Thursday, April 16, 2009

Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Restoring Cream

Just a really quick review today on the Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Restoring Cream. I haven't been using this long, but I probably won't continue using it as we move into summer and my skin gets more oily. 1.7 oz is $98.00 and you can get it at Sephora, Macy's, and other department stores.

This is yet another one of those skincare products with a "patent pending" formula. It is supposed to be ideal for all skin types, and works to nourish and moisturize the skin as it fights wrinkles. Shiseido throws in a lot of words like "contour-recalling technology," "Hydro-Elastinet," "Bio-Enhancing Shield," and "Bio-Restoring complex"--I have no idea what any of those mean, but the basic idea is that this cream helps undo the damage caused by age and time. It is great for people who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

However, though anything anti-aging is always a plus, I wanted to use this to help with my dry skin. Recently, the skin around my mouth and laugh lines has become so terribly flakey and dry that I looked like I had white dried crust on my face out in public. (People must have been wondering, did she just brush her teeth and not rinse the toothpaste foam off? Or...did she slobber milk all over herself and not use a napkin?) I know...gross images. The hard part is though, that my skin has also been prone to acne.

This cream provided the moisturization my skin needed without breaking me out. One use of it was enough to get rid of all my flakey patches. The texture is very thick, but not sticky. The cream is very concentrated, so you only need a little for your entire face. I think the application is similar to how you would apply La Mer--warm up the cream between your clean fingers so it's easier to rub into your skin, and then smooth it over the desired area. Don't be overhasty and apply too much, because if you have oilier skin, it might be too rich and break you out. The scent is very light and refreshing, and the cream immediately sinks into my skin and forms a protective barrier without any oiliness or greasiness. My face just feels hydrated, protected, and plump when I have this on.

This cream is really expensive, but the price is the only negative thing as far as I can tell. I really like it and will definitely repurchase after I run out.

Oh, and I don't think I'll be making skin routine posts for March or April because my skin has been very problematic lately...I'm considering birth control to tame it, but I had a horrific experience with Ortho Tricyclen-Lo before so I'm very wary. If you ladies have any advice on brands that helped your acne, please let me know!

Here are the ingredients (courtesy of Sephora):
Water, Glycerin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Petrolatum, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Microcrystalline Wax, PEG-40 Stearate, Erythritol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mortierella Oil, Sodium Polygamma-Glutamate, Thiotaurine, Ectoin, Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Behenyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Talc, Dimethylacrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Crosspolymer, PEG-30 Soy Sterol, Silica, Alumina, Trisodium EDTA, Sorbitan Tristearate, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Potassium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Syzygium Jambos Leaf Extract, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.


fuzkittie said...

Sounds good.. I tried their eye cream and it was way too much...

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

another great review, i've only ever used their masks

Eye Creams said...

Great blog and thanks for the review! Did you know that Shiseido Bio-Performance is known to be a “time-fighting” skin care.