If your skin looks anything like ours does right now, you’re probably in need of a little New Year reboot. And what better way to refresh your routine than going back to basics, and finding a simple yet effective cleanser that’ll work its magic without breaking the bank?
Fortunately for us, The Body Shop’s Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter ticks all of these boxes and then some. In fact, over the years it’s become one of the brand’s most popular skincare offerings, and has racked up almost 900 (yes, 9-0-0) glowing reviews on its website, from customers who are not only wowed by the formula but its purse-friendly price tag.
Infused with soothing camomile extract from Norfolk, the rich butter melts away every trace of make-up while removing daily oil and grime, and it’s so gentle that it’s suitable for sensitive skin and even contact lens wearers too.
Fans of the balm say it’s far superior to more expensive alternatives they’ve tried, with many saying it’s stayed their ultimate holy grail buy for years.
‘This product is one of my desert island faves,’ wrote one. ‘Without fail it takes my make up off, doesn’t irritate my skin, and in fact makes it lovely and soft. I’ve gone through a good 15+ of these and I don’t see myself quitting.’
‘This is the best makeup remover I’ve used,’ agreed another. ‘I have sensitive combination skin. I get dry patches, oily areas and regularly break out. I’ve been using this for a few months and can honestly say that I cannot be without it.’
‘I spent years using a £33 cleansing oil that was really great, but then I found this and I am definitely not disappointed,’ echoed a third. ‘I don’t think I will use anything else now! This takes every single bit of makeup off, mascara, liner the lot.’
The cleanser isn’t just efficient at scrubbing the day away; others say it’s helped to reduce their acne, refine their pores and calmed redness, leaving them wowed with their complexion after prolonged use.
To get the most out of your pot, massage a small blob of the butter across your face and buff it away with warm water and a wet muslin cloth or flannel. At £10 for a 90ml tin, your initial investment will go a long way – and according to those who’ve already got their hands on it, it’s worth every penny.