If you’re a fellow beauty blogger, you’ll know that the temptation to try products you never even knew existed pre-blogging life is pretty strong. An example of this for me is cleansing butter. This time last year I had no idea what cleansing butter was, and I probably wouldn’t have touched it with a barge pole, but since trying it I have fallen in love. Specifically, since trying The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter.
I know I’m sort of late to the party with this one, as I’ve seen a lot of reviews (which is what made me buy it!) but throwing another opinion in the mix never hurt anyone! I like to think that reviewing products as someone who suffers from bad eczema and dry skin offers a different perspective to those with different skin types who will obviously have their own experiences.
My skin has been a nightmare recently- I have always suffered from a dry face in winter, but by April it has normally cleared. It has literally only just started behaving better within this past month, and it’s July, you guys. Winter ended aaaages ago. This is the longest I’ve ever suffered from dry skin on my face, and I was getting really down about it. At the worst point, everything I used made my face red, raw and irritated and my foundation was catching on all the dry patches and making me just look a big old mess. The only two products that I used during this period (excluding my prescription cream) that didn’t make me want to scratch my face off, are The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-oil (see my review here) and of course their camomile cleansing butter. So basically, The Body Shop are winning in my eyes.
I’d just like to clarify that the cleansing butter is not a miracle eczema product. I sort of hoped it would help get rid of my eczema with it being moisturising and gentle, but all I could ask was not make it any worse so I guess that’s still a bonus! Expecting a cleanser to help clear up eczema is probably a long shot anyway (although if you have any recommendations, please let me know!)
A big positive of this cleanser for me is that it removes my mascara without excessive clawing at my eyes. And I wear Benefit They’re Real mascara, which is notoriously hard to remove (I’m not a fan of their special remover for it at all). My method for using this cleanser is to scoop some onto my finger (you don’t need much at all) and then rub it in all over my face with my finger tips, giving it a good massage in. I do my eyes last so I’m not smearing mascara all over my face! I gently massage it into my lashes with my eyes shut until I feel the mascara starting to soften, and then use a muslin cloth or flannel soaked in warm water to gently wipe all my make up away- magic!
It’s one of those products, like Vaseline, where it just goes down reaaaalllly slllloowly so it’s definitely worth every penny. You really don’t need to use much, so if you do start shovelling it onto your face it may start to run out quite quickly- it melts really easily so keep on massaging and use a muslin cloth or flannel. Try your nearest Body Shop outlet store, as I got mine from there and it came in a little packet with a muslin cloth for just £10.50- not bad, eh?
Have you tried this cleanser before? What are your thoughts? If you’re an eczema sufferer, I’d love to hear your experiences too.