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The first thing that I immediately like from Simple's products since the first time I tried them is that they have specialised their technology in caring for the sensitive skins. I don't consider my skin as sensitive, but in a cold and windy weather it could be a little bit sensitive. So, I need products that actually works, without being harsh to the skin, especially when it becomes a little bit temperamental.
Having tried and feeling satisfied with previous Simple's product experience, I am very confident to try this Moisturising Facial Wash.
As usual, it does not contain harsh and unnecessary chemicals. It does not contains soap (which makes me a little bit confused the first time I found out that it bubbles a little), it does not contain colouring and fragrance. Just the way I like it.
When I squeeze it out from the tube, I found a white sticky paste oozing out from the tube. It is not as gooey or runny as facial wash products I have used in the past. I could not smell anything from afar, but when it gets closer to your face I could smell something. I can't say it is nice, but it's definitely not off putting.
It does its job cleaning my face, and at the same time taking care of the skin too. It does not trigger any allergic reaction, or break out, which only means a good sign for me.
I am now on the second tube. I bought both the first and the second one from Savers for a very affordable £2.49. Recommendable!
I suffer quite badly from dry, flaky skin on my face, and I must admit, this is because I don't take as much care of it as I should. Deciding to change this, I went to Boots to look for a cheap moisturiser that I could use on my face. This one was reasonably priced, at about £1.30, for 150ml, and I recognised the brand name, so assumed it would be good quality.
The packaging is a white and green squeezy bottle, which looks quite attractive, and is presumably supposed to evoke thoughts of nature, given that the product is supposed to contain natural ingredients. The shape of the bottle means it is very easy to squeeze out a small amount of the facial wash, although it can be tricky to empty the last vestiges of it from the bottle.
The facial wash promises to cleanse and nourish skin through the addition of vitamins and nutrients; pro-vitamin B5, which restores and softens skin, vitamin E, which moisturises, and bisabolol, which soothes and calms skin. It contains no perfume or colour, so should be suitable for sensitive skin. As I don't suffer from sensitive skin, I can't say how effective it's claims are. To use the product, you lather a small amount in your hands, and then rub it onto your wet face, avoiding the eyes, before rinsing it off with water. It is thus very easy and quick to use, so can be easily slotted into a morning or evening routine. I tended to use it before bed, as I had most time then, but there is no recommended time of day for using it.
Unfortunately, despite its claims, this product did very little for my skin. After using it for a fortnight, I did notice a small improvement in the flakiness of my skin, but it was nowhere near the softened and smoothed skin which the bottle promised. I also noticed that my skin felt quite uncomfortable after using the product; not itchy or irritated, but tight and uncomfortable. This wore off fairly quickly, but I felt that the facial wash wasn't producing many noticeable positive effects, but was noticeably making me uncomfortable.
Overall, this product was disappointing; although it did make my skin a little better, I know there are products which could do a much better job, and wouldn't cause me the initial discomfort I felt on applying this product. The packaging makes it sound fantastic, and I am a big fan of products which no unnecessary chemicals, but unfortunately, this just didn't perform.
I first bought this face wash when I had an operation and had to use only unfragranced products for 6 weeks afterwards. I always buy this from Asda, on it's own it is usually £3 but they often do any offer of buying any three simple products for £6 so I usually stock up.
The packaging is green and white, enforcing the natural side of the wash- no artificial perfumes or colours, added multi vitamins and 100% soap free, points that are clearly displayed on the front of the tube. It also clearly says that 'simple' are senstive skin experts, which makes it an easy buy for anyone who suffers with this, and also lots of description on the back if anyone wants more information.
I no longer need to use unfragranced products but I have not stopped buying this. It is easy to use when you have a wet face or in the shower as it is an easy squeeze upside down tube. The consistency of the wash is quite sticky and needs to be rubbed in between wet hands I find to get it ready to foam onto your face. It only takes a small amount to take off all my make up and leave my face feeling lovely and clean. My face never feels dry so it lives up to the 'moisturising' aspect. There is barely any fragrance that I can smell, so this is also a true claim.
