The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter

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Being my first time trying a balm cleanser, The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Balm seemed like a good place to start at just £11.

They also more recently added a smaller, 20ml sample size for £5.

I eventually got fed up of reading about how makeup wipes aren’t good for your skin; how you’re just spreading dirt around and basically not doing yourself any favours. I was noticing that wipes were leaving quite a bit of makeup behind when I’d go in with a cleanser/toner afterwards too, so I decided to branch out….

…And I’m so glad I did.

I’ve now become one of those people that insist face wipes are rubbish and I am forever converted to The Body Shop’s camomile range.

Within the range are four products:

  • A cleansing butter
  • A waterproof eye & lip makeup remover
  • A gentle eye makeup remover
  • A silky cleansing oil
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At £11 for 90ml, my immediate thought was that the price was quite steep compared to the 3 for £5 face wipes I was so accustomed to. 


A little goes a long way with this product, even to remove quite a full coverage foundation.


To be used with the hands, my only gripe with cleansing balms is having to dig into them. That said, you don’t need a lot.

I had initially tried just swirling my hand on the surface, but it’s not possible to pick up enough product this way and you’ll need to double dip. Bit grim.

A lot of people are put off by the “greasy” feel, but realistically, it’s a butter. It’s going to be greasy.
Best removed with a wet face cloth, my skin is left feeling softer than ever. No matter how much I use, I don’t ever find it to be thick.


The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter works perfectly as a first cleanse, but I’d still go in with a second cleanser after.

However I use this product, no matter how much I rub, my skin doesn’t come out red at all – a huge deal for me. Face wipes (even those for sensitive skin, although less so) leave me with a lot of redness, so the “calming” part of the product description is definitely accurate!

Absolutely no doubt I’ll be repurchasing this, to get a better idea of how long it can last.

Highly recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin looking for a non-drying, gentle but effective first cleanser.

Full ingredients, for anyone interested:
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)

Have you tried The Body Shop camomile cleansing range?

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