February 14, 2015

Review: DHC Pore Cleansing Oil

DHC Pore Cleansing Oil - photo credit: intrice.blogspot.com

I have used the original yellow bottle of DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, which contains olive oil, in the past but I realized that one wasn't working well with my oily skin type. It ended up making my skin produce even more oil, shine, and acne breakouts. 

I really liked DHC and was doing research to see what products just came out for oily skin types from them and stumbled onto this. This is a popular skin care brand in Japan and they also sell their products now in the U.S both in-store (in some states) and widely available online.

Definitely choose the DHC Pore Cleansing Oil over the original DHC Deep Cleansing Oil if you have oily skin. Here are the reasons why.

Target Skin Type: Oily Skin, Large Pores

DHC Pore Cleansing Oil - photo credit: intrice.blogspot.com
DHC Pore Cleansing Oil - Ingredients List

I do have large pores on my cheeks and after using this cleansing oil to remove the makeup, my skin has drastically improved. It feels soft, supple right after rinsing and I have seen a huge decrease in how oily my face feels throughout the day.

I have not had any adverse skin reactions from using this. I know many women who share my skin type are afraid to use cleansing oils because of fear of it increasing oil production leading to shine and acne. The DHC Pore Cleansing Oil doesn't irritate the skin at all. 

My pores have shrunk in size after using this a few times and it clears out most of the blackheads I had before on my nose. I see myself getting less and less of them since I started using this cleansing oil as part of my skincare regime.

So far this has been the only cleansing oil I tried out of dozens that can penetrate deep into my pores to remove the dirt. I like that all products from the DHC Pore Cleansing line have a light citrus grapefruit scent and pumps out clear.

How to use this cleansing oil is to massage it on your skin when dry. The cleansing oil with turn into a cleanser when it comes in contact with water  By massaging the cleansing oil into the skin it will loosen up dirt in pores and pull them out and away when rinsing. After the facial massage, rinse off with warm water. 

Even though a cleansing oil counts as a facial cleanser, I still follow up with my regular facial cleanser as an extra measure to remove all traces of leftover makeup. I picked this up during Dermstore's 20% off sale on DHC products and got it for $24.80. They do 2-day shipping for free on every order too.

DHC Pore Cleansing Oil (Made in Japan)
Retails: $31.00 (dermstore.com, DHCcare.com

List of authorized sellers in-store within the USA (sadly most are in California or New York): https://www.dhccare.com/about-dhc/Authorized-Sellers

Have you tried DHC skincare products before? 
What is your current facial cleansing oil?

x Carol


  1. Your timing on this is perfect. I need to find this while I'm in Japan!

    1. Hope you are able to find it while you are there! :D

  2. I have large pores around my cheeks/nose - I think this would be an amazing product to try! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. Ooh I wonder if this is available in the UK as I have large pores and oily skin so it sounds perfect!

    Laura from whatlauralovesuk.com xxx

  4. Wow, this sounds super interesting. I'm always looking for something to make my pores look smaller & to keep oil at bay. Thanks for the great review!


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