|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I wanted to love this product. I had used oil cleansers when my acne was controlled with medication and loved them. But I've been off that medication for about 6 months now, and my sensitivity to products has sky rocketed. Enter the DHC deep cleansing oil. On the good side: it works - I used it as stage one in my cleansing regime to remove make up, and it does. It easily removed all traces of my make up (even eye make up), and left my skin nice and soft. On the bad side: by the next day my acne flared up - large cystic acne on my trouble spots (chin, jaw) and small white heads in previously untroubled spots. I kept using the oil for three more days, just to see if my skin would adapt. The good points of the oil remained good, and while the acne didn't get any worse, it also didn't get any better. Wondering if it was my skin or the oil, I switched to my default cleanser....and my skin started to clear. So I can safely lay the blame on the oil. Conclusion? If you are acne prone, stay away from this cleanser (I've gone back to using cold cream and love the results, btw). If your skin behaves itself, or you're interested or curious to try an oil cleanser without shelling out the big bucks for designer brand in case your skin freaks out, this a good place to start.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Ok, i have just used once and will update coz my skin is very oily and has clogs. And because i have used cleansing oils before (fancl, dermalogical precleanse plus other brands) and they have left me with clogs so me, with other previewers, are VERY apprehensive to touch on oil again.
just a thought? is cleansing oil a double-edged sword?? i dont know why. It cleanses so so well yet at the same time, gave us clogs? what went wrong?
This oil, however, like most girls have previewed, have kept the skin clean and SOFT (which other oils dont). Since my skin is oily, i have to add with foaming wash (i think in my opinion is very important as the oil is not meant to be ONE-step cleansing) which i usually do daily, the 2-step cleansing. i am also very worried about the after-effects (as in clogs) so maybe i recommend using this on alternate days or thrice a week. I am not sure if daily use will cause clogs (maybe the accumulated oil that remains on the skin will lead to breakouts). I am not sure but will want to experiment based on my skin type.
i read that they recommend using warm water to rinse on the instruction booklet which i dont (very troublesome as i have to get warm water ready) but maybe ladies, that is the trick? to emulsify more of the oil so that it is totally rinsed off?
will update soon on this
(sidenote: previously i used dermalogica precleanse then ultra calming gel (using gel is wrong, wrong, wrong as it's too mild to remove the oil residue) and after a few days, it was badly clogged)
hope to get the right formula to use DHC as it is a gem.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Dry skin alert!
I don't know how a product that is mostly olive oil could possibly be so drying. It made my skin so dry it hurt.
My skin leans toward dry anyway, but at the time it was in good shape overall. I'm giving it a two only because it did actually do a good job removing makeup/sunscreen.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was pressured to buy this so-called amazing product with the rave reviews it was getting on MA... At first, I was looking for a cleanser and it is for sure, by me, not a face cleanser and more of a makeup remover...
Having dry oily skin with tendency to acne... I wouldn't say that my face would be "clean" only using this cleanser... I actually use DHC's Pure Soap after I take off my makeup with the DCO...
i don't think it does such a better job than the top eye makeup removers out there... and it smells like something you would cook with.
For the cost, I don't think it's worth was it does - well, not for me!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I've been using this off and on for about 8 years. I have oily skin with enlarged pores and I am prone to breakouts along the jawline. I really like this for removing makeup, including mascara, sunscreen, BB cream and other foundations. I usually use one or two pumps on dry skin, massage it in for a minute or two, and then use a white washcloth and relatively hot water to rinse it off. I follow by washing my face with one of DHC's cleansers--I use different ones depending on the season and the behavior of my skin (I like the CoQ10 facial film, the washing powder, and the face wash). I find that when I am religious about doing using the oil and washing right afterwards, my skin is much, much better and the jawline breakouts are much reduced. There have been times when I've run out and had to wait for a new delivery and I have used organic coconut oil to cleanse. That works okay for a few days, but not as well as the DHC oil. I have bought this oil many, many times and will continue to use it for the foreseeable future.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Lovely stuff! I've been using it for 10 years. As you know, there is a lot of makeup that isn't coming off with just soap and water. You need an oil to break apart these tough formulas from our faces. It is strange how this oil rinses clean - this doesn't happen if you try to use olive oil alone (I've tried! LOL). I use the cleansing oil on a dry face with dry hands, massage it onto my face everywhere but my eyes, then I gently massage the eye makeup off, then rinseI I follow with Cetaphil for normal to oily skin, then the DHC Mild Lotion. Beautiful! I highly recommend it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've been using this for a few years now, I love it. I have very oily, sensitive, acne prone skin. I wear makeup that takes some real POWER to get off, ie Covergirl Lashblast waterproof, and Revlon Colorstay foundation. This stuff melts it all right off, and I love the little massage I get every night on my face.
I put in on and massage it in to my DRY face with DRY hands. I usually use two pumps, especially if I am wearing both the CS and the LB. I then rinse it well with warm water, and I follow up with Cetaphil gentle formula and my SkinSonic brush, and my moisturizer.
