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I bought this product on a three for two offer, along with my normal Simple Derma Cream. As the cream had so far, not irritated or damaged my skin, I decided it might be good to try the face mask from the Simple range, even though it is not a Simple Derma product.
The face mask I bought, was not in a sachet as pictured, but instead in a squeezy tube, with flip top lid. The mask itself is clay based and is white and creamy. It is not as thick as mud masks. It is cool when applied to skin, and so far has not irritated or burned my sensitive skin. When applying only one layer, it does not feel as deep cleansing as applying a layer of a mud mask.
The mask does take about twenty minutes and sometimes longer to dry completely. When dry, the mask changes to a clear colour, so that it looks as though you have just put a coat of clear nail varnish on your face. The mask does not dry and crack in the same way a mud mask does. The instructions advise to leave the mask on for three minutes before washing off, but as it does not dry completely by this time, and does not feel like a relaxing facial treatment, I leave it on till it dries, usually twenty minutes.
Once dry, wet a towel in warm water and wipe the mask off. The results are not amazing, but not bad either. Skin usually looks a bit lighter and toned, it softens the skin a little, but still requires moisturiser once removed. It does not feel as cleansed or as relaxing as using a mud mask. The effects are also not as noticeable as muds masks. The smell is similar to the Simple body lotion, it is not fragranced, but just has a slight lotion smell to it, which does not really linger on the face.
The nozzle does not get too messy, though this is perhaps more due to the lack of use. A 75ml tube, costs £3.99 in Boots. This is not something that I would buy again, simply because the effects on my skin are not as good as the effects of other face masks, particularly the mud masks. The upside to this particular mask however, is that it is one of the two face masks I have used that has not stung my skin, and therefore lives up to its claim of being kind to skin!
Simple are a well known brand that commit to making products from all-natural ingredients with nothing artificial or any harsh chemicals that are bad for us, they also ensure that none of their products are tested an animals which is another reason why I love the simple brand so much.
The simple brand has been growing continuously since their original formation in the 1960's but they have experienced massive growth as a brand over the past decade, they are well known for catering to those with sensitive skin types but also more recently people with normal/oily skin, I fall into the latter category.
It is worth mentioning that I have used most of Simple's Kind to Skin products and have had no adverse reactions to any of them. Now, enough about me and onto the product, typical of Simples products are the clear white or see-through exterior with pretty plain writing, in fact just like their brand name, it all very simple!. The back of the small tube is laden with information about the ingredients and what they do once they soak into your pores, no nasties and all goodies in this tub says Simple!
Perhaps the strangest thing about many of Simple's products is that there is practically no fragrance to them so I was pleasantly surprised when I got a slight scent of what I could only describe as a very fresh fragrance when I applied this to my face, the consistency was very strange, almost like a very thick moisturizer and it didn't make my skin feel tight at all to my surprise.
The product advises you to leave it on for several minutes I left it on for a bit longer than that expecting for my skin to tighten up and become as dusty as the Gobi desert, alas and not to my surprise considering the texture of the cream this didn't happen. This stuff washes out so easily, just a wet facecloth does it, I feel my skin and it's ridiculously smooth and soft no real oiliness or dryness either my skin just felt incredibly balanced.
I couldn't help but feel slightly dissapointed that it wasn't more like a traditional face mask that tightens and falls off bit by bit but at least this stuff doesn't leave a mess all over your bathroom floor or in the sink!, several hours later and my skin is still incredibly smooth and soft this stuff really is kind to your skin, simple put.. simply amazing!
Simple is a brand that creates skin care products that are free from artificial colouring and fragrances. They never include any unnecessary chemical ingredients and they don't test on animals. I have used their moisturiser for years but somehow the fact that the brand produces a facial mask had passed me by. I love trying new masks and I know how gentle the products by Simple are so I thought that the Kind to Skin Deep Cleaning Facial Mask was worth trying.
What does the product do?
The purpose of the product is to give the skin on the face a really deep clean. It promises to draw impurities and excess oils out of the skin and to leave it able to breathe properly. It also claims to remove the dull and dead skin cells from the surface of the face meaning that blemishes will not be able to form and the complexion will become more radiant and brighter.
How does the product work?
The product contains many of the same ingredients as some of the much more expensive facial masks. Its main ingredient is Kaolin Clay which is an incredibly absorbent substance. When applied to the face, it sucks up all of the impurities and excess oils from both the surface of the skin and from deep within the skin. In doing so it detoxifies and purifies the skin, leaving it able to breath and in a much better condition. It also increases the circulation of the blood meaning that your complexion will look radiant and healthy.
Glycerine is included in order to draw moisture into the skin and it helps the skin to hold onto this moisture. By keeping the skin hydrated, wrinkles and fine lines are less likely to form and the skin holds onto its elasticity. Bisabolol is included because of its ability to heal the skin so it will speed up the process of banishing blemishes and it is also a soothing substance to apply to the skin.
