I’ve been using The Body Shop’s Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter for a long time and have only mentioned it once on the blog, which was in my list of standout products of 2013. So, I really like it but have taken my time getting a review up! This is a rich makeup removing balm that features Community Fair Trade camomile water that comes from a family cooperative in England and is formulated to be appropriate for those with sensitive skin.
The Body Shop released their Camomile line sometime last year, and I was really interested in the balm because good cleansing balms can be pretty pricey. This one is $15 at full price, which doesn’t make it the cheapest makeup remover ever, but it’s really not bad considering the quality of the product and how long this tin has lasted me. With a sale, it’s easy to get it for under $10.
This is a solid in the tin that can be rubbed between fingers or onto the face to turn it into more of an oil consistency. It’s sort of like coconut oil in that way, but I like it a whole lot more than using coconut oil to remove my makeup. The balm doesn’t get quite as liquidy and so is a bit easier to control, and it doesn’t feel as heavy on skin nor is it as difficult to wash off as coconut oil can be.
It doesn’t have a very noticeable fragrance, but generally smells lightly floral and generally pleasant. I’m not a huge fan of a camomile scent, so I enjoy that it isn’t too prominent in this. It’s definitely an effective makeup remover, though it can get in my eyes a little and make things blurry for a moment. I follow up with a facial cleanser after using it, as I would with any makeup remover, and if I rinse it off with warm water if mostly comes off enough for me to go right in with a cleanser. If I want to be thorough and lightly exfoliating, I remove it with a warm, wet washcloth, which leaves my skin feeling really clean and soft.
I’ve been using this off and on since buying it and I like that it’s a slim and mess-free package that’s easy to pack in a travel bag. The main thing that stops me from using it all the time is the alluring convenience of the makeup towelette.
Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Synthetic Wax (Binder/Emollient), PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract (Natural Additive), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster).
The Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter costs $15 and is available at The Body Shop. Have you tried it? Do you like it as much as I do?