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I use a fair amount of products for my face and body from the Simple range and I was pleased therefore to discover that they have ''invented'' exfoliating facial wipes and I bought these thinking that it would save time and prevent me from having to use a separate exfoliating scrub. These wipes were three pounds and ninety nine pence from Boots and the pack contains twenty five wipes. The packaging is plain and simple, as you would expect from this range and they come in a resealable plastic pouch. Inside, the wipes look like any other facial wipes in that they are slightly off square, shite in colour and moist. The difference between these wipes and my usual ones are that these ones have tiny little bumps on one side of the wipe and it is this side which is designed to not only remove your make up but also to act as the exfoliator. There is no fragrance at all with these wipes but I did find it annoying that as I worked my way right down to the last half dozen or so wipes, that they started to become wet as opposed to moist and this made using them difficult and uncomfortable. They do remove may make up very well and I can even use them around my eye area but I found that if I used them too frequently, as in every night, that they did have a very abrasive reaction on my skin and my chin and forehead in particular became slightly sore and reddened. I think these wipes are perhaps best used only once a week or so but on the positive side, they do remove even waterproof make up very well indeed. They are slightly pricier than I am normally prepared to pay for a wipe but they are fine if used with care.
Now I am normally pretty good when it comes to following a proper routine,granted recently I haven't been as strict sticking to the same products as I really want to have a "buy as little as possible and save year" . This approach to a routine seems to go out the window when there's alcohol involved but least its better than smearing my makeup on a hotel pillow. I also like to have these when travelling so I can freshen up slightly on longer flights.
Simple does quite a good kind to skin facial range. It is normally quite easy to identify their products on the shelf but not always easy to tell one product from another...i have two different types of facial wipes in my bag , the only difference being the product name in small writing. Never mind i will use them both :P
This particular packet contains 25 exfoliating wipes and claims that they are double sided cleansing and exfoliating action.
Gently wipe the exfoliating side over your face and neck ,avoiding the delicate eye area.Wipe the smooth side over your face,neck and eye area to cleanse and remove makeup.
I used these a few times before I even realized that the two sides were different, I might have had a few to drink when I used them at first but even now I cant really tell the difference between the two sides. My skin felt slightly clean but I don't think I had that refreshed feeling I get from proper cleaning. From how dirty the wipes got I feel quite confidant that they took off all my makeup. My skin also felt a bit tighter and if I was to continue using them on my face I would have to use a face cream afterwards. For me these will go back in my handbag with the other pack to be used as hand wipes.
Not the best wipes , the Simple Revitalising Exfoliating Wipes are slightly better but overall not that impressed. Perhaps its just me as I always follow a proper skin care routine?These cost around the £3 mark and I got these on a 2 for £4 offer.
The picture in the review is actually of the revitalising wipes- the only difference is instead of revitalising it says exfoliating... see how easy it is to mix them up?
I am the kind of person who is often having to treat rather than prevent certain ailments. For example, I am a very clumsy, unlucky person and will often be seen sporting a bandage or tubigrip of some sort having sprained/twisted/etc certain joints in my body. This unfortunate trait extends to looking after other parts of myself also, in particular my skin. Recently, with the weather having taken a turn for the worse I've noticed my skin is feeling much more cracked and sore in places and thought it was about time I did something to remedy this. Not being an avid user skincare products I took the advice of my best friend and opted for something from Simple. This was particularly good advice as the Garnier deep pour scrub I had been using throughout the week had began to burn when left on my skin for too long due to the sensitivity of it, and Simple is known for being 'kind to skin'.
Being that I am both a lazy and busy person I decided to go for facial wipes rather than a full on scrub to help get rid of the rougher parts of skin on my face and bring it back to normal. These are marketed as exfoliating facial wipes and so they seemed perfect for what I needed them for. They work well at removing makeup and also just cleansing my skin in general. I've been able to dip into the little packet whenever I've felt the need to, and I like that I don't have to worry about going to the bathroom to rinse it all off as its just one quick wipe and its done.
