Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Make-up Remover

Hey Guys,

I thought I’d do a little review on a product I’ve been using for a while now. It’s from The Body Shop’s Camomile range (check out Michelle’s post on their cleanser) that hit stores earlier this year. I purchased mine when The Body Shop was having their bi-annual sale in winter so I paid R80 for it :). I already own the Bioderma Sensibio cleansing water from last year and use that mainly when removing my eye make-up. However I wanted something a little more heavy duty that wasn’t as taxing on the wallet.


Claims (R100)

TBS says “This efficient make-up remover lifts away the most stubborn waterproof eye and lip make-up. Removes waterproof mascara and lipstick. Gently removes all traces of make-up. Fragrance, colour and alcohol-free. Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers”.

Packaging   8/10

What I like most about its packaging is the nozzle that the product comes out of. It is very thin and quite long so a) you won’t drip oily product unnecessarily when pouring it out and b) you have full control of the amount that you do pour onto your cotton pad so no wastage at all.

Scent   10/10

Pretty much no scent. Which is good as it claims to be fragrance free and is the most important thing to me as I have uber sensitive eyes so putting anything near my eyes is going to irritate it. I frist gave this rating a 9 but went back and gave it a 10 because it really does not irritate my eyes at all. Even when I’m rubbing in between the lashes. Major points.

Texture   7/10

I’ve used one other dual medium eye make-up remover before. It was a sample from a Clinique product and I think that one worked slightly better because the oil was more oilier if that even makes sense? This texture seems quite dry, like when I pour some onto the cotton pad and the mixture absorbs quickly leaving no residue. That is probably my biggest critique. I wouldn’t mind it being oilier and I think that would get the job done a little better, but this product’s texture is good nonetheless.


Application  8 /10

With products like these that have separate solutions, they have to be shaken quite well before being used. It’s not a major hassle and if it means I get a product that has oil in it to remove make-up, I’m happy to do so.

Result   8/10

Camomile is said to be gentle, soothing and have anti-inflammatory properties which is why The Body Shop’s camomile range is effective for heavy duty removal. It does the job well enough without any leftover oily residue, which I’m sure would be a great selling point for oily skinned girls that get congested pores easily. I still need to test this product out on waterproof mascara, I will update this review when I do!

Overall    7.5/10

I think this product works well for its claims and getting it on sale is a major plus. But the best thing about it has got to be the fact that it doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes!

Have a happy rest of your hump day!




  1. […] use those to remove about 85% of my make-up and then I use a heavy duty make-up remover like my Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye make-up remover. I find using a Smitten to be way more cost effective, since it is reusable and is fantastic for […]

  2. Oh no! Sorry to hear that, it seems like such a difficult task trying to find products that remove make-up without causing any irritation! I also prefer using eye make-up removers over cleansing balms. Heard amazing things about the master drama eyeliner :)

  3. Definitely agree that it could be more oily. Unfortunately this makes my eye eczema break out and it stings a little, but it doesn’t cause as much irritation as the camomile gentle eye remover. I found it removes make up well except for my Maybelline master drama eyeliner. That thing stays put! I prefer using an eye makeup remover to a cleansing balm. It’s a great product for the price – more so when you get it at the 50% off sale :)

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