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For the price this simple moisturiser is great. After cleansing and toning with other simple products this made my face feel soft and non greasy when I used it twice a day. I saw a reduction in redness and spots but this May have been due to th other simple products. I would recommend that you try this prpduct, of you don't like it it doesn't matter because it is fairly cheap :)
I always enjoy using Simple products and when my usual moisturiser wasn't in stock I turned to this one. I usually buy the light hydrating moisturiser from the range. The rich moisturiser comes in the same bottle as its simple light hydrating moisturiser rival and whilst priced slightly higher, there is not much in it. Many shops have offers on for these products so you will never be out of pocket with it.
I found this moisturiser good, it wasn't too greasy and provided a good base for make-up. I didn't need to apply a lot and it also didn't take too long to dry, meaning I could get on well with my morning routine. I personally found this thicker than the light hydrating simple moisturiser but as it is titled "rich" then it was as expected. So far has left my skin smooth and I am happy with the product. I would certainly buy it again however my preference is still with the simple light hydrating moisturiser which I found absorbs quicker and is slightly less greasy. However if you are looking for a more intensive moisturiser for drier skin then this would certainly be the product for you.
It is within a budget price range and for me it competes well with the more expensive brands. There are also other products in the simple range to accompany this product to get the best possible results. Overall I am impressed and would recommend to those on a budget, you will not be disappointed!
*Why did I buy this?*
I normally have normal/combination skin and have recently been prone to imperfections (a polite way of saying pimples I guess)! I usually use quite a light but nourishing moisturiser like Liz Earle but I have been looking for the past few months for cheaper alternative. I bought a moisturiser from the Simple range as the range is non-greasy so will not cause me further imperfections. I chose the rich moisturiser version as I thought it would help nourish my skin in the harsh winter months, as weeks of the two extremes of artificial heating and cold Welsh wind has caused my skin to become dry in places.
I bought this a couple of weeks ago from Boots for £3.89, although I have seen this moisturiser in different shops and the price does very between £2.89 and £4.59. For this I got a 125ml bottle, although I know you can get this in a smaller 50ml bottle too. I think looking at similar products that £3.89 is a decent enough price for this.
Simple is a very well known brand and they have a range of skin care products including face wipes, cleansers, moisturisers, eye care, toners, scrubs, masks and lip care. They have even recently launched a teen skin care range and have branched out into hair care.
This specific moisturiser has Vitamins B5 and E, and also has the main ingredients of glycerine, bisabolol and allantonin. None of these words mean much to me but after looking at a few different moisturisers it seems that glycerine in particular is a very widely used ingredients and is suppose to soften the skin. So that told me! This moisturiser also has UV filters in it, although I cannot see anywhere specifications as to the level of spf it has. Luckily (!) the sun isn't shining too much at the moment then!
*How to use*
I have used this for the past couple of weeks in the morning and evening. In the evening I use it after removing my make up and cleansing and in the morning I use before applying my make up. To use you need roughly a dollop around twice the size of a 50p piece (although I suppose this depends on the size of your face)!! I then use my hands to smooth gently over my face and neck.
The bottle has a flip top lid and is easy to flip off and control the amount you squeeze into your hand (the moisturiser doesn't come out of the bottle too quickly). The moisturiser sinks into the skin and absorbs really well. In the morning I notice that it only takes a few minutes to absorb before I can apply my make up which is really convenient, especially in those rushed mornings.
The moisturiser is white and the texture of the moisturiser is lighter than I had expected given the 'rich' title. There is no smell whish is one of the real bonuses to this range (who wants their moisturiser to smell when you're already wearing perfume eh)! It is non-greasy however and feels nice against the skin.
The moisturiser does make my skin feel soft to touch and generally hydrates it in place, however in some areas (around nose and chin where I am most prone to spots) it doesn't hydrate very well and whilst I wouldn't say I have flaky skin, the skin in these areas is definitely dry. I know this as by around midday when I look close up in the mirror I can see patches in my foundation which probably isn't all that noticeable to others but I can see it. (definitely doesn't hydrate for the 12 hours claimed then)!
For this reason I would say that whilst this is a decent enough moisturiser, this is definitely too light for the winter and more of a summer/spring moisturiser (spf pending). I am quite disappointed at the way in which it is marketed as a rick moisturiser when clearly it is not which is why I am only giving this dooyoo stars. Although I would use simple products again, I definitely wouldn't buy this product.
