Shiseido's ULTIMUNE restores my pregnancy glow in under 4 weeks!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

#productreview

Remember when I said that all these pregnancy hormones has been making my skin so dry? And when I say dry, I mean flaky and splotchy, itchy and powders do not stick! The first 4 weeks I was glowing, but as my pregnancy progresses, my skin lost its glow. The doctor said it's all the hormones that it making my skin do that. She just said to look for a moisturizer that would work well for it, and that is safe for pregnant women.

Well, I got this product just in time when I was in dire need of an intense new moisturizing product to add to my existing mega-moisture regimen! It has been 3 months that I am experiencing this kind of dryness, when my skin started to peel from being SO dry.  
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate 30ml, PhP 3,500

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I received this a couple of months back, and I have been saving it for a special occasion, and now is that time! Shiseido's NEW Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate has really done it for me. It goes on very smoothly and lightly and it makes the skin look very much hydrated and refreshed. It even gives me me a glow!

Although it does cost quite a bit of money it doesn't go to waste! As serum prices go, this one is actually quite affordable. Most serums go for about PhP 4,000 above so this is pretty much a steal.
Shiseido's packaging never ceases to amaze me. I love their very high class, imported-looking packaging using top notch materials. The capsule-style, tinted bottle protects the serum from light.
It has a seal on the side of the bottle which crinkles up and there will be folds if it has been opened. So make sure you check the seal!
The fragrance is a bit strong for me, but that's the pregnancy talking. The smell is not terrible or overpowering exactly, my sense of smell is just multiplied now because of the pregnancy. It's actually a nice scent.

There are 2 sizes available: 30ml (PhP 3,500) and 50ml (PhP 4,998). If you would like to try it out first, start with the 30ml, it will last you for more than a couple of months.
The bottle is well designed so that only a pea sized drop comes out which is a perfect amount. But since the formula is a bit runny, it spreads easily and will cover your entire face. After about a month of using it both in the morning and at night before moisturizer, I still had about 90% left in the bottle.
So anyway, almost a month of using this product, I can honestly say that really really love it. I never experienced this dryness before, but because of the pregnancy hormones, I am flaky and splotchy but this serum has restored the glow and the suppleness of my skin! 

I don't exactly know what is in this particular concentrate but how much ever years of research they spent on this really works wonders. I'm not even sure what I'm seeing or feeling, but my face feels so much nicer in general. It's smoother in texture and more firm. 

As you can see below, the surface of my forehead is smoother, my huge nose pores are less visible, and appear tighter somehow, and my skins's splotchiness from all the flaking has disappeared. Reading about this product, it claimed that you can see and feel the difference on your skin within a week and a true improvement in 4 weeks, they managed to do that in less than 3.
So basically, what you may ask makes a good serum? Serums should give your skin more clarity. Look for a serum that won't clog your pores, and would work harmoniously with your moisturizer. It should light enough to wear under your moisturizer and your makeup during the day and yet moisturizing enough to wear for the evening. 


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS:

PROS
  • Extremely moisturizing -immediate results!
  • Dispenses the right amount of product you need per pump.
  • I love how clean it smells! It's not exactly fragrance fee but it smells absolutely divine!
  • Its gel-like consistency makes it very easy to control and be applied on the face.
  • Targets any skin type! Will balance the skin.
  • Instantly moisturizes dry skin and rough, flaky skin.
  • Safe for pregnant!
  • Soothes itchy dry spots on the face.
  • Gives that moist feeling that lasts the whole day but without the greasy look.
  • Light enough to be used during the day, before moisturizer and makeup.
  • May be applied with bare hands.
  • One pump is more than enough for the entire face and neck area.
  • Pores appear tighter and skin is more firm.
  • My skin is noticeably softer and more supple.
  • Gives the skin a "glow".


CONS
  • Expensive/Pricey. But then again, it IS Shiseido.


Retail Price: PhP 3,500 for 30ml.
Purchased For: Gift from Shiseido and Sampleroom.
Will I re-purchase? Yes.
Will I recommend it? Yes.


MY OVERALL RATING: ★★★★★



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1 comments

  1. Great review! Looks like a really great product ! I have to try it :)

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