The Body Shop Camomile Cleansers

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Another cleanser post today! I’ll admit I have been on a cleansing frenzy lately. Forget about regular makeup removers, milk, facial wipes etc. I’m totally intrigued by the latest cleansing hypes, especially the ones that were once feared. Who doesn’t remember the “don’t ever use oil if you have oily skin” warnings? Wipe everything you’ve learnt about cleansing off the table and start fresh. Now it’s all about cleansing oils & balms. Oils can attract dirt like no other and doesn’t leave your skin dry like some cleansers do. Today I’ll be talking about the Camomile cleansing range from The Body Shop.

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I picked up the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter and Silky Cleansing Oil during 2 trips to France (Paris & Lille) after I finished my Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser a couple of months ago. I loved that cream and I thought I was ready for the big step to oils and the range from The Body Shop seemed like a good budget-friendly way to give it a try. If you’ve read my July favourites & dislikes post, you probably already know the outcome. 

I use both in the evening as a makeup remover, but they’re perfectly suitable to use on bare skin and give your face a good massage while you’re at it. The TBS Silky Cleansing oil comes in a plastic 200 ml bottle with a pump that tends to spill a little bit. That is why I wouldn’t take it with me on a trip, but grab the cleansing butter instead. About 3 pumps is enough to cover my entire face and neck. The oil feels silky smooth and has a nice smell to it, nothing too overpowering though. Then you can start emulsifying it by adding a few drops of water and keep on massaging it in. Afterwards remove the oil with a damp muslin cloth or flannel.

Do the double cleanse to make sure all dirt and makeup are removed. You can use the oil again, but if you have oily-to-combination and acne-prone skin like me I’d advise to finish with a product that is more suitable for your skin type as the oil contains Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), which may cause breakouts. Same goes for the cleansing butter. I’ve read that some bloggers were complaining about the oily residue, something I haven’t experienced because you have to rinse it off with a cloth. It’s an oil, so it’s not meant to stay on your face. The result is silky soft and smooth skin in just a couple of minutes. The oil breaks the makeup down like it’s nothing at all.

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The reason why I picked the Sumptuous Cleansing Butter as my favourite of the two is simple. It’s not as messy to work with for a clumsy person like me (no oil dripping down your elbows and stuff) and the product doesn’t leak as it’s a fixed balm in a tin. The butter only becomes a slippery oil when it comes into contact with the warmth of the skin. Also, a little product goes a long way. You only need a tiny amount to get rid of all of your makeup (about a pea). I apply this in the same way as the oil and everything comes off just as good. Again, don’t forget to follow up with another product if you have acne-prone skin. The cleansing butter is supposed to be a dupe for the Clinique TTDO Balm, which is another beauty blogger favourite. There’s really no reason you’d need to cough up more money, because this product just does a fantastic job for its price. Definitely something I’d pick up again.

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Overall, the Camomile range has pleasantly surprised me. The products smell good, are easy to use and get that makeup off effortlessly. By the time you’re reading this, I’m already halfway through the cleansing oil and I predict this could last me up to 4-5 months. The butter is something I save for when I go on trips or sleepovers (and I have the tendency to save my favourites for last, I’m already so attached!). As far as removing eye makeup goes; afterwards I will go over my eyes once more with an eye makeup remover as I’m a little scared to wipe a lot when wearing contacts. I might try out the eye makeup removers from the range too.

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TBS Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter (90 ml/76 g)   –   € 13 / £ 12 / $ 15
TBS Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil ( 200 ml)   –   € 13 / £ 10 / $ 18

Available at The Body Shop stores, counters and webshop.

What kind of cleanser do you prefer? Oil, balm, milk, wipes..?
What do you think of these from TBS? Would you try them?


// Op olie-gebaseerde cleansers die moeiteloos de makeup van je gezicht afhalen, dat zijn de Camomile cleansers van The Body Shop in een notendop. Ze ruiken lekker, zijn gemakkelijk aan te brengen (gewoon aanbrengen met je handen, goed insmeren, eventueel wat water toevoegen en afspoelen met een katoenen doekje (en lauwwarm water). Vervolgens de stappen herhalen (zeker wanneer je een vette huid hebt en je gemakkelijk puistjes krijgt een andere cleanser of face wash gebruiken die zich speciaal voor dat huidtype leent) en je huid zal schoon en heerlijk zacht aanvoelen.

Ik ben absoluut fan en dan vooral van de cleansing butter. De pompfles van de olie durft nogal eens te lekken en olie is ook een beetje onhandig. De boter daarentegen is vast en zit mooi in een tinnen doosje verpakt, ideaal om overal mee naartoe te nemen! De balsem wordt pas een olie als hij in contact komt met de warmte van je huid en je hoeft er ook helemaal niet veel van te gebruiken om een goed resultaat te krijgen. Zeker eentje die ik opnieuw zal kopen.

Welk soort van cleanser verkies jij? Olie, balsem, melk, doekjes..?
Wat vind je van deze van TBS? Zou je ze proberen?

Disclaimer: The products in this post were purchased.


1 Comment

  1. August 28, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Ik reinig eerst met melk, dan met een foaming face wash. Ik heb al veel goeds gehoord over dit duo, dus ik zou er wel eentje van willen proberen.

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