“ Brand: Simple / Cleanser / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Subcategory: Body Wash/Cleanser / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Cleanses, Moisturizes, „
I really like the Simple range so as such I do buy quite a lot of their products, this one costs just over £2 for 250ml which is more than a lot of body washes but less than a lot too so it is mid-range in price but is it mid-range in performance?
The bottle of the product lives up to the brand in that it is simple, the bottle is white in colour and has the brand name and the product name written across the front in green and then has a few lines across the bottles in a couple of different greens and that is basically all. On the back of the bottle you find a few claims such as free of unnecessary additives, colours or perfumes and that it "nourishes, conditioned and moisturises even the driest of skins." The product is 100% soap free and contains chamomile, Vitamin E and B%.
The product is thick and white in colour and smells like soap, you don't need a lot of it at a time which is always a bonus as it makes your money go further, it doesn't lather up brilliantly but when used with a shower puff this does improve. The bottle is easy to use to dispense the product, the opening has a soft plastic inner to prevent any product escaping if you hang the bottle up.
My underarms were getting irritated and dry from shaving everyday when I started using this product and I was amazed at how it left my skin, from the first use the itching reduced and after continued usage you would never know I had had any irritation in the first place. As the product doesn't really have a smell there isn't any smell really left on your skin apart from it simply smells clean and my skin is left lovely and smooth. Personally I like a smell to my shower gels as I like to smell fruity after a shower and as such I don't use this all the time but when irritation begins I use it again and it quickly does the job I require.
This product is like it says simple, simple packaging, basically no smell and it simply is great for your skin. I like the price, packaging and how it feels to use and after use however I don't like the lack of smell and I think the smell of shower gels help to wake me up in the shower so this is quite important to me. I would recommend this to anyone which has irritated skin as it does take away the irritation and starts to so this from the first use.
This is an absolutely brilliant body wash !! Its got a subtle scent; none of that overpowering stuff that so many scrubs and wash seem to have. Its also extremely gentle on the skin which is great for me as i have quite sensitive skin so much so that I've started using this as a shampoo as well . I find this suits both purposes and leaves my hair feeling soft. I feel comfortable using the body wash as a shampoo as well because I've always been a fan of Simple due to its all natural ingredients. Its always encouraging when you use a product that you know has no harsh perfumes or chemicals that could cause a reaction to sensitive skin. Im especially fond of the cucumber extract and chamomile thats used to give it that subtle, fresh scent and feeling after you've had a shower ! I usually get my Simple body wash at Boots but I've also seen it at Superdrug and Morrisons. Its also affordable at just over a pound which cinches it really !!
~~ The company ~~
Simple is a skincare brand, that specialises on being, well.. simple. They do not use and colours or perfumes in their products, which makes them great for people with sensitive skin.
~~ The packaging ~~
Simple's packaging always looks very basic, but I guess that ties in with their image for everything being simple.
The body wash is in a 250ml clear plastic bottle, that sits upright on it's lid. Through the clear plastic, you can easily see the gel inside, which is white in colour.
It has a white flip top lid which is nice and chunky, and easy to use.
On the front is the usual green Simple logo, with moisturising body wash written underneath it. It says it has active ingredients, "Pro-vitamin B5 and Vitamin E". "Experts in sensitive skin - no perfume, no colour".
~~ The product ~~
I often find I have dry skin, and I really don't like the smell of overly scented shower gels and body washes, so I was really pleased to come across Simple. The bottle makes it very easy to squeeze the right amount of body wash out. It is not too runny, so it doesn't come out too quickly, I find the wash to be actually quite thick. It has absolutely no smell.
I find you only have to use a little bit, about the size of a 10p piece to get a good lather. It bubbles up really nicely, and you feel really clean and refreshed after using it.
The bottle claims that this body wash will keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated throughout the day, and I believe that to be true. After your shower, your skin feels soft and moisturized, not tight and dry like other brands can leave you feeling.
~~ Price and where to buy ~~
The Simple range can be found pretty much everywhere. From supermarkets, to chemists and beauty stores such as Superdrug and Boots. I believe it normally retails around the £2 mark for a 250ml bottle. But they are often found in our local pound store, so I normally stock up with a few bottles when I see them, as it is great value for a body wash that is good for sensitive or dry skin.
As someone with dry, sensitive skin that tends to react to a lot of bathroom products, I am a big fan of the Simple range.
This body wash is one of my favourites as it is one of the only products I have found that doesn't cause nasty outbreaks or dry patches. I try to always have a bottle to hand in the bathroom, just in case.
Simple's packaging is, well, simple. The wash comes in a 250 ml clear plastic bottle that has the lid at the bottom. The lid is a 'flip' type that is easy to open but secure. The labels are written in very clear print that is quite attractive. This isn't the prettiest of bottles, it does look quite basic, but it's ok really.
