I have mentioned DHC Deep Cleansing Oil on my blog before. It is now the time I share all the good things why I love this makeup remover so much. DHC is a direct mail skincare company from Japan. It started with just three beauty products. Since then, the company has developed various beauty and health products. It has now expanded their market worldwide. I am pleasantly surprised to find that it is quite easy and simple to shop at DHC's US website! The best thing is the pricing does not dramatically double up like other Japanese brands in the US such as Shiseido, Kose, or Kanebo. Furthermore, I found there are some DHC items sold in the US that are actually cheaper than in Asia.
For a long time, I have been pretty loyal to Shu Uemura's cleansing oils. In the past time, I once tried different makeup removers from Fancl and RMK (honestly, they are all excellent makeup removers). During that time, I always wanted to try DHC Deep Cleansing Oil because I heard many people rave about it. At the end, I was lured away by Shu Uemura's cleansing oils because I was too afraid the olive oil based ingredient would be overwhelming for my skin. It was not until a couple months ago, my Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Light (this item is discontinued) ran out, DHC came on to my shopping list. I was thinking to give it a try. And, the result was outstanding!
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil doesn't have fragrance, although its golden yellow color just looks like the olive oil in kitchen. If fragrance is put into comparison, Shu Uemura, RMK or Fancl are slightly better with the smell than DHC. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil smells quite "natural" to me. It has a hint of olive oil. To me, the smell is not really bothersome. I believe it has something to do with the value and philosophy that the company wants to produce products without adding unnecessary coloring agents or irritating fragrances.
Compared to other makeup removers like Shu Uemura or Fancl, the texture of DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is thicker. It is a little harder to spread over and apply on the face at the beginning. However, it dissolves my makeup easily and quickly. It cleans up all types of makeup, dirt, and even those waterproof black eyeliner gel and mascara. On the part of washing off the waterproof makeup part, I personally feels DHC does a better job than Shu Uemura. The olive oil based ingridents deliver a gentile feeling, however, it doesn't turn my face greasy, itchy or dry after I wash my face. It feels totally clean and supple! Price for 6.7 fl. oz. is $24, an affordable price for such a good quality product.