Monday, July 13, 2009

Shiseido Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam Product Review

Hey yall!

Sorry for not updating quickly!

But here you go, a product review :)

I have other products that I'm still wanting to make sure if the results are good, such as the Sheet masks. I don't want to review them after only one time using them. I'd want to be more thorough and have a better in depth review on them rather than just say "oh they're ok".

So without further adieu, Shiseido Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam

Approximate time used so far: one month
Cost: $11.49 without tax (I'm sure in Japan this would be like $5 but sadly U.S. marks up the price)
Where to buy: For yall Houstonians, I got this at Nippan Daido located at Westheimer and Wilcrest in that red plaza with that random giant cow statue.
Would I buy this again? Yes, definitely


The tube as you can see isn't anything fancy. Basic blue squeeze tube with that lil sticker up at the top. The cap is not hard to open so don't worry about spending forever trying to open it. clicks on and off--its not a screw on cap.

The product itself:

It's creamy and thick coming out. It's somewhat "stringy"? Like, with most cream products you squeeze out and done, but with this I have to sorta sweep my finger across the opening of the tube to "cut it off" if you know what I mean. It has this sorta pearlescent color to it, not like the usual flat cream color, but this seems to have a slight sheen. You just have to squeeze out about half a centimeter, or at most a centimeter, nothing more, because this thing freakin lathers up a lot. It may not look like it, but trust me, once you get a bit of water and work it onto your face, it will cover everything AND ur neck area, so that small amount is more than enough. This is good so you dont' waste all your money you spent on the product, making it last longer and saving you the trip back to the store.

After it lathers up, it starts to feel a bit thicker and thicker the more it lathers. This doesn't have salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide etc so it wont particularly exfoliate your skin like those other acne facial cleansers do. This seems more gentle, which I like. I dont' want too much exfoliating chemicals on my face when I'm already using topica gels and creams and pills.

Once you rinse this off clean, you will notice your face looks brighter, not because the product does some whitening effect (darn..i wish..) but I think because of the pearlescent color of the product, I felt that the pearlescent-ness is on your face temporarily, so temporarily yea your face looks brighter. After the cleanser is thoroughly washed off, you will feel that your skin isn't exactly sticky, but isn't smooth in the feeling (BUT that does NOT mean it doesn't feel clean!). If any of you have ever used Clinique bar soap, this is the same feeling you get, BUT not as harsh as clinique because this is afterall a cream cleanser rather than the thinner texture of the bar soap, so this isn't anywhere near as drying as Clinique, but it just has that slight feeling on your skin like I mentioned.

Results from using it:

My skin doesn't feel as irritated in a way anymore. I mean, sure with my Aveeno it was fine, but because I chose to have one with salicylic acid in the Aveeno, the extra chemicals wasn't needed seeing as I'm on Retin-A micro and Clindamycin topical gel, so its like, chemical overload lol. So this helped clean my skin while not tampering with more exfoliating chemicals. My skin actually doesn't get as oily. I don't know whether it's because I'm growing up and my hormones aren't THAT bad anymore, or whether its this product, but definitely though, I noticed enough of a difference that my skin is a bit more hydrated so it doesn't need to produce excessive amounts of oil to compensate for the oils lost.

The Bad:

Can't find this anywhere in store except for Nippan Daido so when I actually do run out, I'll have to drive like freakin 20-30 min to get this :( . Also it isn't necessarily a miracle worker, but it still keeps my skin happy, reduced some irritation cuz no exfoliating chemicals, and it makes me feel clean. So, on my end, I didn't get DRASTIC improvements, but I got improvements nonetheless AND this is a consistent product. Also paying $12 for this doesn't make me happy because I'm a cheap ass person lol. And knowing that this could be potentially $5 on the other side of the world makes me mad that they have to double to triple the price over here @_@..but im glad its $12 and not like, $20-30. $12 still at least bare minimum sounds reasonable, and since it's Shiseido, it's a good brand, not like some no-name random one.

In a nutshell for those of you too lazy to read everything lol (jks ^_^ ) :


-Brightens skin temporarily, but still brightens nonetheless
-not very fragrant. It has a scent but it's rather faint so it wont kill your nose
-good functional packaging
-you don't need to use a lot to get a lot out of this product, so you save more money
-cleans skin gently
-consistent. doesn't fail me
-doesn't break me out/no sulfur or sulfates
-got my skin to be less irritated
-makes my skin feel fresh and my face doesn't look red (due to the temporary brightening)


-$12 is a bit much to me but more power to you if you find that a great price
-not readily available everywhere
-no OMGAH drastic improvement (but like i said, skin went uphill happier nonetheless)

Overall Rating: 4/5 . If needed to be critical, i'd rate it as 3.8/5


Any questions? Ask any and everything and I'll do my best to answer. I'm sorry if I can't though, but I will try! ^_^

See yall later!!

P.S. I'm still testing out my sheet masks. This will be my second sheet mask used for one of the brands..the black sheet mask one. So let me know, do yall want me to review this black sheet mask, or do yall want me to review it after using it 2 times, or do yall want me to review it after I'm done with all 4 in the pack?


Shopn'Chomp said...

cool review. iirc this foams up pretty crazily (in a good way) :) i say black mask review now...hee hee...

cerinebabyy; yiyi said...

i've seen this around pacific mall
but i've never bothered looking too carefully at it. thanks for the review :D i'll possibly pick it up next time

Cezanne said...

Thanks for the review. I just got this today and tried it, my face feels so squeaky clean! I really like it so far.

Anonymous said...

This is also available at Nijiya market 1737 Post Street
San Francisco CA 94115. It's also well under $10

xia said...

hi! i read your product reviews and you seem to know a lot about beauty products. I am currently studying here in Japan and am so busy so I decided to ask for suggestions instead of going to the drugstore and hunting for the perfect brand. I have acne on and off. I am currently using shiseido perfect whip cream and taking shiseido purewhite pills. sadly, i am yet to find something for my recurring acne. can you help me on this, pls?


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