The wipes have granules on them that are there for the purpose of exfoliating the skin. Other than that they are pretty much your bog standard wipe and have the same effect as any other one. Both sides are coated with the stuff and so nothing goes to waste and you can really cover the entire face with ease. I have been making sure to really rub around my nose and chin as these tend to be the most hard hit areas, but also recently I have noticed my cheeks are much more tough than normal and so have had to tackle this also. A single wipe has sufficed in covering these places.
The wipes cost I think about £3-4 which for what you get really isn't that much. There are 25 wipes to a packet and I've been using only 1-2 a day and so they do last quite a while if you aren't overly wasteful. I bought mine in Boots but I'm sure you can get them from any other pharmacy like story and probably in that aisle in most supermarkets, although I haven't yet checked. Simpl products tend to popular though and so they can't be that hard to come by.
Overall I would recommend this product as it does exactly what it claims and is good at doing so also. The price isn't earth shattering, though not exactly a bargain either, but you get good use out of what you get and they really do appear to help my skin during periods of harsher weather.
I really like the Simple brand of products; they are exactly as their name suggests - Simple and I have written about this brand on a few occasions on Dooyoo. As a brand I always assumed they were designed for the younger person in mind, but since using them myself, I actually like the products.
I have currently been using these Simple Exfoliating wipes which come encased inside this really lovely bright green packaging, similar to how other wipes from this range are packaged. Everything you need to know about the wipes can be found on the packaging either on the front or on the back and with the sticky opening part on the front of the packet, I was surprised to find that it remains in good condition to keep the packet sealed throughout the whole time you use them.
For me face wipes are something I tend to turn to facial wipes when I am in a hurry, if I feel I need to refresh and if I am late home and just want my bed, the one thing I will never do is go to bed without cleaning my face and if I am away overnight, they come in quite handy rather than packing the copious number of products that I would use at home and I also think they are great value for money.
What they say
"Simple Kind To Skin Exfoliating Facial Wipes are the perfect blend of active ingredients and vitamin goodness to gently remove dead skin cells and keep your skin revived and revitalised. Perfect for even sensitive skin."
How to Use
For best results: Remove one wipe. Gently wipe the exfoliating side over face and neck, avoid the delicate eye area. Wipe the smooth side over face and neck and eye area to cleanse and remove make-up. Reseal to prevent wipes drying out. After use, dispose in bin, do not flush.
So quite easy and straight forward instructions and nothing too difficult when it comes to using. I have combination skin, it is both dry and oily, and so I need products that don't affect either issue and make it worse nor cause a reaction or breakout. These wipes cause neither and infact leave my skin feeling soft, refreshed and smooth after using.
The wipes themselves are like any other wipe you might have used, the slight difference being that because these are exfoliating wipes, they lots of tiny little bumps that act as the exfoliant and they do quite a nice job at removing dead skin cells from your face nicely. As you wipe your face with this wipe, you can feel the little bumps working to remove the skin and dry skin cells whilst at the same time managing to remove surface dirt and grime, not to mention my day's make-up and because they are double sided you with one side being slightly rougher than the other, you can wipe your face clean after using, it is almost like having two products in one. The only part of my face where I felt it necessary to be more careful is around my eyes where the skin is much softer, but they did manage to remove my beloved 'They're Real' Benefit mascara with no problems and you know how hard that can be to remove for those of you, who like me, love it.
Simple Kind To Skin Exfoliating Facial Wipes use what is referred to as a perfect blend of active ingredients and vitamin goodness to gently remove dead skin cells and keep your skin revived and revitalised and here they are:
==2 Vital Vitamins==
* Pro- Vitamin B5 actively restores, softens and smoothes
* Vitamin E moisturises to improve skin condition
==1 Skin Loving Nutrient==
* Aloe Vera soothes and conditions
* No Unnecessary or Harsh Chemicals so it won't upset your skin
These wipes are also Dermatologically Tested and Approved and are perfect for sensitive skin and they contain No Perfume, No Colour. So when you are using them, although they do contain Aloe Vera, you cannot smell it, for me there is no scent that I can describe to you. I am a big fan of these wipes, they do what they say they are going to do and they are nice and kind to my skin.
These wipes retail for around £3.99 per packet and in each you will find 25 of these wipes, though they do seem to be on offer constantly in Superdrug or in places like Asda on a 3 for 2 offer , so worth stocking up as soon as you see them.
