I've been looking for a new cleanser which wont dry out my skin but wont leave me with feeling like I still have dirty face and wont remove suncream (cetaphil).
Before I tried using OCM method with many different oils and they never satisfied me but I gave this one a go after looking at reviews here and I've been using it every single day since!
It is oil but not too oily, its really nice when you put it on your skin and it allows me to do myself face massage, then when I add water, it magically dissolves. I have no idea how this works so well but it does. I didnt plan to use it for my eyes because I looove Bioderma BUT it does such a good, quick job without any rubbing, cotton pads... Everything is gone! The skin after is soft, not oily, not dry, really nice feeling. The irritation in outer corners of my eyes dramatically improved...
I use one pump, not 3-4 how they recommend and it helps me to save product and also I dont have dripping product from my face. The price is high (88euro for bigger bottle- say what??) but it is worth it.
I don't use this on a daily basis, only when i have makeup on. I found the price a bit expensive, and the only reason why i honestly use this is due to it being able to remove my makeup as well as cleansing my face. I don't really like how it's a cleansing oil, and i feel like it makes my skin dry. I would buy it again due to it being easy to use because of the makeup remover+ cleanser but not used on a daily basis.
Removes make up great but too drying for my skin. Started flaking after a week of use. But I do have dehydrated skin, so if yours isnt, I think it should be fine.
My skin: oily, clog-prone, sensitive that gets dehydrated very easily. I used this 6 or 7 years ago with no problem. For whatever reason, I stopped using it. I tried it again recently, and it caused tiny red irritation bumps all over my face. I suppose my skin has changed over the years and has become very reactive to oils. Over the past year, I've tried many oil cleansers to remove tenacious sunscreens. They all leave me with irritation, clogged pores, breakouts, and flaky skin. I'd like to give this 1 lippie, but I'm giving it 2 since it worked for me once upon a time.
I use the yellow version.. Why bother having 2 make up removers - one for the eyes and one for the face - when you can have an all-in-one make up remover like this??? Because of my oily skin, I tend to use gel eyeliners which won't budge all day (essence brand from Germany).. Using this to remove my eye make up thereafter is a God sent!!! It removes all traces of my make up! You only need a few pumps to cleanse your entire face, and no cotton pad is needed! It's a little pricey for a makeup cleanser but one 450ml bottle lasts me for 6 months which amounts to about 10GBP/month.. I consider it money well spent and maximum efficiency ;)
I was looking for a new method of removing my makeup as my eyelids had become red and dry and flaky. No matter what I used, I would wake up to what looked like eczema on my eyelids, which would make wearing eyeshadow impossible.
First I thought it was my makeup so I threw out my eyeliner/mascara and cleaned all my brushes but it still happened.
Finally I worked out that it was the cotton pads I used, my eyelids were obviously too sensitive for them and it was making them dry and irritated.
The next day I went to the Shu Uemura counter as I had heard wonderful things about their oils. The sales lady wasn't pushy at all but suggested I try this oil and use it to melt the makeup off my eyelids.
Sure enough, I've been using this a couple of weeks and my eyelids are back to normal! I'm so impressed. Can't believe I was so harsh rubbing my eyes with cotton pads before.
I really like the product. I love that I don't need any other tools to remove all my makeup, just this. It literally melts all my makeup off and I wear a lot of mascara so that is no mean feat. Yes it's a little messy as you end up with black mascara smeared all over your face. But once you rinse it with water you are left with no trace of product.
Yes it's expensive, but the bottles are huge! I really see this as an investment.
The only negative point I have found is that if I don't rinse properly, it can cause me to break out a little around my nose/chin but this is because I have oily skin and if I get product build-up, I tend to break out.
So make sure you rinse fully after you are done.
I recommend this to anyone who wears makeup on a daily basis and is looking for an easy and gentle way to remove it.
I got a very large sample size of this with my last Shu order. I've been using it for quite a few weeks now and I still have plenty left in the bottle. I use a small amount of it and it removes every speck of makeup on my face. I wear contacts and I like how this doesn't irritate my eyes or make my contacts blurry.
