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Cleansing Oils by ShuUemura
shu uemura invites you to discover and rediscover the magical power of cleansing oil. explore new makeup expressions and reveal pure radiant skin with easy one-step* deep cleansing. discover how gentle botanicals enliven skin. get creative and have fun as you immerse yourself in shu uemura’s world of iconic oils. let the magic pop!
*only with cleansing oils
find the right cleansing oil for your skin concerns:
for global skin concerns
ultime8 boasts a combination of impressive skincare benefits coupled with a unique sensorial journey, and results in an unforgettable cleansing experience leading to cashmere-like skin texture.
*skin quality refers to skin texture
for anti-pollution and dullness concerns
the unique green trio of Papaya, Moringa and Green Tea Extracts casts out micro-sized pollutants such as PM2.5 as well as protein stains. replaces dull-looking skin with supple, youthful radiance.
for brightening concerns
targets melano-stains* on the skin surface that can cause skin tone darkness and a dull complexion. for bright, luminous and transparent looking skin.
*dead cells containing melanin on the skin surface that cause uneven and dull skin tone.
for pore/oily skin concerns
incredibly lightweight, this water-like cleansing oil dissolves and washes away excess sebum and blackheads that are stuck inside pores. over time, the oily shine appears reduced, open pores appear smaller, and blackheads are removed to reveal refined, smooth skin.
for sensitive skin concerns
a mild-textured oil with soothing Licorice Root Derivative and moisturizing Amino Acids. leaves skin refined, soft, smooth and plump.
for all skin types
infused with Camellia Oil and Ginger Root Oil, it cleanses gently and maintains skin’s moisture balance. leaves skin comfortable with fresh and sensuous rosemary aroma.
according to a series of tests conducted by our labs,
our cleansing oils have all proven skincare benefits.
in 30 minutes
in 4 weeks
in 4 weeks
* instrumental test, 24 Asian women aged 18 to 65, using Anti/Oxi+ pollutant and dullness clarifying cleansing oil after 30 minutes
** clinical scoring test: 40 Asian women aged 26 to 45, using ultime8∞ sublime beauty cleansing oil twice a day for 4 weeks.
*** clinical scoring test: 41 Asian women aged 25 to 45, using blanc:chroma brightening & polishing gentle cleansing oil twice a day for 4 weeks.
with shu uemura cleansing oils, double cleansing is unnecessary:
the moment oil droplets contact water, a milky oil-in-water emulsion is created, which can remove both oil- and water-soluble impurities in one step.
take cleansing oilin your hands
3 to 4 pumps in dry hands is best
smooth over face
no rubbing necessary
a little water is enough to emulsify
no need for any face wash
after discovering cleansing oil in Hollywood in the 1950’s, Mr. Shu Uemura believed it to be the secret to beautiful skin. thus, cleansing oil became our first product.
way back in the 1960’s, shu uemura was the first company to launch cleansing oil in Japan, helping to create an innovative new category of skincare.
with greater fluidity than typical viscous milk or waxy cream, our cleansing oils easily spread over skin, lifting away makeup and sebum.
the moment oil droplets contact water, a milky
oil-in-water emulsion is created, which can remove both oil- and water-soluble impurities in one-step*.
*only with cleansing oils
when selecting oils, shu uemura considers the structure and characteristics of oil molecules for their affinity to makeup products such as long-lasting foundations, long-lasting lipsticks and waterproof mascara.
quick emulsification ensures a non-greasy, non-oily feeling after rinsing. just make sure the oil has emulsified well and then rinse thoroughly with water.
soft, smooth and moisturizing, shu uemura cleansing oils are designed to balance skin condition without stripping away moisture.
there are currently six shu uemura cleansing oils with various textures and fragrances for different needs and conditions of skin.
thanks to oil’s capillary action, it diffuses easily into pores with no need for strong rubbing.
our cleansing oils function as a cushion between finger and skin, so a gentle movement is all it takes to remove makeup.
cleansing oil removes sebum and impurities accumulated during sleep without stripping away skin’s natural moisture, making it the first step in a morning skincare routine.
“to free your mind,
begin by cleansing your skin.
removing unnecessary impurities,
gives room inside for essential
your skin is alive.
if you wash your skin with affection,
your skin will respond with the