I usually like using something before telling you about it, but this one is such an icon and so interesting (to me and possibly to most cleansing oil users) that I just have to share 🙂 I stopped by the Shu Uemura boutique earlier today and was asked if I knew about the latest cleansing oil innovation. They are proud of their cleansing oils at Shu Uemura. They were No. 1 awarded cleansing oil brand based on Yahoo beauty and have won innumerable awards. I wonder how they’ll do at the MWS Awards 😉
I’m no stranger to Shu Uemura cleansing oils. They were one of my first introductions to cleansing oils and it was at the Shu Uemura counter that I was taught how to use them for the first time. The thing that’s been drilled into me over and over is “Always start with dry hands! Always!”
Ah but now you don’t have to because the new reformulated Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Cleansing Oil works even with WET hands. Did I just hear a collective sigh of relief go up? 😀
The new formula of the Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Cleansing Oil (Pink bottle) works even if you use wet hands to work it. I was a little doubtful but I gave it a go in store, as suggested and had the cleansing oil pumped into my damp hands. It does not emulsify immediately upon contact with water, as normal.
You use it the same way. Spread it on your skin, massage off your makeup, add water and emulsify and then rinse off. It does emulsify and thin out when you work the water in. But the difference I think, is that it does not immediately emulsify and turn white upon contact with water. This is such a boon for some of us who step into the shower, wet our hands and then go “Oh crap! I forgot to wash my face!” and then have to get out of the shower, dry your hands and start over.
I break out from Shu Uemura cleansing oils, so I don’t think I’ll be getting this one. But if you are a fan of their oils already, bear this one in mind the next time you want to replenish, and like the idea of being able to use this with wet or dry hands 🙂 For now, only the pink version has been reformulated. I’m not sure when or if the rest will be.
Are you a fan of the Shu Uemura cleansing oils? Are you glad to know about this reformulation?
Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils come in 6 varieties and retail at RM110-120/150ml and RM270-290/450ml depending on the ingredients.