Hello! It is finally time for me to review a product I have been banging on for months and months, and even spamming other blogs’ comment boxes singing its praises… yes ladies and gents, it’s time for my review of The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil.
The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil
This silky-soft cleanser will effortlessly remove make-up from the whole face quickly and effectively, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed and clear of impurities. It’s the ultimate time-saver.
- Removes make-up
- Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers
- Removes waterproof make-up
- Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed
Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Isohexadecane (Emollient/Solvent), Polysorbate 85 (Surfactant-Emulsifying), Sorbitan Trioleate (Surfactant-Emulsifying), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Octyldodecanol (Emollient), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster) – Source
I originally won a bottle of this in a Body Shop giveaway – you had to tweet your top skincare tip. Me, being the little competitive bean that I am, went all out and my tip was “oily skins should use oils as it balances the skin out” (something to that effect anyway…). I actually won a whole range of the camomile cleansing range but you all know what I’m like now; it takes me about 5 years to review skincare. This is my second bottle of this and I am going to say, right now, that I will be buying more bottles of this.
As a make up remover, I cannot fault it. Dispense 2-3 pumps of oil into your hands and massage on to your dry face. The oil breaks down the make up and dissolves it, loosens it, promises it a life of adventure away from a humdrum existence *skin sighs dreamily*. When it comes to make up removal, this oil makes it easy and fast. You can even use it on eye make up but do take out your contact lenses and try not to pour it INTO your eye. Sometimes my eyes can hurt a little afterwards but a quick rinse with cold water usually sorts them out. I would recommend rinsing away the oil with warm water thoroughly, and then using a flannel/muslin cloth to wipe away any residue. When rinsing away with water, you will see the oil magically change from yellow to white. This is normal, do not be alarmed.
After cleansing, my skin feels comfortable. Not tight or dried out, nor still feeling heavy from make up.
I tried using this on a morning as a morning cleanse but I have to say I’m not a fan. It just didn’t feel the same and I didn’t feel it was as effective using it on my morning face as opposed to using it to remove make up.
My personal opinion is that this is a great make up remover; it is quick, fast and it doesn’t dry out the skin; nor does it require a packet of cotton wool pads! As skin care (emphasis on the care part), I’m not so sure. I don’t feel that this could deliver long term benefits apart from obviously making sure you’re not clogging your skin up by sleeping in your make up *hisses in disgust*. Like I said above, when I used it on a morning on a clean, slightly sweaty morning face it just didn’t feel it was doing as good a job as it does removing make up.
Would I recommend this? Yes! Would I repurchase? Yes!
Have you tried The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil? What did you think? If you haven’t, would you give it a try?
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