Monday, January 07, 2013

DHC skin care

DHC. Perhaps you receive its print catalog, the one with the sample packets glued inside.

Did you know:

  • DHC sells fine foods in addition to skin, body, and hair care products and makeup? 
  • DHC stands for “Daigaku Honyaku Center”? 
  • DHC skin care products are a fixture in Japanese drugstores? 
  • DHC sells a wider range of products, including food, clothing, and lingerie, in Japan? (visit its Japanese site, - the auto-translations from Japanese to English are really quite hilarious)

I was curious enough to open the sample packet of DHC Deep Cleansing Oil to give it a try. DHC Deep Cleansing is the brand's "iconic" product.  It is formulated with olive oil (first in the ingredient list), and has a slight herbal fragrance, thanks to the presence of rosemary oil. What pleased me was that the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil removed all makeup, including eye makeup. No need for a separate eye makeup remover!
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
Whereas DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is the first step in DHC's skin care routine, the second step is the clear DHC Olive Soap to wash your face. It creates a lot of lather, rinses clean, and leaves the face feeling soft.
DHC Olive Soap
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and DHC Olive Soap are part of my nighttime skin care routine. Sometimes I follow up with moisturizer and/or serum, sometimes I don’t. Less is sometimes more, I think.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil comes in TSA-friendly 1 fl. oz. ($5.50) and 2.3 fl. oz. ($14.00) bottles and a larger 6.7 fl. oz. ($28.00) bottle. DHC Olive Soap comes in a 0.35 oz. mini-bar ($3.00) or 3.1 oz. bar ($22.00). DHC skin care may be purchased through my complaint is that there is a high threshold ($85.00) for free shipping.

Disclosure: DHC furnished samples of its Deep Cleansing Oil and Olive Soap. Opinions are my own.

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