Friday, 18 April 2014

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter and Silky Cleansing Oil

I've been using The Body Shop's Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter (£12) and Silky Cleansing Oil (£10) for over a month now, so thought I'd sit down and share my thoughts on them. I was going to review them separately, but other than the form they come in, they're very similar. I've used a cleansing balm before (Lush's Ultrabland), and loved it, so wanted to try another. I've never used a cleansing oil, though, so was intrigued to see the results. For reference, I have combination oily skin.

They both have a light, fresh-floral scent, which is very pleasant. I'm not too bothered about the scents of facial products (this is a different story when it comes to body products!), but it's always an added bonus when they smell nice. They both remove my makeup well, too, and leave my skin feeling soft. Baby skin soft. Lush's Ultrabland left my skin feeling like I'd just applied an intensive moisturiser, but these make my skin feel like I've applied an intensive moisturiser the night before and woken up to soft skin. I've been using the Silky Cleansing Oil more than the Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, but that's simply because it's quicker to pump than it is to unscrew and scoop. The Silky Cleansing Oil is also cheaper, but I love them both equally. I just love the solid form of the Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, and it's great for travelling.

I think these cleansers have become my new favourites, and I'll certainly be repurchasing. Full price, they're a little expensive, but who ever pays full price for The Body Shop products? There's always an offer on!


  1. Seeing them side by side makes me want to try the oil once my (2nd!) pot of the butter runs out, as you get so much more with the oil! I do have to re-cleanse after using the butter as for some reason it leaves my skin feeling a little grimy at times - maybe I should try using less each time, haha? Nice review as usual :) x

  2. I've been wanting to try these products for a while as I really like The Body Shop and after reading your (awesome) review I'm really tempted to as I have the same skin type! :) x

  3. I've just bought both of these products, so I'm excited to try them out ;)
    xxx Claire

  4. They sound really good! Especially the butter. Always have to take advantage of the body shop offers!

    Laura | Laurzrah xx

  5. No way, I was just looking at these on Caroline Hirons's blog and TBS website, I am getting the oil come payday or when there is a decent code on the Bodyshop going ;)


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