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HI. I'm 19 years old living in the UK. I have the same problem when it comes to any sort of facial cleanser.... My skin becomes greasy and when i use a facial wash....my skin then becomes to dry and flaky. How do i find a happy medium? I'm a student so i cheap option would be much appreciated haha

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^ Have you tried an oil cleanser? They are good for oily skin, as oil attracts oil, but they do not dry out your skin...

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I have only used it twice but the 14th I purchased Natura Bisse The Cure Restorative Cleansing Cream and I'm loving it.


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^That looks so cute!

I purchased 2 of the Shu Uemura cleansing oils today at a majorrrrrr discount!
I'm still getting over post-shopping-great-buy excitement so after I'm done bragging about my new cleansers, I'll go remove my makeup with the oils and write a review for them here!



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Japanese products are so cheap here compared to the prices in the US. I kind of have a good idea what I'm getting my elf for Christmas...


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HOLY CRAP! I've found my new HG cleansers! The oils above worked better than I had expected them to... I started off with a pump from the blue bottle (brightening oil), massaged it all over my face and very thoroughly on my eyes as I had waterproof mascara on. (Hahaha my entire face looked ridiculous, covered in oil and oozey black mascara and eyeshadow) Then I washed it off and there was only a bit of mascara left on my lashes. So I got another pump from the pink bottle (purifying) and slathered it all over my face and gave my eyes a very comfortable massage. All the mascara came off.

To check how effective of cleansers these oils were, I got a cotton pad, soaked it with my Bioderma Sensibio H20 and wiped it on my face. NOTHING! NO FOUNDATION STAINS! Wiped it over my eyes and hooray, no mascara, eyeliner or anything!

This process is a lot faster than the non-oil based makeup remover cleansing process (where you have to use a cotton pad). It's a lot better on your eyes as well, because you rest assured that you are not giving them friction wrinkles.

I love these cleansers so much. The reviews don't even do them justice. Of course one bottle would work just as well, I happened to purchase 2 for less than the price of 1. Somebody who uses the Dermalogica Precleanse must give these oils a go and tell me how they compare!


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^DAMN! I rally REALLY want to try them, esp the blue one...but I can't get them in Denmark, we don't have Sephora. Wtf?

Edit: You should add some water to your hands and massage your face again before washing the oil off, then you only have to cleanse once. The smart thing is that it actually lathers when you apply water...the Precleanse is supposed to lather, but I don't think it really does.

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^ http://www.strawberrynet.com/skincare/shu-uemura/

Try this! It has free shipping anywhere in the world!

I actually did do that (and yes it does lather!!!), but I kind of wear too much mascara... Does the Dermalogica Precleanse work as a makeup remover as well?

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Thank you so much! Unfortunately I have to pay taxes plus a fee on anything from Strawberrynet. Denmark sucks. It would cost me wayyy over $120

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^Awww!! When's your bday? I might as well send you one then!

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^^Aren't you generous? I have a birthday coming up in February!

But back on topic, I've been lately looking at the Shu Uemura oil cleansers and wanted to try one as well, thought it was terrific that they had ones that brightened and such, but they're pretty expensive.
And right now for beauty my next purchases are the 3.4 oz of J'adore and a new 'grainy' exfoliant, i.e. an exfoliant that has texture to it.

But maybe I can get samples of the Shu Uemura oil cleansers from Nordstrom (department store in U.S.) or Sephora in a couple weeks when I go shopping.

Thank you for the incentive, michyed.

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^Awww!! When's your bday? I might as well send you one then!
December 2nd I'd have to send you a sh*tload of nail polishes in return hahaha

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I love the Alba cleansers. I use the pineapple enzyme morning and night. Then I use the coconut milk cleanser as an eye m/u remover.

I havn't had much luck with the oil cleansing method or any cleansing oils for that matter. I don't have oily skin. But I get a lot of build up and every oil I've tried just adds to the gunk and makes me look dull. I'm on a huge enzyme skin care kick though. Those seem to work perfectly for me.

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Damn you guys making me want to try the Shu Uemura oils again!

eta: I originally came in here to discuss the Darphin Azahar Cleansing Micllar Water. I went to Mecca today to try out the By Terry foundation, and the sales assistant removed my makeup with this Darphin cleanser. It was sooo gentle and left my skin with a really refreshing sort of tingling sensation. I'm considering buying this now! It smelt lovely too I'm torn between that and the cleansing foam gel with water lily...

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But maybe I can get samples of the Shu Uemura oil cleansers from Nordstrom (department store in U.S.) or Sephora in a couple weeks when I go shopping.

Thank you for the incentive, michyed.
Yes, try out the samples first and if you like them then ... The 150ML ones cost about $18USD here. The 450ML ones are $60, but if you get them during special sale seasons they can cost as little as $40!

Do they really give you samples if you ask for them? The SAs here are so stingy I always have to print out online coupons just to get a stupid small little 1ml sample

My bday is during Feb too! :p

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Damn you guys making me want to try the Shu Uemura oils again!

eta: I originally came in here to discuss the Darphin Azahar Cleansing Micllar Water. I went to Mecca today to try out the By Terry foundation, and the sales assistant removed my makeup with this Darphin cleanser. It was sooo gentle and left my skin with a really refreshing sort of tingling sensation. I'm considering buying this now! It smelt lovely too I'm torn between that and the cleansing foam gel with water lily...
That sounds wonderful! Is that tingling sensation a bit similar to the Bioderma H20?

(But of course I would recommend ditching Darphin as a whole and getting those Shu Uemura oils )

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