Sunday, 11 November 2012

Speed Review: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

My current favourite cleanser is Deep Cleansing Oil, a no-frills product from Japanese brand, DHC (and their bestselling product worldwide).


I've been raving about DHC Deep Cleansing Oil to quite a few people and inevitably, their response is, "doesn't it leave your skin greasy?" Absolutely not! It's time that people realised that oil treats oily skin. It may go against traditional skincare teachings but I promise that it's true. In simple terms, products which strip the skin of oils may have a short-term effect but the result is that they send the skin into overdrive, thinking that it needs to produce more oil to compensate. Applying oils to oily or combination skin has the opposite effect and skin becomes more balanced as a result.

So, what about DHC Deep Cleansing Oil in particular?
The packaging is minimalist yet functional, with a handy pump dispenser to ensure that there's no wastage. I like that the plastic bottle is transparent so that I can see how much of the golden oil is remaining.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil has a simple, olive oil base and this is the predominant scent. It's nothing special- not luxurious and spa like- but nor is it offensive.
The oil itself feels pretty heavy but I like that this encourages a massage application. It's quick and easy to use- I simply dispense two pumps' worth into my dry hands and massage onto my dry face before rinsing away with water. Upon contact with water, the oil emulsifies into a lightweight milk and rinses away easily.

My skin is left looking matte and rather than feeling greasy, it's balanced and doesn't feel tight and dry as it can after using some face washes. This effectively removes all of my makeup including eye makeup. Those who are familiar with using cleansing oils will understand what I mean when I say that the only downside of this is the occasional "cloudy eye" effect but its not unbearable.

If you're looking to try a cleansing oil, I highly recommend DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. Not only is it a fantastic product in its own right, it's also affordable, at £9.50 for 70ml (currently on sale at £8 until the end of November).
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9 comments

  1. Thanks for the review, this cleanser is looking awesome. I must buy it tonight for my own skin...
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  2. I'm starting to get my head around oils cleanse oily skin. I was sent some carrot oil to try and I've been using it as night treatment and you are right my complexion is hydrated not greasy!

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  9. I have a little bottle of this and have been unsure about using it because I don't tend to like oily products on my skin. I don't really like the feel of it and tend to avoid oil based moisturisers and foundations if I possibly can. Some products are alright but some products you can really feel how much oil is in them and they leave your skin feeling cloggy. I might give this a try and see how it works for me. I don't tend to have oily skin, it's more normal to combination. Your review sounds pretty good though, so I might give it a go :) xx

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