2.8.08

Clear Difference

I use whitening products all year round, but not all of them are the same. Shiseido offers White Lucency in Europe so I ordered White Lucent from sasa.com, just to be sure that I'm getting something made for the Asian market.
The bottle is very handy and the volume is generous, but I don't find it particularly effective except being moisturising and refreshing for summer.

Once in a while, my brother goes to Japan for work. Last time he went, I asked him to get this Shu Uemura WR EX whitening lotion for me. I wonder if Shu Uemura products sold in Japan have a different formula from those sold in other countries?
I like this product a lot more because it makes my skin very soft and very fresh. Upon application, it's absorbed immediately. So I don't have to wait long before following up with an SPF product and powder.

Do you use whitening products? Which ones?

9 comments:

Nic Nic said...

Just wondering if you find it the Shisei White Lucent potent enough to whiten and brighten you skin??

I have lancome Blanc Expert NeuroWhite Spot Eraser, bought that for a white, decided to give it a go again.

I also use my Sofina Beaute Milk SPF 50 + PA +++ I'm thinking of getting more of that kind of stuff when I goto Japan.. i want to try and lightening my freckles! lol.

Btw i like your new layout!

cheryl said...

nic: hey there! i like my new layout too, lol. i've used the shiseido white lucent toner for months & did not see a bit of difference lol! lemme know how the lancome product works out. I've been using La Roche Posay's SPF Mela-D product, which is supposed to help even out skin tone, lighten up freckles and have SPF all at one go. again, no real different after 4-5 months of use...

Sukkimi said...

I'm using drugstore brand :( poor me. I've tried Fancl -good without clog pores, but slow on whitening effect (3 months)

Currently using ZA (2nd tube)

For night cream - Loreal White Cream (into 3rd jar)

Yeap i read a lot of raves on Lancome Blanc Expert NeuroWhite

fuzkittie said...

Yes! I also use brightening products all the time. I have tried a bunch, Dior, Shiseido, Chanel, just to name a few. I found that Dior works quite well for me, but now that I'm more into all natural skincare, I use Caudalie, Skyn Iceland and Korres, which are all non-Asian brands... works quite well anyway.

However, I think it's just the creme de La Mer that does EVERYTHING for my skin, hehehe.

cheryl said...

sukkimi: hi, FANCL should be really good for your skin cos it has no preservatives. i guess even if it takes longer to whiten, it's worth waiting rite?

cheryl said...

fuz: i love organic/scientific brands like rodial, sjal, etc...good stuff!

Ms. _______ 2 be ! said...

ab yea I got that Shiseido and I don't find it doing much.

cheryl said...

ms.2be: hi! i have some more shiseido products that don't work - luckily they were just hand-me-downs so i did't actually spend anything on them. lol!

jeanny said...

Lovely blog ...

I find that the White Lucent Concentrated Brightening Serum works much better than what I assume is the non-concentrated type.

I don't know if you've tried it?? I know this blog is from quite a while ago.

I still use the Concentrated Brightening Serum; I've tried the Qiora whitening serum and also a serum by Isa Knox, but I like the Shiseido best.

Maybe I'll see that you've already posted something about it when I get into later months!