In the past, face washes have often caused my face to come out in blemishes but I've not found this with this one. I really couldn't recommend enough, not only to those with sensitive skin but I think it would also be suited to those with normal or oily skin, my face feels really healthy after use.
Item: Simple, Facial Wash
Price: £3.99 (But I bought it on a BOGOF deal and otherwise I have bought it for £2 a tube too)
Bought in: Superdrug
Why did I buy this?
A few years ago I was looking for a face wash that would be kind to my skin. I had a good look round the shelves of Superdrug and after reading the back of a LOT of bottles I decided to try this one and have been using it on my face nearly every day since then.
Packaging and design:
So what lured me to pick this one? I like that it is "Simple", I wanted something less harsh than soap and not as moisturising/greasy as some other cleansers can be, this seemed to tick those boxes for me. This face wash comes in a tube that sits on its lid, good as the liquid is always ready to come out. The design is mostly green and white and emits that "natural" look. The tube is predominately white with green writing across it. The packaging nowadays actually has a lot more written on it than it used to, so can be a bit of info overload. Previously the packaging was literally a lot more "simple" but they do have to compete against a lot more facial washes out there now and it does have a lot to tell you like that it is "UK's No.!" and they are "sensitive skin experts" and that it is "foaming, 100% soap free" and that it is a "kind to skin moisturising facial wash" so that is all relevant and helps you decide what to buy, so I won't take any stars off for it being a bit text heavy. The back has even more info on it so if you are undecided on it or want to know more, have a good read over the back of the bottle. The lid is green and has a flip cap. It passes the leak test and I've never had a problem with is leaking over my shower. The tube is soft and allows you to squeeze out the amount you want.
Consistency, smell and cleaning powers:
This facial wash is quite a thick substance, and I pour around the size of a 10p on to my palm. It's more sticky than runny, so to get a good lather up I wet my other hand and rub them together until I create a layer of bubbly foam covering both hands. I then rub this all over my face (which is usually already wet as I use this in the shower) and rub it literally all over my face. I don't have to worry about keeping this one away from my eyes and if I am showering at night after the gym, I can get all my make up off using this facial wash. Once I have rubbed it all over my face, just need to rinse my skin once and it all comes off. My hands never get dry from having this on them every day and neither does my face. My face feels really clean after using this and on the nights I am not at the gym and not having an extra shower I tend to use baby wipes to get make up off (only really because I find using face wash over the sink gets me soaked, water splashing everywhere, so much prefer to just use it in the shower). There is no smell to this facial wash. I have sniffed it loads of times and occasionally think I can detect a light cucumber scent but as I don't always smell it I think my brain is playing tricks on me, convincing me that as it is in a green/white container then cucumber must be involved (but can't see it in the ingredients)!! Haha
I really like this facial wash, it lasts a long time as you only need a small amount each time so if you get it for £2 or on a BOGOF deal it is great value. It cleans my skin without stripping off any natural oils, or making it more greasy. I have tried a few others when I have been given gift sets, but my first preference is always to buy this one. I even have it in the travel size bottle for when I go on holidays.
I use a number of different Simple facial and beauty products now as I love their unperfumed, uncoloured, simple cleaning and moisturising properties. One of the items I use is the Simple Moisturising Facial wash. I like to use this in conjunction with the Simple toner, which I use after this wash.
Simple say, "Smile, it's Simple. When your skin's happy and fresh faced, you feel healthier and happier too!"
I definitely agree with this, I love having a nice clean, fresh face and always, always wash my face before I go to bed in the evenings. With this wash its really simple to wash you face quickly and easily.
The wash comes in a tube with a flip cap lid so its easy to squeeze out a bit on my hands and then apply it to my face. The wash is quite creamy and so I really only need a little bit to wash my whole face as I don't want my face to get too overpowered with product. The wash lathers up really well and is quite light and fluffy to the touch and face. It's nice and soothing when I apply it and then it washes off really easily and cleanly with no residue left on the skin.
Simple Say that this Moisturising Facial Wash, "is a perfect blend of active ingredients and vitamin goodness to keep your skin thoroughly cleansed and nourished."
