Just Charlie G

DHC MascaraWhen the actress of the moment, Emma Watson, proclaims DHC Perfect Pro Double Protection Mascara is her favourite mascara to wear on set, then I’m all ears. If there’s a mascara that won’t smudge, won’t run when my eyes water and stays put all day, then I want to try it out.

DHC Perfect Pro Double Protection MascaraAs you might imagine from this Japanese brand, the packaging is simple, the product looks simple but performance is excellent. I absolutely love the brush, I can’t bear mascaras with big brushes, this one is perfect and allows me to grab every individual lash with ease.

DHC Perfect Pro Double Protection MascaraSo what’s so amazing about this mascara? In essence, it’s a tubing mascara, one coat wraps each lash in a water resistant tube. It does not clump, flake or smudge and nor does it run. You won’t need fancy make up removers, this removes with ease with just warm water. I’ve tried, it comes off easily. Cold water won’t remove it, just warm, so you don’t need to worry about the rain. And most amazingly for me it doesn’t transfer at all to my upper eyelids. I not only have hooded eyes, but in addition they are starting to sag with age. Eye liners and mascaras always seem to transfer on me, but this doesn’t move a single bit. Amazing.

The finish might not be for those who want huge amounts of drama, but I find the finish is perfect for me. Every single lash is coated, black, and elongated, no clumping. I can add length easily by applying one or two coats as normal and then a final coat just to the tips (if needed!). As I’ve previously mentioned my left eyelashes are shorter and straighter than those on my right eye but its very easy to make them look equal with this mascara. I’m absolutely delighted with it.

DHC Perfect Pro Double Protection MascaraIn my personal opinion I much prefer this to the mascara I featured in my last post, with that one, as time goes on I’m more and more disappointed with my purchase. This however, is absolutely brilliant and I would go as far as to say one of the best I’ve ever tried. It’s easy to apply, doesn’t transfer, is easy to remove and gives me separated, natural looking lashes.

You can purchase the DHC Perfect pro Double Protection Mascara here for £15.90.

*product received free of charge for review purposes

I’m not familiar with the Japanese brand DHC. I’m not sure how long the products have been available in the UK, but I suspect not terribly long, but DHC is in fact Japan’s number one direct skincare company.

I’ve never tried any of their products before, however I have heard quite a lot about their products over the last year or so, in particular their Deep Cleansing Oil which is one of their best selling products with one being sold every 10 seconds world wide.

The Face Wash Powder* (£9.50) is not new but I believe it has been reformulated. I can’t speak with any experiences of the reformulation as I haven’t tried it before, but I can tell you how I find it now!

DHC Face Wash Powder Review


In a flip top container, you pour out a small amount of powder, combine with a bit of water to make a lather then massage into your skin, getting your quantities can be a bit tricky, I found I was adding too little powder or too much water the first couple of times I used it, however, once you’ve got a feel for it its quick and easy. It was literally only the first two times I used it I struggled.

The powder itself is very fine, and once you add water, it’s not gritty at all.

DHC Face Wash Powder ReviewIt’s lightly exfoliating and cleanses deeply.  Protease enzyme helps to dissolve amino acid bonds and dissolve surface dead skin cells, liquorice soothes skin and honey softens and moisturises.

I absolutely love this stuff. I approached it open mindedly, but my skin suffers quite badly if products don’t suit it. This produces a beautifully soft lather, leaves my skin incredibly soft and doesn’t leave any residue on my skin (important as products that do tend to break me out) and nor does it dry my skin out (also important as my skin feels flaky, dry and eventually breaks out when products are too drying), it just leaves my skin feeling incredibly clean, soft and lovely.

Its really reasonably priced at £9.50 but you need very little to cleanse your whole face.

Available from www.dhcuk.co.uk

 *Product received free of charge for review purposes