I've always had a major problem with finding a good moisturiser that actually lasts due to my sensitive, dry skin. However, I think I finally found a product that did the job - Simple Rich Moisturiser.
Unlike with other 'heavier' moisturisers Simple, with it's light texture, is easy to apply and quickly absorbed so you can apply make-up shortly afterwards. This is definitely handy when rushed in the morning.
It's 'multi-vitamins' and 'skin-loving' ingredients include pro-vitamin B5, vitamin E, Glycerin, Bisabolol and Allantoin. However, it's what it hasn't got in it which I find more important! It has 'no harsh-chemicals' or artificial perfume or colour so it doesn't upset the skin which for me is the most important aspect of a good, simple moisturiser.
It's light and non-greasy texture is ideal for me as it doesn't clog pores and cause nasty blemishes, which I happen to be very prone to getting. In fact, I found that after switching moisturisers to this one a few of my blemishes thankfully started to clear up.
Simple claim that this moisturiser 'carries on working for 12 hours' but although I almost never have to reapply in the same day, it seems unlikely to me that it really does last for that long. Possible 8 hours, but 12? Not so sure. And there are many other moisturisers who claim to last for much longer than 12 hours.
However, if all you need is a good, cheap moisture boost for the daytime then this one is perfect.
It also happens to be one of the cheapest on the market, only £3.89 for a 125ml bottle in store. And I regularly see it cheaper online at only £2.40.
For it's price, in my opinion, it's the best moisturiser for sensitive skin.
While online doing my Tesco grocery shop, I decided to treat myself to trying some new skin care. One of the products in my bathroom that was nearly finished was a decent moisturiser. So I purchased this one for £2.53 for a 125ml bottle.
Why did I buy this?
I bought this because firstly I have used this ranges eye balm, which I enjoy using so I thought this product would be a decent quality. Also, it was on special offer and had a third knocked off its original price. Lastly, the amount you get in the bottle I thought was fantastic-125ml. Normally, a face cream will be 50ml or 75ml, so thought this was good value and potentially could last longer than other creams I have used due to this fact.
How is it packaged?
The actual product itself comes in a white plastic bottle, size 125ml. To get the product out you flip the lid of the screw top and squeeze it out.
On the front the label is white with mostly green wording. Very natural and basic in style. The ' Simple ' logo at the top along with the statement 'UKs No1 with Multi Vitamins '. Beneath that its says product is kind to skin replenishing ' Rich Moisturiser '. Also mentions it works for 12 hours.
On the back it says what the product is supposed to do, in brief what it contains and doesn't contain which means its good and kind to the skin and how to use. Contact details for company also provided. Also product once opened has a 9 month shelf life.
The bottle the product comes in actually comes in a box. Look and design is exactly the same as on the bottle, except on the box it provides ingredients.
Aqua,Glycerin,Coco-Caprylate/Caprate,Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate,Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,Stearyl Alcohol,Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,Stearic Acid,Panthenol,Polyacrylamide,C13-14 Isoparaffin,Methylparaben,4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor,Bisabolol,Pentylene Glycol,Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate,Laureth-7,Disodium EDTA,Propylparaben,Lactic Acid,Sodium Lactate,Serine,Sorbitol,Urea,Citric Acid,Sodium Chloride,BHT,Allantoin
How to use
Smooth gently into your face and neck using upward and outward movements.
Whats it supposed to do?
This moisturiser is supposed to keep skin hydrated, replenished and nourished in feel and touch all day.
How did I find it?
Ive slotted this into my routine by using it as a day cream. Firstly, I loved the huge size of 125ml. This meant I could afford to use alittle as it's a good decent size. It was easy to get out of the bottle, a simple squeeze. The more pressure added, the more product that would come out and visa versa.
The cream itself is white. I did expect it to be alittle more thicker than what it was as I felt it came out looking like a lotion, rather than a product that states to be a ' rich moisturiser ', but it wasn't too fluid so very easy to apply on the face.
The scent was very delicate, almost not there. Quite clean and fresh, no floral notes, very subtle and smelt more plant based. Definitely unisex in smell.
The moisturiser sank into the skin very well and quickly. I immediately felt my skin had been given a drink of water and felt very fresh and ' replenished '. I think the texture and how quickly it absorbed would make this a good product for a guy-no fuss, no hard work and easy to use!
The look of my skin wasn't greasy but looked slightly dewy. The texture to look at and feel, of my skin, was no different. I didn't expect there would be as I bought this for the replenishing claim, not for anything else e.g getting rid of spots, smoothing of skin etc.
