Some of you may have heard of this brand or maybe not. Shiseido Senka is a lower range drugstore brand of Shiseido, just like AquaLabel. Albeit it’s from the lower range, but I can rest assure you that it worked as good as those expensive counter brands’ of cleansing oils. Ever since I found out that lower range of cleansing oil can be as effective as those from counters, I had been sticking with those from drugstores. As long as they are not harsh on both my skin and my wallet, I am fine with them. LOL!
I found out about this cleansing oil via a beauty blog but I couldn’t remember whose blog it was. I was searching high and low for this cleansing oil in Miri but only to find that it was not available in Miri but the nearest in both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (KL). Coincidentally, KinG told me that he is flying to KL for some concert and I seized the opportunity to ask him to get this bottle of cleansing oil for me from Watsons.
The consistency of the liquid is pretty watery to me compared to some of the other cleansing oils which I have used. In terms of the smell, it smelled quite nice and not overpowering to me. In terms of effectiveness, I find it to be cleansing quite well on my skin. I usually use about 3 to 4 pumps. I know it sounded absurd to use that much but it’s a habit to me. The lesser I use, I am prone to think it’s not gonna clean well.
The cleansing oil emulsifies very quickly when it gets in contact with water. But what I did not like about the cleansing oil was that it blurred eye vision very seriously. And my vision only returned to normal when I have double cleansed my face with my usual facial cleanser – Kose Sekkisei White Liquid Wash. It doesn’t break out on my sensitive skin, which is the best thing of all. Last but not least, it leaves my face looking squeaky clean!
So, here’s what I think of Shiseido Senka Perfect Oil in a nutshell:
1. Cleanse very well.
2. Emulsifies very quickly when it gets in contact with water.
3. Doesn’t break out on my sensitive skin.
1. Blurred eye vision.
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Price: RM39.90 (But I got mine for RM35.91)
Repurchase? Quite likely yeah!