When I first was given this at this event, I really thought I'd never use it as it had the word "oil" in the title. As someone with an oily/combination skin type, I really don't like putting any kind of oil on my face at all.
However, I gave this a go and I'm really pleased I did. First of all, it's more of a gel than an oil, although it's great for taking off makeup.
It has a lovely fresh scent, I usually use this in the evening to give my skin a quick initial cleanse before using a daily scrub or wash.
I apply the gel to a wet face and gently massage to cleanse, taking off the days makeup. I really love how cleansed this makes my skin feel, and it really has helped to clear up my skin recently as well.
I prefer to use a "wash" rather than a tissue-off cleanser as I feel a lot cleaner and fresher afterwards, and I think there's more chance of removing everything. I've been using this product for a couple of weeks now and have absolutely no complaints.
I love that it's really not a product I would have purchased myself, I wouldn't think to buy skincare products from Shu Uemura as it's not what they're known for (the same reason we were all a bit reserved when the Topshop Makeup range came out!). I love how gentle yet effective it is, without being at all drying or irritating.
Now, this is probably quite a bit more than you'd usually pay for a cleanser. I was given this at an event, and I'm not entirely sure if I would pay £24 for a cleanser. However, if I was going to continue to see this much of a change in my skin, I'd say it's probably worth it. My skin is a lot clearer and healthy looking, so for that reason I reckon I would buy it.
Are there any other products you can recommend by Shu?