Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil for Commitment-Phobes - Beauty Addict

Monday, July 06, 2009

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil for Commitment-Phobes

If you've been curious about Shu Uemura's famed Cleansing Beauty Oils, but have been unwilling to fork over the $32-72 required to get your hands on a bottle, look no further. Sephora is now stocking mini sizes of the #1 selling Skin Purifier Premium A/O Cleansing Beauty Oil, for the far more palatable price tag of $12.

I'd been hemming and hawing over these cleansing oils for quite some time; everyone raved about them, but washing your face with oil? Really?

I took the plunge when I spotted the low-commitment mini size, and...I LOVE IT.

After a week of use my face feels amazing. The oil rinses clean, but I still feel like I don't need to use moisturizer afterward.

Here's how it works: you spread the oil over a dry face, massage it over your skin, then add warm water and wash normally, rinsing with warm water. The result is incredibly soft and smooth skin with not a trace of makeup - including mascara and heavy eye makeup, as long as you give your face a thorough cleansing (my favorite tip: try singing the alphabet song to yourself to time it properly).

Plus, it smells like cucumber (ahem, spa smell).

And if you'd like a sampling of three varieties - Classic, Fresh, and the aforementioned A/O - check out this set of three miniatures, available at Nordstrom for $32.