Sunday, July 7, 2019

SHU UEMURA CLEANSING OILS FOR RADIANT SUMMER SKIN

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I am a proponent of double cleansing, with a cleansing oil as the first step, and while I don't do it every time that I wash my face throughout the year, I do it daily during the warm months of summer. The added step cleans the skin thoroughly and gently, and never strips it or leaves it dried out. Shu Uemura makes some of my all-time favorite cleansing oils, and in fact they have 7 different varieties from which to choose. They are housed in elegant thick plastic bottles which makes them perfect to use in the shower, and in fact I keep one in my shower at all times without the concern that it will shatter.
Each of the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils is formulated to address specific targeted concerns and types of skin, but all of them transform into a lovely milky emulsion when they come in contact with water, and they do an exceptional job removing dirt, impurities and makeup. While I have normal to combination skin, I have found that I am able to use all of these oils without exception. However, since each one is quite different, it is worth assessing the needs of your skin before selecting the cleansing oil or cleansing oils that will best suit your skin.
Shu Uemura Anti-Oxi+ Skin Refining Cleansing Oil ($14.00-$83.00 for 1.69 oz. to 15.22 oz. from Shu Uemura USA and $17.00-$94.00 from Shu Uemura Canada): Formulated for all types of skin, Anti-Oxi Skin Refining Cleansing Oil is a lightweight oil that boasts an antioxidant-rich formula– which includes potent ingredients such as Moringa Oil and Green Tea Extract. This beautifully aromatic cleansing oil, which is punctuated by lavender, cardamom and geranium, is neither overpowering, nor cloying, and I find it quite calming and pleasant. When water is introduced, this cleansing oil transforms into a milky emulsion that gently removes every trace of dirt and makeup without ever stripping the skin. Skin is left soft, smooth, supple, hydrated, refreshed and thoroughly cleansed. It washes away clean without any greasiness or residue left behind. 

According to Shu Uemura,

Anti/Oxi is a cleansing oil with enhanced power to remove micro impurities and stubborn make-up with no residue. shu uemura’s latest anti-pollution breakthrough, Anti/Oxi with moringa and green tea extracts are combined for a more powerful removability. Anti/Oxi is balanced to provide a sensation that is refreshing and relaxing by awakening your senses at first touch with a top note of elemi, mandarin and ginger. During massaging, a stimulating and comforting middle note of lavender, cardamom and geranium invigorates your senses. After washing, you sense a healing base note of guaiac wood. An extraordinary cleansing experience that brings intoxicating fresh and relaxing scents to everyday cleansing rituals and restores dull yellow skin to a refined, supple and radiant complexion.
Shu Uemura Blanc:Chroma Cleansing Oil ($15.00-$83.00 for 1.69 oz. to 15.22 oz. from Shu Uemura USA and $17.00-$94.00 from Shu Uemura Canada): This lightweight cleansing oil is formulated to brighten uneven skin tones by gently polishing the skin to reveal a brighter complexion that is more even in tone. As a result, it helps to fade discoloration, dark circles, hyperpigmentation, and it calms redness. While formulated for uneven skin tones, I find that it has an overall brightening and evening effect, and therefore will appeal to a wider range of skin types. It has a light and pleasant fruity floral aroma that is neither overpowering, nor cloying. When water is introduced, this cleansing oil also transforms into a milky emulsion that gently removes every trace of dirt and makeup without ever stripping the skin. Skin is left soft, smooth, supple, hydrated, brightened and thoroughly cleansed. It washes away clean without any greasiness or residue left behind. 

According to Shu Uemura,

Moving beyond stubborn makeup removal, blanc:chroma brightening & polishing gentle cleansing oil effectively polishes away accumulated melano-stains for brighter and more transparent skin, leading to a beautiful makeup finish. Fights against 4 chroma imperfections (uneven redness, yellow dullness, brown dark spots, greenish dark circles) for luminous, transparent skin. Ultimate removal system dissolves and lifts away makeup and impurities in a flash. New exclusive technology Clay EX: A combination of purifying Clay Extract and polishing Lipo HA lightens the skin tone by thoroughly removing accumulated melano-stains (dead cells containing melanin on the skin surface that cause uneven and dull skin tone) 
Shu Uemura Nutri Nectar Cleansing Oil in Emulsion ($41.00-$83.00 for 5.07oz. and 15.22 oz. from Shu Uemura USA and $47.00-$94.00 from Shu Uemura Canada): A few years ago, when Shu Uemura celebrated their 50th anniversary of cleansing oils, they launched this very unique cleansing oil that is formulated to nourish delicate, sensitive skin. Antioxidant-rich Acai calms sensitive skin, while Magnolia and Reishi Mushrooms are utilized to restore and make skin more resilient. Rather than their traditional cleansing oil consistency, this delectable cleansing oil boasts a thick gel texture that magically liquifies and transforms into a milky emulsion when water is introduced. It boasts extreme efficacy in its ability to break down makeup, in part because the gel texture is so easy to use, and it lends itself to the speedy and effective removal of eye makeup. It gently removes every trace of dirt, pollution and makeup without ever stripping the skin. Skin is left soft, smooth, supple, hydrated, calmed and thoroughly cleansed. It has a beautiful, light floral aroma that is calming and peaceful to the senses. I love this oil and just finished up a bottle, and plan to get another one ASAP!