There are two vitamins in this wash. The first one is Pro- Vitamin B5 which actively restores, softens and smooths skin. I think this is definitely true as my skin feels nice and soft after I have washed my face with this wash. The second vitamin is Vitamin E which moisturises to improve skin condition. I love the way that vitamin e makes my skin feel and it's always been a nice healer on my skin so I really like the inclusion of it in this facial wash.
There is also a skin Loving Nutrient, Bisabolol in this wash which is intended to sooth and calm the skin. What I love about this wash is that it has no perfume and no colour which, in my opinion makes it really natural and good for my face as it has nothing harsh added. The wash is 100% soap free so it doesn't dry my skin out at all which is lovely, it simply keeps it nice and moisturised and clean.
A 150ml tube costs £3.59 from Boots.
I have used this face wash a few times over the years, I tend to buy different face washes when I run out and need a new one. I only ever buy the ones on offer, and quite often pick this one up in Tesco's for around £2.
This is a daily cleansing face wash which is specially for people with sensitive skin. I have never had a bad reaction to this face wash, it really is gentle and kind to my skin. It is a 150ml tube, with a flip top lid, and you just squeeze the tube to get the product out. The only criticism of this facial wash I have is how hard it is to squeeze the tube! Even when full, it seems the face wash is quite thick in there, and it takes a lot of hard work squeezing to get it out, especially when you have used half of it! You have to really shake it and work to get it out!
It comes out as a cloudy white cream, and you only need about a 5p sized amount, and you just lather it in your hands with some water. It creates a nice lather, not really foamy, but nice enough to feel you have something to work onto your skin. It glides over your skin really nicely, it feels really smooth and washes off easily. As you only need such a small amount, I always find this face wash lasts me forever! It must last a good 6-8 weeks or so, being used every day.
It does leaves your skin really moisturised after a couple of uses, and doesn't dry your skin out at all. I have not had a problem with my skin at all since using this facial wash, it just cleans and refreshes your face nicely, and leaves your skin soft and smooth.
This facial wash has added vitamin E, and pro vitamin B5 to soften and smooth your skin. This usually sells for around £3.50 in places like Tesco's or Boots. For £2 when on offer, this facial wash is brilliant, I can't fault it except for not being able to get it out of the tube easily. It is a nice facial wash for people with sensitive skin and I will continue to buy it for years to come!
I'm really fussy when it comes to what I use to remove my makeup with. Face wipes never get makeup off completely, Cleansing Milks/lotions I find to be to thick, heavy and inconvenient, oil-based cleansers make me fear mass breakouts, and recently I decided using an alcohol based cleanser and cotton wool too harsh to use on a daily basis. However is still required for keeping my skin spot-free. Therefore my only other option is using a face wash, but one that is gentle enough to not dry out my skin.
So that's how I came across this product. The Simple Moisturising Face Wash comes in the classic Simple white and green packaging. I know some people have complained that their packaging is boring, but it's more interesting than plain black and white. Besides, I'm more interested in how well the product works not the packaging it comes in. You get 150ml of product for around five pounds. This does seem a bit expensive but Simple usually have a 3 for 2 offer on, so it's not as bad. Plus I can imagine it would last a while as you don't need a lot. Also it is perfume, colour and 100% soap free. Not to mention the usual combination of several skin loving nutrients and vitamins. Sounds good?
I read a few people complaining that 1, it didn't remove their makeup like they thought it would, and 2, it didn't do anything other than wash their face. In response to the whole none-makeup removing thing, I just thought is say that I wear several products on a daily basis. This usually consists of foundation, concealer, powder, eyeliner, and mascara. I don't use any other product to remove my makeup other than this face wash and I'd say it does a very good job at doing this. And I know it does because I usually use a spot fighting cleanser to tone my face afterwards, and theres rarely ever a trace of makeup on the cotton wool pad. The way I use this face wash, is I quickly wash my face with warm water first, and then lather a 10p sized amount of the Simple face wash into the palms of my hands and gently rub all over my previously wet face. Taking particular attention around my eye area and nose, whilst keeping my eyes closed of course. My mascara and eyeliner aren't waterproof but they usually take some rough rubbing to get every last bit off with an ordinary cleanser. This face wash does that so effortlessly, and gently. After a minute or so of rubbing the product onto my face, I simply wash it off and pat dry with a towel. After using this you would never have guessed I'd been wearing eye makeup. For those who say it didn't remove theirs, I don't know what to suggest...
