Shiseido Vital Perfection For 40+ Skin Review - Tried & Tested
By Ree

Shiseido Vital Perfection For 40+ Skin Review – Tried & Tested |AD*

9 Aug 2020

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I was slightly hesitant to take on this campaign because I hate getting bogged down by age categories. I know we are all supposed to embrace the age we are, but I find getting older, or at least admitting to it, very hard! I have been testing out the Shiseido Vital Perfection products for 40+ skin, and they are so good that I just couldn’t say no. Here’s what you need to know.

Shiseido Vital Perfection For 40+ Skin
Shiseido Vital Perfection For 40+ Skin

Shiseido skincare products (and their makeup too, in case you are wondering), have never let me down. They are incredible. The full product offering uses amazing Japanese technology that’s right at the cutting edge of the cosmetics industry. Did you know that Shiseido have eight global research centres? If you have never tried any Shiseido, and you love results driven beauty, I highly recommend you do.

What is Shiseido Vital Perfection?

Vital Perfection is the brand’s latest anti-ageing range and it is designed to not only address the appearance of lines and wrinkles but also dark spots, elasticity and firmness. I was particularly interested in the firming element because you do start to notice a bit of sagging at my age. This range has been created specifically for 40+ skin.

Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting & Firming Cream Enriched
Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting & Firming Cream Enriched

The Vital Perfection range includes:

Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting & Firming Emulsion SPF30

Key Benefits

  • Visibly lifts skin in one week
  • Firms and brightens in four weeks
  • Uses Shiseido’s ReNeura Technology++ which improves the communication between the brain & the skin for faster results
  • KURENAI-TruLift Complex targets loss of elasticity to improve firmness

My Review

I have the Uplifting And Firming Cream Enriched* and the Day Emulsion SPF 30* and I absolutely love them. Both products sit perfectly as the last step in my skincare regime and I use the Emulsion during the day before makeup, and the Cream Enriched at night after my serums and eye products.

Emulsion SPF30

The Emulsion SPF30 is the perfect last step before makeup because it makes my skin look smooth, plump and radiant and makeup applies over the top wonderfully. Also, my skin stays looking and feeling hydrated the whole day, and that juicy just applied skincare look hangs around.

Shiseido are masters of SPF and so you can trust that one pump of the emulsion will give sufficient protection against UV rays. Obviously you will need to top up if there is prolonged sun exposure.

Cream Enriched

I think the Uplifting And Firming Cream Enriched is my favourite. I have been using this as the last step at night, and honestly, I wake up with soft, nourished and bouncy skin. When I touch my skin it feels like freshly applied skincare. My complexion looks so plump, lifted and calm that it appears as if I have already done my skincare. It’s incredible.

Also, they both smell absolutely gorgeous. It isn’t obviously fragranced as such, but it just smells so soothing, calming and comforting. I actually feel like it’s the perfect scent for making you feel like everything is ok, if you know what I mean?


Both products have been such an amazing discovery. I have been testing them on and off for about 6 weeks, but every day and night for the last two, and I feel they have definitely increased the bounce and firmness in my skin, especially when I use the Cream Enriched at night.

Where to buy Shiseido Vital Perfection

The range includes five formats which are all available at Space NK* now.

Shiseido Vital Perfection For 40+ Skin
Shiseido Vital Perfection For 40+ Skin

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