REVIEW: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Refining Softener Enriched N

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Refining Softener Enriched N



What is this Product? (What it claims) 
Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Refining Softener Enriched N

Directions of Use 
I like to apply after ding a thorough cleanse of my face or after shower. I pour it into my palm and spread it into both palms then gently pat the product into my skin - face and neck until fully absorbed. This helps in spreading the product all over evenly. The whole process only takes about 1 minute. Then I carry on with the rest of my skin care routine.

You can also use a cotton pad - I don't prefer cotton pad only because I don't want to waste a drop for it to absorb into my skin. Usually the cotton pad method is to remove leftover dirt or a minor exfoliation - I leave that to other products.

Main Ingredients 
Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Refining Softener Enriched N - Ingredients

Price: 
I purchased mine at the Shiseido Warehouse Sale for $30 CAD
It retails for around $64 CAD at Shiseido Counters and at Sephora.
150 ml / 5 fl. oz.

Unfortunately, this product discontinued and has since been replaced by a product called Brightening Balancing Softener Enriched. I'm pretty sure this will be at the next sale or the one after that. I tend to use up this sort of product fairly quick so I'm not too worried about the expiry date. I asked for samples of the new one and hardly found difference yet but I think it's supposed to be a new formulation with added ingredients.

Review: 
I'm pretty obsessed with Asian toners (aka softeners/lotions in Asian/Japan). I find that they are a very important step in the skin care routine close in line with essence and serums. They are one of the key hydration step for me so I'm always looking for affordable products in this area - I go through these WAY too quickly.

Let's simply begin by saying - I FREAKING LOVE THIS! I feel that this is by far the best lotion I've used so far. It doesn't promote cleansing or purifying properties but it is extremely hydrating especially in Canadian Winter. It helped out the job of my moisturizers greatly! ps, it smells heavenly like the rest of the White Lucent range.

The only thing I didn't enjoy is the opening, I don't enjoy pouring it out so much. I would prefer a spray instead. I do love the glass packaging thought because it makes it easy to recycle.

Finally, the price is expensive at retail price. Even at the warehouse sale price, I still hesitate to think before purchasing. However, I think I will continue to purchase this for the winter months at the sale for extra hydration. At least, until I find the next best toner.

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Refining Softener Enriched N 

It appears clear but when I pour into a separate clear container, it's actually a very sheer tint of yellow and a bit blurry too.

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Refining Softener Enriched N - Opening and Lid


Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥ 
Product: 5/5 ♥
Packaging: 4/5 ♥
Price: 2/5 ♥