Generally, I’m not a big fan of cleansing oils. I’m an exfoliator girl through and through. Sometimes, though, you need something that’s a bit different. Exfoliators are great, but not the best (or recommended) when it comes to things like taking off your makeup, and making sure you have absolutely none lingering on your skin. To be honest, I am pretty new to using cleansing oils as a face wash, as I really, reaaaaally don’t like the way they can sometimes leave a heavy, oily feeling on my face. I use exfoliators because I like that squeaky clean feeling.
Thankfully, this particular cleansing oil doesn’t have that problem, but is phenomenal at removing every last trace of makeup and leaving your skin feel juuuust right.
The main thing that sets this cleansing oil apart from others is it’s antioxidant green tea extract, which helps to clear out any pollutants and keep your skin looking young. I love it because like I mentioned, it will take off all of my makeup in seconds (and I tested it with things like longwear eyeliner and OCC Lip Tar, which if you used you know can be a total pain to remove without getting it everywhere!) and when washed away, doesn’t leave any of that oily slick feeling I was worried about. My skin doesn’t feel stripped or dry like it normally does after I wash my face, but exactly the opposite- soft and moisturized. I don’t feel like I immediately need to put on a moisturizer, which I generally feel after I use an exfoliator (and I honestly just thought it was how my skin was!)
When using this cleansing oil, it foams up just a bit when you lather it in your hands, and then you just apply it all over your face. Really- I usually have to watch where I apply my face cleansers- avoiding my eyes and lips, but with this I went over my lips to remove the lip tar (which resulted in the lip tar breaking down and smeared red all over my face, it looked like I just ate an entire deer) and even worked it into my lashes to remove a really, really stubborn mascara I used to test how well this product worked. After that, I just rinsed, and was really impressed with the fact that it had removed everything- the smeared red lip tar, all the mascara, even the eyeliner under my eyes- all while leaving my face feeling soft and fresh.
Overall I think that if you wear makeup regularly, and you have a hard time making sure all of it is off your face (or you don’t like being wasteful and using makeup removing wipes and the like) I think this is absolutely a great product to look in to. It’s Shu’s number 1 selling cleansing oil, and it really doesn’t surprise me from the results I got.
If you guys are interested in this, Shu Uemura gave me a 10% off discount code for you to use. On checkout use SHUPARKAGE for 10% off and free shipping. On the smaller bottle (the bottle I have shown), That’s $8.20 in savings. Not bad :)