Review of DHC Cleansing Oil + more


DHC-Cleansing-OilIt’s my second time bringing up DHC’s products, and if you missed the post back in August, I’ll give you a quick rundown of it. DHC is a skincare brand from Japan,

I’ve never tried a cleansing oil before, mainly due to the fact I’m still pretty happy with my philosophy purity cleanser. But this was neat to try out for a month or two, while I set my purity cleanser aside for a bit to truly give this cleansing oil a good go.

Remember that I have dry/dehydrated skin. Any cleanser that doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight is a winner in my books. Luckily the DHC Cleansing Oil ($28 USD) (Canadian pals: you can shop DHC on Amazon Canada!) allows my face to feel nourished after the fact. You have to use this cleansing oil with dry hands, and apply it onto a dry face to remove all traces of makeup. I use about 1-2 pumps each night and that’s sufficient for the removal of all the makeup I wear on a semi-daily basis. I don’t wear waterproof mascara so I don’t know how well it works for that (but it does claim it removes it well!). It’s not surprising that the cleansing oil has a 5 star review with over 5,000 people reviewing it.

It’s definitely a nice cleanser. At first I thought it was going to be too oily on my skin and leave a residue. It didn’t. In fact, it felt like a really light olive oil (that’s the best way I can describe it) and it washes off with water leaving your skin feel rehydrated, yet dissolving the makeup easily. It doesn’t get all oily-feeling in your eyes, nor does it make your skin feel oily/sticky after the fact. I’m digging it.


Interested in hearing more of my thoughts on the DHC lip cream? See below!

DHC-lip-creamThe first thing I noticed about the DHC lip cream was that it expires 6 months after opening. I guess I’m used to other products that expire after a good year or so, so I was surprised to see that on the package.Though I have used a significant amount of it in the past 6-8 weeks, so I suppose at this rate it would last me just the perfect amount of time before it expires.

You can see from the photo before the jump that it’s a yellow-based lip balm that glides on like a soft vaseline. I’ve given this a fair go and have used it close to every day since I received it back in the beginning of August. It gives a glossy finish to the lips, and adds tons of hydration (ie: doesn’t dry out your lips making you apply more product, like some brands do!).

You might recall in August I reviewed the DHC revitalizing moisture strips. A bit more of an update: they’re all gone now. So I suppose you can only assume that’s a bit of an indication that I enjoyed using them! Plus, they’re nine bucks so it’s not like it’s going to break the bank. At one point I did use them on my under eyes overnight, which was stated on the box that you could do. I probably won’t do that again as I didn’t notice much of a difference on leaving them on for 1 hour, as opposed to 8. My under eyes felt exactly the same.

Have you tried DHC skincare before? They have a USA shopping site here if you wanted to check it out!

Disclaimer: Products were sent for review. 

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  1. That’s so interesting that the lip product expires after 6 months. I have never even checked my makeup expiration dates!!

    I am loving the cleansing oil as well. I only use it every other day, so I still have a lot of it left. I was also worried about having an oily face, but it wasn’t the case for me either! It’s a pretty bomb cleanser :)
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