Review: DHC Pore Cleansing Oil

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I purchased this because I liked the performance of the Pore Wash offered by DHC. Now, while I really can’t speak to the pore-reducing properties of this oil, it does leave my face as clean as a whistle, really soft and clear. Which says a lot for my oily and sometimes hormonally blemish-ridden skin.

The package looks nice, nothing extravagant. The oil is a thick, slippery liquid that should be massaged with dry hands on a dry face in order to work. That little bit is key. Then you can rinse off with lots of water. If you have oilier skin like me, you should probably follow up with a regular face wash or soap to take off any residue.

Pros: Removes makeup, even mascara, really well. When used as directed, does not leave face greasy whatsoever. Smells like grapefruit. Like other DHC products, one doesn’t need to use much, so it’s cost effective (mostly). Contains high quality oils such as olive, argan, avocado, coconut and some others that sound nice. No mineral oil, hooray.

Cons: Probably not awesome for people with really bad acne. And for the past week that I’ve used it, I can’t say I’ve seen a visible change in pore size. Maybe it needs more time?

Conclusion: If you’re into facial cleansing oils, this is superb/worth the £. Or if you’re tripped out by the idea of rubbing oil on your face (like me!) it’s still really gnarly.

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