It's never caused a break out on me. The only negative thing I can say about it is the price. It's expensive for a makeup remover, but in the end it's worth it because of how well it works.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Other
I read about this product on a blog I've long forgotten, but the dazzling review resonated with me because i remembered reading that cleansing with oil was a common method in ancient Greece long before soap was invented. I think. If it was good enough for Cleopatra, I thought it was worth a try. Although it feels counterintuitive to apply something greasy to remove facial oil and makeup, the method works, especially if you dislike the tight feeling that many other cleansers and soap leave on your skin. This product rinses clean but leaves your skin feeling supple. I use a washcloth rinsed in hot water because I figure a little gentle exfoliation doesn't hurt. I follow up with Thayers Rose non-alcohol witch hazel because I've been trained to use a toner for at least 40 years, followed by a moisturizer d'jour. DHC highly recommended. I've turned a few friends on to it and they agree.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I received a catalog from DHC not really caring about it because I was satisfied with my skin care routine. I threw it away but took the samples and I'm soo glad I did! This cleansing oil removes makeup wonderfully and also moisturizes my dry skin. It doesn't leave an oily residue but also doesn't strip the skin's natural oil. Purchased the full size and also the travel size. Will buy again and again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I've fallen in love with this stuff. It eats through makeup easily, even waterproof mascara. I alternate between Diorshow Iconic Waterproof, Givenchy Phenomeneyes Waterproof, Cover Girl Lash Blast Waterproof, and Lancome Hypnose Waterproof. The DHC oil removes every last trace of these mascaras and works way better than most eye makeup remover products. It doesn't irritate my skin or cause clogged pores or acne. I initially bought this because I had a totalbeauty.com voucher, but I'll definitely be buying more. It's a little expensive when you consider the ingredients are pretty basic, but the results are worth the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
My mom highly recommended this but I was hesitant to use this since I have oily skin. I gave it a chance by using a sample and was impressed. I bought a large size and I must say that it is great. It removes all my dirt and makeup (even heavy stuff) and leaves my skin soft and moisturized but not oily. You really only need one pump to cover your entire face. Just rub it all over a few times and rinse with warm water. I don't have any issues with residue, I try to rinse my face with warm water at least 2xs.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Disappointing! Dried out my skin like mad. It took off all my sunscreen and eye makeup, sure, but it also sucked out all the moisture. I much prefer MAC Cleanse-Off Oil, as it's way cheaper, smells better, and leaves my skin moisturized while working just as well to remove makeup and clear gunk out of pores.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have recommended this to friends who have drier skin than me. It dies a grat job, and leaves a dewey finish, but it broke me out badly....think I'd have to wash my face again after using it.
I use it occasionally to rub into my scalp before hairwashing...as it resembles one of their products for that purposr.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I really wanted this to work with my skin because it makes removing makeup so easy. It does an excellent job of taking off makeup, but it made me break out really badly. I hadn't changed anything else in my routine, so this was the only thing. I also tried it a few different times and had the same result. Luckily I only bought the sample size. I now use Albolene to remove my makeup and it hasn't caused me any problems. It is also cheaper and comes with more product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is one of my favorite cleansing oils. I think it emulsifies really well with warm water, removes makeup well, and rinses off my face leaving my skin feeling clean but supple, not stripped the way soap does. I stopped using this so I could buy the shu uemera purifying cleansing oil and that was a big mistake. The shu oil feels greasy in comparison and clogs my pores. There are still a few others I want to try before I go back to DHC, but I really like this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
While I like that it's natural and fragrance-free, the texture of the oil is too thick for my liking... It seemed harder to emulsify as compared to Fancl or Shu Uemura's... Overall it does a great job at removing makeup even though I find that I do have to rub it longer on my face to remove my waterproof mascara than the other cleansing oils. I took 1 lippie off because I think somehow the olive oil ingredient disagree with my skin I tend to break out a lil'. I will not repurchase cos I've tried better ones.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I just bought a small bottle of this ($12) after rave reviews from a co-worker. Wow - do I love this! I have super sensitive, rosacea, combination/oily skin that's acne-prone. (Yep, I'm a lucky girl.) I've done the oil-cleansing method before and liked it, but couldn't take the oily residue in my sink, shower & washcloths. Was I ever shocked; this has ZERO oily residue!
At night I use two pumps on dry hands/face as directed, then massage well for a minute or two to dissolve all oil, makeup, mascara, etc. It feels very oily, so imagine the surprise when it washes away squeaky clean with water only! No makeup left at all on my white washcloth. Crazy, huh? In the morning I use just one pump, since there's not much real "cleaning" to do.
I've used this only a few days, but my skin is responding really well already. I was suffering with a nasty rosacea flare-up, and the itch & burn seemed to escalate no matter what I did. Then I started this stuff. The weeping dried up overnight, and the inflammation is almost gone. Will absolutely reorder! I see a love affair beginning. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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!