Seaweed extract is present which is an anti inflammatory and will help to prevent a puffy face. It is also incredibly soothing and leaves the skin feeling softer and smoother. The substance also detoxifies and heals the skin, and it helps to regulate the oils produced by the face which will reduce a shiny complexion and the development of blemishes.
The inclusion of Vitamin E helps to prevent premature aging of the skin, heals the skin and also strengthens the skin. B5, otherwise know as Panthenol, adds moisture and plumps up the skin making it look more toned. It heals the skin and makes it stronger as well as helping to prevent blemishes from forming.
How do you use the product?
I always cleanse my face before using any mask because I think it leaves the skin clearer so that a mask can perform a much deeper cleansing action. The product is to be removed from the bottle and smoothed onto the whole face, avoiding the eye area. It is to be left on the skin for around three to four minutes and then rinsed away thoroughly and then you can continue with your usual skin routine. The product can be used twice weekly and it can be applied both in the morning and in the night.
Packaging and Price
The packaging of the product follows the usual pattern by Simple. The mask comes contained within a white tube which has some green writing on the front and a little bit of information about the product. It also has a clear lid.
The product comes in two different sizes. The 75ml tube that I purchased was £2.50 or you could chose to buy a small 15ml sachet which is obviously cheaper. The product can be bought from most department stores, large supermarkets and from a variety of online websites although I don't think the price varies much.
The first thing that I noticed about this product when I squeezed some from the tube was that it looked more like a moisturising product than a mask. It has a white colour and looks like a slightly thicker moisturiser than the average Simple one. It is largely fragrance free and just smells slightly fresh and I like this as I don't see the point in adding an aroma to a face product.
When I rub it onto my skin, it again feels much more like a moisturiser than a mask. It has a thin consistency which is a little bit lumpy and it is not that easy to get a good coverage on the skin. I need to apply the product in front of the mirror as it doesn't spread that easily across the skin and doing this helps me to ensure that I don't miss any areas.
The time that the product is to be left on the skin is a really small period and although this makes the product more convenient to use, I don't feel that it is long enough for the product to have any real effect. It doesn't tighten while on the skin or product any sensations whatsoever. The mask does become hard or change in its consistency or colour in anyway. That said, it doesn't feel uncomfortable or irritate my skin at all.
The product comes off easily enough if you use a damp flannel and then rinse it with water to get rid of the excess. It does take a fair amount of rubbing to make sure all of the product is off my face and this leaves my face looking red for a little while after use. Once the mask has been removed, my skin doesn't feel tight or dry.
After use my skin does feel very clean and smooth to the touch. The product moisturises my face well and doesn't cause any dry or flaky patches. I've found that my skin becomes greasy fairly quickly after use and I think the mask is too heavy for my skin. It hasn't caused any new blemishes but it hasn't cleared my skin either. My complexion doesn't really look brighter or more radiant either.
All in all, this product hasn't really produced any results that I am pleased with on my skin. It hasn't made the condition of my skin worse or had any negative effects but I haven't had any benefits either. It simply feels like I have thickly slathered moisturiser on my skin for a few minutes and I find that this is an easily forgettable product.
I bought this mask in the foolish hope that it would magically transform my face into something beautiful, now, it didn't quite do that but it did make my face feel pretty fantastic.
It comes in a white tube with green detailing and minimal writing, which I like as it's nice and clear as to what the claims are and also easy to read too. This tube also makes it easy to dispense the perfect amount too so there is no wastage.
When I applied it, it was a little more wet than I was expecting it to be as most masks tend to be a really thick consistency and you have to really wipe them over your face. This then made it a little easier to apply but took longer to dry, in fact, the bottle told me to wait 3 minutes when, in reality I had to wait about 10 for it to fully dry.
The results, however, were even better than I had expected! Although I don't know if it really did "draw out deep down dirt" it definitely did make my skin feel smooth, clean and very very soft to the extent to which I had to keep touching it (which I know is terrible and I really really shouldn't do).
It was also quite cheap to buy costing me just over £3 from Boots, which really is very good value considering how similar products are priced and the great results I got.
All in all, I think this is a very good product which really does work without being unnecessarily harsh to your skin and I would advise you to give it a go!
I am a huge fan of the Simple range and have been using their products for years. I bought the 'Kind to skin deep cleansing face mask' around 4 weeks ago at Tesco for £3 for a75ml tube.
I have noticed that reviews for this product have not always been fantastic so I was a little weary about what my experience with it might be. However, with my skin becoming oilier and oilier over the summer, I decided I needed to give it a go at least once.
