Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser Review

Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser Review 2

Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser Review

This Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser Review is part two of my trio of facial cleanser reviews. This Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser for me was actually an impulse buy! I always go out on the hunt for a new cleanser once my current one is running low. So I was browsing through the glorious and plentiful counters in Selfridge’s Beauty Hall when I stumbled across this Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser. If I’m hovering at the Shu Uemura stand, it’s normally because I’m after a new pair of false eye lashes to glam up my look for a night out or party. However on this occasion my attention turned to the clear bottles of liquid which were lined up neatly in a row and I was hooked!

Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser Review 2

Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser Review 1


With this cleanser I find that you only really need about 2-3 pumps  to cover the entire face. The thing to remember is to apply the cleansing oil to a DRY face rather than a wet one – you will need to emulsify the oil with water later! Once you have finished applying this, you then need to proceed to splash some water on your face to emulsify the oil. The shiny, oily liquid will transform into a milky white and soap like consistency. Continue to rub this all over your face then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry and finish with your usual skin care routine.

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In terms of quality I found that after using this Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser my skin is left feeling really soft and this does remove all traces of make up, just like the Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser. As much as I enjoy using this cleanser, the price is slightly off putting. Cleansers are something that I use daily and £18.00 for 100ml to me is not quite enough. My first bottle lasted me probably 2 months at the most compared to my Philosophy Cleanser which can last me at least 4-5 and is less expensive (£17.50 for double the amount of cleanser to me is a more tempting deal). I am currently on my second bottle but I use it more sparingly these days compared to my Philosophy Cleanser. I tend to use my Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser when I want to pamper my skin and give it more of a nourishing cleanse.

Another little gripe that I have with this product is what I felt with the Philosophy Cleanser – THE PACKAGING. I adore  the clear skinny bottle and the way the oil glistens inside BUT the nozzle (which can be open or closed) is not secure enough and it leaks! Also because this is an oil cleanser it is very difficult to remove once stained onto clothes/inside bags – just like regular oil. My only wish is that someone designs a bottle which is secure enough to be travel friendly and not leak over all your stuff! Other than these negatives though, I am thoroughly pleased with the cleanser. =)

Hope you liked reading my Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser review, part 3 – my Laneige Foaming Cleanser review is still to come!

Until next time,

Love Sophia xo

1 Comment

  1. Jo
    9 October, 2011 / 7:15 pm

    Great reviews, looking forward to your next one!

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