DHC, which stands for Daigaku Honyaku Center, a skincare research, education and product development facility in Tokyo, Japan, has been producing one of Japan’s most respected skincare lines for the past twenty years. A unique collection of 45 skin care formulas, DHC promises a skin care routine routed in simplicity and purity – is a welcome offer to busy, stressed-out women everywhere!
The line was designed for women who demand high-quality products that work quickly and easily. DHC formulas contain no fragrances, colors or irritants and are based on the scientific discovery of virgin olive oil as one of nature’s finest active skin care ingredients. This essential element is joined by botanical and herbal extracts in precise balance to create a collection that provides serious results.
“DHC products do not try to alter a woman’s natural skin chemistry. Instead, they work in harmony with skin’s own changes,” says Susan Petty, President of DHC USA. In 1997, Petty introduced DHC to the U.S. market after her personal experience with the products convinced her that other American women would embrace the line’s message of purity and simplicity. Petty credits much of DHC’s success in the U.S. to the company’s unique direct marketing concept which has created a spirit of partnership between DHC skin care consultants and its customers. Rather than requiring users to follow a strict regime, DHC products enable women to design their own program according to their age, lifestyle and individual needs. There are also DHC skin care are consultants available to offer friendly, one-on-one advice geared toward solving each consumer’s specific problem.
Mild Soap – The centerpiece of the line
More than a million Japanese women wash twice daily with DHC’s mild soap. This ultra-popular skin care essential works on a molecular level to replenish and rebalance skin’s two natural moisturizing factors (NMF’s), as it gently cleanses. Made with honey and glycerin, two water-absorbing humectant that trap and hold on to water moisture, this refreshing soap also contains the oil pressed from young, hand-harvested, organic olives. This special oil has virtually the same chemical structure as the lipids in your skin – and it’s what makes Mild Soap unlike any other.
This soft-bristled brush gently lifts away dull skin cells while improving circulation. It’s a perfect companion to the Mild Soap.
Gentle Cleansing Foam (Normal Skin)
A light, pearly foam that’s based on the same skin-nourishing principles as their famous soap. Designed for daily use, this deeply cleansing and soothing foam contains emollients and vitamin E to condition and protect damaged skin.
Mild Cleansing Cream (Dry Skin)
This gentle cream replenishes moisture as it cleanses. Natural oils like squalene draw dirt to the surface where it’s easily rinsed away.
Facial Wash (Oily Skin)
This invigorating wash balances skin’s pH and helps control excess oil all day long. With rosemary extract and citric acid, it thoroughly cleanses without overdrying.
Deep Cleansing Oil
Also a very popular product, this corrective oil extracts stubborn dirt (and makeup) without greasy residue. A favorite of dermatologists, it cleans deeply without irritating or drying skin. Made with water-soluble emollients derived from all-natural ingredients, it lifts away dirt and even heavy makeup effortlessly.
Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
Though it looks and feels like water, this calming solution quickly and easily removes makeup from the delicate skin around the eyes. Extracts of chamomile and ginseng soothe and relieve tired eyes.
Balancing Lotion (Normal Skin)
This humectant-rich toner exfoliates with glycolic acid, balances skin’s pH and provides the skin with humectant to help moisturizer go farther and work better.
Soothing Lotion (Dry Skin)
An alcohol-free toner that prepares drier skin for vital moisture. It refreshes without stripping and restores the critical pH balance that enables skin to drink in moisture. With glycolic acid to remove diad skin cells, Soothing Lotion leaves skin feeling refreshed, smooth, glowing.
Clean Finish Lotion (Oily Skin)
This non-greasy lotion keeps skin fresh and free of excess oil for hours. With specially blended astringents and alcohol, it restores natural pH and refines pores while keeping critical moisture levels just where they should be. Pure, refreshing extracts of ginseng and sage add a healthy balance.
Moisture For All Skin Types
Dual Defense SPF 25
Dermatologists love this PABA-free product for the way it pairs serious sun-blocking properties with pure, nutrient-rich ingredients. An excellent day-time moisturizer for normal and drier skin types. Dual Defense SPF 25 has titanium dioxide and octal methoxycinnamate which truly defend skin against UVA and UVB rays. Formulated with vitamin E and organic olive oil, it both nourishes and moisturizes without clogging pores.
Concentrated Eye Cream
This rich eye cream offers a harmony of benefits: emollients- the oils from coconuts and olives – to moisturize, extracts of cucumber and rosemary to calm, ginseng to soothe, and vitamin E to condition damaged skin.
Moisture for Normal Skin
Rich Moisture (Normal to Dry)
This light, non-greasy fluid moisturizer contains delicate natural oils that penetrate deeply and protect skin without clogging pores. Vitamin E pampers damaged skin, while ginseng soothes. Pure ingredients like royal jelly leave skin soft, silky, without feeling greasy.
Extra Nighttime Moisture
While you sleep, this satiny cream penetrates deeply to rejuvenate and protect skin. Pure emollients are blended with vitamin A and E to naturally bond with the skin and help prevent dryness.