You can find further information on the range can be found on the Simple website www.simple.co.uk.
I've used quite a lot of different brands of make-up removing & exfoliating wipes over the years and one of my favourite brands would have to be Simple.
Their exfoliating wipes are brilliant and they've been a part of my daily skincare routine for the past year or so. The wipes come in packs of 25 and retail at around £3.00, which I'm quite happy to pay as they do what they're supposed to and are good quality. In my opinion £3.00 is not only very affordable but great value considering that a pack will last me for at least two weeks. I usually buy mine from Superdrug but Boots and various supermarkets sell them as well, so they're really easy to get hold of. The manufacturers describe the wipes as having a 'perfect blend of active ingredients and vitamin goodness' which gently remove dead skin cells and keep your skin 'revived and revitalised'.
They are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. I've tried so many face wipes that claim to be suitable for sensitive skin yet make my skin sore and red, but these really do live up to the claim and I've never experienced any irritation or nasty reaction from using them and my skin is incredibly sensitive and problematic! They're not at all drying, either. The wipes come packaged in a neat square shaped packet which is made from a thin plastic type of material. The packet opens by pulling up the little piece of sticky, thin plastic film and once I've got a wipe out I always make sure that I stick it back down properly so that the wipes don't dry out. The colour scheme of the packaging is the usual green and white and it is instantly recogniseable as a Simple product.
The branding is good with everything that a consumer would need to know written on the front and back of the packet including the brand and product name, a brief product description and a list of ingredients. It also states on the front of the packet that there is no perfume or colour used in the ingredients and the wipes have 2 vital vitamins and one skin loving nutrient. The vitamins are vitamin E and vitamin B5, both of which soften, smoothen, moisture and nourish the skin. The 'skin loving nutrient' is aloe vera, which soothes and conditions. Considering that these are so affordable I was impressed with just how many natural, nourishing ingredients are in the ingredients and I feel happy knowing that the wipes don't contain any nasty chemicals. The wipes themselves smell fresh and clean which is especially good in a morning because the smell and moist feeling leave me feeling really fresh.
The wipes are a good size and pretty thick - I can easily use both sides of each wipe without it starting to fall apart. They're very moist but not to the point of being dripping wet which I like and they aren't greasy or sticky - there's never any residue left behind on my skin, just a slight dampness. I usually only need one unless I have an excessive amount of make-up on and I usually use a make-up removing wipe prior to using these wipes - these manage to get rid of all traces of my make-up though and easily remove any stubborn bits of mascara. The texture of the wipes is only very slightly raised and although it feels very gentle on my skin I can still feel it working. My skin is always left feeling clean, fresh, soft and smooth - never irritated or red. The slight dampness on my skin from using the wipe dries within a matter of 30 seconds or so and doesn't leave any greasy or sticky residue behind.
Overall, highly recommended!
Before going to bed I like to have a clean face, and if I cant be bothered to clean it at the sink, I like to give my face a quick rub over with a face wipe. I have been using tesco ones for ages because they are cheap and do the job. I only tried the simple wipes as they were on offer at the same price as the tesco wipes so I thought they were worth a try. I have used many simple products in the past including there exfoliating facial wash. Simple products are said to be good on sensitive skin as there are no added ingredients or chemicals which can upset problem skin. This is also a positive for me as I do have problem skin.
I paid £1,50 for a pack of 25 wipes. This is a good price as they are usually £3 ish. They are far more expensive than other brands, but you obviusouly are paying for better quality with these face wipes. The packaging is green with a tab which you pull to start taking out the wipes. It is easy to reseal and the seal stays sticky for a while. This is good because the wipes do not dry out quickly! The packaging is well designed to keep the moisture inside. The packaging tells us that there are 2 vital vitamins in the wipes, 1 skin loving nutrient and no perfume and colours. The packaging looks very nice and it is instantly recogniseable as a simple product!
