Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

October 4, 2014

Shiseido launched their latest skincare product last month – the Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is a serum booster that promises to enhance the skin’s inherent defense against signs of aging.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

It has taken Shiseido 20 years to develop their exclusive Ultimune Complex, which boosts skin’s natural Langerhan cells’ ability to capture invading viruses and induce anti-viral immunity, thereby keeping the skin healthy.  Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is the first product in the market that is designed to target the Langerhan cells.  It also contains an ImuCalm Compound that relaxes your skin, keeping it from getting stressed out from daily environmental aggressors.  It is also infused with a natural botanical cocktail of Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract for antioxidant benefits, perilla and wild thyme for anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate comes in a very sexy red glass bottle that is curved in a very unique shape.  It has some heft to it, and the cap closes with a very satisfying click.  There is a convenient pump dispenser that releases just the right amount of product to cover the entire face.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate swatch

Ultimune is a light, clear fluid that spreads easily, and is absorbed quickly.  It is intended to be used after cleanser and toner, before moisturizer.  The lightweight texture makes allows it to be layered well with another serum as needed.  It has a very refreshing citrus scent, which is a special aromachology designed to energize and perk up the user.  Once absorbed, it leaves the skin feeling smoother and bouncier than before.  Shiseido also claims that you will be able to notice visible improvements to your skin within 8 days of continuous day and night use.

I have been using this on and off for the past 2 months since I received it.  As a huge fan of Shiseido skincare, I really wanted to love this one.  And whilst I loved everything from the packaging to the scent and texture, I really did not notice any improvements to my skin.  I did not notice my skin being healthier, nor bouncing back more quickly from the usual flare-ups.  Instead, I noticed an increase in random zits that seemed to pop up overnight whenever I used Ultimune, and a quick look at the ingredients revealed dimethicone (a silicon-derivative that seems to cause me to breakout quite frequently) rather high up the list.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate ingredients

Priced at SGD105 for 30ml, Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is currently the most affordable serum in the brand’s line-up.  It is an interesting concept, and I really did love the texture and scent (not to mention the gorgeous packaging).  Would you be trying this out too?

xo Linda





The product was provided for my consideration.  All opinions expressed are my own honest, unbiased views.


6 responses to “Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate”

  1. lilian says:

    Oh no! Breakout is the last thing I want to hear it. It is on my to try list. I will still give it a try as I am a Shiseido Lover. ^.^

  2. L says:

    I’ve been using this twice a day over for the past 1.5 weeks. Like you, while I love the packaging, scent and texture, alas, it seemed to break me out slightly too on my cheeks. I don’t know if this is the culprit, so I’ve just started to exclude this from my skincare routine (in fact I just started yesterday haha). Fingers crossed!

    Just curious, what do you do with products that don’t suit you? I usually just apply them on my neck lol.

    • silverkis says:

      oh no!! so sorry to hear this is breaking you out too! :(( Yes i apply my serums and creams that I cant use on my face to my neck too. 😉 But oftentimes they irritate my neck too, so those will just have to go.

  3. Lisa C says:

    I love love love everything Shiseido! I’ve heard so many good things about this serum, so its on my list! I’m sorry that it didn’t work out for you. Have you tried their lipstick? My absolute HG

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Lisa, pls do give this a try and let me know how it works out for you! Which lipstick? I’ve tried a few over the years, but lately i reviewed their FW2014 makeup collection which includes the lip rouge.

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