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

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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.

(front and back)

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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.

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Sample Room: My Shiseido Ibuki Blog Contest Prize!!!

Do you remember this post? 😀

I actually made that post for two things:

  • to give a review regarding the Shiseido Ibuki samples that I got from Sample Room and
  • to submit an entry for Sample Room’s Shiseido Ibuki Blog Contest (mechanics in the picture and caption below)


Get a chance to win a full-sized Shiseido PhilippinesIbuki set by joining our #ShiseidoIbuki blog contest! We will be picking 2 lucky winners for this! Happy writing!

(picture and caption taken from the Sample Room Facebook page)

I was really hoping to win since I really liked the samples that I got from Sample Room. Also, I was already introduced to the Shiseido Ibuki products during the BDJ Box Beauty Soiree with Shiseido. The whole product line looks really promising and I would love to have my own set. 😀

Last Saturday, I checked my email and Facebook account and I unexpectedly saw this…

TADAAAH!!! I won!!! 😀 I was one of the two winners for the said contest! I am so thankful and SUPER HAAAAAAAPPPPPPYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! 😀


(picture taken from the Sample Room Facebook page)

Yesterday, I already got my prize!!! 😀 Here it is!!! 😀

sample room shiseido ibuki blog contest prize

It even had a dedication included. Awww… Sweet! Thank you!!! 😀

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Here are all the items inside the paper bag: the Shiseido Ibuki products and two Sample Room stickers. 😀

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Try Before You Buy through Sample Room

It is so disappointing to buy an item that would not work for you, isn’t it? You bought an item, having high hopes that it would suit you, but it didn’t work the way you expect it to.

Here is a sample scenario: You are trying to look for a BB Cream. You go to a store and a saleslady assists you. She would say really nice things on this product that would make you want to buy it. You bought it and when you tried it the next day, the BB Cream caused you breakouts. Because of that, you got annoyed and you swore to yourself that you will not buy it again. You were left disappointed and you did not get your money’s worth. How sad… 😦

Now, I found a way wherein you can try out different products for free. Yes, FREE! 😀 With that, you can have the chance to try and see if the product would work well on you or not. After that, you can now hunt it down on the stores and buy them confidently knowing that your money won’t go to waste this time. Interested? Okay… 😀

I found a website that would give out product samples for free. Here is the website:

Sample Room is a sampling site that banks on the power of free product sampling. It is an online community that changes your beauty-shopping pattern; and an interactive community where your opinions matter and where all beauty lovers are valued.” (taken from the Sample Room website)

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(screenshot taken from the Sample Room website)

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