Cleansers -Simple -Foaming Facial Cleanser

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My teen uses this and her skin is clear and beautiful


Moisturizers -Simple -Water Boost Skin Quench Sleeping Cream

on 10/6/2018 7:30:00 PM

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Pros- This moisturizer has a very satisfying gel-cream consistency. It absorbs quickly and dries to a non-greasy finish. At $10 for a 1.7 oz jar, it’s decently affordable too.
Cons- The biggest one is that it stung my skin every time I used it. Also, for a sleeping cream, it’s surprisingly lightweight. Normal, combination, or oily skin types might like it, but it won’t do much for dry-skinned folks.

Summary- Ultimately, this wasn’t the worst moisturizer I’ve ever tried, but it did seem to irritate my skin, and its moisturizing properties left a lot to be desired.

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Moisturizers -Simple -Replenishing Rich Moisturiser

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In the interest of full disclosure, I just washed my face with this line's cleansing oil (and foaming face wash afterward) in order to freshly review how I use Simple's Cleansing Oil as part of an effective double cleanse (review on the oil's page) and I mentioned there that I might need a dab of moisturizer afterward because me.

So this is me coming over to this page (hello, moisturizer!) to let everyone know that this product is just fine, too: It doesn't really smell like anything. A dollop the size of a heavy pea was enough to cover my entire face and neck. It spreads easily, absorbs well, and doesn't feel heavy or greasy. I'm not itchy or red, so it's all good.

See? This is a perfectly fine choice for anyone looking to save a little money. When I'm out of Sensibio, this is what I use because we have it in the bathroom. My hyper-dramatic, overly-reactive combination skin doesn't mind this lotion in a pinch and it gets a four paw rating from this kitten.

(PS: I had extra leftover from my face so I spread it on my arms. Well, the elephant I stole my elbows from isn't going to get them back now because they feel really, really soft!)

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Cleansers -Simple -Hydrating Cleansing Oil

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In the interest of fairness, as I haven't used this since March when the weather was much colder, I just went into the bathroom (yes, I have this in my bathroom) to wash my face so I could tell you, accurately and correctly, how lovely this cleansing oil is.

Verdict: Not overly oily, slightly floral scent, didn't need a lot of product, removed most cosmetics and sunscreen, rinsed cleanly, did a double cleanse with the foaming face wash of the same brand, nothing left behind on the shock-me-white hand towel used to dry face, no redness or undue tightness, no stinging or burning, I'm not itchy, my skin feels clean but I may need a dab of moisturizer, which is usual fare for me.

See? I told you so.This is a lovely little cleansing oil. It doesn't cost much, you can find it anywhere, and it lasts forever plus ten days. So there you go.

Seriously, I know people spend on more expensive products but I don't know why they bother. Cleansers are just washed down the drain so all the "extras" that can be added to them hardly matter. They can, however, irritate and upset your skin, or even interfere with other products..If you like the idea of double-cleansing - and/or use medication, treatments, elixirs, serums, masks, acids or retinoids - this might be a good choice for you as there aren't a lot of "extras" to interfere with their effectiveness or cause interactions.

Does it play piano, do your shopping and make dinner for two? No, it's a cleansing oil. But using this (or something like it) can save you money for the spendier lovelies that actually stay on your face.

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Toners -Simple -Soothing Skin Toner

on 10/3/2018 11:35:00 PM

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this one is super cheap. I cant say that it suprises me or anything like that . In fact, it does it job to calm down my skin after cleasing step. nothing special but i just need a toner to do its job so im gonna buy this again

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Cleansers -Simple -Foaming Facial Cleanser

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I absolutely love this. I double cleanse with simple cleansing oil as my first step and this as my second. I revamped my skincare routine a few mounths ago and combined with everything else this lovely cleanser has improved my already quite nice skin to something I'm just so ecstatic about. Definitely a staple.

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Cleansers -Simple -Foaming Facial Cleanser

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Simple Kind to Skin Facial Care Foaming Facial Cleanser is a staple in my routine, especially between winter and summer when my combination, sensitive skin gets fickle. In fact, I think it out-performs the more expensive competition, so don't underestimate the value here.

Last year, I read an article where skincare experts and dermatologists agreed that you should skimp and save money on a few products, one of which was cleanser. All the fancy additives (which if you have sensitive skin you don't want anyway) just get washed down the drain so it's not worth shelling out the duckets for it. Save your money for treatments and serums. Besides, why pay more when this works so well?

Economically sound, it costs about a dollar an ounce and the bottle lasts for a few months with daily use. It's a pump, so it seems like a pre-measured dose of product, but you can use less if you need to by not pushing all the way down when dispensing it. I usually use 1/4 to 1/2 a pump myself. That does the trick. Anything more for me is too much product.

Once pumped, it comes out in a cloud-like foam, thus the name. It doesn't really smell like much of anything in particular to me, although I don't think it's actually billed as unscented. Add the foamy clouds to a wet face and it lathers well. No burning, stinging or irritation. No redness, dryness, tightness, or oiliness. Rinses cleanly with no residue. Clean face, you're done.

It's worth noting this is a nice, inexpensive way to enjoy a double-cleansing routine. In the hotter months, you can use it after their Micellar Water. In colder weather, you can use it after their Cleansing Oil. Both of those products are also quite good, don't irritate and work well with no irritation or product interaction.

That's the main thing about this cleanser, as well as the other two products listed here: they do not interfere with any treatments I'm using or medication I may need to apply. Literally zero interactions. That alone makes it worth using because serums and treatments aren't cheap and neither are prescribed medications, but the low price tag here is a happy bonus.

