Beauty Globetrotting with DHC Skincare

I was lucky enough to be invited to an intimate event with DHC Skincare, the #1 beauty brand in Japan inspired by award-winning olive oil from the Nunez de Prado groves in Baena, Spain. I was also really lucky enough to sample a few of their great products including their Velvet Skin Coat (which I love), their Liquid Eyeliner EX, and their Deep Cleansing Oil and get a preview of their 2013 Skincare lineup – Pore Cleansing Oil, Pore Face Wash, Designing Pencil Eyeliner, Designing Pencil Eyebrow, and Kakonjuka Essence. But let’s begin with the products I’ve tried.
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I absolutely love the Velvet Skin Coat. As someone who has oily skin and large pores, I experience “shine” within 1/2 hours of washing my face (I should own stock in Boscia – that’s how often I used their blotting sheets). I’m crazy about this mattifying makeup primer. Yes, it is a makeup primer and has a non-greasy, powdery gel texture which can also be used over your makeup as well (something I love for shine touch ups, especially on humid days). And the best part, a little goes a long way. This is one product, I would definitely purchase.

Regarding the Deep Cleansing Oil, I just started using it, mainly because as someone with oily skin and large pores, I’ve been told to stay away from any oil based products so I was a bit scared but so far no complaints (I really need more time to determine). My skin does feel softer after my three days of use, I’ve experienced no breakouts, it didn’t clog my pores, I can use it with my Clarisonic (I apply with my fingers and then use the Clarisonic) and while at a makeup event, the artist told me my skin was very soft – I’d say that’s a plus. The Liquid Eyeliner EX is an instant love. It’s precision is amazing and you can make it as subtle or bold as you want even if you’re not a makeup pro. Now on to what to expect from DHC Skincare for 2013

Pore Cleansing Oil and Pore Face Wash (launching January 1, 2013)

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The Pore Cleansing Oil minimizes pores while gently and effectively removing makeup. It contains nine nutrient-packed botanical oils and an Amino acid to help unclog and minimize the appearance of pores. The foaming Pore Face Wash cleanses and exfoliates skin while helping to minimize the appearance of pores, refining skin’s texture with baking soda and fruit juice AHAs for a smoother finish.

Kakonjuka Essence (launching March 1, 2013)

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The Kakonjuka Essence (smaller bottle) is an emollient serum which contains six Japanese and Korean botanicals (Maitake mushroom, Platycara strobilacea, Licorice leaf, Great burnet, Purslane and Reishi mushroom) that helps fights fine lines and wrinkles. It works in synergy with DHC’s Kakonjuka Lotion and Cream to soothe, hydrate and promote collagen and elasticity.

Designing Pencil Eyeliner and Designing Pencil Eyebrow (launching February 1, 2013)

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The Designing Pencil Eyeliner (pictured above in Teal and Noir) contains olive oil and squalane to nourish your skin and provides a smooth, highly pigmented application. The Designing Pencil Eyebrow (not pictured) also contains olive oil and squalane to nourish your skin and will be available in Black, Black Brown, Brown, Soft Brown and Gray.

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