A quick word on price. This costs £1.99 in Boots, Sainsbury's etc, which I am not prepared to spend really when there are cheaper products out there that I like, BUT the 99p shops usually have this! I have been to a few of them in my area and found it in all of them. It is a bit hit-and-miss with these stores as always, but it is possible to find a bargain. They often stock other body washes in the Simple range, which I have tried and are equal in my opinion
Here's a list of the ingredients for those of you with allergies:
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Petrolatum, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Panthenol, Sodium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, Dipropylene Glycol, Anthemis Nobilis Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Citric Acid, PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol
It does contain almond oil so if you are particularly sensitive to nuts, it's best to avoid this I'd say.
This product is quite thick and creamy. To give an indication as to consistency, you need to gently squeeze the bottle to get some out, it doesn't just drip (not messy!). It lathers up really nicely and makes a lovely fluffy foam. My skin always feels moisurised and clean as well after using this product. It feels quite luxurious for a 'day-to-day' product, and not does feel quite special. There are no perfumes in this, which gives a lower chance of your skin reacting, though if you like to smell sweet and pretty after a shower, it's not really for you. HOWEVER, it does mean that both men and women can use it without feeling like they smell 'wrong'! I always use this when my skin feels dry and nasty and it always makes it feel better.
I am a big fan of this product, but as I think it is quite expensive, I tend only to buy it from the 99p shop or when it is on offer at other retailers. If you have dry or sensitive skin, you should definitely consider using it.
As simple products are well renowned for not using perfume or colouring in their products, I am always a fan.
I was in Tesco and the Simple body wash was on offer for £1.00 (usually retails at £1.89) so I thought I would buy this for my little boy, as the usual Johnson's baby body wash I use was nearly at an end, and he is three so thought I should take the baby body wash away. I also thought this product would be good for my partner who has psoriasis.
After using this product for more than a month now I feel I have had enough use to review this product.
The Simple Body Wash comes in a clear 250ml clear bottle with the lid at the bottom (so stands on the lid) and on the front it says in green letters Simple - Nourishing Body Wash - active ingredients - Pro Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E - Experts in Sensitive Skin, no perfume, no colour (sounds good so far). You can see the white body wash through the clear bottle (obviously).
On the back of the bottle it states that with the blend of moisturiesers it leaves skin soft and hydrated. It has ingredient information and what this does for you:-
Pro Vitamin B5 - restores, softens and smooths
Vitamin E - moisturises and improves skin condition.
It then has Directions of use and how to get the best results (I mean how hard is body wash to use)- Ingredients and Simple uses no animal derived ingredients.
The simple body wash also comes in Relax body wash with Geranium and Lavender Oil for the same price (I will also be reviewing this).
On the first use of using this product on my little boy I have to say I was a little disappointed. The body wash is very thick in texture and as I said earlier is white in colour. I squeezed some into my hand (easy to squeeze and you can control how much product you get, instead of pouring out) and rubbed my hands together expecting to get a nice lather...... but nothing, so I added a little more water and rubbed again, this time I had some lather, but not enough to what I was expecting.
I washed my little boy and I have to say my hands felt really soft (I cannot comment on his skin as it is always soft) - so things were starting to look up.
After another few weeks of washing my little boy I noticed my hands no longer felt soft after washing my little boy and his skin did not feel any softer.
The bottle lasted me about 4 weeks but that is using on my little boy every night, and my partner trying it a couple of times (my partner hated the stuff - would not lather enough).
This product really disappointed me as I really like Simple products (this just did not cut the mustard), the formula was too thick and gloopy and it just did not lather up enough. My skin or my little boys skin did not feel any softer or more moisturised.
The only good thing I can say about this product with the lid being at the bottom and the way the squeezy hole works you do get all the product out of the bottle (so no wastage).
I will not be buying this product again, even if on special offer (I would have felt so ripped of if I had paid full price), and I am going to revert back to my old baby wash (he is going to be using this till the is 15).
simple baby body wash. this is a product from simple, as the name suggest is simple to use.
it is 100percent perfume and colour free as stated on the bottle.
the one i purchased simply because i sometimes have a reaction to other products, comes in a white bottle the opening is at the bottle. stating simple baby NEW mosturising body wash written on it in purple letters.
i use it all the time in my bath, having not got a shower, i did try adding it to running water but found that it did not lather up so now use it by tipping into my hands or onto flannel and using it to wash with.
it appears to lather better that way. i guess it is designed for babies, but i use it and find that after i bathe in this product it appears to mosturise my skin (having dry skin areas) it seems to work on those areas.
it has a pleasant fragrance but not too overpowering. and was partically good for myself having quite sensative skin when using other products.
apparently the new mosturising baby was contains baby lotion so keeps skin soft and subtle.
i purchased mine in boots chemist. now ive used it and it appears to work well, will be stocking up on it.
it apparently is a cleanser as well as a mosturiser.
contains aqua, panthemol, and paraffinum liquidum. comes in a 250 ml bottle. with opening at bottom and is very easy to pour out, comes out exactly how much or little you require.
i find it easily rinses away.
i would definitely recommend this product, it's been pretty good for my skin and is at a pretty good price.
