[DHC] – Deep Cleansing Oil

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


  1. I’ve never heard of this kind of oil before. It looks like it has great benefits.

  2. That cleansing oil looks like it works great. I have never tried a cleansing oil before, my skin is very sensitive. I’m glad it hear it works well for you!

  3. I love love love olive oil, so this is right up my alley! I think my only concern would be since my skin is so oily in the summer, it would become more greasy using this product. I need to try it and find out!

  4. I love using Olive Oil in my hair, I never used it to remove make-up. I have used coconut oil to remove make. I will have to give this a try to see how I like it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This oil sounds amazing. I bet your skin glows in the morning. I’m going to look this up on the US Amazon site.

  6. I’ve loved products that contain Olive oil for their sheer softness on skin..This deep cleanser looks awesome!

  7. Wow this is very nice. Using this for about six months is just right for the price I guess. I love that this product doesn’t leave you a sticky and oily residue which is what I want.

  8. Absolutely love olive oil! This product sounds amazing! I wonder if I can buy it in the US!

  9. Blair villanueva

    DHC is also a nice brand. I’m not so sure if its a
    Japanese brand but I see a lot in Singapore and in Hong Kong. I will give this a shot 🙂

  10. Oil is my favorite beauty product for hair and skin. This oil seems very promising. My recent favorite oil is cold press coconut oil. thanks for the review.

  11. I’ve never tried this oil but I saw it so many times, the ingredients are quite ok. I’ll try to get it, my current cleansing balm doesn’t work so I need something better this time 😀

  12. I am coming off the one I use at present. Thanks for sharing. I might give it a try..

  13. I shall give this a try. I haven’t found one that is suitable.

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