THE YUTAKA WAY
Along with its new formulation, a new dimension was added to the facial treatment of Shiseido Future Solution LX Yutaka—sound. The signature Yutaka facial treatment is now complemented with a relaxing aural repertoire, a composition of natural sounds recorded at Mount Koya. Coined the Yutaka Omotenashi Sound, this soundtrack flows with the rhythm of the massage therapist’s arm movements; a facial technique unique to Shiseido. New tools—the Yutaka Massager and Yutaka Stone—have also been added to the hour-long facial treatment to enhance relaxation and complete the sensory experience. Both contraptions are made of traditional Japanese Imari Nabeshima porcelain; both are heated and the former is smoothed over the face, neck, decolletage and upper arms during the facial, while the latter is placed on the stomach. Was the facial effective? First off, the products were a dream on my skin; they were absorbed effortlessly and my face looked softer and brighter immediately after. I hardly noticed the soundtrack in the background during the facial, though the soft fragrance of the skincare range helped with relaxation. The therapist was highly skilled, applying feather-light touches during cleansing and firmer strokes when using the Yutaka Massager. I was lulled to sleep and woke up refreshed with soft, plump and touchable skin.