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In a beauty box a while back, I got a little bottle of DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. I was sceptical about the ability of oil to cleanse – wouldn’t it just make your face really greasy? – but I decided to give it a go.
DHC is a brand I’d previously never heard of, so I went on the website, http://www.dhcuk.co.uk/, to find out something about it. DHC is a Japanese company (the letters stand for Daigaku Honyaku Center) and is a top company in Japan. It uses olive oil from Spain as a base to create a well-developed and researched skincare range.
The Deep Cleansing Oil is apparently a worldwide bestseller, and it has the full five stars based on 280 reviews on the website – quite impressive. It costs £21.50 for 200ml, which might sound pricey but considering that my small bottle lasted me a good couple of months, it seems pretty good to me.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is described as a make-up remover which completely removes dirt and cosmetics from your face, including waterproof mascara and eyeliner. At the same time, the oil nourishes your skin leaving it soft and smooth. It is made with a water-soluble formula designed to be rinsed off easily.
It contains olive oil, plus a bunch of other ingredients which I’m not familiar with. To use, you are meant to apply it to your dry face, massage it in, and rinse. I shake out a few drops and apply it to my skin. It feels gentle and soothing and the act of massaging it in is quite relaxing – plus I am sure it is good for the skin to give it a bit of a massage!
I am impressed by how well this product removes makeup. It seems to just melt away, even mascara. I don’t use waterproof mascara though so can’t comment on that. If I am wearing very heavy makeup, such as deep grey eyeshadow, I prefer to use an eye makeup remover first to get the bulk of it off. However, for my everyday makeup this product is perfectly adequate.
Over several weeks of use my skin feels soft, cleansed and clear. I have combination skin, but the oil hasn’t had the adverse effect on my skin I had feared. The dry patches I used to get, particularly in the cold, have gone, and overall I am very impressed.
Despite the high price I would certainly consider buying a full-price bottle of this facial oil. It does an excellent job and really cares for the skin. Highly recommended.
I love this cleansing oil. You only need a small amount which you massage into dry skin. I thought this would be difficult to rinse off but when you put water on it it turns milky and a watery consistency. It leaves your skin feeling really clean and soft.
I received this oil cleanser in a beauty box around a year ago. DHC is a popular Japanese company specialising in premium skin care products using olive oil. Their skincare range is free from parabens and unnecessary fragrances and colourings, and is clinically tested for irritants. This product is a water-soluble Deep Cleansing Oil containing vitamin E and olive oil which help fight free radicals. The cleansing oil is available in 3 sizes, with the price ranging from £4.50 - £21.50. It can be purchased direct from DHC's website.
The oil looks like, and has the consistency of olive oil. It is not sticky, it just has a delicate eucalyptus fragrance. The oil is to be applied to dry skin, and I find half a teaspoon is enough oil for a full facial application. The oil is easily distributed over the face and it can visibly be seen to break down make up and grime. When ready to wash off, water is applied to the face and the oil turns into a pale water when rinsed. For simple make-up, I use this once; for heavy make-up I like to do a double cleanse to ensure everything is washed off.
After washing my face feels clean without any oily residue, the cleanser is not drying or stripping on the skin. My face feels soft and moisturised. I have used this on numerous occasions and have not found the oil to clog my pores or cause a break out. I only have a 30ml bottle, but I am amazed at how much oil I have remaining in the bottle. A weeks' worth of use is barely noticeable in the bottle.
Overall, I think this is a great product which dissolves make-up and grime effectively, leaving skin clean and fresh. It is a little pricey, but a little does go a long way. I would recommend this product and I would purchase this in the future.
This is a review of the Deep Cleansing Oil by DHC that I received in a beauty box recently. The thought of cleansing my face with an olive oil based product did not appeal to me but I have read quite a few rave reviews online so was willing to give it a whirl.
Water-soluble Deep Cleansing Oil contains a rich blend of skin-loving vitamin E and hydrating olive oil. It helps unclog pores by clearing impurities and make-up, leaving your face a grime-free zone. Rinses away to help leave skin fresh and clean. Olive oil and vitamin E fight free radicals.
