Make some space in your bathroom cabinet ladies as cult Japanese skincare line SK-II has just landed on our shores, with Hollywood beauty Cate Blanchett the face of the brand, once again.

The brand, which stands for Secret Key number two, is a favourite among A-list starlets with  actress Kate Bosworth also among its celebrity fans.

Created by Japanese scientists, who noticed that workers at a Saki brewing factory had incredibly youthful hands in comparison to their faces, they researched the anti-ageing effects of the liquid and created a patented ingredient – Pitera, which works deep within the second layer of the epidermis to treat and heal a variety of skin ailments.

Sell-out products from the line include their much-loved Facial Treatment Essence, a water-based formula you apply morning and evening, using a cotton pad to the whole face, and promises to soften and rejuvenate the skin. While the product hits the stores today, Cate, unfortunately, won’t be on our shores. However, the brand’s long-time ambassador does reveal her top picks from the line and discusses her relationship with SK-II below…

SK-II is available at Paris Gallery, The Dubai Mall (04) 3308289