Don't be put off because this product (and the product line itself) is inexpensive. These are good products - especially if you have treatments, serums or medications in your routine. I use Simple year-round, SkinFix in Winter and Sensibio in Summer, and I save my money for the things in my routine that really matter. After all, good skin care shouldn't be (nor is it) the costly business many companies would have us believe.

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Moisturizers -Simple -Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin Night Cream

on 9/27/2018 7:26:00 AM

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I can see this product working well for dry skin-types that aren't acne prone- its rich, a little greasy but absorbs well and is free from artificial perfume (although oddly it does have a strange scent). However, after about 4 days of use it broke me out horribly, I haven't had a breakout quite like this for some time- whiteheads, clogs, cysts... it was terrible. Looking at other reviews, it seems like it can cause a nuclear reaction for some people, so proceed with caution and patch test!

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Skincare -Simple -Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Facial Gel Wash

on 9/20/2018 11:25:00 AM

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Got this for $6 at Walmart, which is more than I usually pay for a cleanser. I like Purpose and the store brand CeraVe dupe because they are gentle and take off my Colorstay and sunscreen without drying me out. I figured this would be much the same. First, it is very thick and gluey and hard to squirt. Fine, whatever. It doesn't foam at all which is annoying but I don't precleanse because I am a lazy woman so I thought it was just all my makeup. About a week into using this I started to get closed comedones, clogged pores, and cysts. Double washed with this last night and looked closely at my skin and I see a fine layer of makeup-encrusted dry skin. This cleanser has been leaving makeup behind for two weeks no wonder I'm breaking out.

This is probably fine for people who precleanse, use a separate makeup remover, use a spin brush, or don't wear foundation. But for a somewhat pricey cleanser, why bother? Use something that works. I'm so annoyed that I bought this junk.


Cleansers -Simple -Hydrating Cleansing Oil

on 9/19/2018 9:40:00 PM

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I was hoping to like this, but I did not. This oil cleanser did not move across my face freely, so I had to use a little more rubbing to apply & rinse. No, I do not agree with others that this rinsed cleanly. This cleanser did not irritate my skin nor eyes, but too much rubbing would eventually irritate me. I will not repurchase.

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Cleansers -Simple -Cleansing Facial Wipes

on 9/10/2018 7:53:00 PM

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Almost every type of facial wipe I've ever purchased has dried out BEFORE I could finish the package. I don't use wipes all that often but still, I wish someone would SERIOUSLY improve the packaging so they wouldn't dry out (I have put some in Lock-n-Lock containers and put in my gym bag and THOSE stay moist for ages and ages....a similar, refillable plastic container with a tight seal would be ideal). Anyway, given this issue with them drying out, I wanted a SMALL travel pack to take with me on a road trip - didn't want to deal with the possibility of cleansing waters spilling - and these from Simple seemed perfect (I think there are only 15 in the package). And while they're in a "soft sack" sort of package, the seal seems to retain its "stickiness". So from this point of view these have been perfect but I don't find them nearly as effective as the wipes I've tried from Neutrogena, Etival and even the Kirkland ones from Costco at removing eye makeup, concealer and lipstick, even though I do a wash off cleanse afterward. So I honestly don't thing I'd repurchase simply (pardon the pun) because I don't find them all that effective..


Moisturizers -Simple -Regeneration Age Resisting Night Cream

on 9/7/2018 9:59:00 AM

I always go back to simple products. I get seduced by the claims of other brands, (especially high end brands) waste money and then come back to simple. I got the night cream on offer at Superdrug for. £2.89! This is a light texture and doesn’t give me spots like most other products. The only thing that should be mentioned is that it contains lactic acid and retinol palmitate which I think should be clearer on the label as lactic acid is an aha so can make skin more photosensitive and retinol I understand is not an exfoliant but can also make skin photosensitive and should be avoided by pregnant or breastfeeding women.

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Cleansers -Simple -Cleansing Micellar Water

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Made my skin patchy idk why


Toners -Simple -Soothing Skin Toner

on 9/3/2018 4:10:00 PM

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I and a few of my friends LOVED the entire Simple range. I lived off of this toner because it never left a residue and I always felt fresher and cleaner after using it. Short-term, this product does wonders.

Long-term, this product and most of the Simple range wreck your skin. I had completely perfect skin before using this product; dewy, clear and happy. After a month or two of non-stop Simple use, my skin became a bumpy mess of congestion EVERYWHERE. It got to a point where I didn't want to take photos of myself because of my new Comedonal Acne. I ended up going to a SKIN CLINIC where they looked at the products I was using. They recommended that I stay far away from Simple because two of the girls had had the same reaction to it and the ingredients are incredibly harsh for your skin especially for someone with sensitive skin (e.g Citric Acid). My friends also began to have adverse reactions to the product.

Please don't be like myself and the other girls I know who've used this product range. Don't ruin your skin.


Cleansers -Simple -Cleansing Micellar Water

on 8/27/2018 2:06:00 PM

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I started using this when my tried-and-true double cleansing method (cleansing oil/balm + foaming cleanser) wasn't enough for the Teflon-like tenacity of physical sunblocks. Adding this before the cleansing oil worked brilliantly. Three soaked cotton pads removed most of my long-wear foundation (MUFE F&B) and enough sunblock for the other two steps to handle the rest. No redness, irritation, or reactions from my super-sensitive oily/combo skin. That said, 3 steps is a bit much for me, especially considering the face must be completely dry before using cleansing oil.

This will remain in my rotation even though I no longer use physical sunblock and am back to the 2-step regimen. It works well as a first step when I'm out of cleansing oil or feeling like I wouldn't mind the extra exfoliation of the cotton pads. I couldn't perceive a difference between this and the Bioderma Sensibio (pink). This one is a lot easier to find and dirt cheap. A nice find.

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