My friend: Dollie, I like to read about your layers of skincare but I don’t have time for that. What one product should I use?
Me: You want anti-aging, right?
Friend: I also have dark spots and pimple marks. Anything that can help me with both?
Me: Za has just launched a new serum, try that. It’s called Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum.
Friend: So I won’t have to use anything else after it? Mornings are so busy, have to send son to school then hubby and I leave for work, it’s totally chaotic.
Me: Of course you will have to use a sunscreen over it. That is a must.
That’s the conversation I had with a friend of mine last week once the schools started. While I’m totally enjoying layering several skincare products on my face each morning and night, I’m sure there are several girls like my friend who would have neither the time nor the inclination to do so. They would probably be searching for one product that would be anti-aging as well as brightening to target both concerns at one time. If you are among them, then let me introduce you to the Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum.
About Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum
Urban living, city pollution and daily stress are a constant in a metropolitan woman’s life. These factors impact the skin by accelerating the process of aging as early as the age of 25. To combat this, Za, a part of the House of Shiseido, has developed the Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum.
This advanced serum is the latest “Skinovation” developed by leading scientists that combines the best of both worlds – Brilliant Skin Clarity and Youth Retention.
Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum Review
What’s The Packaging Like?
The Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum comes in a white and hot pink packaging with gold lettering on the bottle. It has a pump making it easy to dispense the required quantity without any wastage and without the product getting contaminated with bacteria etc. The bottle is opaque however making it very difficult to determine how much of the product is left inside.
Who Should Use It? When To Use It?
This serum is for girls early to mid 20s onwards since it is helpful in preventing the first signs of aging as well as helps skin retain a brighter appearance. Since it is a serum, it has to be used after cleansing and toning twice a day. You can use a moisturiser after that if your skin requires it. In the morning, of course, you need to apply sunscreen whether you use a moisturiser or not.
I use the Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum in the morning after toning with the Mario Badescu Glyolic Acid toner. I use 2 pumps of the product on my face and 1 pump on my neck (shouldn’t neglect your neck. The skin there is also quite thin and shows up signs of aging easily.)
Water, Alcohol, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl, Trimethicone, Glycerin, Peg-20, Trehalose, Potassium Methoxysalicylate, Isostearic Acid, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Carbomer, Lauryl Betaine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zanthan Gum, Fragrance, Acrylates /C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Prunus Armeniaca (apricot) Juice, Zea Mays (corn) Oil, Limonene, Magnesium Chloride, Hexyl Cinnamal, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Junos Seed Extract, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, Soluble Collagen, Prunus Persica (peach), Kernel Extract.
Retinol-White Complex: Retinol + 4MSK – Retinol helps in anti-aging. the 4MSK is Shiseido’s patented ingredient supposed to be super corrective and brightening.
Vitamin A Plamitate – Changes into retinol inside the skin to enhance it’s turnover and helps reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Bio-Hyaluronic acid – This boosts the skin’s moisture levels and thus keeps the skin plump and hydrated.
Marine Elastin – Connects the collagen fibers to accelerate the skin’s firmness.
Yuzu Seed Extract – It promotes the skin’s ability to produce collagen.
Apricot Extract – Promotes the production of natural moisturisers in the skin.
Honey Extract – Adds moisture to the skin.
APM (Vitamin C derivative) – Inhibits excessive melanin production and helps get brighter skin while fading spots.
Minerals: Magnesium & Calcium – Help recover the skin’s barrier function to prevent moisture loss further signs of aging.
The Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum has a delightfully lightweight texture that sinks into the skin, almost like the skin is drinking it up! It looks like very watered down milk but when you start applying it onto the skin, it feels silky. It gets absorbed within seconds and leaves behind a dewy finish.
This serum is quite hydrating too, especially in the monsoons and the only reason I apply a moisturiser over it is because my skin had become terribly dry during my holiday. If you have normal/oily/combination skin, then you probably wouldn’t need anything over this except for a sunscreen.
The Not So Good?
The absence of a complete ingredient list irks me as does the opaque packaging. Also, I am quite sure that there is alcohol in this serum as one of the ingredients. That, as well as fragrance means that those with very sensitive skin need to be careful about it.
The Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum is priced at ₹1299 for 30ml.
To Sum It Up
A serum that is hydrating and effective as well as affordable, I would surely recommend this to anyone who wants a one-stop solution for anti-aging and brightening. If you are in your 20s and are looking for your first anti-aging product as a preventive measure, then you can surely check this out. More mature skin with wrinkles or dry skin would definitely need something heavier over this but for normal / combination / oily skins, this one serum would be enough.
By the way, Za has also come out with some combo packs for anti-aging and brightening:
Za Youth Retention Packs :
Za Perfect Solution Moisturiser (125mL) + Za True White Exfoliating Clay (30g) – Rs.1099/-
Za Perfect Solution Toner (150mL) + Za True White Exfoliating Clay (30g) – for Rs.799/-
Za True Luminosity Packs
Za True White Emulsion (125mL) + Za True White Exfoliating Clay (30g) – Rs.899/-
Za True White Toner (150mL) + Za True White Exfoliating Clay (30g) – Rs.699/-