Do they work?
for me they work very well, they get rid of all the dirt from your face and leave it feeling very clean. I like the fact that the wipes have two sides, a rough side and a smoother side, they both work to give your face a gentle and effective clean. I share the wipes with my girlfriend and she uses them to take her makeup off. She says they are a bit rough for taking make up off and prefers to use the normal simple face wipes. For me these are better because they actively clean your face and decrease the number of spots I get because they remove dirt before it settles into my pores. I would recommend these to anyone who likes a nice clean face in the morning and evening. They are good for taking off make up, just a little rough. These are great for guys and girls. They are a little expensive so It is worth looking out for these in sales or on offer and bulk buying if you see a good price. My skin has been much better since using these so I will be using these for the forseeable future.
These wipes get a 5 star rating from me. They are excellent on my skin and tend to clean up any belmishes. I cant praise these enough. Worth the try as they are good and kind to your skin. Thanks for reading my review on simple exfoliating face wipes! I hope it helped you out... Josh
I often have difficulty exfoliating my face. The skin on this area of my body is very sensitive and most exfoliating scrubs will cause irritation and some sort of reaction. I still want to regularly exfoliate though just to brighten my skin up really and so I decided to purchase a pack of these exfoliating wipes from Simple in the hope that they would do the job without harming my sensitive skin.
Simple are a skin care brand I completely trust and I do only use Simple wipes as they are the only ones which don't irritate my skin, my face seems to be particularly sensitive to facial wipes for some reason! These wipes can be found in the usual places, larger supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug etc and will typically cost £3 - £4 depending on where you purchase them from for a pack of 25 wipes. I bought mine form Tesco when all Simple wipes were on a two for £4 deal.
These wipes come in a dark green plastic packaging with the usual large sticker sealed down to cover the opening the packet and to prevent the wipes from drying out. The wipes contain pro-vitamin B5 which 'actively restores, softens and smoothes' the skin, vitamin E which 'moisturises to improve skin condition' and aloe vera which 'sooths and conditions'. As always with Simple these wipes are free from perfume, colour and other harsh chemicals.
The wipes are easy to remove from the packaging one at a time and the sticker maintains its stick for as long as the wipes last so they don't dry out and become unusable. The unfolded wipe will just about cover both of my hands when laid flat in my palms so they're a decent size. They do feel a little thin but are durable; I've never had one rip or anything whilst I've been using it. They're white in colour and have virtually no scent to them.
One side of these wipes contains lots of little bumps and ridges which are used to create that rough surface which will exfoliate whilst the other side is very smooth and perfect for going over more sensitive areas of the face. The rough side is still quite gentle and I find how harsh this feels depends entirely on how much pressure I apply to the wipe. I tend to be as firm as I can without it hurting my skin so I get the best results. My forehead and cheeks can take quite a lot of pressure and I find myself almost scrubbing away at these areas. My chin and nose is a little more delicate though and I find these too rough to use at all on my neck and eye area (I just flip the wipe over and use the smooth side on these parts of my face).
The results are nice. I feel these wipes give a gentle exfoliation which is a lot better than nothing but not quite as much as I would like. They don't irritate my skin in anyway though so that's a good start! After using one of these wipes my face does feel very refreshed and looks a little brighter and going over any blemishes with one of these reduces redness which is an added bonus. They make pretty good make-up remover wipes too, I often need to go over the eye area with make-up remover to get rid of all of my eye make-up but my foundation comes off quickly using one of these.
I will use one of these in the mornings before cleansing just to brighten up my face and I find them really useful for those mornings I don't have much time, I can just run one of these over my and apply a bit of day cream and my face is ready for the day ahead. Because the exfoliation these offer is so gentle I don't feel like I'm over exfoliating if I use one of these at night too, although it is rare that I'll use one of these twice a day I don't see any harm if I do.
All in all they're pretty decent. Good at cleansing and removing make-up and offers my sensitive skin a little exfoliation without irritation. I'd recommend if you do have sensitive skin although if not I'd stick to something which offers a stronger exfoliation.
I normally use Johnson's Facial Wipes but have recently started to use Simple Exfoliating Wipes as they were on special offer. Ordinarily, these cost £3.99 from Boots or Superdrug but I managed to pick up a pack in Savers for £2.49. I had read a lot of good reports about these wipes as they are not your 'normal everyday' facial wipe as they are designed to gently exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells which can build up over time and make the complexion look slightly dull. I am all for having a brighter complexion, so I decided to give them a try.
