DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Review

dhc-deep-cleansing-oilI have pretty dry skin and had been interested in trying an oil cleanser again but hadn’t gotten around to it simply because I wanted to use up some of the products that I already have. But… As seems to be the case, I was browsing through my local supermarket and I saw it. And it was on sale! It usually sells for $36 Canadian plus tax, but I got it for a steal of a deal at $26.
In case I haven’t said this before, I shop primarily at T&T, a Canadian supermarket focused on Asian goods. When it comes to cosmetics, there are times you will get completely ripped off, and then there are other times where you’ll get a deal like this one. You just have to keep checking.

Product Claims

Superstar. 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.

First Impressions

It smells quite like olive oil with a faint herbal smell that I couldn’t quite place. My guess was going to be eucalyptus but apparently my nose is really dumb and it’s rosemary, which has great calming effects.
It took just a bit of effort to remove a fresh coat of the Clio Lipnicure, but that stuff is pretty tough. It breezed through the rest of my makeup easily, leaving my face feeling surprisingly clean and hydrated with no residue at all. I did notice a little bit of irritation around my eyes, however, my eyes are very sensitive.


The packaging is simple, but it does the job perfectly. The pump works smoothly, so you can get half a pump or even just a drop or two easily. It also comes with a separate locking piece and not that silly twisty lock that’s hard to use and forces you to waste product while attempting to screw the pump closed. While this isn’t a big deal every day, it’s nice for travelling.


After using this for about two weeks, I really like the product. It gets everything off with no tugging on the sensitive skin around my eyes and rinses completely clean. It’s very gentle and calming, so on the days that I’m feeling extra dry, I’ll actually massage a couple drops onto my skin after I’ve dried it instead of a moisturiser and when I wake up my skin feels amazing.
To me, the only downsides to this product are the smell, which isn’t really a big deal, I’m just not particularly fond of the olive oil smell, and the fact that it stings my eyes. This isn’t the first oil cleanser I’ve had and the last one, while heavily fragranced, didn’t bother me if I got it in my eyes.


I am thoroughly enjoying the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, and will very likely be purchasing another bottle when I run out. The price is moderate, especially if you can find it on sale, and it easily replaces both a cleanser and makeup remover. It’s gentle and moisturising, and my dry skin is looking better than it has in a long time.  I think that it’s pretty unlikely that I will be going back to using regular soap or surfactant-based cleansers. I highly recommend giving it a try. Also, if you’re unsure, it comes in several different sized bottles for travel or sampling.

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What are your thoughts? Have you tried it? or will you? Leave me a comment and let me know. I’d love to hear from you!


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