Product Type: Simple body care
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A little heavy
Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion
Member Name: xmum2threex
Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion
Advantages: Works well on break outs
Disadvantages: Really heavy for a cleanser
**The cleansing lotion**
I thought I would try the simple range as they have few chemicals to be kinder to sensitive skin. At around £3.50 a bottle it is not overly expensive and they have a large range of products to choose from. The simple range is available from most stores including supermarkets, boots and Superdrug. They are often on promotion I brought mine as part of a 3 for £5 offer. It has a simple squeeze bottle that dispenses the product slowly and as the lotion is rather thick meaning it does not just spill out of the bottle.
As mentioned before this cleanser is really thick in consistency. This threw me a little as I expected it to be more of a liquid than a cream but it does make for easier application. I find you only need a little bit of the product and it really does spread over the skin easily. It does work to remove makeup but is useless against waterproof mascara but I have only ever found a few cleansers that are able to remove it with ease. As you only need small amounts at a time my bottle has lasted forever I do only use it now and then but it has still lasted well. To use you are advised to place the lotion on a cotton wool pad and gently cleanse upward and outward morning and night. I find this cleanser a little heavy for day to day use as it feels more like a moisturiser than cleanser. It does feel soothing but not at all like it is cleaning my skin the cotton buds tell a different story and you can see that it picks up any dirt on your skin. I just find as it is more of a cream it sits too heavy on my skin and using it as part of s skin routine leaves my skin feeling blocked up. The outside of my skin feels smooth and refreshed while feeling hydrated but I just find it does not feel like a deep clean like other cleansers I own do.
There is a residue left behind after you apply this cleanser no matter how little I use it feels clammy and sticky. My skin does feel soft but the residue feels strange on my skin evening after rinsing my face I can feel it sitting on my skin. I find it takes a little while to sink in to my skin even if I use a tiny amount I can still feeling it as it is an almost a greasy result for up to 20 minutes after I apply it. There is no visible difference to my skin maybe a little shine but that is about it. I do find this a little better in the colder months as it moisturising my skin and adds moisture but the residue left behind really puts me off. The main reason I use this cream is when my skin has a breakout. Although I do not really like it for day to day use if my skin flares up and I add some of this lotion to the area I find it works extremely well. It helps reduce redness straight away and the cool cream sooths the area. Then any redness is reduced within minutes slowly reducing until it disappears. I always make sure I have a bottle as I love it for this reason.
I like this cleanser for using on breakouts but other than that it is far too heavy for day to day use. I do find that as it is a thick consistency my skin does just not agree with it. It is simple and sensitive to skin with no un needed chemicals or fragrances meaning there has never been any irritation to my skin which is great. It is widely available with a lot to choose from in their range. I would recommend this cleanser but for occasional use rather than day to day. I have combination skin and this is maybe why it does not work too well for me but other skin types may have a better reaction.
Summary: An ok cleanser not my favourite