Review: Shu Uemura Ultim8 Sublime Cleansing Oil
Here's a review on Shu Uemura Ultim8 Sublime Cleansing Oil
Price: P2,500.00 (150ml) P6,200.00 (400ml)
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Other Locations: Available in the following Shu Uemura branches: Powerplant Mall; Rustan's Makati; Rustan's Edsa Shangri-La Mall; Alabang Town Center; Trinoma
I wonder, if King Midas were alive today, this would probably be his cleansing oil. Ultim8 is a marvelously divine, ultra lavish cleanser, truly fitting for kings and queens alike. As you slather it on, it's as if you're putting liquid gold on your face!
SHU UEMURA ULTIM8 SUBLIME CLEANSING OIL IN DETAIL
It is also tagged as the Mother cleansing oil, beating the four classic Shu Uemura cleansing oil variants in terms of potency. Why, you ask? Because it took ten years in the making, and it's a mash-up of all the 8 precious botanical oils namely Camellia, Shea Butter, Soybean, Ginger Root, Safflower, Corn, Olive, and Jojoba. So now you know why this thing is the priciest amongst Shu's cleansing oil variants-there's just so much science and powerful skin care extracts included in it!
Here's some information about the 8 botanical oil extracts:
Camellia- humectant; helps treat acne; helps smooth wrinkles
Shea Butter- effective moisturizer and conditioner; has natural sun protection; restores skin elasticity; helps with Eczema, Psoriasis, and to some extent, Rosacea
Soybean- Suits sensitive skin; great, gentle moisturizer; reduces skin blotchiness
Corn- high in Linoleic Acid, a good source of Vitamin E
Safflower- High in Vitamin E; improves skin's outer barrier, making it more resistant to environmental stresses
Ginger Root- Helps brighten skin; gets rid of epidermal toxins; antibacterial; antiseptic; relieves acne and blisters
Olive- High in antioxidants; non-comedogenic; anti-inflammatory; High in Vitamin A and E
Jojoba- relieves chapped skin; anti-inflammatory; antibacterial; prevents breakouts
If you've noticed, most of the botanical oils boast Vitamin E as their main ingredient, and I think it's a good product to support your Vitamin E intake from the outside.
Click READ MORE for my detailed review, most especially if your problem is skin roughness and dryness!
Just like the other cleansing oils of Shu, Ultim8 also comes with an open-close pump.
Sublime couldn't have been more perfect to call this thing: It's a rich, thick, syrupy, spreadable, luxurious kind of cleanser, yet it comes off easily, doesn't leave any heavy, greasy residue, and doesn't aggravate my already oily skin. One pump is enough to cover your skin since it literally melts makeup upon skin contact, making it an economical choice, but I sometimes go overboard-around two to three pumps-because I really like how it feels on the skin. It has a fragrant chamomile smell that is so relaxing. However, fragrance is a little strong and a tad perfume- like, so those who have sensitive noses may not like it. Best thing to do is to go to a Shu Uemura store and check if you can tolerate its scent.
SHU UEMURA ULTIM8 SUBLIME CLEANSING OIL IN ACTION
I've been using it for more than 3 weeks now and I'm quite pleased with it. It's very emollient, and it moisturizes continually even after use-this is something that I didn't experience with the regular Shu cleansing oils. Some parts of my skin would normally become dry after toning, but when I've started using this oil, I could go on for about an hour or two without moisturizer or serum. It's very amazing on dry patches, soothing them instantaneously and keeping them at bay. I particularly love it for its skin softening properties: After every wash, my skin feels ultra smooth and plushy-I even think this has helped me get rid of the micro bumps around my face! I've also noticed that it imparts a slight, warm sensation, perhaps due to Ginger Root oil which is known for its warming effect--I actually like it because it gives me this feeling that the warmness of the oil helps open up my pores for effective cleansing.
I am very much impressed with this oil. It can actually suit a wide range of skin types, but for those with oily skin, I would advise that you rinse it off with soap and water as its thick consistency may clog pores. It best suits people with light to severely dry skin, and those with visible signs of aging around the face as its oil extracts will help minimize them in the long run.
SHU UEMURA ULTIM8 SUBLIME CLEANSING OIL RATING
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