Shiseido Waso Line: Review/First Impression of Few Products from the Line!

The Waso line is just introduced to Malaysia, and I'm just drawn to whole chic and minimal packaging! The Waso line is designed for millenials, with good wholesome key ingredients and on the go packaging/function. It utilizes the concept of Washoku, which is a Japanese cuisine philosophy of preparing an ingredient to maximize the flavor and benefit of the ingredient. 

From left: Soft + Cushy Polisher, Quick Gentle Cleanser (trial size in tube, full size in bottle), Clear Mega Hydrating Cream, Fresh Jelly Lotion


 @shiseidomalaysiaWaso line is having a roadshow at MidValley Megamall so I asked my bf to get me the roadshow exclusive set called Free to be Me. In the kit there's a full size and trial size of the Quick Gentle Cleanser, a full size of the Fresh Jelly Lotion, a trial size of Soft + Cushy Polisher and a trial size of Clear Mega Hydrating Cream. I also got a sample of the Color Smart Day Moisturizer that is not pictured here.

Apart from what I've tried here, there are other products in the line that I might try in the future. Those products are the Smart Color Day Moisturizer Oil Free (ordered and waiting for it to come!) and the Quick Matte Moisturizer Oil Free. I will review/ make a post of first impression of them if I got my hands on them. 

First impression:


🍯Quick Gentle Cleanser: 
a non-foaming really gentle cleanser with honey and royal jelly. pH is 4-5, and doesn't feel stripping at all. It smells like hotel shower gel but really pleasant lolol. Great cleanser with not so great price point 😭; definitely dupable.


Key Ingredients

Honey Extract
Nurtures skin for a healthy look
Royal Jelly Extract 
Delivers amino acids, vitamins and minerals to skin’s surface for added moisture.
Trimethylglycine (TMG)
Provides moisture for soft skin.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Peg-8 Diisostearate, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Isostearic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Peg-10 Dimethicone, Caramel, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Limonene, Betaine, Honey(Mel/Miel), Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Royal Jelly Extract, BHT

Usage: Use as first step in skincare routine to remove impurities. Will need a makeup remover to take off heavier makeup

Update: Found out that this contains SLS, which might be a little harsh on some skin. 

Soft + Cushy Polisher and Quick Gentle Cleanser


🌱Soft + Cushy Polisher: 
The scrub is okay-ish, but not as soft as Skinfood Rice Wash Off Mask. It works but I prefer the Skinfood, both for the price, value and feel on the skin.


Key Ingredients

Soy Extract
Remove excess surface cells and impurities deep in pores
Sebum Absorbing Powder
Helps catch unsaturated fatty acids that can cause skin troubles

Ingredients: Water(Aqua/Eau), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sd Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Cellulose, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Fragrance (Parfum), Betaine, Potassium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Sodium Metaphosphate, Disodium Edta, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Iron Oxides (CI 77492)

Usage: Use a dime size dollop after cleanser 1-2 times per week. Massage in circular motion on dampened skin and rinse thoroughly with cold/lukewarm water

Update: Contains Alcohol Denat which might be a little drying for some folks. 

🍮Fresh Jelly Lotion:

a gel type lotion that transform into lotion for an ultimate shot of hydration. The key ingredient is white jelly mushroom. The gel is really soothing and your skin just drinks up the hydration. It absorbs fast and there is none of those icky sticky feeling. Wonderful lotion, though I have a feeling it's dupable. Not sure if it's similar to Son & Park Beauty Gel. Smells fresh and really pleasant without being overwhelming.

Key Ingredients

White Jelly Mushroom Extract 
Helps deliver moisture to skin’s deeper layers.
Aqua-in-pool, Glycerin 
Helps promote absorption of effective ingredients.
Trimethlglycine, Trehalose, Erythritol, Lamium Album Extract 
Delivers long-lasting moisture to promote skin’s optimal condition.
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
Helps suppress the look of redness from blemishes.

Ingredients: Water(Aqua/Eau), Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine, Erythritol, Trehalose, Peg/Ppg-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Dimer Dilinoleyl Peg-44/Poly(1,2-Butanediol)-15 Dimethyl Ether, Peg-240/Hdi Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Carbomer, Lauryl Betaine, Fragrance (Parfum), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Lamium Album Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Sodium Benzoate, BHT, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Tocopherol

Usage: Use after cleanser/scrub as a toning/essence step. Squeeze a dime sized amount on cotton pad or palm and smooth over face.

Update: This one is alcohol-free!

Quick Gentle Cleanser, Clear Mega Hydrating Cream, Fresh Jelly Lotion


🐰Clear Mega Hydrating Cream: This gel cream is formulated with whole carrot, and omg I'm so in love with this firm gel that I'm gonna get a full size when I ran out of this. It's pretty hydrating and just plumps up my face, but it's so lightweight and it doesn't even feel like I'm wearing any cream except that my skin is hydrated! I was looking for a silicone-y moisturizer and this is the ONE for me. Caveat: contains alcohol and silicone, which I'm fine with.


Key Ingredients

Whole Carrot Cells
Delivers hydration for skin that looks healthy and moisturized.
PhytoResist System+ 
Helps heighten skin’s resistance to internal and external stressors while also infusing rich moisture.
Peony Root Extract
Helps prevent the appearance of skin imperfections.
Glycylglycine
Helps improve the look of pores.

Ingredients: Water(Aqua/Eau), Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol, Xylitol, Sd Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Peg-20, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Dipeptide-15, Dimethicone, Erythritol, Peg-150, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Trehalose, Sodium Chloride, Betaine, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Peg/Ppg-19/19 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Trisodium Edta, Peg/Ppg-17/4 Dimethyl Ether, Caffeine, Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Metabisulfite, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, BHt, Lamium Album Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Protoplasts, Citrus Junos Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Benzoic Acid, Beta-Carotene (CI 75130)

Usage: Use as the last step of day/evening routine. Take two pearl sized drops and smooth over skin, can be used on top of makeup. 

🍐Color Smart Day Moisturizer: This color changing moisturizer has spf30 and is great for quick errand/indoor use. It looks like my skin but better, acne scarred and all but fresh :) I like the concept of it that I ordered the oil free version!

Key Ingredients

Whole Carrot Cells
Delivers hydration for skin that looks healthy and moisturized.
PhytoResist System+ 
Helps heighten skin’s resistance to internal and external stressors while also infusing rich moisture.
Anti-Pollution Powder
Helps suppress shine and helps skin resist the effects of pollutants
Glycylglycine
Helps improve the look of pores.

Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Sd Alcohol 40-B, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triisostearin, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Dipropylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Erythritol, Silica, Trehalose, Peg-6, Peg-32, Caffeine, Betaine, Peg/Ppg-17/4 Dimethyl Ether, Dipeptide-15, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Lamium Album Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Protoplasts, Citrus Junos Seed Extract, Ppg-17, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Isostearic Acid, Trisodium Edta, Butylene Glycol, Polyester-1, Alcohol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Bht, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica, Monene, Linalool, Alanine, Butylene Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Tocopherol

Usage: As the last step of your day routine (I use this after the Mega Hydrating Cream as this contain SPF, but since the cream can be used on top of makeup, I doubt there is much difference). Take two pearl sized drops and smooth over skin. I do a small circular motion to blend the shade to my skin. 

I will update in the future once I've used them long enough! So far I'm integrating them in my routine and loving how simple it made my life already :D

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