My Top 3 Cleansing Products From The Body Shop

I am someone that loves to wear makeup. I haven't always been - I used to be such a tomboy when I was younger, and preferred wearing combat trousers and playing in the mud to trying to perfect my cat flick eyeliner. But since I've started to enjoy makeup more and more, I've become increasingly aware of the different ways to remove it. While I am a huge fan of micellar waters for a quick fix, I actually really enjoy giving my face a proper clean at the end of the day with cleansers and scrubs. In steps The Body Shop, my absolute fave for all things skincare and bath products. Despite my oily T-zone, I've always been thankful for my skin. I've never suffered with acne or dryness, and even though it was in good condition before I discovered The Body Shop, I feel like it has looked and felt so much better since I did, and I definitely think these products have a lot to do with it!

Before sitting down and writing this post, I hadn't realised that each of my top three were from a different key ingredient section of the store, which is very unusual for me. J will tell you, I have an internal meltdown if my shampoo and conditioner don't match! Not only are they from different sections, but they all have different textures and ways to apply them, so this may end up being quite a long and rambly post!

If I have had a pretty long day and my entire face has been covered in makeup, the first product I reach for is the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter. I swirl my fingers around the top layer of the product, which is like a solid oil almost, and then apply directly to my skin, making gentle circles. It glides on so easily and it doesn't require any scrubbing for you to see results. I even use it on eye makeup because it's that gentle. I'm not too big on the scent of camomile, but this has a really subtle scent that isn't too overpowering. This packaging of this product states that it is for "all skin types" but I'd say that if you have sensitive skin, you'll probably love this. Now, I've seen a lot of people say online that they just apply this, rinse it off and they're good to go, but I find that just rinsing it off leaves an oily residue, which is why I pair it with my next fave.

Once I've applied a good layer of the butter, and kind of smudged my makeup around and made it loose, I go in with the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser. Me and this fella have got a long term love affair going on, and I feel like I just can't be unless I have this product in my life. It is seriously AMAZING. So, with my smudgy panda face, I take the foaming cleanser, and squirt 3 pumps on to a Boots Botanics Deep Cleansing Cellulose Sponge (I know they're not from The Body Shop, but these guys are awesome), and gently scrub at my face. Sometimes I'll need to pump on a little extra, sometimes I don't, but it removes absolutely every trace of makeup and camomile butter that was there. I really can't fault it! I also use without applying the butter first if I haven't been wearing an excessive amount of makeup during the day. One thing I particularly love is the way it fizzes when it comes into contact with any makeup, as it shows that it's already working to remove it from my face. I also love that it's a foam. It means that I don't end up using way too much and running out of it too quickly. Seriously, I must have been using the bottle in the image for about 2 months now, and while it's getting pretty low, 2 months isn't bad! This aimed at "blemished skin" and I'm pretty certain I have this product to thank for keeping my skin pretty spot free!

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator, which is my go to if I haven't been wearing makeup and just need to rid my face of the day. I love the entire seaweed range, but this product (and the Oil-Control Gel Cream) is what really stands out for me. The promise of pore-cleansing and the fact that it is aimed at "combination/oily skin" is what really drew me to it, and honestly, it ticks both of those boxes. I used to be very self-conscious about the pores on my nose, because they're pretty huge. It seems as though it's a genetics thing, as both my mum and sister have large pores too, but I was convinced that they were really massive blackheads. So I tried this stuff out and was disappointed to find that my 'blackheads' were still there. Fast forward a few months, a few products and some of those black nose strip things later, I realised that my nose was actually clean, I'm just blessed with large pores, but this exfoliator definitely minimises them as much as it can! It's also great for controlling my oil, as well as making my face feel squeaky clean. It's a fairly rough scrub with quite large particles, so I feel like it takes off a decent amount of dead skin and makes my skin feels super duper smooth. It's another one that I really can't fault!

So those are my top 3 cleansing products from The Body Shop that I go back to time and time again. I feel as though I'm never going to fall out of love with them, and I don't really mind! I definitely do want to branch out and try other cleansers, but you know when you find something so perfect that you kind of just don't want to let go? THAT.


6 comments

  1. That camomile cleansing butter sounds really interesting! I need to get much better at double cleansing, I am just using micellar water at the moment.

    JH | hellojenniferhelen.com

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    1. It is quite interesting! I'd never used a solid cleansing oil before it, so had no idea what to expect, but it just seems to melt any makeup on my face! I love doing a double cleanse, but I'm guilty of just using micellar water sometimes x

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  2. We were recommended the sea weed stuff for my daughter who is developing a few pimples. She didn't like it.but I used it instead and was impressed. The hoopers

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    1. Ahh I can understand why that would have been recommended, as it probably would have dried out any spots, but I have to say that the tea tree range is amazing for blemished skin. My partner swears by the 3-in-1 tea tree product from The Body Shop to keep is skin clear! x

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  3. I use the chamomile cleanser and tend to remove it with a face cloth. I don't mind the oily residue as I find it moisturisers my face. I always remove make-up with micellar water first then use this. Will take a look at the tea tree product next time i'm in the shop as anything to keep the spots at bay sounds a winner to me!
    Amy at Amy & More

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    1. I've actually ran out of my tea tree foam, so I'm currently using the solid oil and taking it off with a sponge. It's working really well for me, but I do prefer a double cleanse! Using micellar water first sounds like a good idea! x

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