If you’re a long time follower, you’re probably sick of me telling you how AWESOME the Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil is. This stuff is liquid silk on my face and removes all my makeup in a snap!
I had run out of cleansing oil and was ready to purchase yet another bottle of the camomile oil (4th bottle I think?) but this time, I thought I’d be rebellious and try out the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter. Essentially the same product but in balm form.
The main purpose of a cleansing oil or balm is to be your ‘first cleanse’ – the first part of skincare routine on the days you wear makeup. When you rub the oil onto your dry face it breaks down all the makeup and melts it away easily, before you go in with your actual facial cleanser. I never miss the step of using a cleansing oil/balm before my ‘second cleanse’ because it just feels so luxurious to use and it guarantees that all my make up is removed first before I go in with my regular cleanser, which actually works better on already ‘cleansed’ skin.
Anyway, back to the balm. The balm looks exactly like hardened coconut oil. The fragrance is the same as the camomile oil version – mmmmm, love it!
I scoop about a teaspoon with my fingertips and rub it between my palms – this heats up the solid oil into liquid and then I massage my hands onto my face. The consistency of this – even when it it’s liquid state – feels like it has more viscosity when compared to the camomile oil version, but literally, this stuff works the same. Once I’m done massaging, I’ll rinse off with warm water and voila – a makeup-free face! No oily residue left behind and also leaves my skin feeling nourished, yet very clean.
If I had to choose between the camomile oil or balm – I can’t! I love them both! They are equal in their performance. The main difference I’d say is that the oil version is great because of the convenient packaging: a pump bottle, which means easy access for use while it sits near your bathroom sink. But for traveling, could be a potential disaster if it leaks in your luggage. The balm on the other hand: packaging would be great for travelling, solid in a very well-contained tin. But having to fuss to open it, scoop out the product and then remembering to close it back up, might be a pain for some.
Would I purchase this again? Yes, definitely! I think I’ll be rotating between the camomile cleansing oil and balm quite frequently.
You can find this at The Body Shop for $16 Cdn.
Have you tried this product? Like or dislike?
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