The longer I live in Japan, the stronger I feel gravitated towards Japanese skincare. Japanese skincare is famous for its superior quality and one Japanese brand that I can vouch for is DHC. DHC is the total Japanese Beauty Expert – their headquarters, research & development labs, packaging, and all their formulas are made in Japan. They use the efficiency of natural ingredients on the skin in their products – while maintaining high standards. Besides cosmetics, they also offer a wide range of supplements and health foods. DHC’s selling point is its star ingredient – 100% organic olive oil called Flor de Aceite, sourced from Spain which is rich in antioxidants. The oil is derived from hand-picked olives, before the first cold press, and is then filtered to obtain the final oil. The resulting product is unbeatable by any other beauty brand and exclusive to DHC. It is paraben-free, organic, and rich in nutrients. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is their flagship product, and I have been using it for removing my makeup for more than 8 years now! And that is why, when DHC asked me to collaborate with them, nobody could be more excited than me! They gave me a couple of products to take with me on my recent trip to Sri Lanka. And I was the happiest girl ever! I have been using these five cult DHC products for quite some time now and have been loving the results so far. And what better than me sharing my positive experience with you today. After all, that is what friends do, right? Vivalahighstreet Vivalahighstreet Vivalahighstreet 1. DHC Lip Cream DHC Lip Cream is one of the most popular souvenirs from Japan. This conditioning lip balm provides long-lasting moisture with a blend of skin-softening botanicals and fights vertical lines with Vitamin E, while olive oil nourishes, hydrates and neutralizes free radicals. And lastly, aloe barbadensis leaf juice that strengthens and conditions. This lip cream softens and moisturizes my lips in the dry and cold weather. It contains oils and fats that are similar to human sebum, so it spreads easily and naturally without stickiness, keeping my lips moist and glossy all day. It comes in a sleek plastic packaging, very compact for traveling. A light swipe is all you need, so the cream will last you longer than you’d think. It is tasteless and odorless and can be used by men or women. It is a holy grail product and I am saying that after trying hundreds of lip creams available in the market. Price: ¥700 for 1.5 gm Buy it here. Vivalahighstreet 2. DHC Olive Virgin Oil DHC Olive Virgin Oil is the most popular product in DHC’s line of olive oil-based beauty products. This product is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020! This fully natural, organic oil called Flore de Aceite is extracted from carefully selected 100% organic Spanish olives before the first cold press, and is then filtered to obtain the final oil. Olive oil contains a high percentage of oleic acid, is anti-inflammatory and helps to soothe skin. Oleic acid found in olives is similar to the one found in skin’ natural oil, which makes it a perfect moisturizer as it absorbs quickly by its hydrophilic function and hydrates without irritating skin or stickiness. It is ultra-purified in Japan to give it a delicate, lightweight texture which is virtually colorless and scent-free. Olive oil also helps fight damage caused by free radicals. It is great for any skin type and I use it in tons of ways; on my face, around my eyes, on the cuticles, on flyaway hair, and dry ends. It is light enough to use during the day. It spreads easily, so a single bottle will be enough for quite some time. And above all, it doesn’t have any added fragrance, colorants or parabens. Price: ¥3,620 for 30 ml Buy it here. Vivalahighstreet 3. DHC Olive Virgin Oil Essential Cream DHC Olive Virgin Oil Essential Cream is a luxurious moisturizer that nourishes with natural antioxidant botanical ingredients to provide protection and promotes the appearance of skin elasticity. It imparts a smooth, supple and firm complexion. The ingredient list is recommendable with DHC’s signature 100% organic olive, known as Flor de Aceite or flower of the oil. This oil is purified in DHC labs in Japan and is rich in antioxidants, and it helps maintain the skin’s moisture barrier and fight free radical damage without stickiness. It also has squalane which is a natural emollient and antioxidant-rich protectant. Beeswax gently helps protect and soothe skin while locking in moisture. The final ingredient is hydrogenated rice bran which is a vitamin-rich ingredient extracted from the inner husk and germ of the rice kernel. In Japanese skincare, rice bran is often used to moisturize and brighten the complexion. With all these super ingredients, it is quite clear why this cream is godsend for hydration – it has made my skin softer and radiant than before. It absorbs instantly without leaving the skin greasy. It is ideal for all skin types, including the most sensitive as it is free of fragrance, colorants or parabens. Price: ¥3,200 for 50 gm. Currently on discount at ¥2,800 Buy it here. Vivalahighstreet 4. DHC Olive Virgin Oil Crystal Skin Essence DHC Olive Virgin Oil Crystal Skin Essence is a weightless, sparkling serum with a fast-absorbing formula. Similar to other DHC products mentioned above, it features DHC’s signature 100% organic olive oil. Olive oil helps maintain the skin’s moisture barrier and prevents free radical damage without clogging pores. It contains tocopherol, a derivative vitamin E that provides antioxidant protection. Citric acid which is an alpha hydroxy acid promotes skin renewal and tocotrienols revitalizes the skin and supports natural levels of hyaluronic acid, preventing visible signs of aging. This sparkling serum with finely-studded oil has a fresh texture that is comfortable on my skin. I use this serum as a pre-moisturizing booster to nourish my skin. I feel it has softened my skin and my skin feels more moisturized than before as this product supports water retentivity. An application of 2-3 pumps provides an ample dose of hydration in a single step. It is perfect for all skin types and is free of fragrances, colorants and parabens. Price: ¥3,000 for 50 ml. Currently on discount at ¥2,640 Buy it here. Vivalahighstreet 5. DHC Super Collagen Mist DHC Super Collagen Mist is an ultra-fine mist that infuses skin with collagen-derived peptides to keep it refreshed and hydrated. It amplifies the skin’s hydration and suppleness through the delivery and absorption of collagen and humectants. It is powered by Dipeptide-8, a patented, collagen-derived ingredient developed by DHC; easily absorbed by the skin for superior hydration. It also contains trehalose which is a moisture-binding sugar molecule that helps desert plants survive long periods without water and similarly protects skin against moisture loss. Another star ingredient is glycerin, a humectant known for its skin replenishment and defense properties. This mist gets absorbed instantly and can be used in several ways. I use it as a toning mist, a setting spray or to give a more refreshed look to my skin throughout the day. It is full of intense hydration and fights against dryness and dehydration. It also protects the skin from moisture-depleting free radicals like the sun, air conditioning, and dry climates like in Sri Lanka. Plus, it is free of fragrance, colorants, or parabens. Price: ¥1,600 for 50 ml Buy it here. Vivalahighstreet How many of these DHC products have you tried?