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I love to make sure that my skin is soft, smooth and hydrated as much as I possibly can, more so with this ever changing weather which I find really takes it toll on my skin and can often leave it feeling dry, dehydrated and in need of a bit of kick. Like most people, I love my lotions and potions and like to try different ones, some bargain basement, some high-street brands and some from the very high end of the market - though they are usually sent in the form of a sachet as a trial.
Over the last few months I have been using the Simple Skin Care Range which is readily available in places like Superdrug, Boots and even Tesco and possibly other supermarkets. Having written posts about the Facial Wipes and the Under Eye Roll On, now it is the turn of the moisturising cream.
The Simple Kind to Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser comes in a 125ml bottle. The bottle itself is a pure white colour and it features a green flip top lid, quite simple not overly stylish. On the label of the bottle it tells you that it is full of vitamin goodness for naturally healthy skin and that it gives 12 hour moisturisation.
Simple says: When your skin's happy and fresh faced, you feel healthier and happier too! Our Replenishing Rich Moisturiser with UV filters is a perfect blend of ingredients to help to keep your skin replenished and nourished all day long. Perfect for even sensitive skin.
The moisturiser, which is a nice bright white colour, which has UV filters also has a perfect blend of ingredients which will help to keep all skin types (even sensitive skin) replenished and nourished all day. As with all Simple products the moisturiser contains no alcohol, colour, and no unnecessary ingredients. It is also dermatologically tested and approved so this should do no harm to my skin. Each product I have used to date from this range has the following information:
1. It contains Pro-Vitamin B5 which actively restores smoothes and softens
2. It contains 3 skin loving nutrients which are:
Glycerin which hydrates and nourishes
Bisabolol and Allantoin which soothes and protects your skin
3. No Perfume, No Colour - no unnecessary ingredients and no harsh chemicals so it won't upset your skin
When it comes to using the moisturiser, as you flip the lid, there is no immediate fragrance or aroma, even when you squeeze the bottle slightly (not too much or it goes everywhere) the white cream, which because it is a lotion is not overly thick in texture, has no fragrance to it and as with the other two products that I have use, this is not unusual and I kind of like it this way. For the best results when using the cream, all you need to do is gently smooth it into your face and neck using upward and outward movements, thus massaging your face in the process. The cream is non-greasy and absorbs itself into your skin with no effort and you only need a really small amount to cover your entire face and neck. A few minutes after applying the cream to your face and massaging it in, you can feel the effects already, my skin was lovely and soft to the touch and really smooth and it works really well alongside the facial wipes and the eye roll-on, the three products complimenting each other.
The one thing it doesn't have is any sort of scent or aroma, so I have nothing to compare it too. What it does do though is what it promises which is that it will give 12 hours moisturisation, well it certainly lives up to its claims and I have been using it first thing in a morning and last thing at night as part of my daily routine and my skin is so lovely and soft that I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this.
You can find Simple products in most chemists, supermarkets and stores such as Boots and Superdrug and find that it will retail for around £3 .89 and at that price it is an absolute bargain. I have been using this product or just over 6 weeks now and I have around one third of the bottle left, so a little certainly goes a long way and it is very cost effective.
Simple Kind to Skin Rich Replenishing Lotion - 125ml £3.89 at Boots currently on 3 for 2
This lotion is like the rest of the Simple range in that it is free from colours, and perfumes. It is suitable for sensitive skin. It is free from oils meaning that it does not leave you feeling greasy or oily, and the lack of alcohol ensures that it does not make your skin dry or leave it feeling tight.
The moisturiser has in it Pro Vitamin B5 which smooth and softens, it has glycerine in it, that will hydrate your skin for 12 hours. The product comes in a bottle that is the green and white of all the Simple range, it tapers to point at either side. The bottle has a screw top lid, and a 'stopper' with a small hole in it to allow the product through at a regulated rate,
The product is white in colour, and is smooth and possibly a little thinner than some other face creams. I personally feel the consistency is wonderful, and that the product smoothes onto the skin beautifully. It has a cooling and refreshing effect when first applied, and according to the packaging it should be smoothed across the neck, and face in an upwards motion (possibly to try to counter act the effects of gravity - which may be a loosing battle in my case)!
