Shiseido Waso Skincare Review

shiseido waso review

Shiseido is a Japanese skincare and cosmetics company founded in Tokyo in 1872. They are credited with establishing the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan and now sell their innovative beauty products worldwide. Shiseido has been a real staple on the UK market for many years and can be found on many a beauty counter country-wide. Today I am reviewing Shiseido’s WASO range. With natural ingredients, Waso morning and nighttime skincare regimen balances and hydrates skin while targeting oiliness, blemishes and visible pores.

Shiseido has launched their WASO line aimed at the female Millennials and makeup/skincare minimalists. This cleanser is unique in the fact that it foams without water and it does do a decent job removing non-waterproof makeup. I like that it contains the emollient honey and is alcohol-free. Here is the Shiseido WASO skincare review featuring my favourite products from the range.

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Shiseido Waso Quick Gentle Cleanser Review

Shiseido Waso Quick Gentle Cleanser is an alcohol-free, oil-free, honey-gel cleanser that foams without water to remove makeup while removing dirt and excess oil. Formulated with honey and royal jelly extracts, this gentle cleanser rinses off clean and nurtures skin by protecting its moisture. Skin feels soft, clean and healthy-looking to prevent the appearance of imperfections.

It’s suitable for dry, oily, normal, combination and sensitive skin. Dermatologist-tested. Non-comedogenic. Paraben-free. Oil-free. Alcohol-free.

  • Formulated with Honey Extract to nurture the skin for a healthy look.
  • Contains Royal Jelly Extract to deliver amino acids, vitamins and minerals to skin’s surface for added moisture.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin troubles.

How to Use Shiseido Waso Quick Gentle Cleanser

As the first step of your skincare routine in the morning and evening, squeeze a dime-size amount into the palm of the hand and massage carefully over the face before rinsing. Makeup remover can be used for heavier makeup.

Key Ingredients

  • Honey and Royal Jelly Extract nurture skin for a healthy look.
  • Contains Trimethylglycine with humectant properties for moisturizing benefits.

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Shiseido Waso Soft Cushy Polisher Review

Shiseido Waso Soft Cushy Polisher is a gentle, skin-refining exfoliating polish that removes impurities in an environmentally friendly formula. Gently polishes and clears pores to help reduce skin imperfections with biodegradable, plant-based cellulose granules in a whipped, tofu-like formula. Leaves skin feeling silky and smooth. Formulated with tofu, made from soybeans to help smooth and support skin. It leaves the skin feeling extra clean and smooth.

This polisher is suitable for dry, oily, normal, combination and sensitive skin. Dermatologist-tested. Non-comedogenic.

  • Formulated with three different types of scrubbing agents to give skin a beautiful smooth look and feel.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin troubles.
  • Sebum Absorbing Powder helps absorb excess sebum for smooth, non-oily skin while minimizing visible pores.

How to Use Shiseido Waso Soft Cushy Polisher

After cleansing, take a dime-sized drop onto the fingertip and smooth over the face, avoiding the mouth and eye areas. Lightly massage the polisher using small, circular motions and rinse thoroughly with cold or lukewarm water. Recommended to be used 1-2 times a week as part of your skincare regimen.

Key Ingredients

  • Formulated with Soy Extract to help remove excess surface cells and impurities deep in pores.
  • Helps catch unsaturated fatty acids that can cause skin troubles with Sebum Absorbing Powder.


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Shiseido Waso Fresh Jelly Lotion Review

Shiseido Waso Fresh Jelly Lotion – gel-to-liquid softening lotion is alcohol-free and helps restore skin’s moisture by locking in water for dewy, plump skin. Formulated with White Jelly Mushroom Extract to deliver rich moisture for the healthy-looking skin. This refreshing gel formula helps reduce the appearance of visible pores and reduce shine. A perfect moisturizing solution for skin that has just been cleaned. My favourite thing about it is that it balances my skin’s pH balance preparing it for the moisturiser.

