If you are into Asian Beauty, I think this product will the first product that would come up in your mind when someone mention “Cleansing Oil”. I don’t know if DHC is the first brand that come out with the idea of cleansing oil, I haven’t done my research yet, but I think it is the representative brand that always been famous for its cleansing oil.
Since it’s always being raved and talked about everywhere, of course I would be expecting something from this product. Well, at least I expect that it will work better than the other Japanese drugstore cleansing oils that I’ve tried before.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil makeup remover completely dissolves all traces of dirt and cosmetics—even waterproof mascara and eyeliner—while nourishing your complexion with antioxidant-rich olive oil. Using dry hands, massage it onto your dry face, and it immediately goes to work. Add water and it transforms to a milky, vitamin-rich emulsion that rinses clean, leaving your skin feeling soft and nurtured; never dry or greasy. One try and you’ll understand why it’s the ultimate cleanser.
- In a clinical study, 92% of participants agreed Deep Cleansing Oil worked better than a leading cleanser at removing complexion makeup
- Unique water-soluble formula rinses thoroughly
- Rich in vitamins and antioxidants
- Nourishes and hydrates for younger-looking skin
- 1 sold every 10 seconds worldwide
Ingredients: olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbeth-30 tetraoleate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, tocopherol, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil
DHC is a mid-high-end brand, I would say, so, even if this product sold at Japanese Drugstore, it doesn’t mean that this is a cheap brand (Heck, even most Japanese Drugstore sold SK-II products!!!). At around $14 you will get 2.3 fl.oz amount of product, which is quite small amount considering other Japanese cheap brand such as Bioré, Kracie Naive, Bifesta, or Hadalabo would give you three times amount of product at the same price.
But, I think it’s nice that most Japanese brand let you buy sample size or small size of their product before you have to commit yourself to buy full amount of product with its expensive price tag, since you can tested it out first.
It has this quite overwhelming olive oil scent since it is the main ingredient after all, but I do quite like it because… the scent is quite natural I guess? Because I don’t particularly hate scented skin care. I just hate those artificial scented skin care like *cough* that Dior eye cream *cough* :-P.
In terms of consistency, I would say that DHC Cleansing Oil has thicker consistency rather than other Japanese drugstore brand that I’ve tried before. I paired it up with Shiseido Senka Perfect Whip as my second cleanser, and I would say that the combination work really well together! It would remove all the greasiness from the cleansing oil, yet not make the high PH cleanser Shiseido Senka Perfect Whip as drying as usual in my skin.
From the picture above, it can remove makeup really well. But I can’t say much about heavy eye makeup and foundation, tho, since I’ve always clean my makeup with my trustee Bioderma Sensibio H2O first, lol. Well, for the first impression, I would say that so far it’s been nice to my skin. But let’s see for long term uses if I would prefer this cleansing oil over other first cleansers or not! 😉