Hello! I’m always on the look out for cool skincare products to try. So, after receiving a free samples for three products in the Shiseido WASO range, I decided to check them out and review them! Here are the products I’ll be reviewing today:
- Quick Gentle Cleanser (150ml for £26)
- Soft+Cushy Polisher (75ml for £22.10)
- Fresh Jelly Lotion (150ml for £26)
First of all, some info on the Shiseido WASO range…
The WASO range by Shiseido is inspired by the holistic and natural Japanese food tradition of Washoku. Thus, the WASO Skincare range uses key ingredients like carrot, honey, tofu and white jelly mushroom to help balance, hydrate and prevent the appearance of imperfections. It is a paraben-free, mineral oil-free and micro-beads-free. Certainly, it seems to be one of the more gentler skincare ranges, so it seems it would be great for sensitive skin types.
Now, let’s look at the products I have tested! 🙂
Shiseido WASO Quick Gentle Cleanser (£26 at lookfantastic)
ABOUT: The Quick Gentle Cleanser promises to lift away makeup and impurities, leaving skin feeling clean and refreshed. It contains extracts of honey and royal jelly nurture skin, whilst delivering vitamins, minerals and amino acids to the skin’s surface for added moisture. Its moisture-driven results certainly sounds as if it would be great for dry skin. Also, it is oil and alcohol-free (which would be great for my oily breakouts).
REVIEW: the cleanser smells really nice, and the jelly consistency means it is really easy to get everywhere without using much. It also lathers up really well! I tried it with some foundation still on my face and it was quite good at getting that off properly as well. Of course, in the case of eye makeup you will need to use an eye makeup remover, but for the face this is quite good. It left my skin feeling soft and definitely made it less dry and less oily (yay!). Again, it is a really gentle cleanser, so if you want something a bit more rigorous then I would suggest another cleanser. However, if you want something gentle, then this is great.
Shiseido WASO Soft+Cushy Polisher (£22.10 at John Lewis)
ABOUT: After cleansing, a good move is to exfoliate. The Soft+Cushy Polisher is a skin-refining exfoliating polish with soy ingredients. Its tofu-like gentle texture promises to provide a clear complexion, leaving your skin silky and smooth.
REVIEW: I definitely need more exfoliation in my skincare routine, so I was happy to receive this. It’s great to use after you’ve applied the cleanser, as it goes just that bit deeper and helps get rid of dead skin and impurities the cleanser might have missed. Not only that, but the exfoliating solid bits are quite fine, so that’s good because it’s kind to your skin and doesn’t leave it feeling slightly raw – which is definitely a feeling I’ve got from some other exfoliates. Also, it leaves you with a great base for the lotion. In fact, considering the somewhat steep price of each product in the range, there is definitely more of a chance that I would buy this over the other products. This is due to how the exfoliation element of my current skincare routine is the most lacking.
Shiseido WASO Fresh Jelly Lotion (£26 at John Lewis)
ABOUT: The Fresh Jelly Lotion contains white jelly mushroom. Its jelly-like texture promises to give your skin that extra plumpness.
REVIEW: I love the smell! I’ve never used a jelly lotion before and right at the start, that jelly feel did have a strange touch. However, it is really quick drying, and within a few seconds your face is SO smooth and moisturised after cleansing. This is great for when you’re in a bit of a rush and just want something that has the consistency to just dry really quickly and isn’t sticky. It’s also fab if you want a lotion that won’t leave your skin shiny after an hour – and that is music to my ears…
If you have sensitive skin, the range’s natural and gentle nature will definitely be great. The range can also cater for dry and oily skin types through its softness and oil-free ingredients. I don’t know how it will perform if you struggle with bigger skincare concerns, but if you just want a range to get makeup and impurities out of your skin with natural ingredients and a degree of exfoliation, then this could work really nicely. Thus, I think this could be a great “everyday” range in partnership with more rigorous masks and exfoliates to be truly well-rounded.
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