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.
Main ingredients: Mineral oil & grape seed oil
Suitable for sensitive skin: yes
For whom is good: all skin types, but especially for normal to dry.
Free of: parabens
Shelf life: 12 months
Size: 180ml. There is also a 300 ml format.
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