Product Type: Simple body care
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Simple by name simple in nature
Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion
Member Name: siberian-queen
Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion
Advantages: soft, gentle and works
Disadvantages: none for me
I tend to use a cleansing lotion each morning and evening for my face, using a face wash just occasionally as I find this is better for my skin.
In Waitrose a few months ago they were offering Simple cleansing lotion with a toner for £3 (the normal price for just the cleanser!) so I thought I would try them.
Simple is a brand which is apparently "simple" in the terms that it has no colour or perfume added to it and is supposed to be kind to the skin with no extra chemicals or ingredients that aren't deemed essential to the product. They also state that none of there ingredients are animal derivatives and although they don't state on the packaging they do not test on animals, on there website they clearly state the do not. They apparently do not want to be listed with organizations that inform people of who tests and who doesn't as they don't want to be connected with any particular other company and not another.
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The cleanser comes in a plain white 200ml bottle with a green flip top lid and green writing. Very simple to match it's name and is clear to see which brand it is amongst the others on the shelf. The bottle is a solid white colour and so the only downside is that you can't see how much is left, but it is easy to squeeze and the flip lid is substantial enough that when coming to the end, you can stand it on it's top.
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They cleverly high-light words in darker green that your eyes pick out, like vital vitamin and purifying, the words that you want to here when looking for a product to try - and it works it drags you in and gets you to read the rest. I am impressed with the information not too much but enough to say it is a product that claims t soften and protect whilst cleansing away the dirt and grime of your day. Which to be fair is all a cleanser needs to be really.
They do give a list of the ingredients and a set of instructions on how to use, which basically is with a cotton pad in upward and outward movements, this way you don't go over bits or re-wipe grime into your freshly cleansed face!
The address is given, made in the UK and the website www.simple.co.uk
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Pure white in colour, which is good seeing as it's not supposed to be coloured! It squeezes out well and is not too runny but is a thick lotion in my experience which I like as it stays on the pad and is easily manipulated around your face where needed.
Works very well on removing daily grime and is pleasantly refreshing after a night's sleep as there is no strong smell to contend with. You will be surprised at how much dirt comes off your face onto the wipes even when you think you haven't done very much!
With regards to make-up I find it removes mine no problem even water proof mascara although I do go over it a couple of times. It has had no affect on my skin, which can be a little sensitive at times. No redness or irritation from this product so I believe it does live up to its claims. No greasy residue left on my skin but a soft sheen and my skin does feel soft but I tend to use the toner afterwards, which they recommend to give the full package of cleansing.
The product is normally priced at around £3 for 200ml which I feel is a good price as the bottle lasts me a few months with twice daily, most days usage.
They also do a variety of other products like make-up remover and facial wipes along with moisturizers.
In my opinion this is an excellent cleanser that I would be happy to recommend and use again.
Review posted on ciao and dooyoo under the same username.
Summary: A great gentle cleanser what does what it claims leaving skin clean and soft