I did feel that the immediate hydrating effect wasn't long lasting, as after an hour or so I felt like my skin wasn't as fresh in feel, but at the same time I didn't feel it was dry or needed a top up. The claim on the box saying it works for 12 hours I think is a major exaggeration, especially as it lasted afew hours for me.
What did I like about this product?
Easy to use and dried straight away. Skin looked healthy and had a slight gleam. Good size product. Doesn't contain artificial perfume or colour.
What did I not like about this product?
Needed fragrance to stand out more. Wouldve like product to have been a touch more thicker and more hydrating.
Would I buy this again? I actually think this is a good product. Price and size is fantastic and despite the fact it didn't provide the amount of hydration I needed for a longer period of time, I would still recommend it to other people, but at this stage in my skin journey I wouldn't buy again, but maybe at a later date when my skin is more ' normal ' and less dry. My skin has improved a lot over the last few months and a lot more manageable. I didnt realise that there was another alternative in this ranges face cream category which is actually called ' hydrating ', so I think this would be better suited for my skins needs.
Great product for most users but think I chose the wrong version. Needs to be alittle more hardworking for my skin. But not going to knock it because I have an awkward face that is coming out of a troublesome period, hence the score I have given.
I do not class myself as being loyal to any brand of skincare or beauty products and began using this moisturiser a couple of years ago after seeing both the light and rich moisturisers on offer in the supermarket. I have used both the light and the rich moisturiser and find them good for different times of the year as they both have their own attributes.
Simple products are all packaged in either white or green bottles, sometimes a combination of both, with the same colours used for the boxes. The bottles are plastic and are shaped well making holding and using easy. The bottle is white with a green flip-top lid and writing. The bottle gives you all the information you need about the moisturiser, what it includes, and how best to use the product. The moisturiser itself is white in colour and has a thicker texture than some moisturisers on the market. There is no smell to this moisturiser, which is something which appeals to me.
Use and Results
This moisturiser is easy to apply to your skin, its spreads evenly and does not leave a great deal on your fingers like some thick moisturisers do. It sinks quickly into your skin and does not leave a residue on your skin. It boasts that it contains "Pro-Vitamin B5, Glycerin, Bisabolol and Allantoin" which all should leave your skin feeling soft, nourished and cared for, and I have to say I agree, they definitely do their job. After application your skin feels soft and smooth, and this moisturiser is hydrating enough to leave even the driest of skin feeling nourished.
As it is a Simple product it is suitable for sensitive skin, my skin can sometimes be inflamed and red after showering and can feel a little tight but after applying this moisturiser it calms down, feeling soft and does not feel tight anymore. This moisturiser also boasts to providing UV filters and protection which is only a good thing in trying to help your skin feel and look youthful.
I purchased this moisturiser for £2 in Asda the other week, which is exceptionally cheap for the quality of the moisturiser, the results it provides and the length of time the 125ml bottle lasts; you only need to use a small pea-sized amount every day.
As a sufferer of sensitive skin, Simple has been long been a top choice for my skincare products. The Simple Rich Moisturiser is one of my favourites from their vast collection of products.
As typical of Simple products, this moisturiser has no scent. I prefer odourless skincare as I feel it is less artificial and more natural upon my skin, but for those who enjoy a pleasant smell as part of their skincare regiment, I'd suggest selecting another product.
The moisturiser itself is thick and white but massages into the skin to become colourless. It takes five to ten minutes to completely sink itno the skin, and for this reason, I'd suggest this moisturiser to be a night product - suitable for deep moisturisation over night.
As I have combination skin, I was worried this moisturiser would make my skin oilier and create more shine, and for the first few days I found this to happen. However, once my skin settled to the new regime I found my skin was no more oily than before and shine was reduced. I believe this moisturiser to be good for all skin types.
After less than a week I could see a difference in the appearance and texture of my skin. My skin was more radiant, blemishes were clearing and my skin felt more soft and supple.
For less than £4 for 125ml, I find this moisturiser to be great value for money, particularly in comparison to certain labels which charge hundreds of pounds for their serums and rich moisturisers.
A very good buy!
I often suffer from my dry patches of skin on my face, especially during the winter. I also suffer from sensitive skin so I wanted something that was going to be kind and gentle to my skin and wouldn't irritate it. I use a lot of the products in the Simple range including the light moisturiser but I wanted something a bit stronger for use in during the winter and cold months. I noticed Simple do a Rich Moisturiser so I decided to give this product a try.
