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I'm a sucker for a bargain so when I spotted the Simple Regeneration age resisting vitamin E serum pads for half price at £1.99 instead of £3.99 I grabbed them as I was running low on my Lush moisturiser and figured that as Simple is a brand that doesn't contain any dodgy chemicals it would not cause a reaction on my sensitive skin.
What you get inside the box is a little silver packet of 16 wipes. Each wipe is circular, around 2 inches in diameter and is almost dry. The idea is that you sweep these little pads over your face to deliver a blend of vitamin E, avocado oil, glycerin and allatonin which together are meant to moisturise, nourish your skin and help prevent it from ageing.
In reality, these little pads are almost useless when it comes to delivering moisture. Upon sweeping the pad over my face then the pad always comes away looking really grubby which means they would make a good cleansing pad, alarmingly they look really grubby even after I have just cleansed my skin! Because each pad is so barely damp it is a real effort to get the ingredients from the pad onto my face and I have to press them pretty roughly onto my skin. There is barely enough oils in the pad to do my face and I like to moisturise my neck too but this is impossible with these pads.
Onto the effect these have on my skin, well the most positive thing I can say is that I didn't have any kind of adverse reaction to the pads due to the lack of colours or additives. Unfortunately they didn't do anything positive for my skin either, I suppose it is better using these pads than no moisturiser at all but only just. My skin didn't feel at all nourished or cared for or like I had used a good moisturiser at all. I can't comment on the long term effect on ageing as I don't intend to buy a second pack but I was given a tip once that the best way to get pure vitamin E cheaply for your skin was to buy the gel vitamin capsules and prick them with a pin and use that on your skin as you can be guaranteed that the oil has not been affected by light or air.
In summary, a totally useless product from Simple. Cleansing pads are good but moisturising pads seem like a rubbish idea to me.
This product was included in a gift offer that 'Simple' were promoting over the internet and in stores, and because of that I am not sure as to how much they cost individually.
I was interested to try them as they seemed to be slightly different to the average wet wipe/cleansing wipe.
They are a lot smaller in size and the packet itself is contained within a little cardboard box. I wasn't quite sure of the purpose of this and felt as though it was a waste of materials.
This product is part of Simples 'Age Resisting' range - a new range they have introduced, aimed specifically at fighting the signs of ageing.
They are Vitamin E serum pads, suitable for all skin types, particularly sensitive skin. It is the Vitamin E which plays a key role in helping to combat and fight premature ageing.
The pads are designed to be both moisturising and cleansing whilst targetting areas of the face and neck which would also be prone to premature ageing. They achieve this due to the infusion of a special blend of both Vitamin E and active moisturising agents such as avacado oil, glycerin and allantoin.
To use this product you simply pull a pad out of the packet, preferably after cleansing, and smooth it over your face and neck in an upward and circular motion. After which you can continue with your usual skin care routine of moisturising etc.
I found the pads very easy to use. They are thick and very moist and they glide over the skin leaving a refreshing feeling. They are affective in removing traces of make-up still left on the skin after cleansing, and they leave the skin feeling very soft.
The products contents are obviously light on the skin and cause no unwanted reactions whatsoever. I found that there was ample product to go over the whole face and neck a few times, as the pad remains sufficiently moisturised.
They seem to have a deeper effect than an ordinary wipe, as you feel your skin is being cleaned as well as hydrayted and moisturised.
I really like this product and would consider buying some more if the price was right.
Luckily I got a pack of these free, as I certainly wouldn't have paid nearly £4 to try a pack. You only get 16 pads in a pack, so they're not cheap if you want to use them everyday, which you probably need to do to have any real anti-aging effect.
They are part of the Simple Regeneration Age Resisting range and they contain Vitamin E Serum and active moisturising ingredients to help fight signs of premature ageing.
