Its been a while! The dryer season is here, how has your skin been?
You’ll love the following product I’m about to review here – the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter by The Body Shop. Since their Camomile makeup removing series’d been such a hit, I thought I should give the cleanser a go. After all it isn’t everyday you get a ‘cleansing butter’ or is it just a sleekier name to call a cleansing balm – we shall see.
Facial Cleansing Oil Solid in a Tub
Comes in a round flat tin with a lid you can just gently turn and twist open. Don’t be a fool like me, I’ve always thought tin cans need to be pried open with bare fingers like how I used to steal cookies from my mom’s tin container. At times like this I thank myself for having shorter-than-short nails.
Camomile (duh) and a slight hint of meadowy scent akin to freshly-cut grass. Weird, I know. Because there should be more of a floral scent. But I much prefer grass to flowers when they’re freshly cut so. No harm done.
It feels just like lip balm on first touch, but when it warms against your fingers it feels a little softer and waxier than the usual lip balms I suppose (there’s synthetic wax in it). It is like you pour cleansing oils into a tin and let it harden into a paste or solid form. When massaged with water on the skin, it produces no foam. The texture is very velvety and gives a lot of slip.
Retailing at SGD$26.90 at The Body Shop outlets in Singapore.
Synthetic wax (and other binders and emollients), Olive fruit oil, Shea Butter, Sunflower seed oil, Chamomile flower extract, Fragrances.
How To Use the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
According to the staff of The Body Shop, this is a makeup removing cleansing balm, and I’m to massage it directly to dry skin, more or less like how we use cleansing oils to break down the makeup pigments. And then rinse off.
A Velvety Calming Facial Cleanser for Dry Skin
I get where the word “sumptuous” come from. I totally do. Though it is pretty affordable, the experience of using it is indeed luxurious. Some of you who do not like that waxy, ‘silicon-ey’ feeling will not like this. I personally do not like this exact same texture for a face primer but that is because primers are there to stay for as long as you wear makeup. For short sessions of working such into my skin I honestly have no problem. It’s not like it is going settle there and clog your pores.
It doesn’t break down makeup as effectively as with cleansing oils. But it still is a great Step 1 of your skin cleansing routine. A tip from me, if you are using this cleansing butter, try not to use any cleansing oil to further remove your makeup thereafter. Go in with a micellar water instead. You don’t want too much oil in this regime.
Oily skin alert: do not use this on a daily basis. I’ve said it before that I swear by battling oily skin with oils, however because this product contains not just essential oils but also other carrier binding ingredients like synthetic wax and skin conditioners, it’s not like you want them to penetrate into your skin and nourish it from within (like pure essential oils do). DO NOT want to use it too often and risk having those emollient irritating your skin. This product though, may help to loosen tighten, dry skin, making it more comfortable after cleansing.
I have oily skin so I notice my skin gets oilier when I use it more frequently, but if I use it sparingly or when exposed to drier weather when overseas or towards year end, it leaves my skin supple and soften each time. I will recommend this for those with dry skin, and as for oily or combination skin, you know what to do.