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Shiseido’s Benefiance Enriched Balancing Softener – Review

Recently I was sent Shiseido’s Benefiance Enriched Balancing Softener to review from BeautyStat. It’s a toner and I don’t normally use them, so I don’t have a lot of experiences with toners.

The Website says:
It’s an ultra-rich softening lotion for dry and very dry skin.
This smooth, alcohol-free, fast-absorbing formula restores suppleness and pH balance to the skin. It works to enhance the effectiveness of moisturizers and other treatment products that follow. A dose of antioxidants guards skin against environmental aggressors, for an overall healthy look and feeling.

Price:
$42 for 5 oz

Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Ppg-13 Decyltetradeceth-24, Methylparaben, Sodium Citrate, Benzophenone-5, Fragrance Trisodium Edta, Citric Aid, Thiotaurine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Yellow 10, Sd Alcohol 40-B, Methyl Gluceth-10, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Yellow 10, Red 33

Does it live up to its claims?
From what I can tell, it lives up to its claims. As I mentioned above, I’m not a fan of toners and I don’t have a lot of experience with them. I don’t have extremely dry skin; I have sensitive, combination skin. This doesn’t break me out, so that’s a big plus in my book. I do feel like it makes my skin smooth. I don’t think it hurts to use. However, I feel my moisturizer works just as well, if not better, and it seems like this is supposed to be used before you put on a moisturizer. I think if you’re a big fan of toners, you’ll love this product. I think it’s expensive for what it is.

Would I purchase it?
No. I don’t like toners. I feel that they’re an unnecessary step for me. I wouldn’t purchase a $42 toner. However, I think if you’re a fan of toners, this is a good toner, even if it is expensive.

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A PR sample was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://www.colorfullydelicious.blogspot.com Marci

      I only use toners after wearing makeup because they remove what a face-wash leaves behind on my skin.

      • Phyrra

        I didn’t know toners did that? I thought they moisturized or prepped the skin.

    • http://mrskittykaboom.blogspot.com Jaycee

      What would you suggest for very dry, sensitive skin for moisturizer? I only get super dry during the winter months. Thanks! :D

      • Phyrra

        If you’re looking for without sunscreen, I’d check out the Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Moisturizer. The Boots moisturizer I tried with SPF was really hydrating, didn’t irritate my sensitive skin, and my only problems with it were that:
        a. it came in a jar
        b. it’s spf was 12, instead of 30, which I prefer for daytime, but it’s perfect for night time use.