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Can this be used to prep for my eye cream?
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Is this a setting spray? Good for oily skin?
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Safe for use after using my PMD? (Personal Microderm)
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Does this tighten pores? If not, can someone please recommend a product that is safe for dry/very dry skin but will tighten my pores! Thank you!
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Is this more of a hydrating mist or can it be used as a toner?
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I use an acne medication on my face, cream and liquid, would I put this on before or after toner?
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Does the alcohol content strip away moisture?
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If I have very oily skin would this product still be for me?
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What moisturizer do you guys like to pair this with? I want to buy this and a higher end but not incredibly expensive moisturizer to pair this with!


Shiseido IBUKI Softening Concentrate

What it is: A deep-infusion formula that delivers powerful ingredients into the skin for a softer, smoother feel. What it is formulated to do: By supplying skin with generous moisture, this deep-infusion formula helps deliver the most effective ingredients into the skin for an immediate soft, smooth feel. It also enhances the benefits of other skin care products while creating an even palette for cosmetics. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates
Questions & Answers:
7 Questions
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17 Answers
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Questions & Answers for Shiseido IBUKI Softening Concentrate

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How do you use this?
Do you apply with your fingers or with a cotton pad?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
jporter86
(Wichita, KS)
on IBUKI Softening Concentrate
6 answers
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answer 1
I use my fingers, which seems to work fine.
answered 11 months ago
chunkorama
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
I put one pump in my palm, rub my hands together and then apply all over my face, then down on to my neck
answered 11 months ago
KLB14
answer 3
Cotton pads (I recommend the cotton pads from the same company). You can use your fingers in a pinch, but you lose a lot of product that way. You also risk putting dirt and oils back on to your clean face.
answered 11 months ago
tokidollchic
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 4
I apply it with clean hands after washing my face. I would not recommend using a cotton pad or any other tool to apply. The consistency is very fluid so if you used a cotton pad or any other tool it would mostly be absorbed by the tool. (side note - I suggest you pump a small amount at a time because a little goes a long way)
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
kurum
(san francisco, ca)
answer 5
Either will work. I received a free sample of the Shiseido facial cotton when I purchased the Ibuki line, and it worked really well to apply it, but I didn't worry about purchasing it when I ran out. It's not so liquid as to run through your fingers, and I think it's actually more economical (you need less because none of it gets soaked into the cotton pad). I usually don't even need a full pump to cover my whole face. Just make sure your fingers are clean so you aren't redepositing oil and dirt onto your face.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
KayleighB
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 6
We recommend using the Shiseido Facial Cotton to apply this product: http://goo.gl/3a096W
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
kevinbt
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Sensitive skin?
Can anyone with sensitive skin tell me how they reacted to this?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
tessie84
(Boston, MA)
on IBUKI Softening Concentrate
5 answers
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answer 1
I have very sensitive skin and I love this product! very gentle and effective
answered 11 months ago
KLB14
answer 2
I have very sensitive skin so I can tell you for me it worked very well. What I did was try a small amount on the inside of my wrist at the store just to make sure. I do apply it all over my face and have found that it has not causes any skin irritations. Hope this helps~
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
kurum
(san francisco, ca)
answer 3
yes this stuff is great. it really helps other products absorb. and i have very sensitive skin, this is calming. no long term effects I think but I look better using it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Boga
(Boston MA)
answer 4
I have such sensitive skin, I can't use water to clean. I previously use la Roche posay, but the Ibuki line is great. I will even try the cleanser since this product works well. Husband bought moisturizer for me as well and my skin looks great.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
canminimalist
(Alberta, Canada)
answer 5
Please be very cautious if you have sensitive skin. This product has a pretty high alcohol content, which means it STINGS when I tried it on my hand (although I did not try it on my face after the sting on my hand...)
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
lunica
(Boston, MA)
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When/how do I use
How do I use this?
Which order do I use the following?
Face wash
Softening concentrate
Refining moisturizer
Serum
Eye cream
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
jadiee
(Huntington Beach, CA)
on IBUKI Softening Concentrate
2 answers
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answer 1
You might want to skip serum or eye cream--that could be too much for your skin. this softener itself like a serum with less richness. But it can't replace serum. And if you want to work on the early winkles, you prob want to move on to a higher end softener.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Benita1009
answer 2
Wash, softener, serum, moisturizer and eye cream
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
colleenyweeny
(New Jersey)
Question
I want to add something new to my routine. I am looking at the softener or the boscia tsubaki oil. Not sure what would be best? I have dry skin.
asked 10 months ago
beautymom1
on IBUKI Softening Concentrate
1 answer
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answer 1
If you are super dry(like me, dry skin could hanging around my nose and upper lip whole day), use Shisedo. Skin absorb this softener very well, and it won't affect your day time make up. The oil could make your make up very messy.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Benita1009
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Use with retinoid?
I want to use this with a prescription retinoid, but I don't know when to put it on-- before or after?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
MegfromPA
(Lancaster, PA)
on IBUKI Softening Concentrate
1 answer
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answer 1
I think you use this first after cleansing, before any other products.
answered 11 months ago
chunkorama
(San Francisco, CA)
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can a teenager use this?
I'm 15 years old and my skin often feels kind of tense and tight after I cleanse my face, and I'm wondering if this can help that. I'm just worried that the anti-aging properties etc. might have a negative affect on my skin.
asked 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Anonymous
on IBUKI Softening Concentrate
1 answer
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answer 1
Teenagers do not need anti-aging products. If your skin feels tight after cleansing, your cleanser is drying your skin out. Use a moisturizer after cleansing or find a new cleanser that doesn't tighten your skin.
answered 2 weeks, 5 days ago
LindsayBT
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Is this a serum or what is this exactly?
asked 6 months ago
beautymom1
on IBUKI Softening Concentrate
1 answer
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answer 1
I use this as the "toner" step in my skincare regimen. It is supposed to prep your skin for the next steps in your skincare routine such as serums and moisturizers. However, it's not like your typical toner in that it has more of a moisturizing/balancing property than cleansing.
answered 4 weeks ago
missceelei
(CA)
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