February 10, 2014


The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter (rS 895/90 ML) , available at The Body Shop stores and counters and at thebodyshop.in
This cleanser is an indulgent make-up remover for the whole face. It gently and efficiently melts away make-up and impurities, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed and pampered.
  • Gently melts away make-up
  • Leaves skin feeling clean and petal-soft
  • Removes all types of make-up
  • Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter comes in a flat tin tub with a screw on lid. The packaging is simple and travel friendly. I only don't like the metal noise when you open or close the lid.Would definitely have preferred some other material for the packaging, one that would make no noise.

The texture of this cleansing butter is like a solid balm, that melts upon contact with skin,and dissolves all impurities and makeup. You can apply it on dry face and massage into skin, then either rinse off, or wipe with a warn and wet muslin cloth. I usually follow the second option and then rinse my face again either with only warm water or wash with a face wash depending upon the amount of makeup I was wearing. It has some amazing ingredients like Camomile Oil, Olive Oil,Shea Butter and sunflower seed oil that have an emollient effect on skin . The delicate and soft Camomile scent is also quite soothing on the senses!

This cleanser efficiently removes all traces of makeup from the face, including stubborn lipstick and foundation. The balmy texture doesn't allow any scope for dryness, and skin feels soft and nourished. It hasn't ever broken me out , or cause any kind of irritation whatsoever,on my combination skin,so I can safely accept the claim of this being suitable for all skin types. It does not quite remove waterproof eye makeup, but it only claims to be a face cleanser, hence I wouldn't really charge it as being not effective. 

It has Anthemis Nobilis (Camomile)Flower Extract ,commonly known as Roman Camomile, that are known to have Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties in addition to soothing properties . The extracts of this plant are also added to cosmetic products for it's moisturizing properties, and that explains the soft, gentle cleansing action of this Cleansing Butter. I also happened to read a bit about Camomile , and got to know that several people might develop allergic reactions to it, so just to be doubly sure, I would suggest doing a patch test in a store and check for a day before buying the product. 

Overall, The Body Shop CAMOMILE SUMPTUOUS CLEANSING BUTTER is an excellent makeup remover + regular cleanser for your face. It efficiently removes traces of face makeup,and to an extent removes eye makeup as well,barring waterproof mascara and eyeliners. The texture doesn't allow for any dryness that many makeup removers would cause and the gentle camomile oil gives a soothing effect on the skin. It delivers all that it promises to and therefore is one of my highly recommended products from The body shop!. 

A quick demo:

  1. Washable mascara, highly pigmented lipstick
  2. Swatched on arm
  3. applied the cleansing butter
  4. Gently rub, see how it dissolves makeup
  5. Clean with a  wipe, see how some of the mascara still remains.
  6. The grossly dirty tissue ;)


  1. Great Review and thanks for it...seems truly sumptuous..

    1. it's an efficient cleanser Tanmayee..do give it a shot!

  2. Nicely Reviewed Babe :) .. It really does a great job .. Beautifully explained through those swatches :)
    I'm surely giving it a try :)

    1. Thankies dear..I really loved it more for the texture than the actual cleansing ability..It's fun to see the makeup "MELTDOWN" !! lol ;)

  3. im definitely get this once my clinique one gets over!

    1. Rachna, I'm not really sure if it's as good as the Clinique take the day off one, but on it's own,its a great product..I hope you like it :)

  4. lovelyy review dearr.. i am eying this cleansing butter.. but the pricee... :-| ...
    Now as u tempted me.... I will try it to get it soon.. ;)

    1. it's value for money Poonam..One tub will easily last you for more than 2 months, even if used daily...


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