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When Legends Meet: SK-II and Andy Warhol Drop the Collection of the Year


By Adelina Tan

When Legends Meet: SK-II and Andy Warhol Drop the Collection of the Year
Andy Warhol X SK-II PITERA™ Essence Limited Edition collection

Over the years, SK-II’s special bottle designs have become highly anticipated coveted collectors’ items. This time, in the beauty brand’s biggest art collaboration yet, the cult-favourite essence is re-imagined with Andy Warhol unique art and inclusive view that everybody is a beauty.

As one of the world’s most prolific and popular artists, Warhol’s legacy is inseparable from pop culture. The Andy Warhol X SK-II PITERA™ Essence Limited Edition collection features three thought-provoking quotes from the pop art icon himself on his perception of beauty: “All is pretty”, “If everybody is not a beauty, then nobody is”, and “I’ve never met a person I wouldn’t call a beauty”. These perfectly illustrate Warhol’s delightful ability to see beauty everywhere and in everyone. Uplifting and timeless, we love that they’re part self-affirmation and part encouragement to look at the world through kinder eyes that appreciate the beauty in diversity. Don’t believe us? See the hype for yourself!

As ‘tis the season of giving, here’s something else for you and your loved ones to swoon over. More than being an amazing collaboration, each of these stunning bottles comes as a gift set packed in a gorgeous VHS-inspired custom box. Complete with a limited edition Andy Warhol TV-inspired pouch and a complimentary three-piece PITERA™ gift, it’s the perfect treat to pamper yourself or your recipient.

Andy Warhol X SK-II PITERA™ Essence Limited Edition collection

Speaking of special treats, as much as we love good skincare, it’s the technicolour pouch that really captivated our imagination—besides using it for storage, we’re already thinking of ways we can up our accessory game with it! The best part? This pouch is made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon, a recyclable and sustainable yarn produced from nylon waste discarded in landfills and the ocean, so it looks good and feels good to carry too!

But that’s not all—the fun continues at the Andy Warhol X SK-II Arcade, a gamified experience within the virtual SK-II City. Press “start” on a three-stage mini game to go on a “PITERA™ Quest” where you’ll learn more about this incredible ingredient; play the “Pat Pat Game” to discover tips on maximising the benefits of PITERA™ Essence; and earn the title of “Recycle Master” through disposing and recycling the SK-II PITERA™ Essence bottles responsibly.

Andy Warhol X SK-II Arcade

All in all, this collection truly stood out to us. Even today, we continue to be inspired by Andy Warhol’s legacy. Through his words, SK-II has given us a timely reminder that true beauty extends far beyond mainstream standards. Beauty is about looking good—in the way you define it—and having confidence in yourself.

The Andy Warhol X SK-II PITERA™ Essence Limited Edition collection launched on 1 November and retails at RM759 so grab yours before it’s all sold out! Discover more at SK-II counters nationwide, and the brand’s official online stores on its website and LazMall.

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Beloved by many women in Asia for its ability to bestow Crystal Clear Skin, the formula for SK-II’s signature PITERA™ Essence has remained unchanged since its introduction, a testament to its status as the brand’s most-awarded bestseller. This skincare staple contains over 90 per cent PITERA™—SK-II’s exclusive and naturally derived ingredient crafted from a proprietary fermentation process of a unique yeast strain.

Find more beauty news here. This article was written in partnership with SK-II.

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