What I thought of DHC Lip Cream after 5 years (Incl. Swatch of DHC Color Lip Cream) » myBeautyCravings

Hey guys, let’s speak about one standard magnificence product from Japan – DHC Lip Cream. I first reviewed this product in 2014. Since then, some issues have modified. As an example, they now have tinted ones – DHC Coloration Lip Cream – which I’ll present you the swatch in a bit. I’ve additionally came upon a number of cons of this product (yeah, after 5 years, LOL!).

As an alternative of updating the sooner publish (which was somewhat temporary and amateurish because it was considered one of this weblog’s first few posts), I believed I’ll give DHC Lip Cream a significant overhaul. You might wish to learn the 2014 assessment first to know the way my notion of DHC Lip Cream has modified.

Performed? Okay, let’s see what are a number of the new developments of DHC Lip Cream.

DHC Color Lip Cream
Newer model: DHC Coloration Lip Lotions


DHC Lip Cream Has Develop into A Traveler’s Should-Purchase in Japan

I didn’t bear in mind DHC Lip Cream being a distinguished must-buy merchandise again in 2014 after I visited Hokkaido. Nonetheless, issues appear to have modified. In my current go to to Okinawa and Osaka, DHC Lip Cream has grow to be one of many prime magnificence merchandise to purchase in Japan.

DHC Lip Cream
DHC Lip Cream

The lip cream is commonly positioned alongside Excellent Whip and different standard objects at distinguished spots exterior drugstores to lure clients into the shop. If that’s not conclusive of how standard DHC Lip Cream was, I additionally noticed it being bought as a bundle set in Osaka Kansai Airport. And no, we’re not speaking a couple of bundle of three or 5 items. We’re speaking about 10 items in a pack.

Hiya! That’s plenty of cream for the lips, man! If this product isn’t vacationers’ favourite, there’s no cause why it will be bundled this fashion, proper? As a result of, in any other case, how can anybody devour 10 lip lotions earlier than its expiry?

TIP: If attainable, keep away from getting DHC Lip Cream on the airport. Though the bundled package deal gave a reduction off its beneficial retail value (¥6300 vs ¥7000 for 10 items), you possibly can usually get DHC Lip Cream at a a lot lower cost elsewhere. I usually see it priced at round ¥400+ in native drug shops and Don Quijote. 

Now, there’s one query in my thoughts. Did I play a component in boosting its reputation?

As you see, my authentic DHC assessment has been rating on Google’s first web page since 2014 (see dwell rating). And so is my assessment on Excellent Whip (see dwell rating).

DHC Lip Cream Google Ranking
My DHC assessment rating on Google’s first web page since 2014

Random Ideas: Massive Followers vs Rating Excessive on Google Search

Sorry in regards to the self-promotion. Must do a bit of promoting to assist these (myself included) who’re expert in search engine optimisation and may present long-term visibility to good merchandise/providers. As a result of I believe many corporations usually simply have a look at follower counts.

I believe having a big follower depend is sweet in making a fast and wide-reaching blast. However since that is usually a short-lived train, combining a blast with a top-ranking weblog publish can prolong the longevity of the advertising outreach.

I’m glad to see extra corporations noticing the worth of bloggers who’ve constant monitor data of gaining prime spots on Google Search. Let’s hope it will preserve me working right here full-time for some time longer. 😛

Okay. Sorry to digress. Let’s return to DHC Lip Cream and be taught extra about what it does. 🙂


Inform Me Extra about DHC Lip Cream

DHC Lip Cream is a Japan-made lip remedy that comprises moisturizing components corresponding to lanolin, olive virgin oil and vitamin E. Right here’s the total ingredient record:

Components: lanolin oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/candelilla cera/cire de candelilla, beeswax/cera alba/cire d’abeille, lanolin, stearic acid, squalane, paraffin, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, pentylene glycol, tocopherol, phenoxyethanol, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, panax ginseng root extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract

Lanolin is the primary ingredient of DHC Lip Cream

In case you discover, lanolin seems earlier within the ingredient record which implies it has the very best content material as in comparison with different components.

What’s Lanolin? It’s a wax derived from wool-bearing animals corresponding to sheep. That’s why you usually see Lanolin cream being bought in international locations like New Zealand (a lot of sheep). And in case you surprise, there’s no animal cruelty concerned as lanolin is extracted by washing the wool in scorching water.

