Skincare needs to deliver these days, and not only in the hydrating stakes. Editor Trudi Brewer shares the latest innovation from Shiseido that will change your skincare routine for good.
Shiseido's new Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Creams and Day Emulsion SPF 30
What is it?
Day creams and an emulsion that work to help combat the signs of ageing from exposure to UV light with innovation unique to Shiseido called ReNeura Technology+. This new technology was inspired by neuroscience and works much like a cell phone, but within the skin. Think of your skin kind of like a cell phone, the ReNeura Technology+™ gives your skin the battery and reception it needs to block interference from outside aggressors. This ensures your skin can receive active ingredients and effectively repair itself. But it’s what happens next that is a game changer. Our skin responds rapidly to skincare, slowing the ageing process, boosting a youthful radiance from the inside out.
What's in it?
In addition to the clever ReNeura Technology+, KOMBU-Bounce is also new innovation, a complex in this range that is stacked with skin-loving minerals to help boost the production of protein in the skin. Once boosted with protein the skin becomes more resilient to environmental damage and more resistant to ageing, including the onset of lines and wrinkles. This clever technology along with herb extracts including mukoroji leaf extract, Yuzu seed extract, turmeric, Assam tea extract, green algae (chlollera), as well as brown, red algae extracts. All of these ingredients contains antioxidants that help boost skin's clarity and encourage the skin’s natural production of collagen - which combined helps create a more radiant looking complexion.
Why do we like it?
Shiseido is at the cutting edge of skincare innovation. Sure it's got Instagrammable packaging and a pretty peach tinted formula, but it also delivers exactly what it promises. Strengthening your skin, and making it appear firmer and younger-looking in the process. While you can rest assured that the ingredients work to stimulate collagen production in the skin to minimise the look of fine lines and give skin back it's a youthful glow, what you will see is what matters. For me it gives my skin that lit from within look, my makeup glides on effortlessly and the unbeatable radiance I am sporting is the reason I am getting comments on how glowing and good my skin looks - you can't beat that!
Here’s the range
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Day Emulsion, SPF 30 $109.
Most of us want a day cream that is lightweight that sits well under makeup and that’s loaded with an essential SPF. Well here it is. This lotion will save you time in the morning, (it’s a moisturiser and sunscreen all-in-one), you can step outside and feel confident your skin is protected from our harsh environment. Ideal for day use only, it's also great for travel thanks to the pump-style applicator.
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Cream Enriched, $115.
This is the richest of the two creams, (and my favourite) it’s a saviour for my dry, sun-damaged and often sensitive skin. While it suits all skin types and is exceptionally good for anyone who is feeling the effects of dehydration (common at the beginning of a change of a season). It’s also great to use as a facial massage cream before bed. One of the most anti-ageing routines you can adopt, as it not only helps the cream absorb faster, it increases the blood flow to the surface of the skin, giving your complexion a radiant boost.
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, $115.
If you live or work in a city, your skin will be suffering from the daily assaults of pollution and stress. A cream like this loaded with antioxidant goodness strengthens your skin barrier making it harder for those nasties (city grime and the stress from our busy lifestyles) to age your complexion. The algae extracts in this cream boost the look of clarity, which on fatigued-looking skin is a godsend, while the delicate peachy scent makes this silky cream a pleasure to use first thing, or at the end a busy day.