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I’ve been into skincare more than makeup lately, so I figured it would be interesting to see what past-me thought about some skincare products.
My early 2016 posts were about The Body Shop’s camomile range:
The Silky Cleaning Oil
The Cleansing Butter
The Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
Cleansing is an important part of my skincare routine. It was interesting to look back on these and see how my opinions have changed over the years, so here’s a little update.
“I don’t think I’d ever use my hands for this, as it would get far too messy.”
Well thankfully the princess in me is gone and I now understand that the majority of skincare products are applied with your hands.
The pump helps distribute the right amount of product, so using your hands is definitely not as messy as I thought it would be. In fact, I much prefer using my hands now and I don’t know how I was ever using cotton pads in the first place – the roughness and product waste!
Fingertips, 2 pumps of oil, silky soft, smooth smooth smooooooth!
This is my holy grail makeup remover; I even decant it into a smaller bottle to travel with. I can’t express how amazing the Camomile range is for sensitive skin.
Since my original post, the price has only risen from £10 to £12. Still super affordable and I never let myself run out of this. The Body Shop continues to have offers running all the time and it’s so easy to rack up a £5 voucher.
Now £11 from £10.
This product never really grew on me, but I don’t hate it.
Usually if I really want to go to bed but someone’s in the bathroom for ages, this is my backup makeup remover. Aside from that, I never really reach for it.
“A little goes a long way even to remove quite a full coverage foundation.”
Since I got into double cleansing, I never feel like I’m using enough product and so I’m not getting enough of my makeup off. Also, the idea of essentially “double dipping” and going in for more product after rubbing my face once already is gross.
It’s Camomile so yes, it’s non-irritating but it’s definitely not as satisfying as the oil. Can live without it.
|L’Oreal Lash Paradise Extatic Mascara|
|Everyday Natural Makeup Routine|
|Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex|
|The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum-in-Oil|
Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
Somehow this used to be my favourite of the three and I rated it “100/5.”
Since the mind-blowing realisation that it was okay to use cleansers with my hands, I haven’t looked back. I hate using cotton pads for anything other than toner now.
I do still rate this product for its ability to remove waterproof eye/lip makeup, but I could absolutely live without it.
Overall, the Cleansing Oil is the best all-rounder:
- You can use your hands; no pesky cotton pads
- It’s an oil, so it’s super effective at breaking down all makeup. You don’t have to scrub and tug at your eyes
- It’s silky, silky, silky smooth
- 2 pumps is sufficient
- Camomile is the absolute ONE for sensitive skin
- Long lasting and affordable
- Did I mention it’s hella smooth?
Thanks for taking a trip down memory lane with me and cringing at my old posts!
Have you tried this range? Do you agree more with past-me, present-me or neither of us? Is cleansing an important part of your skincare routine?
Originally posted 2020-04-13 15:00:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter