I have very high expectation on it, since there are many hypes about the product. When I applied it on my face for the first time, the first thought stroke me was that :" dont tell me there is actually silica in it." I checked the label and found "silica" right there...Errr, well , yes, silica is widely used in many "wrinkle-filler" products, but what I expected from this SERUM is to improve the aging from the inside instead of fixing my face like fixing the wall crack(like a touch-up!)!
Some say the serum is helpful in brighting, which I found why from the ingredient too. It was "Titanium Dioxide", which is used in painting, dyestuff etc and was actually named as the whitest pigment in the world. I am not saying it is not OK to use in cosmetics, on the contrary, it is one of indispensable ingredients in "Sun Blocks"....
Again what I am not that happy is that I really do not expect the ingredients used in quick-touch-up-type facial care/cosmetics to be used in a serum that is claimed to be effective in improving the skin condition, not to say its high price tag is supposed to be due to the fact that it can fundamentally tackle the skin problem, not because of the cheap elements that maybe fix the problem temporarily.
I will not buy again.
Bio-Performance is a serum that is absolutely decadent when you apply it to your skin. It is a cream formula that is so absolutely rich and creamy your skin feels luxuriously smooth, soft and hydrated immediately after application. I'm used to serums that can be runny and clear as many of them are that are on the market currently. When I first tried Bio-Performance I became addicted to the product. My skin adored it. There was no turning back.
I'll admit, I do use it in conjunction with the Shiseido line of other products. I use their cleansers, Eudermine and moisturizers. When you use them all together, your skin becomes radiant and within weeks, you do notice a significant reduction in fine lines, texture and there is a plumping where plumping should occur. At times, I'll occasionally switch off to some other products I still own. I need to get rid of them. But I'll never go back to them. I will remain faithful to Shiseido at this point now that I see what it has done for my skin.
This serum is interesting. It acts almost like a primer. It gives a matte finish that is dew-like and glowing. My skin feels good. Now that spring has arrived and the sun is stronger (I am always wearing sunblock) I can feel the products working in a different way. It's almost as if they acclimate themselves to the climate and your skin. I've been using them through two different seasons now, harsh winter temps and now the warmer spring temperatures and that's a difference of over 50 degrees and I have to say the products still work appropriately for whatever the weather is outside. In other words, they don't sit on top of my skin just because it's warmer outside now. They hydrate appropriately no matter what the temperature is and don't make my face look shiny or oilier. As a serum, I still layer with my moisturizer and my skin is never over-saturated with product. It just looks good. Also, a little goes a long way. You don't need a lot of this product. As far as price, I've purchased some serums that were far more expensive and I really can't say that I saw a considerable difference as I have with this serum in as little of time. Definitely will stay in my skin care.
Absolutely love this product, it's the only one that achieve to diminished my forehead expression lines and believe me when I say I've tried most serums and creams in the market, from cheap to expensive ones and this one is a miracle worker, it takes some time to produce it's effects, for me it was only one month after I started applying it, but it's worth the wait!
Right, so three days after I got a sample of this in a GWP, I went out and bought the full size version.
THIS IS AMAZING.
This is more like a gel cream than a liquid serum, it has a lovely silky texture, applies very smoothly and spreads evenly, absorbs quickly. Scent is light and inoffensive and you only need one pump to cover your face, especially if you're using a Shiseido softener or toner first.
Packaging is luxe, a futuristic and elegant gold pump bottle, the only down side is you cannot see how much product is left.
It says to use twice a day but I only use it at night time and I can honestly say, short of isotretinoin medication for adult acne, nothing has changed my skin as much as this product.
It leaves my face smooth, my skin brighter, more finely textured and evenly toned, my pores appear smaller and I am using less foundation and concealer when I apply my makeup. I have been using this for about three weeks now and it has made a noticeable difference to my skin.
As close to a "miracle in a jar" as I have ever found and yes, it's VERY expensive (I think about $175NZD for 30mL) but for something that actually works and makes a visible difference to my face (I'm interested to see how much impact it has on my melasma patches but I expect that will take at least a few months) as far as I am concerned, it is definitely worth it. Every single cent.
If I was only going to buy a single luxury skincare product for the rest of my life, it would be this.
I am on a third tube of Shiseido serum and I cannot imagine abetter product. Love the lightweight consistency that takes only minutes to absorb. It leaves your skin smooth, hydrated, revitalized. I can tell the difference in my skin right away- if I don't use it for several days for any reason it becomes ashy, unhappy and dry. I will definitely repurchase.
I've been using this product for 6 months now. My skin normally looks pretty good, but it gets dehydrated and flaky in winter. I find this product to be a very good makeup base/primer and to calm the skin. Besides that, I don't think it does much anti-aging wise. Most of my beauty products are natural (100% pure, Dr Hauschka, Reviva Labs and essential oils blends) and they work much better than any high end/ big cosmetic companies products that I've used (Shisheido, Chanel, Dior, Clarins, 3LAB, Guerlin, Clé de Peu, etc). I get influenced by the hype surrounding a new product and go buy it. It's true that these brands have very nicely packaged items that look and smell great, but natural ingredients are best. So, bottom line is that this is amazing under my mineral powder, (so I'll buy it again as a primer) and prevents my skin from further drying in winter, but for 60-100$ (price tag in Canada) there are better and more natural products that counteract wrinkles, firm the skin and add radiance.
I started out with great hopes for this cream but it didn't pan out.I'm an older gal (ahem) and have taken very good care of my skin over the years but needed an extra boost. I did notice some slight improvement but not enough to justify the cost, since like most serums it comes in a dispenser that doesn't allow you to see how much product remains is problematic for me at least. I think it may be worth a try for younger gals (I don't mean teens)in their 30's and on up.
This stuff is amazing. The first time I used it, I noticed my face was so smooth and bright. It reduced the oily shine on my skin, and made it feel soft and delicate. I've been using it for several weeks now, and my face is different. It also works well as a primer, under makeup! (I used cheaper primers and had to stop because it made me break out and stripped the moisture from my skin. This Shiseido serum has double impact, as serum and as primer!)
I really wanted to love this due to all the reviews here but I just didn't. I find that the smell is overpowering which isn't generally a big deal for me but the main thing is it just didn't seem to work.... I find that you have to pump out quite a few squirts to ensure your face is covered with this and it didn't really do anything in terms of hydrating or the look or feel of more luminous skin. What a disappointment considering i generally do like Shiseido products.
This is a pure beauty potion in an innovative looking bottle! My first sampling blew me away for it literally diminished fine lines on my hand within minutes! I'll never forget that i left the store with such a heavy heart by not taking this serum home with me that day. This is more or less $150 in my country (due to taxes I guess) which is ridiculous compare to $80 US price. I'm using this now & always have extra bottle as my reserved back-up coz this serum is beyond HG for me! This product works before my eyes! It's an understatement actually to just plainly say that it works! Shiseido made a miracle worker and this is it. It makes my skin creaseless, firmer, soft & incredibly smooth that I can't rave enough. The texture is rich & can be used on its own as moisturizer. I tried to switch to other anti-aging brands from time to time, but I kept going back to this one & I crazily feel that I'm cheating on it whenever I do that, LOL! Bio-performance serum is my true love & I'm not sure if I'll ever exchange it for another serum. I'm not closing my door for the better Shiseido products, but right now I can only take a deep breath by just looking at the much expensive Future LX serum. continued >>