shu uemura: Japanese Cleansing Oil Pioneer
“Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin,” said Shu Uemura, makeup artist and founder of the Japanese skincare and cosmetics brand. The cleansing oil, renowned for being a multitasking makeup remover, cleanser, purifier and protector, is the 52-year-old brand’s most emblematic skincare product. Since it’s creation in 1967 as Unmask, the oil has evolved over 19 variations, with ultime8 set to hit stores this August.
We love: ultime8: Named for its eight botanical oils and eight skincare benefits, this cleansing oil is light and refreshing. Jojoba is for skin renewal, olive for anti-oxidation, camellia for nourishment, ginger root to reduce inflammatory and oxidative reactions (wrinkles), safflower to promote the skin barrier function, soy to support blood circulation and Shea butter to brighten. 150 ml, $42 or 450 ml, $90 at www.shuuemura-usa.com (beginning in August 2012).
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