Holy grail oil cleanser?

DHC oil cleanser

Hello everyone! I am finally back with a new review on the blog today, after spending the last months traveling all around Europe.

THE crucial step that must not be skipped in my skincare routine even during my busy travel schedule is makeup removal. I have tried many types of makeup removers over the past few years and I realized that my favorite way to remove makeup was using oils. I like how fast and easy oils allow me to take-off my makeup as it breaks down makeup particules while I am massaging the product onto my face. Also, I appreciate how gentle it is as it does not require the use of cotton pads which is good for our planet as well.

Today I want to talk about DHC Deep Cleansing Oil which I enjoyed using for the last 6 months. After discovering The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Makeup Remover Oil and the power of oil, I was looking for a similar product to compare it with.

The main difference between the two products is probably the consistency of the oil as the DHC Cleansing Oil has a slightly thicker consistency than The Body Shop Cleansing Oil. Since it is less runny than the later, I feel like I had more control while applying the product on my face. I would usually start my night time routine by massaging my makeup face with a sufficient amount of DHC Cleansing Oil before adding a splash of water in the palms of my hands to emulsify the two liquids into a creamy texture that I end up rinsing off. I have noticed that my face feels moist and plump rather than dry and flaky when using traditional makeup removers. In terms of packaging, the product comes in a 70 ml pump bottle which is super travel-friendly.

The only downside I can find for this product is that the oil tends to leave a light film over the eyes after the first rinse which leads to a few seconds of blurry eyesight so I would recommend to rinse the eye area thoroughly. If you have never tried oil cleansers before, I highly recommend you guys trying this method of cleansing because it is life-changing!

I am trying out different other makeup cleansers recently which I will be talking about in a future review soon on the blog.


Morning skincare routine

I hate being late in the morning so it usually takes me about 5 to 10 minutes to make myself look put together. I find that fixing a quick “strict minimum” routine helps a lot whether you are indecisive in front of your collection or always rushing – like me.

First of all, I always start off splashing my face with cold water which is a great tip to wake up, then I follow up with a micellar water to take off the possible remaining traces of makeup from the day before. I use SVR Purifying Cleansing Water, not my favorite but I still find it really effective.

morning routine

With my sensitive skin that has the tendency of turning red in some places, I need to be extra careful with certain ingredients in my skincare. I will spare you the details about the number of face products that did not work on me for now; I completely adopted two products that have changed my skin condition. The solution to my issues was found at Bioderma. I apply the Hydrabio Smoothing Moisturizing Care all over my face and the Contour des yeux Eye cream from their Créaline line underneath my eyes. These products are not only adapted for sensitive skin and hydrating enough for the entire day but also great bases for makeup application as well.

Sometimes when I feel like it, I put on a layer of sunscreen – I personally use Bioderma Photoderm MAX SPF 50+ Aquafluid. Well, I adore this product which is probably my all-time favorite sunscreen ever. The texture is light on the skin, the application is smooth and even, does not leave your face all white and is water resistant!

Do not forget your lips! Mine are usually chapped and dry but less these days anymore thanks to Payot Hydra 24+ Lèvres lip balm. Not a huge difference but it works.