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dry skin moisturizers

It’s pretty glutinous to say this but lately I haven’t been able to pick one moisturizer to stick with and this list was settled two weeks ago before two more tubs were added to the rotation. Hey! It hasn’t done me any damage yet so I’m rollin’ with the punches. View Post

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ibuki

ibuki

{Shiseido Ibuki collection}

All you need is love…and a skincare regime that’ll perfects your appearance without giving you all the bells and whistles to add to the confusion.

I was recently approached by the brand to try out this crisp collection and without hesitation agreed. Shiseido was one of the first luxury brands I used when it come to skincare — mummy liked to spoil me a little in the beauty halls when she’d go to stock up on her Estee Lauder bits.

The moto for Shiseido’s new regime is “Ready for anything skin.” Sounds perfect to me. The line is aimed at skin that endures the stressors of city life. Repairing the skin after damage from dryness, pollution, stress and UV the results after one month have really been visible<3

cleanser

{Ibuki Purifying Cleanser – $35}

Let’s start with the cleanser. Recently added to my top five list of make-up removing magic makers. Alongside Philosophy’s Purity, Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oils and Biotherm’s face washes, this Purifying Cleanser is one of the best.

The foaming capabilities are impressive as it lathers in to silk-like soap that’ll leave you feeling and looking fresher and cleaner. The best part is the micro-granules that works to get nice and deep with the dirty.

softening

{Ibuki Skin Softening Concentrate – $30}

As you may all already know, Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Tonic is one of my all time favourite toners simply because it doesn’t feel harsh in the slightest. I feel the same way with the Softening Concentrate. It’s silky, it’s lightweight and it literally allows your skin to drink up the serum and moisturizer after use.

The only downfall I have with this particular product is that there’s not enough in the bottle for the price. I find myself wanting to use at least two pumps to feel the softening properties kick in

moisurizer

{Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched – $52}

Available within the line are more fluid versions of moisturizers that are probably better suited for skin that isn’t too dry but for me — it’s all about the Refining Moisturizer Enriched. The regular Refining Moisturizer is still fantastic but for my skin to feel particularly smooth the Enriched version offers the perfect texture.

eyecream

{Ibuki Eye Correcting Cream – $45}

This Eye Correcting Cream has managed to push out all the other eye creams I’ve had in my rotation. It’s that good! The texture is so soothing, the light reflecting aspect is handy for those tougher mornings but, i’m still able to use it at night time. My only regret is that I don’t have a whole stash of this! These are the results that Shiseido claim:

In a 4-week consumer self-assessment study:
– 84% of participants felt puffiness improved
– 90% of participants felt fine lines improved
– 93% of participants felt dark circles improved

I can totally see why they’re so strong. Everything about this eye cream rocks.

Roundup

The thing about this line is that it looks simple but that’s what makes it stand out! The industry is so saturated with too much messaging and half of the stuff out there isn’t as good as it claims to be. Ibuki really feels and looks like it’s maintaining my skin’s safety in this groggy city. It’s a line that I feel offers the most soothing and smoothing results without all the harshness of alcohols and heavy scents. There’s a reason I’ve featured it in so many of my freelance pieces!

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