Sometime during the earlier part of the week’s challenge…
I will forever remember last week as the week when I knew how much E takes my beauty blogging hobby seriously.
It was also the week when my skin got the most compliments it’s had in 29.75 years of existence.
As expected, I didn’t experience significant change spots-wise. To my standards, my skin is already pretty great compared how it was more than a year ago. It’s not poreless-level smooth but it’s the best it’s behaved since I was a baby.
The 7th Day
Before Serum and Mask
Please excuse the messy hair.
With the minor spots that I have, no significant fading occurred.
Hello spots! You’re still there.
But skin texture-wise, oh… my… goodness… I feel like everyday was facial day. My skin looked smoother, my pores seem blurred, and the fine lines seem diffused. Every single day, I received compliments along the lines of:
Parang blooming ka…
Anong ginawa mo?
You look good today (with matching himas sa mukha) – E.
Note that my skin didn’t get lighter. I’m just not skillful with the camera. I think I was supposed to adjust the white balance feature (?).
Putting on the facial mask for 10 minutes.
|After removing the mask
and washing off the “essence”.
I wish my skin could look like this foe-ever.
I don’t think the serum and the mask made my skin lighter in any way. I didn’t put the serum on my neck and if you check the photo below, you can see that my face didn’t get lighter than the rest of me.
| Again with the white balance,
aargh, must learn to tinker with my camera.
To be honest, I don’t care much for whitening. What matters to me is what it did to my forehead after it suffered a pimple apocalypse earlier this week. Look how the pimples didn’t leave any evidence of existence. Ok, there’s a few very light marks here in there… But as I said — VERY light.
I don’t think the serum made the zits disappear though. Credit for that should go to the ton of topical acne medication I was using alongside this serum. But the dark marks that I usually get from when my pimples heal… they’re absent with this bad boy. Usually they fade only until after 2 weeks. With the serum, my pimples turned from red to very light freckle-like brown spots that can be left without makeup.
If the serum + mask combo were currently within my current acceptable spent on skin care, I would repurchase. Currently, the 19g tube is still not empty, I wonder how long before it goes out. If the cost per day falls within an acceptable range, I just might get it (taking into consideration the discount coupon that Shiseido sent me. If not for that, I won’t even consider).
Nonetheless, it was a really fun experiment. I get a kick for everytime E examines my face to see how the 7-day challenge was going.
I can’t say much as to how it would work for freckles and age spots coz I don’t have them. But with old pimple marks, 7 days wasn’t enough to make them fade. With fresh ones, this is awesomeness in its purest form.