The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

It is getting colder outside, and I am not mad at it. The air is crisp and feels fresh in the mornings. The trees are showing of their most beautiful fall colored leaves. And when the sun is out, it’s the perfect weather to go outside for a little stroll. If you can’t tell already, I love fall!

Fall to me also means getting cozy in your home with candles, blankets, fun movies and taking extra long and hot baths. I love pampering myself a little extra, and my skin also feels the need for it a little bit more than it does during the spring and summer months. It is never bad to pay a little more attention to your skin every once in a while anyways. But for the colder months I like to switch up my skin care routine. I am very consistent in the products I use, but I also like to try some new things every once in a while. One specific type of skin care product I like to test out are different types and brands of makeup removers. Now, I have always been very curious to cleansing balms, with the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleaning Balm in particular. I know, I am very late to the party. However, when I was looking for the Clinique balm online, I wondered if there were more brands which do cleansing balms. I couldn’t find many, but the one that I found which got my attention, was the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter from The Body Shop. It looked like this could  be something I would purchase, so I looked it up on YouTube to see if there were any reviews on it. Surprisingly, I found many which compared the Clinique Take The Day Off with the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter by The Body Shop. After watching 2 or 3 videos, I was convinced The Body Shop balm was doing its job just as fine as the Clinique balm does. Now, I don’t often purchase any products from The Body Shop. Usually if I do, it is for a present, instead of for myself. So after knowing they had the cleansing balm, I was curious to see if they might have any other skin care products which I would be interested in. I found a cleansing oil which was from the same range: the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil. I am not a big oil person during the warmer days, but in the cold days like now an oil like this  one feels like luxury to the face. So it wasn’t a hard decision to purchase the oil with the cleansing balm.

Then it was the time I’d been waiting for: testing the products for the first time. I can tell you, instantly they were my new favorites. I had always been a huge fan of using the Garnier Micellar water as a makeup remover. It does its job, but after a while I felt like using something different. And that’s what the cleansing balm is: completely different. The consistency of the cleansing balm is like a soft coconut oil. You take a bit in your hand and rub your fingers together which makes it an oily consistency. Then you just rub it all over your face. What I like to do is rub it in my face first, and after on my eyes. Yes, it removes all your eye makeup! You don’t need to rub hard, just gently. It is so satisfying seeing and feeling all your makeup come off. Then what I like to do is either take a makeup wipe, or a damp warm washcloth to take off the balm. You get left with a fresh and clean face! To leave my face feeling extra soft, I use the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, also as an extra cleansing step. After that I use my usual face cream, which is the Cetaphil hydrating cream, and I’m good to go (to bed!).

Have you used these Body Shop’s face cleansers before? If you have, let me know which ones so I can try those out. And if you’ve used the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, or the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, let me know what you’re thoughts were. I’m curious to know!

XO
chantal

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