Shu Uemura 6♥Princess Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil – Review

Hello my Beauties,

i’ve to admit, using oil type of products on my face wasn’t something i was willing to do right away, when i found out they existed. There was always a misconception about how my skin would feel greasy afterwards and how it would make me break out.

Until this year, when i’ve discovered several products, that made me change my mind. In the following i’m going to talk about all of them here on {Beauty expression}.

But today it’s all about Shu Uemura 6♥Princess Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil.

“The ever-popular anti-pollution cleansing oil comes in festive packaging designed by Takashi Murakami (2013). When the spell is lifted, your skin will be enwrapped with imperial comfort.”

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I was lucky enough to win this quite unique looking cleansing oil bottle from Dave Lackie, the editor-in-chief of BEAUTY the guide – a digital flipbook magazine & Cityline beauty correspondent.

The cleansing oil came out in the holiday collection of 2013, in a collaboration with the Japanese contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami, who has actually designed the packaging. The theme was ‘pink’ vs. ‘black’ – as in romantic & feminine vs. glamorous and provocative.
6-hearts-princessLet’s take a moment to define what a cleansing oil actually mean.
Most products you’ll find in stores have a hydrophilic formulation, which dissolves, captures skin impurities and washes off with water, while releasing all the hydrating, clarifying and beneficial properties. What’s great about this type of product, is that you get to cleanse & massage your face in one step.
Shu Uemura 6♥Princess AntiOxi Cleansing OilWondering how to properly use the actual skin refining anti-dullness Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil?
It’s really easy. 

You’ll only need one pump of the oil (Shu Uemura recommends up to 4 pumps, if needed), which you can first rub between your hands and then gently spread it over your dry face. Now don’t be scared, as at this point you probably look like a bowl of oil – it’s totally alright.

Shu Uemura 6♥Princess AntiOxi Cleansing OilYou can go ahead and at first start adding a little water to massage your face, while the texture transforms into a milky texture. Afterwards just wash until you feel how incredibly clean your face feels.
Shu Uemura 6♥Princess AntiOxi Cleansing Oil swatchA good cleansing oil suppose to take off all of your makeup at ones, even if it’s a heavy foundation or a waterproof mascara. What i personally would recommend, is to really carefully wash your eyes for the first time with it, to see whether it’s irritating or not.

It’s really simple to use, as it comes with a handy pump, it doesn’t clog my pores or causes redness, which is really important for me. Being careful, i do remove my eye makeup with another product, but that’s just me being picky, it might work for you pretty well on that area though.
After using the cleansing oil i don’t notice any sticky, pulling or drying sensation, which is a fantastic result, if you have a sensitive & combination skin, like i do. 

Shu Uemura does offer different type of cleansing oils, like anti-shine, brightening or luxuriously rich cleansing oil for dry skin. The non holiday version of this particular oil is of course also available on Shu Uemura sites. It’s the Skin Refining Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil.

The only down side, i have to admit, would probably be the price of the product, which is definitely over the drugstore usual. But then again, it’s a really big bottle and you don’t need much of the product. So if you feel like splurging over the holidays, a Shu Uemura cleansing oil might be exactly what you’re looking for. 

Some of you might ask, what the new holiday collection 2014 looks like, and let me tell you – it’s Shu Uemura & Karl Lagerfeld’s collection named Shupette”, after his cat, Choupette. Why not naming a collection after a pet, since the fluffy one has already her own Instagram account and over 30.000 followers, right?!
To see the complete Holiday collection 2014, please visit the beauty blogger Evonne over at, where she swatches all the new products.
Shupette cleansing oil

Lastly here is a demonstration of how Shu Uemura recommends using any of their cleansing oils.  

Are you a fan of cleansing oils? Have you ever tried it before? Any experience with Shu Uemura facial products? What’s your most favorite, that you would want to recommend to a friend?