Back in the end of August, I got my hands on the Shiseido Ibuki line.
Ibuki builds skin’s inner resistance for consistently beautiful skin now and for years to come. Our exclusive technology super-hydrates cells and enhances the skin’s resistance to harsh elements. The result is smooth, ready-for-anything skin with a healthy, more radiant glow.I've used the line in the past but never really stuck it out for more than a week. Nothing against the line- I just have so many products that some items get put on the back burner.
This time, I promised myself to stick with it straight for four weeks. As a beauty blogger, that's like light years!
The line features two cleansers, a softener, three moisturizers and an eye cream. The products can be grouped into two different skin care categories- Normal/dry & oily.
My skin type is normal but sensitive.
Gentle Cleanser $25 CDN
A little bit goes a long way. This cleanser is gentle but lathers up quickly.
An extra gentle cleanser that lathers quickly into a rich foam to remove impurities and harmful excess sebum without stripping away skin’s essential moisture.
Softening Concentrate $30 CDN
This is like a toner. I use a cotton square and apply this all over.
By supplying skin with generous moisture, this deep-infusion formula helps deliver immediately effective ingredients into the skin for a softer, smoother feel.
Formulated with PhytoResist Complex which boosts skin’s strength to resist problems.
Protective Moisturizer $52 CDN
Probably the lightest moisturizer out of the bunch. I just dap it on and then rub it all in. It has SPF.
This multi-action daytime formula with soft reflecting powder intensively corrects the appearance of unevenness such as visible pores, breakouts/blemish marks and skin roughness by building skin’s strength to resist problems. Renews the skin surface to reveal an incredibly smooth, uniform texture, providing lasting hydration.
Formulated with PhytoResist Complex which boosts skin’s strength* to resist problems.
One tip I'll give anyone starting a new skin regime is to start with fresh skin. For the first two weeks- I wasn't receiving the maximum benefits from the products because my pores were clogged! I got a deep exfoliating facial. After that I personally thought the products worked better with my skin.
The only con I have about the products is that they do have a light scent. Nothing over powering but I just want to put it out there for anyone who is sensitive about scents.
Overall, I would definitely recommend these products to anyone looking to get their skin back on track. My skin looks healthy and I'm now prepared for winter!