Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Shiseido Ibuki Skincare Review. Collab Post WITH Giveaway!


I'm a big lover of Japanese prestige brand, Shiseido, we know this. Did we also know that they have an entire range of skincare dedicated to Generation Y? In layman's terms, those of us between the ages of 25 and 35. Shiseido Ibuki is for US! *whistles nonchalantly while not making eye contact*. 

Because we're all about fully encompassing reviews here at CherrySue, myself and the fanciest of faces, Lorraine of John, It's Only Makeup! have come up with a collaboration idea to bring you a review from both ends of the Ibuki target market spectrum. I'll be taking on the higher end of the age range and Lorraine the lower (I had to clarify that, it makes me feel better, OK?!)



Shiseido Ibuki Review
It really does. 
When it comes to expensive skincare, I love the notion of starter kits. It gives those of us dipping a toe into a brand way more than a sachet or even a deluxe sample to gauge our skins reaction to new ingredients. To truly know if a skincare product suits me I always need at least a fortnight, at least. The Ibuki Starter Kit gives you just that. 

Their initial trial results suggest that 90% of women have said that their skin is in 'the best condition ever' after just these two weeks. While I'd be hesitant to leap blindly into that 90%, this range has to be trialled to be believed. 



Gentle Cleanser 30ml, Softening Concentrate 30ml & Refining Moisturizer 30ml

To the contents: Shiseido are making sure we have all we need to fully test Ibuki with 30ml each of the Gentle Cleanser (€35 full size), Softening Concentrate (€28 full size) & Refining Moisturizer (€50 full size). But what does my visage make of it? 


Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser
The Ibuki Gentle Cleanser is an extremely soft but unctuous cream that lathers almost instantly with warm water. The smallest amount transforms into a rich cleansing treatment that removes every trace of the day without leaving skin feeling tight or stripped. 

Point to note here, the Gentle Cleanser smells UH-MAZING. As in inhaleitinhaleitagainandoncemoreforluck UH-MAZING. It smells like a luxury treatment should smell. UH-MAZING. 


Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate
The Ibuki Softening Concentrate is designed to work on a deeper level and ready your skin for moisturiser. The operative word here is concentrate, less is definitely more. You only need the smallest amount on a cotton pad swiped across your cleansed face to soften and smooth the skin. This concentrate is everything toners aspire to be, soft, gentle and bloody effective. 


Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer
Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer is the moisturiser that taught me to be a little lighter handed with my ablutions. Although it feels light to the touch, the rich cream is intensely hydrating and adds more than a little shine to my skin if I overindulge. Used just right though I've seen my face emerge brighter than it has been in quite a while. I didn't notice any pore reducing or line minimizing effects but the overall tone of my kisser appeared more even each morning and throughout the day, even under makeup. 

The skinny is thus: Shiseido Ibuki has breathed new life into my skincare routine and once I have finished revelling in this Starter Kit (it's my second)(THANKS Shiseido) I will be purchasing the Gentle Cleanser and the Refining Moisturizer with my very own cash dollar, without hesitation. 

The Softening Concentrate is a superb product though it didn't have as much of an impact on my 36 year old skin as it might have were I a smidge younger (I blame the job). I'm hugely interested to see what Lorraine's porcelain visage has made of the lot though, she's naught but a chil' but I can see these suiting her skin perfectly. 




Here's where this post gets a little bit awesome - Lorraine and I have teamed up with Shiseido Ireland to bring 5 of you the chance to bag yourself an Ibuki Starter Kit (unavailable to buy in Ireland as yet) and the chance to experience this luxury skincare in your own home. 

I want you to head on over to Lorraine's review to see what she makes of Ibuki. Was I right about her adoring the entire range? Bet I am. To be in with a chance of winning a Starter Kit, we need you to leave a comment either here or on Lorraine's post to tell us: What does Ibuki mean? (Lorraine's post is more helpful for this one). 


Open to ROI lovelies this time only, winners will be announced on May 1st. Just in time to kickstart your summer time skincare routine. G'wan, what are you waiting for? GO! (Do come back though, I'm dying to hear!)



44 comments:

Beth said...

