Ingredient / Safety

Is it true that applying perfumes or colognes could cause blemishes?

In rare cases, sunlight exposure to an area of skin to which perfume or cologne is applied may causes skin irritation or spots depending on skin type. Do not apply perfume or cologne onto skin directly or a part of clothes where your skin touches, especially if you have a sensitive skin. Perfumes and colognes include highly concentrated fragrances and highly light-sensitive ingredients compared to ordinary cosmetic products. When wearing perfume or cologne, make sure to apply them onto areas of the body protected from sunlight by clothing.

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Are pigments in lipsticks safe even if ingested through the mouth?

Please rest assured that pigments used in lipsticks are safe for the body.
Shiseido lipsticks combine pigments that satisfy the following three standards:
  • Complies with the global regulations
  • Product safety is confirmed by a safety tests in accordance to the rigorous quality standards of Shiseido
All ingredients contained in not only in lipsticks but also in any other Shiseido products have undergone strict safety checks.

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Does continuous use of makeup products cause pigment deposition on my skin?

Pigment deposition will never occur by use of Shiseido makeup products as they contain only safe pigments.
Only pigments that passed our rigorous safety standard tests are used in Shiseido cosmetic products. Therefore, you can use our products safely without pigment deposition.

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Do I need to have a no-makeup day in order to relieve burdens on my skin?

Makeup products do not put any burden on your skin, so no-makeup days are not necessary.
Conversely, for some people, makeup promotes a positive mindset with its effects of “enhancing your mood” in addition to making you “feel beautiful”.
In contrast, when you wear no makeup, you feel your skin is in good condition due to your desire to rest and relax.

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Does makeup accelerate aging of the skin?

Use of our cosmetic products never causes harmful effects on your skin, and also never accumulates in your body or accelerates aging of the skin.
The causes of aging of the skin are exposure to UV rays, dryness and oxidization. Therefore, if you use cosmetic products that can prevent exposure to UV rays or dryness, you can reduce the signs of aging and keep your skin looking healthy and young.

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Does the use of a variety of cosmetic products put a burden on the skin?

The use of a variety of cosmetic products does not put a burden on the skin.
However, if your skin is sensitive or the condition is unstable, we recommend testing one cosmetic product at a time to confirm each one is suitable for your skin before using them.

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I feel that high coverage foundations put a burden on my skin. Does the use of foundation have a negative effect on my skin?

There is no relationship between heavier coverage of foundation and the burden on the skin. Therefore, high coverage foundations do not put and additional burden on your skin.
On rare occasions, high SPF or waterproof (water-resistant) foundations make some users feel a burden on the skin due to its UV-ray absorbing agents or ingredients used to increase the waterproof effects.
If any skin troubles occur, stop using the product immediately.
When any skin troubles such as pimples occur, it is recommended you stop using foundation as it may aggravate the condition.

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Does the use of high SPF sunscreen lotion burden the skin?

SPF level is not a decisive factor in determining how much the product may burden the skin.
Shiseido offers high SPF level sunscreens with fine textures which cause fewer burdens on the skin, even for users with sensitive skin.
However, when removing sunscreen, harsh cleansing or scrubbing could cause irritation to sensitive skin. In these cases, high SPF level sunscreen may feel like a cause of skin irritation.

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Some perfumes or colognes contain instructions not to apply them onto areas of the skin which are exposed to sunlight. Does this also include skincare products that have a fragrance?

The type or production method of fragrances used in skincare products are different from fragrances used in perfumes or cologne. Therefore, there is no problem with skincare products containing fragrance.
Perfumes and colognes were created to delight people with the scent. Though Shiseido products are made according to strict standards, these instructions are displayed to notify customers of the possibility that some users, especially those with sensitive skin, may experience some skin trouble due to sunlight exposure.
On the other hand, fragrances used in skincare products meet stringent safety standards, and these skincare products will not cause blemishes due to sunlight exposure.
It has recently been discovered that some kinds of scents have special effects on the skin, such as skincare effects which improve skin roughness or slimming effects.
Shiseido has been developing safe products to bring out the best effects of each fragrance.

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I would like to know the stimulants in cosmetic products, as my skin is sensitive.

The cause of skin irritation depends on the individual.
Physical condition or skin condition at the time of use also relates to skin irritation, so ingredients in cosmetics may not be the main factor.
If the skin becomes red, it may be an allergy, and the cause of allergies also depends on the person.
If you have an allergy, we recommend taking a patch skin test at the dermatologist in order to identify the substances to which you are allergic and choosing products that do not contain the allergen substances.

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When I spilled a liquid foundation on the table, the varnish came off. Does liquid foundation have bad effects on the skin?

Some substances in cosmetic products, such as alcohol, oil and moisturizing ingredients, have a feature that are likely to conform to coating materials or resins, and cause melting.
There is no need to worry that Shiseido products will be harmful to your skin.
For your information, UV-ray absorbent materials are easily absorbed into a sponge. Therefore, especially foundations with high SPF level tend to spoil a sponge and you should wash your sponge frequently. However, these foundations have no harmful effects on your skin.

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I worry that skincare products with color may be harmful to my skin.

Products have been through rigorous testing to ensure safety on skin.
Recent studies have revealed that of the five senses, in addition to “touch,” “sight” or “smell” can also positively influence one's skin and mental well-being.
Therefore, we are developing products keeping in mind “sight,” after evaluating the product's texture on the skin.

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Does the use of scrub products hurt the skin?

A scrub product will not hurt your skin if used properly.
Facial scrubs are effective in washing out excess sebum, removing excess skin cells, or dirt clogging the pores.
A scrub agent may damage your skin if you rub too hard. Wash skin gently with massaging motions.

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Does foundation clog skin pores and cause skin troubles?

The elements in foundation do not clog skin pores and can be cleansed away. The use of foundation is not recommended when you have skin troubles like pimples. Otherwise, foundation can be removed with facial cleanser.

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Are there any problem using body care products on my face?

Body care products are not recommended to be used on your face, as skin density varies by the area of face and body.
The skin on the eyelids and skin around the eyes is the thinnest, and the skin on the hands and bottom of the feet is the thickest. Body care products are made assuming that they are used for body parts with thicker skin, which is normally covered by clothes.

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