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Friday, 1 August 2014

Review: The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil

Having tried (and adored), Úna Brennan's Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil, I was keen to delve a little deeper into the world of cleansing oils and try something new; that something came in the form of The Body Shop's Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, about which I have read rave review upon rave review, leading me to have pretty high hopes for this little bottle. On top of that, its name is a little bit less of a mouthful than the Úna Brennan offering, and I really like the flowers on the bottle!
Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil Review
"Cleansing oil. Effortlessly lifts away impurities and even removes waterproof make-up. Shake before use. massage into dry skin, add water to emulsify and rinse. Suitable for sensitive skin."
My first impressions are pretty good, purely on the basis of the fact that the bottle features a pump. This may seem obvious but it was a feature that was lacking on my Úna Brennan Oil and made for a fairly messy experience and a fair bit of product wastage; with the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, however, I can quickly and easily press the pump twice and have the perfect amount of oil to cleanse my whole face. I like to massage my two pumps onto a dry face with my hands, taking a minute or two to work it in well, before steaming for a few seconds with a flannel or muslin cloth wrung out in hot water, and polishing off. I generally use this as a first cleanse in the evening, following with a gel or cream cleanser to ensure my skin is completely clean before I move onto the next phase of my skincare routine.
Camomile Cleansing Oil
[Ingredients: Glycine Soja Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil,
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isohexadecane,
Polysorbate 85, Sorbitan Trioleate, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol,
Parfum, Linalool, Tocopherol, Limonene, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Citric Acid.]
The scent of this oil is absolutely beautiful, a really light and fresh floral scent which I really enjoy of an evening; it's perfect for helping me to relax at the end of the day. The oil feels gorgeous on the skin - it really lives up to its name as it is incredibly silky, as well as doing a good job of lifting away make-up, dirt and oil from the skin. Upon adding a few drops of water, the oil emulsifies, making it easy to remove with a flannel or cloth, with no oil residue or filmy feeling left behind on the skin.
Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil Review
Priced at £10 for 200ml of product, The Body Shop's Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil is at the higher end of affordable as far as cleansers go for me; it's one I'll consider repurchasing in the future, although as always I'm keen to try new products are there are couple more cleansing oils I'd like to try before deciding which is best suited to my needs. I would happily recommend this to anyone looking for a light oil to remove make-up; this lifts grime away from the skin efficiently and doesn't leave a clingy film afterwards. Have you tried The Body Shop's Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil? What's your preferred type of cleanser? Do you have a favourite cleansing oil?

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  1. I've never used a cleansing oil before, only foaming cleansers. Might give this one a shot, it looks so light on your hand! Though my skin is dry, I'm wary of heavier oils. You have beautiful skin!

    1. I have oily skin and find foaming cleansers really drying so I don't know how you manage! I'd definitely recommend giving me this a go though, it feels lovely on the skin :) xo

  2. I never tried any cleansing oil...but this seems an interesting one. Chamomile also has natural soothing properties.. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I love this oil! so great at removing makeup.


  4. I actually use baby oil to remove makeup most of the time - people think it blocks pores but that's based on old research done on rabbits! I then follow with a foaming cleanser and it works really well for me.
    Lena :)

  5. I really love the L'Oréal Miracle Cleansing Oil! I find it's really balancing and leaves my skin so soft!


  6. I have yet to try this one. It will go to my wish list :) I have been loving their cleansing butter. Lovely review! xo's

    Pink Frenzy

  7. I do keep meaning to pick this up to try along with the cleansing balm from the same range, I hear nothing but positive things :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing


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