The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter Review

Monday, 7 July 2014

The camomile cleansing butter was part of a bunch of products so kindly sent to me by the Body Shop. As soon as I received this product I thought it looked similar to my much loved Verikos cleansing balm which was running out. I love balm type make up removers because they don't require a cotton pad, plus they are kind to my dry, sensitive skin. I have never tried a camomile skincare product before so I was hoping it would have a calming effect on my skin, just as the tea helps me to sleep!

"Our luxurious velvety butter melts into a smooth cushioning oil to effortlessly remove every layer of make-up in an instant. This cleanser is an indulgent make-up remover for the whole face and will leave skin feeling clean, refreshed and pampered.

Gently melts away make-up
Leaves skin feeling clean and petal-soft
Removes all types of make-up
Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers"

The butter comes in a large, shallow silver tin. I love the look of the simple packaging but it's large diameter makes it a bit of a stretch for the fingers to untwist it.

The butter is actually not buttery at all and I would liken to texture more towards a wax. It's harder than I expected and you do need a little force to scoop out the product. Then again, this could be blamed on the colder weather hardening the product. The smell is very light, almost non -existent which is a plus for my sensitive nose.

You are to massage the product on to dry skin and wash it off with warm water. I found that the butter melts easily on my skin with help from the shower steam (I always remove my makeup in the shower) and glides across my skin smoothly.

When I wash my face with warm water I find that the product is somewhat hard to remove. Even after one wash with my Holy Grail cleanser- Neutrogena's Foaming Fresh cleanser, I still felt like my skin had a waxy residue on top of it. It is suggested to use a muslin cloth for a more thorough cleanse, so perhaps this assists with removing the residue.

On the plus side, the butter does not strip my dry skin at all and it remains feeling hydrated.

As you can see in the example photos, despite using a large amount of product, it does not manage to remove waterproof mascara fully. However, it has no problems removing BB cream, eye shadow and eyeliner. If you wear heavy base makeup, I don't think this butter will be strong enough to remove it.

Overall, I like my Verikos Cleansing Balm better, however that product is extremely hard to find on the internet. On the other hand, the Body Shop Camomile Sumptous Cleansing Butter is available in many stores worldwide, which is excellent! This product is best suited to those with dry skin who only wear light makeup. I also like the fact that you do not need to waste a cotton pad using this butter. This product is not suitable for removing heavy make up or for those with oily skin.

The Camomile Cleansing Butter is $26.95 AUD, and honestly I do think you can find a better make up remover for that price.

*I received this product for free for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own

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