Moisture for Dry Skin
A light, non-greasy moisturizer contains natural oils that penetrate deeply, protecting skin without clogging pores. Vitamin E pampers the skin while ginseng soothes, and royal jelly leaves skin soft and silky.
Skin Conditioning Oil
Packed with emollients, including olive, rosemary, and lavender oils, this treatment nourishes the skin without clogging pores and works immediately to smooth away dry patches.
Moisture for Oily Skin
Made with vital humectant like glycerin to retain – this water-like instant hydrator never leaves a greasy film and looks great under makeup.
A fast absorbing greaseless moisturizer that balances skin’s oil levels and restores moisture. Essences of rosemary and ginseng refresh and stimulate, while vitamin E soothes tired skin and promotes deep healing.
Soothing Eye Gel
Reduces puffiness around eyes and gives them a brightening lift as it cools with ginseng, citrus, and cucumber extracts. (An excellent product to keep in the refrigerator and apply cold.)
This sprite-on formula nourishes and invigorates skin, while protecting from the harmful effects of pollution, makeup and harsh weather. Glycerin and other humectant restore skin’s glow and cucumber juice calms and refreshes. (Perfect for jet-lag and other travel-induced skin ailments.)
Rich emollients such as lanolin and pure olive oil moisturize and protect, vitamin E and royal jelly nourish, and aloe heals.
Firming Kelp Facial Mask
A two-step system, the Conditioning Solution and Organic Kelp Gel revitalize dull skin. Conditioning Solution soaks skin with light, clean, vital conditioners while Organic Kelp Gel infuses the skin with vitamin rich kelp and algin.
Treatments for Wrinkles
Hydrating Nighttime Moisture
Infused with water-based humectant that restore moisture while you sleep, it also contains elastin to increase skin’s resiliency.
Squalane is among the world’s best hydrators. Chosen by dermatologists and appreciated by millions of Japanese women, DHC’s is a secret formula – refined from olive seeds – that provides extra protection against the appearance of fine lines and aging. A light, non-greasy formula that gives equally pleasing results whether used with a DHC moisturizer or alone.
Advanced Collagen Treatment
In an independent laboratory study, DHC’s collagen treatment reduced the appearance of fine lines by up to 48% – after just one week of use. DHC’s highly concentrated form of collagen penetrates deeply, boosting skin’s strength and moisture with the first treatment.
Collagen Eye Stick
Harmoniously blended, Collagen Eye Stick glides on smoothly to drench skin with pure collagen, vitamins A and E, royal jelly, and aloe for all-important conditioning and renewal.
(For the lines around eyes and mouth.) This laboratory-tested gel overflows with crucial emollients like collagen and royal jelly. Natural antioxidants like vitamin E counteract environmental damage, and distilled ginseng cools and refreshes.
Deep Cleansing Facial Mask
A soothing mask for normal to oily skins. Made with Japanese kaolin clay, it effectively draws out impurities as it unclogs pores. The process meticulously absorbs over-abundant oils, preparing the skin for moisture.
Hydrating Facial Mask
This nourishing mask, made with glycerin, is ideal for normal to dry skin types. Stimulating and firming, it cleanses, nourishes, and conditions.
Fine apricot seed granules slough away dead skin cells and bolster skin’s natural renewal process.
Renewing Products for Face
Renewing AHA Cream
Made with a 10% concentration of lactic acid, this rich cream gently exfoliates by loosening.
A synergistic action between vitamin C, vitamin E, aloe vera and other natural moisturizing factors makes this gentle, penetrating cream uniquely effective. AntioxC smoothes away fine lines and evens out color, leaving skin supple and radiant.
Toning Body Tonic
This toning spray conditions skin with bracing astringents and antioxidants like orange peel extract, tea leaves, and ginkgo biloba. It also has calming lavender oil to purify the skin.
Hydrating Ceramide Body Cream
Vital ceramides give skin all the moisture it needs by attracting and holding onto water. Infusions of squalene and olive oil leave skin soft, vitamin E coats skin in soothing protection, and menthol calms and soothes.
Pacific Rim Salt Scrub
This unique scrub is a tempting body butter of macadamia, sweet almond, avocado, and pure olive oil soothes and softens tired skin. It washes away dull skin cells as you bath and contains lavender oil to calm and soothe.
AHA Body Silker
Containing mild AHA’s to gently exfoliate dull skin cells and moisturize skin. AHA Body Silker contains glycerin and other humectant to capture and retain moisture. Plus it has emollients like pure olive oil, that penetrate deeply to make skin soft and thoroughly moisturized.
AHA Hand Revitalizer
This velvety cream employs rich emollients, like pure olive oil and squalane, to revitalize and treat tired, weather-worn hands. AHAs are included to carefully exfoliate dell cells and give moisturizing life to new skin cells.
Products and catalogs are available at select Sephora stores, and by calling 800-DHC-CARE, or by accessing the company’s website, www.dhccare.com.