The packaging is plain and simple and not dissimilar to the 'ordinary' Simple facial wipes. The only difference is in the price. The pack is green and fairly bright and eye catching and it has the familiar sticky seal on top, which has to be removed before you can take out your first wipe. The pack is resealable but I do prefer the 'clicking lid' seal that came with my last pack of Boots No 7 facial wipes.
As these wipes are from Simple, they are marketed as being 'not perfumed, not coloured, just kind'. For anyone who likes at least a little bit of a pong from a facial wipe, these are not for you. These are completely without any aroma whatsoever, however, my colleague at work tells me I'm wrong and that she can definitely detect a slight perfumed smell emanating from her pack! Weird!
The wipes are standard sized, and very moist. They feel fresh on the skin and don't sting at all. What I love about these exfoliating wipes is that they are 'two sided'. By that, I mean that one side of the wipe is completely smooth and the other side is rougher to the touch. Obviously, the smoother side is meant for removing make up / cleansing the skin and the other side is designed for exfoliation purposes.
I do not use these wipes on a daily basis, but I do use them about two to possibly three times per week. I think that to use them every single day would be a little too harsh on my skin. I don't have a particularly delicate or sensitive skin, but the rougher side of these wipes, if used too often, I would imagine might cause a bit of reaction to my skin.
When I do use these wipes, I tend to concentrate on those areas of my face where there is a build up of dead skin cells such as at the sides of my nose or across my forehead. The wipes are gentle and yet very effective at making my face 'glow' slightly after I have used them. It's important not to rub too hard with these wipes - they are rough enough to be able to just wipe them over your face, and the texture of the cloth itself does all the hard work at removing dead skin.
I feel that these wipes work very well at not only removing all traces of my make up, but they really do help to improve the tone and texture of my skin, allowing me to feel that my skin has had a bit of 'deep clean' a couple of times a week.
I am going to continue to buy these wipes and use them as part of my weekly facial care routine. They are slightly more expensive than a regular wipe, but then they do offer something a little bit different so I feel they are worth it.
I'll come out with it now I am a lazy sod, I will always take a facial wipe over washing my face when I get up in the morning - purely because it means I don't have to move from my bed to do it, since they are in my bedside table. My one requirement is that I have to have wipes that are exfoliating, which can be hard to find a decent version of, because to be honest most are either too harsh, or too smooth on my skin to make a difference!
~*~ Why Simple? ~*~
Most of people will have seen the adverts for the Simple products; that they claim have no perfume, no colouring, or harsh chemicals in the products so it is better all round for your skin. So I went to pick up a simple packet, purely because it went with my moisturiser at the same time - so I figured same company complimentary items...
~*~ What kind of face wipes are they? ~*~
These wipes are exfoliating facial wipes, that have a double sided cleansing action - the wipe formula contains two vital vitamins, a skin loving nutrient and no perfumes or colours. There is vitamin E and B5, along with aloe vera to keep your skin calm - it's full of items that are meant to be good for your skin... In reality though are they any good?
~*~ The test... ~*~
I've just come to the end of my first packet of these and I am very impressed with them if I'm honest, I've been through many packets of facial wipes over the past few months from just baby wipes up to Soap and Glory packets and haven't found the right kind of exfoliating wipe. So when I spotted these in Tesco I picked up a pack, and thought I'd give them a try - mainly because I use a nice Simple moisturiser at the moment as it is and hoped one would compliment the other.
The wipes once unfolded are relative to the size of a DVD case I would say, I've not measured them exactly because it's a bit of a waste of time - they are ample size to clean an entire face, because remember you have both sides with the formula on them and with the exfoliating texture on. So it's not like you can only use one side so have to be sparing with how well you scrub your face with it, so go to town, rub away with the great exfoliating texture. The texture actually looks a little like honeycomb so there are plenty of edges to the sections in the wipe that can catch your skin and remove any make up, excess oil or just general grime that builds up in day to day life. It's a great little wipe for removing make up, even though people suggest not to remove it with a wipe, I find it makes a better difference using a wipe than using a face wash, not to say I don't use both. The best part being I've not had my usual outbreak of spots either since using these wipes, so the oil control is really quite good too!
