Saturday, December 27, 2008
Cleansing oils are almost always associated with Shu Uemura even though there are like so many other options out there -- that's a pretty big deal. However, being the cheapo that I am, I won't pay so much for a cleansing oil because there's always a cheaper alternative and mine would be from Missha.
Recently I've been using a sample bottle of the Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Fresh (That's a pretty long name!) and I still haven't gotten through the whole 5ml bottle yet! I also have the Classic one which I'm yet to use once I run out of the Fresh one.
Read on for the review
The fact that I still have about 1/4 of a bottle left shows that only a little more than a 20 cents coin size is sufficient for the whole face. So, even though this cleansing oil is a little pricey, a bottle should be able to last you for quite some time.
I've been using several brands of cleansing oils and I must say that this is definitely one of the better one that I've used. The oil is quite light in texture and gives a slight tingling sensation to the skin (but not as minty as RMK's cleansing oil). When it emulsifies, it gets all the foundation out quite effectively without much residue left which means it does cleanse very well. The product claims to lightly exfoliate the skin with Cherry Extract for smoother, brighter and more refined skin. I agree with "smoother" but not so much "brighter" if compared with La Mer's Cleansing Fluid, which is still my favorite as far as pricey cleansing oils go.
This cleansing oil is ideal for those who have oily and acne-prone skin so I won't be complaining that it doesn't feel as moisturizing as I'd like it. However, it doesn't cause the skin to feel taut either. Perhaps the Classic one would work better for my skin type. As for the Sakura fragrance... I haven't really noticed it so I guess it's not really distinct.
Overall, I do think that this is a very good product and if you can afford it, I'd say go for it. Personally, I'd prefer to try a few types of the cleansing oil first (they have six types) before I settle on a specific one and pay RM99 (150ml) for it. It's also available in 450ml for RM260.