Review – Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum

This purchase was completely unintended…really! I scored this at the last Shiseido sale i went to some months ago. ;P

I’ve never really been big on Shiseido’s skincare range… so this was unfamiliar territory. But i took off with 2 anyway, cos it was going for something like $30 each. Buy now, decide later. You have to go with the flow when you’re pushing and shoving with several other frenzied shoppers. No time to consider ‘Do i really need this?’ or ‘What if my sensitive skins reacts to it?’…  After you’ve queued for at least 40 minutes… really… GRAB and JUST GO!!

Anyway…this 30ml bottle of Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum retails for SGD159, and will apparently last you for about a month or so if you use it religiously as part of your day and night skincare regime. The more pricey a product is… the higher one’s expectations are.

Product Description: (Info taken from the Shiseido website)

A super brightening serum created to diminish stubborn dark spots in 10 days and prevent future pigmentation from appearing. Formulated with smoothing and re-texturizing ingredients to enhance clarity and radiance for flawless, perfectly even-toned skin.

  • Developed with advanced Shiseido Multi-Action Brightening System+, targeting all types of hyper-pigmentation and their causes: dark spots, age spots, acne scars and uneven skin tones.
  • Contains ME Complex (Yomogi Extract and Angelica Root Extract) to accelerate cell turnover and diminish and eliminate melanin pigment.

Read on to find out more about my experience with this serum.

Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum

Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum

Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum

The product is housed in a lightweight acrylic/plastic bottle – simple, fuss-free packaging. It also features a pump dispenser, and is very easy to dispense just the right amount. I’m more of a practical person, so functionality is more important than packaging. But girls being girls, pretty packaging is always a bonus right?!?! 🙂

Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum

Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum

Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum

The serum is very light, and runny in texture. It is easily absorbed into the skin, and i like the faint floral scent. It doesn’t dry out my skin despite its alcohol content, and it also sits very well under make-up. Feels very ‘comfortable’… for lack of a better word. I only use this in the morning… as i feel like i need something more rich at night. With once-a-day usage, this bottle lasted me about 2 months or so.

I don’t have any before and after pictures to show you, but what i CAN share with you is that it did not fulfill it’s promise of diminishing stubborn dark spots in 10 days. Not for me anyway.

I don’t really have many dark spots or patches of pigmentation, but i do have one rather obvious spot at the side of my face. I have been monitoring it closely, but i don’t think it has lightened significantly. What i do notice is that this serum helps to brighten my overall complexion, which i do like.

While it hasn’t quite accomplished what it claims to be able to do, i don’t think it’s a bad product at all. However, at the price of SGD159, i do think it should do more than just brighten your skin cos lots of other cheaper products are able to achieve just that.

Anyone tried this before, was it able to work better for you? Do share! 🙂

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and have not been influenced by PR companies or advertisers. Products featured/reviewed are purchased with my own money, unless otherwise stated.