I love this product! My skin is fair and sensitive. This does not make my skin red and unhappy, but fresh and clean. You only need a MINISCULE amountt, I mean like the size of a pea or less to have a nice foamy face that feels great afterwards. I partner this with the white lucent night cream and my skin looks younger, healthier, and clearer in just a couple months. I will definitely purchase this again!
The Best of the Best of the Best....... Love it. Brightens, Cleans, Smells Amazing. Soft but powerful to clean. I will buy it again and again. The tube lasts forever - only pea size amount is enough. Half of it gone only in 7 month - can you believe it?!!! 7 more month to go. 35$ will pay you off for sure. I wash twice a day.
Before i use this cleanser:
1. Occasionally breakouts...
2. Uneven skin tone
After 1 week using:
1. Skin getting better and feel soften
2. Skin looks brighter.
I have been non stop using this for two years. :)
I LOVE this cleanser. Using it just feels like such a treat for my skin. It's actually kind of a small bottle for the price, but I literally only need like a teeny tiny dot to wash my entire face in a huge lather, so I could see this lasting a very long time. The best thing about this cleanser is the texture, it just feels like silk on my skin. Its very thick, but really effortless to spread, and it lathers up the more water you add. Afterwards my skin feels ridiculously soft (as though I had just exfoliated) and this product is not abrasive, so that's impressive. I use it with the shiseido face brush (which is also amazing and I could go on for days about) but I have also just used my hands in a pinch. I would DEFINATELY reccomend this product to anyone. It just leaves my face feeling so clean and fresh and soft. This is the first face wash that made me feel pampered. I Love this whole line, and I think it's getting a bad reputation from all the people who are using it incorrectly. It seems a lot of people bought it to cure their acne, or scars, of oily skin. That is not what this line is for, and therefore they are disappointed. This line is to brighten skin from dark and age spots and to moisturizer dryer skin. If you have redness from acne and oily skin, this line is the opposite of what you need. I think they have unrealistic expectations for a product to do something that it doesn't even claim to do. For those problems I wouldn't recommend any shiseido products, I would reccomend proactive or Clinique.
I bought this in a trial kit. Ive always had problems with pigmentation. Acne proned skin. Its nice foamy and washes off squeeky clean. After couple months I didnt see drastic changes. But I did notice my face a little more even a little more white. I guess a little bit brighter.
But it does nothing for my acne. *Duh*
Used this for a couple of years hoping that it will brighten my complexion after too much sun exposure from military training but it took more than a year to take effect. Leaves the skin sqeaky clean though and lathers good. Also leaves face tight which isnt a good thing.
i actually LOVE this cleaser
1. it makes my face squeaky clean
2. it does brighten my face
3. it leaves my face soft and smooth
4. love the scent
5. dont need much to cover a whole face because it foams up
6. price is worth the quantity, $35 when i got it
1. im not sure.... :P
EDIT 10th march 2012
i still love this, but what i just realized is that after i put the cleanser on, i have to wait for about 1 minute so it lifts the make up off my face. kinda disappointed about that coz my h20 did a better work, but it does not leave my face squeaky. but i still love this:)
I saw that this won the 2011 CEW award and decided toi give it a try. Well, it feels very luxurios and creamy...foams up great and it really feels like you are pampering yourself. Lovely rose sent and rinses clean giving you that squeaky clean feel. I don't know abut the brightening affect but it is a real treat and I look more forward to using this than the Cervae Foaming Cleanser. I would purchase it again, but at $38.00 as a treat, not as a 'must have' after all it is just a cleanser.
I bought the all the products in this range hoping to fade my acne scars and to take care of my problematic skin in general. Well, none of the products from this line actually helped with lightening my pigmentation marks nor helped with clearing my acne but actually caused me to develop some black heads.
I was really disappointed because they shouldn't sell and market a product based on false claims.
Don't buy this with the hopes of brightening your skin tone because it doesn't do that. As for a normal cleanser, It's scores just average in my opinion.
If you're looking to brighten your complexion or fade marks on your face then I would suggest you try the line from dermologica (forgot what's it called), It's far more effective.
I love this cleanser! It removes my make-up and leaves my skin nice and clean. I haven't noticed any brightening, but I wasn't expecting too much. A little product goes such a long way. Smells nice too:)