Cleans, and rinses completely; no dryness or greasiness
I was skeptical about cleaning my face with oil since I have oily skin. I was hooked on Deep Cleansing Oil three years ago when I tried it. It's the BEST makeup remover/cleanser. The water-soluble formula will take off everything -- dirt and grime, oil, makeup, even stubborn waterproof mascara. You are left with nothing except clean soft skin, no dryness or greasiness. It has skin-loving olive oil and vitamin E. Surprisingly, it doesn't clog pores and cause breakouts. It's $24 for 6.7 oz, it lasts a long time. Usually 1 pump is enough for me.
How to use: You add 1 or 2 pumps, massage the oil onto dry skin to dissolve the makeup. Rinse with lukewarm water (don't add water to this product until ready to rinse off).
Note to anyone using mineral makeup and is experiencing breakouts. The foundation melt into your skin, makes them long-wearing and natural looking, glowy; downside is the minerals can sometimes stay on the skin after you have attempted to remove them. DHC Cleansing Oil can remedy that.
Reg: August 2001 Location: Lexington, MA Posts: 2587
Date: July 22, 2008
Price you paid?: $24.00
Here are the qualities that make a perfect cleanser:
(1) it does not abrade the skin in any way, leaving it feeling stripped—using a harsh cleanser is worse for your skin than skipping sunscreen
(2) and yet, it should be rinse cleanly, leaving no residue on the skin
(3) if possible, it should remove makeup completely
This product is the first cleanser I've tried that accomplishes all three flawlessly. It's gentle and nutritive enough for the driest, most sensitive skin, rinses off completely when it makes contact with water so it won't aggravate pores (though, I cautiously follow up with a normal cleanser), and even the most stubborn, waterproof eyeliner with ease. It may be the only product oily skin needs, because it softens and moisturizes while it cleanses. The scent is just the natural aromas of olive oil and rosemary (the preservative), and I find a little goes a long way.
One word of caution: massage it into DRY skin, it emulsifies on contact with water.