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Staying Zen

Shiseido extends the calm to bath and body.
Staying Zen Shiseido extends the calm to bath and body.

The only way to completely embody peace of mind in a chaotic world is to immerse yourself in it, body, soul—and, well, bath. Shiseido helps in the quest for holistic wellness by reinforcing its famous Zen perfume with a complementary bath and body line, infused with the same effervescent, luxurious scent that definitively put the cosmetic house on the fragrance map.

Shiseido Zen Perfumed Shower Gel cleanses while retaining skin's natural moisture, in a manner of effortless elegance—like bathing in your favorite scent, quite literally, without the overpowering fuss. The fragrance never overwhelms, however, as it stays true to its soft woody core but in a day-appropriate, gentle linger. The best part? It lathers quite deliciously, and leaves a dewy-smooth, yet non-greasy afterfeel on skin, thanks to the properties of the biwa plant that is the center of the nourishing line.

After showering, a slathering of the velvety-rich Perfumed Body Cream is truly a pleasure. The retexturizing body moisturizer melts on touch, locking in softness while remaining delightfully light. And since everything is injected with the warm, exotic bouquet of Zen itself, the layering effect makes for a fragrance experience that's full, yet still fresh and energetic, perfect for the rising, near-summer temperatures.

Yoga practitioners say that where the mind goes, the body will follow; so staying calm and cool instead of dreading the impending summer heat (and the frenzy that goes with it) is essential to inner peace. That, and a good dose of some laid-back, balanced Zen. Namaste.

Shiseido Perfumed Shower Gel, P1498 for 200ml, and Perfumed Body Cream, P2150 for 200ml, are available at leading department stores.

—Eunice Lucero, Beauty Editor

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