Well, things did not go according to plan so I am back at our usual hangout place for now. Hopefully, I did not make a mess of things and you will be able to find this post as if nothing has happened. (I tried switching service providers for this platform to offer you more features). To apologize for the inconvenience, I am back with a new review of a product that I recently purchased. The product in question is the Shiseido Treatment Softener, a product that was created for those with normal, combinational skin or oily skin.
Shiseido Treatment Softener
The Shiseido Treatment Softener comes in a clear plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. The packaging is pretty straightforward and nothing too fancy, but still nice. Upon dispensing the product, it is a clear, slightly viscous liquid. The texture is sort of light and non-greasy.
The product has a subtle, barely-there scent that I cannot even begin to compare with anything out there. It definitely does not come with a scent similar to those we came to expect from so-called luxury skincare brands.
The Shiseido skin softener is designed to remove excess sebum, refine your complexion and leave you feeling fresh. The product is also meant to improve your skin’s ability to make the most of the rest of your skincare routine aka to improve its ability to absorb further products. So basically what I would call an essence despite the fancier name this product has.
How to use the Shiseido Treatment Softener
After cleansing your face, dispense 2-3 pumps of product into your palm. Apply it all over your face and neck and massage it in until it is fully absorbed. You can then move on to the next steps of your skincare routine.
I believe the official recommendation is to use the product by dispensing it onto a cotton pad, but I feel that a lot of the product gets wasted that way. This is not a product you should just rub on your skin, but rather a product you want to get absorbed into the skin.
Is treatment softener the same as toner?
One might wonder if this product is the same as a toner. The answer is no, it is not. A toner’s main purpose is to restore the skin’s pH balance after cleansing and to remove any remaining traces of makeup or impurities. A treatment softener like this one from Shiseido has a different purpose altogether. This product is, as mentioned above, more like an essence. Its purpose is to improve skin texture, but also make it more receptive to further skincare products.
Where can you purchase the Shiseido Treatment Softener from?
The Shiseido Treatment Softener is available on the Shiseido website as well as on other retailers such as:
The Bottom Line
I have been using this product for a little over three weeks now and I am really enjoying it. My skin feels softer and smoother, and it definitely looks more radiant. I have also noticed that my skin looks less oily throughout the day. At the end of the day though, while I do enjoy this product and would not be opposed to purchasing it again, it is not a product I cannot live without. I cannot say this product is better than any of the other essences I have tried before.
Have you tried the Shiseido Treatment Softener? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
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