Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Body Shop Moisture White ~ #Review

If there is one thing I would love to do this summer is not to tan. I tan so easily regardless how much sunscreen I put on. When my skin is darker it makes me look older than I really am. My daughter has it worst during this summer because she has gotten a few more freckles that were not there before. I preferred my skin lighten and bright, something like you will see in Asian magazines. The Body Shop recently launched Moisture White Shiso in Canada that is very popular in Asia.

This supercharged brightening range is powered by Shiso, a member of the mint/basil herb family. It is believed to reduce early melanin making signals for brighter, more luminous skin. The collection:

Moisture White Shiso Cleansing Oil (125ml, $16) – contains vitamin C and liquorice extract. This lotion with its gel cream formula effectively removes the day’s make-up and impurities, cleansing the pores, reducing clogging and enhancing the appearance of darker skin around the eyes and nose.

Moisture White Shiso Foaming Facial Wash (150ml, $15) – expertly cleanses the skin whilst perfectly preserving its softness. It also contains vitamin C which helps promote skin clarity and radiance, as well as, liquorice extract, renowned for its soothing and skin-brighten properties. The instant mousse-to-foam, oil-free wash creates a luxuriously rich and creamy lather to cleanse and remove dead skin cells which contains melanin. Use every morning to cleanse, refresh and awaken the skin for a clearer softer and brighter complexion.

Moisture White Shiso Brightening Serum (30ml, $36) – This lightweight serum is proven to help reduce pigmentation. It brightens skin for a more translucent, even-toned complexion, and provides up to 12 hours of hydration, leaving skin that feels soft and supple.

Mositure White Shiso Concentrated Target Perfector (10ml, $24) – A light lotion in an easy to apply roller ball applicator for targeted action against dark spots to minimize their appearance. Moisture White Shiso Moisture Cream (50ml, $30) – an easy-absorbed, oil free daily moisturizer with shiso complex. Leaves skin feeling softer and looking illuminated Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside (30ml, $25) – this tinted, lightweight skincare BB cream contains ingredients from our bestselling serum. This enriched cream gives natural medium coverage as it brightens, soothes and protects. 7 benefits in every application: Brightening, Instant Hydration, Natural Finish, Easily Bendable, Soothing, Evens skin tone, lightweight. What causes brown spots: Exposure to UV activates the tyrosinase enzymes, which triggers melanocytes to produce melanin. Melanocytes deposit melanin into the surrounding cells to protect the skin from damaging sunlight. Excessive melanin production can lead to uneven skin tone, dark spots and patches of discolouration, known as hyper pigmentation.

The best way to have bright and vibrant skin is when my face is free from uneven skin tone and dark spots. Unfortunately I have some and I also noticed my mom’s skin has an increased amount of uneven skin tone and dark spots. One thing I know is that she does not use any sunscreen. I have a few but at least it has not gotten worst over the past few years since I have been religiously wearing sunscreen.

The Moisture White Shiso cleansing oil works amazingly on my skin. My makeup was removed in a jiffy. I love applying serum, cream, or gel with a metal applicator. It always feels wonderful when I use it on my face. I enjoy using the target perfector around the eyes. It is mostly where my dark spots and uneven skin tone are. I could rub this applicator on my face all day. The moisture cream has a thicker texture so I enjoy using this at night. My skin feels hydrated after I apply it on my face even after I wake up in the morning. The Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside provided great coverage – better than most BB creams. It provides a matte dry finish so anyone can skip apply powder if they choose to. It has a thicker texture and blends so easily. It mentioned it is for all skin type but I think it is more for women with lighter skin tone. I was a shade lighter than I am use to. This is the perfect BB cream if anyone wants to appear having a lighter skin tone than usual.

*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. Sounds like a lovely bunch of products.

  2. What a great line! I have the same type of skin in the summer that tans really quickly!

  3. Sounds a bit uncanny to me, I'm never too sure about all these skin lightening products on the market. I did notice whilst in Vietnam that nearly every product there has a lightning agent in it.