Thursday, 3 January 2013

Review: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

I haven't talked about cleansing oils since early on in 2009! Not a surprise really, as I haven't deviated from my beloved MAC Cleanse Off Oil. I recently got a good sized sample of DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (thanks, Cosmetichameleon!) and I've been trying it out!


In the UK, this is available from DHC Skincare. The mini 30ml bottle is available for £4.50. There's a 70ml for £11.00 and a 200ml for £21.50.

I liked it, but I didn't love it. I probably won't repurchase and I'll go back to my MAC oil once I've finished using up the bottle I have.

The texture is thicker than other cleansing oils I've used. I know it sounds odd, but it does actually feel like olive oil. While that is one of the ingredients in this, so I shouldn't be surprised, but the other cleansing oils I've tried have had much lighter textures. There's no discernible scent, which is always a bonus for me!

As with other oils, you apply this to dry skin and gently massage as you go. Then you add warm water to emulsify the oil which removes it along with your make up. I do find that this doesn't do a very good job with mascara (not even waterproof, just any mascara) so I usually have to use another eye make up remover. I don't like the heavier oil texture on my lids anyway, so I tend to avoid using this around my eyes. I find that a lot of make up is wiped away with my microfibre cloth afterwards compared to my MAC oil. With that there's barely a trace when I'm wiping my face.

My skin does feel good afterwards, not dried out and not oily. However, I find it's not quite removing enough make up for me. 

5 comments:

  1. The last time I used this which was long ago and directly shipped from Japan, it smelled of olive oil and basil. I suppose the smell has changed since then. Part of the reason why I stuck w/ Shu's instead. I felt as though if I just added some garlic, I would have the base to an Italian oil. LOL

    I never tried MAC's version but I think I tried LORAC's don't know if that is available anymore and Origins used to have a nice one. I might have to go back to this one if it doesn't smell Italian!

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    1. I like the smell of basil, but not in my skincare!!

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  2. I remember trying this ages ago too... I have no idea how I came by it and though I don't remember what it was like, I had sampled a Shu Umeura one around the same time which I loved and bought as a full size. It got used up but I didn't repurchase. It takes an amazing product to win my loyalty!! :)

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    1. I liked the Shu Uemura one but once I tried the MAC, I didn't go back!!

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  3. I keep wondering about this...but I'm pretty happy with the Softymo cleansing oil I've been using. Luckily I can get it where I live, even if the markup's pretty bad! I think I'll stick with Softymo based on your review!

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