Thursday, August 12, 2010

DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil

This DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil caught my eyes with its cute and princess-y pink packaging. Even the box itself was pretty, being pearlized pink and feels rather thick and substantial.

The cleansing oil itself is very similar to FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil in texture, feeling more like a translucent emulsion than a cleansing oil. Where as other cleansing oil requires a dry face to begin with, according to DHC you can start with either wet or dry face with this Mild Touch Cleansing Oil, so I found this oil a bit more flexible than others I've used. Also, it rinses clean and does not leave behind any films.

So why am I luke warm about this Mild Touch Cleansing Oil? Because it has a very strong lavender fragrance. I thought it was my imagination, but nope, it does have lavender oil in it indeed. This leads me to wonder why they would label this cleansing oil "mild" in the first place. When you think of a "mild" product, you would think it is geared towards sensitive skin and would be completely unscented to avoid irritation. But lavender oil? Sure, the scent has soothing and calming effect, but the oil is definitely not for everyone and can irritate sensitive skin. I don't have sensitive skin and my skin didn't react negatively with this cleansing oil, but even so I did find the scent a bit too much to take. Quite contradictory for a "mild" product, don't you think?

DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil:
cetyl ethylhexanoate, ethylhexyl palmitate, polyglyceryl-10 dioleate, water/aqua/eau, isononyl isononanoate, polyglyceryl-2 sesquicaprylate, glyceryl behenate/eicosadioate, dextrin palmitate/ethylhexanoate, phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, phenoxyethanol, sodium dilauramidoglutamide lysine, moringa pterygosperma seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, tocopherol, dequalinium chloride, epigallocatechin gallate, linalool.
***List of ingredients from DHC North America.

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