The Elixir of Skin Clarity & Youth Retention
Todays market is filled with youth retention and brightening products, Za from the House of Shiseido just launched a similar product last month. The company tested the product on Indian skin before launching and those used the serum experienced…
88% Makes skin Firmer…
91% Gives even toned skin…
85% Skin looks younger…
85% Age spots reduced…
91% retains youthful Skin…
But how much of this is true?
Lets find out!
The serum has some really great ingredients which have proven efficacy towards what they claim;
Retinol + 4MSK (Retinol-White Complex): 4MSK is Shiseido’s patented ingredient which helps in brightening and spot correction while Retinol helps in anti-ageing.
Vitamin A Plamitate: Retinol which is a Vitamin A derivative increases cell turnover and collagen production reducing and preventing fine lines and wrinkles.
Bio-Hyaluronic acid: This boosts the skin’s moisture levels and thus improves skin elasticity.
Marine Elastin: Connects the collagen to accelerate the skin’s firmness.
Yuzu Seed Extract: It promotes the skin’s ability to produce collagen.
Apricot Extract & Vitamin C combination: Inhibits excessive melanin production.
Magnesium, Calcium & Glycerine: helps by locking in the moisture.
Below is the full Ingredient list:
Water, Alcohol, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl, Trimethicone, Glycerin, Peg-20, Trehalose, Potassium Methoxysalicylate, Isostearic Acid, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Carbomer, Lauryl Betaine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zanthan Gum, Fragrance, Acrylates /C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Prunus Armeniaca (apricot) Juice, Zea Mays (corn) Oil, Limonene, Magnesium Chloride, Hexyl Cinnamal, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Junos Seed Extract, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, Soluble Collagen, Prunus Persica (peach), Kernel Extract.
Im a sucker for good packaging, Za perfect solution has a sophisticated glass bottle. The bottle is metallic white with bright metallic pink cap and a pump dispenser. Undoubtedly the bottle is super gorgeous and looks rather luxe for its price. Its an opaque glass bottle and you can’t see how much of the product is remaining which is rather irritating as you will have to open it up to check the remaining quantity.
It has signature ZA fragrance which really like but which can be a problem for those who have a sensitive nose, yet I believe its a very pleasant and soothing fragrance and there is nothing artificial about the fragrance.
The serum is milky white and its very lightweight in texture which sinks into the parched skin. It is a hydrating serum but might not be enough for drier weathers, it gets absorbed really quickly and leaves a dewy finish to the skin. Note: In case you have dilated pores it will accentuate the appearance of enlarged pores.
I always steer away from products that are comedogenic and this serum has Isostearic Acid as the emulsifier which is highly comedogenic. However, I got to know it after using the serum for about 15 days and as it had not broken me out till then I continued to use it without any issues. Yet I would say those who have acne prone skin or have a history of acne must steer clear, though I have acne prone skin but I have been on Accutane and will not get acne for at least six months even after exploiting my skin. Hence, I said steer clear if you suffer with acne.
How to use it
Apply morning and evening, after toner and before moisturizer. Push pump twice to dispense serum onto palm and smooth over face.
My Experience Using this Serum
It has proven well worth to its claim and did brighten my skin, can’t say much about fine lines or signs of ageing as I dont have them. Also, the brightening effect is not lasting i.e its preventive and not curing as I start to get dull skin after two days if I stopped using it.
Will I buy it again:
I might not as I have my go to serum which is far far more powerful and filled with potent ingredients. Yet for someone who is their 20s and wants to add an anti ageing serum should consider it.
The Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum is priced at ₹1299 for 30ml.