So in keeping with the theme of properly cleansing, I want to talk about my personal favorite the DHC Cleansing Oil. Maybe that should be like a new years resolution, to properly cleanse, I know sometimes I don’t immediately wash my face as soon as I get home from work. Naughty me, I know! Well anyway, I’ve been using this product for years and it’s always been reliable. After testing other cleansing oils and makeup removers, and expensive ones at that, I still revere back to this one. So below you’ll see just why I love this product. Enjoy!
Love Always, Natalie.
Consistency: The consistency of this cleansing oil is very much like any typical cleansing oil, leaning slightly on the thicker side.
Usage: Like most cleansing oils, this product must be used on dry skin. You don’t need much, 1-2 pumps is sufficient for the entire face and neck. Massage in circular motions on the face until all the make up has been lifted. Then rinse everything off. Pretty simple.
Scent: This cleansing oil has no scent, nor added fragrances.
Color: If you notice, the oil looks like a brownish, green hue. That’s because of the main ingredient which is olive oil. It definitely looks like olive oil.
Packaging/Size: The packaging is in a simple pump bottle, making it very convenient for dispensing the right amount of product. The travel size bottles measure at 70ml. However, regular sizes measure at 150 & 200ml. The travel size and even the 150 ml is great for traveling because the bottle itself is just really handy. When I finish the product, I reuse the bottles and put other cleansers or soaps in its place.
Optimal Occasion: I recommend using this cleansing oil to remove moderate to heavy face makeup.
Price: US $6, $14 & $30 / S$42 for 200ml.
Where to Purchase: In Asia, you can find this product at drugstores like Watsons and Guardian, plus any stand alone DHC boutique at shopping centers. As for US folks, it’s easy to find through online retailers like Amazon. However, unless you happen to live near an Asian market (particularly a Japanese market since this is a Japanese product), you might not be able to find this product in stores.
Final Opinion: This is, and has always been, my go to cleansing oil makeup remover for years. It’s reliable, affective and cheaper than competing brands like Shu Uemura. It has never broken me out, not even once. However, one thing I have noticed recently is that the quality control has been going down in recent years. My last bottle that I purchased was in Mitsuwa (Japanese supermarket in NJ). I don’t know if it might have been the fact that it was a US distributed product, but it hasn’t been as effective at removing 100% of my makeup, and I wasn’t even wearing waterproof mascara. I was extremely disappointed when I noticed it wasn’t taking all my eye makeup off. So I tried this product here in Singapore and sure enough it was as effective as it was in the past. That’s not to say it’s a bad product, but its effectiveness has gone down a bit in the US. Here in Asia however, it’s still the best! Be aware though, you’ll need something extra to get rid of tough waterproof mascara.