DHC Deep Cleansing Oil for Easy Makeup Removal

Sometimes all your skin needs is a simple product with only a few ingredients. So many of the products that we use have way too many ingredients, many of which if we knew what they were we would never buy the product, to begin with.

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DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

I have recently started using the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and I am loving it for many reasons. Before I go into the differences between a cleansing oil and a traditional cleanser, I first have to rave a little about this amazing cleansing oil because I am absolutely loving it!

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Review

The cleansing oil is by far the most gentle cleanser I have ever used. It leaves my skin feeling amazingly soft without an ounce of makeup left over. The best part about it is how easy it is to use.

It requires so little effort that I actually got a shock the first time I used it. All you have to do is gently massage the oil all over your face, leave for roughly 40-60 seconds and then rinse off. And everything comes off! It literally dissolves all your makeup and dirt.

I still can’t believe a product can do such a good job without me scrubbing or rubbing my face. My makeup disappears in no time and leaves my face glowing! The DHC Cleansing Oil is a must-have. Like seriously, if you have never used a cleansing oil before, what are you waiting for?!

What is a cleansing oil?

Cleansing oils are exactly what they sound like, a cleanser made of oil. Many people make the mistake of thinking that you shouldn’t use any oil on your skin because it will make your skin oily or oiler in some cases.

Interestingly enough, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Cleansing oils don’t actually penetrate your skin. They are designed to unclog and remove all the impurities and dirt from your pores.


Cleansing oils and traditional cleansers work very differently. When you use a water-based cleanser, it strips your skin of everything. It removes all your bad oils and it also removes all of your good ones.

Cleansing oils, on the other hand, don’t. They remove all the dirt but they leave your good oils intact! Your good oils are the oils that protect your skin. If you strip your skin of them, it will leave your skin dry and sensitive.

How do cleansing oils work?

Using oil to clean your skin at the end of the day probably sounds funny. After all, at the end of the day, we want to get rid of all the excess oil and dirt.


Oil cleansers work in the way that oil gets attracted to oil- the best way to remove oil is with oil. Oil cleansers break down the oil that has built up on your skin throughout the day from your makeup and sebum, it dissolves it all and lifts the impurities.

If you don’t like the idea of only using an oil cleanser then you can double-cleanse. This is when you use a water cleanser and an oil cleanser and for some, this is the best of both.

What is DHC Deep Cleansing Oil all about?

DHC is a Japanese brand which is known for using good ingredients without any added fragrance. It is always better to avoid fragrance. If you use fragrance regularly you are more likely to develop a sensitivity to it which will cause you to develop a reaction to all fragrances.

Besides, your skincare products don’t need to smell like perfume, they simply have to do a good job protecting and cleaning your skin.

The cleansing oil is made from ingredients that are good for you and your skin. It is based mainly on olive oil which is rich in antioxidants and helps fight any damage caused by free radicals. Olive oil helps to lock the moisture into the skin.

dhc deep cleansing oil ingredients

Other key ingredients are vitamin E which protects the skin from free radicals, and rosemary leaf oil which gives the oil a natural refreshing smell.

Who is it for?

The only people that I would say should be careful with cleansing oils are those who suffer from bad acne. Since acne can have a mind of its own I recommend speaking to your dermatologist to discuss if it will work for you and check out these recommended cleansers for acne-prone skin. For all other skin types, this oil is a dream!

My Thoughts

I have been using the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil for a couple of weeks now and I have seen a huge improvement in my skin. Seriously HUGE! My skin feels and looks smoother. This is due to the oil removing all the dirt every day so there is no build-up over time.

It also removes all my eye makeup including mascara and eyeliner. Many products I have used in the past have struggled to remove my eyeliner and mascara. However, with the cleansing oil, all my eye makeup merely slides off without causing any irritation to my eyes.

I honestly did not expect such drastic and fast results from it, however, I’m not complaining! I’m thoroughly enjoying my smoother skin and so can you.

The DHC Deep Cleansing Oil doesn’t contain many ingredients, but what is obvious is that with skincare less is more. The fewer ingredients in a product the better it is for you and your skin. And products don’t need a lot of ingredients to make them effective.

The DHC Deep Cleansing Oil comes in 3 sizes, 20ml, 70ml and 200ml. The bottle lasts a while because all you need is 2-3 pumps at a time.

Hollie xx


About Hollie

Hi, I’m Hollie, and I’m passionate about everything beauty. Over the last decade and a half, I’ve tested thousands of products to bring you the best of the best! I also love bringing you fun and creative beauty looks. Learn more.

Beauty profile – 35, dry, aging skin, focused on aging well with a healthy glow and natural makeup look ✨

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  1. I haven’t personally tried DHC cleansing oil but by the looks of it, seems pretty effective. I believe in your take about cleansing oils that it removes all the dirt without hurting your skin from all the tugging. It has been practiced in Southeast Asia as well as Africa. Women would prefer to use coconut oil because that was what’s pretty abundant in those countries. 

    I sometimes do this especially when I’m super tired from day’s work. It’s either olive oil or coconut oil that I dab on my face, massage it in circular motion and rinse with water, then I wash again with facial wash just because I want to remove the heavy feeling of oil on my face. I want to try DHC simply because it is made with Japan Technology. Anything made in Japan is highly respected because it’s well researched and has such high standards. 

    This practice should be definitely tried by everyone as beauty regimen. I believe its healthy and safe for the skin. thank you for sharing this information. 

    1. Olive oil and coconut oil are also good options. However, using a product that is specifically designed to be used on your skin is always better! 

      Thanks for stopping by:)

  2. Thank you Hollie. I Used a lot of makeup in a Halloween costume 1 year and I felt like it was hard to get it all off even the next day it felt like there was still some left. So my sister actually gave me the Deep cleansing oil by DHC because she had it and it really helped to get everything out. You’re right my skin felt very clean after. My sister knows a lot about different cosmetic products so I’m glad she was there. Maybe your website will help me pick out good gift for her.Thanks for the information on your website and I will probably be back again soon take care.

  3. Hollie, thanks for your post about DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and explaining the benefits of oil-cleansing over water-based cleansers.  As I’ve gotten older, my skin continues to get dryer and more fragile.  Soap and water makes it feel really tight.  I’ve tended to use coconut oil to do the cleansing, but there’s an oil-slick feel afterwards that isn’t so good either.  

    I am definitely going to try this.

    1. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil sounds perfect for your skin. It won’t dry it out, nor make it feel tight!

      Thanks for stopping by:)

  4. Hello,

    This is an interesting product. I am the kind of person that I don’t use any makeup, so,  I am wondering if this oil is only to clean up your face after the makeup. I am using other products to clean up my face, but it seems I am not happy with them as I am thinking to buy something else. 

    1. You can use the DHC Cleansing Oil even if you don’t wear makeup. It deep cleans your skin and after a long day, anyone could do with that. 

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