I was drawn to the product for several reasons. It boasts having two essential skin care vitamins, B5 and E both of which I find work very well with my skin. It also claims to improve the condition of oily skin. I have sensitive skin so, being dermatological tested appeals to me and I have had no skin irritations to date with using this product.
It instructs use twice a week for oily skin so that is what I have done for the past 4 weeks. I suffer continuously with acne and have done since my teens. So, the application; it is to be applied and left for 3 minutes on thoroughly cleansed skin, but make sure you face is dry, not damp, as this seems to effect the consistency of the mask. I only use a thin layer and apply in circular motions, like a moisturiser. It does not feel greasy but it does feel slightly thick and heavy when applying. Once on, it gets lighter. I do love how it does not harden or go 'gloopy' as it makes the experience much more comfortable. Three minutes later, rinse with clean, cold water. Because I have only applied a thin layer, it is not hard to remove and only takes a few splashes of water. Pat dry.
My skin feels instantly refreshed once the mask is off and very 'squeaky clean'. I have noted that as the weeks go by, the oiliness in my skin, particularly around the t-zone, has lessened. I do get a few extra imperfections a day or so after using the product but they are small and I put it down to the dirt being drawn out of the pores. They always go after a day or so, so I do not let it worry me.
One problem I do have with this product is the smell. When it is on my face, it smells very fishy which is not very nice at the time! Luckily, once rinsed, the smell is completely gone. Also, the tube; because of the thick white plastic, it can be hard to figure out how much is left. The thick consistency of the mask also means that a lot of it is stuck to the inner tube and can be a pain to remove before eventually taking the scissors to the bottle to get to about a third of the tube.
For the price, I feel this product is worth it, especially for me as it has made some difference in a short space of time. I have used only a few masks in the past and this one has been the best by far. If you have oily skin then Id gives this a go, but if you are not keen on the possible appearance of imperfections, avoid.
About a week ago now I found myself in the bath, shampoo in my eyes, feeling around for my trusty conditioner. I soon realised it clearly wasn't where I thought I'd put it so I hopped out my nice warm bath into my freezing cold bathroom to hunt through my bathroom draws hoping to find some. After about a minute and a half it should have dawned on me that I had blatantly run out but stood there freezing cold in the knowledge my hair would be dull, lifeless and frizzy without it, I continued on. After a further five minutes of rummaging, I resigned my shivering self to the fact I had obviously run out but consoled myself with having found some other bathroom treats I either didn't know existed or had forgot about at the back of my draw. Simple's deep cleansing mask was one of them.
WHAT SIMPLE SAY ABOUT THEIR DEEP CLEANSING MASK:
Reveal fresher, brighter looking skin with our Deep Cleansing Face Mask which draws out deep down dirt and eliminates dead skin cells.
PACKAGING, PRICING AND PURCHASING
Simple's deep cleansing face mask comes in either a 15ml foil sachet or a 75ml tube. If you haven't tried this product before I would recommend buying the 15ml sachet as I feel this product really isn't suited to everyone. Both the sachet and tube are white in colour baring the familiar green Simple logo. You should expect to pay around £3 to £4 pounds for the 75ml which is fairly reasonably priced compared to other brands with a similar product. You can find most Simple products in Boots, Superdrug and Tescos, though other stores are sure to stock various Simple products to.
Natural Clay detoxifies and purifies.
Seaweed Extract cleanses, soothes and softens.
pH balanced so works in harmony with your skin.
* No perfume, no colour.
*Dermatologically tested and approved.
* Experts in sensitive skin.
Application is easy enough and a touch less messy than other clay based face masks. You should apply to thoroughly cleansed skin avoiding the eye area and leave for three minutes. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Use once a week on dry skin or twice a week on normal/oily skin. Follow with Simple's restoring night cream.
PRODUCT AND OPINION
The thing I love the most about clay based face masks is how they make your pores feel blasted with both the mask on and off. my experience of clay masks is that they tend to dry nice and stiff so you generally know when it's time to wash off because you go to speak and your face cracks the mask causing a clay dust avalanche. It's always great taking off the mask, skin usually feels incredibly soft and really taught like Dolly Parton waking up after yet another face lift, fabulous. I just didn't get any of those fabulous sensations from this product, perhaps because I was expecting it to be something that it clearly wasn't.
The first thing I noticed about this product is that the clay/seaweed combo appears a very light white/pale green in colour. I have to say I was expecting the usual clay colouring, dark grey and really thick in consistency. Whilst Simples mask is fairly thick I would say only to that of a really thick moisteriser.
Spreading the mask across my cheeks I have to say it felt a little like rubbing lard into my face, just so very greasy not at all what I was expecting. Like I said before my experience of face masks is that they usually dry on the face but this didn't, it just kind of became less damp, though Simple never stated that the mask would dry, it is kind of what I hoping for.
