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Monday, November 23, 2015

Review: SHINZU'I Skin Lightening Facial Wash Series


Believe it or not, dull skin has been one of the most-complained skin problem. I mean, who doesn't want a bright skin? SHINZU'I has been previously known for their body care range, with skin-lightening effect, and recently, SHINZU'I has launched their anti-acne facial wash, following the previous facial wash series which I will be reviewing all three of them in this post.
P.S. Check out the event report of the SHINZU'I Blogger Gathering here.

Before I start my review, in case you haven't heard of SHINZU'I, which I doubt, SHINZU'I is a Japanese image brand which was launched on 2002 as a skin brightening soap with Herba Matsu Oil as its main ingredient. Herba Matsu Oil has been dermatologically proven to be able to brighten up your skin naturally.
Within three years, SHINZU'I has successfully be the TOP OF MIND brand in terms of whitening soap in the local market. Up till now, SHINZU'I has been the pioneer brand for whitening soap range in the domestic market.
Recently, SHINZU'I is developing skin care and body care products, such as liquid soap, facial wash, body lotion and body scrub. The most recent innovation from SHINZU'I is they're expanding their product to cosmetics range such as two way cake, day cream, and night cream.

SHINZU'I also has won several awards, such as No.1 Choice Brand according to the Indonesian Women Survey in 2011, 2012, and 2013 (Kartini magazine & Women Insight Center); Top Brand Award in 2011-2013 (Marketing magazine & Frontier Consulting); No.1 Most Recommended Brand in Whitening Soap Category in 2010-2013 (SWA & Onbee magazine ); Customer Loyalty Award in Bar Soap Category in 2006 (SWA & Mars magazine ); 5 Star World Class Quality Achievement in 2015 (SWA & Mars magazine).


Name: Skin Lightening 'Regular' Facial Wash
Brand: SHINZU'I
Origin: Indonesia
Content: 80 ml
Price: TBA

Ingredients:


Name: Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash
Brand: SHINZU'I
Origin: Indonesia
Content: 80 ml
Price: TBA

Ingredients:


Name: Skin Lightening 'Exfoliating Scrub' Facial Wash
Brand: SHINZU'I
Origin: Indonesia
Content: 80 ml
Price: TBA

Ingredients:



All variants of SHINZU'I Skin Lightening Facial Wash contain Herba Matsu Oil and Sakura Flower Extract. Herba Matsu Oil transforms melanin pigmentation into leuko-melanin to lighten your skin tone, skin becomes fair and moist. While Sakura Flower Extract regenerates epidermal cells to prevent dull skin. Sakura Flower Extract also regenerates skin cells for clear and supple skin.
Depending on your skin type, you can choose one of the SHINZU'I Skin Lightening Facial Wash as follows:
Normal to dry skinSHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Regular' Facial Wash
Oily or acne-prone skinSHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash
Oily-combination skinSHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Exfoliating Scrub' Facial Wash

As we all know, skin is the outer layer of out body that protects our body from infections, the outer layer of skin, epidermis, is made of keratin which would be exfoliated when rubbed and automatically replaced by the inner layer. This layer contains melanin pigment which regenerates skin cells to replace the exfoliated skin.
It's an old news that most of South-East Asian women dreams of bright and fair skin. Since we all live in tropical area with blazing hot sun, the production of melanin pigment of our skin increases thus resulting in darker skin. However, not every whitening skin care is really safe for your skin. Most whitening skin care contains Hydroquinone and Mercury which could cause skin cancer after a long-term usage. If these two are absorbed under the skin to our body, it's not impossible that it would cause us liver failure, kidney failure, and etc. Besides, Hydroquinone and Mercury works by exfoliating the skin causing thinner skin and heightens the skin's sensitivity to the UV radiation.

However, worry-less in using SHINZU'I. The active ingredient of SHINZU'I Skin Lightening Facial Wash is Herba Matsu Oil. Do you know that Herba Matsu Oil is a brightening and whitening ingredients which works on the skin by producing the color-less melanin, leuko-melanin, without harming melanocyte or blocking the tyrosinase enzyme and leuko-melanin still has the ability to protect your skin from the UV rays.
Herba Matsu Oil itself is made of Tricholoma Matsutake extract which is a rare mycorrhizae fungi. Tricholoma Matsutake itself has several functions:
- Japanese uses it daily as whitening powder
- Consumed in the form of soup and other luxury delicacies during Japanese celebration
- Used as anti-aging to prevent early aging
- Used as anti-cancer herbal
- Protects the skin from UVA and UVB
- Moisturizes and nourishes the skin for fresh, healthy, and bright skin
- It's able to brighten up the skin

SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Regular' Facial Wash

Cleanse your skin for naturally brighter, smooth, and moisturized skin.
Cotton Extract Moisturizer from natural parts of the cotton seed helps to maintain skin's elasticity and helps preventing dry and dull skin
Witch Hazel helps to shrunken the pores for soft, smooth, and fresh skin.

To use: foam with water, lather on your face evenly and rinse with water.

SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash

Cleanse your skin for naturally brighter, smooth, and moisturized skin.
Herba Matsu Oil, Natural Whitening Extract which is extracted from Japanese Matsutake helps to produce colorless melanin for brighter skin but still protected from the UV rays.
Sakura Flower Extract helps to regenerate skin cells to avoid dull skin but instead, resulting in bright and supple skin.
Witch Hazel helps to shrunken the pores.
With Kihada Extract to help getting rid of acne and preventing acne to reappear for naturally soft, healthy, bright, and moisturized skin.
Enriched with Sugar Beet Extract to control excess oil on your skin.