Also the whole doing nothing thing, I think ikr does. It claims to wash your face without drying it out (hence the soothing and Moisturising nutrients) and that's exactly what it does... So can't really complain. Some people complained that it didnt do anything for spot control etc. But it doesn't claim to do that, so not really a fault of the product for only doing what it promises to do.
I only use this at night time to remove my makeup as a more gentle alternative to the traditional cotton wool and cleanser. and is much quicker and more convenient too! It does a good job of what I need it to do, and does what I expect from it - to wash my face while keeping my skin's natural moisture. Admittedly I do think it is a little expensive for a face wash, but it'll last me a while and until I find a cheaper version, I'm happy with this one.
I always use a face wash as well as skin wipes to clean my face at the start and end of the day. My skin is fairly sensitive so I try to pick washes that are not too harsh, although I would not say that I was loyal to any product or brand in particular. I am a sucker for a deal so, if it's on offer there's a good chance I'll give it a go. It was exactly for that reason that I purchased this Simple Moisturising facial wash. I purchased a 150ml bottle of this for £2 at Boots, where it currently retails at £3.59, so I thought that this was pretty decent value for money. Incidentally, at the time of writing (19/09/12) Superdrug are running the same offer on this wash.
The wash forms part of the Simple range and I have previously used some of their products and found them to be of a good quality and kind to my skin - so I was reassured that this wash would be too. The was comes in a squeezy bottle as pictured above. The cap on the bottom can be flipped and the wash squeezed out. The bottle is easy to squeeze but durable too so it keeps it's shape and form well.
The wash is soap free and pH balanced. It is also perfume and colour free - so I would say this should be suitable for most skin types. It is a rich creamy texture and foams up well with only a dash of water. It feels gentle on the skin and almost creamy, although it rinses off easily. After rinsing, my skin feels clean but not dry or tight like it can with other washes - the moisturising properties of this face wash are very effective. I still need to apply a moisturiser too, but I am not left in absolute need of moisturisation like I can be after washing my face so if I forget/run out of time it is not an issue.
Overall, I would say that I have had a lot of value for my £2 and I certainly wouldn't begrudge paying the full rrp for this one (but I may be heading to Superdrug in the near future to stock up!). I have found the wash to be very effective and also caring for my skin too. Recommended highly.
~ ABOUT THE PRODUCT ~
This product is made by Simple, who many of you have probably heard of by now from reading reviews and also from seeing their products in your local Boots store or supermarket. Simple make a large range of beauty products which includes moisturisers, cleansers, facial wipes and other products. All their products contain no perfume, No colour and no harsh or unnecessary chemicals, so it won't upset skin and is perfect for people with sensitive skin. The facial wash claims to keep your skin thoroughly cleansed and nourished without drying out your skin. The product won best cleanser in Company Magazine in 2011. The moisturising wash contains the perfect blend of active ingredients and vitamin goodness to keep your skin nourished and clean.
The product contains 2 vital vitamins:
* Vitamin E - moisturises which helps to improve skin condition
* Pro-Vitamin B5 - This restores, softens and smoothes skin.
It also contains 1 skin Loving nutrient:
* Bisabolol - soothes and calms skin
The product is dermatologically tested and contains no harsh chemicals so is suitable for even sensitive skin.
I purchased this product from my local boots store for £3.59, which is for 150ml of the facial wash. You can also purchase this from Superdrug and good supermarkets, prices may vary.
~ PACKAGING ~
The product comes in a white tube which stands up on its lid which is a light green in colour. These colours are used throughout the simple range packaging so it's easy to identify and find the Simple products when looking for them in store. On the front on the packaging it states that the facial wash is kind to skin and is moisturising, and also contains vitamin goodness for naturally healthy skin. On the back of the packaging there is a list of ingredients and how to use the product. There is also a website address in which you can find out more information about the product or contact the people at Simple should you have any queries or questions about the product or the Simple brand itself.
