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Shiseido IBUKI Smart Filtering Smoother for Selfie Ready Look

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I was at Jibby East lately to discover the new Shiseido IBUKI Smart Filtering Smoother. Thanks to my lovely friend, Fish for bringing me along. It’s been quite long since I’ve last joined Shiseido for events.

Shiseido IBUKI Smart Filtering Smoother

It’s a norm to take selfies no matter you’re a girl or a boy. The problem is, how to be selfie ready all the time? Not everyone is born with perfect skin. Shine and visible pores automatically makes us feel low in self esteem.

Of course, you can use beauty apps or beauty filters you make your selfie appear prettier during Chinese New Year. But, aunties are going to say “Cheh… her selfies look good only, actually hor, her skin is (insert bad things) de”. NIGHTMARE right?

Shiseido IBUKI Smart Filtering Smoother

Shiseido IBUKI Smart Filtering Smoother

Review: Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range

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Maintaining my hair has always been a hassle because I just have frizzy and dull looking hair even though I rarely do chemical service. Nevertheless, I’m constantly searching for ways to revive my hair and bring back the shine. To be honest, people do judge. When they see you with frizzy and unmanageable hair, they will label you as “messy”. In order to get rid of this label, I decided to try something new – Tsubaki Shining Hair Care range. Tsubaki has been in Malaysia for 2 years and I’m sure you have chanced upon their products in pharmacies and supermarkets while shopping for hair care products. But unlike many brands in the market, Tsubaki is actually a premium hair care brand in Japan under Shiseido group.

Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range

Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range

Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range

Tsubaki stands for Camellia in Japanese, the main and signature ingredient in their hair care products. Carefully selected Camellia Oil is responsible to envelop hair for shine while Camellia Leaf Essence delivers moisture into hair shaft, repairing it from within. Tsubaki’s Camellia is sourced from Japan as they have been producing the finest Camelia for 140 years.

Review: Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range 1

Tsubaki’s new formulation now includes a new key ingredient – Arginine, a semi-essential amino acid that is crucial to repair melanin holes caused by UV light and heat whilst restoring the inner structure of the hair fibre that enables light to be reflected from every angle, revealing lustrous and shiny hair.

Tsubaki Shining Shampoo

Tsubaki Shining Shampoo

As soon as I pumped Tsubaki Shining shampoo out, the light scent from a unique blend of flowers and fruits captured my heart. Ahhh… this is what you should use if you want a guy to keep sniffing your hair… The shampoo has a creamy texture and lathers easily so I only needed 1 pump or 1.5 pump for my whole scalp. Just like how I usually wash my hair, I gently massaged the shampoo onto my scalp with fingertips. Remember not to scratch too hard or you’ll hurt your scalp!

Tsubaki Shining Conditioner

Tsubaki Shining Conditioner

After rinsing off the shampoo thoroughly, I tried to get as much water out from my hair as possible before applying Tsubaki Shining conditioner to make sure it stays on my hair.

Tip: Make sure to apply conditioner onto the ends of your hair. Avoid the root and scalp area to prevent from getting oily scalp.

Tsubaki Shining Hair Mask

Tsubaki Shining Hair Mask

Tsubaki Shining Hair Mask Texture

Tsubaki Shining Hair Mask Texture

In order to maintain a lustrous shiny hair, use the hair mask twice a week! Just need to leave it on for 5 minutes after shampooing my hair.

I’m surprised that there is an immediate difference after using it.  It felt as if I’ve done a spa hair treatment at a fraction of the time normally used. I noticed my hair is softer and smoother to touch and looks shinier as if it has been enveloped by a protective layer. Totally loving Tsubaki’s products!! Say bye-bye to dry and frizzy hair! Hello to shiny, manageable hair with mild floral scent!

Before – Frizzy, dry and unmanageable hair:
Review: Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range 2

After – Shinier and tamer hair, smoother to touch and doesn’t look messy:
Review: Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range 3

Review: Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range 4

With Tsubaki Shining range, internal shininess is restored with Arginine that repairs melanin hole to allow light to be reflected evenly while external shininess is achieved with Camillia oil’s shine sensor mechanism that protects and coats hair, thus dramatically enhances shine level and smoothness.

Restore your confidence and shine from every angle!

Tsubaki Shining Shampoo 550ml (Price: RM 38.90)
Tsubaki Shining Conditioner 550ml (Price: RM 38.90)
Tsubaki Shining Shampoo 220ml (Price: RM 18.90)
Tsubaki Shining Conditioner 220ml (Price: RM 18.90)
Tsubaki Shining Hair Mask (Price: RM 44.90)

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Beauty Review: Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ PA++++

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To be honest, it’s very hard to find a good sunblock for the face. As I have oily skin, I hate applying skincare that will give me more shine that I already have. Not even the slightest hint of oil will be tolerated. My current sunblock is doing a good job but unfortunately it provides only SPF25 with PA++. From what I know, it’s better to use a sunblock that has PA+++.

To my amazement, I came across Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ that has PA++++! What?! 4 plus? PA++++ means it has PPD (Persistent Pigment Darkening) rating of 16 or above. Do you know what this means to our skin? This means that it should allow you 16 times as much UVA exposure as would be without protection!

Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Senka is a unique skincare brand developed by Shiseido that aims to fulfill customers’ skincare needs that are gathered through surveys on customer insight. Through the result from their survey with 100 people, they found out that women are not only worried about dark spots and freckles but also dehydration, aging and sagging.

Hence, Shiseido Senka came out with this new UV Essence that works as an anti-aging sunscreen serum made from 100% mineral water. And it’s not any mineral water… it’s 100% Mount Fuji mineral water! Talk about ultimate freshness!

Back of Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Back of Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ PA++++

The ingredient that gives this sunblock its anti-aging properties is Coenzyme Q10, which moisturizes and upholds the elasticity of the skin while protecting it from harmful UVA and UVB rays. For extra moisture, Sodium Hyaluronate was also added into the “recipe” of this Mineral UV Essence.

Dispensing Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Dispensing Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence comes in a soft orange yellowish tube that makes it easy to dispense. It’s light yellow in color and looks a bit thick. When I distributed it on my palm, it looks like a white cream. Unlike my current sunblock, this one is not as watery but still able to distribute evenly without hassle. It feels lightweight on my skin.

Color and texture of Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Color and texture of Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ PA++++

The most dreaded thing when using sunblock is looking like a pale white ghost after application. I’m glad Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ is working perfectly awesome! I don’t look too white and it doesn’t smell like typical sunblock. As it doesn’t contain mineral oil, fragrance and artificial coloring, I’d definitely recommend it to friends of mine who have sensitive skin. Ease of removal is also a plus point of this product. I just use cleansing foam to wash it off ^_^

Before and After Using Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Before and After Using Shiseido Senka UV Mineral Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Rating: ★★★★★

Price: RM 39.90/50 g

Where to buy: Selected Watson’s outlets

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SenkaMalaysia

 

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