The Simple Things

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Unintentionally I've managed to collect more Simple products than I ever thought I would. I have a bit of an undecided opinion on Simple; especially after they changed their makeup wipes a couple of years back, they're just not the same anymore! And yes, you read correctly, I use makeup wipes. Stop tutting me, we all know it's a super quick way to get the bulk of it off, especially when it's late and you're tried, or tipsy or both. Plus you can all breathe a sigh of relief because I cleanse afterwards too. Despite an entire paragraph on wipes here I forgot to photograph the damn things and I'm currently not at home so please imagine they're here. Many thanks. I use the Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Wipes by the way, they remove my mascara pretty easily so I'm sticking with them for now.

I have two face washes, the Refreshing Facial Wash and the Moisturising Facial Wash, which I swap between depending on my skin. Neither feels like it does a great deal, but to just freshen up, usually in the mornings I find they do a reasonable job. I find the Refreshing Facial Wash has a bit of a typical soap-like smell, which I hate but it's quite subtle so I soldier on and use it regardless. If you're on the look out for a gentle, not particularly heavy duty face wash then give these a go.

On to moisturisers. I picked up the Simple Kind to Skin protecting moisture cream over the summer, mostly for use when I was going on holiday as it's UVA/UVB and SPF30. I loved this, it was perfect for those sunny days which are now obviously long-gone. That's Northern England for you. I would not use this now as it's quite thick and very white on application and you really have to rub it in. I would repurchase next summer though as it did maintain my skin quite well, although it doesn't tend to be too dry in the summer.

Next up is the Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser, which I have my boyfriend to thank for. I found this in his room and gave it a whirl one morning and I instantly loved it, it's very light and absorbs quickly which is a must for me in the mornings as I'm generally in a rush, but it was also a decent daytime moisturiser. It's certainly not going to fix very dry skin, but I found it's perfect for my combination skin this time of the year when my skin hasn't got too dry yet. Definitely worth a try if you're looking for a new moisturiser - it's super cheap.

Finally, cleanser and toner. What I like about these is that they're really gentle, almost to the point where I'm not sure if they're working half the time, so I don't tend to reach for these if I want a good, deep cleanse. On a day-to-day basis though, I like them, but I find a toner is needed after the cleansing lotion as it does tend to sit on the skin a little.

Overall, I'm a bit torn about Simple, I have a lot of their products that I use often and have tried others in the past which have been ok but they're nothing amazing. In my opinion Simple are cheap, decent but the results are a bit meh, but I guess for the price meh is as good as you get?

As ever with Skincare, everyone is different so I don't expect these to have the same results for you. Please do let me know if you've tried any though, and what you thought, and if you have any recommendations from the range.

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  1. Hello! I just wanted to take the time to make a comment and say I have really enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for all your work.
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  2. You know, out of these I've only ever tried the moisturiser you got from your boyfriend (think everyone in the world has ha) and also the face wipes. I really need to branch out with my skincare, but honestly I'm really bad with it and end up using wipes every night, especially now it's freshers!

    Great post xxx

  3. I'm on the hunt for skincare products at the moment (also in the North of England!) and my skin is *so* dry right now. I was concerned about using Simple products because they have alcohol in them, and I don't want to dry out my skin even more than it already is.


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