Shiseido: Bio-Performance Glow-Revival Serum

Thursday, July 16, 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW: Shiseido's Bio-Performance Glow-Revival Serum

I attended the second International Beauty Fair of Shiseido last March 13, 2015 by invitation of Ms. Carmel Villongco, the chief makeup artist of Shiseido. I am so happy that I was given the chance to attend the fair as I learned a lot of tips on the workshop. Not only that, I feel pampered and boosted with more confidence while I was at the workshop. Being surrounded by beauty gurus gives me that burst of happiness. 

From the assessment done on my skin using the Skin sensor machine at the event, I realized that my skin is very dry and because of that my skin looked older than what my actual age should be. 

With that in mind, I decided to get the Bio-Performance Glow Revival Serum for my gift certificate from Shiseido. The only serum I had tried from the brand Shiseido before is the Ultimune sample from my BDJ Box, even with the small amount from the sample it still worked its charm on my skin. That is why I am now curious to try this Bio-Perforance Serum if it will be as effective like the Ultimune Serum. Although there's a big difference on the use of both serums, both of them still gives glowing benefits for the skin.

Just looking at the packaging makes me sigh. The bottle comes in a classic and elegant silver container. The bottle is still sealed with a sticker as a proof that the product that I got is not yet opened. (Photo below)

The bottle comes in a pump container as you can see on the photo below. The pump is easy to press and control on how much serum you needed.

Product Description: Glow Beyond Perfection. 

According from Shiseido's website:

Revive your skin’s glow with this multi-benefit serum that focuses on the role of the capillaries for skin that appears even in tone, radiant with clarity, and fully resilient. It dramatically reduces the appearance of redness, discoloration and dullness, and signs of aging. Its smooth, moisturizing texture feels as if it’s melting into skin.
  • Advanced Multi-Capisolve 1124™ targets skin’s capillaries for the appearance of evenness, clarity and resilience.
  • The appearance of redness and wrinkles are visibly improved.
  • Immediately* 73% felt the serum helped revive skin’s glow.
  • In 1 week* 81% felt their skin’s dullness improved and 84% felt their skin was more vibrant.
  • In 4 weeks* 72% of users felt skin’s redness was improved, 82% felt uneven skin tone was improved, 93% felt skin looked healthier and vibrant, and 84% felt multiple signs of aging improved.
Type: Bio-Performance Glow Revival Serum

Weight: 30ml

Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Sd Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Peg-20, Trehalose, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Behenyl Alcohol, Silica, Isostearic Acid, Mica, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Stearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Lauryl Betaine, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Xylitol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Hydroxidw, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, Glycyl Glycine, 2-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Metaphosphate, Butylene Glycol, Limonene, Sodium Metabisulfite, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Oryzanol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Alcohol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Crataegus Monogyna Flower Extract, Citronellol, Geraniol, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract.

Before I share my reviews with you, I used this serum solely for 1 month. I did not use any other moisturizers or treatments to aid with my skin care to fully review the product. For cleansing, I used Shiseido Ibuki Softener before I applied the serum at night. I only used the serum once a day and I use it before I go to bed. Although Shiseido recommended a twice a day use, it is quite expensive and I want it to last longer so I only used it once a day. 

Recommended Use and How To Use: 
> After cleansing, softening, and strengthening skin, apply two pumps to face and neck every morning and evening. 
> Follow with daily moisturizer.

> I feel my skin is softer and smoother upon touch after at least a day of use. (Refer to my photo of before and after use below.)
> When I applied it on my skin, it feels light and I felt relaxed due to its nice floral-like fragrance.
> For a product that claims it reduces dullness, I really believe it through my experience. Even with after a day of use, my skin looked fresher and brighter. I can point a great significance after a month of use. You can see it comparison of my photos below.
> My skin was moisturized without the problem of getting greasy.
> My pores and age lines lessened
> It can be used daily and it can be used for all skin types
> I let my sister use it for testing because she has eczema, she did not react at all and she is very sensitive to skin care products so I can recommend that it is safe for people with sensitive skin.
> The serum is not thick so it is easy to spread on skin with just one drop. I use two to three half-pump of serum for my whole face and neck. So one bottle will last for a few months unless used twice a day.

> Expensive but splurging once in awhile can be okay specially if you want to invest on your skin.
> Not all the skin discoloration was corrected in one month of use, I will continue to use it for more improvement.

How To Use: (As suggested on Shiseido website) Apply two pumps to face and neck each morning and evening after cleansing, softening and after Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate.


Before and After Use of Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow-Revival Serum:

I achieved the brighter and glowing skin after a month of use, what more if I continued using it. To think, I only use it once a day and their recommended use is twice a day. Just looking at my old photo of Day 0, I am grossed out for my own skin. LOL. I hope that when I take the Skin Sensor Machine test again that my skin age will be closer to my real age. I am now curious to re-take it after I saw the improvement on my skin. 

Close Up Look of Day 30:

Buy again? 100% yes! 

This is the first product that I used that has an immediate effect that I can personally observe. I am very happy and satisfied with this Glow-Revival Serum, I just wish I can save enough money to buy my next bottle before I finished off the bottle. :)

Overall Rating: 5/5 

Price: 4,998php

Where to buy? Any Shiseido Stores. (Landmark and SM Department Stores, Trinoma 3rd Floor, Century City Mall Ground Floor, they have a lot of branches try to look for them in any mall. ^_^)

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