Has never broken me out or caused any other sort of irritation. The smell is quite 'nutty' but not offensive. Feels great while on the skin and after it's washed/wiped off your skin feels clean. I always follow-up with another cleanser or exfoliator just to get rid of all the oil residue.
I will consider repurchasing after my trial size is finished.
I bought the special Seoul edition of this cleansing beauty oil premium A/O formula on the plane coming back home from Korea. The only difference in this special edition is in the packaging - it's lovely and whimsical with a drawing of a girl dressed in a hanbok set against a backdrop of purple and green flowers, a tower, and a couple of pagodas.
This is pricier than any makeup removers I've used (I've tried Marcelle and Loreal makeup removers), but I won't go back to those. Other makeup removers require me using a cotton pad over my face and over delicate eye areas. And, even when I wash my face after removing my makeup and then use a toner with a cotton pad to prepare my face for serum and moisturizer, I can still see some leftover make up residue on the pad using other removers. So, I end up washing my face again, and this dries my face out, even though I've been VERY thorough with washing my face (foaming cleansers and scrubs).
I don't ever have that problem with this cleansing oil. I'm especially happy I don't have to use a cotton pad on the delicate skin of my eye area. This oil removes ALL makeup. No makeup residue!
I cannot rave enough about this oil. It acts as a makeup remover that feels nourishing at the same time. This is the second time I've bought the green tea formula. The first time, I was at the shu uemera counter buying a makeup brush and the beauty associate introduced me to the oil. I was skeptical and thought she just wanted to sell me another product. I decided to give this oil a chance and glad that I gave in to my self-indulgence.
At first, it took some getting used to... the feel of putting oil on my face made me nervous because I thought my skin might break out and also, that it might leave an oily residue. BUT IT DID NOT! As soon as you put water on your face after smoothing and massaging the oil on your face, the texture changes and feels like water, turning into a light milky white colour. It easily washes off and there is no oily residue... just soft, clean skin!
The application directions suggest 3-4 pumps; I only need 1-2 pumps and it literally removes all makeup (including waterproof and water-resistant mascaras). Using a circular motion with my fingers, I gently massage and smooth the oil on my dry face. Then, I put some water on my hands and smooth the water over my face - the water begins to emulsify the oil on my face and turns a translucent watery white. If some of the oil accidentally gets into my eyes and it's emulsified by water, I find my vision gets a little cloudy, but if I rinse thoroughly the oil washes out easily and my vision clears. I have sensitive eyes and this oil doesn't bother me at all.
I would absolutely buy this product again or this line of cleansing oils. I'm curious about the whitefficient and ultim8 sublime oils - will definitely try those when I run out of this one.
This product made me breakout consistently for the two months I was using it. Tiny little bumps appeared all over my forehead and bigger pimples popped up on my chin. At first I didn't think that it could be this product causing the problem because the reviews were so good, the sales person had assured me that the oil base wouldn't clog my pores and I rinsed really thoroughly after each use. I thought it must be other products so I changed those products and kept using the oil and the pimples persisted. I finally stopped using the Shu Uemura oil cleanser and the breakouts disappeared. To be fair, it's a very efffective cleanser. It removed dirt and took off makeup very well, and the packaging is beautiful. But it just didn't suit my combination skin.
This has been my HG for over seven years, and I absolutely swear by it.
Please don't be put off by the word "oil" - it leaves my skin feeling anything but oily! I use only one pump at a time, and I only use it at night, which makes the bottle go a long way for me. It spreads easily on my face, feels lovely and smooth as I work it in, and takes away makeup as well as whatever else that happens to collect on my face after a long day. I have never been able to get it to "foam up" with water, but with some splashes, some more massaging, and a face cloth, my face feels squeaky clean!
Although it starts out as an oil, once water is added, it's just like any other cleanser - easy to wash away without residue. I love how clean it makes my face feel, without drying out my skin or leaving it feeling greasy. I'd describe my face afterwards as velvety smooth and clean. The best part? I don't even need to invest in an extra make-up remover product because it pretty much does the job!