~ USING THE PRODUCT ~
I splashed water onto my face to ensure it was wet when using the facial wash. I flipped the cap open and squeezed gently to dispense a small amount of the facial wash. The product is creamy white in colour and has no smell to it. I worked the facial wash into a lather and then massaged onto my wet skin using circular movements. The product felt really soft and smooth against my skin and also felt light. As the product did lather up, I really felt as though this was giving my face a good clean. I splashed some water onto my face a few times to rinse the wash off, I only needed to do this a few times and the foam from the wash came off easily. I patted my face dry with a clean, soft towel.
~ RESULTS ~
I have used some facial washes before and they have left my skin feeling tight and dry. I have sensitive skin so I often find it difficult to find product to suit my skin, especially as I often suffer from outbreaks of eczema every now and again. After rinsing the facial wash off my skin felt really soft and it felt so refreshed and clean. My skin didn't feel tight at all and certainly didn't feel or look dry. I applied some moisturiser (simple moisturiser) after patting my face dry and waited for it to soak in. The results were amazing, my skin felt so soft and felt so clean. I don't often get spots on my face; how-ever there may be a certain time of the month where I may get one or two which seem to pop up. Since using the wash the spot outbreak has become even less, which means I know the product is doing a fantastic job of cleaning my skin. The product is so kind to my skin I am confident in using it every morning.
~OVERALL OPINION ~
I have been using Simple products for a good 5-7 years now and have always been really impressed with the results of the products. When choosing skincare products I always opt for simple as I know they don't use perfume or colour in their products which means they won't irritate my skin. Although I have very high faith in simple products I was worried that the facial wash would dry out my skin a little and make it feel tight. I was very impressed that the facial wash did neither of these things and it made my skin feel so clean and soft. I often use the facial wash along with a facial buffer which I purchased from Superdrug; this helps to exfoliate my skin and makes it even smoother. I would highly recommend this product to others, especially if like me you suffer from dry, sensitive skin. I give this product 5 out of 5 stars. Once I have used this I will be buying this product again as it's a brand I know and can trust when it comes to skincare.
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I spend a lot of money on facial products but one brand I never fully turn my back on is Simple. I have sensitive skin and Simple products never cause me to have blemishes or irritations so when my skin is in a bad condition, it's the one that I fall back on.
I recently bought the Simple Moisturising Face Wash. It promised to cleanse and nourish my skin using active ingredients and vitamin goodness. It is 100% soap free and it has no artificial fragrances or colouring so it makes it good for those with sensitive skin.
As well as cleansing the skin, removing impurities and make up, it also contains Vitamin B5 which restores, softens and smoothes the skin. In addition to this is also contains Vitamin E which nourishes and moisturises the skin allowing it to look younger for longer. The wash also contains Bisabolol which soothes and calms the skin.
How do you use the product?
Firstly, you need to make your face damp by splashing it with water. Then you need to squeeze some of the product into your hands and rub them together to make a lather.
After closing your eyes, you then massage the product all over the face for a few minutes. Then you need to rinse the product off thoroughly and then tone and moisturise as you normally would.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a white plastic tube with a pale green flip top lid on which it can stand so it looks neat and tidy in your bathroom. There some additional information about the product on the tube.
The product cost me about £4 and for that money I received 150ml of the face wash. I got mine from Boots where it is currently on a 3 for 2 offer. It is also available from most large supermarkets, department stores and also from a variety of online websites.
Aroma and Appearance
The face wash doesn't smell very nice but then this is because they haven't added anything artificial to mask it. It smells quite dry and like a chemical so it's not very pleasant in my opinion. The colour of the product is slightly cloudy and it has the same sort of consistency as a liquid hand wash and is like a gel.
The product states that it is a foaming face wash but it doesn't actually foam very much. When I rub my hands together, you get a tiny bit of foaming and bubbles but not very much.
It feels very comfortable when it is applied to the skin and it glides over the surface easily without any pulling or dragging. It doesn't sting or irritate my skin and as long as I keep my eyes closed, it doesn't bother me there either.
