Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Emulsion W SPF15

Product information (
A brightening daytime moisturizer developed with a focus on environmental stressors such as UV rays, air pollution and dryness to provide comprehensive protection.
•Recommended for normal to oily skin.

I can't say I like this Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Emulsion W SPF15, unfortunately. Water is the first ingredient and alcohol is the second. So the moment I applied this to my skin, it smelled strongly of alcohol. The tingly effect of alcohol (and alcohol itself) irritates my skin and makes my skin feel very uncomfortable. The moment I felt this, I layered on Avene's Skin Recovery Cream. 

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Emulsion W SPF15 has SPF 15 but definitely not enough sunblock protection. It is a must to apply another layer of sunscreen over the emulsion if you are going outdoors. Honestly, I think if you are getting the moisturiser from the Shiseido White Lucent series, buy the one without SPF so you can use it both day and night. There is no need to buy separate day and night creams.

The texture is runny and can spread easily. The emulsion absorbs reasonably well (mostly due to alcohol, which helps with absorption). So this is suitable for normal to oily skin. Those with dry skin or sensitive skin should definitely avoid this emulsion as the alcohol will end up further drying up your skin.

In terms of brightening ability, this emulsion alone cannot do much. For brightening effects, it is best to buy the Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum instead (word of caution, this serum reeks of alcohol too).

I wouldn't recommend purchasing this product. Alcohol content is too high. Brightening effects are limited.

Have you tried this product? Share your thoughts =)


  1. I have always wanted to try the White Lucent range, but it doesn't seem to get the best reviews. Plus the price is very high!

  2. I agree, the price is too high. If you must and don't mind the alcohol, then try only the serum.

  3. I like your reviews as it seems I have the same type of sensitive skin like yours (n___n) thank you for sharing your experiences and advices :)


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