DHC is a Japanese skincare company with skin and haircare (and makeup) products that have olive oil as one of the main ingredients. The products aren't available in stores and have to be ordered online from their website (in the US, at least). I have tried a few products from this brand before, and the DHC Deep Cleansing Oils is definitely one of my favorites, and I think one of their best-sellers. I gave a bottle of this to my friend, and she is obsessed with it! A couple of days back, I received a few more products, c/o the folks at DHC, and now that winter has finally arrived here in California, these couldn't have come at a better time :D Here's a sneak peek at some winter skin/haircare goodies from DHC.
|DHC Deep Cleansing Oil - from $5.50|
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (review HERE) is quite a popular product and gets a lot of love with online reviewers. I have been using this for a long time now, and it's a fabulous makeup remover/cleanser. Get a few pumps of this cleansing oil on to your hands and massage on to dry face to melt off even the most stubborn makeup. Wash off with water - the oil turns into a milky/soapy solution - and squeaky clean face in no time! Recently, though, I discovered another use for this oil. I use it to clean my lipstick/eyeliner brushes, dipping and swirling the brushes in a bit of this oil to dissolve the product residue, and then washing as usual. It's amazing how well it cleans and pretty quick too!
The next two products, I got only recently and haven't really tried enough to give a proper review, but my first impressions so far (except of the mask) have been good.
|DHC Olive Virgin Oil - $44 (on sale at $33 until 12/31/2013) |
This was the product I was most skeptical about - after all, you can buy olive oil in any grocery store now - but this is a very light version that just disappears into the skin. To use, warm a drop or two between palms and press onto the face. So far, seems impressive.
|DHC Bio Cellulose Mask - $9.50 each|
This is a sheet mask, so I like it already :P Like all sheet masks, this too is a sheet of paper/cotton soaked in a lotion or essence - basically a concentrated moisturizer of sorts. Unfold the mask and place on clean dry face. Leave on for about 30 minutes.
Remove and discard the mask and massage any product left behind on the face into skin.
I haven't used the mask, though, so will update after use.
DHC Olive Body Butter ($19) is another fabulous pick for the winters. It reminds of the cold creams that we slathered on oh-so-generously in the winters back in the days when I was a teeeny kid :P This is much easier to apply and feels almost like water on the skin. Doesn't leave skin too greasy but keeps it moisturized all day long.
|DHC Olive Body Butter - Review HERE|
|DHC Olive-Corn Body Scrub and Polish ($17.50)|
The DHC Olive-Corn Body Polish/Scrub is one of those body scrubs that also have an added lathering agent so you get a bit of a 2-in-1 product. Unlike many similar products I have tried, this polish is a thick creamy scrub that doesn't feel the least bit soapy when applied. The scrub granules are small and do a good job at exfoliation without being scratchy, and because of the added lathering agent mixed in it washes off also quite easily. I do need to follow up with a moisturizer after using this.
The last product I have to share here is the DHC Scalp Massage Pack. I have only used this once so far, and I haven't quite figured out what to make of it. The name and the little diagrams behind the tube seem to imply that I have to massage it into my scalp, but the English instructions that were stuck on the tube only mention applying it to hair.
|DHC Scalp Massage Pack ($22)|
Thanks to the useful video on the DHC website, I did a combination of both - massaged it on the scalp as well as pulled product through the hair like a regular conditioner. This is a creamy conditioner, and while I didn't really see any drastic changes in my scalp, my hair looked noticeably smoother and softer. I think this does a good job of removing any product buildup from the hair and leaves it shiny and healthy looking. It also works equally well at removing hair color, though, so I would not advise using this on freshly colored hair.
Have you tried anything from DHC? Do share!
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