Monday, January 4, 2010

Take It Off, Baby- Shu Uemura Skin Purifier (Cleansing Oil)

I first tried the Shu Uemura Skin Purifier in college when my friend Angela brought it on a camping trip.
- Unfortunately I'm really bad at reading directions so I used it the wrong way and hated it.  =T
- Luckily, they were selling a trial size 3 pack at Neiman Marcus (and I liked the clear case it comes in) so I figured I'd give it another try. I'm glad I did.

This will take off ALL your makeup. Whether it's everyday Waterproof Mascara or hard core Tammy Faye Baker makeup, it will come off.
* DO NOT USE WATER WITH THIS PRODUCT!!!  That was my mistake the first time. It will basically end up not doing anything.  You only need to get a few drops of oil on your hands/fingertips and massage into your skin.  Once the oil is on your face, THEN you can add water (but I don't until I'm ready to wash it off)
* I like using the oil because you're not tugging on skin to get makeup off (which can eventually lead to wrinkles).  Give yourself a quick massage while you're at it.  Your skin will thank you.

Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium
What it is:
Two-in-one cleanser and makeup remover.

What it is formulated to do:
shu uemura's Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/I is a rich oil that gently removes makeup and impurities. It's infused with medicinal herbs, such as chamomile and licorice root, to soothe and smooth dry, sensitive skin. It's ideal for those with damaged, dry, or sensitive skin, as well as for those who seek antiaging benefits.

 Here is a more detailed description:

 debut of cleansing oil
while working as a makeup artist in hollywood in the late 1950's, shu uemura discovered Unmask, an oil-based cleanser used by film stars and makeup artists on the set. applying heavy stage makeup multiple times daily, actresses often often developed sensitive skin from harsh make-up removers. uemura saw that the cleansing oil removed make-up gently, yet effectively, while maintaining the skin’s natural level of moisture.

the joy of cleaning
the secret to shu uemura cleansing oil is protecting the skin's delicate moisture balance while removing makeup and impurities in a single step. blending rich botanical oils, including avocado and jojoba, with natural phyto ingredients, cleansing oils are formulated in six varieties for perfect, gentle cleansing specific to skin's daily needs. gentle, thorough cleansing is the first step to beautiful skin.

high performance oil system
all of shu uemura's cleansing oils are formulated using the unique hpo (high performance oil) system, a complex combination of three moleculary distinct oils that trap the lipophilic residue of stubborn waxes and oils found in waterproof mascara, foundation and lip color. once emulsified by water, the cleansing oil encapsulates hydrophilic residue, such as dirt and sweat, gently lifting both types of impurities from the pores simultaneously.

cleansing oil's high affinity to skin allow for a gentle yet effective cleansing without disrupting skin's natural balance.

This oil is a great gentle cleanser and will work on all skin types. 

Retail Price: 
5 oz:  $28-$35
15 oz: $62- $75

for best results using shu uemura cleansing oil, follow these easy steps:

1. use 3-4 pumps of cleansing oil on dry hands
2. spread gently and thoroughly over dry face.
3. add a few drops of lukewarm water to face to emulsify.
(oil will turn milky white)
4. rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

*~ Have a Beautiful Day! ~*

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