When I was researching for a good alternative to Shu Uemura cleansing oils, Nature Republic's Forest Garden Cleansing Oils caught my fancy as their line up carries a good array of makeup removing oils close to Shu's (feel free to comment below if you know of brands with such variety). Shu's got six variants, Nature Republic has five.
Price: P665 (10% off for Nature Republic cardholders)
Available at: Nature Republic boutiques at Festival Mall, SM North and SM Fairview
Their "Balancing" cleansing oil may be the best for me as I am drier on the cheeks and oily along the T-zone. The scent is quite overpowering but wasn't anything near unpleasant.
Five variants of the Nature Republic Forest Garden Cleansing Oil Line:
MOISTURE (Borage Oil & Carrot Seed) - blue; moisturizing; best for dry skin
BALANCING (Rosemary & Ylang Ylang) - pink; revitalizing; perfect for stressed out skin
FRESH (Tea Tree & Lemongrass) - green; acne-busting; capable of targeting pimples and comedones
PREMIUM (Argan Oil) - white; perfect for those who want added radiance
MILD (Chamomile) - lilac; a good choice for those with sensitive skin
And I actually thought 'Balancing' was meant for unbalanced/combination skin, hee!
|blue, pink, green and white bottles (lilac variant not in photo)|
My only question is: why can't I have Balancing, Fresh, Premium and Mild in one bottle? The good old saying holds true in beauty products, too: "You can't have 'em all!". Ho well, the Nature Republic Forest Garden cleansing oils are worth checking out anyway --- great packaging, and from what I've been hearing from people, tough on the most stubborn gunk on the face!