As with many of the products to which I have been introduced, DHC Olive Virgin Oil Swabs is another from my mama. She is a font of wisdom when it comes to new products. This was no exception. Funnily enough, the DHC Olive Virgin Oil Swabs have become one of my favorite stocking stuffers at Christmastime, second only to my engagement ring. And maybe candy.
I think of DHC as kind of a sleeper brand. As I said, my mother introduced me to it. She started using their eye makeup remover (an amazing product), and also uses their Deep Cleansing Oil. The oil is a product I might consider trying once my Kardashian experiment is over. Since I can’t read the packaging, I went to the DHC website to check out their spiel.
Though I’ve been using the DHC Olive Virgin Oil Swabs for a while, I didn’t realize that olive oil is the entire foundation for the DHC brand. Being half Italian, this makes me super happy, as I basically think of olive oil as being magic and the cure for all ills. Kind of like what Windex was to the dad in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” I also remember my grandmother talking about holding a bowl with water and olive oil over your head or something to ward off the evil eye? Maybe. She’s almost 100 and knows all kinds of kooky Sicilian rituals.
DHC’s history is interesting, as they began as an educational translation company in Japan in 1972. They launched their beauty division in 1980 with three products, and olive oil became the foundation for their gentle skin products.
Well, these lil’ things are handy! They are individually wrapped, and made to “fix eyeliner and mascara mistakes, and condition cuticles and hard to reach areas.” I’m not sure what those hard to reach areas would be, and I’m not sure I need to contemplate that too hard. Never having used the swabs on my cuticles, I can’t speak to their effectiveness there, but I will be trying that out in the future.
However, if you’re anything like me, there is no moment in life when my hand is steady enough to not get mascara all over my eyelids. I also tend to poke myself in the eye occasionally (read: often) when I put on mascara. Also, I tend to sneeze right after applying mascara so it gets all over my undereye area. I think the general consensus here is, I’m a mess.
The great thing about the DHC Olive Virgin Oil swabs is that when you use them to correct these mistakes, they do not take off the rest of your makeup. When removing the excess mascara from, say, my undereyes, my concealer remains completely intact. All I have to do is dab my finger across where the swabbing took place and my concealer looks as though nothing has happened.
Cost and Where to Buy
DHC’s Olive Virgin Oil Swabs can be found on the DHC website for $7.50. Each package comes with 50 double sided, individually wrapped 100% cotton swabs. The only ingredient listed is olive oil. You can also find them on Amazon, $15.00 for a pack of 2, or a Subscribe & Save price of $14.25.
Out of 10, I give DHC Olive Virgin Oil swabs a solid 10. The price is right, the ingredients are natural, and they work exactly as they’re supposed to. So go get yourself a pack! Or ask your mom to get you one ;).
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