The Body Shop’s Cleaning Balm & Palmer’s Cleansing Oil

I am getting older and my skin is less forgiving to the abuse I put it through. That coupled with the fact that “winter is coming” and I am looking for new, skin friendly, ways to remove my makeup, clean my skin — all while maintaining my current level of laziness when it comes to personal hygiene (seriously I hate to wash my hair, dry my hair, remove my makeup … it all interferes with my sleep).

So when I was wandering around the body shop I was very curious to find and try the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Balm.  I also was lucky to win a contest put on by Beauty Vixen where I received a Palmer’s package (including the cleansing oil which i have heard nothing but great things about).

 These seemed to all be a sign so I decided this was going to be the winter that I step up my skincare game!

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Balm

According to the Body Shop

  • This cleanser is an indulgent make-up remover for the whole face.
  • It gently and efficiently melts away make-up and impurities, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed and pampered.
  • Removes all types of make-up
  • Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers

According to me

I love this product! It is so creamy it feels less like a cleanser and more like a deep hydrating cream. It really does melt away the make-up and is so gentle on the skin.

The way I have made the product work best for me is to apply about a tablespoon of the cream on my face and neck, wet my hands and massage my face. Then I use a cotton pad to really wipe off my eye make-up and then I finally rinse it off. I’m not totally sure that my skin is fully clean with this product alone so them I cleanse as normal and apply my moisturizer.

At a $16 price point this is a must have product – especially if you struggle getting off all the mascara but still demand white sheets (or am I the only one out there?).


Palmer’s Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil

According to Palmer’s

  • Gently deep cleanse skin with the power of Pure Cleansing Oils, Cocoa Butter and Vitamin C
  • Purifies complexion for clear, soft and brighter looking skin.
  • Ideal for all skin types.

According to me

I totally understand why people are raving about cleansing oil now. My skin is loving this product. It is so moisturizing and unlike the body shop cleaning balm I really do feel like my skin has gotten a deep clean. Also it don’t feel like there’s a greasy or oily feel afterwards – it seems to be the perfect amount of moisture for my skin.



I thought to myself “SELF, these are both great products … why can’t I use them both?” And I did and am forever grateful.

I have been using the cleansing balm as a make-up remover and initial cleanser. I then follow with the cleansing oil and BAM clean happy skin!

4 thoughts on “The Body Shop’s Cleaning Balm & Palmer’s Cleansing Oil

  1. Hi Melissa,

    When you see this message can you please check your mail and get back to me, I have sent you a few emails and I did not hear anything from you, I see you are posting regularly here so maybe you did not get my email but please get back to me as soon as possible.

    Madison from Irresistible Me

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