DHC Deep Cleansing Oil : Review


Hey everyone!

Few days back, I had talked about the different types of makeup cleansers where I had mentioned the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. DHC is a Japanese skin care brand (also available in other parts of Asia and the US) and their Deep Cleansing Oil is a best-seller that is easily available at any convenience store in Japan.

Price : 1300 JPY (Rs 770) for 100 ml



DHC deep cleansing oil

DHC deep cleansing oil



DHC says : 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.


Ingredient list : olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbeth-30 tetraoleate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, tocopherol, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil.






My take on the Product


The DHC Deep Cleansing Oil comes in a simple pump dispenser packaging – very basic! The oil is neither too thick nor too thin/runny in texture and it spreads easily onto the skin. I take half a pump of oil and massage it onto dry skin spending about 1 minute working on the skin and the eyes to get rid of all waterproof makeup. This is an excellent makeup remover as it melts off all makeup within a few seconds without having to tug or rub the skin. I then use a few drops of water to emulsify the oil and it turns milky and then I rinse it off completely with water. It doesn’t leave any greasy residue on the skin, my face feels soft, supple and thoroughly cleansed. You could follow up with another cleanser but I don’t feel the need to use a face wash afterwards. I just follow up with a toner and I get absolutely no traces of grime/makeup on the cotton pad when I use the toner. This stuff removes every bit of dirt, oil and makeup from my skin without stripping it dry. It has never stung my eyes and if a bit goes into the eyes, it can be easily washed out with water. It has a faint scent – I think of olives and lavender but there’s a hint of something plastic-y as well so overall, not the best thing but its not unpleasant. The main ingredient of this oil is Olive Oil and it does not contain any mineral oil.


My experience with cleansing oils and balms is very limited and I have only the Clinique Take the Day off Cleansing Balm to compare it to. I find the DHC Oil more convenient and effective as a makeup remover  but the Clinique balm did make my skin a tad more glowy I think. But if we are judging only on the makeup removing prowess – I think I’d pick the DHC Oil.

Overall, I really like the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and have not experienced any breakouts or any adverse reaction due to this. It isn’t exactly super cheap but its not pricey either and its easy availability here in Japan definitely makes it a very convenient option for me! If I had to think of a con, it would probably be the packaging – its not very travel friendly and perhaps a locking cap on top would have been useful. I could have done with  a nicer scent as well but since its such an excellent makeup remover that I don’t really mind!


Rating : 4.25/5


[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried Cleansing Oils? Which is your favorite kind of makeup remover? Share your comments below! [/note]



  1. March 26, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    I use plain coconut oil for removing eye-makeup always.. This sounds good 🙂

  2. March 26, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    Seems a good one.. 🙂

  3. March 26, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    sounds great! though i’ve never heard of the brand.. the clinique make up remover is more expensive if i’m not wrong so i guess this is better 🙂 nice review!

  4. March 26, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    I’ve tried the MAC cleanse off oil, but I don’t really like it all that much. I really like using Bioderma, followed by the Clinique Balm and then using a cleansing facewash like the Sebamed one.

  5. Swati
    March 26, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Looks grt.. !!

  6. March 26, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    You’re making me yearn for Japanese brands over Korean ones now 😀 They do such a great job without being overly expensive!

  7. deeptika
    March 26, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    sounds good!!

  8. March 26, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    Sounds great but I think it won’t be easily available here.

  9. March 26, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    I just placed an order for the Una brennan cleansing oil. It has rave reviews and is affordable in the UK too. Cant wait to try it out 🙂 The DHC sounds really good too.

  10. March 26, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    This sounds really good Ankita 🙂

  11. March 26, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    i want to try a cleansing oil but cant seem to find a good one in india………:(

    • Corallista
      March 27, 2014 / 5:24 am

      Hey Mily, you could try MAC Cleanse Off Oil.

      • March 27, 2014 / 3:06 pm

        will definitely do Ankita 😀

  12. Swati
    March 26, 2014 / 11:16 pm

    i hv never tried any cleansing oil product. I simply use olive oil for removing my eye makeup.

  13. March 28, 2014 / 12:45 am

    hey i use the jhonson and jhonson baby oil as a make up remover which works quite satisfactorily but would def. want to give some cleansing oil a go

  14. Aparajita
    April 2, 2014 / 11:31 am

    I recently tried Olive oil to remove my eye-makeup.Cotton dipped in olive oil and smoothly applying it on my eyes makes it clean and also makes my lashes so long and beautiful.I love it.

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