How beautiful is this limited edition collection from Shu Uemura? The iconic, Japanese make up and skincare brand has teamed up with modern day kimono artist Mamechiyo, to embellish a collection of products. The collection uses traditional Japanese kimono motifs with a combination of candy stripes and butterflies for a truly stunning collection.
In this post, I’m going to return to an old favourite, Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil. Back in my modelling days, one of my favourite make up artist, used to use Shu Uemura make up on me and introduced me to their cleansing oils for removing my make up post shoot. When I spotted the limited edition Mamechiyo range, I couldn’t help but think that this was the perfect time to try it again.
I’ve been using the Shu Uemura Whitefficent Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil. This cleansing oil focuses on improving skin tone and texture with a blend of Prune Extract and Sakura Leaf Extract. The limited edition bottle feature a sakura print, referencing the ingredient. How pretty is that?
This particular Cleansing Oil is designed to work at preventing pigmentation in the skin, making it ideal for skin that is prone to age spots and sun damage. It also contains ingredients that will hydrate and heal skin, such as amino hydrators and deepsea water. Vitamin C and B3 help to control melanin production as well as feeding the skin.
The Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils feel so wrong to use, you apply the oil to dry skin and it feels like your massaging cooking oil into your face, once you add water, the oil emulsifies and gently lathers off, leaving skin smooth, clean and toned. The oil based cleanser is great for removing all types of make up very easily. I wouldn’t choose to use this everyday, as I am still a huge fan of my Liz Earle cleanser, but I would always turn to this as a second choice or for removing very stubborn make up.
The Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils come in huge 450ml bottles, with a pump dispenser. So, if you compare this to the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish at 200ml, this is mega value for money. Retailing at Â£56.50, it is steep, but it’s going to last you ages!
What have you tried from Shu Uemura? Do you use a cleansing oil?
Comment below or tweet me @JayneJRead
@wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.