Review – DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil & DHC Pore Essence


Just a while ago, I was delighted to receive a hand delivery from Watsons Singapore and it contains a couple of beauty products that I’m actually quite curious to try out.

Here’s a peek of what I have received – DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil, DHC Pore Essence, SuperDrug Swiss Apple Overnight Skin Renewal Serum, Watsons Bamboo Vinegar & Milk Exfoliating Foot Mask, Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner. These products are exclusively available at selected Watsons stores in Singapore. (read below for store locators)

So let me start with the ones that interest me most, the newly launched DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil and DHC Pore Essence.


DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil – S$37.50 / 150ml

Due to the popular demand of the bestselling botanical DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, DHC has specially created a milder version DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil that helps to effectively remove dirt and impurities while maintaining skin’s moisture levels.

It is formulated with natural Lavender Essential Oil, Plural Amino Acid and Moringa Seed.

It is believed that skin problems such as clogged pores and skin irritation can occur if makeup and impurities are not properly removed, which I fully agree with it! DHC Deep Cleansing Oil solves this problem without stripping off your natural moisture.

This new mild cleansing oil actually contains 2 types of cleansing contents – regular cleansing ingredients and gemini amphiphilic cleansing ingredients. While regular cleansing ingredients contain water and oil dissolvable contents, gemini cleansing ingredients are oil in water emulsions. This helps the latter fulfill both “powerful cleansing” and moisture effect” simultaneously by enabling both oil and water contents to merge together.

In addition, this revolutionary formula disperses oil into ultra fine emulsion, causing makeup and impurities to rise to the surface while preventing re-absorption.

Hence, it is claimed that even the thickest makeup can be removed easily. I decided to do a test to see if the claim is true. Yes, this mild cleansing oil actually removes the permanent makeup effortlessly.

I actually like the light fluid texture which is less greasy than other cleansing oils that I’ve used so far. Its gentle formula is extremely suitable for my sensitive skin. After cleansing, my skin doesn’t feel tight nor dry at all. After use, my skin actually feels soft and smooth. This mild cleansing oil effectively remove my makeup, dirt and impurities without stripping off my natural moisture. Due to its water and oil contents, I do not have to put in much effort of rubbing away the makeup when using this cleansing oil. No more pulling on my delicate skin at all!

It also can be used with wet hands too. DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil is coloring, surfactant, mineral oil, paraben and alcohol-FREE.

DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil has now became my new fav makeup cleanser. ;-)



DHC Pore Essence – S$58.50 / 20g

If you are troubled with unsightly enlarged pores, DHC Pore Essence may be right for you. Visible pores are often due to skin being clogged up by dirt and impurities or caused by excess sebum secretion. The pores problem can also be worsened by makeup products due to ineffective cleansing too.

DHC Pore Essence is claimed to be the first to adopt a new carrier technology which focuses on skin physiology. This means that “delivery microcapsules” containing functional components are individually encapsulated and released to effectively penetrate the skin. This technology also enables these ultra-nano particles to detect skin disorders and conditions by releasing functional components at the necessary areas, thereby reducing visible pore effects.

Each microcapsule in the essence is formulated with 3 key ingredients (Artichoke, Oxyreseveratrol and Vitamin C derivative) that provide a triple approach of delivery microcapsules to firm, retain water and provide skin clarity.

Before running through the ingredient list, the first thing I notice is the soft citrus aroma mix fragrance when I first use the essence. The lemon scent stand out instantly. And I’m right, this essence actually contains Lemon Peel Extract which thankfully doesn’t cause any irritation on my sensitive skin.

DHC Pore Essence does not contain alcohol although you may find a couple of ‘alcohol’ ingredients on the list. No worry, they are mostly used as an emollient or a thickening agent.

This lightweight texture absorbs easily into the skin and my skin actually feels a mild tinge of tightness when it is dried.

The applied area appears matt and thanks to the sebum absorption smooth powder to help maintain skin balance and clarity. It is definitely great for those with oily combination skin.

As I do not have obvious enlarged pores, hence the difference is not very significant. After application, the pores appear smaller and refined.

DHC Pore Essence is coloring, paraben and alcohol-FREE.




DHC flagship stores retailing the full range of DHC products can be found at Watsons Bugis Junction, Compass Point, ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City and Raffles City.

DHC products can also be found at the key island stores at Watsons Choa Chu Kang Lot 1, NTUC Hougang Mall, IMM, Jurong Point, Parkway Parade, Tampines 1, Tampines Mall, Vivocity and East Point.


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