After using Lipidol’s Cleansing Face Oil and being really impressed, I thought I’d give The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil a try, as I’d heard so many people raving about it.
This cleansing oil is a transparent yellow colour and has a slightly sweet Camomile scent. It does contain calming Camomile extract from Norfolk, England and the base of the oil seems to be made up of Soya Bean oil and Sweet Almond Oil. It claims to “gently and effortlessly lift away make-up and impurities, even waterproof make-up” and is packaged in a clear plastic, 200ml bottle with a pump-action spout. The slender bottle is the perfect size to store on the side of the bath or in the shower caddy and it is suitable for use on sensitive skin.
I have used this oil over the bathroom basin, as well as in the shower. It’s really easy to use, simply apply to a dry face, massage it around to lift make-up and then add a little water to emulsify before rinsing off.
I find that a single pump is sufficient for days when I have no make-up on (or mascara only) and on days where I have full make-up, I need 2-3 pumps. The oil works well to remove most make-up but I do find that my long-wear pencil eyeliner still lingers and I have to wash with a foaming cleanser after using the oil to get rid of this.
Another thing I found is that The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil doesn’t emulsify as well as Lipidol Face Cleansing Oil and that The Body Shop one tends to leave an oily film on the shower floor after using it in-shower, it also leaves a slightly oily feel on my skin and has caused blurry eyes, whereas the Lipidol one emulsifies completely, it doesn’t leave my eyes feeling blurry and it rinses away cleanly, both from my skin and the shower floor.
Unfortunately, I won’t be buying The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil again. I’ll be trying ZA Deep Cleansing Oil next, but will definitely be using Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil again in the future, as it seems to work so well for me. I do prefer the packaging of the Body Shop one, so I will keep the bottle and decant Lipidol’s Oil into the pump bottle!
Lipidol is also more affordable, at only 6c per ml, while The Body Shop comes in at 17c per ml, and I just prefer the smell, feel and emulsifying abilities of Lipidol!