DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is an olive oil based cleanser, simple in both design and ingredients and just so happens to be my favourite cleanser of all time.
Why do I need it?
I love the straightforwardness of this cleanser. Its called Deep Cleansing, and thats what it does. Its made from Olive Oil, and it looks, smells and feels like it. Its simplicity personified. Everything is minimal from the packaging to the ingredients list (only 9 ingredients).
But for all its simplicity DHC Deep Cleansing Oil has to be one of the most effective cleansers out there. It melts makeup – including waterproof mascara and longwear foundation, it breaks down sunscreen (which foaming cleansers have a hard time doing), removes dirt and excessive oil, but doesn’t strip your skin. It goes on as an oil, works its magic, emulsifies with water and rinses away clean.
If you double-cleanse, and you should be, it can either be used as a makeup remover (first cleanse) or skin cleanser (second cleanse) or both.
An added bonus: over time it softens and removes the build up of ‘gunk’ that can collect in pores leading to our friend the blackhead.
Something to note, Oil Cleansers do have a different method of use. I’m noting them below as DHC is a Japanese brand and apart from the name on the box, the rest is written in Japanese!
- Start with dry hands and a dry face. This is really important as the formula reacts with water.
- Dispense one pump into the palm of your hand and distribute evenly between your hands
- Massage all over your dry face using gentle firm pressure to break-up foundation, mascara, lipstick, sunscreen etc. You will look like a nightmarish clown if you do this properly.
- Now wet your hands and go back in with the facial massage – the oil will turn to a milky consistency and you will see the makeup etc lift from your skin
- Depending on preference, rinse off or use a face washer with warm water to remove. I am firmly of the belief that face washers make all the difference in cleansing, but you do you.
What is in it?
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyyethanol, Tocopherol, Stearyl Glyccyrrhetinate, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
Where do I get it? / Whats the damage?
I have seen DHC Deep Cleansing Oil on a load of websites but none cheaper than sasa.com, which is where I have bought my DHC since the time I discovered 5 or so years ago.
**You will notice when you click the link you will be taken to a website in Chinese as Sasa is based in Hong Kong. A pop-up will direct you to an English version. Or you can select it from the top menu. You can even select your currency. Its not a dodgy website, its just a different design aesthetic in Asia. We’re so used to equating clutter-free web design with trustworthiness. Pay by PayPal and you’re covered anyway.
I’ve just popped over to check the price and realised DHC Deep Cleansing oil is currently 40% off! Currently $27.50AUD as opposed to hovering around the $40AUD mark depending on how strong the Aussie dollar is. Thats about $20US (usually $33US).
Checked out with 4 in my cart. Thinking about the possibility of living without my DHC makes me a little anxious. Its ‘Desert Island’ worthy.