Nonetheless, one factor chances are you’ll have to know – Lanolin is a typical allergen, although I’ve been advantageous utilizing it regardless of having an extended historical past of dry and delicate lips.

DHC Lip Cream Japan
Purchased these lip lotions in my current Osaka journey

What DHC Lip Cream Guarantees

DHC Lip Cream guarantees to nourish, hydrate and defend the lips from environmental stresses and defend towards dryness. Particularly, right here’s what every of the components is meant to attain:

  • Olive fruit oil: Nourishes, hydrates and protects lips from environmental stresses
  • Squalane: Derived from olives; moisturizes and prevents irritation
  • Ginseng root extract: Boosts hydration
  • Lanolin oil: Moisturizes
  • Aloe barbadensis leaf juice: Strengthens and situations

I see “moisturizing” being talked about on a regular basis. So, let’s see how efficient this lip cream is in combating dry lips.


What’s Nice about DHC Lip Cream? 

1. Soothes & Protects Lips towards Dryness

I’m very assured in DHC Lip Cream’s moisturizing functionality as a result of it has by no means disillusioned me.

Whether or not the local weather is chilly or dry, so long as I’ve my DHC Lip Cream with me, my lips would by no means give me any downside. In truth, that is the one lip product that I might trouble climbing off the bed to use (on days after I overlook to maintain my lips) earlier than resuming my sleep.

I additionally carry DHC Lip Cream with me after I journey as a result of the local weather and plane cabin/lodge air might be drying.

2. Offers Lengthy-Lasting Moisture

Being nourishing is one factor. Having the hydration lasts a very long time is one other. I’m glad to report that DHC Lip cream is ready to obtain each. I don’t usually have to reapply DHC Lip Cream until I’ve gone via a meal or bathe.

3. A Snug After-feel

DHC Lip Cream leaves a non-sticky layer over the lips that has the texture of a hydrating lipstick. Due to its mild greasiness, my dry lips really feel well-lubricated and comfy.

DHC Lip Cream Swatch
Slight glossiness with DHC Lip Cream

4. Comprises Anti-Oxidants

DHC Lip Cream comprises olive oil and vitamin E that are anti-oxidants which can be usually touted as key anti-aging components. So, if you’re on the lookout for a product that may delay the cruelty of time, then DHC Lip Cream is price a consideration.

5. Sturdy Packaging that appears like a Lipstick

I’ve by no means ever emptied a drug-store lip balm (yah, these plasticky tube). More often than not, I both overlook about them or lose them.

Not with DHC Lip Cream and I believe the reason being partially attributable to its pretty packaging. It opens and applies like a lipstick. Would you lose your lipstick? Ah…not me! 🙂 I take pleasure in and sit up for utilizing it. There’s one on my desk and one other one in my bag, and I’m carrying the tinted orange one at a restaurant proper now. 😉

DHC Lip Cream
Sturdy lipstick-like packaging

6. It’s Low-cost

DHC Lip Cream is priced affordably in the event you get it in Japan. Though the beneficial retail value is ¥700, you possibly can usually get it at round ¥400+. That works out to simply S$5 to S$9 per stick. Right here’s the most recent on-line value on Amazon and Ebay. 

Contemplating how efficient this lip cream is and the way doubtless you’ll be capable to end utilizing it (and never lose it), I believe it’s nice bang for the buck. Simply don’t get it in Singapore as a result of it will value you twice or thrice the worth. 🙂


What’s Not Nice? 

1. Low Amount

I didn’t discover this in my earlier assessment. Now I do. Effectively, DHC Lip cream comprises only one.5g of product as in comparison with trade common of three.5g. For information, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick – one other lip cream that I like – is available in 3.7g.

DHC Lip Cream quantity
Solely comprises 1.5g of product

No surprise I used to be in a position to empty DHC Lip Cream simply. This, nonetheless, doesn’t cease me from repurchasing it as a result of I believe coming in a smaller amount has its benefits.

Firstly, it’s all the time good to complete a used and opened product rapidly. And by the time period “rapidly”, it’s truly fairly an extended interval as a result of I took 10 months to complete an earlier tube. Nonetheless, that’s “faster” than my different magnificence merchandise which I usually take a number of years to empty or trash.

