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.
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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.
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.
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”.