I only massage the product into my skin for about a minute at the most and then I rinse off the product. It comes off easily but I always take care to remove every last bit to prevent any irritations.
As soon as it's off my skin feels incredibly soft so it must be very moisturising. There are no dry patches of skin, tightness or redness after use so it's gets brownie points over most face washes for this alone.
It is brilliant at removing make up. I wear a lot of mascara, eye liner and eyeshadow and it removes all of it without a problem. When I dry my face, my white towels remain white... Woohoo! The wash leaves my skin in a good condition. I get fewer blemishes and my face looks and feels healthier.
All in all, for a relatively cheap face wash, you won't get much better than this especially if you have sensitive skin. It cleans off all of my make up and leaves my skin soft and healthy looking. I will definitely be replacing this one once it is all gone.
I have somewhat sensitive skin, so traditionally I've always used Simple cleanser and toner. Last time I ran out of cleanser I went to Boots to replace it, and was horrified to see an empty gap on the shelf where the cleanser should sit! It's been a while since I've had to choose something else, but I decided to stick with the Simple range and went for the Moisturising facial wash as my skin also gets very dry in winter and needs the extra moisturisation.
The facewash comes in a white tube which has a flip lid. At first, I found this a bit stiff and tricky to open, especially with wet hands, but now I tend to open it before getting my hands wet which helps. The tube is white with green writing which means you can't see the product inside, something I find a bit irritating because I hate it when products run out with no warning and you get caught short.
The face wash itself is not quite clear but has no colour, it's what I would describe as 'cloudy'. It's quite thick and lathers up really well, so a little does go a long way. The first time I used this product I felt a bit of a stinging on my cheeks afterwards, which is unusual because I don't usually have a problem with Simple products. I persevered though, and I think maybe this might have happened because I'd been caught in the wind earlier that day so that could have happened with any product.
After giving myself chance to adjust to this product, it didn't continue to sting my face so I carried on using it. I'm glad I did as I've got used to it now and am considering sticking with it at least until the windy weather has gone, as my face is certainly enjoying the extra moisturisation! It does a good job of removing make-up too, which is good because the thing that usually puts me off facewashes is when you get horrible brown make-up stains on the towels after washing your face. I find with facewash they can sometimes irritate my eyes, but I didn't experience any discomfort with this one. I think this is because of the natural ingredients Simple use, but also because it's soap-free.
This facewash cost me £3.25 for 150ml from Boots, which I thought was better value than buying a separate cleanser, toner and cotton wool, and it lasts quite a while too. It gives your face a bit more moisturisation than other facewashes, and does a good job of removing make-up. I think this may become another favourite of mine from the Simple range.
I am known in the marina in which I often work as "The one in the hat!", I should point out that this marina is in southern Spain and the reason for the hat is that I have very pale Scottish skin that burns very easily. I must be the palest person on the quay many days! I move in a haze of factor 50 sun cream and twice a year get sent to the hospital to have the sun damaged "bad" bits zapped out with liquid nitrogen, (It sounds worse than it actually is). With all this protection that I slap on my face by the end of the day I want something very gentle to clean it all off, something kind and effective without anything to upset my poor beleaguered skin. This is why a month or so ago I started to try the "Simple " range of products.
Smile, it´s Simple.
I did not know at the time (I am really out of touch) that "Simple kind to skin moisturising facial wash" had won so many awards, it was only after I had decided to write this review that I discovered that it had won "Company" Beauty award 2011, and "Now" beauty award 2011 . I just knew that I liked it!.
I have the 50ml tub which is the travel size but it is also available in a 125ml tube. The writing on the white plastic tube appears in fresh shades of green and along with the name it proclaims that it has vitamin goodness for naturally healthy skin It also details, " 2 vital vitamins, 1 skin loving nutrient and 0 no perfume, no colour" After checking on their web site I discovered that the vitamins are Vit E and Pro Vit B5, both of which restore and soften skin along with moisturising and improving it´s condition. The skin loving nutrient is Bisabolol which (according to Wikipedia) is derived from the essential oil of German chamomile and is an anti irritant anti inflammatory and anti micro bacterial. It was the lack of colour and perfume that attracted me to this product for although I love nicely scented products at hte moment it is a case of less is more!. Simple claim to be experts in sensitive skin , their motto being "smile its simple " and the reverse of the tube its tell you how to use this rather charming facial wash as you will dicover as you read on.The ingredients also appear and a reminder that if you get it in your eyes, rinse them thoroughly with water.
