Shiseido White Lucent 

My skin I decided is really sensitive to whitening product. It just seems that everytime I tried using a whitening product, my face will break out. But so my family use Shiseido and it suits them, so they ask me to give Shiseido a chance despite the White Lucent being a whitening product. Or more correct is to help fight dark spots. 


Brightening Balancing Softener W is a refreshing whitening lotion that softens and immediately hydrates skin for an optimally refined, luminous complexion. Well, seriously as toner goes, it’s just a toner. It does hydrate my skin which is weird cause the scent of alcohol is quite noticeable. It dries in maybe 10 seconds but I have to let it dry longer, if not my face will be quite sticky. It is cooling, and I feel it will be a great face mist for people with normal skin. After using not-regularly for 3 months, I just notice that box said it is for normal to oily skin. I guess that’s why I don’t really have a problem with this. But it is just a tad oily on my face, especially at the high points of my cheek. Doesn’t make my face more luminous. Well, the “shiny” part of my face, I guess it’s suppose to be the luminous claim. It is in 150ml, and since I don’t use it regularly, I still have a lot left. And I feel that even for daily use, I will probably still have it. And if I do use it regularly, it will probably helps with dark spots. 

Intensive Spot Targeting Serum + is created to diminish stubborn dark spots. This is 30ml just like most serum. To use, apply to forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Then message into skin from center of face outwards. Have to at least message three times consecutively. Interesting, I just saw that on the box too. Just goes to show that human don’t bother with instructions. Or is it just me? Anyway, I don’t use this regularly too. As I find that it is kind of not for oily skin. But it does absorb into the skin quickly, and makes skin feel hydrated and “renewed in radiance”. I don’t know, it is just not something I immediately love. So I don’t really use it. 

Brightening Protective Emulsion W is daytime moisturizer with SPF15. This is only 75ml, and what do you know, also for normal to oily skin. And I am always amaze when this doesn’t leave my face too oily. Now I know that it is in fact catered to oily skin. A good thing I kept the boxes. 

I’ve been using daily for the past 2 months and I only use 3/4 pump each time. By the sound of it, I still have a lot of product left. If I use a full pump, it always seem too much. And it kind of make my face appears more dewy. So less product is better. I take the product, rub between my hands and apply it all over my face. This is the best way to make sure that my face is covered but I don’t have too much product. My face will be less oily this way. Now that I know it is suited for oily skin, I guess it is alright. It really depend on your lifestyle and where you stay. In sunny Singapore, if I stay too much out then my face will be oily by the end of 6 hours? If I just stay in office with air con on, it will last till I reach home like 10 hours. So I wouldn’t say this is the best moisturizer for oily skin, but I enjoy it enough that I use it daily. 

So surprisingly, this is really good for my skin. I mean it doesn’t further break me out, but this also doesn’t seems to help remove existing spots. It helps a bit, but I still have them, especially on my right cheek. And one of the reason I kept using the moisturiser is that the first time is use it, my face was glowing. It really did gave me a radiance glow. It was so good. But of course eventually my face doesn’t seem to glow as much anymore cause I am just used to it. 

I wish products all come in travel size. Not only they will be cheaper but you get to finish them faster and try out new things. Or buy them again and at least your shopping spree will be consist of things you need instead of everything else. But yes, a lot of packaging, bad for environment, etc. I just have to deal with it. 


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