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Two people in my household with skin issues plus one little boy with the most gorgeous healthiest skin in the world. This means we tend to have a huge mix of different prescribed and very specific bath and shower products for the girls, and more standard bathing products for my son and for me when my skin doesn't hate me! I bought this particular product while doing an online Tesco grocery shop for £1.00 for a 400ml bottle.
Why did I buy this?
I bought it because I saw it online for £1.00. I've never actually used this range for body products, and I needed something to use in the bath and shower and I opted for this because of the volume of product ( 400ml ).
How is it packaged?
Very basic and plain in look. Comes in a clear plastic bottle with a screw top lid. 400ml in size. On the front label it tells you the product and brand name and a brief idea of the ingredients it contains.
On the back it provides more information on what the product can do for the skin, how to use, ingredient list, company contact details and mentions once opened this product has a 12 month shelf life.
Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate ,Glycerin ,Cocamidopropyl Betaine ,Sodium Chloride ,Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose ,Glycol Distearate ,Propylene Glycol ,PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate ,Cocamide MEA ,Laureth-10 ,Tetrasodium EDTA ,Panthenol ,Dipropylene Glycol ,5-Bromo-5-Nitro-1,3-Dioxane ,Mangifera Indica Extract ,Benzoic Acid ,Sodium Hydroxide ,Citric Acid ,Anthemis Nobilis Oil ,Pelargonium Graveolens Oil ,Pantolactone ,Sodium Benzoate ,Methylparaben ,Sorbic Acid
How to use
Pour under warm running water. No issues using this in the shower and can be treated and used in the same way as a shower gel.
What is this product supposed to do?
Ideal for sensitive skin, this bathing product is supposed to give moisture to the skin ( not take it away ) by leaving it feeling soft and hydrated, while being able to cleanse the skin.
How do I find it?
I've actually used this in two different ways-bath and shower. I used this in the shower pre Psoriasis flare up quite regularly as I wasn't using any prescribed bathing products at the time.
The bottle was very easy to open which is great if you have problems with your hands, but not so good if your children want to be mischievous. There's no child safety cap/top on it. The packaging itself is very basic and quite safe in look. Not offensive but not inspiring either. Would blend into any bathroom and be at the receiving end of either men or women, as it's completely unisex in look.
The product itself almost white, pearly white in colour. It has a slight iridescence to it so looks very luxurious and quite inviting. It appears quite thick in the bottle. And doesn't appear to have the same looseness as other bathing products I've used in the past.
The smell is fresh, with a slight hint of floral to it but for me I get a teeny bit of a herbal scent with a splash of zest. Clean, not overpowering and not a scent where people will either love it or hate it. Very much a scent most people would find ok.
The consistency whether used in the shower or bath, I found it to be quite thick and quite gloopy at times but still fluid enough to use. This thickness seemed less noticeable as less product was remaining in the bottle. The cream looks very smooth in texture. Using this in the bath, I found it didn't colour the bath at all, but it did create a lot of bubbles while using quite a small amount of product. The bubbles stayed for a decent amount of time. My son is the one who's used this more in the bath than myself, and I found that after use his skin appeared clean, not dry at all and very soft. Didn't cause any irritation to his little 4 year old body. I use this more in the shower. Due to the thickness, I found I got a generous amount per application, which created lovely light and small bubbled lather ( the bubbles appeared bigger in comparison in the bath ). Very easy and pleasant to use, and I could clean myself quickly and effectively. Caused no issues to my skin nor did it dry it out, but when my Psoriasis flared up I stopped using it just to be cautious. I would have liked the fragrance to have remained alittle longer in the bathroom and on the skin, as it doesn't stick around that long.
Due to the thickness of the product, I found I couldn't control the amount coming out of the bottle well. Rather than pouring into the bath or onto a sponge, I felt I had to almost push and shake the product out of the bottle. With the opening hole at the top of the bottle being so big, I found myself using more than needed. I'm not too sure whether this cream was thick due to being very cold in the bathroom or if that's how it was designed to be or simply a one off, it wasn't a huge issue but one I noticed.
400ml size. I don't get it! It seems so awkward not to be either 250ml or better still, just make it 500ml. Seems alittle odd to me as most bath products are 500ml and the majority of shower are 250ml.
Packaging wasn't offensive but it's not the most inviting bottle I've ever seen.
It mentions its very kind to the skin on the bottle and doesn't contain nasties, but the ingredient list mentions something ending in paraben and the second product listed is Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Not as natural or ' simple ' as it could be.
