Celebrate 50 Years of Iconic ALBION Skin Conditioner Essential N

Celebrate 50 Years of Iconic ALBION Skin Conditioner Essential N

Skin Conditioner Essential N by ALBION, known as SkiCon in Japan, has been our bestseller since 1974. We have sold 47 million bottles of Skin Conditioner since it was launched, and one bottle is sold every 10 seconds (2019 Global Sales data). Skin Conditioner consistently gets top reviews from ALBION customers. Let’s dive into the history of this unique skincare product to find out why it has a legendary status in Japan, what it can do for your skin, and ALBION’s exclusive offer to celebrate SkiCon’s 50th anniversary. 

What Is ALBION Skin Conditioner Essential N? 

Formulated with the cosmetic superfood Kita no Hato (Job’s tears) organically grown in Hokkaido, this luxurious skin conditioner is an essence suitable for all skin types. It targets skin irritation, such as acne, helps control sebum (oiliness), clears and calms the skin, promoting a healthy, dewy glow for a timeless beauty look. 

Skin Conditioner Essential N is enriched with extracts and oils of organic Kita no Hato (Job’s tears), a plant rich in antioxidants and nutrients and historically renowned in Asia for its cosmetic effect. N stands for “new”—the formulation has recently been updated. 

Zoë Weiner, senior beauty editor at Well+Good, tried the skin conditioner on her combination skin during an NYC heat wave, and loved that it made her complexion feel even overall. It helped curb the oil production in her t-zone without drying out her cheeks, which is "no easy feat and not something I've ever, in my life, experienced from another product," she says. Plus, the scent is "intoxicatingly floral, without being overpowering." 

Benefits of ALBION Skin Conditioner Essential N 

Skin conditioning is about improving the appearance of skin and keeping it healthy and resilient. This can include enhancing skin texture, increasing moisture levels, and promoting a smooth, supple complexion. 

  • Hydration: Skin conditioning ingredients help hydrate the skin by attracting and retaining moisture. This helps keep the skin hydrated and less prone to flaking or dryness.
  • Barrier support: Hydration is key to the skin barrier health. Skin conditioning strengthens it and protects it from environmental stressors. 
  • Soothing: Conditioning ingredients soothe and soften the skin. This can reduce feelings of tightness and discomfort associated with dry or sensitive skin. 
  • Texture: These ingredients can also improve the skin's texture, making it feel smoother and look more refined. 

A 2-week consumer study of 60 respondents who used ALBION Skin Conditioner Essential N showed: 

  • 100% of users noticed improvements in skin clarity 
  • 99% of users noticed smoother skin 
  • 99% of users noticed improvements in skin hydration 
  • 95% of users noticed a reduction in pimples 

What Is Kita no Hato? 

Job’s tears is a powerful cosmetic superfood and nourishing skincare ingredient. Rich in antioxidants and moisturizing properties, it conditions skin for a healthy glow. 

Common Job’s tears is native to subtropical regions and normally grown using pesticides. Kita no Hato (lit. “Job’s Tears of the North”) is a variety cultivated in Hokkaido, north of Japan. We use Kita no Hato  grown without pesticides.

We use the unique Bakusai Method to extract the most concentrated ingredients from Kita no Hato. The process involves blasting open the hard outer surface of the seeds and processing them into fine, thin plates that maximize their efficacy. We make sure to husk and polish the seeds right before the extraction process to produce the freshest, purest oil every time.

Key Ingredients in ALBION Skin Conditioner Essential N 

Alongside Kita no Hato, Skin Conditioner’s formula features the following key ingredients: 

  • Witch Hazel Extract (Hamamelis Virginiana): This extract is noted for its soothing effects on the skin, which can help condition and improve the skin's overall appearance.
  • Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) Seed Extract and Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract: These extracts are often used in skincare for their skin conditioning and soothing properties, improving skin tone and texture.
  • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate: It soothes, conditions, and helps improve the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flakiness and restoring suppleness. 
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E): Known for its antioxidant properties, tocopherol also helps nourish and protect the skin's barrier, contributing to moisturization and conditioning.  

These key ingredients help to hydrate, protect, and soothe the skin, contributing to a smoother, healthier complexion. 

How to Use ALBION Skin Conditioner Essential N? 

Apply ALBION Skin Conditioner Essential N as the third step of your ALBION 4-Step Skincare Ritual. Begin with a cleansed face followed by our balancing milk. Saturate a facial cotton pad with a generous amount of Skin Conditioner and gently press onto your skin. 

You can also enjoy the benefits of Kita no Hato while cleansing with the Skin Conditioner Cleansing Bar or have an at-home spa moment with Skin Conditioner Essential Paper Mask N. The Skin Conditioner collection has a unique unforgettable, richly floral scent with notes of rose, orange, bergamot, and patchouli, and a hint of wood, musk, and amber. 

Exclusive Offers for ALBION Skin Conditioner’s 50th Anniversary 

Watch this space! On July 1, to commemorate SkiCon’s 50th anniversary, we will offer the limited edition ALBION Skin Conditioner Essential N jumbo bottle in the U.S. This exclusive offer is valid while stocks last, so get your limited edition bottle early. 

You can combine this offer with the July 4th offer—for purchases over $74, receive an exclusive sample of INFINESSE DERMA PUMP MILK S (30g). Promotion valid July 1 - July 8, 2024. 

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