27.3.12

shu uemura cleansing beauty oil via glossybox

This cleansing oil was one of the products that genuinely 'excited' me when I opened my March '12 Glossybox, dubbed the Harrods Edition. As a brief overview, Glossybox are a monthly beauty subscription service, where you pay a monthly fee and receive five luxury product samples in the post. The products you receive are handpicked by Glossybox and may vary from customer to customer.
I know a lot of people across the blogosphere were disappointed by the box that I also got, although I had nothing to complain about. In a box that typically brings five samples, the Harrods Edition provided six samples, although in my variation, three were in cardboard form, which seemed to put a lot of people off. Personally, I was happy with the sizes and felt they were pretty accurate for a £10+£2.95 box, although mine was provided to me for press consideration.
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Onto the product then! (I seem to have already gone off on a tangent!) The Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil claims to be a three in one cleanser that leaves skin soft, balanced and non-oily. The cleansing oil itself is a medium-weight product, although I felt it was perfectly light enough while still doing its' job. My skin is normal to dry so I'd been after something like this for a while, and I'm so pleased I discovered it.

The application of this can be quite messy, but I'm assuming that the full-size bottle with a pump makes it easier than trying to tip the 'right amount' out of a sachet! You simply work the oil into your skin, let the product sink in and soak away your makeup and impurities, emulsify with a little water, and rinse off. I follow up with my Kiehl's Cleansing Milk (review here) and a toner, then moisturiser as normal, and my new routine has left my skin feeling more hydrated and soft than ever before.

The sachet contains 4ml of product, while the full bottle retails at £28.00 for 150ml. I would personally highly recommend the Shu Uemura cleansing oil, if you're in the market for something a little more high end to treat your skin to. The one I tried was the Classic High Performance, but there are six formulas, so be sure to do your research beforehand! I think I'm going to treat myself to the Brightening formula once my website/portfolio/dissertation/exam/magazine is all finished and handed in - good justification? 

If you received this sample in your March Glossybox, what did you think? I'd love to hear some more opinions!

11 comments:

  1. i think people do expect a lot from beauty boxes, but the thing that put me off glossybox was the amount of sachets/cardboard samples. its something you'd expect to find in a magazine! then again, with any size of sample there's never enough for you to fully experiment with it and see exactly how itll benefit you, but i guess they're more of a taster, teasing you a bit!
    ive heard good things about shu uemura but ive got so many skincare bottles lying around!

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    1. I guess so in a way! The non-cardboard samples more than made up for it in this month's box though (: waa I have SO much skincare, but my Shu Uemura wishlist is getting out of control and I just need~ a cheeky splurge hahah! xx

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  2. I haven't tried this little beauty from my GlossyBox yet but your review has made me even more excited about it. I know I'm going to love it and want to buy the full size so I'm putting off using it for as long as possible haha! xo

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    1. I couldn't resist and used it the same night that I received it, and everyday ever since! I'm seriously rationing it though, I think I have enough for one more use and then I'll have to 'slum it' until I can justify spending £28 on a product :P I'm sure you'll love it though Jennie! xx

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  3. I really wanted this sample =( Was gutted when I saw others got it. I can't afford to spend that so may buy the sanctuary one instead.
    xx

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    1. I'd absolutely recommend this one (: such a shame that you didn't get it, so many people have thrown theirs away simply because it was a cardboard sample! xx

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  4. I really love this sample, I wish it was a little bigger so I could know how it works with my skin over a couple of days before I buy- I accidently poured my whole sample out on my hand/the sink in one go so only used it once.
    Might have to invest after I've used up all the other samples I have hanging around.

    I'm with you on the point of expecting too much from a beauty box but I did cancel my glossybox as I thought I was getting too many small items I'd never use when I'm not afraid of asking for samples at counters.

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    1. I've used mine for six days now and my skin is baby soft. I have pretty good skin anyway but this has left my skin ridiculously soft and feeling spa-esque clean! I'm defs buying this once assignment hell has blown over ;) xx

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  5. I love a bit of Shu Uemura! I haven't tried their cleansing oil but it looks really good. Also, yeah I wouldn't be surprised if my family knew yours! It's kind of mad how close knit the communities are.

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    1. I'm in love! I'd only tried some of their make-up before, but now I'm really interested in trying some more of the skincare (: my wishlist is currently as long as my arm. xx

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  6. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

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