After washing the mask off thoroughly as directed I felt as though my face was still covered. It felt like someone had waxed my face then rubbed it down with a towel leaving some of the waxy residue behind. There's no denying that my skin felt softer but just not in a way that I felt comfortable with, in that i really felt the erge to keep on washing my face. I also noticed that a couple of very minor blemishes appeared far more noticeable than before but then you could argue that perhaps this was the mask doing its work and dragging out the impurities.
It should be noted that I do have fairly oily skin so anything vaguely slimy is likely to be apear more so on my skin than that of other peoples but the product seems to suggest people with oily skin should use more frequently than those with dry skin so I must say this leaves me rather confused. I personally would suggest that this product is far more suited to putting back moisture into dried skin. I'm pretty sure this product would be excellent for those that suffer with it.
Maybe it because I love the feeling of a face mask taking stuff out of my skin rather than putting it in that I have an issue with this product. I love feeling like a mini fireman has hopped on my face and jet hosed out all the excess oil and dirt from my skin. This product felt as though I had waxed over the dirt and trapped the oil under my skin rather than removing it.
To be fair to this product I'm reluctant to say it is awful because it certainly made my skin softer and perhaps would deliver the rest of its promises with extended use over a longer period of time. Having said that, it just didn't make me feel pampered during or after use and to me that really is the whole point in using one.
Despite having read really great reviews about this product, so far it isn't for me. Now I know why it was dumped in the back of my draw. However should I pursue Simples promises of dirt free skin by continuing my use of this product then perhaps my review will be altered? Until then I would suggest only people with dry skin would really benefit from this product
In an effort to take skincare more seriously (which, to be fair, would mean doing ANYTHING AT ALL, I'm lazy), I bought this mask a couple of months ago to add in once or twice a week whilst in the bath. After all, everyone needs a bit of pampering now and again and a face mask is an excellent way to do just that.
I've used several masks in the past, mostly fairly cheap ones in the single-use sachets, which can get messy and I went to Boots specifically looking for a mask in a tube which I would keep me going for a while. I chose Simple because their products have a reputation for being pretty good, affordable and, as the name and packaging of this product states, kind to skin.
My skin is prone to extreme dryness, though usually not in the summer, so I'm generally a little wary of products which claim to be "kind" to skin, as that can occasionally translate as "does nothing to skin". Looking at the ingredients, I was a little suspicious. While the product description mentions natural clay and seaweed extract and a neutral pH, the ingredients don't sound all that natural. As far as I'm concerned, there is nothing simple-sounding about "2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol".
Still, I started working the mask into my routine. The results? Well, I can't say there are any of particular note.
Firstly let's talk about using the mask. I use it about twice a week (at this stage just to use it up since I've bought it now) and, as instructed, slather over my face and leave on for three minutes. It comes out of the tube rather like a cream cleanser and, as predicted, is mess-free. So there's one plus point. Once on the skin, however, it doesn't harden at all like most masks, which usually makes me feel as if I haven't applied enough. Although I usually use it in the bath, when I've applied in front of a mirror I've noticed that no matter how much it FEELS like this is all over my skin, it looks streaky and patchy on my face because due to the formulation it's not that easy to cover every inch.
I'm not saying that face masks SHOULD make the skin feel tight as they harden, but this has been my experience in general, and when I've removed these masks my skin has felt wonderful, soft and smooth with all the dead skin washed away with the hard mask. As this mask doesn't harden, and essentially sits on the face for three minutes, I find it difficult to see how it is working any magic at all.
So the three minutes up, when I go to rinse my face I find that a) it's pretty hard to rinse this off thoroughly, again due to the formulation and b) my skin feels not that different from when I put it on.
I will say that my nose felt a bit smoother, and the pores slightly more refined, but the softness of my skin itself was not particularly improved, and my skin didn't feel as though it had been thoroughly deep cleansed. Nor did it look brighter, as promised.
It is worth mentioning that I don't suffer a lot from spots or blackheads, so I wasn't expecting the mask to do major repair work, but I was expecting SOMETHING. The first time I used this, I actually did get a couple of spots immediately afterwards. So maybe this is deep-down dirt being drawn out, but I'm not sure this is a particularly desirable side-effect for people who actually suffer from spots or acne on a regular basis.
The mask is available from Boots, Superdrug and Tesco in a 75ml tube or 15ml sachet. I don't remember how much I paid for my tube, and am having trouble finding it online, but I believe it was somewhere around the £3-4 mark. It has lasted a long time, but I won't be rebuying. If anyone knows of a really good mask in a tube/tub, let me know what it is!
Our Deep Cleansing Face Mask is a perfect blend of active ingredients and vitamin goodness to draw out deep down dirt and eliminate dead skin cells / Perfect for even sensitive skin.