Product Type: Simple Bath / Shower
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Simple Moisturise Body Wash
Member Name: dahlin
Simple Moisturise Body Wash
Advantages: Cleans, no strong smell
Disadvantages: Doesn't moisturise effectively
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.
Summary: This product should be renamed