Monday, 27 October 2014

Review: The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil


I haven't done a review on here for a while, and I don't think I've ever done one for a skincare product. To start, I'll let you know what type of skin I'm dealing with. I have oily skin, but it's not super oily, and sometimes it can be normal (or, just less oily than usual). Now, let's talk about the product.

I love the Camomile Cleansing Butter from The Body Shop, it's my absolute favourite makeup remover. It takes everything off all at once so you don't have to worry about doing face and eyes separately. When I heard that the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil was supposed to be even better, I jumped at the opportunity to try it when my Cleansing Butter ran out.

I've seen cleansing oils all over YouTube and the blogosphere. They always seemed like a neat idea, but I never really hopped on the bandwagon. I guess I was kind of skeptical because of my oily skin, but I know that oil + oil doesn't necessarily equal oil slick. I have used oils before on my face and not had any problems, however this was the first time I was using an oil cleanser.

First, I used the cleansing oil on dry skin and started working it all over. I found it didn't really do anything for my waterproof mascara (which the Cleansing Butter takes off like a dream!) so I was slightly disappointed in that. But then I remembered I had to use water to emulsify it so I thought that would do the trick. I rinsed my hands and applied the water to my face, but I felt like that didn't do much. I really had to rub at my eyes to get my mascara off and I did not like that at all.

After doing this, I always wash my face to get rid of any extra makeup lingering around and just get that fresh face feeling. I've been using the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser and earlier I noticed that my skin was clearing up since I had started using it. Not anymore. I have little bumps along my forehead, a heck of a lot more blackheads around my nose, and a whole lot of yuck. I hate using this now and I will definitely be going back to the Cleansing Butter.

At $16 a pop, this is definitely not a cheap makeup remover either. It's the same price as the Cleansing Butter, but when it's something you love using and know works, it's worth the price. This however, was a waste of time and money.

The Camomile line at The Body Shop is generally so nice (my mom has used the eye makeup remover, and loves it!) so I'm slightly disappointed that this is something that hasn't turned out well.

Let me know if you guys have used this makeup remover before and if you like it or not. Everyone's skin reacts differently to different products so if you liked it, please let me know. Or if I did something wrong when using it, give me a heads up! I'd love to hear your feedback on this product too in the comments.

Quote of the day: Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don't freeze up. - Thomas Wolfe