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My Reason for Using This Product
As a teenage girl I was probably fairly predictable and I was mainly interested just in myself, boys, and celebrities. I remember one summer being obsessed with getting the best suntan possible. I remember during this summer reading a magazine which detailed that exfoliating helped enhance a persons suntans as it activates you skin cells and the somehow increases your tan. That was it, I was off to the shops to get me an exfoliater!
Price and Availability
10 plus years since first buying this Simple Exfoliating Body Wash it remains literally the only exfoliating body shop that I can find for sale in Tesco and in Boots. For me this product is quite important to my skin care regime and I have yet to see any direct completion to in my local stores.
Not only is this the only exfoliating body wash I can find in shops, but it is actually always in the trickiest spots to find in the shops. Yes of course everything is a annoyingly always moved around in my local Tesco store but this product is always either on the lowest shelf, or, the last time I bought it, it was opposite the rest of the body washes. This makes me think that's maybe this isn't the most popular of items. Although, that being said it know I have used it for around 10 years and so it has stood the test of time.
This Simple Exfoliating Body Wash is currently for sale at the below prices for a 250ml bottle. These 3 shops are the only 3 that I can find that sell this product which confirms my thoughts that this is not a very popular product.
This packing really does fit the name of the product nicely 'Simple'. The bottle is a clear plastic which I really like. I really like that I can see what is inside. You know what the body wash looks like even before squeezing it out of the bottle and you can clearly see how much you have left.
As well as the bottle being see through there is a nice label on the front proudly displaying the Simple brand name. The label on the front of the bottle gives just the basic information that it is an exfoliater and that it gives naturally healthier skin. The packaging really heavily tries to enforce that this is a natural product as it has a few green and orange lines making it look like twigs or grass and it says it has a vitamin B5 and that it has no perfume or added colour. However, having read all of the long unpronounceable words in the ingredients list I'm not completely sold on this being a fully natural product. However, I must say the packaging does go a long way to make me think it is a very natural product.
This shower gel / body wash has an easy to open flip top which is located at the bottom of the bottle. This is as great design as it means the body wash is always close to the dispense. With it being a flip top it is easy to open in the shower and I find it works really well.
Inside the Bottle
Opening the bottle and even purposefully going to take a sniff of this product you get absolutely nothing back. This product is completely un-perfumed which to me is fine. Really it means that all the other products such as body lotions and perfumes get a chance to shine without my body wash also adding into the mix so I guess this is a good thing.
The body wash itself is a really earthy colour in between an orange and a brown colour. This is not normally a colour that I would like, but actually it seems to work for this product. The little exfoliating beads that add the roughness to the body wash are a light yellow colour and to me it seems like the little pips on the outside of strawberries when looking at it.
Using this Product
I use this body wash in the shower and I pour a bit onto my shower puff before rubbing it onto my skin. I absolutely love how this feels. I am definitely a wimp and if there was any real roughness to this product I would be complaining. This wash for me is the perfect texture, it has some roughness but just enough and it never scratches my skin. The best way I can think to describe it is that it is like really satisfyingly scratching your arm when you have an itchy arm.
Moving on slightly from my teenage years instead of using this product to help improve my tan after lying in the sun. I now find this the best product to use before having a fake tan as it really does help get rid of any rough and dead skin.
After using this product my skin feels lovely. I suffer from dry skin but this body wash helps keep my skin moisturised and subtle. My skin feels smooth after using Simple Exfoliating Body Wash and because it is not incredibly rough and harsh I can use it as often as everyday without issue.
For me this is the best body wash around. It is exfoliating yet gentle on my skin and it helps keep my skin soft and subtle. It is only £2 and I just wish it was more readily available in shops. I have bought this product for the last 10 years bad I expect to be buying it for the next 10 years plus. As a result of course yes I recommend this product -you should all give this one a go.
As a woman with sensitive skin (so sensitive that the merest fragrance or unfamiliar lotion can bring it up in an angry red rash), I am ALWAYS on the look out for the latest in un-fragranced health and beauty products. The brand Simple really do corner the market on these types of products, so whenever they bring a new product out I find myself drawn to it.
This product is just as it says - SIMPLE! It has a balance of active ingredients and a mild exfoliating action, which leaves even sensitive skin looking glowing and rejuvenated after a few washes.