I had worn light make up during the day and wanted to remove it whilst in the bath. It is important to apply the product to dry hands then rub on your dry face or it won't work. The oil is quite thick and not too runny so is easy to keep in the palm of your hand. I then used a cloth (wet) to remove the oil after leaving it on my face for a couple of minutes to work its magic. The cloth showed signs of the makeup leaving my face and when I checked in the mirror my face was clean and felt nice and moisturised.
I had a 30 ml bottle to try and I surprised how far this went, using less than 5ml each time I felt like I had given the DHC oil a good try. I had no problems with any break outs and my skin felt nice and soft without using extra moisturisers at night. I only used the oil on an evening following advice from other users that it was best used at the end of the day. I think twice a day would be too much for my skin to handle so I used my normal moisturiser during the day with make up and the oil at night to cleanse and hydrate the skin.
I knew this would not be a cheap skincare solution but I was surprised that it is quite expensive and it seems you can only buy it online. A 200ml bottle is £27 plus postage on Amazon (smaller bottles are available) but it is something I would consider purchasing in the future as I really did like it and I think 200ml would last a very long time.
I think there are probably skin types that would not work well with this product but my skin loved it! I liked that it removed all the grime and make up on my skin, my pores felt a bit tighter and my skin was soft and moisturised and not tight like soap and some cleansers can make it.
I know it's expensive but I really think this is one of those products that is worth it. I will be looking to purchase some of this in the future. If you get the chance to try it then please do!
***Why I want the product?***
I have been wanting to try a cleansing oil for a while now but never plucked up the courage to do so although oil cleansing is a great way to cleanse your skin. Oil cleansers are known to remove all traces of makeup, dirt and grime through the day.
Because there are lots of different types of oils out on the market I did not know where to start so I decided on a pre-made cleansing oil to get me started.
***Why would you put an oil on your face?***
Unfortunately for me I have a weird skin type, oily, sensitive, acne prone, congested...the list goes on. Most people with my skin type are scared of putting oil on their face I mean why would you do such a thing?
It is a myth oils are not good for you, in fact oils are very balancing, calming, remove all traces of makeup, dirt and grime that have accumulated throughout the day. Oils are also great to help loosen congestion and blackheads.
It is a well known fact like dissolves like i.e., oil dissolves oil. Our skin is naturally lubricated in oil to keep it healthy and balanced; oil cleansers will dissolve oil on your face without stripping your natural pH level, helping to keep it clear and free from dirt and grime.
*** About the product***
After searching and searching for an oil for my face and reading a lot of reviews I decided on a product called Deep Cleansing Oil from a company called DHC.
Deep Cleansing Oil is described as a water-soluble oil that contains a blend on vitamin E and olive oil for hydration as well as deep cleaning of the skin. This oil helps to unclog pores, leaving your face very clean and hydrated.
***What are the ingredients in this cleanser?***
Thankfully the ingredients compared to some cleansers are simple and are as follow: olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbeth-30 tetraoleate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, tocopherol, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil.
However, the ingredient Olea Europaea Fruit Oil is known as number two on the comedogenic scale, which means this may clog pores and the ingredient Tocopherol is also number two on the comedogenic scale and irritation scale but as this ingredient is near the bottom this is something I was not worried about.
The product comes in a clean bright white cardboard box that is colourful yet down to the point. The box tells you about the product, how to apply, and ingredients involved in the product.
As DHC Deep Cleansing Oil comes in three sizes I choose the middle size of 70ml. It comes packaged in a clear bottle with a white pump action top and a clear lid. The front of the bottle reads Deep Cleansing Oil Facial Cleanser 70ml and the back tells you how to apply the oil and the expiry of this product is six months.
***What was my first wash like?***
Pumping one pump of oil into my hand unsurprising the oil is very runny but looks very light. I can smell the olive oil straight away, which does not bother me, also due to the fact this product has rosemary tea leaf this gives the oil a sweet scent that smells fresh and inviting.
Applying the oil onto my dry face in the evening with makeup on, gently massaging the oil in circular motions I could see all ready my foundation and blush was melting away in quick time. Massaging the oil into my face felt like heaven, it just glides on without any effort and feels like you really are doing something worthwhile for your skin.
When I felt I was happy I massaged the product into my skin enough, simply wet you're hands and start to massage my face again. As this cleanser has a emulsion built in I find the cleanser turns milky and is easy to wipe away with either a facial cloth or just with water leaving no residue behind. But if you find you are pushed for time instead of massaging the oil again you can simply wipe off.
