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We're sure you've already heard about it; some of you may even have it on your holy grail list. The shu uemura cleansing oil is iconic, to say the least. But did you know that there are a few stories behind the cult-favourite product? Here are just some of the things we learned about the product that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.


Shu Uemura’s first product


Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil


The cleansing oil was shu uemura’s first product. After learning about the product during a trip to Hollywood in the ‘50s, Shu Uemura, the brand’s founder and namesake, decided to try his hand at formulating his own take on the product.

Shu was first in Japan


Shu Uemura Skin Purifier High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil


After perfecting the formula, shu uemura decided to release the product in the Japanese market, making it the first of its kind in the country.


No double cleansing

Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/I


While some cleansing oils need to be washed off with a warm, damp cloth and a cleanser is required after, the shu uemura cleansing oil does not need to be followed by another cleanser as it emulsifies into a milky-water texture that is easy to rinse off.

There’s one for every skin type


Shu Uemura Anti-Oxi+ Skin Refining Cleansing Oil


Each skin type has unique needs, so it is only proper that products made exactly for those needs are used. Shu has a cleansing oil for different skin types, and so far they have six variants of the iconic product.




Using it in the morning is better


Shu Uemura POREfinist Anti-Shine Fresh Cleansing Oil


You might think that you’re only sleeping when you dose off at night, but your skin continues to get exposed to impurities while you get some rest. So make sure that you use the cleansing oil in the morning to get rid of any sebum or impurity your skin got while you slept.


(Cover photo from: ReginaChow)


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How's the new working week treating you so far? We're still easing our way into the rest of the busy yet very productive week, but we've made time to get our info fix. There are lots of fun, cool things happening and we just cannot pass up the chance to learn more about them. Here are just some of our favourite news bits this week.


SG in AirAsia



Singapore’s representatives to this year’s AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search have been named. Sil Vu Minh Duc and Fedri will compete against 18 other contestants from the Asean region.

Another day, another fashion acquisition



Coach is acquiring Kate Spade for $2.4 billion. The move was made in order for Coach to tap the millennial market, as well as to explore more options via the lifestyle aspect of Kate Spade.


Someday in Jeju with Lee Min Ho



Here’s your chance to spend a day in Jeju with Lee Min Ho — or pretend to do so, at least. Innisfree is giving fans a touch of their dream come true with a virtual reality experience that can be enjoyed at the brand’s VivoCity store. Aside from that, customers who will try the experience will also get a chance to nab goodies.

Chiara Ferragni is engaged!


Yes, the social media superstar is getting hitched to rapper boyfriend — now fiancé — Fedez. Watch the proposal above.


(Cover photo from: @klfashionweek)



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While travelling can be fun, it also means trimming down our beauty routine and not having access to our extensive collection of products to keep ourselves looking fresh and radiant. But who said we have to compromise? 


Read on as we list down our five faves that are travel-friendly and surely keep the job done. 


The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Line


(Photo from: qiyunz)


True to its name, pat this on for a quick and youthful glow up before you make your way through your itinerary.


Laneige Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist


(Photo from: MelissaTopwich)


Need a quick fix after hopping from one must-see spot to another? Spritz this on to freshen up in a jiffy. 


Benefit Posie Tint


(Photo from: MelissaTopwich)


Quickly touch up your pout before snapping a photo with this handbag-handy lip tint. 


Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum


(Photo from: veniceliwen)


Efficient, affordable, and works perfectly to keep your skin looking plump and healthy as you go, this one from innisfree is a must-bring without a doubt!



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