My mom got me a Shiseido gift set which included the Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam. When I searched online I realized that the product was on the pricey side. Normally I prefer some exfoliants in my face wash but it seemed like such a waste to have it sit in my drawer of unused beauty products so I decided to use it for a full week to see how it performed. My skin type is combination, and I am prone to black heads. I found that adding a little bit of another cleanser that had microfoliants to this product while cleansing helped. After using this product for a week, I can say that this would be a good product for everyday use. I had confused brightening with whitening when I first started using the product. The brightening actually seems to be more of a evening of skin-tone effect rather than a bleaching. With the added microfoliants the cleanser was able to keep rid of my blackhead problem also. After cleansing my skin would feel completely oil free, and slightly tight. A good moisturizer applied right after washing would be recommended for people with dry skin. Also, although this cleanser is more on the expensive side, I found that you only need a little, about the size of a pea, each time you wash.