Review: Shu Uemura Blanc:Chroma Cleansing Oil & Essence

Skincare, especially whitening range of skincare definitely takes constant use to see results. I have been gradually adding whitening range into my regime for overall brightness and also to brighten my acne scars so I was super excited that Shu Uemura Malaysia wanted me to try out 2 products from their newly launched line Blanc:Chroma that promotes:

An expert in beauty, shu uemura has unlocked the secret to beautiful and transparent skin for a new era in whitening. All-new blanc:chroma enables what women desire—a healthy, bright complexion with natural radiance, free of chroma imperfections.

Since then, I’ve stopped using the rest of my whitening/brightening skincare products and only been using these two Shu Uemura babies to see how well they work on me. I will be updating you again after I finish both products on the after effects of it but I thought of sharing my initial thoughts now itself so that you can run and get them in stores while it’s still hot outta the oven since they just launched early March 2015 🙂

  • Shu Uemura Blanc:Croma Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil


4D brightening starts with cleansing. Moving beyond stubborn makeup removal, blanc:chroma brightening & polishing gentle cleansing oil effectively polishes away accumulated melano-stains*  for brighter and more transparent skin, leading to a beautiful makeup finish.

I have heard nothing but raves and hype going around these cleansing oils. I have tried 2 cleansing oils in the past (one of which broke me out) both from high end brands so that’s good I suppose since I know what to expect and I can give you a well thought review 🙂 but I gotta admit that this is the BEST I have tried, ever. Let me tell you why.

The problem I’ve faced previously when using oils to cleanse the face is that it’s either too thick and doesn’t emulsify into the milky texture properly then leaving a greasy film behind after rinsing or it stings the eyes while removing eye makeup. That kinda threw me off cleansing oils for a while so I just stuck to what I knew I’m comfortable with, Bioderma.


But this one…first off, this smells amazing. A fresh light scent that makes the whole experience using it more enjoyable. The texture of the oil is so “light and runny” if you know what I mean so a little goes a really long way. Like most cleansing oils, when added with water, it emulsifies into a milky texture. It’s advisable to use 3-4 pumps but that’s a bit overkill for my face so 2 pumps is more than enough for me.

How I use it


At the end of the day, I take 2 full pumps of the oil and apply it straight on my dry face that has full face of makeup on. Then I massage it all over my face and this is where the oil breaks down my makeup.


After that, I add some water onto my face and massage some more. The oil emulsifies into a milky texture then it’s ready to be rinsed off. So simple! You can go in with a second cleanse, I personally do so with a gentle cleanser with my Clarisonic Mia2 after that.


In the mornings, I take a pump of this and just repeat the same steps as above on my dry face. It makes my skin feel so clean without feeling tight.


As a makeup remover, it performs amazingly. It takes off every bit of makeup from my face including my waterproof liner and mascara. It doesn’t sting my eyes and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight. For this cleansing oil, I can’t really find any con except for the price tag but I honestly think that it’s worth the money.

As a cleanser, I adore it. It leaves my skin looking brighter and feeling amazingly clean with no greasy film residue. It’s not drying but you will feel that it deep cleanses your skin at the same time. I’m completely in love with this cleansing oil and that’s that 🙂 If you wanna explore cleansing oils, Shu Uemura is a great place to start.

  • Shu Uemura Blanc:Croma Essence


Powerful brightening active “4D Complex” goes beyond dark spots to fight against 4 Chroma imperfections for luminous, transparent skin.

It fights against brown, red, yellow and green spots and discolorations on the face

The scent of this essence is a little stronger than the oil but I have no complains because it just reminds me of my high school days and I still have no idea why hahah but I loveeeee it more because of that. Although it’s scented, it doesn’t really linger and it did not irritate my skin or make me break out which is a huge relief for me. I always have that fear when I try new products because my skin takes time to heal from acne outbreaks so thank god both products did not clog my pores or break my skin out.


You would think that “Essence” would be watery-like but this is a little different. The texture of this is more like a thick gel and it sinks into the skin IMMEDIATELY like for real. It doesn’t take time at all to sink in and that’s awesome. Oh and it’s purplish pink so pretty!

How I use it

I take one pump of this every morning and night and just pat it in gently on my face in this sequence:

Shu Uemura Blanc:Croma Cleansing Oil > Toner > Shu Uemura Blanc:Croma Essence > Moisturizer


I have been using this for the past 3 weeks and I adore this one too! Apart from the fact that it smells ahmazingggg, it sinks into my skin so quickly that it’s convenient for me to use especially in the morning before my makeup. Makes my skin so soft somehow too and it definitely brightens my overall skin tone in the past 3 weeks. Slowly but surely. As I said, whitening products take time before you achieve the complete results so I’ll be sure to update you but as of now, its definitely doing what it’s supposed to do to my skin.

Even though these products were sent to me, I genuinely think that they’re amazing and worth the price and I definitely enjoy using them. Cant wait to see the results once I’ve finished the two. If you’re big on whitening and brightening products, you might wanna check these out because they’ll be worth your every penny. I definitely recommend! 🙂

You can get the Shu Uemura Blanc:Chroma Range at all Shu Uemura outlets.

Shu Uemura Blanc:Croma Cleansing Oil (150ml) – rm120

Shu Uemura Blanc:Croma Cleansing Oil (450ml) – rm290

Shu Uemura Blanc:Croma Essence – rm260 

Thanks for reading babezz xx



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