For a good few years now I've become accustomed to using a balm based cleanser, I generally love the feel of them on my skin and I find them the most effective at cleansing my face and removing my make up. A few years ago I used to use the Shu Uemura cleansing oil which, really was a great product that would easily remove my make up. I thoroughly enjoyed using it but didn't feel as if it was doing a deep enough cleanse of my skin. I've pretty much come to the end of both my Emma Hardie cleanser and my Eve Lom so felt like I wanted to try something new.
I noticed Shu Uemura had released a new 'oil-in-gel' cleanser and I wanted to give it a go to see how it differed from the oil. Firstly the consistency is light, I apply it to a full face of make up, massage it in and then wash away. I find this cleanser breaks down the majority of my make up but the downside is that I still need to remove my eye make up separately and you know me I'm one for minimal fuss - so it's a little annoying! I do, however love the feel of this cleanser on my skin- I think it's perfect for Summer as it's so refreshing on.
In my opinion this cleanser is better suited for the mornings instead of the evenings, it just doesn't give my skin a thorough enough cleanse - I do like it but I just don't LOVE it! I definitely find the cleansing oil from Shu Uemura is more effective than this gel formula.
Have any of you tried this? I do like switching things up and I'm enjoying the texture of the gel, but will probably end up back to the balms! What kind of cleansers do you guys steer towards?
Check out the Shu Uemura pure:nu cleanser HERE.
Lots of Love