My Simple Experience.
As directed, I first wet my face and then flip up the pale green top. I put a little (only about a pea sized amount) of the scent free, almost opaque gel into the palm of my hand and work it into a lather. It does not froth and foam but is a definite gentle lather. I then massage it on to my wet face and gently rub it in in little circles . To give an idea of the foam it is a bit like when you have had a drink of milk and you get a milk moustache! Then I rinse it off and pat my skin dry.
My Simple Opinion.
This product claims to leave your skin thoroughly cleansed and nourished and on the cleansing part I certainly think it does what is says. After using it, my combination type skin is really clean and smoother. I have not had any spots since I started to use it!. After using it the first few times my skin did feel a bit tight but I think it was a combination of using too much gel and not washing it off well enough. It does not moisturise so well that you can skip applying a moisturiser but I am very pleased with the cleansing results. The lack of perfume makes it also suitable for men to use as well.
My 50ml tube costs around 1.28p and the larger 150ml at around 3.25p. it is readily available in supermarkets and on line from www.simple.co.uk Considering the price of many cleansers and that the 50ml tube has lasted over three weeks I think that this is a good product at a reasonable price and I shall continue to use it and to try out other products in the Simple range.
Once open it lasts for 24m and the tube is recyclable. Made in Hungary by Simple Health and Beauty Ltd.
Simple skincare contains no animal derived ingredients.
4 stars from me!
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I went out locally to pick up some food from the shops and had remembered that i wanted to by a facial scrub after popping in and out of the shops and not being satisfed by what they had to offer i came across this facial wash.I was to sure whether to buy it as i really did need a good scrub as my skin was nt feeling al that great when i was using my last resort soap on my face and just ended up feeling clammy after.Well one thing that purswaded me to buy it was very affordable and i was only left with a small amount of change anyway it was only £2.19 and i was quite suprised happley as most face washes there where £3.50-3.99 etc.You get about mls in a plastic squeezable tube which is not only easy to handle a very hygenic container for this product considering you will be using it everyday.My skin is so problematic and if my skin could be snobby it would put its nose up at everything i do have quite good skin but its a hard task keeping it that way as most things dont agree with my sensetive combination skin,But with this i have nt had a problem it suits my skin perfectly and now i know i dont need to go through so many now with out the please of try before u by costing me a fortune.I honestly really really do like this product my only one thing i would say is sometimes is i do like to smell a perfumed fragrance when washing my face but after all that is what Simple products are about.
The consistancy of the facial wash is thick but not to thick i dont mind this as it lets u know your washed it with something the smell is like a hint of melon maybe just my imagination but it is quite fresh smelling.
I like this face wash a lot because it is simple. It costs around £3 for a 150ml tube.
It doesn't contain 'exfoliating' beads, it is simply a gel which foams up when you apply to skin, which I find is perfect for everyday use.
It isn't heavily scented (in fact no perfume at all), just simply a subtle cooling cucumber scent that leaves you feeling refreshed in the mornings without overwhelming the scenes.
This product is gentle enough for sensitive skin, and it for the average person's everyday needs. The product is soap free, so doesn't dry your face out, and pH balanced so doesn't irritate your skin.
You only need a small amount to work into your face creating a creamy lather, which leaves skin feels cleansed and soft. It like that with daily use, it has kept my skin clear from breakouts, without leaving it dry.
With this product, I have found the perfect balance, and it's surprising to find it's so simple. Just a quick face wash in the morning to leave my skin clean and looking and feeling great for the rest of the day.