Simple Moisturise Body Wash is available in a 250ml size, and can be found in supermarkets, health & beauty stores such as Boots and Superdrug, and various places online. I found mine in my local Tesco, where it's usual price is £1.89.
Why I Bought It
Simple is not a brand that I would normally buy, mainly because I find my skin reacts badly to their facial skincare range, but also because I remember trying an exfoliating body wash of theirs in the past and being extremely disappointed with it's performance. However, when I was recently in Tesco on a particularly busy day, there were so many people down the health and beauty aisle that I couldn't get in to have a proper look at all the shower gels and body washes they had on offer, so when I spotted a Buy One Get One Free sign on the Simple Body Wash range I picked 2 up without giving it much thought.
The packaging, as with all Simple products is very clean and, dare I say it, simple. The bottle is made from a white plastic with just enough transparency to allow you to see how much product is left, and the flip-top lid, which it stands on, is made of a sturdy translucent plastic with an almost 'frosted' look to it. The dispenser is similar to many shower gels, where instead of just a hole for the product to come through, there is a rubber insert which stretches when you squeeze the bottle, opening up the hole and allowing the product to flow out, then closing it again when you stop squeezing, thus lessening the chance of any spills.
The front of the bottle displays the name of the product and the active ingredients, whilst the back gives a description of the product and what it does, directions, ingredients, and contact information.
Simple claim that this body wash gives 'gentle cleansing combined with a blend of naturally enhancing, aromatic ingredients that nourish your skin and treat your senses'.
It contains Shea Butter to restore and nourish, Almond Oil to improve skin health and suppleness, and moisturisers to hydrate and condition.
Suitability and Warnings
Simple products are formulated using no added perfume or colour, and are dermatologically tested and approved. They claim to be Experts in sensitive skin, so in theory people with sensitive skin shouldn't have to worry about using their products, but do be aware that just because something is 'dermatologically tested' , 'hypoallergenic', or 'formulated for sensitive skin', this doesn't mean you CAN'T be allergic to it. I'm a prime example of this, as I mentioned earlier, my skin reacts to Simple's facial skincare range.
Simple skincare products contain no animal derived ingredients and are not tested on animals.
Due to the natural ingredients used, the colour of the product may vary.
For best results, it's suggested you should gently massage the product over your skin to form a rich lather, rinse thoroughly, and follow with a Simple Body Lotion.
The product is a white liquid with a smooth, silky, creamy texture. The scent is a very light creamy 'soapy' scent, but I can just about pick out the scent of the Almond Oil.
In the shower.........
The body wash quickly lathers when water is added, and the lather that forms feels very smooth and silky against the skin. Not much product is needed to create a good amount of lather when using a body puff or sponge, but I do find it difficult to create a good lather with this when just using my hands. I don't notice the scent at all whilst I'm using it, as you would expect from a perfume-free product.
In the bath..............
I know it doesn't say anything about this being used as a bath foam on the bottle, but I thought I'd give it a go anyway and see how it turned out. So, I ran a bit under the tap as my bath was running, and was pleased to see that it didn't create loads of bubbles, as I absolutely hate having loads of bubbles in my bath. It created a nice fine layer of bubbles on top of the water, and turned the water slightly cloudy. It did feel very moisturising on my skin whilst I was soaking in it, and again, I didn't really notice the scent. It would have felt very relaxing if I could have blocked out the noise of the rugby crowd across the road!
On drying off after using this in the shower, my skin does feel more moisturised and softer, but not to any greater extent than my last shower gel, which didn't make any moisturising claims. It does seem to clean well though, and my skin is left with a fresh feeling. The moisturised feeling doesn't last very long, and it's less than an hour before my skin is back to normal. I can't say I notice any difference in the suppleness of my skin, but as I'm only 22 my skin is pretty supple anyway, and I wouldn't really expect to see a difference
After using it in the bath, however, the effects do seem more noticeable, and last much longer. My skin feels much smoother and softer to the touch, and it feels moisturised all day.
After I'd been using the body wash in the shower every day for just over a week, I found that whilst my skin felt more moisturised immediately after use, as soon as these effects wore off, my skin seemed to be even dryer than it had been before using it. I'd also developed a large patch of dry, itchy skin on the small of my back, which I can only attribute to using this. Now, whether this was me having a particular sensitivity to the product, or whether it would have the same effect for other people, I can't be sure, but it is worth taking into account.
I'm really not impressed with this stuff. Yes, it cleans well, but what body wash doesn't? I would have expected a much more noticeable moisturising effect from something called 'Moisturise Body Wash', but this really didn't deliver on that front. Not one I'll be buying again.