It’s no secret that I am a huge skin care lover and will covet anything that will offer my skin much needed hydration and anti-aging capabilities. Since I have very sensitive, Eczema prone skin, it is important for me to find skin care products that are not only effective in what I need them for but also gentle to my skin or else it will freak out. Recently I was sent the Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel to give a go and try out and while it’s been years since I have used anything from the Shiseido line, I was excited to give this a run because it was a skin care line I did enjoy when I used it.
The Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel (Net wt. 30 ml / 1oz.) retails for $38.00 and comes in a really cool looking pot (jar) that matches the overall feel and look of the Ibuki line from Shiseido. I’m not a huge fan of moisturizers or face products that come in a jar because they can get a bit messy, but since this is a gel – I can understand the cause behind it. The gel can clog the pump from a traditional dispenser, so I can see the reasoning there. To keep from germies and contamination, I use a makeup / beauty spatula to take out product and it is either disposable or sanitized after use. Overall – the packaging is gorgeous however and offers such a chic and sophisticated look as does the products from Shiseido offer.
Corrects: Roughness, Visible Pores, Breakouts and Blemish Marks.
The gel is an interesting one. It looks like a sea foam green reminds me of something that I would expect to have a cucumber scent, but I couldn’t detect much of a scent from the gel. The consistency of it feels firmer than I had expected and reminds me of the slime/ooze that I would buy for my sons. While it feels like that, it still has a light texture and feel and smooths onto my skin very easily. The gel absorbs pretty quickly onto my skin, leaving my face feeling quenched some and I didn’t notice any sticky residue – which is a huge plus. Once the product was applied, I noticed it not only went on easily but I didn’t even realize it was there once it dried.
Since I have dry skin and my skin is Eczema prone, I’m always very careful with how products are and test them in small areas prior to using them all over my face. I was very amazed with how well this moisturized my skin while using it on its own and then with my favorite skin care products. Since this product is for all skin types, I was a bit worried that it would be too drying for me since my face especially needs lots of moisture. This light weight gel includes an exclusive PhytoTarget Complex that enhances the skin’s natural moisture factors to help build the skin’s resistance to external stressors. I don’t often use products that include salicylic acid because I don’t have very many breakouts and with my sensitive skin, it can cause my face to feel dry. My skin was not only left hydrated and moisturized, but my skin felt so smooth and soft and I didn’t didn’t even notice it had salicylic acid in it.
“Formulated with PhytoTarget Complex and botanical extract Glycyrrhizin and Clycylglycine.
Gentle yet effective formula for all skin times including sensitive.”
This gel is light weight (as stated above) and non-greasy, which is a huge plus. I did have a small breakout while testing this product due to my monthly friend and I noticed that it cleared up very quickly, so I think it definitely helps to heal blemishes. I didn’t notice any dry patches or spots and overall I really enjoy this product. The cost is reasonable considering the amount you get in the product because I found that due to the texture of the gel, it smooths on well and a little of the product goes a long way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good moisturizing product and love that it worked for my sensitive skin. I know I’ll be repurchasing this product when I run out of mine.
So what about you? Have you tried anything from the Shiseido Ibuki line or the Multi Solution Gel in particular? If so – what are your thoughts?
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