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I use quite a few products in the Simple range as they are usually really good quality and they work well and suit my skin. I have a normal skin but I do have an oily T zone which is annoying and so I have to be careful to choose products which do not make this any worse than it is already.
I bought this bottle of foaming cleanser from Boots and it cost me £4.25. The first time I used it I was quite happy with how my skin looked and felt but over time I began to realise that my skin was feeling and looking quite dry and flaky on my chin and forehead and also on the very sides of my face. I made sure to use plenty of moisturiser after using this product and it did not affect me in a negative way initially but it was with prolonged use that I began to realise that it was actually drying my skin out.
I was quite surprised by this negative reaction as I have been able to use a lot of products in the Simple range without having had any problems previously.
On the plus side, it is easy to use, has a pump dispenser and foams nicely but if you are looking for something with a nice fragrance then this is not going to be for you as this is fragrance free – like everything in the Simple range.
I don’t really personally recommend it, I am afraid.
Personally I prefer cleansers that don't require water. This is mainly down to lazyness on my part but I thought I'd try the cleansing foam after receiving it for Christmas. I use the simple cleansing wipes often and they have never had a negative impact on my skin so thought the cleansing foam would be just as sensitive.
For a sensitive skin product that is apparently suited to all skin types I struggled to use it on my skin. The item never brought me out in a rash but I didn't feel like it cleaned my skin or got rid of my make up completely. When using it I found my skin more prone to spots and dry areas. Not as hydrating as the wipes or the Simple toner.
At a cost of £4.50 from Boots I am disappointed in the product. It has nice packaging and the foam goes along way. The bottle size is 150ml and it's incredibly easy to use with the simple pump. However I've only used a quarter of the bottle and I am ready to throw it away.
For those that want to try this cleanser I find that half a pump is enough for my entire face and Boots often have it on a three for two offer. But if you have combination skin that can be prone to spots I wouldn't use this product.
I have tried a few different types of cleansers in the past few years and usually tend to steer more towards cleansers that are of a cream consistency as they seem to work best on my skin. However, recently I think my skin had got too used to the cleanser I've been using and I decided it needed something new. I decided to try a foam cleanser as this is one I have never used, and I settled on this Simple one. I've used other Simple products before and been very satisfied so I had high hopes.
The cleanser comes in a 150 ml green bottle which is also slightly see through so you can see how much product is left. The packaging is nice and simple, reiterating it's name. It dispenses through a pump which is great for ensuring you don't use more product than necessary. It claims to remove impurities and make up from the skin. It also states it is nourishing and refreshing and can even be used for sensitive skin. I apply mine twice a day, morning and night; I simply put two pumps of it onto a wet face, rub it in gently, then rinse off.
I really like the feel of the foamy cleanser on my skin as it feels light and refreshing. Once I've cleansed my face with this and rinsed it off my skin does feel soft, clean and refreshed. However I didn't feel that it was particularly nourishing or hydrating. I'm used to cream cleansers which really deep into the skin, making it feel really moisturised and this just wasn't the same. Also, I'm not someone who has particularly dry skin but sometimes I did notice it was a little drying. I always moisturise my skin after cleansing anyway so this didn't bother me hugely, but it is still a downfall. What did bother me is that it didn't remove all traces of make up, as it claims to, so I've been using it after removing my make up. What I will say is that it was really great for my sensitive skin. No funny tingly feeling or redness after use!
I bought this in a shop called 'Savers' for £3.99 and I think it's a little more in Boots. I do think this is a decent cleanser for the budget price tag, considering I tend to go for more expensive cleansers which are better quality. If you're after something light for use after taking make up off or if you have sensitive skin this may be good for you. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who already has dry skin and is after something a bit more nourishing. Personally I won't be purchasing this again, but as I said previously the brand do have many great products, some that I will probably review in the future, so don't write them off!
