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When I first received a full size bottle of Biore Uru Uru 2-in-1 Instant Foaming Wash, I was pretty excited to try the product because it seemed like the perfect solution to remove make-up instantly while cleansing the face which is something we women would very much appreciate at the end of every hectic work day.
The product name with ‘Uru Uru’ in it was quite memorable as I could relate it to ‘Urut Urut’ (body massage) and that probably highlighted its unique selling point – a soothing, gentle massage of the face to remove make-up and impurities.
Read the benefits on the back of the bottle with a pinch of salt. The keyword that I’d like to highlight is ‘light makeup’ and you’ll see why later when you read on.
This is the foam from one pump. Though it was recommended on the label to use about 3 pumps each time, I found 1-2 pumps was more than sufficient to soap up the entire face.
The cleansing foam had a slightly sweet and fruity fragrance to it but wasn’t artificial at all. Somehow it reminded me of Hazeline Snow which my Granny loved to use in the past.
The foam felt rich, dense and silky at first touch. The first time I tried it, I had no make up on. It didn’t take too many rinses to clean the soap off my face. I have combination skin with an oily T-zone and the foam effectively got rid of the shine with just gentle circular motions. What I really liked about this product was the after effect as my skin felt instantly smooth and supple as though I had moisturiser on. Also, a nice aroma lingered on the skin that put me in a good mood!
Do take care not to shake the bottle as when you do, it’d be hard to dispense the foam and only semi-foamy liquid comes out of it.
The second time I tried the product, I had lip gloss, BB cream and loose powder on. This product was meant to remove light make-up that included face powder, liquid foundation, BB cream, blusher, eyebrow pencil, lip gloss and UV cream with no harsh cleaning motion. I did gentle motions like the previous time but it had no effect on my lip gloss and there were still obvious streaks of BB cream on my face too. I did a more vigorous rub (and I meant, really vigorous!) and probably only 50-70% of total make-up was removed. It took me a lot of effort and more time to actually remove all visible traces of make-up. I swiped a cotton pad across my face, here was what I got:
And reddish skin from all the rubbing motion. So I gave up and switched back to my usual make-up removal wipe, followed by my toner.
For reference – I used Elizabeth Arden lip gloss in Berrylicious shade, Laneige BB Cushion and Clinique Blended Face Powder.
My overall verdict of this product?
1. Lovely sweet, fruity fragrance
2. Easy to rinse off
3. Leaves skin feeling soft, moist and supple after wash
4. Effectively removes shine from skin
1. Requires vigorous motions to remove light make-up like lip gloss, BB cream and loose powder
2. The dispensing of foam is not as efficient as other products I’d tried
In terms of make-up removal, the product clearly did not deliver for me which was disappointing as I felt really good about the product initially. I’m now skeptical towards its claims and benefits. On the other hand, if I were just looking to buy a normal face cleanser to wash my face every morning when I wake up, I really wouldn’t mind this product because it worked for me and it smelled good.
I rate this product a 6/10. Recommended for normal cleansing. Not recommended for make-up removal.
Biore Uru Uru 2-in-1 Instant Foaming Wash retails at S$14.90/160ml exclusively at Watsons.
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