Aug 26, 2010

Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer

Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer - Review
Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer
Shiseido's Pureness range is one of their basic, less expensive lines, and it is marketed toward a younger customer - those with oilier skin types and who would prefer a more economical product.  The key ingredient in this range is Palo Azul and Pureness oil-absorbing complex.  I have combination-oily skin type, and this range is recommended for my kind of skin (as well as oilier skin types).

Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer Review
Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer
Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer - pump dispenser - glass bottle
Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer
I picked the Shiseido Pureness Mattifying moisturizer after trying out and loving a couple of samples.  The moisturizer is housed in a heavy frosted glass bottle and comes with a pump dispenser that does a good job of dispensing the product.  The moisturizer itself is quite lightweight, gel-like lotion, and it has oil-abosorbing powder mixed in to help blot out excess oiliness.  This does have alcohol listed in the ingredients list (check below for complete list), but it has not irritated my skin, caused any sensitivity/burning, or caused/exacerbated any dry patches.

Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer
Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer

The product itself is a thin gel-like consistency.   There is a light, clean fragrance to it that I barely notice now that I have been using the moisturizer regularly for a while.  I use about 3 pumps for my face and neck area.  The moisturizer is easy to spread and absorbs easily into the skin, leaving skin hydrated as well moisturized.  Thanks to the oil-absorbing powders, it leaves my skin feeling smooth to touch and I do think it stays looking fresh all through the day.

Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer is my current favorite summer-time light-weight moisturizer for my skin type.  It leaves my skin hydrated and my skin looking fresh.  The mattifying effect is just right - healthy, clean-looking skin without too much of a dry, chalky look.  I have not had any breakouts or skin sensitivity with using this product either.  Apart from the Shiseido Pureness Moisturizer, I also use an alcohol-free toner/softener from Shiseido The Skin range, which is a little more hydrating to the skin.  The combination of these two products works best for my oily-combination skin type, adding moisture into the skin rather than heavy oils.

For winters, I think I might need a slightly heavier lotion/cream. Its just starting to get a little cold here, and I already am using more product than I used to earlier.

Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer - Ingredients
Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer - Ingredients

Update (Dec 2016) - My current favorite moisturizer is Belif Aqua Bomb.  I also use SKII products - SKII Face Mask and my toner/softener routine now includes SKII Facial Treatment Essence and SKII Facial Treatment Clear Lotion.

17 comments:

  1. I have the same skin type Rads..acne anytime and any where but if i use alcohol free toner 2-3 times a day it helps..
    u r so much into japenese skin care that they might import u :P

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  2. Hehehehe..and I would happily go also :D

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  3. thats a good stuff for us i think ... i would also ask for samples :) i do have Shiseido moisture protection hyderant sample but i am not very satisfied
    however ur review would be helpful for me dear:)
    and i am loving lush sweetie:)

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  4. Pureness range is good for oily skins :-)

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  5. Nice review Radhika.. I purchased Lancome Pure Focus a month ago.. Gotta start using it religiously..

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  6. The two of us, Priya...I wanted to try that too..after I finish with this :D :D Its going to start getting dry though here, so I will be sticking to my Neurocalm for some time.

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  7. I think both of us have similar skin type. I'll let you know before you buy Pure Focus :)

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  8. I don't think it will be until next year..just gets drier here until summers start. Yes, but please do let me know...and yes, I think we do have similar skin types :D

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  9. Hey have you tried Clinique moisturizer?? That's on my wish list.. Waiting for Clinique to launch its product in Chennai :D

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  10. Yup..the review is there somewhere :P

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  11. I think its perfect for Chennai weathers...for me I got bit of dry patches cos Bangalore is a confused weather and humidity levels tend to be lower.

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  12. Sounds like you found the perfect summer moisturizer! Now off to find the perfect one for fall and winter ;)

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  13. You need 3 pumps for your face? Like which pumps are we talking about here. :P

    Looks like a great product .

    The last picture is ummmmm errrr ohhhhh hmmmm excellent. Okay I just said that...Say thank you now!

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  14. Hehehehee...thought the same thing :P

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  15. :P :P Hmmph..I won't let you join our gang at Aarthi's place with all this sarcasm.

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