DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Review

Oils are something that up until now, I’ve avoided. I haven’t really understood their purpose and have been concerned that they’ll just leave the area they’re used on greasy. A silly assumption really, when I have dry, sensitive, eczema prone skin. If you’re read my Natural World Hair Oil Review you’ll know that my thoughts on oils have recently changed. so when DHC got in touch with me I knew I had to say yes to trying their DHC Deep Cleansing Oil *.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Review

All products marked with * have been gifted to me for consideration. This post contains affiliate links. All monies made from affiliate links will go towards funding power assist wheels for my wheelchair.  More information on both of these things can be found in my full disclaimer.

DHC are a Japanese brand who focus not only on skincare, but also hair, body and makeup. DHC pride themselves on being a Japanese company, who embrace other cultures in their product. With Spanish virgin olive oil being the key ingredients in their products, they embrace and celebrate the mixed-culture nature of their products.

I was really impressed with the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. It left my skin feeling soft and supple, with a visible improvement in the look of my skin. I often find that my skin can look dull, but that wasn’t the case after using the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil.

The DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is designed not only as a cleaner, but also a makeup remover. It even claims to remove waterproof mascara! I have to admit that I haven’t put this claim to the test as I don’t like wearing waterproof mascara. I haven’t tried removing foundation with the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, but it did take my powder and brow products off quickly and easily.

The first time I used this cleanser I tried to take my (non-waterproof) eye makeup off with it too. It worked just as well as with my face makeup. However, I did end up with cleanser in my eye. While this didn’t hurt or sting, it did make my vision blurry for about 5 seconds. I’ve since read on the packaging to “Avoid direct contact with eyes.” Yet the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is marketed as taking off waterproof mascara. While I’d never choose to put a product directly into my eyes, it’s hard to completely avoid this happening when taking off eye makeup. At least it is for me.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Review

I have to admit that I didn’t follow the instructions for using the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil to the letter. The instructions state that you wash off the cleanser, but this is something my skin wouldn’t cope with. Water has always dried my skin out quite badly. So the only time it’s used in my skincare routine is when I exfoliate. As this is then followed by a serum, a moisturising face mask, more serum and moisturiser, my skin is able to cope. I do this once a week at most.

I wouldn’t be able to use water every day on my skin, so to remove the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, I used micellar water on a cotton pad. This seemed to get all the cleanser off and worked for my skin.

One of the things I really like about the packaging of the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, is that it comes with a wedge to stop the pump from being pushed down accidentally. This means it’s a great option for me to take when I travel to my parents, as long as I don’t loose the wedge.

You can buy the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil 200ml for 200ml £22.82 and the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (70ml) for £12.50 from  amazon.co.uk. DHC also have a 30ml bottle available for £4.50 from DHCUK.co.uk – perfect for travel or testing the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil before purchasing the full size.

I love that there’s a 30ml size available. I’d be very nervous of spending £22.82 for a skincare product that I’d not first been able to try. The 30ml bottle would be the perfect size for those unsure about investing in a 200ml bottle.

Have you tried the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil? What did you think of it?

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DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Review


Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil.

*Please note, ingredients lists are accurate at the time of publication.

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