As a renowned Japanese cosmetic firm, Shiseido has stood strong since starting in 1872. This brand is a firm-set leader of skin care, fragrance, body care and make up.
Shiseido has continued to progress through amazing advancements in skin care technology, promoting only the highest quality of product.
With best-loved collections in anti-aging and skin brightening, Shiseido seeks to be a holistic beauty experience for all its customers, promoting powerful ingredients with an elegant aesthetic.
Shiseido Skin Care Review 2019: ‘Advanced Elegance in Skin Care’
User Review( votes)
As one of the longest-standing beauty brands, with a vast number of products and many rave reviews, Shiseido secures its place amongst the leading global cosmetics industry.
Typically, these skin care products show great signs of success when it comes to skin brightening, anti-aging and visibly improved smoother texture.
Shiseido are all about using advanced technology to create healthy and noticeably more vibrant skin. It’s generally a great brand for anti-aging, with very little to critique.
However, just take care at which ‘range’ might best suit your skin type- some ranges can seem a little ‘harsh’ or ‘oily’ for certain skin types.
Shiseido offer a vast range of elegant products that work wonders on uneven skin types- or skin that shows the signs of aging.
It seems many of these products successfully brighten the skin, as well as work with advanced technology to smooth out blemishes, lines and creases.
If you’re looking for a brand to help you with smoother, more supple skin, then Shiseido comes well recommended.
Varying, depending on product. Many products have an ‘upper end’ price tag as these are advanced, luxury products.
- Highly regarded by customers for skin care products with visible anti-aging effects
- Statistics provided by the company support claims that the products genuinely brighten the appearance of skin
- Ultra-light texture of many Shiseido products
- Advanced technology used to create the ‘best’ effects
- Rated for making skin tone appear more ‘even’
- Some of the ‘treatment style’ products can feel a little harsh on certain skin types
- Because of the ‘watery’ consistency of many products, some oily skin types may not have preference for some textures
With an expansive, elegant skin care line, Shiseido hopes for its users to have skin that looks richly care-for and bright. Inspired by Japanese radiance, the company stems from its roots as the first Western-style pharmacy (in Japan,) to bring the best of today’s technological beauty advancements!
Some of Shiseido’s products stand out for their best-selling status- and here we review a few of the top few:
Shiseido Benefiance Skin Care Range
The Benefiance range targets lines and wrinkles, with a 24-hour lasting effect. This Shiseido skin care collection is specifically designed for anti-aging, ranging in cleansers, creams and masks.
Benefiance products are packed with ingredients that combat signs of maturing skin! Many claim the Benefiance range is very successful at thinning or reducing the appearance of lines on the skin’s surface.
This is a great range to turn to if you’re looking for smoother-looking skin. One of the top-rated includes Shiseido’s Eye Cream:
Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream
Think ‘multi-action’ when it comes to Shiseido’s Eye Cream, from the ‘Benefiance’ range.
It aims to help tackle five types of eye area wrinkles: corner creasers, lid creases, under eye, vertical lines and crow’s feet.
Largely as an anti-aging product, this works by counteracting environmental factors which cause these wrinkles to appear.
Full of powerful ingredients, the company claim that after just one week ‘99% felt moisture improved’ and after four weeks ‘82% felt their face appeared more youthful.’
With high statistics, such as these, there is a sense that the WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Cream is doing something right!
The Shiseido eye cream is very moisturizing: it has a very creamy texture and is great for dry skin especially. It adds a richly moist and supple sensation to the skin around the eyes.
Additionally, this product does seem to have a visibly noticeable effect when it comes to making skin appear smoothed around the eyes.Best applied at night, it gives the product a chance to absorb and last for the next 24 hours.
The only point to be wary of here is that this product can feel a little greasy on very oily skin types. This is best for those who have normal to dry skin, who want an amazing anti-aging effect around the eye areas.
Shiseido Ultimune Range
Shiseido’s ‘ultimune’ skin care products are a ‘concentrated’ range: these products are designed to work ‘underneath’ your normal skin care or make up products.
The ‘ultimune concentrates’ work to protect your skin, as well as work to buffer.
Coming in the form of an all-over concentrate, as well as an eye concentrate, ‘ultimune’ is recommended for defending the skin against damage.
What’s great about this range is that it boasts plenty of natural ingredients, including Bulgarian rose water, Thyme and Ginko Biloba Leaf Extract to provide the skin with an enriching experience.
