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REVIEW: shu uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O


I’ve wanted to try out shu uemura’s Cleansing Oils when I read about it a few years ago. Work, pregnancy and motherhood tend to make you forget stuff like this!

Thus, I jumped at the chance of visiting the shu uemura outlet in Midvalley when I was there to shop for medicines, books and other supplies.

When the boutique manager / make-up artist asked if I had combination skin with an oily T-zone, I said yes but added that I’m living in a dry climate now.

From the range of shu uemura’s Cleansing Oils, she recommended me the Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/o Advanced Formula 15.2oz 450ml, which is the

#1 selling shu uemura Cleansing Oil in the world. Two-in-one cleanser and make-up remover. A premium, anti-aging and anti-oxidant skin purifier that thoroughly cleanses the skin while protecting it against the internal and external aggressions associated with aging.


New Collection 240*400

Because a cleansing oil is different from a gel or foam cleanser, I listened carefully to the instructions:

  • With dry hands, she pumped twice and smoothed the oil over my hand.
  • Then, she applied water to emulsify the oil and gently massaged my hand.
  • Finally, she rinsed it off with cold water.

I’ve been using it this past week and I LOVE it because:

+ it cleans well, and
+ my face felt soft and clean, without a tight feeling and it’s NOT OILY at all!
+ it also doubles as a gentle make-up remover for the eyes, cheeks and lips, which you can easily rinse off.
+ Best of all, I love it because I can use the Cleansing Oil just once a day (at nights) together with my current cleanser, which means I don’t need to waste the 2 bottles of Lancome Mousse Clarté Self-foaming Cleanser I still have 🙂

Retailing at RM280 (450 ml), it feels expensive but if it succeeds in keeping my face dewy soft and youthful in the dry autumn and winter air, I’m gonna be a fan!

UPDATE: shu uemura seems to have undergone some organizational changes and the AO (antioxidant) cleansing oils have been discontinued.

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  • wen 24 February, 2009, 5:51 pm

    me too have combination skin but i hardly have blackheads coz i am using cellnique pro sebum gel which is good in removing blackheads.
    anyway, i will also go and test this product since it is so good but its a bit pricey for me

  • KittyCat 2 March, 2009, 4:31 pm

    Wen – I’ve seen Cellnique around but never thought of trying. I should check it out 🙂 Hope it’s not as pricey as shu uemura?

  • bel 26 July, 2009, 4:48 am

    hi, i am using Cellnique Vital Repair Cleansing Milk as double cleansing and make up remover which is awasome! not oily at all, you should give it a try. RM119 for 200ml i think.
    you might wanna check out the Cellnique website page for more info.

    Kit: Hi, this is the second time I’m referred to Cellnique. I’ve got to check this brand out. Thanks.