Brighten Up with Senka Skincare & Face Masks

In my skincare journey, I haven’t got the chance to try a lot of Japanese beauty brands but it is thanks to @cosme MalaysiaI’ve been discovering several brands that are ruling their Best Cosmetics Awards; beauty ranking based on honest reviews and a face cleanser from the brand Senka by Shiseido is actually the No. 1 facial cleanser in Japan for 10 years! That fact simply is making me want to try the cleanser for sure but today I’ll be sharing with you guys about their brightening skincare products with a new addition to the whole Senka White line that’s just perfect for our hot and humid weather also some face masks from the brand that caters all skin type.

First, let’s go to this 3-in-1 product that I’ve been enjoying a lot especially on a rushed morning!


Senka White CC Whitening Serum SPF50+ PA++++

Product Description:

  • Reduce appearance of dark spots
  • Keep skin moisturised
  • The Colour Correction (CC) effect enhances and brightens your skin tone
  • Formulated with silky skin beautifying powder; helps foundation glide on skin.

Highlighted Ingredients:

  • Formulated with “Natu-ence Formulation”: Naturally Derived Japanese Ingredient activated by Shiseido Skincare Technology
  • Whitening ingredient: m-tranexamic acid
  • The power of naturally derived Rice bran Oil, honey, white cocoon essence, Sakura leaf extracts
  • Double Hyaluronic Acid

Capacity: 40g

Water, Alcohol, PEG-6, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Silica, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Aluminium Hydroxide, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Honey, Sericin, Hydrolyzed Silk, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Dimethylacrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Crosspolymer, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Stearoxy Ether, PEG/PPG-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Tocopherol, BHT, 3-0-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Talc, Butylene Glycol, Prunus Speciosa Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides.

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Packaging:

There are product full descriptions printed on the label at the back of the box but I don’t see the ingredients list

The product comes in that pretty small soft pink tube with a screw cap and small tube opening so it’s so easy to control the amount of product that you need to dispense.

APPLICATION

When it comes to sunscreens and makeup bases, I always dispense about 5 to 8 cm of thin line of the product depending on its consistency. Try adjust the amount of product and make sure to evenly spread the along your facial area.

As you can see, the product is in pinkish colour that provides tone-up effect together with high SPF so it is actually perfect as makeup base especially when I’m using foundation. I do feel like the finishing is a bit silky probably due to Dimethicone containing in the product. Once spread well and even on the skin, you can see there is only slightly tone-up effect with matte finish.


BRIGHTEN UP WITH
SENKA JUNPAKU WHITE SKINCARE

Now, let’s talk about Senka brightening skincare that is perfect for my morning skincare routine because I usually opt for brightening products that helps with fighting our hot and humid weather, preferably with a little bit of silicone for that smooth and silky finish with hydration as a bonus for my currently dehydrated skin.

Senka Junpaku White Beauty Lotion II: Rich & Moisture

Product Description:

  • The water combines the moisture balancing effect of a watery lotion and the treatment effect of a brightening serum in one. It is medicated with Shiseido-developed m-tranexamic acid to treat and prevent excess pigmentation caused by UV rays. New “Natuence” technology combines natural Japanese ingredients (silk, rice bran, and honey) with Shiseido’s skincare science to deeply hydrate and plump up dry skin.
  • Double Hyaluronic Acid (sodium hyaluronate and sodium acetylated hyaluronate) further replenishes skin with moisture.
  • The water lotion balances moisture levels and helps target dark spots and freckles for supple skin with improved clarity.
  • 2 moisturising levels available:
    • I – Refreshing formula
    • II – Rich and moisturising formula

Capacity: 200ml

Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol, Dimethicone, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Honey, Sericin, Hydrolysed Silk, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Mineral Oil, PEG-10 Dimethicone, PEG-20 Glyceryl Isostearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Lauryl Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Metabisulfite, PEG/PPG-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Butylene Glycol, Prunus Speciosa Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.

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Packaging:

The product comes in a white opaque bottle with regular cap for easy dispense. There’s Japanese product description at the back 

APPLICATION​

As you can see, the toner is quite watery with milky colour. I usually use cotton pad for first application of toner but I do enjoy layering the toner for 2 to 3 times depending on my skin condition on that day. 

 

Senka Junpaku White Beauty Serum

Product Description:

  • The serum is medicated with Shiseido-developed m-tranexamic acid to treat and prevent excess pigmentation caused by UV rays.
  • New “Natuence” technology uses Shiseido’s skincare science to harness the benefits of natural Japanese ingredients (white silk, rice bran, honey, and Japanese mugwort) to deeply hydrate and plump up dry skin.
  • Double Hyaluronic Acid (sodium hyaluronate and sodium acetylated hyaluronate) further replenishes skin with moisture.

