Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil review

Company Info

Brand: Shiseido

Country: Japan

Story: It has an interesting story. Shiseido started as a pharmacy and his founder Arinobu Fukuhara a pharmacist that use to be part of the Imperial Japanese Army. Then in 1887 they started their cosmetic division and kept evolving to the brand we know today.

Since: Est. 1872

Owned by: Shiseido Company, Limited

Cruelty free: No. on their webpage they stated that they are working on alternatives method, but they sell in China, so until China does not change their laws, they have to test on animals there.

The Product

Main ingredients: Mineral oil & grape seed oil

Texture: Oil

Suitable for sensitive skin: yes

For whom is good: all skin types, but especially for normal to dry.

Free of: parabens

Vegan: Yes

Shelf life: 12 months

Size: 180ml. There is also a 300 ml format.

My Review

My review: For a makeup remover I always prefer to use a cleansing oil or a cleansing balm. In my opinion helps remove makeup in a more efficient way without drying my skin.

This cleansing oil does that. It is simple, but effective oil, that removes even the most stubborn makeup. Although you have to work a little bit more for waterproof mascara, but eventually it comes out. And afterward my skin felt very soft.

The downside is that is purely mineral oil. I don’t have anything against mineral oi, but the price does not justify the product.

How I used: PM as a first cleanse (to remove makeup)

Why I liked the most: How gentle it was on my skin but at the same time effective on cleansing my skin

How long did it last: 5 months

Pecas’s score: 3/5 Average (based on the ingredients list)

Will but it again: No, I think there are better options at a better price with similar ingredients list.


Packaging: It is a plastic tube, recyclable, it comes with box

Since 2020 they started to define an action plan towards 2025 to become more sustainable, but not clear actions yet.

Sustainability score: 2/5

Where you can buy it: you can buy directly from Shiseido page or big retail stores.


Note: I purchased the product myself and there are no affiliate links in this post

Author: Maite

Hi I'm Maite I love everything about beauty and skincare but also love travel the world to see new places. I created this blog to combine my two passions and share with you in this little corner on the web. I hope you enjoy it!

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