To use: foam with water, lather on your face evenly and rinse with water.

SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Exfoliating Scrub' Facial Wash

Japanese Okinawa Sea Salt cleanse your skin intensively by removing dead skin cells for naturally healthy, soft, bright, and moisturized skin.
Herba Matsu Oil, Natural Whitening Extract which is extracted from Japanese Matsutake helps to produce colorless melanin for brighter skin but still protected from the UV rays.
Sakura Flower Extract helps to regenerate skin cells to avoid dull skin but instead, resulting in bright and supple skin.
Artichoke helps to shrunken the pores.

To use: foam with water, lather on your face evenly and rinse with water.

SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Regular' Facial Wash

SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash

Speaking of the packaging, SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Regular' Facial Wash and SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash has the exact same packaging, which is the pump bottle. It's actually the first time I saw facial wash packed in a pump bottle. It's pretty efficient and travel-friendly since it's equipped with swivel lock (you need to turn the pump to the right to be able to pump the product out), thus you don't have to worry in spilling the product. Though, I would love the packaging even more if there's a cap.
P.S.: these two are actually available in the usual tube packaging too!

SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Exfoliating Scrub' Facial Wash

On the contrary, SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Exfoliating Scrub' Facial Wash comes in the usual tube packaging. I can't say much since it's pretty much the basic packaging of facial wash products without any pros and cons.


Texture-wise, SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Exfoliating Scrub' Facial Wash has the thickest consistency and the least gentle scrub particles. On the other hand, SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Regular' Facial Wash has the most aqueous consistency without any scrub particles which is very gentle on the skin. While SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash has thicker consistency than the regular one but not thicker than the exfoliating scrub with tiny red beads.
In terms of scent, I love the scent of SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Exfoliating Scrub' Facial Wash the most. It has this fresh fruity and flowery scent which I love. While the scent that I like the least is SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash, it has this musky flowery scent but too musky to my liking. It's actually pretty similar with the scent of SHINZU'I Skin Lightening Body Lotion in Kirei. And SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Regular' Facial Wash has this flowery scent.


Every time I tried out any facial wash product, one thing that I noticed the very first time is whether the product dries out my skin or not and I happily say that SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Regular' Facial Wash doesn't dry out my skin at all. It suits my sensitive and dehydrated skin well since it keeps the moisture on my skin very well as it claims and has gentle foam on the skin that even my mom loves this too!


Perhaps, since my skin is fair enough, SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Regular' Facial Wash didn't make too much difference on my skin tone after two weeks of usage. I do feel that my skin gets a little bit brighter but not that noticeable.


Keeps the moisture on my skin well
Slightly brightens up my skin
Practical pump bottle with swivel lock packaging
Affordable price

None

Ratings: 4,5/5




Possibly because SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash is formulated for oily and acne-prone skin, it feels really dry on my sensitive and dehydrated skin. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, I definitely recommend this but if you have dehydrated skin like me, or dry-combination skin, I definitely suggest you to go with the regular one. However, one point that I definitely love about this SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash is the fact that it's able to lessen my break out during my periods.


I actually planned to use SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash for 2 weeks but decided to stop after 1,5 weeks of usage. As I said above, this dries my dehydrated skin too much worsening my rash (as you can see on the photo). However, I don't feel it made any change on my skin tone, keep in mind that my skin is fair enough.


Lessen break outs during my period
Practical pump bottle with swivel lock packaging
Affordable price

Doesn't suit my skin type
Dries out my skin

Ratings: 3,5/5




I actually thought that SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Exfoliating Scrub' Facial Wash would be too dry on my skin but I was wrong. Compared to SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash, the exfoliating scrub is actually less drying. Although, it still feels dry on my skin. It has tiny scrub particles which is actually gentle on my hand but quite harsh on my skin since my skin is still suffering from rashes on my right cheek (although it's not quite seen on the photo). Because of the scrub particles itself, it dries my skin thus unfortunately, worsened the rashes on my skin.
However, yes, I would recommend this to those of you who has oily-combination skin or oily skin since it would do a really good job in controlling your excess oils.


Although I said that the SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Exfoliating Scrub' Facial Wash is less drying compared to SHINZU'I Skin Lightening 'Anti-Acne' Facial Wash, it still worsened my rash too. I used this twice a week for about 3 weeks and one good point that I felt was I saw less whiteheads on my forehead. And once again, it didn't make much change on my skin tone, though.


Not as drying as I thought
Less whiteheads
Fresh fruity-flowery scent
Affordable price

Doesn't suit my skin type
Dries out my skin but not too much
Worsened my rashes

Ratings: 3,5/5


Yes!
I would love to repurchase the regular one (I repurchased one, actually)


You can find this product at nearby mini markets and supermarkets.

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3 comments:

  1. Aku udah cobain ini, kecuali yang biru exfoliating scrub itu, kesan dan pesan, kering ya bok T^T kerasa banget kalau keringnya kebangetan T^T

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    1. yg original aku suka banget malah hehe yg merah sm yg exfoliating scrub emg kering bgt sih tp~

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