Mom-Finds: Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Premium A/I

Last Friday of the month:  Finds and Faves / Beauty / Skincare

I've written about my low maintenance skin and beauty regimen several times in the blog so I am quite oblivious to the vanity products flooding the market. I simply rely on what I've been used to, or recommendations from my mother and trusted friends.  One brand that has been consistently in the "must-use" list is the renowned Japanese premium brand Shu Uemura.

One recent find is actually a Mother's Day gift to guests from Pico Sands Hotel during our stay at Pico De Loro. This goody bag from Shu Uemura was delivered to our room and it was one of best surprises I received that weekend.

I was so giddy when hubby handed me this pouch with travel sized Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/I together with the Phyto-black Lift line, lip gloss, and sachets of UV Base Fluid.

It's been ages since I last used their best-selling Shu Uemura balancing cleansing oil.  It's pricey and I have not bought a bottle again after I used up my first one many years ago. This premium variant I got is actually more expensive than their classic balancing cleansing oil. I learned that it's best for dry and sensitive skin -- the answer to my crazy skin condition.

I've been using the cleansing oil for almost 2 weeks now. I'm hooked!
  • Light and supple on my skin
  • Deep-cleansing
  • Moisturizing
  • Very faint, fresh scent
  • No greasy after-feel
  • Gives a dewy healthy look

How I used it:
Note:  ALL photos are NOT retouched. Pardon my spider veins and raccoon eyes.

Starting with my usual daily look with lightly powdered face, I do the following (see illustrations below):

From: http://www.shuuemura-usa.com/_us/_en/skincare/cleanser-makeup-remover/cleansing-beuaty-oil-premium-ai.htm

Steps 1 - 3 :  Apply and massage.
2 drops of oil rubbed all over my face, then emulsified with a bit of water...

Steps 4 - 5 : Rinse and dry.
After rinsing with water, just pat-dry, and presto -- fresh, clean, moisturized face!


Since the beginning of the year, I've been experiencing extreme skin conditions -- from flaky, itchy dry skin, to minor breakouts and oily spots around the face. Panic mode, on.

I realized it's not the products I use, it's me! I'm getting old, and my hormones are starting to get crazy and moody on me. Time for some major changes and to let go of the familiar.  I take it a sign that I got this gift during Mother's Day weekend. Good marketing tactic Shu!

This cleansing beauty oil is my (dry and dull) skin's new BFF!

I love everything about this liquid gold... except the price!!! You know, in Filipino, "mura" is cheap, and this Shu Uemura is not "mura"at all!  =)))

I am saving every drop from this bottle!
This is a 50ml travel size bottle.  450ml bottle SRP @ US$ 77.

What's your latest skin care or beauty find?

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