The tagline is that they give the 'Perfect Daily Dose of Vitamin E'. The pads are pretty moist when you take them out of the packet and they measure 2.5 x 2.5 inches square, so I can easily clean the whole of my face with just one side of a pad. The pads are a couple of millimetres thick and the quality of the material is very good and kind to your skin. As with all Simple products there is no perfume and no colour, so they're perfect for sensitive skin and I haven't had any adverse reaction.
After wiping my face, my skin is left with a soft dewy feeling and I feel nice and refreshed. However, I still have dry patches on my face so I don't feel that I can skip on applying my moisturiser afterwards.
I used the pads to try and remove my mascara and it didn't do a very good job, but then again, I don't think that's what they were designed for. So that leaves me wondering, what is their purpose? I could easily smear some Vitamin E onto my face with a normal cotton pad, but whether it would be the 'Perfect Daily Dose' is questionable. However, these pads don't really offer anything new or beneficial to my beauty routine, as I still need to use a make-up remover and a moisturiser.
I'm definitely not sold on the idea that these can have 'Age Resisting' magical properties and therefore I will definitely not be buying them.
These are new. They are wipes for eyes (so round and thin- but thicker then normal wipes) but have an added ingredients- they have serum.
The first time I saw these pads was in a magazine, Elle magazine- not sure which issue, but not too long ago. They were aimed at the first signs of wrinkles. A pad you use after washing and toning your face.
I was not sure what to make of these when I saw them, but I like Simple as a brand, they sent me lots of free stuff earlier in 2008 and I decided they had bought my loyalty. I was going to try these wipes as soon as I could find them. And Boots stock them. As do Superdrug. They are £3.99 and do not seem to be included in any offers Simple have. (Most of their wipes are either £2.99 or £3.99 but you can get 2 packs for £4 in many stores.)
The pads were a little thinner then I had hoped, but they did still do a great job at removing make up from my eyes, in fact, I would rate these highly as a make-up remover. Not as excellent as Clinique's "Take the Day Off" but very much better then any of the cheaper brands and definitely the best eye pads I have used.
But when using them, there is a very noticeable difference- the serum. It makes the pads sweep over effortlessly, it removes make-up and there is not the same level of scrubbing or gouging as required with normal eye make-up remover pads. These are a treat to use.
They do leave a slight residue, but I think they are supposed to. I think this is the anti ageing gimmick (sorry) effect. Its not unpleasant and does not leave your eyes blurry, it just leaves a very light film. You are unlikely to need to moisturise your eyes after using this. Its not enough for the rest of your face though and you will still need to use your facial moisturiser. And if your face is not dry as an antique bone like mine (am not old, just have dry dry dry skin!) then I would steer clear from using this on your entire face. Its great for the eye area though.
£3.99 is a bit steep for me. I use things that cost a lot of money- Clinique, Dior, Lancome etc, but this is because I work out a budget per use. These more expensive brands do seem to cost the same as they last longer. With Simple pricing me £4 for a months worth of eye make up remover, its actually quite expensive. (It would cost be around £2 or £3 if I went out a lot for the same month if I used Clinique for example). So I really cannot justify buying these wipes at the current price. Maybe if they were on offer.
I do not know about the anti ageing thing- I do not think anything can stop or prevent ageing. I have a theory that serum based products (like Boots no.7) work well as the serum plumps up your skin so there are fewer creases or a reduction in creasing, this is all fine, but in actual fact, this can cause wrinkles to appear in itself- its the very same reason you are supposed to exfoliate- if you don't, dead skin cells build up in minute creases in your skin. They end up stretching the skin and so premature wrinkles are formed. I was taught that by a dermotologist. I have a worry about using serum products and so am not so sure about longer term useage. The jurys out on that one I guess. I would imagine, if you stopped using a serum based product, your skin would no longer have anything to plump it up and your wrinkles would appear again.
The are though, very easy to use, the pack is easy to carry around, but I dislike the resealable pack which seems to open itself easily and can cause the pads to dry out- I would advise leaving the packet upside down and on a plate, so if they do leak, no damage is done.
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