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Lipstick hoarder


#Lipstick hoarder

Lipstick stash

Lipstick stash


Do the double cleanse with DHC

Japan’s DHC might have been among the first to bring cleansing oils to the US market. How many of you have been introduced to DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil through sample packets glued into its catalogues? I got hooked when I used a DCO sample and saw what a great job it did on dissolving eye makeup.

It’s funny that DHC has been slow to get on the bandwagon for double cleansing, even though it’s offered double cleansing for years. DHC usually pairs the DCO with one of its clear soaps, but I don’t care how mild a soap is, it still leaves a film. That’s why I prefer DHC Face Wash Powder.

DHC Face Wash Powder

DHC Face Wash Powder (image from dermstore.com)

I first apply the DCO to my face and then rinse my face with water. I then shake a little Face Wash Powder into my hand, build lather, apply the lather to my face, and then rinse my face with water. I haven’t let go of the idea that lather means that the product is working. If there are any mascara stains left, I’ll then saturate a cotton pad with dual-phase eye makeup remover (I use CVS’s knockoff of Neutrogena’s dual phase eye makeup remover) or micellar water (I currently use Vichy) and remove the stains.

Tatcha’s washing powder is grittier than DHC Face Wash Powder, takes more time to dissolve, and produces little lather. I also have a washing powder from Yojiya, a brand from Japan, but I’ve had it for so many years that it might have lost its efficacy.

My complaint about purchasing DCO and the Face Wash Powder from DHC’s website is that the threshold for free shipping is very high – 85 US dollars. I’m grateful to Marcia at Beauty Info Zone (see also 6 #beauty sites to follow), who told me about dermstore.com, which offers free shipping, no minimum. Dermstore.com also includes free samples with orders: when I purchased the Face Wash Powder, dermstore.com threw in a TSA-friendly mini-bottle of DHC Cleansing Oil (no packets here!). If you join Ebates, you can get 4% cash back on your purchase from dermstore.com.

While I purchased DHC Face Wash Powder, I have received several bottles of DHC Cleansing Oil from DHC in-house PR.

DHC Face Wash Powder ingredients:

zea mays (corn) starch, maltitol, potassium myristate, sodium cocoyl glycinate, sodium cocoyl isethionate, sorbitol, protease, dipotassium glycrrhizate, glycyl glycine, silica, water/aqua/eau, alcohol, honey/mel/miel, sodium hyaluronate, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract

DHC Premium Lipstick GE delivers color and emollient benefits

DHC. Quick – what do you think of? Its mail order catalog? Its Deep Cleansing Oil?

DHC is rolling out a new collection of color cosmetics this month. Take a look! The new collection includes 6 shades of Premium Lipstick GE, 4 shades of Face Color Palette EX blush, BB Mineral Powder, and Q10 Moisture Care Face Powder.

I’ve swatched the lipsticks on my arm (thanks to Mr. Style Page for the staging and post-processing).

DHC Premium Lipstick GE swatches

DHC Premium Lipstick GE swatches

From L to R:

  • Rich Raspberry (RS107)
  • First Blush (RS105)
  • Bold Persimmon (OR112)
  • Rose Gold (BE111)
  • Velvety Red (RD109)
  • Petal Pink (PK102)

There are no wash-out nudes or vampish dark shades among them: just simply complexion-flattering shades  There’s a slight but appealing sheen to the lipstick, which is apparent when applied to the lips.  DHC Premium Lipstick GE keeps your lips soft and supple with emollient ingredients such as macadamia, olive, and rice bran oils. If that doesn’t prove the power of makeup, I don’t know what does.

DHC Premium Lipstick GE costs $19 per tube and may be purchased via catalog or DHCcare.com.

Disclaimer: DHC Premium Lipstick GE and other cosmetics in DHC’s new collection were provided by PR.

Wei To Go Real Clean Gelled Oil Cleanser

I’m a convert to facial cleansing oils after using DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil. The idea of a gelled oil cleanser sounded intriguing to me.

Wei to Go Real Clean Gelled Oil Cleanser

Wei to Go Real Clean Gelled Oil Cleanser

I forsook my DHC skin care routine when I traveled to India and instead took Wei To Go Real Clean Gelled Oil Cleanser with me. The beauty of this product is that it removes makeup completely, even eye makeup. Also, the product is very portable and convenient: it comes in TSA-friendly 10 ml tubes and takes up next to no space in your toiletry kit. Plus, there is no liquid mess.

To, apply a pea-sized amount of cleanser to your fingertips and smooth onto the face; then, rinse with water.

Wei To Go Beauty is a skin care line from Wei Brian, whom you might know through her appearances on HSN. Given how Wei extols her traditional Chinese plant knowledge, it might be disappointing to find so little natural plant extract in Wei To Go Real Clean Gelled Oil Cleanser: orange and pomegranate extracts are low on the ingredient list.

Wei To Go Real Clean Gelled Oil Cleanser comes in a package of 3 10 ml tubes for $26.00 or a kit that contains a single tube and CC Cream for $19.00.  You may buy the products through www.weitogobeauty.com or www.beauty.com.

Disclosure: The PR rep for Wei to Go Beauty provided me the 3-tube set of REAL CLEAN Gelled Oil Cleanser for review. Opinions are my own.

DHC Kakonjuka skin care collection debuts March 1

I got hooked on DHC after I opened the sample of its Deep Cleansing Oil in its catalogue and tried it. I really liked not needing to use a separate eye makeup remover. I put a little Deep Cleansing Oil on a cotton pad or even better, DHC’s Silky Cotton (a favorite of Marcia at beautyinfozone.com), and swipe it gently over my eye lashes to condition them and remove stubborn makeup.

DHC has a number of new introductions this year:

  • Pore Cleansing Oil and Pore Face Wash: read Sheila’s review at Painted Ladies
  • BB Cream: what took DHC so long? 🙂
  • Body butter to complement its Olive-Corn Body Scrub & Polish
DHC Kakonjuka skin care collection

DHC Kakonjuka skin care collection

DHC’S Kakonjuka skin care collection debuts March 1. It consists of a lotion, an “essence” (actually a lightweight moisturizer), and a thicker cream. DHC has designed these products to be used in sequence after cleansing and washing; however, it’s up to you to decide whether the essence is enough moisturizer for you. They contain a special blend of six Japanese and Korean botanicals:

  • Maitake mushroom
  • Reishi mushroom
  • Platycara strobilacea
  • Licorice leaf
  • Great burnet
  • Purslane

When you open the products, you might be surprised by the brownish color of the lotion and the grayish color of both the essence and the cream. You might even find it off-putting. The color is due to the botanicals; DHC does not add colorants to its products.

I used the Kakonjuka skin care routine at nighttime for a week. I woke up with my skin feeling soft and ready for makeup.

DHC sent me samples of the Kakonjuka skin care collection to try. Opinions are my own. All package labeling was in Japanese; however, when the collection debuts March 1, it will have English labeling.

For more information about the DHC Kakonjuka skin care collection, view the press releases for the lotion, essence, and cream.  Each product costs  USD $32.00 and will be available on the DHC website.