Inside The Box: Shiseido Vital Perfection Line
Shiseido Vital Perfection Line
BY RORIE CARLOS-MANZANO
WHAT IT IS: This standout collection primarily targets fine lines and wrinkles with a slew of star ingredients to give you a firmer, plumper complexion in a matter of weeks. The LiftDefine Radiance Serum, Uplifting and Firming Cream, Uplifting and Firming Eye Cream and Uplifting and Firming Express Eye Mask all contain Shiseido’s exclusive KURENAI-TruLift Complex, which fortifies the skin's dermal layer, as well as ReNeura Technology++ to help prolong the efficacy of their products.
RORIE’S NOTES: My instant favorite from the line is definitely the serum, which was potent yet non-irritating even for my sensitive skin. This multi- benefit product also contains watercress and vitamin C ethyl which aid in collagen production and address dark spots. In just one week, I was so impressed when I noticed that my complexion was visibly brighter, smoother, and fresher-looking. This was the first time that a product showed such quick results! The other standout was the eye mask—infused with the powerhouse duo of retinol and matsu extract—the rich and cooling sheets instantly minimized the appearance of my crow's feet and dark circles. The generous size of the masks even managed to hydrate and treat my cheeks!
EXPERT TIP: The serum’s luxe bottle doles out a generous amount of the product so all you need is one pump to cover your entire face and neck. When you have the time, it’s recommended that you gently massage the serum with your hands or a facial device to help boost circulation and improve skin’s texture. The eye mask is the last skincare step so make sure to apply the serum and cream before you put the sheets on. Once you remove them, gently massage the essence around the eye area even up to the brow bone. You can also scoop out the extra essence that’s left in the pack and slather it on your neck and hands. And since it has retinol, don’t forget to apply sunscreen if you use them in the morning.