There's nothing I can't stand more than coming home from a night out at 3 am and having the absolute chore of removing the excessive amounts of make up I had so stupidly decided to plaster onto my face earlier on that night, especially when a little tipsy. I normally tend to use water based face wipes that become soapy after being rinsed under some water, but this can be quite time consuming and long drawn out, particularly on the occasion as mentioned above when all I really want to do is get into bed and sleep for the next 12 hours! I will always refuse to go to bed with my make up on as I can't stand the feeling I get when I wake up with it on my face and all over my pillow the following morning even if its only a small amount. I use face wipes out of a packet from time to time but I never feel as if they're cleaning my face properly - the only thing that really works is exfoliating, cleansing and toning but that really isn't practical or possible to do all of the time.
I have used products by Simple on and off for a number of years now as they always seem to work well for me as I have extremely sensitive skin that can break out in a rash if I use a product with harsh ingredients, however Simple are known for their use of natural products and they seem to specialise their products to work for those of us who don't have skin that is as hard as nails (not literally!). I came across this product not that long ago after reading Company Magazine who had rated this product to be 'winner of the best cleanser' which to me is pretty impressive when you consider the vast amount of high street competition that is out there at the moment.
The concept of this product seemed considerably easier and more straight forward that my water based face wipes, especially at 3 am but in general also, as literally (hopefully) by squeezing this product onto a cotton pad it would remove my make up, what could be easier than that? I felt confident in my purchase as Simple state that doesn't have any perfume in it so I didn't think it would irritate my skin in any way. The name of the product itself, in particular 'moisturising' attracted me to it more because as simple as it sounds, moisturising after you've removed your make up, as much as it needs to be done can be a pain sometimes, so if this could do it for me I would be killing two birds with one stone as it were! The Pro-vitamin B5 claims to restore, soften and smooth the skin which I hoped would reduce the tight feeling I get after washing my face, the vitamin E improves skin condition which is quite vague, but if it actually did it I wasn't going to moan! And the nutrient of bisabolol soothes and claims the skin, hopefully ensuring I wouldn't break out in a rash.
The packaging of this bottle is type of Simple products with quite a fresh looking white and green logo which distinguishes it from other products of its kind. The front of the bottle portrays the brand and product name as well as some other information such as it being '100% soap free' as well as their catch phrase which is 'smile, its simple'. A full list of ingredients and shelf life can be found on the back of the product along with directions for use. The product is dispensed through a small hole by squeezing the tube - I have found it fairly straight forward as it sits on its lid so the product is constantly at the bottom ready to come out anyway. To see the dispensing hole, there is a cap that needs to be flicked up (with quite some force the first few times!) which is green and can be found at the bottom of the bottle. The consistency of the product is quite gloopy but it rubs into the skin easily and it is a clear off white sort of colour with an unperfumed smell but it is quite fresh smelling.
I found this product is best used with a cotton pad, although it can be used with your fingers if you prefer. I wet my face slightly beforehand then applied the product afterwards as I found I could lather it slightly that way to make my face feel more refreshed. I noticed my make up came off really easily when using this product which is something that suprised me somewhat as I'm not used to it. I used it over my facial area and neck, excluding my eyes, and I have also used it just to clean my face in the mornings when I don't have any make up on and I have found it works even better in that scenario. It leaves my face feeling cleansed but it is much easier to handle than a face wipe and it is really quick to use. While I do notice the moisturising element in the product it doesn't work well enough to be used without a moisturiser in my opinion as my skin is quite dry and usually I use quite an intensive moisturiser to ensure it remains hydrated throughout the day.
All in all, especially when considering the price of the product it should definitely be commended in what I have achieved with it. Not only does it remove my make up despite it being designed as a facial wash, after using it my face doesn't feel tight and uncomfortable, but quite replenished and soft - just not as soft as I would like. However the award this product has won shows its popularity and I honestly don't think you can go wrong with it for the price that it is widely available for. If you simply plan to use it as a facial wash in place of a soap bar for example then you will not be disappointed as it does the same job, but much better and with the use of Pro-vitamin B5, it ensures your skin isn't left feeling horrible, dry and tight. I'm giving this product 4 Dooyoo stars but it only lost one on the basis that it didn't moisturise my skin to the extent I was expecting.
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