Shiseido Future Solution LX range is the most luxurious collection of anti-aging skincare and makeup offered by one of the most established beauty brands in the world. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the collection, and Shiseido is honouring the celebrations with a few exceptional additions.
Shiseido Future Solution LX Legendary Enmei Ultimate Luminance Serum contains a new proprietary Legendary Enmei Complex. The Enmei herb has long been central to the Future Solution LX line, harvested only on 3 days a year, the Enmei herb is prized for its healing and regenerating properties. Included in the Complex are Mangosteen Extract to improve smoothness, and Smell Ayame Extract which maintains the density of the dermis for plumper skin. The Legendary Enmei Complex fights free radicals and inhibits protein carbonylation which can leave skin looking dull; and restores skin’s biological defenses. Shiseido has further amplified the herb’s properties with Japanese Emerald Green Silk Complex to promote vitality in each layer of the skin and limit the decline of skin function. Full list of ingredients may be found here.
For a truly luxurious offering, the serum breaks from the rest of the Future Solution LX line and is encased in a pearlized bottle that has a mysterious green halo effect. It feels hefty and comfortable in the hands, and the pump dispenses a generous amount of serum (half-pump works for me in case you’d like to ration this a little!). The serum itself has a slight viscosity that envelops the skin in a comforting veil without leaving any sense of stickiness. I use this together with another booster serum at night after cleansing my skin, and it feels sufficient to go without moisturizer (although I don’t recommend skimping!). The morning after my first use, I woke up to a completely transformed skin! I had a few stubborn acne that had magically disappeared over the night, pores were visibly shrunken and my skin looked clearer and plumper than it had ever been. Shiseido Future Solution LX Legendary Enmei Ultimate Luminance Serum has a hefty price tag and I don’t usually recommend such high end products without caution, but in this case, I highly recommend you check it out if investing in skincare is your priority.
To accompany you through your day, Shiseido has also added the Total Radiance Regenerating Cushion E to the Future Solution LX family. This is a full-coverage cushion foundation enhanced with brightening and anti-aging properties. It includes the SkingenecellEnmei signature ingredient found in all the Future Solution LX line to support the regeneration of skin. SPF 50+ PA+++ also keeps skin protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
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For this luxury cushion, Shiseido has used shimmering micropowders with an adaptive technology to evenly scatter and distribute light across the face for a more luminous and radiant finish. This continually adjusts with skin’s sebum production to maintain a healthy glow throughout the day; and also react photochromatically with UV levels to be more subtle under bright daylight and get more vibrant when dark. As you can see from the half-faced comparison shot above, a light application brightens and uplifts my complexion while still managing to conceal dark circles and redness around the nose. The picture failed to accurately capture the luminosity of this cushion, it is a really beautiful glow that looks almost as if I had gone for expensive (and painful) aesthetics procedures! I am also very surprised by how well this cushion stays on in the current heat wave we are experiencing, lasting throughout the day.
Both the Shiseido Future Solution LX Legendary Enmei Ultimate Luminance Serum and Total Radiance Regenerating Cushion are out in stores now. Do check them out as soon as you can!
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.