Review: Shiseido Elixir Advanced Lotion II

Review: Shiseido Elixir Advanced Lotion II

Elixir is just one of the many brands created by Shiseido. It specializes in anti-aging skincare and is loved by a wide range of customers and has maintained the top sales ranking in Japan for 13 consecutive years (Nov 2006-Oct 2019 sales share). This is the reason why I decided to give this brand a shot even if it’s a bit pricey for me. I bought 2 types of lotion but today I’m only reviewing this one first which I’ve been using for almost 2 months now.


  1. It has 3 types. I (さっぽり = Refreshing), II (しっとり = Moist), III (とてもしっとり = Very Moist). Type I is recommended for oily skin, type II is for oily and dry combination skin and type III is for dry skin.
  2. This lotion retains moisture and reduces wrinkle effectively with unique formulas.
  3. Helps keep skin looking clean, radiant and glowing.

After washing face, put 2 drops into a cotton and gently apply it to the whole face. You can also use your hands. Be sure to wash your hands first.

I use this as my morning moisturizer.

shiseido elixir advanced lotion ii review
All you need is just 2 drops.


  1. Nice and messy-free bottle
  2. Easy to dispense
  3. Has a pleasant scent that doesn’t linger.
  4. It’s very light on my skin. No sticky feeling.
  5. Even if the weather gets warm or hot, my face doesn’t feel tacky at all.
  6. Quick to dry
  7. I apply sunscreen after this and it makes the application easier. My sunscreen just glides even more smoothly.
  8. Doesn’t trigger acne.
  9. It’s hot these days so I don’t want to apply a lot of products to my face. I just want a toner followed by a moisturizer, and then a sunscreen. This fits perfectly as my moisturizer in the morning. It does moisturize my skin all day long.


  1. The glowing effect doesn’t last long.
  2. No immediate visible result like the skin being radiant and wrinkle-free.

So far, my acne prone skin is satisfied with its moisturizing power. I think with continued use, I’ll be able to see great improvements with my skin. I will repurchase this if I don’t feel like trying a different brand. I definitely recommend this lotion!

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