Shiseido White Lucent is now my hot brand in April! i hope to see lightening on my freckles which are due to my genes. i know it's impossible to remove them but i will be satisfied to see the lightening of the freckles and no more new freckles popping out from my skin!
I was introduced to Shiseido White Lucent at a workshop held in a workshop room in their office.
there were full sized products ready for us to try on,
and of course a skin check analysis equipment to analyze our skin. Shiseido skin analysis is also available at their counter at Tangs Orchard at free of charge. feel free to dropby for your skin check, and see which of their products are recommended to your skin. =D
here's our trainer for the evening. she's really professional and knowledgeable about our skin layers, and very patience in answering our questions.
here is a simple diagram on how the Shiseido White Lucent can help us on pigmentation issues.
Activation of the melanin: m-Tranexamic Acid stops it before it starts.
m-Tranexamic Acid instantly locates areas of chronic mild inflammation. it then soothes the inflammation, and suppresses melanin production.
Melanin production: 4MSK stops it by targeting its root cause.
4MSK (one of the active whitening ingredients developed by Shiseido) effectively inhibits the activity of the enzyme tyrsinase withn melanocytes, melanin production where it begins.
Existing melanin: Multi-target Vitamin C reduces its volume.
Multi-targe Vitamin C reduces already generated melanin, and lightens existing brown melanin pigments. it also works to reduce the amount of pre-melanin in the skin, which would otherwise be transformed into melanin.
Areas of spot will actually mean a decline in cell division. a decline in cell division is not a good thing because this will delay skin's natural cell turnover process. new cells are not able to form easily and melanin remains in the skin. =(
Natural Yomogi extract helps skin rid itself of melanin.
and so Shiseido White Lucent introduces this additional step with the extracts of Natural Yomogi being one of the ingredients in the products.
Yomogi extract helps regulate the skin's cell division rate, helping skin push darkened cells up form deeper levels, and off to the surface!
after we were explained with the biological and science behind the skin problems and the products, we were given a trial to use the White Lucent range at the back of our hands, so as for us to do a comparison with the other hand after using the products.
starting with the cleanser, Brightening Cleansing Foam W.
i quite love this cleanser. it is recommended to foam up this cleanser before applying on the face. i believe it's the foams which really cleansed the face. nice light calming scent, and after cleansing, i noticed instant brightening on my hand. skin felt soft and smooth, fine lines were less visible!
i tried to capture a pic to show the difference, but i guess due to lightings, i failed to show you the difference in the below photo. =( but in real life, the results was really very obvious and instant! go try it at the counter and you'll know what i mean! incase you are curious, this is retailing at SGD57 at Shiseido counter.
after cleansing, next it's the Brightening Balancing Softener W. in Shiseido, the R&D team believes in softening the skin to prepare the skin to maximize the benefits of following skincare. the softener comes in two formulations, a refreshing type (day) and a rich type (night). to use it, just pour a moderate amount onto a cotton pad and wipe gentle over the face.
after softening the skin, the next step is to use the serum, Intensive Spot Targeting Serum.
this is one of the hot seller product in Shiseido.
the texture is very light, not oily at all. only 2 pumps is recommended per usage. suppose to apply it in circular upwards motion on the face. it is this serum which really has the terrific ingredients to help in skin brightening. this serum works on visible spots in just two weeks, formulated with more than 100 years of whitening research! Retailing at SGD150, 30ml at Shiseido counters.
after serum, you may go ahead with your sheet mask, or massage cream.
then followed with a moisturizer.
there are different types of moisturizers to cater for the different skin types.
Brightening Protective Emulsion W - for normal to oily skin
Brightening Protective Cream W - for dry skin
Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion W - for normal to oily skin
Brightening Moisturizing Gel W - for those with oily skin but prefers a lightly richer moisturization.
Brightening Moisturizing Cream W - for the dry skin
here's a review of the Brightening Protective Emulsion Wwhich i have tried at the workshop.
took me awhile to massage the moisturizer at my hand, felt a little greasy during the massage. but surprisingly, it's not sticky and oily after the massaging! hand after a few minutes, my the back of my hand felt matte, seems good enough to apply makeup!
can't wait to try out this night moisturizer, Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion W, tonight!
something new which i learnt at the workshop.
have you noticed where's the toner when comes to the basic 3-step skincare regimen?
the toner is definitely not the softener ya.
in Shiseido, toner is meant for pore tightening. but not everyone needs a pore tightening product, so toner is actually an optional item in the skincare regimen.
if you need it, toning will only comes after moisturizer! =D
and yep White Lucent does have a toner, Brightening Toning Lotion. to use it, just pour the correct amount, pat on your skin, so that the skin won't shine easily.
a little tip here after double cleansing:
Softener followed by,
Moisturizer (which is able to penetrates quickly because of Softener),
Toner (which helps to lessen shine, tighten pores. you can also pour the toner onto a cotton pad, peel the cotton pad into two thin pieces, leave on on your oily sone for a few mintes, this help in oil control, add make up can last longer. it's also like a toning mask.)
after that, you may proceed with your eyecare, or Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment.
Shiseido has been very generous to let me try out the full-sized products based on my skin type.
i'm a happy girl blessed with nutrition for my skin! Thank you Shiseido!
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