I recently mentioned that Sasa is now selling Taiwanese brand, Shills. Its one of my favorite brands and I’m very happy they are selling it now particularly because prices are close to exact retail prices, translated as crazy cheap. This is also great because now I can review my stash of Shills and have a great place to suggest you purchase it as Shills isn’t exactly the easiest brand to find for purchase on the Internet.
Jump ahead to enjoy a review of Shills Cherry Blossom Cleansing Oil.
What is it?
Shills Cherry Blossom Cleansing Oil is an olive oil base with a slight cherry, floral scent. Use on dry face full of makeup by simply massaging on, wetting a little to emulsify, and rinsing off. Done! Clean face.
Less than $9 for a large bottle makes it a nicely priced cleansing oil as far as I’m concerned but not the best cleansing oil in the world. I’m on my 3rd bottle of this because its dirt cheap and I love the scent however its not great for hardcore makeup removal. The formula runs thinner than most formulas and it doesn’t emulsify when water is applied so its kinda not really doing the greatest job in the world as a cleansing oil. I use for the days I’m wearing really light makeup but I avoid using it for days I’m wearing heavier makeup. The scent has a fresh cherry-ish, floral thing going on that’s very pleasant to my nose. Its actually one of my personal favorite cleansing oils for light makeup wear days since it leaves my skin soft and removes what little color I do have on my face. The packaging is super cute and features cherry blossoms on a background of the pink oil.
Epic fail for removing waterproof mascara and for getting your full face of makeup completely off. Doesn’t emulsify, just rinses clean away. Thinner formula makes you feel like its not really doing the job, which it probably isn’t if you’re wearing a ton of makeup.
Who might like it?
- Shallow package junkies like me who adore cute packaging!
- Anyone who wears light makeup and needs a quick clean up at the end of the day.
- Anyone who wants to avoid mineral oil in their cleansing oil.
Who might not like it?
- Anyone who wants cleansing oil to get off stubborn makeup such as waterproof mascara!
- Anyone sensitive to fragrance.
I admit both the price, the cute design, and pretty scent really get me worked into a foam over this. Its not the best cleansing oil you’ll ever try but it does have a heck of a nice design, a pretty scent, plus its cheap as day old chips. I generally like using it for days I have little to no makeup on as it quickly removes lighter makeup and makes my face feel hydrated and soft.
I think its worth a little haul for those reasons alone however I realize not everyone shares my mentality about packaging and the likes.
Cute but doesn’t do a whole lot for heavier makeup users.
Available from Sasa.
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