As soon as I wiped the oil away my face was left without any residue and free from makeup, my face looked and felt clean. If I ever felt there was residue left behind I simply cleansed my face again with another cleanser, also known as a follow up cleanse. So far my first cleanse with oil was a good one and I could not wait to cleanse my face again.
Unfortunately for me this cleanser and myself was not to be, I am not sure what is in the cleanser as nothing stands out but on the third day my skin started to be very sensitive, whenever I would finish cleansing my nose and cheeks especially would become very red, sore, burning sensation that could last hours. Also on these areas I started to develop irritation bumps under my skin. A lot of the time I could not apply anything else on my skin, not even the simplest moisturiser as my skin would feel so hot and I would get a burning sensation.
I stopped using the oil for a while until my skin recovered, this took five days then after a few more days I decided to try the oil again and see if it was just not me. The same thing happened again on the first cleanse, bright red face that was irritated. Thankfully my face took less than five days to recover but I promised not to use this oil again.
Although this oil did not work out for me it may be your perfect cleanser but if you are like me with rather sensitive skin that gets more sensitive as you get older I would stay away from this cleanser.
***Price and availability***
Deep Cleansing Oil is available in three sizes from
www.dhcuk.co.uk, 30ml for £3.50, 70ml for £9.50 and the full size 200ml £18.50
***What I think about it/do I like it?***
Even though I had a horrible irritation to this product I still love the feeling oil cleansing with oils and I am on a mission to find my right one.
DHC's Deep Cleansing Oil is an absolutely amazing product. It removes the dirt, grime, makeup, and oil from my face like nothing else. I use it ever morning and evening; it doesn't dry my skin out, it just keeps me from getting shiny. I have been using this product for at least 7 years and I would be heartbroaken if DHC ever stopped making it. Some people might complain that it is a bit pricy, but it is very good value for the money. A little goes a long way so one bottle lasts for a long time, and DHC has good sales and loyalty discounts, so it really isn't expensive for what you are getting.
It seems a little odd putting oil on your face as a cleanser, but it works very well. It works on all skin types too. I have fairly dry skin and love this product because twice daily washing doesn't dry out my skin. My roommate in uni also used it. She had very oily skin and the Deep Cleansing Oil really helped reduce oil and blimishes.
In addition to being great for everyday, it is also really good for removing suncream and stage makeup. I used to be in drama and it was a nightmare trying to get the thick oil based stage makeup off until I started using the deep cleansing oil. It got the stuff off in no time at all without hard scrubbing. It saved my face. Everyone on the cast started using it. It is also the only thing I have found that easily removes waterproof suncream without a fuss.
All in all, I have found DHC's deep cleansing oil to be very gentle on my skin while being an incredibly good at removing dirt, grim, oil, makeup, suncream, etc.
It is available from DHC's UK website (www.dhcuk.co.uk). A 30ml mini bottle will set you back £3.50 while a full size 200ml bottle will cost £18.50. It is worth waiting until it goes on offer and stocking up. You can also get it from a variety of websites including Amazon, but the price tends to be right about the same as the official website and you will not benefit from the generous loyalty rewards and discounts.
I am quite surprised no one has yet written a review for DHC Deep Cleansing Oil...! My mother is quite a fan and it was my best friend during my teenage years (that was a few years back haha!). DHC is a much established Japanese skin-care company with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing products that are 'free from parabens, unnecessary fragrances and colourings'. The brand could very well be the Japanese equivalent of the British Liz Earle, where both put their focuses on maintaining the quality of their products (which are to be mail ordered) and much less on advertisement and such.
This product is described as a 'Water-soluble Deep Cleansing Oil containing a rich blend of skin-loving vitamin E and hydrating olive oil'; it is to be applied onto one's dry face and the oil-based cleanser works by deeply penetrating the skin, almost dissolving and incapsulating the impurities, and claims to carry all the dirt with it when you wash it off with water. The product could be used as the 1st step of the '4-step skin-care' routine, but works equally well as a standalone or makeup remover.
I have moved onto dermalogica for a more 'tailor-made' personalized skin cleaning routine, and clinique for stubborn pimples that appear out of nowhere on 'those days of the month', but this is one cleanser that really worked well for my *then* teenage-skin.
Lifts dirt and grime and leaves skin refreshed and clean /