This foam smells great and is gentle on my skin. I use it with my Shiseido brush. I love how it foams well, and my skin feels very clean afterwards, and not dry. I have yet to find a product better than this ... I've been trying some cheaper ones, but they aren't as good. It's a little pricey, as most shiseido products are for its small size, but the quality is awesome.
This is mediocre at best. The name is deceiving as this is not extra gentle. My skin feels stripped and very dry when I use this. The good thing is, if someone likes using it, the tube will last for freaking ever! I will not repurchase because it's too drying for me, but might work for oily skin types. I like the scent, but again, this is not extra gentle.
I'm really surprised at the rave reviews for this product. I got a sample of The Skincare's 3-step system at Shoppers Drug Mart and last night, when I discovered I'd left my Burt's Bees cleanser in my mom's shower, I decided to give it a whirl. I am shocked that they market this as "gentle" and that sensitive skinned gals are liking it... my skin is only kind of sensitive and this kind of stung my face! The stinging wasn't that bad though, the worst part was the over-drying! After I washed it off, my face was very dry, RED, blotchy, and a little tight. Never good. Don't like the smell either- too soapy. I suppose it's supposed to smell "clean and fresh" but it could do that without smelling like Ivory! In fact, with the way this product works on my face I may as well use Ivory. Ivory at least takes a few uses to make my skin red and dry!
I gave it two lippies ONLY because I think it would be OK for oily-skinned people. But it's not for me. Too stripping. Glad I didn't actually buy it.
Great smell...very clean and gentle even for sensitive skin.I really like the smell of shiseido the skincare, make me feel relax...pureness cleanser and white lucent cleanser are too drying for me.better than lancome, origins , clinique....but a little bit pricy..
For the first time in a long time I decided to use a foaming cleanser instead of my regular cream/milk cleansers just for a change. Given that the Pureness Foaming Cleansing fluid completely dried out my skin and left it far too squeaky clean for my liking, the proclaimed "extra gentle" cleansing foam in The Skincare line immediately became my next best option. However, just like how I had made that impulsive decision to buy the cleanser from my nearest Shiseido counter, I immediately regretted it the moment it touched my face. Yes, the very thick, white cream does lather up beautifully into a nice frothy foam and does an excellent job of cleansing my face - makeup, oil, gunk et al. But no, it is also most certainly NOT GENTLE. I only used the tiniest, pea-size drop but that in itself felt too much for my combo skin. It is difficult to rinse off as it keeps re-lathering/foaming and leaves my skin feeling tight and dry. My skin is more on the oily side of combo so I was a little surprised at that. I also did not like that distinctive lingering feeling of soap suds on my face, regardless of how bright and fresh it looked afterwards. Overall, not the right product for me but should be excellent for people with oily skin.
I tried this some time ago. It's a descent cleanser but not for me because it strips my face typical of most Japanese cleansers.
my sister in law uses shiseido religiously so I decided to give them a try.. and so far, i really like this cleanser. it IS gentle, removes my makeup wonderfully, and has not irritated my skin (although I have only been using for a week and a half). pretty moderate price for a good basic he cleanser.
Love, love, LOVE this cleanser. I am a Shiseido junkie and from past experience, you have to play around with which products work for you the best with this company and when you've got the right one from them, you'll love it.
First, some backstory: about 5 or so months ago, I decided to switch to Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser to wash my face. Ladies...BIG FACKING MISTAKE, it was. About 3 months later, it started wreaking havoc on my skin and I got breakout after breakout after breakout. So I got kind of desperate and went to my Shiseido counter to shell out some money on some new skincare and started using a 5% BP cream on my acne. If you disregard the acne, I'd have normal skin, with a little more oil in the T-zone and nose. My usual SA told me I should use this one so I don't make my skin too dry.
You don't need to use very much of this cleanser to make it foam up really well to cover your whole face--just maybe a little ball that's the same diameter as the tube's nozzle-thing. I lather it on my hands first and then spread and massage over my face. After you rinse it off, you'll think the SAs are lying because your face feels like there's no oil left, but it feels very smooth and very soft. You just need a good moisturizer (I follow up with The Skincare Hydro-Balancing Softener (toner) and The Skincare Night Moisture Recharge). Ironic as it is, my face actually got less oily with this cleanser. I am really surprised because skincare isn't supposed to work that way--normally, it's the less oil that's taken away from your skin, the less oily, you'll be. But I was pleasantly surprised.
I have a ways to go with my tube, which I'm quite happy about because it means the initial worth of I believe 39.00CAD will even out to be much cheaper. Will repurchase until my face changes again. continued >>
I have been using this product over 2 years... I have tried many different cleaners such as BB, Dior, Chanel, Clinique (unfortunately), benefit but this is THE ONE! I love it because it takes away all my make up leaving the skin smooth and clean. Obviously I follow it up with the moisturizer. I have a combination skin and too much oil can make it really oily. So since i have foiund it I am have not changed it... Its a great product to try out.
I received a deluxe sample of this and tried it during summer days when I have combo skin. My slightly oily T zone loves this thing but my slightly dry cheeks apparently hate it. I feel that my skin is very "tight" after using this on my cheeks, a little bit like drained out of water and I had to use a moisturizer immediately. Luckily it didn't irritate my cheeks too as sometimes my skin can be really sensitive. I will have outbreak of pimples if I use the wrong thing. However, it cleans my nose quite effectively. There are less blackheads right after using this. I don't think I will buy this one but I will recommend this to ladies with normal to oily skin type. Also, it would be a great choice for those who like foaming cleansers as this foams up easily, which is rich and thick.