I requested a catalog from DHC so that I could try a number of samples of their bestsellers, including this oil cleanser. It was a tiny packet, but I was able to use it for two nights. Having used Softymo, I will compare DHC against that cleanser (you can see my review of Softymo in my profile). In a nutshell, DHC has a more natural, subdued olive oil scent and it rinses cleaner (less "film" residue on the face). I had been using Softymo for awhile, but have now switched over to DHC for taking off physical sunscreen and makeup.
I absolutely cannot live without this product! I've been using this for years and always have at least 2 backups. If I have 1 backup left, I freak out. I'm probably on my 7th bottle. I know there are other oil cleansers out there but I find that this one gives you more bang for your buck. I find a lot of cheaper oil cleansers contain mineral oils and cannot be used around the eye area. DHC does not contain mineral oil, safe around the eyes, and does not burn the eyes. I just think oil cleansers are far more superior in cleansing compare to cream cleansers and makeup remover wipes. Because the product is runny and thin, it can get into the nooks and crannies on the face. Whereas a cream product is too thick and it doesn't dissolve in water like this oil cleanser. Makeup remover wipes stresses the skin too much because you have to use friction on your face to remove the makeup. Using this I can go to bed at night worry free knowing that all traces of my makeup is gone. Although, the instructions doesn't tell you to follow up with another cleanser after using the oil, I do think it is very important to use a gentle foamy cleanser. I wear a lot long wear makeup and often times a lot of makeup too, and this cleanser does the job. 1 bottle lasts me a long time, each time I use about 1.5 pumps for my entire face. I wish DHC can come out with refillable packs like they do with the body soap.
on my 2nd bottle of this stuff! takes everything off really well and very easily. no need for separate eye makeup remover. and best of all for the sake of your skin - NO heavy duty rubbing! decent value for money too, i think! oh, and natural!
Okay, so I have never written a review here before but this oil is just too amazing to not rave about!
I too was skeptical at the all the hype and the "oil cleansing" method, but after just one use..oh my god...I AM A CONVERT FOR LIFE!!
DHC cleansing oil takes off every single bit of makeup whilst leaving my skin non-irritated and soft - I love it and will purchase when I run out!
This product is better than makeup remover wipes because it doesn't irritate or scratch your skin. Removes makeup easily and smells good. Love this product. :-)
This takes every bit of makeup off my face effortlessly! It's pretty expensive for a makeup remover, and the bottle went kinda quick. The only reason I won't be repurchasing is because it's just easier to use $3 makeup wipes from the Dollar Store which I don't have to order online, AND are easier to travel with. The bottle doesn't have a lock on it, so I gave the packaging a 4. Overall, it does everything it says but I would rather spend my $$$ on makeup! Lol.
This will now be always part of my skincare regimen and will definitely repurchase. This saves me so much time as I no longer need to use make up remover wipes and then cleansing wash etc etc. I apply this directly onto dry face and rub it all over, I then wash my face with water and it removes every trace of make up even stubborn mascara. I know that it works as I use a toner from time to time and there is no trace of make up on the cotton pad (unlike prior to using this). It is quite expensive but it is definitely worth it.
This product is a saving grace! How many times have I tried to use straight olive oil from the food pantry or something that claims to be a really great makeup remover solution, only to be disappointed or frustrated that it will not rinse off? I couldn't even count. I was also afraid that this wouldn't simply rinse off with water. It is completely water soluble, so only apply to a dry face with dry hands. You will be amazed and appreciative that this stuff exists!
One of my staple items. I have quite a few eye makeup removers (Lancome and Neutrogena being a few of my favorites). But this one is REALLY good too. The Lancome and Neutrogena I use when I'm using a cotton swab. When I want to wash my eye makeup over the sink I use this. Put it on DRY (with dry hands) and gently rub your eyes. Within a few seconds it has ALL come off (trust me) - then rinse off with water and that's it. No oily residue left behind AT ALL! If I was wearing A TON of eye makeup I may have to go in with a q-tip just to touch up under my lower lash line, but that's only on days when I do a super smokey eye.
You can definitely use this for the rest of your face and I do that sometimes too. But I prefer a foaming cleanser with my Clarisonic for that. Either way, whether you use this as a facial cleanser or to just remove your eye makeup - you'll love it! I hate when something gets rave reviews and then it lets me down, but this was the one exception that really surprised me. DHC sells smaller bottles so get that if you want to try it out first.
words cannot describe how much i love this cleansing oil! i was skeptical at first (wash my face with an oil??) but holy cats, am i glad i tried it! surprizingly enough, it has cleared up my adult acne better than any other non prescription product i've ever used,it removes all my makeup, rinses clean and leaves my skin smooth as a baby's butt! I can even skip moisturizer when I use this. If you've ever been curious, TRY THIS!! it will soon become a favorite that you won't want to live without!