Sunday, February 22, 2009

Most Important Part of my Life 3: Makeup Remover

I've tried quite a numbers of cleanser or makeup remover. Here are some reviews on what I have been using and brands that I consider worth a mentioned.

Nevertheless, definitely Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil. Recently, they came out with the Advanced Formula. Few day ago, I'd just stock up another bottle of Shu Uemura Brightening Cleansing Oil. Not much different in between both remover, only additional brightening and clarifying effects. Haven't try the brightening cleansing oil yet, but Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil has been my most trustworthy cleanser.

I've started to use Shu Uemura since few years ago but keeping on switching in between brands once in a while. It was painstaking to get Shu Uemura since we only have 1 Shu Uemura counter in my area and it's not a very convenient place to go. Secondly, comparing to other brands Shu Uemura is slightly out of my budget. RM260.00 / USD72.00 for High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil and RM280.00 / USD77.80 for Brightening Cleansing Oil. Both in large bottle size of 450ml.

So one day, I'd found this...

This really reminds me a lot of Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil. It has a pleasant smell, the texture is slightly thicker than Shu Uemura. Although the Origins Clean Energy cleanse my skin just like Shu Uemura, but it takes more effort to massage on skin since the texture is thicker. After emulsify with a little bit of water, Clean Energy became milky and smooth. It's only RM88.00 / USD24.50 for a bottle of 200ml. Please be reminded the pump is separately sold, the pump is RM6.00 / USD1.60. Since I can always use back the pump so it don't bother me that much.

Origins Clean Energy Cleansing Oil is a new love for me but Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Plantidote™ Mega-Mushroom Face Cleanser is the real reason why I got attracted into Origins counter. I love mushroom a lot, thus when the SA introduced me this Mega Mushroom Face Cleanser, without any hesitation I grabbed one.

I love the pleasant smell (more than Clean Energy & Shu Uemura), it's refreshing and relaxing. The texture is smooth and I'll feel calm & great sensation after the wash. It is especially fabulous on dry skin & sensitive skin. According to Origins official website:

Andrew Weil, M.D., donates all of his after-tax profits from royalties from sales of Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ products directly to the Weil Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting integrative medicine through training, education and research. For more information, visit:

This is also another reason for me to splurge on this mushroom cleanser. You should have guess on this mushroom cleanser price tag. All I can remember, this is not a cheap cleanser for 150ml.

Skinfood Parsley Cleansing Oil Mousse is also what I'm been using as normal days makeup remover. Whenever I'm wearing BB Cream or heavy makeups, I'll use either Origins or Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil. Someday, somewhere I'd read (by a blogger, which I can't remember. Sorry about that, I'm reading too many postings from too many bloggers in a day...kekeke...) BB Cream is 3 times more stubborn than normal foundation. It means we have to use 3 times more effort to remove BB cream throughly. Since I'm not using BB Cream every single day, I'm not going to burn my pocket with expensive makeup remover when a slightly cheaper remover will do the job on normal foundation.

Skinfood Parsley Cleansing Oil Mousse is a much cheaper option compare to Shu Uemura & Origins. It's only RM49.90 / USD14.00 for a bottle of 170ml.

It has some kind of strong jasmine smell but not parsley *scratching my head*. Shake the bottle lightly and pump out desire amount, it comes out white mousse foam (just like our hair mousse). When I apply the mousse foam on my skin, it dissolves and becomes oil. The texture is more similar to Shu Uemura, which is watery and smooth. After emulsify, the oil become milkier but not as thick as Origins. I'm quite satisfied with this Parsley Cleansing Oil Mousse. Although I don't really like the jasmine fragrance smell, but still, it cleanse my face in an acceptable manner. With the kind of price and quality, I'll definitely come back for more. Anyway, this is my second bottle.


  1. hi there, i've always been curious about skinfood but it's not available in italy and i dun plan on ordering it online... right now my cleanser is a brand called SJAL. after cleansing, i mist my face with AVENE spring water spray, and when my face dries a bit, i use the SJAL serum. it's all purpose so i dun even use eye cream. i'm low-maintenance but extremely picky about products...

  2. hahaha, u know wat? I bought Avene Spring Water spray bcoz I saw u'r using it! hahahaha...

  3. I'm such a copycat.. hahahaha... I really love Avene now! thanks cheryl...


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