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 ---
- 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
- 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
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 :)
- 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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