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 ---

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

  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.

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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!

  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! ^.^

  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!

  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! :)

  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 :)

  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.

  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.

  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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