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The product comes is a rich moisturiser for vitamin goodness for naturally, healthy skin. Simple products contain no perfumes, colour or harsh chemicals so are suitable for very sensitive skin. The replenishing moisturiser is rich and gives 12hr moisturisation. The product contains Pro-Vitamin B5 which actively restores, softens and smoothes skin. It also contains 3 skin loving nutrients including Glycerin which hydrates and nourishes for 12hrs moisturisation, Bisabolol and Allantoin which soothe and protect the skin. The product is dermatologically tested and approved. The product comes in a plastic bottle which then comes in a box. The packaging is white and green which is the Simple colour on all their products. I don't personally see the point in the box; how-ever this can just be recycled anyway. The information on the box is the same information that can be found on the back of the bottle which gives you a list of ingredients, product information and how to use the product.
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I purchased this from my local Boots store for £3.29. You can also purchase this online from various different places and you can purchase it from supermarkets, pharmacies and Superdrug. Price may vary. This bottle comes in one size which is 125ml.
Using the Product
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For best results smooth gently into your skin and neck using upward and outward movements. Use with the Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash. I use a lot of Simple products including the facial wash. I started using this particular product a few weeks ago and my skin has become a lot softer and hydrated. I apply the product every morning to ensure my skin stays looking good and feeling great all day. You need to flip the lid open and squeeze the bottle a little to dispense some of the moisturiser. The product itself is white in colour and isn't too thick but not to think either. There is so scent or smell to the product. As I applied the product to my skin it felt cool and soft and silky against my skin. I didn't use too much as a little bit of this seems to go a long away. My skin felt and look moisturised, espicially the dry patches which I sometimes suffer from. Throughout the day my skin felt great and it didn't feel dry at all, even working in an air conditioned office. I used this product every day and think my skin feels and looks in better condition that what it did before. The thing I like about the cream is that it's non-greasy and absorbs into the skin quite quickly.
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I think this is another fantastic product from Simple and it lives up to its claims of keeping skin moisturised for up to 12 hours. The product is so simple and easy to use and my skin feels so much better since I have started to use it. I also think this product is fantastic value for money as a little bit of this goes a long way. Even though I used the product every day it's long lasting and will last at least 1 month if not longer. If you have sensitive skin and want a rich moisturiser, espicially in the cold winter months then I highly recommend this product as its kind and didn't irritate my skin. I will continue to use this product and will be purchasing some more when this one runs out. Another great product from Simple.
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I've been a massive Simple fan ever since I found that heavily fragranced face products occasionally left me with awful hot, dry blotches across my face. This mainly happened with face wipes so after finding the Simple fragrance free wipes perfect for my skin I've practically given the whole range a go. Here is my experience with the Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturiser. :)
The bottle comes in a cardboard box as the picture above shows. I do admit that this seems like a pointless extravagance and doesn't really add much to the product. The ingredients are on the cardboard box though and not on the bottle which I found a bit annoying as I just looked at the bottle for the ingredients to write about and I found that they weren't on there.
Other than that, the small, plastic 125ml bottle features a simple (excuse the pun!) white and green design adding to it's natural, caring sort of feeling. The top screws off to expose a small hole where the product is easily squeezed out.
The product is very easy to apply and easily absorbed it. It is a bright white thin cream which despite being described as "rich" (which I was a little apprehensive about) is actually very light, soft and silky on the skin. The moisturiser itself is not fragranced or coloured, one of main features of Simple products, so instead has a subtle sort of typical lotion smell. It is neither pleasant or unpleasant and in fact disappears as soon as the moisturiser is applied.
I found this product to really moisturise my skin whether it was particularly dry or not. It absorbs very quickly and certainly did not leave my skin feeling sticky or greasy and some thicker moisturisers may do. It boasts 12 hour moisturisation, vitamin B5 and glycerin and I certainly agree that this product leaves my skin super soft and nourished.
It doesn't cause any irritation, even on sore skin, and even provides a good base for make up. Overall I am very impressed with this nifty little moisturiser, especially at the cheap as chips price of about £3-4.
I recently found that my local Bodycare store was selling the Simple skincare range at some very impressive prices, I bought a 200ml bottle of this Rich Moisturiser for £1.99 which is less than you can find it in Boots (though you may be able to find it for around this price online). I usually use a Body Shop daily moisturiser but had run out and it was the wrong end of the month to be spending £8 on another pot so this one was a handy choice.
