I am taking a bit of my time to get active with some product reviews. If only editing and writing can be easier.
Here I am with a review on one of my favourite cleansing oil by DHC.
DHC – Deep Cleansing Oil (200ml)
Made in Japan, this cleansing oil is one of DHC’s star product. Apparently, all their products contain extra virgin olive oil. If you still don’t know what extra virgin olive oil can do for you, it’s time you check it out here.
When it first came to Singapore a few years ago, I was given a few samples to try on their products when I window-shopped at Watsons. Then on, I was awed and had been quite loyal since. This is already my 3rd bottle.
Brand & Product know-how
This product contains Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Rosemary, Liquorice derivatives (used as anti-inflammation and collagen booster etc.) and beauty essences such as Vitamin E (moisture skin, ease dryness and bolster skin’s UV defense). DHC botanical cleansing oil gently protects skin while removing make up and unclogging pores thus revealing radiant skin. Lipophilic (a reaction to dissolve/ absorb lipids aka oil) when blending with make up but hydrophilic (a reaction which is strong affinity with water) when mixed with water, making it easier to wash off. This oil claims to be free of fragrance, additive colour and paraben which is suitable for sensitive skin BUT, it’s never too much to do some testing first if you belong to this skin type. This is the full ingredients list.
Let’s proceed to do some testing:
- Apply some makeup items on my hand (only the eyeliner is water-proof and smudge-proof). Ok, I don’t use and own many of them.
- Apply DHC Deep Cleansing Oil over the makeup on hand. Same thing on your face, using dry hands, apply the cleansing oil over your makeup. You can see that the oil texture is thin and runny. The natural scent of olive oil is so comforting.
- In circular motion, gently apply the oil on makeup and they should be dissolved/ gone after a few strokes except for the eyeliner (I can confirm that it is smudge-proof if you have oily eyelids ;)).
- As it is hydrophilic, the oil should emulsify after you added some water over it. It is important for the oil to emulsify to ensure all traces of makeup are melt and dissolve by the cleansing oil. You can see that the eyeliner is starting to fade.
- After rinse and wash thoroughly with water, all makeup including the eyeliner disappeared. Skin become brighter after wash. There is no sign of dryness and greasiness after cleansing.
This 200ml cleansing oil is retailing at S$43 from Watsons which is slightly on the high-end side. So far, I got mine all from overseas (either Hong Kong and Taiwan) or when they are on sales here. In Hong Kong, you can easily find it at ColourMix (just like Sasa) which apparently costs half the price of Singapore. Guess what? I only paid about S$25 after currency conversion (at that point few years ago, the ex-rate was 1 SGD to 6.30 HKD.)!! What a good find! Moreover, one bottle can last me about 4 months. By the way, DHC’s marketing strategy is mostly through distributors or e-commerce (e.g. drugstore, 7-Eleven, online retailing etc.). However, you can still find their physical store, in Taiwan (it’s in one of the mall but can’t remember where). I have restocked 2 bottles much earlier when Watsons is selling it at 2 for S$55 (expired in 2018). Just what more can I asked for? Oh, in case you want to get this after seeing this post, hurry down to Watsons and grab it at S$29.90 (for limited period)!
That’s all for now. Hope it is not too lengthy and you enjoy reading it.
See you soon!
Dab (^_^) v