Sharond here! When I was young (and dumb) I used to go straight to bed after a night out, leaving makeup and all the days dirt on my face. I shudder when I think about it now. I soon accepted the fact that my face could not handle such abuse and that I better do the whole remove makeup, wash, tone and moisturize before going to bed.
I started out trying drug store brands of makeup remover and felt they did not work any better than plain facial soap and water. Then I tried cold crèmes and found they worked much better, but me being me, I felt I was above using something my elderly aunts used. I continued my search off and on for years, however I did not find anything that I felt was worth the money the product cost and just used what ever I was using to wash my face, nothing geared to removing makeup.
A few years ago I got a catalog from DHC in the mail which included four samples, olive oil based makeup remover, pure soap, mild lotion toner and olive oil moisturizer. I used Meg’s advice from a column of hers about stretching samples so that I could give these samples more than one use. I was impressed at how well they worked and made my skin feel clean and hydrated. I finally placed an order and have been using their superstar, the Deep Cleansing Oil ever since.
The Deep Cleansing Oil comes in two sizes, a 6.7 ounce and 2.3 ounce, both in pump bottles. This product is used before cleansing to remove dirt, excess oil, makeup, waterproof mascara and other pore cloggers dissolve easily. It leaves your face totally clean and soft. This olive oil and vitamin E based formula rinses off easily and does not leave a greasy residue yet your skin feels hydrated and not dry. DHC labels this product for everyone, not just dry or oily skin.
DHC is the #1 direct mail skin care company in Japan with over 25 years creating products based on the natural benefits of olive oil without adding unnecessary coloring agents or fragrances. They have two land based stores in the United States, one in New York, New York and the other in Gardena, California. I have only used their mail order service ordering on line. The site is very easy to use, packages come well packed and arrive in about a week. You earn points by referring friends or relatives and on how much you order. Shipping is free depending on the amount of your order. If you sign up for the catalog to come in the mail, you will get two to four samples every month. You also receive samples of your choosing when placing an order.
Interestingly DHC also has a fine food section. I thought I would try several of their offerings and I can highly recommend the olive oil and the germinated brown rice.
Anyone other Ladies fans of the DHC line?