As someone with sensitive, combination skin, prone to breakouts at the mere whiff of additional oils etc, I was more than a little apprehensive about trying this. But the darn sales assistant in my local TBS pitched it so convincingly to me (won't make your skin greasier, has camomile in it so ideal for sensitive skin, brilliant at getting eye makeup off, etc) that I ended up getting it (although secretly I was kind of hoping I'd prove her wrong and could return victorious, showcasing my red, itchy skin and masses of spots).
For 12.00GBP this is quite a bit more than I would usually be prepared to pay for a cleanser from TBS. But that said, after using it for well over two months I'm pleased to report that this has not once left my skin feeling anything but super smooth and deliciously clean. And not a pimple or volcano-like eruption in sight!
The scent of this is definitely not going to be to everyone's taste (it's quite florally) but I don't find it overly offensive and it doesn't hang around once you've washed it off. The consistency is very soft and smooth - almost like candle wax that's still slightly warm and malleable - but once applied and rubbed into the skin it turns into a very light oil which is superb at getting even the most stubborn of mascara and eye makeup off. And as a bonus, this doesn't sting if you get some in your eyes.
A couple of tips I've picked up along the way whilst using this - I would highly recommend investing in a muslin face cloth as I've definitely found this to be the best way to remove the oil without leaving any behind. I'm guessing a flannel would probably work, but the muslin cloth also helps to exfoliate your skin, leaving it feeling nicely cleansed and ready for moisturising. The other thing is that a little goes a long way. A piece no bigger than a pound coin is plenty to get rid of my day's worth of makeup, although it's fair to say I don't wear a massive amount anyway. But still, even with a full-on face of makeup, I doubt you'd need much more.
Based on my experiences I would definitely be interested in getting some more of this once it finally runs out. And I'd also be open to trying some of the others that are now available on the market too.
What a nice little surprise this was at the Body Shop. I was looking for a gift for someone else when this caught my eye. The sales lady told me it was very gentle and good for all skin types. There was a sale on so it went down to a great price so I thought I'd give it a go. The sales assistant did advise me that it works best when removed with a muslin cloth, or at least a flannel. I have to say she was right. This won't rinse off with water alone. I use a sea sponge.
This butter removes even my waterproof makeup and it doesn't sting if it gets into my eyes. The only downside is I don't feel clean after using it. I feel like I need another cleanser to remove the residue. If I skip another cleanser there's faint greasy marks on the towel. I have just toned and moisturised afterwards and my skin was fine but I'm an old fashioned foaming cleanser girl at heart. The other downside is if you wanted to give your skin a really good cleanse and cleanse twice, you'd need to dry your face between usages as it works much better on dry skin.
This is quite calming, and like I said - lives up to it's promise to remove makeup. I bought this to replace my dermalogica pre-cleanse which stings like crazy if it gets in my eyes.
Would I buy this again when it runs out? Probably not. Not because there's nothing wrong with it, but because there's so many oil cleansers on the market and I like trying new things. When I tire of liquid oil cleansers I'll come back to this butter though, as it feels almost decadent using it.
What a great little product from The Body Shop. I had written off a lot of their products as being not worth the time or money, but this has changed my mind. It works very well to take off makeup and is very convenient. You don't have to worry about it spilling, and I love the tin packaging. It takes makeup off very well- no scrubbing required. I find it a little more difficult to get all of my mascara off but that's a common issue I have with all makeup removers. I always double cleanse when I use this because I don't want to risk breaking out. The scent is nice, and I don't like camomile as a rule, but it would be preferable if it was unscented. Also, I find it can be a little drying but that is easily remedied by my regular moisturizer. The only thing I like more than this is the cleansing oil version from The Body Shop, I find that it gets EVERYTHING off, and it does so with even less effort than this.
This is my favorite makeup remover at the moment, removes makeup and has a nice soft scent. I scoop some out with a clean finger and massage all over my face and eyes then add water and continue. I wash after with my CeraVe cleanser and a face cloth, the package says that you can just wipe off with warm water and a muslin cloth or wash cloth but since I'm acne prone I cleanse after to make sure there is no left over residue at all. The reason I like this is that it leaves my skin super soft and I don't have to scrub my eyes or skin a gentle massage is all that's needed. The reason I didn't rate this 5/5 is that it takes more time that other removers, I usually just do it in the shower...but for something that works for me I don't mind spending a few extra minutes.