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Simple Kind to Skin Nourishing Body Wash
Member Name: jodiestokes
Simple Kind to Skin Nourishing Body Wash
Date: 31/10/11, updated on 20/02/12 (100 review reads)
Advantages: Perfectly soft skin
Having extremely sensitive skin, I have purchased many of simple's products over the last ten years and whilst I have found some to be lacking in efficacy and others a little sub-standard, none have ever irritated my skin and more often than not I have considered most of their products to be of predominately superior quality comparably to other brands with an equivalent product range vying for the same consumer loyalty . Having recently purchased their Nourishing body Wash, I again found myself delighted with another one of their products but also one I felt might quite possibly be the jewel in the self proclaimed "experts in sensitive skin care's" crown and certainly my favourite Simple sampling to date.
~~~Cost, Packaging and Availabilty~~~
Simple's Nourishing Body Wash comes in a sturdy plastic 250ml translucent bottle with an easy to use flip top lid, the translucent bottle displays the white contents of your body wash inside. You will find this product in most cosmetic stores, selected supermarkets and many online stores including Amazon at a cost of around £1-£2 depending on where you go.
The 'skin health, over product glamorisation' tactic is never more evident than in the labelling of this product. You'd be forgiven for thinking it a little mundane or perhaps even a touch unimaginative at first glance, but contrary to first impressions it has been well thought out with a clean lined approach and minimalistic style that mirrors the companies ethos well- they do say "we only use the purest possible ingredients" and the simplistic packaging certainly reflects that in my opinion.
I have taken the following from Simple's product detailing in a bid to demonstrate some of the body washes benefits:
PRO-VITAMIN B5 - actively restores, softens and smoothes
VITAMIN E - moisturises to improve skin condition (I also know that it can help skins elastisity and prevent excessive scar tissue formation)
GLYCERIN - hydrates and nourishes
CHAMOMILE - gently softens and soothes
NO PERFUME, NO COLOUR - (Perfect if you are suffering from sensitive skin or dry skin conditions)
"No unnecessary ingredients so it won't upset your skin" - This is a must for me really. I suffer with eczema that can be very easily irritated by a whole host of products. Having used this product for sometime now I can safely say that this body wash is very unlikely to irritate anyone's skin.
~~~Use and Overall Opinion~~~
The body wash has a very thick consistency perhaps more akin to a body lotion than that of a wash, you might even pessimistically doubt its ability to lather well at first, but ruffling up your sponge with a little splash of water you soon find it actually lathers with greater effect than most, whipping up a thick, fluffy snowball of bubbles. With all the texture, feel, and appearance of a creamy pre-baked meringue it really does look good enough to eat, but I wouldn't recommend it because I'm pretty sure it won't taste very nice and your belly won't like it half as much as your skin.
Washing becomes an effortless task using this body wash as the product spreads evenly and plentifully across your body like a soft velvety blanket, instantaneously removing all the day's pollution and rehydrating your skin as it goes. I found my usual scrubbing antics unnecessary and adopted a more gentle approach than usual. My moisture hungry skin certainly felt relieved and satisfied as it absorbed the goodness of the mixture with almost immediate effect.
I was also surprised to smell such a delightful fresh, clean and relaxing aroma considering the wash doesn't actually contain any perfume. How is this possible, a perfumey scent in a wash that doesn't contain any perfume? Have they sneaked some in and fibbed to us about it or am I lacking in sufficient sniff expertise? Perplexing, but who cares because it doesn't irritate, on the contrary, and really does smell fantastic. I have to say though, that it is perhaps a more feminine scent than a blokey whiff as it does smell a little flowery, but it's also mild and unobtrusive so not likely to put anyone off. Alas, the scent did last for quite some time, long after I had dried off, which I found tremendously pleasing and a cherry on the cake of cleanliness.
Reluctantly getting out of my bath and drying myself off I noticed that my skin felt far softer and smoother than usual. Feeling slothful after such a relaxed bath I opted out of my usual post bath body lotion routine but didn't feel guilty or incomplete because I had felt positively pampered by my new wash and my skin by equal measure felt just as soft, supple and smooth as it would if I had used my lotion.
Having used my wash for about 3 weeks now, I can honestly say that my skin has never felt so first-class soft and silky. Using the wash in my bath is a thoroughly relaxing affair, an almost heavenly spa like experience. I always feel extremely clean, detoxified and fresh after using it and smell utterly fabulous to match. Even my eczema has significantly reduced with the wash helping to lock in moisture and rid pollutants.
Try as I might I really cannot find fault with Simple's latest concoction, the only thing really worth mentioning is that the wash doesn't last all that long (mainly down to my liking and greed of the product) and it would be nice to see a more family sized option of 500ml alongside the 250ml bottle. Other than that, this product really is the jewel in Simple's crown and highly recommended to anyone in pursuit of healthier looking skin.
~~~Also on ciao under the same user name~~~
Summary: Highly recommended
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