So Benefiance is marketed to women in their 40's, but that doesn't mean no one else can use it! :P I like their Creamy Cleansing Foam. A lot. Actually, a good friend of mine, who's my age by the way, introduced it to me. She said she uses it because it smells nice. And I went out and bought a tube of it the next day. What can I say? She's a pretty little thing and she sells.
***Picture from Shiseido USA.
At first, the fragrance was kind of strange. But then before I knew it, it grew on me. My first impression is that it smells like an old woman's lotion. But then when you give it a better whiff, it has this very gentle powdery scent. Very soothing. I've been using it for the past 2 years now. I stopped for a while because I thought it was drying out my skin. But then we all know who the true culprit is - the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection SPF 55 PA+++. Yes, the goddamn sunscreen. I gave my barely used bottle away to tweenage brother, and what do you know, it cleared out his acne - yes, it's THAT drying!!! But it's kind of cool he actually uses it. He used to be like, "Sunscreens are for sissies!" Now he's like, "Hey, my sunscreen's running out! Crap! Gotta swing by the Shiseido counter get a new bottle (and make my other sister pay for it)!" Brat.
Anyways, back to the topic.
The Creamy Cleansing Foam does what it claims. It washes well, but doesn't fry my dry skin. Did I mention it smells nice? It does not create a soapy or bubbly lather, but rather a creamy one. And you don't need much at all for a nice wash. Just tiny little bit will do for the face. I also use it to wash my neck (front and back) and chest, so I use about pea-size dollop. I use it twice a day in the morning and at night, and it lasts for months and months and months. If I counted correctly, my last tube lasted me a whopping 8 months!! So yes, it's expensive, $33 a tube, but for 8 freaking months it's worth every penny.
Sweet September 2011 with Anna Sui GWP
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