Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil/ Skin Purifier

I got the Shu Uemura Skin Purifier in the goodie bag from this Monday's HPM Social event that I attended. 

I'd never heard of the brand before so was intrigued to find out more. It's a Japenese beauty brand founded by its namesake, a makeup artist and beauty pioneer. They offer skincare treatments, makeup and related accessories.
"the Shu Uemura brand was developed on the founder’s holistic philosophy that beautiful make-up starts with beautiful skin." -
Quite rightly so. 

The product description online reads:
"For ageing concerns.... #1 the world....A premium anti-oxidant skin purifier that thoroughly cleanses the skin while protecting it against the internal and external aggressions associated with skin ageing."  

It comes in a transparent plastic green bottle with a pump. I almost forgot it was oil inside and expressed the contents aggressively as if it was going to foam. Oops.

The instructions are simple enough:
1. Take 3 or 4 pumps into the palms of dry hands;
2. Smooth over dry face;
3. Wet face to emulsify cleansing oil; 
4. Rinse with water.

Initially, it felt a little strange washing my face with oil but I soon got past that. The aroma made using it a pleasant experience. 

For the ageing element, I would obviously have to use this over time to really notice it at work but as a cleanser, it's wonderful. I've used it every day so far this week and my skin feels very fresh and noticeably clean and smoother every time. 

The Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil/ Skin Purifier gets 8 pearls out of 10 from me. 

The 150ml bottle is £28 from Admittedly, if it wasn't in my goody bag, I'd be reluctant to buy it for two reasons: 1) because I prioritise what I spend my monthly fashion/beauty budget on and 2) I'm not into anti-ageing products. Yes, it's a little pricey but it really is a top quality product and works effectively so it's worth the cost. I'm definitely keen on trying some of their makeup products.  

Have you tried any Shu Uemura products before? If so, which one(s)? What did you make of it? If not, is it a brand you'd consider trying?


  1. Nice review, just found your blog through the Handpicked Media links to blogs reviewing HPMSocial. I was there too and also got this cleanser and was so glad because I'd really been wanting a Shu Uemura cleanser. I bought Shu Uemura eyelash curlers (which are great by the way) a few months back and they gave me some samples of their balancing cleanser which I really liked.Carla

  2. Hi Carla. Thank you!...Yeah, this is a great product! I might try their eyelash curlers. Thanks for the recommendation. P.S. I just checked out your blog. Very nice. I really like the coloured cutlery.


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