Would I buy this again?
Maybe. It was priced well and the product did what it was supposed to do-clean skin, didn't strip skin or irritate it. Not my favourite bath product of all time, but a decent one.
Recently I treated my partner to a weekend in Liverpool for his birthday (he's a huuge Liverpool fan) and we stayed in a little boutique hotel who upgraded us to a suite with an iron roll top bath because it was his special day. When I saw that bath I was soooo gutted that I had only brought my shower gel! Whilst out and about in Liverpool we nipped into Boots and I noticed their promotion on Simple - 2 products for £3 and they had a shelf full of bath cream - it was meant to be.
When we went back to the hotel to get ready for dinner that evening now was my chance to have my special day (well hour) in that bath and I had high hopes for Simple. As a frequent buyer of their cleanser, toner, wipes, shower gel and scrub I was sure that this bath cream wouldn't let me down.
I poured a generous amount under the tap and watched the bubbles begin to rise and there was loads of them :D When I stepped in they felt soft and delicate against my skin. After coming out of the bath, the moisturising claim was proven and it felt like I had literally covered myself in moisturiser (even after I had dried off). This feeling lasted all night and the next day, my skin felt wonderfully loved and soft.
The bath cream contains chamomile oil to "soften and smooth", geranium oil to "condition and regenerate" and mango extract to "cleanse and condition". The combination of these 3 oils gives the cream a delicate summery scent, the oils are quite balanced so you can't really pick one overpowering scent out above the other two which I really like as I don't like overly floral/fruity bath and shower products. The cream also contains vitamin B5 to restore, soften and smooth your skin and with all simple products there are no added "chemical" prefumes or colours so the milky white colour and scent are all natural.
In quite a large clear bottle, the cream comes in a 400ml size. Priced individually, they retail at around £2.50 but in the Boots offer it was £1.50, bargain! Simple is widely available on the high street and in supermarkets so shop around if you can be bothered because it's usually on offer somewhere, even in Bodycare and Wilkinsons.
Already a fan of Simple products, this has confirmed what I already knoew about the brand and has ensured that I continue to be a customer for a long time to come.
Simple moisturise bath cream is a luxurious bath wash which offers "gentle pampering" from a "rich relaxing foam". I think I would agree that it does exactly what it says on the plastic bottle.
The Simple brand can be identified in the shops by its white/pearly contents in a clear plastic bottle with a green cap or lid. This product has the green cap, is a clear plastic freestanding bottle which holds 400ml of pearly white liquid. As with all Simple products it boasts to be "experts in sensitive skin" and this product has no added perfume or colours.
The natural element does appeal to me, but not as much as the sensitive skin bit. I suffer with eczema, mostly on my hands but sometimes on my face and this product does not irritate it in the slightest.
The content as previously described is a pearly white liquid, fairly think in texture and looks luxurious. The active ingredients in this product are mango extract (to cleanse and condition) and chamomile (to sooth and nourish). Also added into the blend is Pro Vitamin B5 to soften the skin.
The scent is discreet but the chamomile can be detected. If you like your bathroom full of aroma from your bath products this one is certainly not for you. I found that this doesn't offer a bathroom fragrance as perhaps the fruity alternative does, but adds a subtle scent to the bath and skin.
The product definitely moisturises. Whilst in the bath my skin feels smooth and soft, the water doesn't feel greasy in the slightest but it does feel slightly softer than usual.
To maximise the benefits of this bath cream I have found that I need to slowly tip the contents into the bath. One dollop of bath cream will not lather up whereas if you pour a thin continuous amount under hot running water you will create the desired effect. This is obviously more time consuming that adding a drop and walking away whilst the bath runs itself, but it is worth it. On the occasion I left it to its own devices I returned to find the pearly liquid lying in wait at the bottom of the bath tub, swirling slowing whilst the water filled around it.
I also don't think the number of bubbles created would satisfy the indulgent bath lover. For me the amount of bubbles that build up is just right and I suppose it really depends on the amount of bath cream you add to your bath, but you might get through this bottle rather rapidly if you love your bubbles.
My bottle of Simple bath cream was a brilliant addition to my Christmas stocking. I have used it twice a week since and I have about 200ml left. The RRP price is between £3-£3.50, but Boots have advertised it on offer over the last week at just under £3. I would definitely recommend this product and it will be on my shopping list before this bottle runs out.
Also on Ciao under the same name.