The quality of the cloth of the wipes is brilliant actually haven't had one moment at all where I've been worried my finger was going to come through the wipe, and even with a big scrub on the edge of my nose, which is where I find I have the most dry skin that needs exfoliating - the wipe maintains its integrity! The smell isn't that good, but then again it's a more natural smell than some of the less natural wipes out there - so I can put up with it, but once you've wiped your face the smell doesn't stick around for long thankfully! My skin does look a lot better since I've been using them actually, as I'm very prone to dry patches on my face, this wipe has got rid of a lot of that and teamed with my moisturiser it's cleared my skin up no end. It will remove my make up quite happily, waterproof mascara, eyeliner and even the thickest foundation it will get rid of with a bit of a push. So it is a worthwhile packet to get a hold of, even though there are only 25 in a packet, but I managed to get through one packet in a month and since they are only a couple of quid a packet you're not spending too much for smooth skin. The packet they come in is an average green simple packet of wipes, the lid sticks down again very nicely so your wipes aren't likely to dry out if you make sure you seal it down properly, unlike some that will dry out anyway.
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
These are available in my local Tesco for £2 a packet, but are always on offer in different places, so make sure you check on the websites of Boots and Superdrug just in case they have them on offer, then you can get points on your reward cards if you buy online or in store. If not always check your supermarkets as they normally seem to have these in, on various offers.
I found this product a refreshing find after searching for a suitable wipe for my combination skin for years. It left oily areas feeling clan and refreshed, but didn't dry out the dry areas either, so my skin felt clean and not at all "clogged up" as some wipes do. Not ideal round the delicate eye area but a great pick me up for the face at the end of a long day. this isnt my ideal face wipes but to use on the odd occasion when i skin get out of hand it deffinitely puts a stop to the dry skin. these wipes are to efoliate only and not good for moistiorising, however if you use these wipes daily i would recommend moistiorising after as the wipes themselves arnt as soft as other simple face wipes therefore could be abit rough for sensitive skins.
but the product itsself leaves your skin feeling refreshed. i think overall if the product is being used correctly it can have an amazing result on your skin.
Personally I really don't like these wipes. Rather than exfoliating they just scratch your face and are quite uncomfortable to use! They remove eye make up very well but unfortunately if you use them for removing pandda eyes it makes the skin sore! I guess this isn't what they're actually claiming to do and maybe I shouldn't knock them down on that, but I'm not sure they're particularly good at exfoliating either. After using them I find that any dead skin on my face is still there and all I've gained from these wipes is an uncomfortable and scratchy experience!
The do smell refreshing and I guess that is one redeeming feature, but they also left my face feeling quite greasy, even after washing with cleanser. I won't be buying these again!
If I were you, I'd stick to normal exfoliaters from a bottle! This may be a quicker alternative but for me it didn't even work.
I get a lot of dry skin on my face and it can get really sore. I had been using the normal Simple face wipes for a while as I like the fact that they have no perfumes or colour added to them. When I saw these exfoliating wipes the other week I thought I would try them out and see what they are like.
The pack is quite similar to the normal wipes being the familiar green and white colouring on the packaging. When you open up the packet you can smell the nice clean soapy sort of smell that you seem to get with all the Simple products. It is not a perfumy smell, just kind of clean smelling if you can imagine that.
When you pull out the first wipe you notice that they have two sides to them, one side is smooth and silky like a normal face wipe and the other side is quite rough to touch. This side is for the exfoliating. The skin on my face gets really dry especially my forehead and around the sides of my nose . I tried using one of these wipes and found it did feel quite rough on my skin but I could feel it rubbing off the dead skin as I wiped. Once I had done all my face with the rough side I folded that side inside and used the softer side to wipe over my skin again. This side felt nice and soft.
