I haven’t always been a fan of cleansing oils. The whole concept seemed backwards: “aren’t I trying to get the oil OFF my face?“. It brought horrible thoughts of Crisco tips from my mom’s Redbook magazines.
We eventually I saw the light and bought a CCB Paris Makeup Cleansing oil (which I would happily link to but they sadly no longer make it). I now think cleansing oils are the best cleansers. They remove every drop of makeup, leave no residue and don’t cause any “just washed tightness” to the face. They are great.
Oils have recently become uber popular, brands like Decleor, DHC, Shiseido and Lancome all have at least one cleasning oil in their arsenal. However, the originators of the cleansing oil, Shu Uemura, have relaunced their iconic oils with Moyoco Anno Skin Purifier – Fresh’ High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil and their Moyoco Anno White Recovery EX+’ Brightening Cleansing Oil. All of Shu Uemura’s cleansing oils are formulated using the unique hpo (high performance oil) system, a complex combination of three moleculary distinct oils that trap the lipophilic residue of stubborn waxes and oils found in waterproof mascara, foundation and lip color.
Not only are these amazing oils made to cleanse deeply, moisturize and brighten- they also have bottles designed by famed Japanese Manga artist: Moyoco Anno. The delicate chrysanthemum adorning the Fresh Cleansing Oil is one of Japan’s most symbolic flowers and the Brightening Cleansing Oil features an image of the coquettish Tokyo kamon girl, Katsura. Super cute and perfect to not only brighten your face, but your bathroom counter as well
Cost: $75 (yes, I know, pricey. So worth it- but if you can’t splurge, try the Origins
alternative for $18.00)
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