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.
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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