I have never used oil to cleanse my face before, mainly because... it's oil! I imagined my face to be really greasy and gross after using this, mainly because I have an oily T Zone. But I have had this lying around my beauty beauty cabinet for a while now, so I gave it a go over the course of two weeks.
The Chemistry: olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbeth-30 tetraoleate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, tocopherol, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil.
What the bottle says: "Water-soluble Deep Cleansing Oil contains a rich blend of skin-loving vitamin E and hydrating olive oil. It helps unclog pores by clearing impurities and makeup, leaving your face a grime-free zone. Rinses away to help leave skin fresh and clean."
What is it meant to do? Dissolves makeup, dirt and impurities from the face, neck and decolletage.
How do you use it? Dispense the oil onto dry face and massage into the skin with dry hands. Then rinse thoroughly (I wiped it off with ridged cotton pads).
Did it work? Yes, but I didn't know how much of the oil to use the first time I used this: a squirt or a few glugs? I wish that was more clear because I didn't want a really oily, shiny face.
On a more positive note, I was surprised at how thorough it was (it does say 'deep cleanser' on the bottle after all).
My face was left smooth and glowing after seeing the makeup and impurities lifted from my skin. Trust me, you didn't not want to see the cotton pad after I wiped the oil off! But that's a good sign, I think!
Price? The 30ml (the one I have) is a decent £4.30. The 70ml is £11 and the big 200ml bottle is £21.50. You can purchase straight from the DHC website HERE.
Verdict? 5/5! This is the first product I have given full marks to in my entire life. It does what is says on the bottle and that's the most important thing.
I really do recommend trying this, even if parts of your face is oily. It is a really interesting cleanser and I love using it.