Review: The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

June 9, 2021

It’s been a while since I’ve needed to use a cleansing balm to remove a face full of makeup but a few weeks ago my skin got quite irritated with a new product I was trying and I needed to pare everything back to simple and nourishing basics and The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter is exactly that; simple, soothing and reliable. Useful for ploughing through makeup and SPF but equally fab for just a gentle cleanse at the end of the day. This is what I reach for if I want something with enough slip that I can do a light massage and really nourish and soften my skin at the same time.

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

What Makes It Special:
This simple and inexpensive cleanser is made with sensitive skin front of mind. It’s formulated with nourishing Shea Butter and Olive Oil to soothe and calm irritated skin, and contains Camomile extract grown in Norfolk in England from a collection of family farms. It does contain additional fragrance, which can be irritating to some people, but I’ve given this to incredibly sensitive skinned family members and they’ve absolutely loved it. This cleansing butter treads the line well between being able to remove makeup and grime, while still being gentle enough to use daily on sensitised skin.

Why I Like It:
This appropriately named ‘sumptuous butter’ is a soft, white balm that melts on contact into a silky oil. Perfect for irritated, broken skin (it’s my go-to when I’m unwell and my nose is dry and flaky), it doesn’t sting and soothes and softens like a dream. There is a wonderfully light herbaceous scent that adds to the refreshing feeling and it leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and cared for. The Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter is a dream to travel with; it won’t leak, has light packaging and it doesn’t take up too much space. Plus, it’s so versatile; it removes makeup, is kind on irritated skin and is perfect for an everyday evening cleanse, this really does it all.

What I Don’t Like About It:
Unlike most balm cleansers the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter doesn’t sting my eyes, but it can make them feel a bit ‘foggy’ so I’m careful when I use to not go over my eyes too roughly. Also, the recommended usage is to rinse off *or* use a washcloth. The balm leaves a slight oily residue so for me I would always use a cloth and/or follow it up with a second cleanse to remove fully.

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

Apply to a dry face and massage in gently until the balm has melted. Rinse off with warm water and a damp face cloth.

Product Claims:
Effortlessly removes makeup in one quick step – agree
Used regularly will keep skin feeling refreshed and nourished – agree

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Parfum/Fragrance, Linalool, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Limonene, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Citric Acid.

Available From:
The Body Shop

20ml tin – $9
90ml tin – $25

Absolutely. This is my third *I think* tin of Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter and it’s something I’ll always have on hand. It’s inexpensive, it lasts ages and I can use it no matter how my skin is feeling, with or without heavy makeup, and I can reliably lend it to even the most sensitive skinned family and friends and know it’ll work for them too, it’s definitely one of the most versatile cleansers I own.

Comments (2)

  • Kirsty

    June 10, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    I love The Body Shop’s Camomile range, including the Sumptuous Cleansing Butter! You’ve just reminded me to pick another tin up when I place an order because I’ve only got a little bottle of the eye makeup remover at the moment from the Camomile range and the cleansing butter is a bit more heavy-duty when it comes to removing makeup x

    1. steffaniebee

      June 13, 2021 at 9:49 am

      The tin is such a goodie to have on hand and you’re right, so good at removing makeup! x

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