There are highly concentrations of denatured alcohol in the majority of Shiseido products. At first, it degreases the skin and makes it feel weightless; however, its effectiveness is temporary and, in long term, it causes irritation and skin dryness. Moreover, when denatured alcohol is combined with other ingredients, such as silicones or humectants, it just disguises wrinkles and fine lines while they are still there. This means that the product is somehow deceptive and does not actually work.
Shiseido’s products are not cruelty-free, though the company claims that they are. Selling Shiseido products in China proves the point that the brand does test on animals because China’s law requires animal testing.
Shiseido different products are available on the brand’s official website. One can also buy them at third-party online retailers such as Amazon.