The story of this premium skincare (which as we all know, really means really pricey) started in Japan. It was here that the men in white coats noticed the elderly workers at the sake brewery had uber soft hand and realised it probably had something to do with the Piteria created in the fermentation process. (Go figure, huh) She of the universally-agreed upon luminosity Cate Blanchett, is an SK-II brand ambassador. Ignore your Lonely Planet guide, (they're only trying to sell you stuff anyway). The seven wonders can actually be found in a bottle of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence which promises* (1) Healthy Skin (2) Skin Moisturizing (3) Skin Smoothing (4) Soothing Relief for dry skin (5) Even Skin Tone (6) Skin Radiance and (7) Skin Clarity. *And the survey says that 88% of women experienced a noticeable difference in their skin after using SK-II Facial Treatment Essence for 28 days. (Galaxy Research - May 2007) Consisting of the sorts of vitamins, minerals, proteins that run rampant in your face (if you've been laying off the Mars Bars that is) SK-II just wants to bring your skin to its best condition. (The fact that they can charge nearly north of three figures for some of there products, probably doesn't hurt them either)