When I had finished wiping I looked in the mirror and found that my skin was looking a bit pink where I had rubbed at it, but it looked quite shiny meaning I had got all the dead skin off. I just had to apply some moisturiser to it to stop it drying out too soon. After about half an hour I checked again and the pinky redness had gone and my skin looked normal again. It felt really nice and smooth to touch which is a miracle with the state of my skin. I suffer from hypothyroidism and one of the symptoms of this is the really dry flaky skin and it can get to be really irritating during the day if I can't get rid of all the dead skin and then moisturise properly. I have to make sure though that I am doing my face at least half an hour before I need to go out as otherwise I would be going out with a very pink face so I need to give myself half an hour for the colour to go back to normal again.
I am really pleased with these wipes although you only get 25 in a pack and they cost £3.99 (in Boots) for a pack so work out a bit expensive for my pocket (I am giving them a rating of 3 stars due to the cost). I have found that I can use the normal wipes for two days and then just use one of these on the third day and my skin is still feeling a lot better than it was before. The normal Simple wipes are often on offer in Wilkinson for two packs for £1 so works out much better.
Ok. Let's start with a show of nodding heads... How many of you have just answered "do you have sensitive skin?" with a nod at your computer? If I'm honest my skin is awful: Pretty much any product I take to it (If I'm not careful) leaves my complexion more like a coarse sandpaper than peaches and cream.
Now, I like to believe that I am completely disciplined with my beauty regime - Wash. Exfoliate. Cleanse. Moisturise. Every night. Always. Yeah right. Give me one late night, one holiday and suddenly life takes over and it all goes wrong. Face wipes, in this instance are great tools: However the exfoliating step is usually missed and this is essential for removing dead skin cells and keeping your skin fresh.
As an avid Simple fan when they brought out their "Kind to skin exfoliating facial wipes" I jumped at the chance of picking some up (especially as they came on an introductory offer) although, the harsh reality is that they just didn't deliver the goods.
Simple claims that, as per their normal products the wipes contain two vital vitamins: Pro-vitamin B5 to restore and soften skin and Vitamin E to improve skin condition and also, Aloe Vera (Does anyone else read that with a silly accent every time?) which is to soothe the skin. The product, as with all Simple products, contains no added perfume (Although it does have that standard Simple smell) and no added colour. All the products are dermatologically tested and approved.
All going well so far. The product has two sides to each wipe (The packets are sold in 25s, which, at around £2 a packet makes it quite an expensive option) one side is rough for exfoliating and the other side is smooth - The idea being that you scrub away those dead skin cells and then wipe off to cleanse and leave your skin fresh.
It comes in the standard re-sealable pouch so that you can take one wipe out, re-seal and keep the others from drying out.
This all sounds great, however when it comes down to it, the product just doesn't meet expectations. The texture of the exfoliating side was not particularly pleasant and I actually found it quite painful to use, which meant that I opted to only using the smooth side - and hence, missing the entire point of purchasing the product in the first place.
I guess, so far as it stands I'll just have to get my butt in gear and take my exfoliating wash with me instead. This being said, I am still an avid Simple fan, always have been, always will be - It's just a shame that I feel, in my opinion, they missed the mark with a potentially great product. Don't let this put you off Simple: Check out their other products (May I recommend the moisturisers and face washes) at www.simple.co.uk
These wipes are really nice and refreshing on your skin. They are nice and thick, and make your skin soft as you use them. I found they also last a long time, and they are quite good value. They also removed my make up well, and make my skin feel smooth and energised. The different sides also make the wipes a treat for your skin, and give your skin a proper clean in two steps. I know there are cheaper wipes on the market but I would recommend using these as they make your skin feel very pampered and fresh. Also, as they are from Simple they are very good for sensitive skin, and for anyone as you know they do not contain harsh chemicals, colours or perfume. The green packaging is also attractive in your bathroom. These are a good quality worthwhile product to use on your skin, providing a good clean.
I had to review this. All my other review show good positive results. These - not so much..
These are very harsh - i dont even have sensitive skin and they ripped it apart using either side of the cloth. I dont think they can be used around the delicate eye area at all, and im pretty sure they are not good for the rest of your skin if it hurts to use them! Both my sister and i have tried these - she has very dry skin and i have oily skin - but it hurt both of us to use them. The other Simple products dont hurt me - in fact i swear by their eye make up remover which is extremely cooling and gentle - but this should only be used as an exfoliator, and not as a face wipe, as the packet (and positioning in a store) would suggest.