Winter is so much about skin care, isn’t it? I have been exclusively reviewing makeup products the last few days, hence I thought it is high time I start writing about my skin care products this winter. I have already reviewed the Eve Lom Cleanser, which I am using right now. Along with it, I am alternating this Shu Uemura Cleansing oil; and I am extremely impressed with the quality of this cleanser.
Shu Uemura happens to be a pioneer in cleansing oils. The famed makeup artist worked with them in Hollywood when heavy stage makeup needed to be taken off multiple times per day without harming actors’ skin. Cleansing oil cuts through waterproof makeup, including mascara, and gently cleans your pores while retaining essential moisture your skin needs to stay young looking and healthy. This whitefficient cleansing oil has all of the aforementioned benefits but includes added ingredients that remove the accumulation of melanin cells from the surface of your skin, leaving it unbelievably bright and evenly toned.
- Washes away dullness.
- Removes makeup, impurities and melanin cells.
- Contains mito-white complex and Vitamin C.
- Pure Vitamin C/SMA: Limits Melanin Production. SMA is a polymer designed to protect pure vitamin C from oxidation without blocking its strong brightening activity.
- Ceramide White: promotes depigment effect for brightness.
- Algae White: Supports mitochondrial activity required by newborn skin cells.
- Fruit Acid Mix: Removes Melanin containing dead surface cells.
Directions For Use:
- Ensure hands and face are dry (for Fresh Cleansing Oil, hands can be wet).
- Press 3 pumps to cleanse normal make up, 4 pumps to cleanse heavy make up.
- Massage all over face (including eyelashes and lips).
- Wet hands, emulsify until a milky solution is visible.
- Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry, Follow with lotion/toner.
ParaffinumLiquidum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Isohexadecane, PEG-20 Glyceryl, Triisostearate, Aqua, Tocopheryl, Acetate, Hexyl Cinnamal, ButylphenylMethylpropional, Linalool, Isopropyl Myristate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Benzyl Salicylate, AscorbylTetraisopalmitate, Sodium Hydroxide, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, HydrolyzedPrunusDomestica, LaminariaDigitata extract, VaccinumMyrtillus extract, SaccharumOfficinarum extract, Citrus AurantiumDulcis extract, Citrus MedicaLimonum Peel extract, Acer Saccharnum extract, Parfum.
Price: 38 USD for 150 ml.
My Experience with Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil:
This is my first Shu Uemura product. I had heard a lot about their cleansing oils hence had asked a friend to get one for me along with their famed eyelash curler (which I will review soon) from Singapore. I got this during Navratri and have been using it since two months; and I must say….totally bowled over by the results.
The product comes in a blue transparent plastic bottle, inside a blue box packaging. The bottle packaging is so gorgeous; I instantly fell in love even without having used it even once. All details are written on the box, while the bottle has a twist-pump mechanism for easy opening and closing. The lock is quite sturdy, closes with a click; and is quite safe for travel purpose.
The oil inside is transparent, quite lightweight and absolutely non sticky. It has a nice, light floral fragrance, which pleases the nose. The brand states that 3-4 pumps of oil should be used for each wash. However, I have found that 1-2 pumps are more than enough for daily use. The oil spreads quite easily on the face.
The oil actually cuts through all the makeup. It dissolves the makeup very quickly and efficiently, without too much scrubbing or rubbing needed. It is then to be emulsified with water and rinsed off.
At the end, what you are left with is an actually bright, soft, smooth, supple, and totally makeup free face. It has never broken me out till now and has never disappointed me either. A quick wash with this cleanser is all is required for all the troubles to wash away 🙂
Pros of Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil:
- A very beautiful packaging.
- Closes securely, easy for travels.
- Pump mechanism helps in easy dispensing.
- Very lightweight, non-sticky oil.
- 1-2 pumps enough for the face.
- Quickly cuts through all makeup and skin care.
- No residual makeup left.
- Has not broken me out.
- Makes my face look brighter (not whiter).
- Makes my skin very soft and smooth and supple.
- Does not irritate my eyes.
Cons of Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil:
- Presence of mineral oil.
- Not available in India.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Repurchase Shu Uemura Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil?
Yes, I will, maybe the bigger version next time. I have so fallen in love with this cleansing oil; I may even try out the whole range of cleansing oils they have.
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