The DHC Cleansing Oil is my first shot at this new (for me) concept and I cannot stop raving about it. Cleansing oils have been around for a minute, but sadly this is my first time trying one even though I’ve been reading about them obsessively on all the beauty blogs for forever and a day now.
Let’s just say, I am in love with removing my makeup and cleansing my face now. The DHC one is a cult classic in Japan. My Japanese hair stylist and friend (with absolutely stunning skin) recommended it to me months ago. It’s been her favorite since growing up in Japan. I’m annoyed with myself because I didn’t run out to get a bottle as soon I left her chair that day. Once I tried it, I knew what my very next beauty post would be about. That’s how good it is. We mommas…we need all the help, all the time-saving, all the easy tips and tricks we can get. And I promise you will want this in your arsenal of beauty and skin care products. (I also promise that I bought this with my own cash and that DHC is in no way affiliated with this post.)
I go into the office every day so at the bare minimum, eyeliner and mascara are a must for my tired mommy eyes. At the end of the day though, I need something quick, effective and as beneficial as possible to remove all traces of it. I used to depend on makeup remover wipes but all that tugging and pulling on my skin…I just knew it couldn’t be good and that it was going to be a recipe for disaster in years to come. I especially became concerned about damaging the delicate area around my eyes. Couple this with the fact that I know my skin in general is aging. I know one of the keys to fighting that is hydration and keeping skin super moisturized. The wipes and other cleansers I was using dried out my skin so badly. And as I mentioned before, ever since I came to know about the DHC Cleansing Oil, interestingly enough…I actually look forward to removing my makeup and my fresh, soft face afterwards.
The way you use a cleansing oil is key. You have to work with completely dry hands on a completely dry face. Pump a few pumps into your hands and rubs them together to spread onto palms. Then you gently rub it into your skin in circular motions and down your nose and up your neck. When you’ve covered your face and massaged enough then rinse with water. The oil and water combine together and somehow it gets all the makeup, oil and dirt off so easily and effortlessly. Afterwards, you’re left with the most clean skin that isn’t at all tight or stripped dry…it’s loaded with olive oil and vitamin e. It’s incredibly soft, glowing and fresh. I truly enjoy this part of my day now.
Some of you might be like me…wondering if it will leave an oily residue afterward. I promise, that is just not the case. But if you must, you can definitely follow-up with an everyday cleanser afterwards. Many of the reviews I have read out there are from people who suffer from oily skin and they take this second step just in case.
Since this is my first oil cleanser, I am curious to compare it against the known top rated one by Shu Uemura. I’ll post again on that once I’ve checked it out. But just so you know according to DHC’s website, one bottle of this oil is sold somewhere in the world every 10 seconds. So if you’re in the market for a new cleanser and want to give an oil one a go…check this one out first.