The bottle comes in a box as shown in the picture above, I am not an advocate of extra packaging and do not see what this possibly adds to the product other than extra recycling to do - I wish they would just sell the bottles as they are. The bottle itself has a flip top and is squeezeable so you can easily get the product out, I actually find it comes out rather faster than I am expecting and it is very easy to dispense too much so do be careful!
The cream is unperfumed - which is one of Simple's signature features, it is meant to be very kind to skin and great for people with allergies, my skin is known to react to any changes in my skin care regime so I found this quite reassuring. As you would expect then, the cream does not smell of anything at all, it is not thick or sticky but feels silky and light between your fingers and is a bright white colour.
I was incredibly impressed with this product for the way it sank so quickly into my skin, it is so light and easy to apply and feels lovely on my skin, like a much more expensive product in fact. I really liked that within 5 minutes of applying my skin was feeling much more hydrated but not at all sticky or damp - which given the fact this is a 'rich' moisturiser was one of my concerns. I have had no reactions to this cream other than radiant and hydrated skin and therefore, to my mind, this is a range I will continue using while money is tight - it is fantastic value and a great product.
I have used both the light and rich moisturisers in the Simple range.
I bought this one last winter to protect my dry winter skin from the elements.
I paid £1.99 for my 100ml tube from Superdrug. The moisturiser is white in colour and it is fragrance free, although I could detect a very subtle hint of something in there. The texture of the moisturiser is much thicker compared to the lighter version. This was a good thing though as I was able to plaster this on without any trouble. The moisturiser was easy to rub into my skin. It soaked in without any trouble and I was able to apply powder foundation over the top of it. I also used it at night on bare skin.
Using this moisturiser during the winter was a God send. The moisturiser is really cooling and soothing and it works a treat for dry winter skin. Before using this my neck was starting to peel but this moisturiser saved my skin, literally. It's just perfect for dry skin. It transforms dry skin into soft, supple and soothed skin without irritating it even more. I have sensitive facial skin (hence why I shop at Lush so much) and this moisturiser is very mild and gentle. It's also chemical free so it doesn't clog the pores or cause spots and/ or blemishes.
This moisturiser saved my skin last winter. The only downside is that it doesn't contain an SPF factor. Even in the winter your skin could do with an SPF factor...
I'm not particularly loyal to brands of moisturiser, although I have a few favourites I'm happy to try whatever works out cheapest or is on offer. The past few times I've gone shopping for moisturiser, I've ended up with Simple ones because they've offered best value for money. The last one was their "Hydrating" moisturiser, and this time I ended up with the "Replenishing" one.
The packaging is exactly the same as the hydrating moisturiser, in fact I didn't even notice it was called something different until I got it home. It cost me around £2 for a 125ml bottle from Home Bargains.
The moisturiser is not perfumed or coloured, and has been dermatologically tested and approved to ensure it is gentle on your skin. Although I tend to shop by price, there are certain brands I know my skin won't react to, and Simple is one of them. Although I don't usually react to moisturisers, I do have sensitive skin so have to be careful what I use on it.
After using this, I wasn't too sure what the difference was between this and the hydrating moisturiser in the same range. The replenishing moisturiser claims to keep your skin replenished and nourished all day long, whereas the hydrating moisturiser claims to keep your skin replenished and hydrated. In my opinion, this is the same thing, so I'm not too sure why there is a need for two differently named moisturisers ultimately doing the same job.
This moisturiser has UV filters, which is good to know because I only ever apply suncream to my face on holiday abroad if I'm honest. So it's good to know that on those days the sun makes an appearance, my skin is being protected even if only a little bit.
This moisturiser is reasonably thick in consistency, but is more like a liquid than a cream. It feels like it's giving the face a good coating when it is applied, and takes a little while to sink in. I can't say I've noticed any difference between this and the other Simple moisturiser I was using, which makes me wonder why they produce so many these days when they effectively all do the same job.
This moisturiser makes me feel like my skin is being protected. I like the fact it takes a little time to sink in because it doesn't take ages, but it takes long enough to make me feel like it's achieving what it should be in terms of moisturisation. As with all these products, the effects of using won't be known until later life, but I'm a big believer in using anything to moisturise is better than using nothing, and I see no reason to splash out on expensive moisturisers that probably do the same job.
I have been suffering with dry skin on my face which was getting worse. The skin on my cheeks and forehead were very dry and it was beginning to flake off. My usual moisturiser was not making any difference even when I was using it twice a day, so I decided that I had to try something new. I rang a friend of mine to ask if she could recommend a product and she said to try anything in the Simple range.
