Shiseido Future Solution LX Universal Defense SPF 50+ is an innovative and luxurious daytime protective cream for the face, neck, décolletage and body. It intensely defends against modern day aggressors such as UV rays, air pollutants, dryness and photo-environmental radicals *. It helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots, roughness and wrinkles for healthy, beautiful-looking skin now and over time. Its rich texture has a comfortable application that leaves skin feeling smooth and it also leaves skin feeling very hydrated. It can also be used as a primer under foundation for flawless skin and maximum protection.
This broad spectrum sun protection has an SPF of 50+ and contains Octinoxate 4.9%, Octocrylene 3.0 %, Oxybenzone 1.0% and Zinc Oxide 15.4 %. The first three are chemical sunscreens and the last is a mineral sunscreen. The zinc oxide in this is high and it does give the product some trouble when smoothing it in. But eventually it does smooth in very well, it just takes a little bit longer because of the higher percentage in the cream.
This cream is formulated with Gentiana Urnula Flower Extract to help protect against harmful radicals; is also formulated with an exclusive Skingenecell 1P to provide age defending benefits; a hybrid anti-pollution powder that helps protect the skin against various air pollutants**; has SuperVeil-UV 360™ technology for even coverage and powerful UV protection; is made with Aura Radiance Powder that has a unique light reflection technology and helps to blur signs of aging, promotes a brighter, more even looking skin tone; this cream is water resistant for up to 40 minutes; and Cashmere Touch Emulsion Technology creates a dewy, non-greasy texture for a moisturized, smooth feel on the skin. The best way to use this is to take an appropriate amount and smooth onto the palm of the the hand and thoroughly blend into the skin. Use as the last step in the skincare routine.
I really like this sunscreen. It works as a sunscreen, moisturizer and a primer all rolled into one. It is very thick and you don’t need much to cover the entire face, neck and décolleté. It absorbs into skin quickly. As mentioned above there is a slight white residue on the skin but it does disappear very soon. This cream does work quite well as a sunscreen. I have been using it for weeks now and have not had any problems with my skin getting more freckles or sun damage. It is slightly dewy on the skin, which is nice too. So if you decide not to wear foundation, this cream leaves skin looking beautiful, not flat and matte like most sunscreens. And is sinks right into the skin, making it non-greasy and no residue left to touch.
*Can be generated by daily pollutants when exposed to UV rays.
**in vitro tests
Shiseido Future Solution LX Universal Defense SPF 50+ retails for $90.00 (1.90 fl.oz./50mL) and can be purchased online at www.shiseido.com, www.bloomingdales.com, www.sephora.com, www.macys,com, and www.nordstrom.com. It can also be purchased at Shiseido counters at the brick and mortar stores of these stores listed above. Like Shiseido on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiseido; Follow Shiseido on Twitter: @shiseidoworld; Follow Shiseido on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/shiseido/; Subscribe to Shiseido on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/shiseidousa and Follow Shiseido on Instagram: http://instagram.com/shiseido.
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