Review | Shiseido Urea 10% Body Cream

A while ago I wrote how great urea is for dry skin. I also mentioned that I hadn’t used it myself. Not long after that I ordered on Yesstyle the Shiseido Urea 10% Body Cream.

Usually I receive Yesstyle packages between 2 to 3 weeks, but this time it took longer. There were delivery issues with the EU and UK and that’s why I waited almost 5 weeks for it.

I was getting a bit impatient, especially since my skin has been so dry lately. I used The Body Shop Almond Body Butter to counteract it. This helped, but I wasn’t satisfied. The butter is quite thick and difficult to spread. It also made my itchy sometimes, due to the fragrance I think.

Once I had the Shiseido Urea 10% Body Cream at home, I immediately started using it. And this is what my dry skin think about it.

About the brand Shiseido

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I’ve known Shiseido for years. The brand is for sale in the luxery beauty stores The Netherlands and my grandmother also used it.

I can’t remember if I’ve used it myself before. Maybe I used some of my grandmother’s Shiseido’s day cream, but I never bought it myself before.

Shiseido is a Japanese luxury label. It was founded in 1872 as a pharmacy by Yushin Fukuhara. The brand’s philosophy is based on the belief that beauty isn’t just a visual image, but first and foremost a feeling.

The brand combines Western cosmetics with traditional Eastern values. Shiseido is iconic thanks to its timeless products, but is also known for its successful innovations. They are continuously developing new technologies in the field of skin care and became a leading authority over the years.

What I think of the Urea 10% Body Cream

To be honest I think it’s quite a hysterical packaging. The Shiseido products sold in the Netherlands look more luxurious than this. This looks like my aunt went to Asia and brought me something. I don’t like it and it also stands out next to my K-beauty products.

But never judge a book by its cover. It’s about what’s in it. The cream is thin silky and doesn’t have any fragrance. I have to extend in to a concern area, so I decided to spread it on my legs and upper arms.

Luckily I don’t need a lot of cream, because the packaging isn’t that big (I’m still not used to Asian skin care pack sizes) . It spreads smoothly and I need much less cream compared to the body butter.

My skin immediately felts super soft and looks hydrated. It looks healthier than ever before! During the day my skin remains soft and it doesn’t itch. Also my flakes are gone too!

Okay, secretly I was hoping it would reduce my Keratosis Pilaris. Someone on the internet said it was the case with her. Unfortunately it didn’t reduce my Keratosis Pilaris. One day it became even worse! But I don’t know it had to do with the cream. Maybe it was the weather, my clothes or it was a coincidence.

After weeks of use my rough and dry knees and elbows got softer. I hope that my hyperpigmentation in these places will eventually disappear. But I think that’s too good to be true.

I really like this cream. It restores my dry skin well and I will order it again. The only bad thing about it is the price. I paid €10.55 ($12.84) for 120 grams (4.23 oz). It could have been cheaper or more cream for the same amount of money, I think.


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