shu uemura

August 11, 2015

Many have raved about shu uemura’s legendary cleansing oils, and each person has a favourite that they’ve stuck to, likely for years – whether it’s the classic formula in the yellow bottle, or the refreshing anti-dullness version in green, or the luxurious ultime8 sublime version. To sum it up, it’s been so well-loved for so long simply because of its ability to both remove the stubbornest of makeup and leave you with eternally youthful skin.


Now, the latest addition to the cleansing oils might just be a game-changer, since it comes in a completely different texture: A gel that transforms into an oil upon application. The oleo:moist Active-Encapsulated Cleansing Oil Gel contains the Japanese muguet herb to lock in moisture into the skin, and encapsulated Vitamin E that is released upon contact with the skin, which helps block moisture from escaping. Basically, if you have dry skin, you need this oil gel in your life. Since this comes packaged in a handy tube, it makes for a more portable option as compared to the traditional cleansing oil bottles, plus it’s easier to use to boot: just squeeze a 50 cent coin-sized amount into your hands, massage over the face, then massage some water on to emulsify the gel, and rinse. This just launched this month, so expect this possibly becoming the new it cleansing oil soon.


shu uemura oleo:moist Active-Encapsulated Cleansing Oil Gel, $50. Available at shu uemura stores and counters. Receive a complimentary trial at shu uemura counters, while stocks last.