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Pass The Olive Oil Please! Exploring DHC Skincare

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Just two short months ago we were celebrating the start of a New Year, and with it a renewal of resolutions.  One of my beauty resolutions for 2016 was to experience new and exciting products or new-to-me brands.  I’ve actually been off to a pretty good start, so today I’m excited to begin by sharing with you a new-to-me Japanese skincare brand, DHC.  One of Japan’s top beauty companies, DHC has been offering a wide range of skincare, body care, makeup products and even gourmet foods for over 35 years.  Now if you take a peek online at what DHC offers, you may notice a recurring ingredient – virgin olive oil.  Not just for dipping bread or drizzling over salads, virgin olive oil is a natural ingredient rich in vitamins and antioxidants to soothe the skin and keep it looking supple, and is the founding ingredient in DHC Skincare products. Today let’s take a look at a few of the products I’ve tried from DHC, what they’re all about and some of my thoughts as I’ve been experiencing them:

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Deep Cleansing Oil, $5.50-$28 US, 1 fl. oz – 6.7 fl. oz.

DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil is their number one best selling product, and I can see why. This olive oil based makeup remover is meant to break down makeup, even waterproof mascara and rinse away completely residue-free.  With olive oil and rosemary leaf oil this cleanser is rich in antioxidants (full ingredients list here), and without any fragrance or colorants, no mineral oil, no parabens, no sulfates, this makeup remover has become a staple in my nighttime skincare routine.

This product is meant to be applied with dry hands directly to the face and massaged in to break down the makeup.  After massaging it all over the face, including over my closed eyelids to remove mascara, I like to add in a little bit of water at a time which emulsifies the product into a milky lather and then rinse.  I was most impressed that the product actually does rinse away clean, which is unlike using plain olive oil to remove makeup.  This made it easy to take off makeup before I cleansed my skin in the evening – it easily removed every last bit of makeup from my face – even mascara.

DHC VelvetSkin Coat

Velvet Skin Coat, 22.50, 0.52 oz.

Velvet Skin Coat is another best-seller from DHC.  It is a silky makeup primer can be smoothed onto the skin to provide a sheer soft surface in which to apply makeup on top or worn alone for a smooth finish on the skin. Chief ingredients of dimethicone, and silica keep the skin matte, while olive oil is rich in antioxidants (see full ingredients list here).

The product is intended to be used on cleansed skin and can be worn without makeup to give the skin a soft matte finish or used under makeup to control shine and achieve a smooth look to the skin.  The texture is gel-like but sets to a smooth powdery finish that gives the skin a matte look.  I have oily skin and tend to reach for mattifying products year round, so this product is welcome in my routine.

DHC CoQ Firming Mask

Q10 Mask, $5.00 US, 1 sheet mask

Q10 Mask by DHC is formulated with coQ10 to firm up skin and fight free radicals.  Sodium Hyaluronate and collagen help to lock in skin’s moisture and create a protective barrier.  The ingredients include collagen-boosting coQ10 as well as olive oil.  For a full list of ingredients please see here.  The single-pack sheet mask is meant to be used after cleansing, applied to the skin for 20 minutes, removed, and then the remaining fluid from the mask massaged into the skin.  I experienced this mask mask immediately before bed, then when it was time to take it off I massaged the remainder of the product into my skin and headed for some beauty sleep!  Upon waking my skin was very soft and felt hydrated which means it may feel very soothing to those with dry skin.

DHC coQ10 Eye Cream

CoQ10 Eye Cream $39 US, 0.88 oz.

CoQ10 Eye Cream is a product designed to firm, nourish and hydrate the under eye area.  Coenzyme Q10 stimulates collagen production to help firm things up, and the under eyes are nourished thanks to vitamins A, C, and E and softened with the addition of shea butter and olive oil.  See here for full ingredient list.  Using my ring finger, I apply a small amount to the tip of the finger and pat into the delicate skin area under and around the eyes.  I’ve been using this product nightly before bed as well as during the day before I apply my under eye concealer and I have liked how hydrated my under eyes feel.  If you have particularly dry under eyes this eye cream just may be what you are looking for!

I definitely enjoyed my introduction to DHC skincare, and I’ve come away with a couple of products that will join my daily skincare routine.  Let me know if you have tried DHC, or which products you are interested in – I’d love to hear about it!

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  1. The DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is amazing! I’ve never bought the full size, but have plenty of sample packets to use up. It’s gotta be the best cleansing oil I’ve tried honestly!

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      Hi Katy – it is definitely amazing and I’m so glad I got to experience it! It makes removing makeup so much less of a chore, and I love the fact that I don’t have to rub with a cotton pad over my eye makeup to remove it. This is seriously a game changer for me!

  2. The cleansing oil is the BEST! I have used it for years and years – now I want to try the CoQ line…..thank you for doing this !
    You DHC virgins out there – give it a go – you will not be sorry!
    Carol

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      Hi Carol! I would never have thought this was something my oily skin could handle but I was wrong and I’m so glad I tried it! It makes taking off my makeup at night so much less of a chore and removes every last bit so that when I go in with my usual cleanser there really isn’t much left over! Let me know what you think when you try the CoQ line – I’m loving that eye cream for sure! 🙂 Hope you are having a great week – xox Angie

  3. Interesting. I’ve never used anything from the line. I like the idea of using an olive oil based remover, especially in the Winter months. My fear though is breakouts. Any thoughts (from anyone) about how this works over time on break-out prone skin?

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      I was definitely concerned about it as well since I have very oily skin and I still get breakouts like a teenager, LOL! So far I’ve been using it every time I remove my makeup for the past 3 weeks and I haven’t experienced any extra breakouts but I’ll definitely keep you posted. I have used just plain olive oil before and didn’t like it because it left my face feeling greasy, but with the extra ingredients in this one it definitely rinses away clean. I believe although this product states it is a “cleansing oil” it also says it is a makeup remover so I only use it that way and follow up with my normal skin cleansing routine. I will definitely keep you up to date if I notice anything! 🙂

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