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If you can’t get enough of this radiance-boosting formula, try the larger 50 ml. size.

Shiseido

Birchbox Breakdown

We'’ve heard “the best defense is a good offense” in many a sport reference, but we think it’s just as appropriate for skincare. Shiseido has taken charge with this concentrate, which enhances skin’s defensive power against signs of aging from both external and internal factors (think: dryness, air pollution, UV rays, and stress). It works hard to help strengthen so skin can fight age-accelerating damage—for a supple, more glowing complexion. A powerful and protective botanical blend, including antioxidant ginkgo biloba leaf extract, Japanese shiso leaf, and wild thyme promotes healthy-looking skin. Meanwhile, the formula’s fresh, green floral scent both energizes and relaxes.

How to Use

Morning and night, smooth evenly over clean face before applying serum and moisturizer to boost results.

water (aqua)・sd alcohol 40-b (alcohol denat.)・glycerin・ dimethicone・butylene glycol・peg/ppg-17/4 dimethyl ether・ triethylhexanoin・ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/beheneth-25 methacrylate crosspolymer・phenoxyethanol・peg-14m・methylparaben・ tocopheryl acetate・peg/ppg-14/7 dimethyl ether・rosa damascena flower water・acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer・fragrance (parfum) ・disodium edta・potassium hydroxide・silica・isoceteth-10・linalool・ginkgo biloba leaf extract (ginkgo biloba)・geraniol・citronellol・sodium carboxymethyl beta-glucan・bht・thymus serpillum extract・perilla ocymoides leaf extract・sodium bicarbonate

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Maximum absorbing power

On the first application, it felt like my skin absorbed this with 100% effectiveness. Many anti-aging products seem to sit on the skin but this one sink but not this one. My skin feels much more hydrated.

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serum for a very smooth skin
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I found a sample packet in a magazine, and after trying it I was so happy that brchbox carried it. My skin feels great after I use it. I seems to make my pores look smaller

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Makes my skin look and feel great.
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This is the first concentrate I've used on my face - I usually just use moisturizer - and I love it. It absorbs quickly, so when I put it on at night it's not sticky against my pillow, and in the few days I've been using the sample I received I swear my skin both looks and feels better.

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Nice product
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I was excited to try this because the brand gets excellent reviews. The product is thin and easy to apply evenly to the skin, but I did not find it moisturizing enough to not need my normal moisturizer which I applied on top of this serum. The product seemed to tighten my skin and left it feeling great after a few days use. Would recommend.

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The best
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I can't rave enough about this product. I have combination/oily/acne prone skin and this seriously helped my skin through the dry winter. After just a few uses, my skin felt more supple and more full.

I have been using the product for about 6 months now, and my acne scars have started to be less prominent and my face looks more full/less sunken/sallow than before. I realize that many people expect instant results, but for the full benefit, I highly suggest sticking with this serum for a while to feel the full effect.

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Great!
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I really love this product. It feels so good on the skin and is very moisturizing with out being oily or clumpy.

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great stuff
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I've noticed a huge difference in my skin since using this product. The main benefits include shrinking pores to almost completely unnoticeable and brightening/evening my skin tone. (I naturally have reddish skin and this has really helped tone it down)

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Love this!!!

I got samples of this a few months ago and loved the way my skin felt in terms of texture. Just bought full size and my dry spots from retinal products are softening. My complexion is dewy and I am very pleased! I play around with 2-3 different serums depending on my skin issue (acne, dryness,& aging) and this works great under all 3! Try it, you will love it!

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Not the best ingredients
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So, at first I thought I liked this product, but then I changed my mind. Alcohol should not be the 2nd ingredient listed in a skin care product! Way too drying and damaging to your skin. Also, this has a ton of fragrance, which is also unnecessary and no bueno for skin care product. I was using this regularly for a few months and just stopped, and my skin actually looks better now.

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This concentrate is amazing!
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I use this on my face and neck in the morning and often at night and it's so light weight and works on even my dryest skin in winter. I hate heavy creams and lotions, so this is perfect! Love it!

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