I have quite sensitive and spot prone skin so I have to be quite careful with the products that I chose to use on it. I have found that Simple is a brand that works well with my skin because it is free from nasty added ingredients and they don't use artificial colouring or fragrances in order to enhance the product. This is why I chose to buy the Kind To Skin Vital Vitamin Foaming Cleanser by Simple.
What does the product do?
The product promises to cleanse the face, removing impurities, excess oils and all traces of make up. It contains a whole host of natural ingredients such as Pro Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E to strengthen and nourish the skin, as well as keeping it looking younger for longer. Glycerin is included to deliver a burst of moisture to the skin, as well as Chamomile and Geranium to refresh and soothe it. The product is suitable for use on all skin types, including those with sensitive skin and it promises to leave you feeling fresh faced and happy.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to damp skin. You pump two pumps of the product out of the bottle and massage the product into the skin on the face with the eyes closed. You then rinse off the product, pat the face dry and follow up with a good moisturiser. The product can be used both in the morning and in the evenings before bed.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a plastic bottle through which you can see the green coloured liquid inside. There is little decoration on the bottle other than some writing about the cleanser. The top part of the bottle is made of white plastic and you push down on the dispenser to release the product. It will cost you around £5 in order to purchase the product and it can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
The product suprises you the first time that you use it. Although the product appears to be a green gel in the bottle when you pump the dispenser, the cleanser turns into a light white foam. I wasn't expecting the product to have much of an aroma because Simple don't believe in adding fragrances to their product but it still manages to smell quite fresh and clean, although it doesn't smell strongly at all and wouldn't be enough to put anyone off using it. The consistency of the product is a little bit odd. It is extremely light and frothy, just like some bubbles, as opposed to being rich and foamy as I was expecting. You are advised to use two pumps of the bottle but this didn't seem like enough to get my skin clean and so I use more like three or four.
When I smoothed the product onto my skin, it felt extremely light and gentle, and it didn't feel like it was going to do much in the way of cleansing my skin. I massaged it into the skin, and it was gentle enough to use on the eye area too in order to remove my eye make up. It didn't sting or irritate my skin or cause me to experience any discomfort. It also didn't cause me to develop any blemishes which some cleansers can do. Although I didn't feel like it was doing a very good job, I found that my towels came away free from make up as I dried my face. I still had some eye make up left on but I do wear a lot of it. My skin didn't feel tight or dry after use so it must be quite hydrating and my skin felt quite soft to the touch.
All in all, this is a good cleanser which removed my make up and left my skin looking and feeling both fresh and clean. It is a bit of a novelty to use the product and it feels gentle on the skin. I think this one would be suit those with sensitive skin but I think I prefer a cleanser which makes you feel like its doing a better job and this one doesn't have any exfoliator in it so you don't feel like your giving you a really deep clean. That being said, it's a good cleanser for those who like gentle products.
Whilst visiting my parents over Christmas, I was horrified to realise that I had forgotten to bring my toiletries bag. Luckily, they live close to a large branch of Boots and I had arrived before the bank holidays, so Christmas was saved. As I tend to buy shampoos, shower gels and face washes in Aldi or B&M these in an effort to save money, it was a bit of an eye-opener walking into Boots and seeing what the RRP for these types of items are (£5.25 for this particular item). I could not bring myself to pay full price, especially as I had to buy several items. I noticed that Simple products were part of a 3 for 2 promotion and this was the main reason I went with this brand.
A MAGICAL FOAMING MYSTERY
The cleanser comes in liquid form and you push down the pump to dispense it. As it comes through the nozzle the liquid somehow gets converted to a rich heavy foam which doesn't spill or slide off wet hands. The self-foaming is a big benefit to me as I live in a very hard water area where nothing ever lathers up. I often end up using more soap/ shampoo etc in an effort build up a decent lather, but it's not necessary with this product, so the foam is cost-effective. I have used the Clinique foaming cleanser a few years ago when I had much more disposable income. It comes in a very similar looking bottle to this one, but I seem to remember this was more around the £12 mark. In my opinion the Simpler version is just as good.
