area?


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