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