Like all other Simple products the fragrance is minimal, so is least likely to irritate the skin. I found mine on offer in my local Sainsbury's for about £1 a bottle, so I would suggest it was worth a punt even if you have very sensitive skin, as £1 won't break the bank for most people. So far so good for me, no breaks outs or flare ups and soft, nourished looking skin!
I am always on the lookout for a good shower gel, but have veered away from the various heavily fragranced ones after experiencing some skin irritation from the perfume. Recently I have been using pears soap, until the other day when my partner brought this home for me to try.
Simple as a brand is known for being skin friendly as it does not contain perfume or color, something that is quick to irritate sensitive skin.
My partner had got this on special offer, two for the price of one, but generally this retails for about 7-9 pounds. It can be bought at most pharmacies and large grocery chains.
The bottle is 250ml and stands on its cap, the color of the shower gel is light golden which I assume comes from the addition of chamomile oil since they do not add any coloring. Inside the shower gel are thousands of little "threads" which are loofah and act as the exfoliate.
Aside from the soap base there is chamomile oil, loofah* and Pro vitamin B-5.
*Loofah is a vegetable, a type of gourd, which after being processed is used as an exfoliate or body scrub.
You use this as you would any shower gel, the consistency was a bit more gel like then others I have used and it didn't lather up as much either.
I was expecting a bit more of an exfoliate and was disappointed to not really notice the loofah and didn't feel like it made much of a difference.
My skin did take to this quite well however and I didn't feel irritated or have any redness afterwards, but I was disappointed as I had expected more from the exfoliate. As for value, because it doesn't lather that much you tend to use more then you would usually and therefore it doesn't last very long.
I did not feel that this was worth the price I didn't get any better effects from this then I could have gotten from a bar of pears soap and a bath glove.
It is in my opinion overpriced and shouldn't be advertised as an exfoliate as it was barely noticeable, when I exfoliate I want to feel it and therefore use a bath glove, this didn't even come close.
I will give it three stars as for sensitive skin it is nice, but will minus two stars because of price and the fact that as an exfoliating wash it falls short of the mark.
I will not be buying this again.
I like to exfoliate my skin regularly, and wanted to find a scrub that would be suitable to use in the shower daily. I bought Simple Exfoliating Body Wash because it is a brand renowned for kindness to the skin.
It comes in 250ml bottles, so you get plenty for your money. The consistency of the body wash is like a thick gel and a little goes a long way. The exfoliating particles are apparently little bits of loofah. This might give the impression that they are going to feel very rough on the skin, but they are quite soft.
The exfoliating sensation is incredibly gentle. It doesn't really feel like an exfoliater, hence this is more of a body wash with exfoliating properties, than a exfoliator/body scrub. This makes it suitable to use daily. It isn't really the kind of product you would want to use if you prefer a rougher scrub. I prefer to use a grainier scrub on my legs to help the appearance of stubborn cellulite so this isn't particularly ideal for that use.
In keeping with the rest of the Simple brand, this product is not perfumed, not coloured and is 100% soap free. This makes it ideal for sensitive skin. I occassionally get some irritation and redness on my legs when using certain body washs and gels, but this was absolutely fine. I suffered no irritation or blotches at all.
The wash claims to revitalise the skin, and it certainly left my skin feeling fresh and energised. The wash is perfume free, and there is very little fragrance at all. This is great for those who are sensitive to perfumes or just don't like the smell of shower products to overpower your favourite perfume.
The colour of the product is natural - a oaty, slightly golden colour. It looks earthy and natural.
The product is suitable for men and women of all ages and I think would benefit all skin types.
The Simple brand is widely available in supermarkets and chemists. It is a reasonable price - currently 2.20 GBP at Tesco (price taken from "mysupermarket.co.uk" on 10 October 2009). The packaging is a bit different to the picture displayed on this site.
Overall, this is a quality product which lives up to the Simple brand and does as it claims. It is a very reasonable price. It's not the product to go for if you prefer rougher scrubs, but it brilliant for daily use.
Simple shower products are 100% perfume and soap free, with no unnecessary additives or artificial colours, and have ingredients selected to care for the needs of even sensitive skin.
Simple claim that this exfoliating body wash will enhance my shower experience and is specially formulated with natural ingredients and essential oils. You will feel revitalised by this polishing body wash which smoothes and helps restore your skin's natural radiance. The natural loofah in it helps to purify, improve skin tone and stimulate your circulation. The moisturisers and chamomile oil help to leave your skin feeling soothed and softened.
