Body Shop Shiso Cleansing Oil

Yesterday I went on a shopping spree with my sis. Both of us caught a cold, and what better way to make ourselves feel better than shopping? 😀 We just recently been re-united, since she left Canada 2 years a go while I stayed there for an extra 2 years to work. Back when we were students, we always go shopping together, looking for new products to try on and poke fun of each other. Yesterday reminded me of those days 🙂

Anyways! Let’s get back to the product part! Yesterday, my sis and I went to the Bodyshop store and we bought several products. One of which is the Shiso Cleansing Oil, which I bought for may be around Rp. 200.000 (or about $20) for 125ml. I realized that beauty products (makeup/skincare) in Indonesia is a little bit more expensive than Canada, might be due to the import tax.

So, it’s been a while since I’ve been to a Bodyshop, and yesterday I just found out that they’ve recently came out with a Shiso line, which is catered towards the Asian market. It is a whitening/brightening skincare line. The line includes cleanser, moisturizer, eye serum, mask, night treatment etc. One of the products which caught my attention was the Shiso Cleansing Oil.

Bodyshop Shiso Cleansing Oil

Bodyshop Shiso Cleansing Oil (picture courtesy of Bodyshop)

I’ve been using Shu Uemura cleansing oil to remove my makeup, but I recently ran out of it and the mall which carries Shu Uemura products are a bit out of the way from my place. So, when I found this product I was very excited to try it!

All you have to do to remove your makeup is:

1. Place some oil on your palm.

2. Rub it all over your DRY face in a massage-like motion.

3. I used a damped face towel to remove the impurities, but you can wash it off with water if you prefer.

4. Voila! Clean face, not over-dried and still feel moisturized! 🙂

Is it worth the money?

I think this product cost USD$15 in the States, so for that price, yeep. You don’t need much to remove your makeup, so definitely worth it, if you don’t want to spend $100 on Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil, or just want to give cleansing oil a try. Definitely will go back and buy this product again.


The only thing with this product is that I find it not as “strong” in removing the Kat Von D Trooper liquid liner. BUT then again, I’ve yet to find any cleansing product that can remove the Kat Von D liner in just a single application. 🙂 That’s why I love that eyeliner…hahaha…:D

bodyshop shiso cleansing oil

On my hand: L’oreal Magique Concealer, Chanel Universal Bronzer, Tarte Lipsurgence, MAC Red lipliner, Kat Von D Trooper liquid liner

So, some of you might be skeptical about using oil to remove your makeup. Let me tell you something! It’s amazing! I’ve a combination skin and never once I’ve any issues of breaking out whenever I used oil to remove my makeup. It’s the opposite, my skin feels a lot more moisturized and not over-dried whenever I used cleansing oil. I’ve used Johnson’s Baby Oil, Shu Uemura cleansing oil and extra-virgin olive oil to remove my makeup.

Here’s the thing with the oily skin – your skin produce extra oil because it feels that the skin is too dry. Thus, to regulate it, the brain sends signal to the skin to produce extra oil so that it doesn’t feel dry. Now, if you can trick your skin and brain by sending signal that there’s enough oil on the skin, then you’ve interfered the signal from the brain to the skin. Therefore, you’ve stopped extra oil production since your brain now thinks that there’s enough oil on the skin. Taa-daaaah! Decrease production of extra sebum = less breakout!

It’s ok if you don’t understand what I’m trying to say above…lol…It’s just my personal experience using cleansing oil, and I’ve always have positive experience. It’s not scientifically proven, I don’t think so.

Anyways! I’d like to put it out there that I bought this product with my own money, and I’m not by any means being endorsed or sponsored by Bodyshop.