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Review ★ Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Cleansing Oil

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Review ★ Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Cleansing Oil

A S T R O P H O R I A: Review ★ Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Cleansing Oil

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Review ★ Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Cleansing Oil

Hello err'body!

I have brought myself to splurge on one of the Shu Uemura cleansing oils after reading a lot of reviews that rave about how awesome they are. They come in 150mL and 450mL bottles (~$30-45, $67-90, respectively). I've been using it for about 3-4 weeks now, and I haven't broken out yet.

(all descriptions taken from
For combination, oily, and/or acne-prone skin. A lightweight cleansing oil that leaves the skin clean, fresh, and refined. Wash away pore concerns that lead to black heads with their innovative natural origin system for superb cleansing. Effectively remove make-up and impurities inside pores while maintain the skin's necessary moisture level. Empowered with Sakura Complex, this cleansing oil minimizes pores by eliminating excess sebum and visibly smoothes the skin's surface.

There's a bunch of other ones for different skin types, or for all skin types.
Whitefficient clear brightening gentle cleansing oil (blue) - For dull skin complexion. It brightens your skin, and evens out your skin tone.
Cleansing beauty oil premium a/o advanced formula (green) - For aging skin.
Ultim8 sublime beauty cleansing oil (dark orange) - For all skin conditions. Softens, conditions, hydrates, and nourishes your skin.
High performance balancing cleansing oil advanced formula (yellow) - For all skin conditions.
Cleansing beauty oil premium a/i (yellow) - For dry & sensitive skin. Improves texture of skin by moisturizing and nourishing.

You might be thinking that it is ridiculous to use oil as a cleanser, because people generally try to remove traces of excess oil. However, do not be alarmed! These cleansing oils will not make your face oily, or cause you to break out (I haven't read any reviews where people claimed that they broke out). I have combination skin (with some dry patches e ve) and my face didn't feel slimy or oily after washing it off. The cleanser is also very lightweight and thin.

I've been using Murad cleansing wipes, and an eye make-up remover to remove my make-up after night classes or going out with friends. Although people recommend using an actual cleanser to remove make-up, I find that the wipes do a much better job than some of the cleansers I've used. Admittedly, I am also really lazy 8D. Your vision will get cloudy if you get it in your eyes though, although that's better than the pain that comes with getting cleanser in them LOL.

I couldn't think of another way to show how well it works, but I hope this will suffice LOL. On the far left, I have concealer (Maybelline Age Rewind) and eyeliner (Dollywink liquid & pencil eyeliner) on the back of my hand. The middle picture is the product of rubbing some of the cleansing oil over the make-up. Lastly, the far right shows no trace of make-up or oily film, after washing the oil off with warm water.

This cleansing oil eliminates the use of the wipes & eye make-up remover. It removes all of my make-up (including waterproof mascara, BB creams, etc.) very well. I use toner afterwards, and there's never any make-up residue left on the cotton ball :D. A little goes a long way, and I've used it sparingly because it is on the expensive side.

+ Removes all traces of make-up
+ Does not leave any oily residue after washing it off
+ Pores are noticeably smaller
+ Skin feels soft
+ It is lightly scented

- Expensive. $36 CAD for 150ml/$72 CAD (I'm guestimating OTL) for 450ml is steep; but it is a high quality product.

Rating: ★★★★★

Where to purchase? I purchased mine from Sephora for $36 (before tax, but I used the VIB coupon on my purchase). You can also buy them from a department store counter, the Shu Uemura website, e-bay, amazon, etc.

Would I repurchase? Yes, somewhere in the long run when my wallet will not cry over it. There are also cheaper alternatives that are well reviewed on Sasa, and ones sold by e-bay sellers.

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At 21 June 2013 at 02:30 , Blogger Yomi said...

It's so cute with so many different colors!

Following you now!

At 21 June 2013 at 20:38 , Blogger Laura Jones said...

Interesting review, I noticed that this oil has Salicylic Acid in it, which is great for clearing out your pores and making them look smaller. I'll take a look at the ingredients in their other cleansing oils, thanks for the review!!

At 22 June 2013 at 14:00 , Blogger JNN said...

Aha yeah ^^.
Thank you~

At 22 June 2013 at 14:02 , Blogger JNN said...

Yeah, the salicylic acid is good for unclogging pores/preventing break-outs ^^. The Ultim8 one is supposed to have the most beneficial ingredients or something like that~

At 23 June 2013 at 05:40 , Blogger xiupau said...

great review *_* makes me want to buy it but its too expensive ;__; *cries* haha

At 23 June 2013 at 10:41 , Blogger JNN said...

Thank you :3! I spent a good 10 minutes or so pacing around the Shu Uemura section, because I was debating whether or not to buy it LOL. I think it is steep for many people, even for me aha. But there's also cheaper cleansing oils ($10-15) from Korean & Japanese brands that probably work the same way ^^.

At 24 June 2013 at 10:23 , Blogger ♥Mishi à la mode♥ said...

Thx for the review! I can't believe how expensive it is.. but this is a very great product. It's worth it to spend more on cleaning products because u don't want makeup and yucky stuff in your skin. thx for the review ^_^

At 24 June 2013 at 17:48 , Blogger phaileepanda said...

Lovely review! Lol. So expensive though. >.<
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At 24 June 2013 at 21:12 , Blogger SuperRach Love said...

really clear and nice photos, makes a good review :D I think I have this brand at home, must check now!

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At 25 June 2013 at 10:11 , Blogger JNN said...

I think it's worth it to spend on skincare, so I don't have to use so much face make-up. Yeah, make-up ages your skin if you don't remove it well at night, or if you go to sleep with it on D:

At 28 June 2013 at 19:20 , Blogger JNN said...

I know right? D:. My wallet cries~

& thank you <3

At 29 June 2013 at 06:24 , Blogger JNN said...

Thank you!

At 1 July 2013 at 13:33 , Blogger krystal ♥ said...

thank you for the lovely review ! ^___^
I'm still thinking if I should buy any of their products however they are kinda pricey.

At 1 July 2013 at 14:31 , Blogger JNN said...

Shu Uemura products are really high quality, but they are expensive D:. If you can splurge, then go for it xD.


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