Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask Review

With all the partying and celebrations going on during the holidays, who has the time to catch up on beauty sleep? But with Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask, you can now stay bright-eyed at all times!

Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask Review

The Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask comes in a box with 12 pairs (24 sheets) of individually-packed undereye sheet masks. Each are saturated with hydroxyproline, a high-tech amino acid that parallels skin’s own natural building blocks to help natural collagen production and utilize an exclusive Pure Liquid Retinol Delivery System to visibly improve fine lines, crow’s feet and uneven texture. The masks can also be used around the lips for exceptional smoothing benefits. Shiseido recommends using this 2-3 times a week but I normally use it once a week, which makes the $62.50 price tag pretty reasonable (my favorite myfaceworks i need to open my eyes masks retailed CA$35, which is roughly $35 for a box of 6).

Like your regular sheet mask, you just plop these on the undereye area after cleansing and toning, sit back for 15 minutes and let them work their magic. The masks fit perfectly and felt very comfortable on with no dripping. There was a strong yet pleasant scent and the results were immediate and AMAAAZING! Not only could I feel a firming sensation, my undereye area looked significantly more toned and those nasty undereye circles had faded as well. Must stock up on these!

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Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask is available at Sephora and Nordstrom for $62.50.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. This product seems promising for brides the night before or right before make up application. Would you recommend for brides?

    • Yes definitely! However, I’d recommend trying the mask at least a week or two before any big event since it contains Retinol, which can cause peeling in some. If it worked out nicely, you can use it again the night before or right before you do your makeup. The same goes for any new skincare/makeup products actually… you definitely want to stick to something you know would work to avoid any mishaps on your big day.

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