Peoples, now is the time to replenish your stash of Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil. Or to try one if you've never got around to it before. Will you look at these beauties? Not even my mediocre photography skillz can take away from their wildly beautiful packaging.
They're part of the Mika Ninagawa collab I mentioned a while back, finally out now. Mika is a Japanese photographer known for her colourful, feminine imagery—which sure would be an instant mood-lifter on your bathroom countertop, amirite?
There are four limited-edition pattern options:
Anti/Oxi Skin Refining Cleansing Oil: The green one is their bestselling of all the oils, and good for all skin types. This is my favourite print!
POREfinist Anti-Shine Fresh Cleansing Oil: The pink one is a lighter, water-like oil that's specifically for oily and acne-prone skin.
Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil: For dull/hyperpigmented skin.
Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil: The most luxurious oil, slightly pricier because it contains eight botanical oils.
I should also mention that people are evangelical about these Shu cleansing oils. There are heaps of women loving them on MakeupAlley, and I personally have a couple of acquaintances who say they'll NEVER be without a bottle. The reason for the love is because these oils double as makeup removers and non-drying, non-comedogenic cleansers, so you can take care of all that in one step.
Oh, and on the comedogenicity (is that a word?). Even though I had this bad experience with a homemade concoction, Shu oil does NOT break me out. Just be sure to emulsify the oil with water and rinse it off thoroughly when you're done, instead of letting it stay on your skin.
Have you ever used Shu Uemura cleansing oil?
What do you think of this packaging?
Do you have a favourite oil cleanser?