Sep 4, 2012

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Try this amazing cleanser and you’ll see why it’s our most popular product worldwide. Dirt, excess oil, makeup—even waterproof mascara—and other pore-cloggers dissolve easily, leaving your face a grime-free zone that is soft to the touch. Its unique water-soluble formula rinses completely, so you’ll never see a greasy residue. Olive oil and vitamin E help ensure you won’t see dryness either.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Facial Cleanser - Review
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil available at
Product provided for review

As someone with oily-combination, acne-prone skin, I have always been a bit wary of oil cleansers and the oil cleansing method in general.  That's one reason why I had never gotten around to trying the DHC Cleansing Oil despite its rave reviews.  Things changed, though, when the folks at DHC asked me if I would be interested in trying out this oil-based facial cleanser.  Curiosity got the better of me, and I agreed - and I sure am glad I did!

The DHC Cleansing Oil, as the name suggests, is an oil-based cleanser - not pure oil, but the top ingredient in this cleanser is olive oil.  It looks and feels like oil and smells like olive oil too.  To use, dispense 2 to 3 pumps of this cleanser on to DRY hands and massage on to DRY skin.  Massage for a minute or so to give the oil time to dissolve all makeup/dirt, wet your hands and gently massage into the skin - the product sort of emulsifies into a lather as you do this.  Not a real foamy, bubbly lather, but something foam-like and there isn't a whole lot of it to be seen either.  Now just wash off as usual.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Facial Cleanser with olive oil - Review
DHC Cleansing Oil Facial Cleanser - Directions for Use

I have been using this product for nearly 2 weeks now, and I still haven't gotten over my surprise at how effective this is at cleaning my face and how it leaves my skin almost squeaky clean without a hint of the oil!  I never found any makeup residue on a cotton-rounds test after I washed my face, and I haven't had any breakouts or irritation with this so far.  I don't use waterproof mascara, so I cannot vouch for that, but the DHC Cleansing Oil takes off every other makeup that I have tried on, including the very-difficult-to-remove UD Perversion.  Perhaps because I massage this into my skin, I also feel that this cleanser adds a bit of a glow to my skin and leaves it looking rested and relaxed.

There are a few things to remember with using this product, and while they are quite simple/basic, I am just listing them out here so it's helpful:
  • Dispense the product on to your hand and rub your palms gently to spread the product between them.  This prevents any spillage of the product and helps massage it better on to the skin.
  • Always, always use this cleansing oil on dry skin - that way, the oil gets to work on dissolving the makeup and dirt first.  Once you wet the product, the emulsifying ingredients get to work and remove all the oil (and the dissolved dirt), so make sure you do that AFTER you have given the oil time to work.  Applying this product on wet skin is almost wasting the product, imo.
  • Despite it's name, DHC Cleansing Oil is not 100% oil like how coconut or olive oil from your kitchen shelf would be.  It has extra ingredients added in for effective cleansing, but it also means that you cannot use this directly along your waterline or let it get into your eyes (as written on the bottle).  So, do follow instructions and use this as the fabulous face cleanser it is to avoid irritated eyes.

DHC Cleansing Oil Facial Cleanser - Review
DHC Cleansing Oil Facial Cleanser
This cleansing oil comes in a bottle with a pump for dispensing the product.   As with a lot of products with this kind of a pump dispense, there is a small plastic stopper placed at the neck of the pump to prevent accidental spills when shipping.  I keep this around to use when I travel, and I have carried this bottle checked-in on long international flights without any issues.  This cleansing oil is also available in a smaller travel/trial size.

DHC Cleansing Oil Facial Cleanser - Ingredients
DHC Cleansing Oil Facial Cleanser - Ingredients
Olive oil is listed right at the top.

The DHC Cleansing Oil Facial Cleanser is one raved about product that deserves all the hype it seems to have garnered.  Said to be suitable for all skin types (and it does manage to clean my oily-combination skin), this oil-based cleanser does a remarkable job of removing all makeup and grime and leaving skin clean and soft without any added greasiness.  Do give the DHC Cleansing Oil a try, and I do hope you love it as much as I do :)

The product was provided for review by the company.


  1. great review. I hope I get a chance to try this product one day. Heard about how good this oil cleanser is for removing make up. One day will purchase it for sure ^_^.

    1. It's a pretty good facial cleanser..and hope you get to try it out soon :)

  2. Ok, I think you've finally convinced me. I was always afraid of oil cleansers too because I also have oily, acne-prone skin. But I've heard so many good things--and good to know that you love it too!

  3. I loved it, and thankfully, it hasn't caused any breakouts either :D I think DHC sends across you could just try those out first to be sure it works for your skin type.

  4. Very tempting.. Will ask my sis to get samples for me :D

  5. I always wanted to try this..I have tried the Ciracle Deep Cleansing Oil..which is similar..would surely try this whenever I can..nice review :)

    1. Hi Bhumika..this is the first time I am trying anything like this. Have tried only cleansing milks up until now, and those are quite different, aren't they...most never suit me :(


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