Saturday, 27 February 2016

Speed Review: The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

I've previously raved about The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (click here to read) & today's review is of another product from the Camomile line, The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter.

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

On first impressions, the effortlessly cool tin packaging is both aesthetically pleasing and well suited to the product's formula. Admittedly, I found it a little unhygienic as you need to dip fingers into the product but I can't think of an alternative way in which The Body Shop could present it. The directions are clear and it's worth noting that the 90ml size is travel friendly.

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter review

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter is a white, solid balm which resembles lard! I've heard it compared to the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm and agree that the formulas are incredibly similar, however, I don't feel that they're "dupes"- not least because the Clinique version is fragrance free. The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter has a delicate, fresh floral fragrance.

Whilst I was dubious about whether The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter would be too heavy and cause my acne prone skin to break out, the packaging states that it's suitable for all skin types. Having used it & personally not experienced any problems, I'd agree with this. During use, it feels very gentle on skin & I appreciated that it can even be used around the delicate eye area (including by contact lens wearers), negating the need for a separate eye makeup remover. In fact, I believe that one of the first products in The Body Shop's Camomile range was the Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, which has been a popular product for a number of years.

I feel that the "Sumptuous Butter" name is a little misleading. This brings to mind a rich formula, such as that of Lush's Ultrabland. The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter melts effortlessly into skin and feels like a lightweight oil. It has a lot of slip and therefore, lends itself well to facial massage. I feel that, because it doesn't feel heavy on the skin, it would be a good introduction to those trying a cleansing balm for the first time.

It was easy to remove The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter with a damp hot cloth. It effectively removes every trace of makeup without stripping skin.

At £13 for 90ml, I feel that The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter offers excellent value for money and would highly recommend it.









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