Wednesday, 7 May 2014

New Cleansing Duo

 I've been mixing things up recently with my skincare (that's about as exciting as my life gets atm), and trying desperately to find the products that work best for my skin in order to create a good solid skincare routine. I'd wanted to try a cleansing oil in forever so a few weeks ago I went in and purchased these two little beauty's from The Body Shop. Now before I start telling you all about them I'd like to say that I've completely fallen in love with the Silky Cleansing Oil, but the Camomile Gentle Eye Make up Remover just isn't doing it for me at all! I'm so gutted about this!

So, lets start with the disappointing one. The thing is, its not a particularly bad product, its just that its exactly the same as most of the eye make up removers you can buy in Superdrug for a quarter of the price. And its definitely not gentle. I had to scrub for ages to remove all my eye make up and even then, there was still a little mascara left over on my lashes. To be honest, I want an eye make up remover to remove my make up without all that effort. Not only is all that scrubbing going to give me wrinkles, but I'm also a bit too lazy and like removing make up to be as effortless as possible...because I'm always too darn tired to sit and spend ages getting my eye make up off and I'd really just like to hop straight into bed! The other thing I disliked about this was the smell. I don't know whether that is the camomille, but the oil doesn't smell like that so it can't be!? I mean I could be wrong, but this kind of smells like whiskey?! Which is obviously going to make your skin smell amazing...NOT.

The Silky Cleansing Oil on the other hand is a definite thumbs up! I love this stuff so much! I thought it might leave my combination/spot prone skin a lil greasy or make me break out, but that is not the case. This makes my face feel unbelievably clean, and unlike the eye make up remover it dissolves all my make up in a matter of seconds! I feel like I'm left with bright, fresh looking skin after I use this and there is definitely no foundation residue on my pillow the next day. I normally use this in the evening as a more luxurious way of taking my make up off, but its a bit too fussy for me in the morning as I just like to jump out of bed and onto the train to work/uni/wherever. It also smells quite pleasant, which is strange, because the other one smells so bad. Its probably a little pricey at the ten pounds mark, but I would say its worth it, and I'm happy to pay a little bit more for good quality skincare that actually works. 

Have any of you ever used these two products? What did you think?


  1. Ive been loving the camomille oil and the balm, both are amazing x

    1. I haven't used the balm but I really want to! Got my friend the balm for her birthday :) xxxxxx

  2. I love this line from Body Shop. The cleansing balm is amazing.

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

    1. Need to try the balm so much haha! I loved my Emma Hardie one!! xxxxxx

  3. Lovely post! Really want to try the oil!

    Could you check out my blog and follow it on bloglovin? I will follow back! I have a new post everyday!

    Stay fancy!
    xxx Kelly-Louise

    1. Sure lovely!! I'll have a wee swatch after I get my post up!! :)



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