Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil is a luxurious cleansing oil that contains eight naturally derived botanical oils.
It expertly removes makeup and impurities while leaving the skin feel soft, smooth and comfortable.
The Ultime8 is Shu Uemura’s most loved cleansing oil and is considered the benchmark by which other cleansing oils are judged.
Why Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil?
Shu Uemura is the world leader in cleansing oils because it invented them!
This top-selling oil is treasured for its cashmere-like texture and exceptional ability to dissolve makeup quickly. Unlike other cleansing oils, it rinses away easily, leaving the skin silky, soft and hydrated.
The formulation principally uses natural-origin ingredients so that the health of the skin is respected.
Like other Shu Uemura cleansing oils, it feels light and glides across the skin, so a little goes a long way.
Shu Uemura has carefully selected eight exceptional plant-based oils based on traditional eastern practices and the cleansing experience. You’ll find a blend of Corn Germ, Japanese Tsubaki, Meadowfoam, Jojoba, Safflower, Soybean, Squalane and Vitamin E oils. In addition, there is moisturising Shea Butter, energising Ginseng and refining Bamboo Extract.
Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil ingredients
The key ingredients in Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil are:
Japanese Tsubaki Oil, otherwise known as Camellia Japonica Oil, is a nourishing oil, sourced from Toshima Island in Japan, and is Shu Uemura’s signature oil. This super light oil contains high levels of Oleic Acid, an Omega 9 fatty acid, which replenishe and strengthen the skin barrier. This intensely moisturising oil has been a treasured beauty secret of Japanese women.
Jojoba Seed Oil soothes, hydrates and balances the skin. It has the same molecular structure as the skin’s own oils, making it perfect for all skin types. It also offers antioxidant protection, has anti-inflammatory effects and has some antibacterial qualities too.
Soybean Oil, or Glycine Soja, contains isoflavones, which reduce the excess transfer of melanin to the skin’s surface. Additionally, it’s a good antioxidant, containing specific compounds that help protect the skin from UV damage. Soybean Oil contains a blend of fatty acids that are soothing and softening, and help maintain the skin barrier.
Phospholipids pull in water from the surrounding air and hold it in the skin. And they do this without being occlusive. Additionally, phospholipids replenish those lost from the skin due to cleansing and environmental factors.
Panax Ginseng Root Extract is a great multitasker that boosts hydration, reduces rough texture, evens out skin tone and firms the skin, making those wrinkles look less visible. It’s also a source of antioxidants and Vitamins B and D. These two vitamins increase circulation and oxygenation of the skin, which helps with collagen production.
Bamboo Extract moisturises, supports healing and reduces melanin production. It can mildly refine the skin without grittiness or irritation.
- Makeup, sunscreen, dirt and impurities are removed.
- Skin is left feeling clean, fresh and moisturised.
- Skin is gently refined and feels softer and smoother with continued use.
Suits all skin types.
Given this oil only uses natural plant-based oils and not mineral oils, it’s richer than some other Shu Uemura other cleansing oils. Oilier skin types need to follow with a second cleanser.
Good to know
Contains no synthetic oils.
Cruelty free and vegan friendly.
This product has a light fragrance, however it doesn’t linger after rinsing.
Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil can be used on its own or as part of a double cleanse.
For the best cleansing experience, pair with our beautiful Pestle & Mortar Double Sided Face Cloths.
Shu Uemura created the world’s first cleansing oil based on ancient geisha practices and continues to set the benchmark.
The brand’s products continue to be made in Japan to maintain quality and preserve its values.
it selects plant-based and other ingredients sourced from the different regions of Japan.
You can read more about Shu Uemura on our brand page.
Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil Review
I love this product so, so much. I’ve tried The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Oil and the Boscia Makeup Breakup, and this outdoes them both. It has the right amount of slip, smells heavenly (spa-like) and melts away makeup like a dream. Once rinsed with water, it turns into this white milky texture and leaves your face feeling deeply nourished and soft like a baby’s bottom…