Shiseido WASO Fresh Jelly Lotion Review

Another item from the new Shiseido WASO collection is their Fresh Jelly Lotion ($30); an "alcohol-free, gel-to-liquid softening lotion that infuses moisture for dewy, hydrated skin." If you're unfamiliar with the Asian 7-step skincare routine, a soften lotion is typically applied after the cleanser either after and/or in replacement of a toner. In most cases, this type of product is used after washing your face to replenish the skin after stripping makeup and daily oils from it. 

So, you're probably wondering, is this better than the typical American toner? Lets find out!

According to the Shiseido website, the Fresh Jelly Lotion supposedly moisturizes and plumps the skin, and reduces the appearance of visible pores and shine with the help of the white jelly mushroom extract ingredient. It's meant for all skin types including sensitive skin and is non-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben-free, mineral oil-free, and alcohol-free.

The Good:
  • Plumps and awakens the skin
  • Easy to apply; not sticky (I used my hands)
  • Amplified the benefits of my other moisturizers
  • Kept my skin moisturized throughout the entire day
  • Changed the texture of my skin from dull and flakey to smooth and glowy
The Bad: 
  • Should not be used in replacement of an actual toner. 
Final Verdict:
Although I don't believe any softening lotion is a necessity for everyone's daily routine, I found that Shiseido's Fresh Jelly Lotion has beaten out its competitors in that department! For reference, I have combination skin; I get either oily or dry in my t-zone and it's terrible. However, I've noticed a huge improvement to my skin since using this product for the past few weeks. My once dried out cheeks and forehead are now smooth as butter and my skin finally looks healthy and glowy! Plus, it felt great to apply on my sensitive skin - a huge bonus.

So, would I recommend this product? Most definitely, especially for those who use harsher products on their face (i.e. cleansers, toners, etc.). However, I wouldn't use this product in replacement of a toner as I didn't notice it picking up any access dirt or makeup that my cleanser wasn't able to remove. On the other hand, if your skin is normal and doesn't need any assistance in the moisturizing department, the $30 may not be worth it. 

What do you think of this product? Will you try it out? Sound off in the comments below!

xoxo, naomi

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