Shiseido Ultimune
Shiseido Ultimune

I’ve been using Shiseido Ultimune for about 20 days – I could not have been more of a sceptic about this product and its claims to boost skin’s immunity. My previous post is HERE. As a reminder, the claim is that Shiseido Ultimune can reactivate and restore Langerhans cell function. The best way I’ve seen Langerhans described is as ‘the air traffic control of the immune system’, sending out immune cells to capture bacteria and fight off injuries. 

After 20 days use, I can’t tell at all whether it’s doing anything amazing in that department for my skin (and never will be able to tell, come to that), but what I can say is that my skin is a whole lot better for it. Definitely smoother, definitely better hydrated and infinitely softer. Personally, I think it looks kind of bouncier and more glowy with better clarity. I should say that I’m using it alongside Clarins Super Restorative (day and night) which I’m also hugely impressed with and will cover off in a separate post. My gut feeling, after testing many, many products, is that it’s the Shiseido that is responsible for the glow and clarity, and for the softness, and Clarins can take the hydration prize. It’s impossible to say whether lines and creases are reduced – the biggest thing that brands rely on is that after a few days we really can’t remember what we looked like before to that infinitessimal degree, but let’s just say I’m convinced that everything is softened. Shiseido Ultimune launches in September for £60.

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