I finally found a large range of Simple products in my local Superdrug, which for someone that hasn't used Simple products before was quite overwhelming. I looked at them all and decided to purchase their Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser. The reason I choose this one was because of the word Replenishing in the product name and that on the box it says that it gives 12 hour moisturisation.
The cost of this product was £2.91 for 125m. A quick search on the internet shows that the prices is £3.80 at tesco and £3.35 at Boots. So I'm very pleased with the price that I paid and I also gained two reward points.
The packaging, in my opinion, is just your bog standard squeezy type bottle that moisturisers generally come in. As with all the Simple range the writing and artwork are all in green. Luckily you have to squeeze the bottle to get the moisturiser out so you don't waste any by it all running out when you tip the bottle up.
As with all Simple products there is no perfume so there is no smell to the liquid and it is white in colour. The consistency is not runny but rubs into you face with the greatest of ease and soaks straight in without leaving any greasy residue on your face or fingers. This product goes a long way and you really do need to use only a small amount. For this reason alone this product is great value for money.
I used it the day I bought it and straight away my skin looked smoother, all the flakiness had disappeared and upon touching my face my skin felt extreamly soft and even looked brighter. After six hours my face still looked like I had just applied the moisturiser. The other test of this product came the following day when I was wearing foundation. As usual I applied my foundation after I had used moisturiser and the difference was unbelievable. My foundation glided on with the greatest of ease, there were no dry patches and the coverage was even. My foundation stayed in place all day.
I recommend this product to everyone as my skin has improved dramatically in such a short space of time that it looks like I have been using this moisturiser for many weeks not just a few days. I will now be purchasing more products in this range when I run out of my usual products.
I bought this because with all of the simple adverts claiming of its natural ingredients I thought that it would be a safe product to use on my face without worrying about breaking out but boy was I wrong!Acne acne acne, Thought this moisturizer was rather average to be honest, sure the lotion was rich but it felt too greasy, wouldnt use again it went in the bin.
Sometimes when I'm wanting to treat myself I spend a fortune on beauty products as I like to think that I am giving myself some luxury but actually I have found that sometimes it is the simple things that work the best and end up failing to disappoint and the Simple range is one which does just that. I have several items from this range and have been really pleased with what I have experienced from them so far.
This moisturiser comes in a very boring looking bottle, there is nothing special about it but that is what the Simple range is all about- simplicity. No fancy pictures, unique designs or exotic lids to contend with instead you know exactly what you're getting just by looking at it. It's a white, opaque tall and thin bottle with green writing and a green lid which you just pull off. It doesn't matter that it doesn't look anything special it's what it does and if it works that matters as far as I am concerned, for this price especially.
The lid pulls off to reveal a very small hole with which the moisturiser comes out of. The bottle isn't too hard so you can squeeze it to help get the cream out. I find that squeezing is the best technique, if you just hold the bottle upside down it can take a while/not come out at all because it is quite thick and the hole isn't very big. I put a cotton wool ball over the hole, hold it upside down and squeeze it. This makes only the amount of cream that I need to come out, if I didn't use a cotton wool ball I think I'd end up with excess amounts.
The moisturiser is quite thick and very cool so when you put it onto your skin it has a soothing effect. I have actually put this onto sunburn before and it has helped cool it down instantly as with sore, dry skin. I apply about a pea-sized amount onto my skin and this is usually enough to cover my face. It does take a while to massage in and it stays a bit 'sticky' on contact for a few minutes so I do have to leave it about ten minutes before putting any make up on. I tend to not use this if I am in a rush as it would then effect my make up.
I use this moisturiser twice a day as recommended and find that it helps to keep my skin soft and smooth. It has a faint smell but nothing dramatic just a slight fresh smell which doesn't stay on your skin once applied. It provides a good foundation for your make up too so long as you do leave it enough time to soak in.
I only use this on my face. I have sensitive skin but I have never found that this moisturiser has any negative effects at all so it must be very gentle. I recommend it, yes it could be better if it absorbed faster but I think for the price it is perfectly fine; £1.80 is what I paid for the bottle and I think that this is more than reasonable considering the prices you can pay for other brands.
With the help of Pro-Vitamin B5, this non greasy moisturiser will give you all day moisturisation for smoother, supple skin / It also contains UV filters to help protect and prevent premature ageing /