Review: Shiseido Medicated Baby Powder (Pressed)
Here's a review on Shiseido Medicated Baby Powder (Pressed)
Bought From: Karl Edwards Bazaar, The Fort Global City
Available in: Commonly sold in PX stores; Online Stores via Multiply
I frequent beauty forums a lot because I enjoy talking about makeup, not to mention I get to discover a lot of interesting beauty finds such as this product. In one of my favorite local beauty forums, a lot of the members swear by Shiseido's Medicated Baby Powder because they said it's very mild that it can be used by people with sensitive skin, has an ultra light texture, and its oil- blotting ability is excellent. However, it is such a hard-to-find product so when I saw this in one of my visits to Karl Edwards Bazaar, I snagged it right away!
From what I've gathered, Shiseido Medicated Baby Pressed Powder was formulated to suit babies who are allergic to regular baby powder-it is also reportedly a contender of the equally famous Pigeon Pressed Powder (which, by the way, is also an awesome gentle blotting powder) by Pigeon, another Japanese baby brand. Methinks it's a drugstore product of Shiseido, although I'm not really sure as I couldn't find it in the listing on the brand's official website.
SHISEIDO MEDICATED BABY POWDER (PRESSED) IN DETAIL
Times like this, I wish I could comprehend and speak fluent Japanese. Good thing I have a cousin who has been living in Japan for over a decade now, and she has translated the information on the back label for me. (Thanks cuz!) This is just a rough translation though:
"A handy and functional compact powder (literal: solid powder) that smoothen the baby’s soft skin; helps protect the skin from prickly heat, inflammation, diaper rash, and thigh chafing while keeping the healthy skin condition;. less spattering due to its compact powder form. Apply by gently pressing the attached puff into the skin - after bathing, when changing diaper, or after cleansing the skin with baby lotion to remove sweat, etc.
I'm not so sure why it was called 'Medicated', but I guess it contains extracts that help soothe and moisturize the skin. But that's just me guessing so you have the option to disbelieve me. :D
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Do you remember that chunky plastic talcum powder jar with a complimentary powder puff from your childhood? That's pretty similar to the packaging of this product, but this one is more handy, slimmer, and lightweight. It comes with a puff made from high quality cotton.
A lot say that this powder is unscented, but it is almost fragrance- free to me as it still has this faint, milky smell, which I think is the natural scent of the powder-it's not really perceptible, unless you bring the product right under your nose. It only comes in one color, a semi- translucent white shade.
It's a low- dusting powder, and I like that because that means I don't get to inhale tons of powder particles whenever I'm using it. Texture is chalky but with a hint of creaminess-it's the type that can be used whether on oily or dry skin as its unique texture won't aggravate dry or oily areas. Coverage is sheer, but I find that it imparts a slight white cast to the skin and can alter the color of your foundation, especially if not blended evenly.
WORK IT: To deal with the white cast, I use a big, fluffy powder brush and apply it onto my skin using light, circular strokes. Afterwards, I use a dense Kabuki brush on the white, patchy areas to even out the coverage.
True enough, this thing controls oil very well and is an amazing blotting powder: It keeps me oil- free for 3- 4 hours, and instantly absorbs oil upon skin contact. It works well as a setting powder and overall body powder too! It's a great multipurpose powder to use during summertime as it's completely weightless, and it refreshes the skin thoroughly.
I will recommend it to those who prefer fragrance- free powders, and a cheap but awesome blotting powder. For those who have sensitive skin, I would advise that you conduct a patch test prior to purchasing. Unfortunately, it is not readily available anywhere so I can't really tell you guys where to get it exactly, but I've seen a couple of online stores on Multiply selling it so you might wanna go and check. If you want something similar to it, I would suggest Pigeon Pressed Powder as they both have the same texture and oil- controlling powers, except that Pigeon's powders are lightly fragranced, have more color options, and are more accessible.
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