Wednesday, January 6, 2010

AMW Reviews: Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Water


Happy day everyone :)

Today is the day I will be reviewing a facial cleanser, a non-Clinique facial cleanser!  Any shocked expressions out there?  lol  Well, here's the thing, I've been a Clinique 3-step skincare user but I always found myself using up my Clinique Mild Facial Cleanser way faster than a speeding bullet!  I've used up 3 cleansers at the rate of 1 toner and 1 moisturizer!  Not cool eh?

As I was repurchasing my Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, I saw the Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Water, Purifier...Cleansing...WATER...those 3 words, who could resist? 



Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Water says ---

A soap-free, water-textured cleanser formulated with soft, mild cleansing ingredients and deepsea water.

AMW says ---

Pros
  • very light on skin
  • smells great
  • no skin irritations
  • lathers up quickly
  • skin does not feel tight or oily, feels just right
  • love the pump

Cons
  • if you are a heavy makeup user, this does not remove all traces of makeup
  • this watery texture makes it easier to finish up the product
Overall
At first use, I did not appreciate this as I feel like it doesn't do anything for my skin.  I even left this for a month and tried using other cleansers.  When I was done again with my existing cleansers, I would go back to this.  I find that this works, this makes my skin clean but it doesn't do anything special.  This has always been the "fallback" cleanser or the "backup" cleanser just in case I don't have any left.  But after several months of constant usage, I am actually liking it.  This made me realize that this is a type of product you won't fall in love at once but it takes time for you to get use to it.  Probably because of it's "water" texture.

I repurchased because I find this is quite easy to use, 2-3 pumps in the morning, my skin feels refreshed, no zits, no dryness, no oiliness, just right!  We'll see how the following months go,   I can always do a revisit :)


Tips
  • if you are a heavy makeup user: use a makeup remover first
  • best to use this early morning and use the Cleansing Oil before going to bed to remove all traces or makeup or dirt
  • pump 2-3 times with wet hands, rub hands to lather
  • gently massage onto face for a minute before washing your face
Will I repurchase?

Yes, I just did! (photo above is my newly purchased 2nd bottle) I'm almost done with my first bottle

 

Where to purchase and how much?
At Shu Uemura stores, sorry I don't have the exact price yet, I bought mine at Duty Free Shop.  Will update again

Update: Learned from Retail Manager of Shu Uemura that this is already phased out and they have the Pore Cleansing Foam for Php1,950 (approx $42.00)



On hand, definitely looks like water, be careful on spillage though



Lather up a bit, here's how it looks :)


I know this isn't as famous as the Cleansing Oil.
But anyone tried this?
How'd you like it?

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14 comments:

  1. hmm i wonder if this can last for 2 months? because when I use cleansing oil, I tend to use alot

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  2. oh wow nikki, nice review. how much in duty free?

    i'm waiting for my first shu uemura cleansing oil so it might be ten years before i can try this one hehe.

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  3. i haven't tried any cleansing oils yet but i have the Etude House Cleansing water & what i do is pump it on a cotton pad then wipe it on my face to remove my makeup & it works great!

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  4. i haven't tried any cleansing oils yet but i have the Etude House Cleansing water & what i do is pump it on a cotton pad then wipe it on my face to remove my makeup & it works great!

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  5. Ooh, thanks for the review. I've never even heard of this product but it sounds really nice!

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  6. wow; might have to try this; looks super light!
    xx
    and gorgeouss blogg; will definitely be back visiting soon!

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  7. haven't tried any of Shu's products, but IF i'll purchase one I'm sure I'll choose this over the cleansing oil.. =) Nice review!

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  8. Thanks for the review. I've never tried Shu Uemera products, in fact, I don't think I've ever seen the skincare products in person. I do think that this cleanser will take some getting used to because I like my cleansers to be very foamy! ^.^

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  9. I've tried this before but it's only alright for me because all this while I've been using cleansing oils daily. I have a cleansing water from H2O+ and even that I don't use very often!

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  10. Xin, hmm...if you use this only in the mornings, it'll probably last you for more than 2 months :)

    Lelila, it costs around $40? I believe they don't have it anymore as they changed it to PORE Cleansing Foam :)

    ~tHiAmErE~, wow cleansing water that removes makeup? That's fuN!!!

    Catherine, I guess it's already out of stock, that's why you haven't heard about this! :)

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  11. (always)alanna, thank you sweet :)

    Khymm, really? Hmm..if you're into makeup though, I think you should try the cleansing oil as it removes traces of makeup :)

    Lisa, I know what you mean, you can just pump more to make it foam up more :)

    Connie, so true, I use this hand in hand with my cleansing oil at night :)

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  12. I am not really a fan of water-based cleansers. Although I have been hearing that it is good for the skin, it feels exactly like how you described it - like it was nothing.

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  13. I'd use a lot of that too. I have the cleansing oil but I don't really understand what it's supposed to do. Hmm, this looks super interesting though.

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  14. Sugar Strip Ease Fan, yes, it feels like water! :) hahaha but if you add enough water and rub your hands quite a bit, it'll lather up and foam up more :)

    B, unlike you, I love cleansing oils! LOL :)

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