Thursday, 15 May 2014

Cleansing with Camomile (Ft. The Body Shop)*

*Press Sample

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil review, The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, The Body Shop Muslin Cleansing Cloth review


Cleansing oils, I try many and report back dutifully.  As current oil were stocks running low, the hunt began for new options.  Clinique’s versions caught my eye but The Body Shop’s Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil and Sumptuous Cleansing Butter called out instead with their reasonable price point.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil review, The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, The Body Shop Muslin Cleansing Cloth review

The Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil ($16) promises to melt off impurities and even waterproof makeup. It’s suitable for sensitive skin and emulsifies upon contact with water. It says to shake before use but I haven’t been doing that.


Musings of a Muse made me worry, however, this worked quite well for me. The oil has good runniness, spreads easily and removals my makeup. It doesn’t leave a film on the skin and after the double cleanse I don’t feel any trace of it but it does have a harder time with waterproof liners. I tested it against the Fancl and Fancl removes waterproof liners with a little more ease.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil review, The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, The Body Shop Muslin Cleansing Cloth review


The Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter ($16) promises melt away impurities and all types of makeup. Massage onto the skin and rinse off with warm water or remove with wet muslin cloth.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil review, The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, The Body Shop Muslin Cleansing Cloth review


After testing out a small sample of the Clinique removal balm, I hesitated to try another balm since it didn’t emulsify and you had to wipe it off your face. The Body Shop version does emulsify under water and the milky solution is cleanly and easily rinsed off. My skin was smooth afterwards and no make up was left. Again, it does need a little more work over really waterproof liquid liner.

The Body Shop Muslin Cleansing Cloth review

I was also given the Muslin Cleansing Cloth ($4) to use with the Butter.  Though I would have preferred a more finished looking product (sewn edges), the fabric helps me wipe away the Butter but isn’t entirely necessary.


Though I still love my Fancl, these have a fighting chance if not for the waterproof eye product issues. The butter is more finicky to use with the twist-off cap and the worries of being in a hot shower, so I prefer the oil. They both have a comfortable scent that’s a lighter version of chamomile tea and te price point is great considering the frequency of sales at The Body Shop. They both performed really well without breaking me out.

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