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Monday, March 11, 2013

My Shiseido White Lucent 7-Day Experience

I recently got my hands on samples of the Shiseido White Lucent Ultimate Whitening Pair through Sample Room. Now I'm ready to tell you about my 7-day Shiseido White Lucent experience :)


Crush and eject. Reformulated with an exclusive Multi-Action Brightening System, White Lucent targets spots and promotes a luminous glowing complexion. Lighten, brighten, and be your most radiant self.

First we have the Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum+.


Description (from Shiseido): A super brightening serum created to diminish stubborn dark spots in 10 days and prevent future pigmentation from appearing. Formulated with smoothing and re-texturizing ingredients to enhance clarity and radiance for flawless, perfectly even-toned skin. Developed with advanced Shiseido Multi-Action Brightening System+, targeting all types of hyper-pigmentation and their causes: dark spots, age spots, acne scars and uneven skin tones. Contains ME Complex (Yomogi Extract and Angelica Root Extract) to accelerate cell turnover and diminish and eliminate melanin pigment.


The sample I got from Sample Room contained 9 ml of product, which was actually more than enough for seven days of use for me.


The serum has a watery and just a bit runny texture that's easy to blend and gets quickly absorbed by the skin. It feels very light on the face, and it doesn't feel oily nor sticky. It has a pleasant scent that's not at all overpowering. I actually like how it smells - the scent is just really subtle. 

I used this every morning and every night for seven days straight after cleansing and toning my face and before moisturizing. Every time after applying this product, my face felt instantly smooth. This product didn't irritate my skin too, and that is always a good thing.

Next we have the Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask.


Description (from Shiseido): An original brightening mask inspired by iontophoresis, a beauty treatment that saturates skin with a generous amount of brightening ingredients. Through the power of Ion Force Technology, the brightening ingredients are absorbed deep within the skin for highly effective results. Remove the mask and see your skin refreshed, bright and even toned. The unique shape of our mask is the result of a long and meticulous design process that led to its simple and effective form. Made with highly elastic new materials, it fits any face perfectly, allowing the formula to reach deeply into every part of the skin.


This mask is really filled with product, really concentrated.


I used this mask on my seventh day of using the serum.


It fit my face well and didn't slide off easily. I was able to walk around the house without it sliding off one bit. While the mask was on my face, I felt a slight cooling effect. I let it stay on my face for about 15 minutes, a few more than recommended (10 minutes). 

After removing the mask from my face, my skin felt really hydrated and soft although it took some time before my skin could totally absorb all the remaining product on my face. I let the remaining essence get absorbed by my skin overnight.


So... I know what you're thinking now. Did this "Ultimate Whitening Pair" work? First let me tell you a li'l bit about my skin. I have a few dark spots and pimple scars, especially on my cheeks, but I'm mostly concerned about how uneven my skin tone is. Now let's take a look at my before and after photos. 

Left: Before I started using the serum.
Right: Seven days after I started using the serum and after using the mask.
(Click to enlarge.)
Slight change in lighting aside, my skin became brighter over-all after the seven-day period. I also noticed that the pimple scars on my cheeks had lightened. My skin tone also appears to be slightly more even now, especially around the eye area. Even though my small dark spots and pimple scars didn't completely disappear, I can still see the improvement that the serum and mask did my skin.

I usually don't go out without at least applying powder on my face to somehow even out my skin tone, but I tried to go bare-faced the other day, and here's what I looked like. (Only brows and lips done.)


Looks decent enough for me :)


And that's it for my Shiseido White Lucent 7-day experience! I was lucky enough to win another set of serum and mask samples, so I will be able to keep on using the Shiseido White Lucent serum and mask and see if my skin will improve even more.

My Shiseido White Lucent order from sampleroom.ph
(with free Celeteque makeup remover sample)

Were you able to get these samples from Sample Room as well? Tell me about your experience by commenting below! :)

17 comments:

  1. I envy you.. nakakuha ka ng shisheido! :) I think it does has an effect what more pa kaya if used one month. so once a week lang pala yung mask ano. :)

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  2. Haha kaya wala akong points ngayon! True, kaya I'll keep on using them. Excited to see the results, kung mas magiimprove pa man :)

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  3. that's so fortunate of you.. cuz i haven't avail the product..network busy, network down..and all that.. I-AM-SO-SAD :(

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  4. haha i havent get my sample.. that time i only have 80pts na lang =(

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  5. Aww, don't worry, their site is back up now! :)

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  6. Aww sayang. But I'm sure there will be more great samples coming! :D

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  7. You're glowing, Aya! :D


    Wasn't able to get this eh. Alam mo naman medyo hindi active online ako ngayon. But I'm looking forward to trying out other samples from the website. :)

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  8. I can say it works! Interesting products. Nag.glow talaga. Like! :)

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  9. I'm so jealous. I missed this one. :( I can really see it worked on you! Too bad the product's too pricey.

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  10. Thanks, Gel! I'm sure marami pang great samples coming :D

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  11. Right! I'm gonna keep on using the serum. Excited to see further results :D

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  12. Aww, I'm sure there would be lots more great samples coming :) I was surprised by the results, actually. Seven days of use pa lang eh :D

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  13. Your skin looks beautiful and BRIGHT =)

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  14. All thanks to this Shiseido duo! :D

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  15. Loved this. Particularly loved how smooth it made my skin look. Almost poreless.

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  16. Nice to hear that! I'm so happy I was able to get these samples :D

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  17. wah nagrestock sila di pa din ako umabot.. added 1pt lang sa 80pts ko hehehe

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