Maybe just maybe I've had it all wrong when it comes to facial moisturizer. Recently Shiseido released a new skincare line, Ibuki meaning inner strength in Japanese, is geared at women in their mid 20s-30s year age group who lead a hectic life. The key points in the Ibuki line: to revitalize skin cell renewal, smooth, and radiant skin.
Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer:
So, where have I gone wrong? Having combination skin that's also dehydrated means that I tend to use moisturizers that can be too creamy. Or too moisturizing!
Since August (when I received a pre-launch set) I've been using this moisturizer. At first I assumed this moisturizing wouldn't be rich enough. However, this light lotion was the perfect hydration. Soaks right in, doesn't leave my skin oily and hydrates just right. My skin looks smoother and less clogged pores. This will definitely be a repurchase.
Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser :
This was a rich creamy cleanser with fine grains. I prefer to apply this to dry skin, message, and follow with water. Keep away from eyes! Also, for me this was more of a treatment so I wouldn't use it daily. Twice a week was enough for a scrub/treatment. Left a slight residue which I didn't like. Did leave skin feeling soft and smooth. Bonus: no parabens, no sulfates & no phthalates.
The Shiseido Ibuki skincare line is now available in stores as of this October 2013.