Review: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

IMG_20151104_115631041During my whole eczema journey, using micellar water for makeup removal was great but I wanted something more deep cleansing and moisturizing to remove makeup. Then after doing some research on the deep ends of the interwebs (Not really, Google is a saviour), I found that DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil was a popular makeup remover in Asia and becoming increasingly popular in North America. The fact that it’s also fragrance-free made me want to buy it even more.



  • Easily removes foundation and eye makeup
  • Emulsifies with water and rinses off
  • Doesn’t dry out my skin
  • Thin and runny texture
  • Olive oil based rather than mineral oil
  • Fragrance-free

Unlike cleansing water, DHC cleansing oil easily removed my eye makeup and foundation without having to rub much. It also didn’t dry out my skin as much as the cleansing water, which made my skin and me happy. What I especially like about this cleansing oil is that I don’t have to use a cloth to scrub my face afterwards. After dabbing my face with water, the oil emulsifies into a milky texture which further helps to remove makeup. Then after splashing water onto the face, all the makeup and oil rinse off.


How to use (with images):

  1. Apply liberal amount to face and massage base makeup off. It’s easier to do this with two fingers rather than all five as it prevents dragging.
  2. After you’re done with that, gently massage off your eye makeup.
  3. Dab a bit of water onto your face and massage again.
  4. Rinse off.


Used Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner

Dampened with water to emulsify. Scrubbed and liner came off.
Clean. Sorry about the lighting discrepancies.


Ingredients (on labelling of box):

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate


Ingredients (found online):

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil


Packaging and Price:

200mL of product for $33-40 CAD in a travel friendly pump bottle. Since the bottle comes with a security cap, oil won’t leak out in your luggage. I bought this at Pacific Mall in Markham for $33 at Beauty Star. Prices can go up to $40 depending on the retailer. For online shopping, it is easily accessible on Amazon.


Overall: 4.5/5

Other than the fact that this cleansing oil is a bit pricey in Canada, it works great for me. It hasn’t broken me out nor caused dry patches. However, I have read reviews of others experiencing this. If you have skin sensitivities, it’s best for you to do your own research to see what would work best for your skin type. 🙂

So what’s your best method for makeup removal?

Thanks for reading,



6 thoughts on “Review: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

  1. I lovvvvve cleansing oils so much. I consider it a game changer in makeup removal. I’ve seen this cleansing oil time and time again, so it was interesting to read your thoughts about it ^^ And wow, can’t believe there’s so little to the ingredients list!

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    1. Thanks so much for reading! I can’t agree more that cleansing oils are awesome, especially this one! And now that you mention the ingredients list, I’m finding it strange that there would be so few ingredients considering that it emulsifies. So I found this list online:
      Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil

      I don’t know which one is accurate so I’ll add this one to the blog too. Thanks for mentioning it!

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  2. The only makeup removers I’ve used so far are face wipes and this bilayer remover by Elizabeth Arden which came with the holiday pack. Definitely need to try these cleansing oils!

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