Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Cleansing Oil | My Favorite Makeup Remover

I keep on encouraging you to enjoy makeup and be more adventurous with eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara...

That I realize, I never really talked about how to deal with removing them. After all, makeup and a face that isn't well-cleansed can prevent comedones that can cause cystic acne or other skin problems.

Playing with makeup is going to be so easy when you have a good makeup remover. If you care about what you put on your face. Don't just shell out big bucks on your makeup brushes and foundation. If there's one thing that I can advise is to save up on makeup remover that is not only easy to use but actually removes all traces of makeup.

I've tried a lot of makeup remover. But the only thing that I keep on going back to is the Shu Uemura Skin Purifier. It's the first actual makeup remover I owned that actually made me enjoy putting on makeup on. It's just an amazing product. I can't stress that enough.

Did you know that the only way to breakdown oil is with oil? Well that's true. That's why cleansing oil is such a good cleanser. Not only does it remove makeup but it also strip off excess oil from the skin, leaving it soft and smoother.

My favorite variant has got to be the Fresh Pore Clarifying Cleansing Oil.
"for combination to oily skin condition 
the first step for “pore-less skin” 
a lightweight cleansing oil that leaves the skin clean, fresh and refined. 
wash away pore concerns-enlarged pores and clogged pores that lead to blackheads with our innovative natural origin system for superb cleansing. effectively remove make-up and impurities inside pores while maintaining the skin’s necessary moisture level. empowered with sakura complex, this cleansing oil minimizes pores by eliminating excess sebum and visibly smoothes the skin’s surface.  
ideal for normal to oily skin types and acne-prone skin." -

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils comes in different variants that address almost all skin concerns. There's something for anti-aging, brightening, sensitive and of course, for normal skin. Fresh Pore Clarifying is what I would say that match my skin really well.

I have enlarged pores and extremely oily skin. Most cleansing oils I've tried are effective but it sort of leaves a moisturizing effect would have been great for those with normal to dry skin but I wanted something that really leaves my skin smooth and sort of squeaky clean.

So far, it was only with Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Cleansing Oil that I notice my skin feeling really cleansed and smooth afterwards without the feel as if I did use a cleansing oil. 

How to use Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil? 

  1. With dry hands, pour 1 to 2 pumps of cleansing oil on to your hands.
    • more if you think you need to
  2. Spread gently and thoroughly all over the face.
    • you can use this even with the toughest mascara and eyeliner. Just keep your eyes closed to prevent the product going to your eyes
  3. Add a few drops of water to face to emulsify the oil
    • the oil will turn milky white as if it becomes soapy.
    • you'll feel as if your makeup is actually breaking down
  4. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water
    • pat skin with a clean dry towel

How I actually use Shu Uemura cleansing oil

I use this as a Step 1 in my cleansing routine.

Since I take cleaning my face seriously (I found this way is incredibly effective to prevent pimple breakouts), I also use this for days I don't use makeup to completely remove excess oil, grime and dirt. Then I move on to Step 2, which is to use an acne soap to further remove 

Does it remove water-proof mascara, gel liner and tough to remove makeup?

It does!!

When I went on a trip to Cebu, I forgot my Maybelline Lip and Eye makeup remover and I was at my wits end since I brought with me a very hard to remove waterproof mascara, Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Mascara, notorious for leaving panda eyes. I felt so relieved that Shu Uemura cleansing oil was able to melt the mascara and liner away! Phew! I was afraid that I would leave residue under my eyes. Thank God, it didn't!

Ever since, I just brought with me this product during weekend and vacation trips.

What you'll notice?
  • A thoroughly well-cleansed face that isn't too drying or have that taunt-feel.
  • There's definitely that feel of luxury with every use
  • The oil easily emulsify (you can even do this in the shower)
  • Lasts a long time (I finished my first 150ml bottle for 8 to 9 months)
  • Pores will look the same but doesn't look clogged compared to not using this.
  • Semi-dry skin (which is actually a good thing for us oily skin ladies)
  • No breakouts
  • Less whiteheads and blackheads (proven with regular facial treatments)
  • You'll see traces of makeup actually falling along with the emulsified oil
  • That you're not as scared to apply or use for makeup for fear it might clog your pores!
What's great is that Shu Uemura Cleansing oils come in fun packaging that they collaborated with with talented Japanese designers and artist. This time, I got the one from Mamechiyo, a contemporary kimono-designer. Known for her feminine yet modern take on the traditional kimonos.

I'm sure many of you will probably find Shu Uemura cleansing oils expensive. But bear in mind that cleansing is an important aspect of makeup application. Find the joy and not the downside of cosmetics with a proper makeup remover and a cleansing product.

I leave you with the thought that makeup is fun especially when you know you your skin won't bear the consequence of using it with a great makeup remover.

Remember: Never sleep with any makeup on.

Rather, never sleep without cleansing your skin!

Have fun and good luck!

Find the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils at Shu Uemura counters Rustan's Shangri-la, Rustan's Makati, Shu Uemura boutique at 2nd floor Power Plant Mall and soon at Ayala Alabang Town Center.

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  1. omg, the bottles are SO cute

  2. NinMonster9/5/12 1:50 PM

    The design alone makes me wanna buy it... :D


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