A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY
The packaging recommends two pumps of the product massaged into wet skin for best results. However, I have found that one pump is more than enough for me. I don't wear a lot of makeup - just foundation and mascara, so more might be necessary if you tend to cake it on.
KIND TO SKIN
The marketing spiel from Simple is all about minimal/natural ingredients and "vitamin goodness". It contains 2 "vital vitamins" - pro-vitamin B5 to restore, soften and smooth and vitamin E to improve skin condition (vitamin E is an antioxidant, but Simple don't mention this). It also contains 3 skin-loving nutrients - glycerin, chamomile and geranium, which Simple claim to soften and hydrate. I have very sensitive dry skin and Simple claim to be perfect for this. I can confirm that, unlike other face washes, it left my skin feeling soft and moisturised and with no dryness or tight feeling.
This cleanser has a very mild inoffensive smell. I would describe it as a clean smell.
GENTLE AND NON-ABRASIVE
I use fake tan on my face during the winter months to try and look a little more alive. I have found that since using this cleanser, I don't need to top up the "tan" as often as it is gentle and non-abrasive. It cleanses without stripping. If you prefer a cleanser that exfoliates, then this is not the product for you.
I highly recommend this for sensitive skin types and fake tan-users alike.
The ingredients are not derived from animals and are listed below:
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate
Anthemis Nobilis Oil
Pelargonium Graveolens Oil
Simple Kind To Skin Vital Vitamin Foaming Cleanser currently £4.49 at Boots on the 3 for 2 offer
This Simple product comes in a sleek looking bottle that is a pale green in colour. It has a pump action top on the bottle, and the aperture of the pump is larger than would be expected on say a soap dispenser. When the product comes out of the bottle, it is foam that sits on your finger tips. For best results you should use two 'pumps' at a time using your finger tips to massage the product across your wet skin.
The product leaves your skin feeling really refreshed, and smooth. It has glycerine in it which hydrates, and camomile to soften and smooth. The Geranium conditions and regenerates. After using this product you can really tell a difference it doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy or at all tight and dry.
The product has no perfume or colour as with other Simple products, and it is suitable for sensitive skin. I have personally never had any issues with it, and my skin is prone to be a bit on the temperamental side.
I love this product and would recommend it to friends and family. For me it deserves four stars, as it really does do what you would expect of it.
~~Simple kind to skin vital vitamin foaming cleanser~~
I have been a big fan of simple products for a few years now; I first tried the Simple moisturiser when my Nan made me a Christmas hamper full of different beauty products and I have stuck with the brand ever since. In general all the products I have tried from this brand have been gentle on my sensitive skin and they have lived up to the majority of their claims which is unlike the majority of the products on today's market. I decided to try this specific product as in my pregnancy I found that I had become more susceptible to the odd spot, so I thought I would give this a go to see if it would clean my pores and minimise the chances of the dreaded spots appearing.
The packaging reflects the brands name, simple, the bottle is 150ml and with daily usage I would say it lasts roughly 2 months. The bottle itself is a light green colour with a white nozzle and a clear lid; you can see the clear product through the bottle due to its transparency. The front of the bottle displays the brand, a small product description and the brands saying "Smile, it's simple". Also on the front of the bottle is a brief description of the ingredients, 2 vital vitamins, 3 skin loving nutrients, and added moisturisers and no perfume or colouring. On the rear of the bottle there is a more comprehensive list of ingredients and an expansion of the list on the front of the bottle. The 2 vital vitamins in this product are pro-vitamin B5 which is said to soften and smooth the skin and vitamin E which moisturises the skin. The 3 skin loving nutrients are glycerine which hydrates and moisturises, chamomile which soften and soothes and geranium which conditions and regenerates the skin. The product has a 2 year use by once opened; this is double the normal time which similar products have however I highly doubt that this product would stay on your shelf for two years once opened.
