By now most of you have probably gotten over the "fear" of using a oil to cleanse your face...
But if you're new to the concept, or still need more convincing, the newest Shu Uemura cleansing oil may help you to make the leap.
While Shu Uemura's cleansing oils are well know for removing makeup and dirt superbly (all without clogging pores, aggravating acne-prone skin or stripping drier skin), their latest version offers even more benefits.
Shu Uemura Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil is meant to cleanse and brighten the skin tone. Note: This is not necessarily a product to lighten hyperpigmentation, but it does leave the skin looking "brighter" and with a glow similar to that of post manual exfoliation.
While this is an "oil", it's a very advanced formula which feels - and acts more like a lightweight water-like liquid than the original Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, for example. It has a nice, fresh, slightly citrus scent that I also loved.
To use this oil, it is important to follow the instructions for it to be most effective. First, I massaged just a pump of the oil all over my face (a really nice and relaxing part of the whole process I may add!). Then I added water to the palms of my hand and rubbed together, adding to my face and then continuing the massaging motion to emulsify the mixture. After another minute or so, I rinsed off with warm water.
My skin was soft, smooth, completely clean and fresh with a nice level of hydration in the parts that needed it. Every single speck of makeup (particularly eye makeup) disappeared and my skin had a lovely glow and tone.
Because of the cleansing properties, brightening effects and hydration, this product CAN work for both more oily and drier skin tones alike as well.
For those of you who wear heavier amounts of makeup, I would also recommend this as a first step in your cleansing process, by using it as an all-over makeup remover first and then cleansing with your preferred cleanser. This method will free you up from using the traditional cotton pad makeup removal step, which can sometimes aggravate the skin around the eye area. This takes care of that problem.
It should be noted that the bigger bottle (450 ml) should last even with (2x day usage with 1-2 pumps per wash), well into a year for most people. The smaller one (150 ml) about 6-7 months depending on how much you use it. Nice! - RLB
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*This product was provided courtesy of Shu Uemura PR for reviewing purposes.