The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil

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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.

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The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil

£10 – The Body Shop

They say:

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

Ingredients Analysis:

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 say:

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?

Danniella x

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July 2, 2014
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  • Reply Miss Makeup Magpie

    Wow! This sounds heavenly! I’ve not tried anything from the Chamomile range but this and the cleansing butter are very tempting! I’ve never even tried a cleansing oil :O shame on me :D xx

    July 2, 2014 at 9:18 am
    • Reply famousinjapan

      Try them both :D xx

      July 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Kel

    I do love a good cleansing oil for removing make up, but I haven’t got round to trying this one yet! It’s definitely on my radar!

    July 2, 2014 at 11:17 am
    • Reply famousinjapan

      Try it try it try it :D xx

      July 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Beauty Bird

    I agree, this is definitely better as a makeup removing first cleanse! I really like this and I’m not the biggest TBS skincare fan xx

    July 2, 2014 at 6:01 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      I haven’t tried much else from TBS either but I loooove this :D xx

      July 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I’m super keen to try this, especially after you review! At the moment I have skincare coming out of my ears so I’m not buying anything for a while, this is on the list for when it comes to my next purchases.

    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

    July 2, 2014 at 10:21 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      Oh tell me about it, I keep finding cleansers I forgot I had… oops! x

      July 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply The Little Blog of Beauty

    My review of this is actually going up tomorrow! I’m a huge fan of this as well and think I may now be an oil-to-remove-your-makeup kinda girl :)

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

    July 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      A new recruit to the club! xx

      July 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Catherine McCourt

    I absolutely love this stuff! I bought it last month and I’m pretty sure I’ve used it every time to remove make-up since.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor & Femme et Vie

    July 3, 2014 at 1:43 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      It just makes it so fast and simple! And I know it has removed the make up well :) xx

      July 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Evelyn

    I want to try this once I’ve used up some other oils I have on the go – sounds amazing! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    July 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      It is, lovely! x

      July 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Laura Jade

    I still don’t own anything from The Body Shop. I’ve been meaning to pick up some of their Vitamin E range but every time I step into the store, it’s as if I’m the only human they’ve seen all day and they kinda pounce straight away. So it puts me off going in and I’m too impatient to order online :/

    This sounds fab. I’ve not used an oil to cleanse my face before, I’ve always thought it’d be too messy. But this sounds fab. I’ll go haze at it on their website.

    Laura x |

    July 3, 2014 at 9:05 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      Oh no! I don’t really get that but you an always say “I’m just browsing, thank you!”. I think they think that if they didn’t approach you, you would complain about bad service – no one can win!
      You should definitely give it a go :) keep an eye out on vouchercodes as they usually have codes for discounts :) x

      July 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Ana Céline

    I love this oil! TBS Camomile range is probably my favourite :) I’m using the cleansing balm atm and it’s freaking amazing too x

    Ana xo

    July 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm
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