I got this Simple Exfoliating body wash from Savers and paid only £2 for a 250ml bottle, which i though was a bargin. It claims to smoothe and revitalise skin and it does just that. I only use this product about once a week and love it, my skin is left with a tiny tingling sensation which feels great, i also feel very clean when i have used this product. It has active ingredients Loofah, Chamomile Oil and Pro-Vitamin B5 and it has been dermatologically approved and contains no animal derived ingredients.
This is the only exfoliator i have ever used so i can't really compare it to others, but i can say i will continue to buy this product as i am 100% satisfied with it and do not have a bad word to say about it. It leaves my skin looking and feeling great. Definitely recommended for anyone regardless of your skin type.
When it comes to my cleansing and exfoliating regime my face is not the only part of my body that receives large amounts of attention on a daily basis. To say that I find cleanliness next to godliness is generally a massive understatement. There is no point in paying meticulous attention to the visible areas of the body whilst leaving the areas covered by clothes in a battered and abused state and that is why on a daily basis I use Simple Exfoliating Body Wash, something chosen by my wife as a replacement to the Clearasil exfoliator I had been using for sometime.
A 250ml bottle of the Simple exfoliator sells in most supermarkets and large chemists for only £1.39 and this I believe represents exceptional value for money considering the results, length of time a bottle lasts for and the fact that as it is not perfumed or coloured it can be used by everyone, even those with super sensitive skin. Easy to spot due to the pale colouring (as I said, it doesnt containing and artificial colourings) and clear brand marking the exfoliator can be seen clearly through the transparent bottle. My first impressions when picking it up were that it looked like it contained little white flecks of coconut but a closer inspection of the ingredients shows this to be unfounded.
The exfoliator claims that due to being specially formulated with natural ingredients and essential oils it will leave your skin feeling revitalised, smooth and softened with the natural balance of your skin being restored to improve skin tone and stimulate circulation. I rarely believe anything I read and had I bought this based upon the claims I would have been sorely disappointed, however as it was more of a punt than any scientific purchase the results and quality of the product are on a par with far more expensive exfoliators available.
If you will pardon the pun, the exfoliator is simple to dispense and to completely cover my body a blob of around 2cm in diameter is all that is required. As it is dispensed onto the hands it honestly doesnt feel like an exfoliator as it is quite thick and the bits used to exfoliate cant be felt at all until you start to massage it into the skin. The thick consistency makes the exfoliator very easy to apply and as it is spread over the body becoming thinner it is then that the bits start to become evident. Once the bits within the exfoliator can be felt whilst massaging it into the skin it starts to lather up beautifully, but instead of having the same effect as a soap or normal shower gel, the lather is neither rich or long lasting and as soon as the massaging stops the lather fades very quickly.
Unlike my usual exfoliator Simple is not as abrasive and the bits seem to caress my skin rather than act as a mild form of sandpaper. The first time I used the product I did think that it wouldnt have the same effect as the more expensive brands just because there was a mild scraping sensation when using it. The product is washed off with ease and leaves no residue at all. There is nothing worse than drying off, getting dressed and then finding bits of exfoliator stuck to your skin. Thankfully this is not a problem with Simple Exfoliating Body Wash.
As far as results are concerned for the price paid for this product I was amazed. As soon as the exfoliator is washed off my skin was left with something of a glow and it was incredibly smooth to the touch. After drying off the smooth feeling remained and it did feel much softer for around half an hour before it just felt how it does when using any other shower gel. After around an hour the glow seemed to go, with hindsight the glow had probably more to do with the hot shower rather than the product however it had left me clean, with smooth skin and it was obvious that the dead skin I had noticed on my arms had been removed.
To summarise, I am very pleased with Simple Exfoliating Body Wash, it is cheap, gentle, cleans really well and has some benefits for my skin however it is not as good as more expensive exfoliators I have used. I now prefer to use this product as a daily shower gel due to the affordable price in comparison to shower gels and because it is so gentle, however I still keep a bottle of Clearasil exfoliator at hand for use once a week as the Simple exfoliator does not leave my skin feeling as moisturised and doesnt compete with its more expensive rival. If you are looking for a cheap no nonsense exfoliator I have no problems in recommending this product.
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