On a recent shopping trip, I stopped into The Body Shop to try out the camomile cleansing butter that I had heard people raving about. It was $16, and came in a metal tin about the size of my hand. If you’re not aware of what it does, this is effectively a balm that you rub a small amount of onto a dry face to remove your makeup, then rinse to clear it all away.
Before I review the product, I should say that I am 17, meaning that my skin is going through the hell of puberty. I have quite oily and acne prone skin that does dry out really easily (not in any sort of good way). I have used a few products from the tea tree that The Body Shop has, and find that they work well.
On a daily basis, I need a makeup remover for concealer, powder foundation, blush, bronzer, highlight, eye shadow, liquid liner, top and bottom mascara, lipstick, brow makeup of some kind, and generally a lipstick. That’s quite a lot of crap to uncake from my face and clear from my pores.
All in all, I’ve found this to be a really easy way of taking off the day. It’s super quick and pain free, it seems like it will last quite a while, and it does get the majority of the makeup off. Once I rinse it off my skin is clear of makup, and nearly all of my eye makeup. I do find that it may not do the best job with liner or mascara on your lower lash line and lashes as I don’t want to get any of this in my eyes. If I have a lot left on the bottom, I’ll generally just take a cotton ball or pad with a little bit of a liquid cleanser and wipenit away.
The great thing about this is that it doesn’t leave your eyes feeling irritated or crusty the next morning, and it really leaves the skin clear. I would highly recommend this for anyone on a budget, short on time, or with sensitive skin. For those with oily skin or acne, it may feel weird to put an oily balm on your skin, but I’ve found that it thoroughly rinses off your skin and leaves no oily residue.
For more information, visit The Body Shop‘s website.
(Photo from The Body Shop)