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The Skincare Purifying Cleansing Foam

The Skincare Purifying Cleansing Foam

What it is:A refreshing deep-cleansing foam with purifying granules for gentle exfoliating effects. What it does:This cleanser effectively removes makeup and dulling impurities while retaining essential moisture. It lathers quickly in a rich, creamy foam leaving skin feeling dewy and fresh. What else you need to know:This product is recommended for normal and combination skin.
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Questions & Answers for Shiseido The Skincare Purifying Cleansing Foam

Does this product lighten skin?
A colleague of mine told me to stop using this product because Shiseido's line was made for Asian women, hence having bleach/skin lighteners in all their products to give that porcelein "Geisha"-look to them. Has anybody used this cleanser and noticed skin lightening?
asked 6 years, 9 months ago
(New York, NY)
on The Skincare Purifying Cleansing Foam
11 answers
answer 1
I found it has brightened my skin.. but not made it look pale or white. It has a healthy glow.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
(West Babylon, NY)
answer 2
I have fair skin but not "porcelain" and I have not noticed any lightening. It is very gentle on the skin and will not dry out your skin. My only complaint would be that it doesn't remove heavy eye makeup but thats why they make eye makeup remover.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 3
Never found that they have bleach like effect. Never believed that anything you but on your face for a minute or two can whiten your skin, just a good cleaning for your face not drying.
answered 5 years ago
(Hilton Head, S.C.)
answer 4
Not so much lightening as it is brightening and not with this product more so with their brightening line.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 5
While the White Lucient formulation does have a brightening effect, with the goal of creating an even skintone and minimizing hyperpigmentation, it is nothing compared to its Asian counterpart. In Asia, most people want to essentially bleach their skin. Why? I don't know. I have friends from Chungking and no store there will sell a foundation shade darker than MAKE UP FOR EVER's HD Foundation 117. Otherwise you'd look like a "dirty farmer." Mind you, these people have that lovely golden asian skintone on their body with a white face. A friend of mine is about MAC's NC20-25, and regularly asks me what she should be wearing, but she proceeds to wear the lightest shade and she looks like a chalky ghost. People also can take special baths or injections that destroy their melanin and make their whole bodies whiter, however, they can't go in the sun at all afterwards.
So, since the Shiseido products offered to Westerners are completely different, use it as it is comfortable for you. I personally find the cleansers very harsh, drying and wrinkle-inducing even though I have very hydrated skin.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
answer 6
Actually, I have but didn't realize why until I read your question. My skin tone has definitely gotten lighter, which I liked because I had a bit of a ruddy complexion for a while, but it's also changing the texture. I seem to be getting a little bit of that orange-peel-skin look. I guess it must have some harsh chemicals in it.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
answer 7
No, been using their products for a long time! There is a line for skin brightening, maybe that's what she's referring to. The Japanese make superior products. honestly, it's a wonderful line!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
answer 8
No, there is a line that is supposed to "diminish the look of scars" your skin. But that is the "brightening" line. This is just fabulous face wash.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 9
I am Asian, and don't notice any lightening effect of the cleanser.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
(San Diego, CA)
answer 10
my mom has used this for almost 10 years and no lightning of skin that i have noticed. I think that is not true. This are great products.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
(thousand oaks ,ca)
answer 11
Shisedo carries a line specifically used for brightening the skin. However their other lines, while it does make ur skin 'brighter' it doesn't really make you paler... if that's what ur concerned about. But it does brighten ur skin in that it removes any dullness that can build up over time from makeup and getting older.
answered 6 years, 7 months ago
(Staten Island, NY)
Ingredients list and product comparison?
Does anyone know where I can find the ingredients list? Also I wanted to know if anyone could help compare this product with the other Shiseido cleansers?
asked 6 years, 4 months ago
(Minneapolis, MN)
on The Skincare Purifying Cleansing Foam
2 answers
answer 1
my mom uses the one that comes in the gold tube and i use the white tube. I think this one has a little bit of exfoliating but is gentle enough to use every day!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
(thousand oaks ,ca)
answer 2
Here are the ingredients for the Shiseido The Skincare Purifying Cleansing Foam:

water, glycerin, myristic acid, stearic acid, peg-32, peg-6, potassium hydroxide, lauric acid, sorbitol, polyethylene, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, glyceryl stearate se, peg-60 glyceryl isostearate, beeswax, xylitol, fragrance, trisodium edta, talc, citronellol, linalool, butylene glycol, ethylcellulose, betain, sophora angustifolia root extract, iron oxides (CI 77491), tocopherol

This item is a gentle but deep cleansing foam with beads which is great for all skin types but especially normal to combination skin.

Their Benefiance Creamy Cleansing Foam is richer in texture and better for normal to dry or mature skin; their Pureness Deep Cleansing Foam is better for oily/ breakout prone skin, and their White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam is designed for boosting radiance and promoting an even skin tone.

If your skin is sensitive and you prefer not to have granules, try their The Skincare Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam, or if you'd like to remove waterproof sunscreen and heavier makeup try their Cleansing Oil.
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
(San Francisco, CA)
If I'm using Skincare Purifying Cleansing Cream, do I still need to clean my face with the cleansing foam again?
For some reason, my face doesn't feel 'clean' if I don't use the cleansing foam, but I don't know if it is necessary.
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
on The Skincare Purifying Cleansing Foam
1 answer
answer 1
You may want to try the Deep Cleansing Foam from their line which I have used. It offers me a more "squeaky clean" feeling for my combination skin.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
(Tomball, TX)
What are the ingredients for this cleanser?
I'm a student taking Cosmetics Management at Humber College and I am to present a skincare product to my class. I have chosen you product to use in the presentation and part of the presentation is knowing the ingredients to the product. It would be extremely helpful if you could send me any information on the product. Thanks!!
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
(Etobicoke, Ontario)
on The Skincare Purifying Cleansing Foam
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