This product is better to be used as part of your daily shower routine as the product has to be applied to wet skin and then rinsed off. I find using two pumps of the product is plenty, the clear liquid turns into thick creamy foam when dispensed; I rub it in my palms and then massage it into my face and neck and rinse it immediately I find the product makes my skin feel soft and that feeling last when my skin has been towel dried. I used to suffer from dry patches before I used this product but it soon stopped after a couple of uses and it definitely moisturised my skin and cleaned my pores out as I have not had a spot/blemish since. I do not think that this would be the case if you suffered from ache as I only get the odd spot due to the heat and sweat so I don't think it would be strong enough to make a difference on a larger scale. I use this with other simple products as part of my daily skin care routine and I cannot find a bad word to say about it. I would recommend this product to people with all skin types as it does not affect my sensitive skin unlike a lot of products.
The product is readily available as are the other simple products. The prices of the product are a followed (accurate as of 19/08/2012):
Sainsbury's: £5.25 or 2 for £4.00 (I don't know how they work out deals like this!)
Boots: £4.49 or any 3 for 2
I would recommend getting it from Boots and using the 3 for 2 offers and I would personally recommend that you try this product with the toner and moisturiser from the Simple brand.
The Foaming Cleanser is a new product from Simple and contains multi vitamin goodness for naturally, healthy skin. Simple products contain no added perfume or chemicals so their products are suitable for even sensitive skin. The cleanser itself contains multi-vitamin goodness and added moisturisers to gently remove impurities and traces of make-up. This will help to leave skin feeling cleansed, refreshed and nourished. The product contains the following goodness:
* 2 Vital Vitamins - Pro Vitamin B5 actively restores, softens and smoothes.
Vitamin E moisturises to improve skin condition
* Skin Loving Nutrients - Glycerin hydrates and nourishes
Chamomile softens and soothes
Geranium conditions and regenerates
* No Perfume, No Colour - No unnecessary ingredients and no harsh chemicals so it won't upset your skin. Dermatologically tested and approved.
~ PRICE/AVALIABILITY ~
I purchased this from Boots for £4.49, this is for a 150ml bottle.
~ PACKAGING ~
The foaming cleanser comes in a light green bottle which has a white pump top. This is then covered with a clear plastic lid. On the front of the bottle it states that the product is new and that it's a foaming cleanser with multi-vitamin goodness. On the back of the product it gives you information about Simple and how to use the product. It also tells you the main ingredients in the product and how they can help your skin. There is also a list of ingredients and contact information for Simple. Although you can see the product in the bottle, you can't tell what colour it is due the green colour of the bottle itself. The mixture inside has the consistency of water, as when you move the bottle and product inside moves around with it.
~ USING THE PRODUCT ~
For best results pump twice onto your fingertips and massage into wet skin, then rinse. If cleanser gets in your eyes rinse thoroughly with water.
I splashed water onto my face ensuring it was wet ready for the cleanser. I then followed the instructions by pumping twice onto my fingertips. As this was the first time I had used the product I had to pump 2-3 times before any product came out. When the product did dispense onto my fingertips it was foamy and really soft. The foam was white in colour and had no smell to it. I massaged the product onto my wet skin using small circular motions. As I did this the foam felt really soft against my skin and it because it was foamy it felt as though it was doing a really good job of cleaning my face. After spending a little time massaging the product into my wet skin I then rinsed the cleanser off by splashing cool water onto my face. I then patted my skin gently with a clean towel.
~ RESULTS ~
After using the product I felt my face and it felt really soft and smooth. I sometimes suffer from dry skin and after using some products my skin can feel tight. The cleanser hadn't made my skin feel tight at all. My skin felt really clean and fresh and there was no irritation from the product. The product is so gentle to my skin that I have been using it daily and my face feels softer than it did before using the product. I have also noticed that I have had less spots come up in places where I normally get them such as my forehead and chin. This tells me that the product is a brilliant cleanser and does a very good job at eliminating dirt. I always apply a moisturiser after using the product and this make my skin feel even softer and smooth.
