You hear it all the time, but it's so true; the most important aspect of your beauty routine is skincare. Ensuring that your make-up is sufficiently taken off and replenished with serums and moisturisers is well worth investing a little more time and money into- they say that if your skincare base is perfected then the rest of your make-up will fall into place. Having had experience with dry and sensitive skin, I turned to cleansing balms and oils rather than foams to help return my skin to its normal balance. Surfactants in foaming cleanser stripped my sensitive skin too much, while I found balms to be the perfect option to nourish my skin during the cleansing process. Although I've built up quite a collection of balms, I have recently been turning to this Body Shop Cleansing Butter which is an absolute dream to use.
Packaged in a cute screw-top tin, the Body Shop camomile cleansing butter is a super affordable, easy and effective balm to get your hands on. You may be worried that using a balm cleanser will leave your skin feeling greasy, but this nourishing butter does not do this in the slightest. Swirling your fingers around the surface of the butter lifts the perfect amount to massage over your face and provide your skin with a deep clean. This works best applied to dry skin and then either rinsed off with warm water or wiped away with a warm, damp muslin cloth to ensure all of the butter is off. The silky texture feels amazing to use, and the soothing camomile fragrance turns your monotonous cleansing routine into something a little more indulgent and relaxing. You don't need a lot of this butter to provide a good cleanse, but I do often double cleanse to just make sure all of my make-up is off (especially if I had piled it on that day). For the past week, I've been using it alongside my Magnitone cleansing brush and has found it is the perfect partner to this beauty technology.
This product is great for melting away your make-up at the end of a long day; I usually take my eye make-up off before I use a cleansing balm but have found there is no need with this Body Shop butter. It breaks down even the toughest of make-up (I have some really stubborn eyeliners which it melts off with ease) without being the slightest bit harsh on your skin. This is the perfect product for anyone with sensitive skin; it's gentle and soothing whilst taking of every last bit of make-up and nourishing your skin with oodles of natural oils and shea butter. A little goes a long way with this butter, and at only £13 it's not even that much of an investment. It will last you forever and hugely improve your skin (aside from the odd stress-related break-out it has totally cleared up my skin), plus the Body Shop doesn't test any of their products on animals. I would highly recommend it!
Have you tried this Body Shop cleansing butter? What are your favourite cleansing balms?