Product Type: DHC body care
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A oil on your face? Are you mad?
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
Member Name: prettypolly40
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
Advantages: Deep cleansing, removes all traces of makeup and dirt
Disadvantages: Irritated my skin, a lot, Price
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.
Summary: Two stars because I love the feeling of oil but can't stand the irritation.