RELATED: Learn all about my magnificence empties and sweetness trash

Secondly, though DHC Lip Cream is available in a smaller quantity, it’s priced at an inexpensive value. I might get Three or Four tubes of DHC Lip Cream for the worth of 1 Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick.

DHC Lip Cream
How a lot product DHC Lip Cream has in a brand new stick

2. Not Everybody Loves a Shiny Impact 

DHC Lip Cream leaves a mushy gloss over the lips. Women might not thoughts this, however I’m not so certain if most males can settle for having shiny lips.

If you’re a person studying this, please let me know your ideas. 🙂


Newly-Launched: DHC Coloration Lip Cream

DHC Lip Cream now is available in tinted varieties. Really, it’s not that new. I first seen the coloured lip cream in 2018 after I was holidaying in Okinawa. There, tinted or regular lip cream had been priced the identical. I nonetheless bear in mind how mildly-disgusted I used to be after I got here again to Singapore and noticed the coloured ones being bought at a steep premium.

Throughout this newest Osaka go to in 2019, tinted ones had been additionally priced at the next value, however not by a lot. And I purchased two – in purple and orange – at ¥500 from Don Quijote. I can settle for a 25% premium in change for colours. 🙂

DHC Color Lip Cream
Purchased these two DHC Coloration Lip Lotions in Japan

Sheer & Barely Noticeable Coloration

Right here’s a swatch of the tinted DHC Lip Cream. Really, I solely utilized the orange colour lip cream on my decrease lip, leaving the higher lip naked. I wish to present you the way sheer and translucent the colour is.

As you possibly can inform, the colour is hardly noticeable as in comparison with different tinted balms I’ve used.

DHC Color Lip Cream Swatch
Half-Swatch: Higher lip is naked. Decrease lip is carrying DHC Coloration Lip Cream in #Orange

DHC Color Lip Cream Swatch

Swatch: Crimson tint on prime and orange under (DHC Coloration Lip Cream)

Swatch of DHC Coloration Lip Cream (Orange Tint)

Let me present you the way the orange DHC Coloration Lip Cream appears to be like on each lips.

Isn’t this sheer as in comparison with the colour you see on the tube? Will the purple colour one be extra apparent? Scroll down and have a look.

DHC Color Lip Cream (Orange Tint)
Sporting DHC Coloration Lip Cream in #Orange

Swatch of DHC Coloration Lip Cream (Crimson Tint)

Sure, it looks like the purple one is barely extra apparent than the orange tint. Nonetheless, do be aware that the colour doesn’t final lengthy. Subsequently, if you’re paying a steep premium only for colour, chances are you’ll prefer to rethink.

DHC Color Lip Cream (Red tint)
Sporting DHC Coloration Lip Cream in #Crimson

Personally, I don’t thoughts shopping for the coloured lip cream at 25% premium, only for novelty sake. If it value something above that, then I might give it a miss. No level paying extra for one thing that’s hardly noticeable. Elizabeth Arden’s tinted Lip Protectant Stick does a greater job on this facet.



I’ve repurchased two tubes of DHC Lip Cream in Okinawa final yr and 5 tubes in Osaka final month. Does this present you the way a lot I nonetheless love DHC Lip Cream after 5 years of utilization?

Magnificence lovers would know the way uncommon it’s to repurchase merchandise for such an intensive interval. Within the magnificence trade, new merchandise come and go as they’re usually rebranded or repackaged to tempt us into attempting/shopping for new issues. Subsequently, DHC Lip Cream is admittedly an exception (in my occasion) and it’s solely on account of how efficient it’s in defending the lips. That is little doubt considered one of my tremendous magnificence holy grails.

As such, I extremely suggest you to incorporate this in your Japan Should-Purchase record, supplied the worth stays as inexpensive as it’s as we speak. Ranking: 5/5.


To seek out out the most recent value on Amazon, click on HERE. 

For Ebay’s dwell pricing, click on HERE


Did you discover as we speak’s assessment helpful? In case you like extra of such trustworthy assessment, be at liberty to attach and also you’ll get notified on newly-published magnificence evaluations and journey tales. Simply click on the button under to subscribe and also you’ll additionally get entry to all my unique contents. Chat quickly!


This publish might comprise affiliate hyperlinks, which means I earn a fee in the event you make a purchase order, without charge to you. Learn mfull disclosure for more information.

Pin This!

DHC Color Lip Cream

(Visited 5,268 time, 1 go to as we speak)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *