Thursday, 3 November 2011

Review: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Cleansing oils are something of a novelty in Rhamnousia world.  I've only ever seen Japanese brands championing these and I wish we had more readily available in the UK.  The one that I've heard the most about is DHC's Deep Cleansing Oil.

The basic premise behind these is that they cleanse your skin, hence the name "cleansing oil".  Now my skin is combination and putting oil on it is not something that I thought I'd ever do.  I researched it and read many a review where combination skinned people had found oil to be a beneficial cleanser.

To me, it smells a bit like olive oil, but it feels a lot more liquid than oil.  I don't know how a light oil is obviously can't mix it with water.

 There is something very comforting about massaging this oil into your skin.  I think it's because I spend those ten or so minutes all by myself, locked in the bathroom, alone with my thoughts.  I don't know why but I always stare at myself in the mirror and think about things.

I don't use it on my eyes as the instructions state to keep it away from eyes.  I have no problems using something else for my eyes and then this for my face.

I use this both when I'm wearing a full face of makeup and also when I'm not.  On both occassions it works fantastically.

I apply it to dry skin, massage it in and watch it blur my makeup off.  I then add water which emulsifies the oil.  I rinse it all off and then I'm done.

It manages to make my skin feel nice and soft once it has removed my makeup and I can often go without a night cream afterwards.  However, I have been using Olay's Renewing Night Elixir and that is doing only good things.

I can get carried away and if I use too much, it does make my skin feel tight.  My skin is combination so if you have normal skin, I'd suggest using just one pump for your whole face..and if your skin is dry, using a little less.  DHC suggest that this product is suitable for all skin types.

I have been using the product for two steady months now and I'm just about half way through it.

The best thing about this product is that you can buy it in different sizes.  The 30 ml bottle costs £3.50, the 70ml costs £9.50 and the 200 ml costs £18.50.  They can all be bought directly from DHC.  I signed up to their newsletter ages ago and whenever they send you a catalogue through the post, they send little packet samples which are a great way to introduce yourself to the brand. 


  1. I tried this a while back when I registered with them. They don't snd their monthly magazines anymore :( But loved the little samples they gave. The cleansing oil is fantastic, I'm sure they say to use this their soap? Although, I think that would be a bit too much xo

  2. i've never used a cleansing oil, would love to! i'm curious if it'd make me break out as my skin is so finnicky lol

  3. DesignerSpray: Really? I had a catalogue come through a few weeks ago. I have also used their soap, the mild one is fantastic but I wouldn't really use them in conjunction.

    Socialitedreams: My skin was really sensitive when I started using this and it didn't have an adverse effect at all.

  4. I have this and I loveeee it!!

  5. This sounds really good! If I run out of makeup remover I just use Baby Oil to get take off my makeup instead...its really effective and moisturises my skin overnight but as its an oil it does feel abit slick.

  6. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing.


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