Renaissance Girl

So you guys have probably noticed that my love affair with the Body Shop has been going through a bit of a renaissance lately. I just think that they have great products at completely reasonable prices. I’ve been branching out in what I buy there, in the past I’ve just stuck to body wash and lotion, and I’ve been very pleased.

Recently I’ve been hearing a lot about cleansing balms on different blogs and on YouTube. In particuar, the Emma Hardie cleansing balm has been getting a lot of attention. It sounds divine but I just can’t stomach spending $56 or more on a cleanser. Seems a little cray, oui? Enter The Body Shop. They do a cleansing butter (same thing my pets) at a regular girl price point! The Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter is about $16 and is just divine.

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I got mine for 50% off! Anyway, it’s a solid in the pan but as you work it into your face it melts into a lovely, indulgent oil. It melts off make-up in moments and rinses off easily leaving your skin squeaky clean and moisturized.  I really enjoy using this product. I take it off with a warm face cloth and it’s lovely; almost as nice as a hot bath. It’s also very gentle. I massage it right into my eyelids and it doesn’t irritate my eyes at all.

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As you can see, I’ve already used it a lot! I think this cleansing butter is destined to become a staple in my skin care routine.

How do you take your make-up off?

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13 thoughts on “Renaissance Girl

  1. I need this in my life. I think I am rubbing all my eyelashes off trying to get my eyemake- up off. I like products that do face and eyes at the same time. I need to see if we have this in UK body shops. Thanks!!

  2. My only fear is that it might make my skin break out – is it non-comedogenic? (does it say on the packaging?) Otherwise, it sounds fantastic! I’ve made my mum a convert to Body Shop for their Cocoa Body Butter – she loves it and this is a woman who used to think Vaseline Intensive Care was an indulgent treat back in the day!

      • I may have to give it a try then. My current eye makeup remover pads suck so something different to take off the eye makeup may be a welcome change. Hopefully, it’s not so thick as face/cold cream for taking makeup off – that stuff does make me break out (and probably causes humungous clogs in drains from all the grease/oils in cold cream). Any signs that the face butter irritates eyes? My eyes don’t need an excuse to get all dry, sore and stingy (contacts give them enough of a reason for that).

        For my usual face wash/makeup removal, I use a light cleanser like Cetaphil (or cheaper generic/store brand version) for a rinse. Then put another layer of the cleanser on and use my Olay skin brush for a round over my face. Then rinse and use either witch hazel on a cotton pad or Garnier grape oil toner on a cotton pad. Now, with the colder/drier weather, I put Nivea creme on my face before bed.

  3. I love my skin brush – I’m too frugal (hell, cheap!) to spend a wad of cash on the Clairsonic one but I’ve been using the Olay one for over a year (with a non-scented gentle skin cleanser rather than the microdermabrasion style gritty cleansers included with the kit) and my skin is much more manageable – it seems to soak up my moisturizers better and I’ve had fewer severe cases of flaky face in the winter months. Even my breakouts seem to be fewer and far between.

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