We’re all going to age so why not embrace the journey?
A couple of weeks ago, my Instagram feed was abuzz with reposts of Julia Fox’s TikTok rant about aging. You may or may not agree with what she said, but Julia Fox did get one thing right. We’re all going to age. So why not embrace the journey—and the tools that make us feel good about ourselves along the way?
I’m in my mid-30s. My skin feels thinner, its texture is not as soft and smooth, and the lines, especially under my eyes, have grown a little deeper and more noticeable. But I’m not asking to look 24. I want to own being in my mid 30s and feel good in my 34-year-old skin. So I mind what I eat, I drink plenty of water, I try to stay active and take mental notes of brands and products that sweeten the journey.
Since being introduced to the wonders of Clé de Peau Beauté, a prestige brand under the Shiseido group, I’ve kept my eyes and ears open for new releases and updates from the 150-year-old beauty giant. And with Future Solution LX, Shiseido has my full attention once again. Shiseido’s Future Solution LX (SFSLX) is where nature, luxury and technology meet. Its core proposition is to “prolong beauty with the mystical powers of Japan’s legendary ingredients.” Future Solution LX stars powerful Japanese ingredients with the Enmei herb front and center. The Regular Future Solution LX enhances this herb to create a more advanced and effective ingredient: SkingenecellEnmei, while the Legendary Future Solution LX uses rare Enmei herb picked during tenshanichi, one of the most auspicious days in the Japanese calendar. Legendary Future Solution LX also features Green Treasured Silk, a rare transformational ingredient from ancient Japan.
Ahead, the full SFSLX range:
Extra Rich Cleansing Foam (P5,998). A rich and creamy foaming cleanser that removes impurities while retaining skin’s essential moisture. Dermatologist tested and made for all skin types, skin is soft, supple and bright after every wash.
Concentrated Balancing Softener (P8,500). Softening is a key element in any Japanese beauty ritual. This balancing softener is packed with Japanese botanicals, including Oshima Sakura Leaf and Uji Green Tea Extracts, that invigorate skin, improve texture and minimize the appearance of pores.
Intensive Firming Contour Serum (P13,998). An anti-aging serum that firms the skin on your face and neck. With the combined powers of Enmei Herb and Licorice extracts, this serum boosts skin’s regenerative powers, tightens it and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Super Radiance Serum (P13,300). A silky-smooth serum that improves skin’s quality and addresses concerns such as uneven skin tone, dullness, sun spots and age spots thanks to its Pearl Hybrid Complex.
Total Regenerating Cream (P14,998). A rich daytime moisturizer that protects skin from UV rays, dryness and oxidation. Its velvety formula helps refine skin’s texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pores. Also doubles as a great makeup base.
Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream (P8,400). This eye and lip cream is a luxurious treatment specially formulated to treat the delicate skin around the eyes and lips. Its formulation prevents and smooths the appearance of fine lines, reduces puffiness and brightens dark circles.
Universal Defense (P5,500). The new Universal Defense is creamy but applies effortlessly on skin, leaving it fresh and smooth. With cutting-edge innovation technology, this sun care cream protects skin from UV rays and pollution.
Legendary Enmei Ultimate Luminance Serum (P24,500). A rejuvenating serum that brightens and improves skin’s resilience, giving you luminous skin.
Legendary Enmei Ultimate Renewing Cream (P27,000). The stuff of legends. This transformative cream delivers radiance and definition.
Here’s to a beautiful journey. May we learn to own the decade we’re in with a little help from products that make us love the skin we’re in even more.
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Art Matthew Fetalver