The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

What am I going to write? I can just say, I don’t like this and be done with it. But then again, what’s the fun in that? Instead of telling you what I don’t like about it, why don’t I tell you what I wish it could have been? That will be a more positive way of looking at things, right? LOL! No, I don’t think so. It’ll just come out as sarcastic and I can’t help it :-P


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I would have loved it if the cleansing butter came in a glass jar instead of a light tin that goes ‘piak’ when I slap it. It was very unsatisfying. Maybe a glass jar with camomile flakes in it to make it look super pretty and luxurious. I wish the butter really felt like butter. I prefer my cleansing butters and cleansing balms to be rich and creamy not like frozen lard.


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When applied on the skin, it would have been awesome if the balm just melted away, diffusing a relaxing pleasant scent. It’s like aromatherapy and cleanser in one, but this didn’t. I suppose some would have preferred it this way, without any particular scent. I might have detected something, but it was so light I couldn’t figure out what it was. I like my cleansing butters to wash off, or maybe like cleansing oils, emulsify, and leave my skin soft and supple. This one leaves a film of something on my skin. I have to wash it away with another cleanser to make my skin feel clean. I wish this had something to entice me to keep using it, but after a few times of using it, I just put it aside. I’m a narcissist, not a masochist.




In short, if your preferences differ from mine, you will probably like this one. A product is not meant to cater to everybody’s taste, and I’m sure there are some who like this sumptuous cleansing butter. To me though, sumptuous is a little misleading. I wish I could have been more professional in writing this review instead of being an ass. Sometimes it’s refreshing to be a little naughty. Nice is boring. Well, not nasty enough to be a real bitch about it, but you know, just enough to still be safe. Cowardly bitchy? Hahahahaha!

I wish I didn’t have so much fun saying I wish. I wish I tested this product properly before buying. I wish I didn’t buy this. I wish I could stop now.

OK. Last wish granted.


xoxo Lily



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  • Catherine @ bcrueltyfree

    Cleansing butter eh? That’s an interesting concept. Too bad this didn’t work out so well. Interesting that it’s first ingredient is shea butter, I would’ve thought it was a moisturizer if I just saw the ingredients list

    • Lily

      I’m not good with ingredients but I know that sometimes shea butter breaks me out. This one didn’t, Thank god.

  • Larie

    LOL Lily, you crack me up. It’s true, though. Sometimes we just don’t have nice things to say and we want to say exactly what we feel, and I think that’s perfectly fine.

    • Lily

      Mom said that I should shut up if I didn’t have anything good to say but oh well. .. Lol

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  • Sunny

    Hey Lily, I’m sorry to hear your experience with this one is less than stellar! I read about it on MWS and basically decided to stay away from it. Paris’s shoe wax analogy is too memorable :p

    • Lily

      Oh yeah, you just reminded me of that shoe wax. Lol! I was debating then whether to write this review but I guess this is too much fun to miss

  • Icaria

    Like frozen lard? Lol & Ouch! This line could have been real nice but I don’t know what happened. I have a review of the oil comming up soon and well, we can only be honest since not being so would be missleading but it’s not fun, erm, usually that is… :D

    • Lily

      Well, I did strike that off. …. hahahaha!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    LOL I hate this too. The film it leaves on your skin is so YUCK. And now I have this huge tin sitting on my counter and WHAT DO I DO WITH IT NOW? hahaha

    • Lily

      My mom doesn’t seem to mind so I’m lucky she’s not fussy!

  • Makeup Morsels

    hahahah hahahahhaha oh my god I was CRACKING UP throughout this entire review. I think my favorite part was “I would have loved it if the cleansing butter came in a glass jar instead of a light tin that goes ‘piak’ when I slap it. It was very unsatisfying.”

    oh god have to go wipe my tears of laughter away and get myself under control for a moment.

    I think I shall be avoiding this one. Thanks you (seriously, thank you) for this review.

    • Lily

      I’m glad I made you laugh. Really. Lol! Was afraid ppl are trying to be polite instead of telling me I’m nuts. Heh!

  • Sofia

    Thanks now I know never to buy this one, not even look at it when I’m in The Body Shop! xx

    • Lily

      Aaw, I feel a little bad about bashing this now… I’m sure you can look at it. I mean, maybe you’ll like it??

  • Liz

    Hmmmmm… I was curious about it but didn’t realize they used so much wax in it. Got sent the chamomile eye makeup remover which is pretty good. Maybe I’ll try the cleansing oil and skip the balm then. :)

    • Lily

      Most reviews I read are negative, so I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. It might just be the balm? If the oil feels the same, then boo hiss. Yucks!

  • Tiffany

    Haha, I loved this post! I think Tracy said she didn’t like this either, but I can’t remember. Such a shame. Appreciated your complete honesty :)

    • Lily

      Heh, sometimes, it’s nice to just be able to trash it out :-P

  • Kristen @ Glambunctious

    So much to love here, Lily! From this, “a light tin that goes ‘piak’ when I slap it. It was very unsatisfying.” all the way to this: “I’m a narcissist, not a masochist.” HA HA HA!! I always appreciate an honest review, and when it’s this hilarious to read, it’s just icing on the cake! I have had ZERO success with any oil-based cleansers from Department store favorites to organic brands that work very well for most others. I’m betting this one would garner the same results for me!

    • Lily

      Heh… I knew you’d appreciate the sarcasm :-P