This jelly lotion is suitable for dry, oily, normal, combination and sensitive skin. Dermatologist-tested. Non-comedogenic. Paraben-free. Mineral oil-free. Alcohol-free.

  • Helps optimize skin’s pH balance for a beautiful appearance.

After 1 week of use:

    • 98% felt skin is less dry
    • 97% felt less concern of sebum and shine
    • 97% felt visible pores improved
    • 97% felt skin is being nurtured
    • 96% felt skin is plumper
    • 96% felt skin is dewier

(Tested on 102 women)

How to Use Shiseido Waso Fresh Jelly Lotion

After cleansing, squeeze a dime size amount onto a cotton pad or the palm of a hand and smooth over face. Follow with your moisturiser.

Key Ingredients

  • The White Jelly Mushroom has long been treasured in Japan as a food for the beautiful skin. Like a sponge, it holds onto water and bounces back to its plump, just-picked state when soaked. White Jelly Mushroom Extract helps deliver moisture to the skin’s deeper layers.
  • Formulated with Aqua-in-pool and Glycerin to help promote absorption of effective ingredients.
  • Formulated with Trimethylglycine, Trehalose, Erythritol and Lamium Album Extract to help deliver long-lasting moisture to promote skin’s optimal condition.
  • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate helps suppress the look of redness from blemishes.

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Shiseido Waso Quick Matte Moisturizer Oil-Free Review

Shiseido Waso Quick Matte Moisturizer Oil-Free is an oil-free, oil-balancing gel emulsion to instantly mattify and balance skin with 24-hour hydration. Smooths and hydrates skin with a shine-reducing, sebum-absorbing powder to maintain a matte look. The dewy texture feels refreshing and leaves skin feeling smooth, hydrated and less shiny. Formulated with whole Loquat Leaf Cells, which are carefully extracted to keep their wholeness harnessed for an anti-oxidant effect and to help balance skin’s oil levels. Loquat Leaf has an antioxidant effect that is known to help suppress sebum breakdown. It’s a perfect lightweight moisturiser for summer.

This moisturiser is suitable for dry, oily, normal, combination and sensitive skin. Dermatologist-tested. Non-comedogenic. Paraben-free. Oil-free.

  • PhytoResist System+ uses the power of botanicals to help heighten skin’s resistance to internal and external stressors while also infusing rich moisture.
  • Sebum Absorbing Powder helps absorb excess sebum for smooth, non-oily skin while minimizing visible pores.

After 4 weeks:

    • 100% experienced less concern about sebum and shine.
    • 100% experienced less dryness.
    • 100% felt like the skin is being nurtured.
    • 100% felt skin is smoother.
    • 100% felt roughness is improved.
    • 99% felt skin has more clarity.
    • 95% felt visible pores are improved.

(Tested on 104 women)

How to use Shiseido Waso Quick Matte Moisturizer Oil-Free

I use it as the last step in your morning and evening skincare routine. Press the pump twice to dispense formula onto cotton pad or palm of a hand and smooth gently over the skin.

Key Ingredients

  • Formulated with whole Loquat Cells to help suppress sebum breakdown and balance skin’s oil levels.
  • Glycylglycine helps prevent and improve visible pores.
  • PhytoResist System+ with Trimethylglycine, Trehalose Lamium Album Extract, Erythritol and Yuzu Seed Extract infuses skin with moisture for a healthy, hydrated look.
  • Helps prevent the appearance of skin imperfections with Peony Root Extract.


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  1. August 7, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    I miss Sheseido! They recently closed all their stores in my country 🙁 now I have to purchse them either abroad or online.

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  2. August 9, 2018 / 7:57 am

    This looks really good. I’d love to try this myself. Thanks for sharing dear! Also, your photos are lovely!
    Jessica |

  3. August 11, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    Ahhh I never get tired of Shiseido! Their skincare + beauty products are absolutely amazing! Love the Waso cleanser!

    Vivian x

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