~ OVERALL OPINION ~
This is another fantastic product from the Simple range that lives up to its claims and does exactly what it says on the packaging. I think this product is good value and is so kind to skin that it can be used daily to help remove traces of make-up and dirt. The cleanser is really soft and gentle and really does leave your face feeling clean and smooth. I will continue to use this product and will be buying some more of it when I run out. I highly recommend this product to others, even those with sensitive skin. I give the product 5 out of 5 stars as it does everything it claims to and leaves my skin feeling clean, smooth and soft.
(review will also appear on ciao)
---------- Introduction ----------
A long while ago I was browsing round Boots, and remembered I needed a new cleanser. So as I was looking around, Simple's kind to skin foaming cleaner caught my eye. (It probably shouldn't seeing as the packaging is boring, but it did anyway). The main thing that attracted me to buying this product is that it had a little 'new' label on the product, so it was obviously a new product from the Simple range. There is something about newly released products, but they just make me want to buy them, I don't know what it is!
---------- Packaging ----------
This cleanser comes in a 150ml bottle. The bottle is green and slightly see-through, I like this as you can see how much product is left. There is information on the bottle such as what this cleanser does, how to use it, and the ingredients. At the top of the bottle is a white pump which you press down on to get the cleanser to come out. And there is a see-through plastic kind of shield covering the pump. The packaging is, well simple, bordering on boring. However I am young and would like quirky bright packaging, and well Simple's products are aimed at all ages and so the packaging might appeal more to an older person.
---------- Claims of the Cleanser ----------
This cleanser claims to 'gently remove impurities and traces of make-up. Skin will feel cleansed, refreshed and nourished. Perfect for even sensitive skin.' It also claims to have vital vitamins inside the cleanser, skin loving ingredients and it also claims that it has no perfume and no colour. This all sounded perfect for my skin as I have sensitive skin. It also claims that there are added moisturisers in this cleanser, so I guess that means it should be good for dry skin, like mine.
---------- Using the Cleanser ----------
Using the cleanser is easy. You just simply wet your face with warm water, pump out some of the foam and then lightly rub it onto your face just like a face wash, and then wash off the foam with warm water. On the back of the bottle it says to pump twice, however I only use one pump as I feel that's all I need. The cleanser is white in colour, and when you pump it out, it's foam, so it lathers on my skin easily.
---------- Results ----------
When using this cleanser, I expected it to take off my make-up, and so I was surprised when I looked in the mirror to see that I had mascara running down my face, and half my foundation left on my face. I went to get my normal cleanser that you pump onto a cotton pad and rub it onto your face, and then all my make-up came off. So clearly the Simple cleanser didn't 'remove impurities and traces of make-up.' I don't really know now whether this cleanser is meant to be used to get rid of make-up, or if it's meant to be used to just wash your face and make it feel refreshed.
Anyway next time I used this cleanser I took off my make-up before I used it. And then when I used it my face looked clean and refreshed. I don't think it felt any more moisturised, but I wasn't too bothered.
---------- Price and Availability ----------
You can get this cleanser from Boots and it will cost you £4.49. To me this seems an average price, not too expensive, but not exactly cheap either. However this has lasted me about 6 months (not even kidding!) and I use it about every night, so that's pretty good. I think it might have lasted me a long time since I only use one pump, rather than two!
--------- Overall ----------
Overall this cleanser is, um okay. I like it because when I use it AFTER I take my make-up off it makes my skin feel refreshed and clean. However when I use it BEFORE I take my make-up off, it doesn't work at taking my make-up off. So I'm left a bit confused about whether this is meant to be used to take my make-up off or not. This cleanser is really gentle on my sensitive skin, and I haven't had any reactions or anything like that, so that's always good! However I don't find it any more moisturising then other cleansers. So overall I'm left with mixed opinions on this cleanser!