Review: Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched Creme

I'll admit, I was too excited when I got this but I somehow delayed using it because I was too confident that it'll work on me just fine. I tried using other affordable products first since a lot of stuff is already building up in my closet. So when it's time to pull this one out on the shelves, the excitement rushed in again. I truly hoped that the product will prove whatever claims it can do. 

But it was all just claim.
I totally forgot where I got this. Perhaps in a subscription box or in a goodie bag. Anyway, since Shiseido has it's name as one of the major skincare brand in the world, I would believe that it would really carry all it's claim. But it does not. I was rather disappointed with this one. Why?
I wished for this to correct the visible pores and dark spots/ marks I got. I got no perfect face but before I used this, it was all clean, no acne build-up nor any other problem. Except for one big mole on the cheek and a dark spot around the chin. (See my face photo below)
This Ibuki Creme has a thick, white texture. It's actually light and no sticky feeling after application. It actually has an applicator but I don't know where it was. The product was absorbed fast by the skin and the scent was just mild. I actually liked it at first.
After two weeks, I noticed that I'm having breakouts upon using this so I stopped it. Actually, my goal is to review it weekly to see the effect it has made on my face but I think it got worse on the second week.
I tried to take a photo of my face after shower to show you my bare skin. My skin was just typically clean apart from that nasty dark spot on the chin and dark circles of course (my forever dilemma).
Look at the photo below on how my face turned out after a week. My purpose of getting the photo above was for comparison after a week's use and now you know what I mean. I got more red spots on my forehead and as I was writing this, I got two little spots on the nose. That's when I stopped using the product.
Here's a closer look on the forehead and whatever happened on my face. It became a base camp of red spots. Haha..
So you know what I mean when I said that it was all just claim. The product didn't really worked out on my skin. Of course, I don't expect that all products are effective and will work out for me but I have high expectation on Shiseido that it will give at least a good result. Not a bad one like this. Now, I have to fix whatever scar it left on my skin. Good thing the Belo Acnedot did help to remove some of the acne.

Yay for me! (。◕‿◕。)  
  • Got it from a goodie bag.
  • It has a mild scent.
  • It's rich and very moisturizing. 
  • Product was easily absorbed by the skin. 
  • Lightweight.
Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • Expensive. 
  • Caused my skin to break out. 
Price: Free from a goodie bag (Original Price - P1600+)
Bought from: Sample Room
 Size: 50 ml

If you'll ask me, I actually want to try finishing the whole tub but since I got breakouts, I stopped. Perhaps when my skin goes back as how it was used to be, then I'll try it one more time. I like how it moisturizes the skin. I can somehow fee that it 's tightening my skin making it more firmer but I guess I'll just have to use this as a night moisturizer so I won't have to be exposed under the sun with this on. I'll try that one more time when I got the courage. Or I may not try it at all. We'll see. I'll update you once I have done so.

Any feedback on what do you think about the product? Did you experience any product which didn't worked as how you like it to be?

Share some thoughts here. Would love to read your story.
'Till the next. Xoxo ♥

18 comments

  1. based on my derma, the cream will not work until its 1st week. your skin is still adjusting, one of the reasons you had pimples. it must be at least 1 or 2 weeks for the changes to be seen.

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    1. This is after two weeks actually. Guess the product was not really 'hiyang' for me. I can't risk to have pimples for a very long time.

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  2. maybe this product is not hiyang for your skin, it's true that not all expensive products are actually suits everyone, we must find our holy grail products whether it's affordable or not.

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    1. I agree! One should see what products would suit her skin or no.

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  3. It may not be right for your skin type. It was good that you stop using it as it may become even worst.

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    1. Yes, I agree. After a week or two, if the product won't give good effect, I always stop using them. I don't want to risk higher chances of skin damage.

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  4. I've heard a lot of good things about Ibuki but it's true that not all products will work for everyone. We really have to find those that will work best for our skin type.

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    1. I agree sis. This one's not for me though.

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  5. Na curious pa naman ako pero so scared to have pimples as well

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    1. Same as me. Can't risk to have those pimples especially if I face my classes because my students notices everything. Haha

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  6. seems like not a perfect one for your skin.You should try some others.

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    1. Yes. I feel it's not for my skin too.

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  7. As per knowledge Ibuki is a good product maker...but this might not be a good one.

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    1. Maybe it will be a hit for some but not for me.

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  8. There's such a thing as "hiyang" diba? Maybe your skin is not "hiyang" with Shiseido that's why you had break outs.

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    1. Yep. I also think so. I tried it knowing that it might correct my skin problems.

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  9. I'm a die-hard shiseido fan! Sorry to see that the ibuki range doesn't work for u.. it works perfectly for my girlfriend, and i'm currently using the bio range..
    hope you find a more suitable skincare soon! :)

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    1. It's my first Shiseido product and I'm quite afraid to try the others. :( I guess my skin works well with Korean skincare.

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