According to Lorraine's post it means "new breath",according to google it means "breathe"?! Either way, it sounds very nice and I'd love to win :)

Beth Young Makeup

Jinger Kat said...

Ibuki means "new breath",according to google it means "breathe"
Fingers crossed

Dani said...

Will the starter kit be launching in Ireland soon? If I don't win I'll defo be purchasing thanks to your review! Ibuki means new breath according to Lorraine's post.

Amy J said...

Ibuki means new breath! Would really like to try this Shiseido are always a great brand!

Colette Fahy said...

Ibuki means 'new breath'. :)

- Colette

Andrea Copues said...

it means new breath :)

Edel said...

I feel like I need these now! Thanks Ladies! No thanks from my wallet though! Ibuki means new breath apparently, also a town in Japan and a street fighter character! Thank you Google!

remeneerb said...

Lovely giveaway!! Ibuki means 'new breath' xx

Marion said...

It means new breath and it looks like a lovely range of products.

clare moyna said...

Ibuki means 'new breath' - Great prize, I used to use Shisedo makeup when i was first starting out- Thanks to robbing it from my Mother and older sister, Would love to try this skincare range as Ive just turned 26, :)

ess said...

Breath!

Fiona McKillop said...

"New breath".... or a Street Fighter character.... but I reckon ye probably don't mean that one ;-)

Anonymous said...

Ibuki means new breath, that's exactly what my skin needs right now well either that or a new face!
Brenda

Anonymous said...

New Breath

Karen Hayes said...

New breath sounds great

Anonymous said...

Ibuki means New Breath and that is exactly what I need for my face:-)

fiona smyth said...

Ibuki means New Breath and that is exactly what I need for my face:-)

Emily Seward said...

It means "new breath". Emily

Anonymous said...

Ibuki means "New Breath" . I love everything about this range.

katie skeoch said...

The name translates to ‘new breath' - great giveaway and thanks for introducing me to a new blog too xx

Gemma Turner said...

Wow this kit sounds amazing! It means 'New Breath' which is something my skin needs :D xx

Karen Mulreid said...

Oh I love the sound of this! It means new breath, according to Lorraine's post. Would love to win! Karen Mulreid.

Blondie said...

New breath

RiRi said...

Love the post Sue, Ibuki means 'New Breath' in Japanese

Marian said...

The answer is New Breath, according to Lorraine. Fab fab prize, would love to win this. Marian xx

Mary Molloy said...

It means new breath!

Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

Lorraine says you say it means New Breath. Joo better not be pulling our legses!

Kerrie said...

I want to smell it and i'm in the age range :P According to lorraine you said it means new breath! :D

karin said...

it means new breath!

Stephanie Barry said...

It means "new breath" and it sounds amazing! :)

Darcy Cameron said...

According to Lorraine's post Ibuki means New Breath.
Could really do with something to make my skin "the best its ever been"
With 4 kids and a bloody dog nextdoor that has been waking the baby every night for 2 weeks, I might also need a full facelift, if you feel like giving that away too, you know where to find me :)

Grainne O Meara said...

New Breath..... how lovely. :D

Gillian said...

Sweet baby jebus I would lurve this! It means 'new breath' x

Gillian said...

Sweet baby jebus I would lurve this! It means 'new breath' x

peppadoll said...

It means new breath! Sounds wonderful

Marian Deasy said...

It means New Breath, Happy Easter

Sarah B said...

This sounds just what I need! Inuktitut means New Breath - who knew!

Tina said...

Ibuki ,Japanese for new life.

Daisy said...

Ibuki means new breath! Could really use this as my skin is acting up at the moment - looking the worst it has in a long time unfortunately.
Great competition!

MB Isaac said...

new breath :) thanks for hosting the giveawat

Julie Scow said...

It means... new breath :)
What a great kit! I'm crossing my fingers.

Jenny said...

New breath! :)

Yvonne Magner said...

It means New Breath. I used to use Shiseido skincare yonks ago when I was a chung wan with perfect skin and didn't really need half the swanky lotions & potions I put on my face. Nowadays I could use all the help I can get.

Frances said...

Means new breath :)
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