shu uemura Limited-Edition Tokyo Kamon Cleansing Oil

July 8, 2009
In collaboration with renowned manga artist and beauty expert Moyoco Anno, shu uemura introduces playful new packaging. The oils remain the same; the bottles are more beautiful than ever.

Moyoko created the Tokyo Kamon Girls, a series of five sophisticated yet modern characters that adorn the Cleansing Oil range. Inspired by kamons (Japanese family emblems), each signature cleansing oil features unique designs and meaningful kamons that describe individual female characteristics.

shu uemura ‘Moyoco Anno Skin Purifier – Fresh’ High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil ($65)

A lightweight cleansing oil that leaves the skin clean, fresh and refined. Cute motifs drawn in pink adorn the bottle of Fresh Cleansing Oil which is designed with an image of the pure and innocent Tokyo kamon girl, Sakurako. The delicate chrysanthemum adorning the Fresh Cleansing Oil is one of Japan’s most symbolic flowers that is used as the kamon of the emperor. While the flower is most common in shades of yellow and white, Moyoco adopted a pink palette to give the image cuteness and elegance. Inspired by the cherry extract in the Cleansing Oil, she also created a cute cherry blossom kamon.


shu uemura ‘Moyoco Anno Skin Purifier’ High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil ($65)

The original shu uemura cleansing oil. Expressing sparkle and happiness, vines and shimmering heart-shaped flower petals adorn the bottle of Balancing Cleansing Oil which is designed with an image of the fulfilled Tokyo kamon girl, Tsuruha. Leaves and vines playfully intertwine in the design of the Balancing Cleansing Oil, which also features heart-shaped flower-petal icons shimmering in delicate pink.


shu uemura ‘Moyoco Anno Skin Purifier’ High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil ($65)
A rich cleansing oil that leaves dry, dehydrated skin clean and nourished. An eye-catching checkered pattern adorns the bottle of Cleansing Oil, which is designed with an image of the strong-willed Tokyo Kamon girl, Tamaki. The energetic pop of orange color on the High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil is enhanced by a color mix of monotone checkered patterns and beautifully arranged black kamon. Checkered patterns are often used in kimono textiles. Inspired by the orange shade of the High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil, Moyoco drew Tamaki in the mandarin leaf kamon.


shu uemura ‘Moyoco Anno White Recovery EX+’ Brightening Cleansing Oil ($75)

This gentle cleansing oil leaves the skin appearing more even-toned, translucent and smoothed. An audacious combination of noble purple and vivid green adorns the bottle of Brightening Cleansing Oil, which is designed with an image of the coquettish Tokyo kamon girl, Katsura. Inspired by the color of the Brightening Cleansing Oil, Moyoco chose the combination of alluring purple and fresh green, which is common in traditional Japanese designs. Fresh green expresses young leaves and purple expresses beautiful wisteria.


shu uemura ‘Skin Purifier’ Premium A/O Cleansing Beauty Oil ($75)

shu uemura’s #1-selling Premium A/O Cleansing Beauty Oil, an anti-aging and antioxidant skin purifier that thoroughly cleanses the skin while protecting it against the internal and external aggressions associated with aging. An exquisite contrast of dynamic pine trees in an eye-catching bright red color adorns the bottle of Premium A/O Cleansing Beauty Oil, which is designed with an image of the elegant Tokyo Kamon girl, Matsuno. Moyoco’s first creation for the range is intended as a harmonizing image, taking inspiration from her immediate surroundings. A magnificent Japanese pine tree inspired by the deep, austere green of the Premium A/O Cleansing Beauty Oil dominates the rest of the image in an eye-catching shade of red.


I’m so loving these limited edition shu bottles, but at $65-$75 a pop they’re painfully expensive, especially when I don’t love shu uemura’s cleansing oils nearly as much as I do other ones. Either of those first two bottles could easily tempt me over to the dark side though! Which are your favorites?

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