DHC Skincare is a direct mail skin care products manufacturer based in Japan. According to the official DHC Skincare website, the company has been in business for 25 years producing skin care products formulated primarily around the inclusion of olive oil. DHC products are also available over-the-counter at a few retail stores in New York and California.
DHC Skincare has many product lines for both men and women including cleansers, toners, soaps, moisturizers, fine line fighters and problem skin correctors. DHC also sells body care products, hair products and makeup. All DHC products are available on the company’s website and they ship worldwide. DHC provides a 60 day money-back guarantee. To take advantage of the guarantee, consumers must return the unused product, a copy of the original invoice, and a form that needs to be filled out. The original shipping costs and the costs to ship the product back are not covered under the guarantee. Free samples are also available for all of the DHC products.
DHC Skincare provides a full ingredient list for all of its products. For example, in the DHC Wrinkle Essence, the main active ingredient is Trehalose, a moisture-binding sugar molecule that helps desert plants survive. DHC does not provide any information regarding clinical studies to support the effectiveness of this ingredient on fine line reduction, and, in fact, can only say that they believe that the ingredient will have a similar rejuvenating effect on human skin.
Many of DHC Skincare’s products contain parabens, which are known allergens. None of the DHC products are labeled as non-allergenic, so those with sensitivities and allergies should study the list of ingredients for each product carefully. Additionally, none of DHC Skincare’s fine line reduction products contain peptides such as Matrixyl 3000, which has clinical testing support to support its benefits and that is frequently included in higher-quality anti-wrinkle formulations.
- DHC products are based on natural olive oil.
- Product samples are claimed to be available, although we had difficulty finding how to get them.
- Skin care products can be purchased directly from DHC website.
- DHC products are not labeled as non-allergenic.
- Some products contain parabens, a known allergen.
- No links on the company’s website to clinical trials supporting the effectiveness of the active ingredients or of the product itself.
- DHC Skincare’s fine line reduction products do not contain proven ingredients like peptides.
- Money-back guarantee requires shipping back the unused product at the consumer’s expense.
The Bottom Line
DHC Skincare products may be effective at cleansing, toning, and rejuvenating the skin but there just isn’t enough independent evidence available in order to be able to assess the company’s claims. If you are looking for a wrinkle-reduction product, you may wish to look at other high-quality creams and serums that contain peptides and are backed by scientific testing. Trying DHC Skincare’s product samples before purchasing entire bottles would be the best way to go since the money-back guarantee procedure is still quite a bit of work, but it is unclear exactly how one gets a hold on one of these free trial samples.