The cream is wonderful for me as it has never affected my sensitive skin adversely, and I would highly recommend it to friends and family.
Simple is a brand I use every now and then. I quite like their face washes, toners and facial wipes, so when I ran out of moisturiser, I thought I'd give this a try as I trust Simple as a brand and find their products to be of a good quality.
The bottle comes in a cardboard box which I think is unnecessary and a waste as it serves no purpose and just ends up in the bin. The bottle is made out of white plastic with a green screw-on lid. You just have to flip the bottle over and squeeze gently to get the moisturiser out of the small hole through which it is dispensed. The bottle is opaque so you can't really see how much of the moisturiser you have left. Also, I prefer moisturisers in tubes which rest on the lid as it is easier to get the moisturiser out that way when you don't have much left. I don't have a lot left in my bottle and getting it out is a pain, and if I shake the bottle before squeezing, too much comes out.
The moisturiser is white and not as thick as I expected it to be, but it is not runny either. It is not scented which is a plus for people who don't like scented products. As you massage it onto your face, it is easily absorbed and does not leave your skin feeling greasy. If my skin is not too dry, it works quite well and makes my skin feel very soft and moisturised. However, if my skin is very dry it doesn't get rid of the dry patches on my face and I have to use a different product, so it is not as rich as I expected it to be. If you have normal to dry skin this should work just fine for you, but if you have very dry skin I would not recommend this. If does not irritate my sensitive skin at all.
Price and Availability
This moisturiser can be bought at most supermarkets and chemists, and I bought mine from Boots, where the 125 ml bottle currently costs £3.89. Simple products do go on sale sometimes, so you may be able to buy this product for less.
Although I don't really like the packaging, I do think this moisturiser works well for normal to dry skin. In fact, my father nicked some from my bottle (and transferred it to a small pot) and he says it works really well for his slightly dry skin. However, when my skin is really dry it doesn't moisturise my skin too well, and my skin still feels dry after using this, so if you have very dry skin, don't buy this.
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I am quite liking the Simple products at the moment as they are reasonably priced and gentle on the skin.
--What is it for and why does it work?...--
The moisturiser has UV filters and is apparently a perfect blend of ingredients to help keep all skin types even sensitive,skin replenished and nourished all day It states that it contains Pro-Vitamin B5, Glycerin, Bisabolol and Allantoin, but not being "in the know" I can only assume that these are moisturising products or they would not have been mentioned. As with all Simple products the moisturiser contains no alcohol, colour, and no unnecessary ingredients. It is also dermatologically tested and approved so this should do no harm to my skin.
--Product and Packaging...--
The moisturiser comes in a box with information and instructions on the box. Being cardboard, the box can be recycled but in my opinion, isn't necessary as packaging.
The bottle is the usual design I find on Simple products-simple. Plain white with screw on/off lid and green writing which I believe is meant to make me think of purity and goodness. When I unscrew the lid I find that the product is easily dispensed through a small hole. The bottle is quite tough and not especially squeezy but a very small squeeze gets the moisturiser out.
The moisturiser itself is white and as expected has no smell. It is lighter and thinner than I expected it would be and when I apply it to my skin it is easily absorbed and feels like and non greasy on my skin with no residue lefton my skin. I find that because its not overly thick then a little of the product does go a long way, so there is no need to squeeze a great deal of the product out.
--How to use it...--
For best results the moisturiser should be massaged gently into the face and neck using upward and outward movements.
--Price and Availability...--
The moisturise costs about £3 for 125ml and is widely available from chemists and supermarkets
The moisturiser is nice and light and easy to apply. It is gentle on my skin and a little bit goes a long way. Whilst it does moisturise my skin nicely, I find that it is maybe a little bit too light for my skin as it tends to be quite dry, and I think its more suited to younger skin or skin which is more oily. Little miss has used this cream and I think it suits her skin better, giving it non oily moisture especially in the winter months when her skin can get dry in places.
I would recommend this for anyone wanting a reasonably priced light and non oily moisturiser.
Thanks for reading