Review – The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (with pictures)

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Hello my loves,

I have always been in a search for a good makeup remover. I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) before and I know it’s quite popular as a makeup remover but it clogs my pores like crazy, and never completely removes my makeup. I got severe acne from using EVOO so I stayed off makeup for a month which was hard because I love makeup! I bought this from the body shop website when I was looking for their Vitamin E mist and I thought I would try it out for you guys.

This cleansing oil retails for $11.91 which is quite affordable. This stuff is a total game changer! I never thought I would have such strong feelings about a cleansing oil but it just improved my skin so much. I have been using it everyday in the morning to take off my night time skincare products and in the evening to take off my makeup. Let’s take a look at the description and ingredients of this product shall we:

Description from the Body Shop website:

This silky-soft cleanser will effortlessly remove make-up from the whole face quickly and effectively, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed and clear of impurities. It’s the ultimate time-saver.

  • Removes make-up

  • Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers

  • Removes waterproof make-up

  • Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed

  • This is one of our beauty gems

Ingredients:

Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Isohexadecane (Emollient/Solvent), Polysorbate 85 (Surfactant-Emulsifying), Sorbitan Trioleate (Surfactant-Emulsifying), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Octyldodecanol (Emollient), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster)

As you can see from the list of ingredients, it contains a lot of natural and organic stuff which is really good for your skin. I always urge people to use more organic skin care products because our skin goes through a lot of harsh ingredients when we use makeup. Skin care should be a relaxing routine for your skin and nothing is better than natural ingredients.
It does contain added fragrance which frightened me at the beginning since I have extremely sensitive skin. But it caused absolutely no reaction. This cleansing oil contains a lot of Emollient as well, this particular ingredient moisturizes dry skin.

It has been raining like crazy where I live, and I have been going for a lot of waterproof makeup because nothing is worse than attending a client with mascara running down your cheeks. But I am sure all of you know that waterproof makeup is a pain in the ass when it comes to taking it off. The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil removes waterproof makeup seamlessly. It removes every last trace of makeup, pulls out impurities from your pores, smooths dry skin patches and removes dead skin cells so it’s everything anyone can ever want from a cleansing oil.

I want to talk about the packaging real quick because a lot of people who used/uses this product complains about the packaging. It comes in a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. I prefer plastic bottles over glass bottle when it comes to cleanser because it just makes it much more travel friendly. However, the pump dispenser is just a huge con for this product. It comes with directions at the very top of pump to let you know which way to turn when you want to open it or close it, but if you ever accidentally twist it the other way you’re gonna break it. The nozzle shoots the product far out of the tube on places other than your hand, such as the wall or the floor. The solution to this particular problem is to face the pump towards your palm.

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The packaging is a con but it is a small price to pay for an amazing product, at least that’s what I think. To really test out how amazing this is, I applied my acne medication which is EXTREMELY hard to take off and IT WORKED! And you know when your pimples are on the healing process and it looks so gross that you wind up popping it, this oil pulled out all of those evil pimples and moisturized my dry patches.

The texture of this oil is quite “silky” and lightweight which makes it much more easier to take off. It’s not thick like EVOO but certainly thicker than a lot of other cleansing oil.

How I use this:

  • Take about 1-2 pump of this on your palm and apply it on your face.
  • Massage for a minute or two, really concentrating on areas where you have large pores, pimples, blackheads etc. At this point you can notice some stuff on your hands, these are the impurities from your pores.
  • Wash your face properly with water, preferably lukewarm water, to emulsify the oil
  • Wipe off the oil with a muslin cloth or a cotton pad soaked in lukewarm water.
  • (optional) Follow up with another cleanser to take off the film of moisture from the cleansing oil.

If you have dry skin like I do, the film of moisture that this oil leaves on your skin will be a good thing, but people with oily/combination skin might find it annoying so you might want to follow up with a foam cleanser.

Overall, I am really happy with this cleansing oil. I have had a huge problem with blackheads in the past, but this cleansing oil just pulls out all of those blackheads. Ever since I started using this oil my skin texture has a lot better.

I highly recommend this product, you will not regret it.

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