Shiseido Ibuki

Having flawless and trouble-free skin is something I have always longed for. Shiseido Ibuki is designed for the 25 to 34 age group with hectic lifestyles and I fall under this category. People of our generation gets really stressed with our career and private life. Things like meeting deadlines, debts and bills are some of the factors that make us feel stressful and causes our life to be imbalanced. External causes like UV rays and internal stresses such as lack of sleep contributes to our troubled skin as well. sad

Shiseido discovers that when we are stressed, the cells on the skin surface shrink. This leads to poor alignment and resulted in various skin problems like dryness, visible pores, roughness and breakouts.

Ibuki is a Japanese word which means – “vitality or breathing new energy into”. The new skincare line builds skin’s resistance to UV rays, dryness and daily stress by infusing it with long-lasting moisture. This puts the skin in an extremely hydrated state to maintain its full, healthy and moisture-plumped form.

The event was held at Changi Cove with media and other bloggers. I love how they set up the whole place with pretty furnishings and a dessert table! bigsmile

The full range includes – Gentle Cleanser, Purifying Cleanser, Softening Concentrate, Refining Moisturizer, Protective Moisturizer SPF 15, Refining Moisturizer Enriched and Eye Correcting Cream. I brought home 5 products from the range and here is my humble opinion for each of them.

Purifying Cleanser (S$43, 125ml) is a gentle scrub that removes impurities and excess surface cells without being too harsh. It lathers into a creamy foam and gently lifts off dirt to reveal a clean and refreshed looking skin. I love how it doesn’t dry up the skin or removes its natural oils. I recently purchased the Clarisonic Mia 2 and has been using it with the cleanser. The combination of both leaves the face squeaky clean.

Softening Concentrate (S$50, 75ml) acts as a softener that preps the skin for maximum absorption of the moisturizer. The formula for softeners are usually thicker and almost serum-like, which makes the skin feel more hydrated. If a softener is something new to you, it is the Japanese version of toners but feels more hydrating.

Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 (S$66, 75ml) is a multi-functional moisturizer that contains hydrating and protection benefits. Even though it provides minimal sun protection, I would still put on more sunblock for more protection. It also contains gold powder to give a luminous finish and red powder for that radiant look.

Refining Moisturizer Enriched (S$66, 50ml) is a multi-functional moisturizing cream that improves visible pores, reduce the appearance of breakouts and provides adequate moisture to the skin. By doing so, it creates a smoother and more refined skin texture.

And last but not least, the Eye Correcting Cream (S$60, 15ml) is a cooling eye cream that addresses dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. The texture is really lightweight and doesn’t irritate the eyes. The skin around my eyes tend to get really dry sometimes, this eye cream helps to provide a little extra moisture.

Shiseido Ibuki will be available at all Shiseido counters from September 2013 onwards. They will have a series of parties and workshops, so do check out Shiseido’s Facebook page for more updates! smile


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