Review: The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil


A rinse off cleansing oil with Chamomile, and a blend of Sweet Almond, Sunflower and Soybean oils. Suitable for Sensitive Skin.

Chamomile is a flower that has long been used in Western Apothecary for it's healing, soothing and calming properties. It can generally be found in skincare as an ingredient to help alleviate and prevent skin irritations. Taken internally, usually as a tea, it settles the stomach and can alleviate nausea. Chamomile in Aromatherapy is also used to soothe and calm the mind.

This cleansing oil comes in a 200ml pump bottle that is unfortunately very leaky. Otherwise, I love everything about the packaging.

Been using this as my first cleanser/makeup remover for 3 weeks.

My experience with cleansing oils has not been good for the most part. This is one of the few that I like and can use without irritation. The oil is thin, and it does feel 'silky' as I massage off my makeup. It doesn't seem to clog my pores or dry out my skin. What makes this a winner for me is it doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes even if I massage the oil onto my lashes to remove waterproof mascara, which it does easily.

When I rinse this off, it doesn't leave any tell-tale residues on my skin but since I'm very clog prone by nature, I still follow up with another cleanser afterwards to be sure. This does not make me forsake my favorite form of double cleansing, which is cream+foam, but it's nice to know I have this as an option.

Since I haven't explored a lot of oil cleansers yet, I can't truly say if this is good or not. However, from all the ones I've tried, this one has given me hope that there are oil cleansers that perform well for sensitive skin and are reasonably priced. It also doesn't hurt that The Body Shop is a notoriously Cruelty Free company and supports Fair Trade around the world.

The Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil is part of The Body Shop's permanent skincare collection. There is also a balm version of this which is also very well praised in the beauty community. I might try that one next!