DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

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.IMG_4906

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!

  1. Start with dry hands and a dry face. This is really important as the formula reacts with water.
  2. Dispense one pump into the palm of your hand and distribute evenly between your hands
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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, 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.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil: A simple yet effective Cult Beauty that has earned a permanent place in my bathroom cabinet. Definitely 'Desert Island Worthy.'
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6 Amazing Comments

  • Reply Kat March 28, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Lol! Nightmarish clown! This sounds really good, love the minimal ingredients.

    Thanks for your step-by-step… But what is double cleansing? Just doing it twice?

    • Reply CC March 28, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Exactly! First time removes your makeup and sunscreen. Second time actually cleans your skin. Ever dried your face on a white towel after only cleansing once?

      • Reply Kat March 28, 2016 at 9:26 am

        Yeah I have – towel looks like a nightmarish clown wiped their face on it! Ok. Going to go back in and cleanse twice. I’d never heard of it but it makes a lot of sense! I feel bad for my skin now ?

        • Reply CC March 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm

          If you’re using a foaming cleanser (I have a vendetta against all foaming cleansers, but to each their own) try using plain old coconut oil for the first cleanse if you have some. Oily is better. And so is using a face washer. I need to post about this!

  • Reply Emily May 20, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Looking forward to trying this. I found it on eBay also ☺️ Thanks for your tips ?

    • Reply CC May 20, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Hi Emily!
      Thanks for commenting and welcome to my blog!
      eBay is a great resource for getting your hands on hard to find products from over seas. My one piece of advice is you check the RRP in the country of origin. Of course the seller needs to make a profit on the sale, but often the price can be double or more what you should be paying. (Also, Sasa has it currently at 51% off. $16US
      Always, whoever you go with, let me know what you think of the cleanser. Its still my favourite.

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