Japanese skincare – new releases for eyes and face from DHC


First of all, can we take a moment to admire how DHC have upped their packaging game? If you know this Japanese skincare brand, then you’ve most likely heard of their bestselling Deep Cleansing Oil. Like a lot of their long standing range, its packaging is simple and understated.

But now DHC seem to have broken out all the pretties. Unicorn in the design department maybe? Round of applause for that.

Check out the pale pink ombre and gold detailing on the new eye serum above. Open it up and it gets all kinds of interesting with no less than three tiny rollerballs to apply the serum:


Japanese skincare by DHC


DHC Beauty Lift Eye Care Essence Roll-On is a massaging eye treatment containing oat kernel extract. Active ingredients include mevalonolactone, ceramide 3, and pentapeptide-18 to hydrate and lift.

The multi-rollerball applicator serves to apply the product very thinly – there’s only 6ml in the tube, so you don’t need much. Plus you get the cooling effect of metal on your skin which is great for puffy eyes and delicate skin.

It’s a light essence that disappears into the skin very quickly. I’ve been using this in the morning right before putting on make up and it gives a lovely cooling massage. Just what you need first thing!

The ombre and gold packaging also makes an appearance on DHC’s new gel moisturiser. How lovely is this pot of sunshine?



DHC Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-One Gel aims to tone, hydrate and brighten while fighting free radical damage. It features the antioxidant astaxanthin, a substance derived from green algae and considered 6000 times more powerful than vitamin C. It’s been called one of the most powerful antioxidants found in nature, although there is no clear independent proof on this.

The lightweight gel also contains collagen and elastin to firm and hyaluronic acid to help the skin stay moisturised. I couldn’t detect any added fragrance, so I suspect this could be a good one for sensitive skin.

Like the Eye Care Essence, it absorbs very quickly and works well under make up. It’s definitely a day time moisturiser, as you’d probably want something richer for night time. If you are out and about during the day or live somewhere that’s high in air pollutants, then this is a good choice to help your skin fight back.

Product details

If you’re quick you can catch both of these products on special offer at the DHC website.

Beauty Lift Eye Care Essence Roll-On is reduced from £24 to £20 until 30th November.

Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-One Gel is currently reduced to £34 – it will revert to the regular price of £40 after 30th November 2017.

While you’re there, check out the To Be Discontinued page, which has some cracking half price bargains including some lovely blushers

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What do you think of these? Have you tried DHC or any other Japanese skincare before? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you

  • Natasha Mairs

    Not heard of this brand before. But I love eye creams and the roller ball one looks really nice and refreshing

    • Worth checking out, they’re probably best known for their cleansing oil, but they do lots of other good stuff too. I like their tubing mascara a lot.

  • Linda Hobbis

    I’ve never tried Japanese skincare before but I keep hearing great things about both it, and Korean products. The eye care roller looks lovely – I could really do with that on school run mornings!

    • Yes it’s a lovely product, I think you would like it Linda

  • I really like the stuff I’ve tried from DHC previously and I love that kind of eye product. It always feels so cooling and soothing, I think I’ll get one.

    • Yes, it’s very cooling with the metal applicator. I had a Christmas party last night and it’s very soothing on a puffy post-booze face.

  • Nital Shah

    I have and love the eye roll on. Anything which is easy to apply get a thumbs up from me and then I am also more likely to use it.

    • Agreed, I’m still using it most days since writing this review. The little rollerballs are so cooling, it really calms down puffy eyes.