Review: Shiseido Ibuki Products (Gentle Cleanser, Softening Concentrate and Protective Moisturizer)

Two months ago, I won Sample Room’s Shiseido Ibuki Blog Contest. With that, I got a full-sized Shiseido Ibuki Set (as featured in this post). 😀 The whole set includes:

  • Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser
  • Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate
  • Shiseido Ibuki Protective Moisturizer
  • Shiseido Ibuki Eye Correcting Cream

shiseido ibuki products

I use the cleanser twice a day while I use the softener and the moisturizer for my morning skincare routine. I super duper love the whole set!!! 😉 I just love how they take care of my skin and complements the makeup products that I use.

For this post, I am going to make a review on the first three items since I already made a review on the Shiseido Ibuki Eye Correcting Cream.

First off, the review for the Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser

Product Description (taken from the Shiseido website):

An extra gentle cleanser that lathers quickly into a rich foam to remove impurities and harmful excess sebum without stripping away skin’s essential moisture.
Skin feels refreshed, and silky smooth to the touch.

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shiseido ibuki gentle cleanser

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You just need a small amount of the Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser. It lathers really well and can thoroughly remove all impurities in the face. I like that this product does not give a dry and tight feeling afterwards. Skin feels so clean and so smooth.

Next, the review for the Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate

Product Description (taken from the Shiseido website):

By supplying skin with generous moisture, this deep-infusion formula helps deliver immediately effective ingredients into the skin for a softer, smoother feel.
Enhances the benefits of the skincare that follows.
Formulated with PhytoResist Complex which boosts skin’s strength to resist problems.

(front and back)shiseido ibuki softening concentrate

The Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate serves as a first layer of moisture which helps in thoroughly absorbing the actual moisturizer that you are going to use. It comes with a spray pump in which you can easily pump out the product from the bottle. The texture is just a little bit thicker than water so it is runny and does not come in steady when you put it in your fingers. Though, I still prefer using my fingers when using this product. I just pump out small amounts until I have thoroughly placed enough product on my face. I even extend this to my neck so it could also be prepped for the moisturizer.

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Lastly, the review for the Shiseido Ibuki Protective Moisturizer

Product Description (taken from the Shiseido website):

This multi-action daytime formula with soft reflecting powder intensively corrects the appearance of unevenness such as visible pores, breakouts/blemish marks and skin roughness by building skin’s strength to resist problems. Renews the skin surface to reveal an incredibly smooth, uniform texture, providing lasting hydration.
Formulated with PhytoResist Complex which boosts skin’s strength to resist problems.
Protects skin from damaging factors such as dryness, UV rays and pollution.

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shiseido ibuki protective moisturizer

The Shiseido Ibuki Protective Moisturizer also comes with a spray pump. I like that it helps keep the product inside free from dirt. Also, it allows to control just how much product is needed through the spray pump. This moisturizer has a lightweight texture and can be easily absorbed by the skin. It does not give a greasy feel which is really perfect if you want to use makeup over it. Also, it has SPF15 which can help in protecting your skin from the sun. I also put some of this moisturizer on my neck.

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Here are the retail prices of each product:

  • Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser – Php1,495
  • Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate – Php1,600
  • Shiseido Ibuki Protective Moisturizer – Php1,950

These products may be pricey but I can definitely say that they are worth it! I have been using these products since I got them and until now, I have not emptied them yet.


  • A little amount of the cleanser goes a long way.
  • The cleanser lathers really well and effectively cleans the face.
  • No dry and tight feeling after washing.
  • The softener preps the skin in absorbing the actual moisturizer to use.
  • The moisturizer has a lightweight texture that makes it non-greasy and perfect as a skincare product over makeup.
  • Having SPF15, the moisturizer helps in protecting the skin from the sun.
  • The softener and moisturizer include spray pumps which allow the user to control how much product is just needed to be used. This helps in keeping the product inside the bottles free from dirt.


  • pricey but worth it 😉


None. 😀

Thank you so much again Sample Room and Shiseido Philippines for these amazing products!!! 😀

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