How I have searched high and low for a good cleanser. After doing a bit of research I knew that a cleanser should be gentle but effective and that it shouldn’t strip away the skins natural oils- I wanted a cleanser that cleanses the face the way it should and it takes away all your makeup off without being harsh or vigorous to your skin.
I made it my mission to find the perfect cleanser.
Lets rewind back to my teens. I didn’t really have problematic skin growing up but really wanted to find a cleanser that would take ALL my makeup off, especially the dreaded pencil eyeliner and mascara. Its really hard to take those off without scrubbing hard so you can avoid the panda eyes.
My problematic skin phase started after my teens, as soon as I turned 22 omg! I developed really dry skin along with really inflamed acne all over my forehead. olution and trying out all different types of cleansers. I made several visits to the doctors which they prescribed Diprobase or E45 and they didn’t mention exfoliating at all. I was advised by people at the makeup counters that I needed to exfoliate with what I know now is referred to as a physical exfoliant and yes I was also on the the St Ives apricot scFew years went by with no srub hype. I used to scrub as hard as I could, thinking it’s helping my face and taking away my spots (ouch!). Thank goodness I stopped, I can’t think of the reason why I stopped, probably due to laziness of being consistent with a skincare routine.
Fast forward 10 years, yes a WHOLE ten years! The acne had cleared up which I’m very thankful for, it took a while but eventually it went away. The dry skin on the other hand was still there and nothing seemed to get rid of it. Going through a number of different types of cleansers throughout my 10 year phase. I was back on the research, reading articles by skincare bloggers and watching so many vlogs on youtube. I’m not entirely sure who I came across, a Youtuber or an article that was talking about cleansers and on that list was, get ready for it.. an OIL CLEANSER!
First thing that popped in my head, how can an oil clean your face?! (those who haven’t discovered it yet or haven’t tried it, will probably think the exact same thing). Anyway I was sceptical at first but I wanted to see, how on earth will this work?! I watched and read still thinking how can a oil do this, it was claiming that it was a gentle cleansing method but yet takes all your makeup off, hmm!
What’s the logic behind the oil-cleansing method (OCM)– We have ‘bad oils’ that has accumulated on our face throughout the day, when you apply the facial oil ‘the good oil’ on the skin, these “good” oils bind with the “bad” existing oils on your face—which usually consist of excess sebum, makeup and other surface impurities—and get rinsed away. These good oils also balance out the skin’s oil production instead of stripping away beneficial oils with the bad. Oil cleansing gently dissolves makeup and dirt, all while adding needed moisture to the skin, improving overall skin tone and saturating pores.
I finally ordered a cleansing oil, the DHC deep cleansing oil. The day I used this oil cleanser, it was a life changing discovery (l’m not joking). I wanted something gentle, not harsh and effective enough that it removes all makeup including anything waterproof. The result was brilliant and it takes off EVERYTHING!!!
A detailed review on the DHC deep cleansing – click below.