Now, I was never one to rave about cleansers because in the olden days, a cleanser was a cleanser, and any cleanser was good as long as it did the job of cleansing my face, right? As some of you might remember, I experienced a sudden breakout in the beginning of the year, which lasted for at least a good three months.. And even now, I’m on acne medication (Roaccutane) and still battling those pesky post-acne pigmentation and scarring! 🙁
So anyway, thanks to Roaccutane, my skin has been rather flaky and dry lately, especially around the nose/mouth. And foaming cleansers that leave my skin feeling tight and squeaky are definitely not doing the job for me now. Quite by a combination of coincidence and good fortune, Shu Uemura sent over their newest product: the updated version of the A/O Skin Purifier Cleansing Oil, now known as the Anti/Oxi Skin Refining Anti-Dullness Cleansing Oil!
For someone who’s just recovered from a bad breakout, I was extremely apprehensive. I was worried that using oil to cleanse would clog my pores and cause further breakouts. Previous cleansing oils I used always felt just a little too thick and greasy on my skin, and I wasn’t sure if they were really working their magic, like so many people who swear by cleansing oils claim. I just never fell in love with them, nor did I ever re-purchase any of the previous cleansing oils I tried.
But because Evonne was just raving and raving about the Shu Uemura Anti-Oxi Cleansing Oil, I thought to myself, okaaaaaay, I’ll just give it a try… and see how it works for me.
I LOVE IT.
I really do.. So much that you can see that I am almost finished with my 150ml bottle. But that is also due to the way I use it (which I now realise must be a bit heavy-handed..) I remember the instructions said to use 3-4 pumps on the entire face, but I think 1-2 pumps are actually sufficient already! *heart pain*
The Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil promises the following
*Wash away aging pollutants
*Intense purifying power with new Moringa extract
*Ultimate anti-oxidant protection with Green Tea extract
*Ultimate make-up removability with maximum hydration
Two main ingredients are Moringa extract, and Green Tea extract.
Moringa contains rich nutrients, known for its anti-pollution,
anti-free radical property and cleansing enhancing effect. Green tea is rich in Catechin and Vitamins, known for anti-oxidant
properties to help revitalize skin appearance.
Find out more on Shu Uemura’s website here!
The amazing powers of the Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil are demonstrated in this charcoal cleansing experiment here: See what happens when the Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil is pitted against two competitors and put to the test! It’s really cool!
How to use Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil (or any emulsifying cleansing oil, for that matter)
The Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil is an emulsifying cleansing oil, so all you need is to pump a few pumps of it, add water to emulsify (it will turn a milky white) before massaging it gently all over your face and rinsing thoroughly.
You don’t need to double cleanse with the Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil at all. It is amazing how it removes all my makeup so effectively, and leaves my skin feeling baby soft, without feeling dry nor tight at all! I love the scent as well.. It reminds me of lavender and smells really soothing.
If you have very heavy eye makeup on though, I recommend using a separate eye makeup remover before the Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil, so you don’t have to tug around your eye area too much.
I’m not sure if it’s due to the effect of the Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil, or my medication, but I find that I’ve been getting less clogged pores, especially on my cheeks!
So glad that my breakouts are finally clearing up! And you really need to give the Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil a try. I love it! 😀
Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil is now available at all Shu Uemura counters,
The 150ml bottle retails at $55, while 450ml retails at $125.
It is indeed pricey, especially if you’re not sure if the product is going to work for you, so maybe you want to consider getting a trial kit on Shu Uemura’s website here first, to test the product for yourself! (Scroll to the bottom of the page!) I really have nothing but raves for the Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil, so I highly recommend it 🙂
Hope this review was of help, and happy Sunday to all!