One of the most important steps for me in my skincare routine is oil cleansing. As someone who wears make up almost daily, and suffers from acne prone skin, this is a vital step. It ensures I’ve got all the remnants of make up off, and helps to loosen up the unwanted clogs. A win win situation really!
So it’s almost a crime that I’ve yet to review my favourite oil cleanser, the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. This was also one of the very first Asian Beauty products that I tried. Well now I’m here to right my wrongs. Onto the review.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Review
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
The olive oil is the dominant ingredient in this oil cleanser, but there is also rosemary. Both of these are potential irritants, so if you know your skin is sensitive towards olive or rosemary stay away.
It’s a simple pump bottle, which wouldn’t look out of place in most bathrooms. For those looking for a minimal visual, this hits the bar. It’s also see through which is helpful in working out how much product you have left before needing to make a repurchase.
It’s functional and that’s all there is to say about it. Except they do come out frequently with collaboration bottles. I’ve picked up Disney Princess and Alice in Wonderland packaging in the past and loved how pretty they were.
Product & Scent
So this does smell like olive oil, unsurprisingly, which I enjoy but it can take some getting used to. Do not cook with this oil though. Even if it smells very similar to the one you can put on your salad.
It’s a got a runny viscosity, similar to the cooking oil as well.
Directions of Use
This is the first step that I use at night. I don’t feel you need to oil cleanse in the morning, as I personally don’t wear make up while I’m asleep!
I apply this straight to my dry face, gently massaging in small circles while doing so. After about a minute of this I rinse off with water. Then follow up with a foam cleanser, to ensure all the oily residue is off.
Well it’s no surprise that I love this product, given that’s how I started the review! This is my go to oil cleanser, and while I’ve tested others I always revert back to this one. I find it’s highly effective at removing all traces of my make up/suncream, doesn’t leave a sticky oily residue on my skin and helps to loosen clogs. I’ve not experienced a breakout or irritation in the 2 years or so of using this product either.
That’s all I want in a cleanser, to make me clean. And this delivers!
I find it relatively affordable when I stock up in Japan, but it’s also readily available online. It lasts me for a good 6 months of use.
Where to Buy
DHC UK – £21.60 Buy Here
Amazon UK – £23.90 Buy Here
Amazon UK – $28 Buy Here