According to Shu Uemura,

To celebrate our 50th anniversary of cleansing oils, nutri:nectar has been created for nourishing cleansing oil for delicate skin. Composed with essential oils, this healing fragrance comforts skin as if taking a deep breath in the forest. Together, calming Acai, replenishing Magnolia and Reishi Mushroom for its resilience restorability, lies at the heart of the nutri:nectar formula. This extravagantly nourishing fusion is carefully composed to reboot skin barrier function while resisting the environmental stress. This cleansing oil in emulsion created with the power of nature help even dry delicate skin feels conditioned & strengthened.
Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil ($36.00-$71.00 5.07 oz. and 15.22 oz. from Shu Uemura USA and $40.00-$80.00 from Shu Uemura Canada): This lovely cleansing oil evolved from the original Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, and this variant was specifically formulated to effectively and gently remove waterproof makeup from sensitive skin. It has a light to mid-weight consistency that transforms into a milky emulsion when water is introduced. It gently removes every trace of dirt, pollution and makeup without ever stripping the skin. Skin is left soft, smooth, supple, balanced and hydrated. I don't wear a lot of waterproof makeup, but when I wear waterproof mascara it does an enviable job breaking it down and removing it. It has a light, clean aroma that is pleasant and refreshing.

According to Shu Uemura,

Evolved from the original shu uemura cleansing oil, "Classic" is reformulated with an advanced High Performance Cleansing Oil system for significantly improved removability of waterproof make-up. A medium-weight cleansing oil that leaves skin feeling clean, balanced and moisturized.
Shu Uemura Porefinist Anti-Shine Fresh Cleansing Oil ($12.00-$75.00 for 1.69 oz. and 15.22 oz. from Shu Uemura USA and $15.00-$86.00 from Shu Uemura Canada): This feather-weight cleansing oil, with its delectable light floral aroma, is specifically formulated to address the needs of acne-prone/oily skin. While it deep cleans the skin, it does so exceedingly gently and without any stripping or drying. It thoroughly removes dirt and excess oils from the pores, and makeup and dirt from the surface of the skin, and it leaves skin soft, smooth and supple. When water is introduced, this cleansing oil transforms into a milky emulsion that leaves behind no oily residue whatsoever. If you have normal to dry skin, you may find this cleansing oil a bit too clarifying for your skin to use on a daily basis, and while I have normal/combination skin, I only tend to use it a few times a week, or as needed.

According to Shu Uemura,

An incredibly lightweight cleansing oil that leaves the skin clean, fresh and refined. Ideal for normal to oily skin types and acne-prone skin. With the expertise in cleansing oil for half a century, our beloved fresh formula is powerfully reborn to target the source of oily concerns. The water-like cleansing oil goes beyond make-up removal to dissolve and wash away excess sebum and blackheads that are stuck inside pores. No pulled or parched feeling after cleansing. The new formula, with cinnamon bark extract, regulates sebum secretion day after day. Shine is blotted and open pores appear shrunken. Blackheads are removed to reveal a refined, smooth skin.
Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil ($14.00-$96.00 for 1.69 oz to 15.22 oz. Shu Uemura USA and $49.00-$99.00 from Shu Uemura Canada): This ultra-luxe rich and emollient cleansing oil has a luscious lightweight consistency that leaves skin soft, smooth, supple and luxuriously hydrated. While it can be used by all skin types, I suspect that it will be coveted by people with normal to dry skin. When water is introduced, this cleansing oil also transforms into a rich and creamy milky emulsion that gently removes every trace of dirt and makeup without ever stripping the skin, and it leaves skin velvety soft and smooth without leaving behind a greasy residue. It has a warm and creamy aroma that I find intoxicatingly delicious.

According to Shu Uemura,

Cashmere skin quality: ultime8 complex delivers softer, smoother and moisturized skin for an exquisite makeup finish. The precious essence of 8 exquisite botanical origin oils has been merged together. These oils, carefully sought out from Chinese medicines and beauty oils all over the world, are proven to have the highest skincare efficacy. Utlime8 cleansing oil effortlessly removes all make-up and impurities.
Since I have normal to combination skin, I have a lot of flexibility in the skincare products that I can use. I can generally use things that are formulated for most types of skin, and make my selections based upon the needs of my skin at any given moment, and therefore that is how I determine which of the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils to use.
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Overall Assessment: If you love cleansing oils, then you Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils are definitely worthy of your consideration. They were making them long before it was fashionable to do so, and their formulas remain covet-worthy.

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6 comments:

  1. Wow, what a varied collection of cleansing oils from a single brand. I don't know why, but I still haven't really jumped on the cleansing oil craze yet.

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    1. SHU definitely makes extraordinary cleansing oils!

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  2. I love that each one addresses different skin issues.

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  3. When Shu was at Nordstrom I'd stand at the counter admiring all the oils but at that time I didn't know the power of a cleansing oil. It's great to have a choice depending on how your skin is each day.

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    1. How I wish that they still were! These are such amazing cleansing oils!

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