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." - shuuemura.co.uk
Quite rightly so.
The product description online reads:
"For ageing concerns.... #1 selling...in 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.
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?