Next stop on my quest to conquer as many cleansing balms as possible; The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter.
I ran out of my Clinique Take the Day Off and decided to try out this cleansing butter. I had heard so much about it floating around the beauty blog and vlog world and thought, can’t be bad. So off to my local Ulta, coupon in hand, I went!
To this point, I had tried and loved Lush Ultrabland and Clinique Take the Day Off. The only problem with these is a. Ultrabland is expensive ($29.95 for 3.5 oz.), the closest Lush store is 45 minutes away, and shipping on their site is expensive to just order this and b. Take the Day Off is something I can pickup from my local Belk store (about 15 minutes away), however, it is still a bit pricey ($28.50 for 3.8 oz.). When I priced The Body Shop Cleansing Butter, I saw it was regularly $15 (for 2.7 oz.)! Plus, you can always catch The Body Shop products on sale (currently there is a 40% off the Entire Store sale going on making this $9.00) which makes this girl happy!!! Like I said, I picked mine up from my local Ulta with a $3.50 coupon and ended up paying less than $8 for this tin.
The tin says that it works for All Skin Types, but if you ask me, I think pretty much all cleansing balm or butter type products work for all skin types. The only one that I’ve used that I think could possibly too heavy for an oily skin type would be the Lush one, and that is only because it is a really thick cream that doesn’t wash off quite a clean as the other 2 I’ve tried. However, I get on really well with it, and I think it will continue to be my go to Winter Cleansing Balm.
I really like the scent of The Body Shop cleansing butter. Neither of the others I’ve tried have a scent at all, and that’s fine, but it is a nice change to have a scented one. The scent is super subtle, but it is enough to notice. So if you don’t like scented products, you may not like this one. It’s a really nice light floral scent.
It comes out of the tin really buttery, as the name would suggest, and melts almost instantly into a creamy oil. It doubles up as a makeup remover for even my most stubborn makeup. I scoop out about a teaspoon’s worth, rub between my fingers and massage all over my face. Then I take a warm damp washcloth and wipe off. It doesn’t leave any sort of residue behind. My skin feels amazing and moisturized with just a hint of a refreshing scent that lingers just for a minute or so.
I should probably mention, because my husband wrinkled up his nose at this after reading the tin, it does NOT smell like camomile tea! I do not like the scent of camomile tea. For some reason, I just can’t stomach it. I know many people adore it, but my husband and I aren’t fans. However, this has more of a flowery camomile smell that I really like.
All in all, I could see this becoming my regular cleansing balm if for no other reason than it is cheap, does the job well, and it is easily accessible. If you are in the market for a new cleanser, I highly recommend you check it out!
What is your favorite cleansing balm? I’d love to check it out!