Shu Uemura Blanc:chroma – Review

Shu Uemura cleansing oil

It’s been a while since I talked about new skincare so it’s time to squeeze in a post in the middle of the summer makeup releases!

Today it’s all about the Shu Uemura Cleansing oil, Blanc:chroma.

Shu cleansing oil blanc chroma

Blanc:chroma launched earlier this year and I was happy to receive a sample as cleansing oils are an integral part of my nightly skincare routine.

Unfortunately, the Shu cleansing oils have been a bit of a hit or miss for me. And as much as I love how efficiently they remove makeup, some of their cleansing oils sting my sensitive eyes. If you are someone who suffers from this problem you’ll know how off-putting it is and products can quickly loose their appeal. Luckily, this one doesn’t seem to contain that particular irritant and have been my go-to cleanser for the last few months.


Shu Uemura cleansing oils come in plastic pump bottles which I find is the best way to package products like these. A few quick pumps and you are good to go.

Design wise they are very pretty and come in colourful bottles which are almost decorative. I love having mine on the bathroom counter!

Shu Uemura cleansing oil

As with all Shu Uemura cleansing oils, Blanc:chroma too was formulated to address a specific need, which is brightening & polishing.

The clay extracts in the formula purify and lighten your complexion by polishing away Melano Stains* giving you a more radiant, flawless complexion with continuous use.

*dead skin cells that lay on the top of your skin causing dullness


For a cleansing oil to work, they should be applied on dry skin ensuring it comes into direct contact with the makeup you plan to remove (do not wet your face before!).

I usually start with 2-3 pumps and massage this onto my face.

If you notice your waterproof mascara still budge proof, use one more pump and keep massaging (2 mins should do).

Next we add some water and emulsify the oil. At this point, everything turns milky and no longer an oil. That’s when you proceed to wash it off.

You’ll notice, all makeup has been effectively removed and skin feels comfortable and lightly hydrated. Now you are ready to pile on your precious skincare!

Bottom Line

Given that the most important step of your skincare routine is proper makeup removal, I find this product an essential in my skincare stash. And as a cleansing oil freak, I can assure you it’s one of the best ones out there.

*Also worth a mention, this new cleansing oil has a lovely fresh smell. I’ve tried many before and this has to be the most pleasing scent i’ve come across. The notes that caught my attention were Lily Jasmine and Grapefruit. A wonderful sensorial experience as you take off the days makeup and grime. 

 On that same note, those who are sensitive to fragrance in skincare, approach with caution and try a sample first 🙂

Product Details

Shu Uemura cleansing oils come in two sizes.

150ml for 55 SGD & 450ml for 125 SGD. *seen here is the smaller size.

These bottles last a good 2-3 months for me as I have a very small face, lol! If I were to guess, this should last around 2 months in general.

4 thoughts on “Shu Uemura Blanc:chroma – Review

  1. This makes me so excited! I’ve had the exact same problem with the Shu oils – stinging the eyes and have steered clear of them because of that – Can’t wait to try this now! 😀 xx

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