Capacity: 35g

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Polydecene, PEG-400, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Petrolatum, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Sodium Metabisulfite, PEG/PPG-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Honey, Sericin, Hydrolysed Silk, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Artemisia Princeps Extract, Hydrolysed Conchiolin Protein, Prunus Speciosa Leaf Extract, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.

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Packaging:

The product comes in that small tube with a small opening to easily control the amount dispensed. Again, there’s only Japanese product description at the back of the tube.

APPLICATION

The product has a rich, creamy texture that absorbed in rather quickly and leaving the skin feeling soft and supple to touch.


Senka Junpaku White Beauty Gel Cream

Product Description:

  • The 5-in-1 gel can be used immediately after cleansing skin as an all-in-one skincare step, replacing the need for a watery lotion, beauty serum, moisturiser milk, face cream, and mask.
  • It is medicated with Shiseido-developed m-tranexamic acid to treat and prevent excess pigmentation caused by UV rays.
  • New “Natuence” technology uses Shiseido’s skincare science to harness the benefits of natural Japanese ingredients (silk, rice bran, and honey) to deeply hydrate and plump up dry skin.
  • Double Hyaluronic Acid (sodium hyaluronate and sodium acetylated hyaluronate) further replenishes skin’s moisture levels.
  • Its thick gel texture melts right into skin to give long-lasting moisture while restoring clarity. Skin feels smoother and plumper, and complexion looks more radiant and evenly toned.

Capacity: 50ml

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, PEG-20, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Behenyl Alcohol, Batyl Alcohol, PEG-60 Glyceryl Isostearate, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG/PPG-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Honey, Sericin, Hydrolysed Silk, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Metabisulfite, Butylene Glycol, Prunus Speciosa Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol.

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Packaging:

The product comes in a soft pink glass tub. There’s a manufacturing and expiring date printed at the bottom of the tub and it was sealed with a clear plastic cover.

APPLICATION

As you can see above, the gel cream is actually quite thick but once spread even on skin, it absorbed in nicely leaving it with nicely moisturised, soft skin. 

THOUGHTS

Whether adding one or the 4 products from this brightening skincare line from Senka, I do feel these actually help in maintaining the skin moisture as it contains hydrating ingredients. When it comes to the brightening effect, I believe it is going to take some time before I can actually see it but for now I can say that these are all nice and easy to incorporate into my morning skincare routine.

With most brightening skincare products I have tried in the past dried out my skin in the end of finishing the products, I would sure hope these products will not dry out my skin although I rather doubt it especially when the toner feels so moisturising on skin.


Self-Treatment with
Senka Perfect Aqua Masks

If you guys are following me on social media, you would probably be noticing that I am huge on self-treatment products like masks and sheet masks are probably the type that I invest a lot when it comes to skincare products. I usually use at least 5 to 7 sheet masks a week and I always use hydrating or brightening sheet masks in the morning with lightweight essences or serums in it. 10 to 15 minutes of wearing sheet masks after toner with lightweight or gel moisturiser on top and I’m good to go!


Senka Perfect Aqua Rich: Luminous Moist Mask

There are several types of sheet masks offered by Senka and the first one I decided to try is this one infused with rich moisturizing essence and Pearl Essence to improve skin regeneration for healthier, dewy and glowing skin

The essence is lightweight, quickly absorbed right into the skin and leaving my skin feeling so well-moisturised. I would be expect for this one to be simply moisturize my skin but it also gave me that healthy glow as my dehydrated skin got smoother thanks to the rich essence. I merely applied a gel moisturiser afterwards.


Senka Perfect Aqua White Mask: Extra White

The second mask is infused with Senka’s unique brightening formula with rich moisturizing essence and Rose Serum to promote skin’s natural turnover therefore remove dullness for translucent, glowing skin.

As for this brightening sheet mask, I believe I need to use at least the whole box for a month-long treatment to really see what it does. It does hydrates so well despite its lightweight essence and it is perfect underneath tone-up creams that are usually not hydrating enough for my skin.


Senka Perfect Aqua White Mask: Soothing White

The third one I’ve tried is infused with Senka’s unique Brightening formula, rich moisturizing essence and Aloe Vera to soothe and calm skin irritants for clearer skin and removes traces of UV Damage.

I think among all three variants that I have tried, I love this one the most as it has that soothing effect on my slightly irritated area and as it is still hydrating like the other two, I do feel my skin looks smooth and glowing. I can see myself repurchasing this one many times after this.

I guess that’s all of it and everything is pretty much good to try here. Definitely give this skincare line a go if you are into trying brightening and hydrating skincare products. I personally love the 3-in-1 CC Cream because it is perfect for a city girl’s morning routine like mine and the sheet masks! Totally great for sheet mask junkies or for those of you who wants to give your skin a little treat once in a while or everyday even. 

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