Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

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Last winter my skin was incredibly dry so I decided to give cleansing balms a try (I didn't intend for that to rhyme). My first foray into the trend was the much talked about Emma Hardie Amazing Face Lift and Sculp Moringa Cleansing Balm which I loved. This fall has been unusually warm here in Toronto so my skin hasn't really started to react to the weather changes but I know that the cold winter months are looming ahead of us (tomorrow, in fact) so I decided I would give The Body Shops new cleansing balm (or butter) a go. 

The cleansing butter isn't as emollient as the Emma Hardie version in the tin but it melts quite quickly once it comes into contact with the skin and is very easy to spread across the face. I always remove my makeup first with some Bioderma on a cotton pad so I use the cleansing balm to get rid of what has been left over so I can't say how good it is at removing a full face of makeup. Normally I wouldn't cleanse after wiping a balm off but this felt a lot like lard and it didn't feel right to leave my face uncleansed  so I've been cleansing again after which is something I don't really like doing. It seems like a silly third step and I never cleanse after using the Emma Hardie balm. 

I've been enjoying the butter but I don't think it will replace Emma Hardie as my favourite but I do think it is a budget friendly alternative as long as you don't mind cleansing after you've used it. Three steps do make it a bit of an impractical cleanser and I most definitely do not use it on nights when I am tired and rushing to get into bed. What is your favourite cleansing balm?




13 comments:

  1. Iiinteresting!! I always hate using body butters because it's annoying to get them out of the tin, haha. I'm lazy ;)
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  2. I've never tried a cleansing balm - the air is so warm and moist here in Vancouver, dry winter skin isn't much of an issue. But the idea of being able to put a balm on and just wipe it right off, along with make-up, has me intrigued. I'm going to look for the Emma Hardie version, I think :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  3. I love love love my clinique take the day off balm. It is so good at removing all makeup and doesn't leave a film. I did a review on my blog if you want to check it out.

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  5. I have yet to try Emma Hardie, but definitely plan to. Recently I have been using Clinique's Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, and I rather like it!

    Xo, Suzanna | www.zosolights.com

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  6. Sounds like a nice product - I might have to try this although I haven't had a great experience with body shop skincare x

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