I’ve been reading some CRAZY reviews on Shu Uemura Tsuya Youthful Radiance Generator Essence. So crazy in fact that I purchased this miracle serum for myself as I had to experience all the joys for myself!
At $85 for 1 oz of product it wasn’t cheap but I got it for 20% off during one of Shu’s sales during the Holidays so I felt a little less guilty about splurging on such a major skincare purchase.
I’ve been using it since the end of November or so and decided to give you a few thoughts!
“7 days to porcelain-fine, petal-soft, translucent glowing skin…” So says Shu’s website. That’s it? Seven days and I can ease dullness, look brighter, and reap the antiaging benefits?!
Wahoo sign me up!
“Say goodbye to dull, rough and tired-looking skin with a golden drop of Tsuya Skin Youthful Radiance Generator…!” My god it gets better and better.
Here’s a fact.
I could use this daily, everyday, and perhaps when I’m 50 people will turn and say “wow you look twenty!”
However, RIGHT now, as far as instant gratification results, well, nada…as in I didn’t see ANY difference in my skin after nearly two months of use (what happened to that seven day promise!?).
That’s not to say you won’t. Skin types vary and what works for you might not work for me and vice versa. But if you’re considering dropping your near $100 on this perhaps my experience will help to see if you do or do not need it.
You’re supposed to use this nightly. A few drops onto your face and done. They don’t really recommend following up with moisturizer….I actually tried it several weeks without using other products as I just wanted to see what would happen. I started using it as a serum later on as I simply couldn’t stand going without my PM moisturizer.
This comes with a dropper that easily dispenses product. The formula resembles a water essence with a runny consistency that has a pearlescent glow. That glow doesn’t translate to skin as it absorbs easily and leaves behind no evident of a shimmer or iridescence.
It is NOT moisturizing. I’ve read raving reviews on Philippine blogs that say it’s intensely moisturizing and hydrating…but my skin must be hecka dry because seriously this does not provide intense moisture. They must be on crack cocaine (kidding, kidding) or they tried out a different product than I did.
It has an almost tacky, sticky finish that dries down smoothly. It’s lightweight, didn’t irritate me, and has a heavy fragrance that’s quite pleasant, it’s kinda fresh floral.
Sadly, it did nothing for my skin. I can’t speak for the long term benefits because like I said I might use it daily and experience some incredible anti-aging benefits but as far as seven day results? Sadly, I didn’t experience brighter, smoother, less duller skin after seven days or even after two months.
Perhaps next time Shu! Still friends to the end though ok? You know who loves you baby!