YOUR NEW MULTI-TASKER | Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel

Occasional acne, combination skin, open pores, maturing skin. Skin facts right there. So how do I manage these nuisance? Fight or flight? With a gamut of skincare products I get to try, you bet I’m not walking out without a good fight. I had the opportunity to experience Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel ($38, 30ml), is it the answer to my dilemma? Read further for the scoop.

press sample, affiliate

Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel, review, treatment for acne and aging skin

Ibuki in Japanese means inner strength; per company description, the Ibuki skincare line “helps correct imperfections, dryness and roughness while providing optimal hydration”. There are eight products in total, Multi-Solution Gel is one of them.

Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel, review, treatment for acne and aging skin

In a nutshell, this product seems to target the very same concerns I mentioned earlier. Housed in a tiny jar (not a fan of the packaging due to hygienic reasons), the gooey consistency and light minty scent can’t be missed. This gel is ultra-lightweight, gets absorbed pretty fast and makes skin feel taut, which in effect reduces the size of pores albeit temporarily. Used as a spot treatment for acne, it does help address my zit in about three days without the unsightly dryness.

Salicylic Acid 0.5%: Acne treatment.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Sd Alcohol 40-B, Dimethicone, Peg/Ppg-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Peg-240/Hdi Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Glycyl Glycine, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, Trehalose, Sodium Chloride, Gellan Gum, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Serine, Polyquaternium-51, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Sodium Citrate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Alcohol, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Bht, Peg-30 Soy Sterol, Trisodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Yellow 5, Blue 1.

Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel, review, treatment for acne and aging skin

Given my positive experience, I am intrigued to try the entire collection and see how the other products can help my skin look better or in my self-penned mantra “I’d rather bloom late than wither early”.



  1. December 4, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Love that mantra! I think this is a great little product. When I first received it, I didn't think I needed it, but then I got a late summer, sticky weather breakout and this got rid of the blemish overnight. I've used it a couple of times since and the same thing. Miracle product IMHO

  2. December 4, 2015 / 5:26 pm

    I love gels for my oily skin, and this one gets a lot of great buzz! I want to try it!

  3. December 4, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    I definitely need this! I love a good gel and am a huge proponent of multitaskers– add to this that I love Shiseido products, and it's clear that I need to have this in my rotation! Thanks for the excellent review! <3

  4. December 4, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    It sounds nice, except for the jar packaging.

  5. December 4, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    I really want to try this just because the texture sounds so cool.

  6. December 5, 2015 / 12:41 am

    That sounds delightful! Such pretty packaging! <3

  7. December 5, 2015 / 2:31 am

    I like the texture of that. It would make it more fun to use.

  8. December 5, 2015 / 3:19 am

    I've heard such great things about this!

  9. December 5, 2015 / 11:46 am

    I read such good things about this. And Shesiedo is such an excellent brand

  10. December 5, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    I use this daily. I love it.

  11. December 6, 2015 / 2:14 am

    I love my IBUKI gel as well, it helps deal with hormonal breakouts without drying out the skin.

  12. December 6, 2015 / 2:35 am

    I so need to try this! I've been using some of the other Ibuki products and am quite impressed with them.

  13. December 6, 2015 / 5:11 am

    Love the feel of gels but yeah, I'm not down with jar packaging anymore!

  14. December 6, 2015 / 6:03 am

    I like this stuff. I use it on a small area that needs a little help and I love that it is working but doesn't dry out my skin. I also have a Shiseido serum that is fabulous. I'd love to try their other skin care for dry skin.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *