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Shu Uemura

Why choose Shu Uemura?

Shu Uemura is a cult global brand that takes a holistic approach to beauty. It believes that beautiful makeup should start with beautiful skin.

Not only is it widely recognised for its amazing cosmetics and hair care products, it’s the world leader in skin cleansing oils and sets the benchmark others try to copy.

Shu Uemura started as a cosmetics brand founded by a Japanese makeup artist who became famous in Hollywood following his transformation of Shirley McLaine into a Japanese geisha in the film My Geisha. He soon became one of Hollywood’s favourite and most sought-after makeup artists.

Uemura, in 1960, was the first person to develop a cleansing oil. He promised the oil would leave the skin cleaner than soap but would also act as a moisturiser.

Uemura maintained the philosophy throughout his life that the health of one’s skin should be the most important aspect of cosmetics. He also believed that makeup should enhance one’s natural beauty not artificially create it.

Uemura started a makeup company in Tokyo that later came to be named Shu Uemura Cosmetics in 1983. It’s now a leader in the Japanese and international beauty market due to its obsessive focus on the quality of its products.

Shu Uemura brand ethos

Shu Uemura was the first brand to create cleansing oils  based on ancient geisha practices. It continues to set the benchmark that others try to copy.

Shu Uemura has maintained its obsessive focus on quality, precision and attention to detail. The products continue to be made in Japan and they follow a Japanese aesthetic, rather than a western one. Shu Uemura seeks to preserve the values, craftmanship and techniques passed down through generations.

The brand selects sustainable sourced plant-based and other ingredients sourced from the different regions of Japan. It focuses on using only what is needed and limiting waste so to reduce its environmental footprint. It uses functional lightweight packaging.

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At Skin Clinica, we intentionally choose products that have proven actives and deliver results, while also respecting the health of the skin.

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil

We love the ritual of oil cleansing but it usually involves two steps. First, and oil cleanse. Second, a gel or cream cleanse.

Oil cleansing with Shu Uemura is different. The cleansing oils have been created so that you can get a great clean and not have to do two cleanses. The oils beautifully dissolve makeup, sunscreen and impurities, and then rinse cleanly away, leaving your skin feel perfectly balanced, never oily or dry.

If you enjoy double cleansing, you can follow with your second cleanser, but know that with Shu Uemura it isn’t strictly necessary.

Shu Uemura continues to formulate cleansing oils that many try to emulate. And the Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil is as good as it gets. This is the brand’s top cleansing oil. It’s delivers the ultimate formulation and leaves the skin feeling clean, fresh and comfortable. No dryness. No greasiness. No irritation.

From the moment you apply the Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil, you know that this oil will become a favourite. The oil is super light and glides across the skin like silk to dissolve makeup and sunscreen. It emulsifies effortlessly and rinses away cleanly, without leaving reside that needs to be removed by a second cleanser. Skin is left feeling soft, smooth and balanced, just the way we like it. The cleanser has a light neutral scent that doesn’t linger after you’ve rinsed.

This oil cleanser only uses carefully selected botanical oils that improve skin health. You won’t find any mineral oil or heavy, cheap oils commonly found in other oil cleansers. The formulation uses only the purest and finest oils, including Japanese Tsubaki, Jojoba, Meadowfoam, Corn Germ, Glycine Soja, Safflower and Squalane. You’ll also find Phospholipids,  Panax Ginseng Root and Bamboo Extract.

These ingredients put this cleansing oil in a league of its own.

Shu Uemura was the first and still the best maker of cleansing oils in the world.

Discover this cleansing oil in our shop and find out what all the fuss is about.

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Want help putting together a skin care routine for your skin? Check out our Skin Care Packages. Or contact us for free advice to select the right products for your skin.


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