Tuesday, October 27, 2009

HG Cleanser review

x’mas is coming and hence my wallet is getting squeezed every day. I decide to do another HG post


(taken by my new Minolta 35-70mm F4 lens.. not bad at all)

ok basically they are separated into super HG (meaning I will never replace them) HG (like it but I know a good alternative) and random purchase

Super HG:

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil

this is the only makeup remover I use. Around 3 years ago, I was using johnson and johnson cream cleanser and the cleansing oil wave just hit me. I bought this bottle coz none of the cleansing oil available in the market (Fancl, DHC etc) produced such a big bottle.
The best place to buy is SASA, but beware of their expiry date. Usually they expire within 1 year of purchase from Sasa
There is different variation of this Shu Uemura Cleansing oil, but I don’t feel any difference to them except their scent and bottle colour.
It cleanse everything. Forget the next procedure. it takes everything off except eye makeup

Muji Cotton Pad:


Both are must have items. The first is the one recommended by Saeki and a lot more economical. One piece of cotton and be split into 4.

the other is purely for my toner/lotion use.
Why Muji? coz 99% of the cotton pad sold in drugstores in UK are rubbish. So hard! so thick! so arghhhhhhh...
the only pad I can use are from Muji.. thank god for globalisation...

Lancome bi-fical or Boots Dual eye makeup remover
both takes off MM mascara easily without pain, combined with Saeki’s method, that’s even better.
I find Boots dual eye makeup remover as effective as the lancome, which is 2/3 of the price cheaper.

that’s including...

Emulsion -
any brand, I use this to take off my makeup on very late nights as I can’t be bother to wash my face anymore. I find emulsion are great for taking off makeup and no need to buy makeup remover wipes separately

Lancome Gel Eclat cleanser
Lush Angel on Bare Skin
Lancome exfolliance Clarte
Laneige Straweberry peel

these are rather random purchase so if anyone want i’ll do a review separately...


  1. great review! those muji cotton pads look so soft!

  2. I've got to try those Muji cotton pads!

  3. 2nd your Lancome Bi-facil and Laneige Strawberry peeling gel (I have a tiny amount left in my tube!)!!

    Please do a review on the lush one :)

  4. I have always been wanting to use Shu Uemura's Cleansing Oil, thanks for the review..how is the Laneige Straweberry peel by the way?



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