Last February 9, together with your favourite beauty bloggers, I lazied around at the Shiseido Beauty Lounge at SM Makati. They pampered us to bits as they introduced to us the ultimate pair when it comes to ultimate spotless, white skin – Shiseido Intensive Spot Whitening Serum+ and Power Brightening Mask.
Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Whitening Serum+
Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask
Quick shout out to Shiseido: thank you for feeding my mask fancy! If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you would have chanced on these 2 snaps showing y’all how addicted I am to brightening facial masks.
My HG anti-haggard secret from April 2011 challenged by the Shiseido Power Brightening Mask (why not?)
read about it here
How often do you slap on a facial mask in the middle of a shopping centre for everyone to see? Us? Hmmm…every chance we get!
with one of the warmest ladies I’ve met — Kikay Trekkie <333
Nakakahaba din pala ng buhok ang facial mask
photo from Shen’s Instagram
If we’ve met in person and you’ve heard me incessantly gush about something then you should have an inkling where this is all going. The snap below’s before trying out the Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Whitening Serum+ and Power Brightening Mask. I’ll lay it all out here — I was petrified to try the duo out considering I’m going back and forth my dermatologist for acne surgeries. It’s not very obvious in the photo below but that’s taken during the height of my excessive peeling. My skin was so raw I cannot tolerate even my dermatologist’s prescription.
Considering I’ve tried Shiseido skin care products in the past and not one broke me out, I made a 911 call to my other dermatologist (just because the line of Dr. Gatmaytan’s busy). After 5 minutes of asking if this and that ingredient will cause my skin to burn or breakout further, I finally got a green light to try the duo above.
CRUSH spots with the Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Whitening Serum+
how the Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Whitening Serum+ looks like against my forearm
After double cleansing my skin with the softener, I closed my eyes and crossed my fingers that my face will not burn the moment we pat the serum on. Et voila…it didn’t! In fact, it even soothed the flaking and kept it cool, cushy and supple. Sold to the almost unfamiliar, comfort I got from the serum, I was knocked out the moment I checked out my reflection. My facial skin appeared so much less red, definitely brighter, almost like I was so well rested and there’s that luminosity that you can’t point where it came from. I was obviously a happy camper already when the Shiseido team said we haven’t “officially” started yet.
EJECT melanin with the Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask
Soooo I put the mask on and sat pretty. It felt like the longest and surprisingly, the most relaxing 10 minutes (length of time you have to leave the mask on) of my life. It’s exag like that because remember — there’s zero comfort in acne surgery! While I was at it, I did a little research to learn how this mask really works. Here’s what I found:
This exclusive whitening mask was inspired by iontophoresis, the beauty treatment that saturates skin with an abundance of whitening products. Through the power of Ion Force Technology, the mask’s whitening ingredients are absorbed deep within the skin for highly effective results.
How did the Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask fare against my HG anti-haggard mask from 2 years ago? Let’s just say…wow. This product is so potent that finally, my face has become as fair as my neck and chest! Something I’ve been trying my very best to achieve since uhmmm forever.
For someone who’s been trying to get rid of pesky sun spots and acne marks, this duo’s very promising. In all honesty, I found my HG brightening products a couple of years back (I even put my name on it *wink*) but this duo from Shiseido’s slowly making its way to the forefront of my boudoir. It’s so promising that I carted a couple more stuff from the White Lucent line from Sephora last week. I thought it’s always nice to share great finds soooo I shopped a little more for a couple of you!
I have 2 boxes in front of me one filled with Shiseido products amounting to over $120 and another somewhere in the lines of $80. I will give both of them away through a raffle to two (2) lucky readers. Here are the mechanics:
- You must have a valid email and physical Philippine address to join this contest.
- Tell me through the comment box below what can you achieve with bright and spotless complexion.
Example – I can finally have my boudoir shots taken because my skin is so clear I have nothing to hide!
- If you have a Twitter account — better! You can double your chances of winning by following me (@phoebeann) and tweeting this message (do not modify it it!): Got 10 minutes? Crush and eject dark spots with #ShiseidoWhiteLucent today! http://goo.gl/XxUNq @phoebeann @ShiseidoPH
- I will randomly draw 2 winners on March 2 and will announce who they are on my “after” post where I will give my conclusive thoughts after trying out this duo for 7 consecutive days.
- The winners will receive his/her prize via courier, cost is on me.
Start tweeting and pushing those comments in!