Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula – Review, Photos

Product Breakdown:

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Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula is a typical cleansing oil. When massaged onto dry skin with dry hands, it breaks down any and all makeup, as well as helping to gently unblock clogged pored by dissolving the sebum. The oil then emulsifies when exposed to water, washing off and leaving lovely clear skin.

I have only used one cleansing oil before (Dermalogica Cleanse-Off), which I really enjoyed, and became one of my two makeup removers of choice (the other being Bioderma Crealine Micellar Water), however after a few uses, I think I prefer the Shu Uemura version.

They both work equally well, however the texture of Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula is dryer, which I prefer. Other than that, they both smell amazing, work exceptionally well at removing all trace of makeup, even long-wearing and waterproof formulas, and with extended use, leave my skin clearer and smoother than ever before.

Ease of application:

I prefer to use cleansing oil before I shower, because when I wash it off over the sink I end up with water running down my arms, dripping off my elbows, and making a mess in the bathroom (I never claimed to be coordinated!).  I just massage it onto my dry face using dry hands, making sure I pay special attention to any congested areas, then jump into the shower and rinse it off.


Functionally, the packaging of Shu Uemura cleansing oils is fantastic. This oil comes presented in a large pump-pack, making it incredibly easy to dispense the right amount, in a hygienic and easy to manage way.

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Aesthetically, I also really enjoy the packaging. Shu Uemura is known for their modern, sleek and minimalistic¬†packaging which I like, but I actually have the limited edition “Unmask” packaging, and I adore it. It is just stunning, and makes a very pretty addition to my vanity.

What they say:

Cleansing beauty oil premium a/o is the #1 selling shu uemura cleansing oil in the world. The new advanced formula is empowered with green tea and specially selected gingko leaf extract contains flavonoids, recognized in japan for strong anti-oxidant and micro circulation properties that help to promote transparency and radiance to fatigued skin. The removal of oxidized sebum, which accelerates the aging process, is the first step in anti-aging skincare. The innovative natural origin hpo system has a superb cleansing ability which removes sebum and dramatically increases the removability of waterproof mascara and long-lasting makeup. The advanced formula leaves the skin soft, and refined for a youthful appearance.

My verdict:

This Shu Uemura cleansing oil is a dead-set winner in my books.

Available from:

Selected David Jones stores.


$115.00AUD, $77.00USD
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