The Ultimune formulation seems to work well for making skin tone look more even. It’s also good to know that you can use a product which offers skin some sort of protection from the many products you may apply!
There are just three products in the range: the Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate in full sizes, a trial sized version of the Ultimune concentrate, and then also the Ultimune Power Infusion for the eyes.
Shiseido Ibuki Range
The Ibuki Range is dedicated to softening and hydrating the skin. Coming in the form of creams, moisturizers, cleansers and mists, the Shiseido Ibuki range is best for dry or sensitive skin.
It’s also good for calming the effects of aging, by providing ultra-light hydration- without being ‘sticky’ or heavy to apply. One of the favorites has to be the Ibuki Refining Moisturizer:
Ibuki Refining Moisturizer
If you’re a fan of ultra-light skin care, the Ibuki Refining Moisturizer is absolutely the kind of moisturizer you would like! This feels ‘feather-light’ on the skin and is amazingly ‘uplifting.’
The consistency of this refining moisturizer is quite thin- perhaps more like a serum in texture. It glides on smoothly and has a lovely, silky feel.
Apply as you would your usual moisturizer. However, this product is so hydrating you’ll find yourself being able to use the product quite sparingly!
Other popular skin care products from Shiseido:
White Lucent Microtargeting Spot Corrector (Serum)
The White Lucent Spot Corrector is an intensive treatment to eliminate spots, helping to lessen pigmented patches of skin and darks spots to achieve smoother, clearer skin.
The Spot Corrector works using the latest cosmetic technology, with the aim of thoroughly targeting all types of spots.
Using ‘Double Strike PROApproachx2 brightening technology,’ this spot treatment aims to eliminate the appearance of spots over a short space of time.
We also like to hear that the serum contains ‘SakuraRESIST Technology’ (with Japanese cherry blossoms infusion) to encourage the skin’s resistance to dark spots.
For a high-priced product, the Spot Corrector does have bit of a mixed reception: some feel it can be quite ‘drying’ for the skin and it does perhaps have a ‘harshness’ in sensation.
However, used sparingly, many enthusiasts feel that this is intended as a ‘treatment’ to effectively minimize the appearance of spots and blemishes.
If it is a ‘treatment style’ that you’re after, there’s no doubt that this will have a visible effect. It works very quickly and shows results that start instantly!
Whether it’s blotchy skin, acne or scattered spots, the Spot Corrector comes highly recommended for its ability to reduce unwanted break-outs and blemishes. It’s worth the cost if you’re serious in your desire for clearer-looking skin.
The serum absorbs easily and has a watery style texture, making it light and easy to apply. The company suggest application twice a day (am and pm) and follow with a moisturizer to soften the skin.
The Shiseido foundation
When it comes to searching for a Shiseido foundation, the website has a 60-second skin-matching tool to try and help you find one that is just right for you.
With images to support you in finding your most closely matched result, the website will conjure up a Shiseido foundation that looks like a good find for you and your skin.
From powders, to sticks, to liquid foundations, Shiseido covers a vast and high-quality range of this type of make-up product.
In particular, one of the company’s most award-winning foundations is the Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation, available in a dynamic and inclusive range of skin-match colors.
This is a product intended to provide sheer to medium coverage, offering a light and luminous finish for flawless skin. It has excellent coverage- with very little of the product needing to be used.
At a mid-range price, this is a foundation you don’t have to feel too guilty about committing to keep purchasing, either.
Ultimate Sun Protection Cream WetForce SPF 50+
Another award-winning product from the Japanese brand is this Ultimate Sun Protection WetForce sunscreen, designed to be super effective when faced with water and, of course, offering great protection from the sun.
With an SPF of 50+, we can only agree that this is a perfect product for all the family to use. Although perhaps a little more expensive than many sunscreens of a similar SPF factor, this is great for moisturizing; it is superb at protection and lasts for ages!
The texture absorbs wonderfully- unlike many waterproof sunscreens that can commonly ‘sit’ on the skin. This feels like it deeply embeds and protects your skin. It’s exactly what many of us want from a high-quality sunscreen!
Overall, if it’s skin care with visible results you’re after, Shiseido can certainly provide. We really recommend using this brand if you have a desire for more even-looking skin.
The brand packages its products in high quality containers, many of which have a ‘shimmering’ aesthetic, reflecting the ‘glow’ that the company can help you to create for your skin.