This is an OK product. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now.
I use it mostly before I go to bed after my normal skincare routine. However, I mostly find that my skin is still oily and I haven't noticed any difference in the oily control/balancing thing.
Despite this, what I will say is that it is a good MOISTURIZER for oily skin. It doesn't make me any more oily than I would otherwise be, and it makes my skin lovely and smooth. When I'm having a bad skin day, I apply it before foundation in the morning and it makes my skin soft, smooth and oil free (so a great base). It doesn't control oil throughout the day though.
Overall, I think I would purchase this again. It is great for keeping oily skin soft and smooth, but not great at oil control. It didn't break me out (although I do break out alot around the 'special time of the month') and it didn't make my existing pimples any worse.
I was starting to like this product as although it takes time it really does control oil however this might not be suitable for the more chemical conscious of us as it contains parabens and that makes it a no no for me - along with most other simple products by the way.
I bought this moisturiser because my skin has been acting up a little bit through the transition from summer to autumn...my skin has just not been at it's best really and has been getting really oily, pore clogged etc. horrible. So i got this in hope that it would put my oil at bay.
however I found that this is very drying, if you have really super oily skin (i'm not just talking about an oily t-zone) then I would recommend this product to you, because it basically just stops oil, but for my is too dry. For the day time I prefer to use my mattifying day cream from the seaweed range by The Body Shop, as it mattifies but is a lot more moisturising. at night i tend to use this on my T-zone and then a more rich moisturiser around the outsides of my face, and i find this works quite well for me.
The price is good for what it is, if you want to try it out then it's not such a big loss if it's no good to you. The packaging is also good, I've never had a moisturiser in a squeezy tube and I have to say I really like the concept. personally, once this is finished up I will not be re-purchasing.
This product was ok..i guess, but on their website it says this is oil free...but in the ingredients it has 2 different types of oil....??? i have found this alot with products like these, they might say oil balancing or oil control but that doesn't mean oil FREE....although like i said on Simple's website they do list this under oil free and it isn't.
Dont go by what it says on the front of the label, spin it over and read the ingredients.
I was surprised when I saw the reviews for this, as I really love this product.
I first bought this in the beginning of 2012 when I was looking for a light moisturizer that I could use. I used to not moisturize my skin at all because it would get so oily throughout the day, so when I saw that this was oil balancing I decided to buy it. I put it on that same night and when I woke up the next morning, my skin looked great! I looked healthy and had a nice glow to my face, and my skin felt incredibly soft. I mainly use this as a nighttime moisturizer, because I do find that when I put this on in the morning, my skin gets kinda oily by the end of the day. I still love this product though and have repurchased it at least 4 or 5 times now. I've tried other brands but have always returned to this one. I'm very happy I found it and will keep repurchasing.
Hmm.. everyone has different opinions so I guess that's the reason why this product has such ratings. I always hated moisturizing.. I never did, well i do it sometimes though. No wonder why my face was always dry (but oily on the nose) and I had dry patches and more imperfections. I bought a toner and this to go along with my facial wash to clear up my face. And since I had oily nose, the word oil balancing was so appealing to me. As I read the info on the tube, I was already sold. It was also on sale for like $6 or $7 aud so it was dirt cheap! The fact that it would balance out my oily and dryness and clear my face.. I was excited to try it. At first, I didn't like to too much, it didn't do anything.. Also didn't clear up my face. But after 3~4 weeks of using this along with my new toner, I've noticed a generous amount of change on my face. My face now looks more natural and smoother with make up on. I put a lot of this on and it mattifies very well! My minor imperfections has now faded away and cleared up too.. I still have some but I wouldn't be so afraid to leave home without make up now.. And I don't know if it's my toner but this product I really like now! It doesn't hydrate that good but for someone who hates that greasy, oily and richness on my face after moisturizing, this one is perfect for me! Really loving this.. On a day when I am working around in a fast food court and sweating, my make up melts and my whole face becomes oily so this doesn't really help but I still like this a lot so 4/5! One lipoid off because I don't think it's perfect to receive a 5/5 :) the packaging is okay :) nothing fancy, just a recyable plastic squeeze tube. I would purchase this again. But I don't recommend this too much to people because I know many people will hate this. This almost does nothing to moisturise!
it's ok i guess. I agree with others, it's just not moisturizing enough. I have combo/oily skin that gets dry after i use my cleanser, so i do like to use a moisturizer. To get the best effect out of this i use a TON of this! Even then I don't think my skin is moisturized enough. To put how much I use in perspective: I've had this for roughly a month and I'm halfway done with the tube. Moisturizers usually last me months on end and I can tell that this won't. This controls oil by basically drying out your skin, which isn't what I wanted. I mean it works fine, but I want my skin to act like normal skin, not dry skin. Lately my skin has been feeling a bit flaky...more "combo" instead of oily lately. Maybe it's because of this? If you have super oily skin, maybe this would work better but if you have combo skin I'd stay away. Wouldn't buy again.
I am surprised with the low ratings here, this moisturizer has served me well throughout my high school and college years, just because its dirt cheap and works well. I have been battling with acne all my life, even though this particular moisturizer didnt necessarily combat them, but it didnt worsen my skin. I dont get break-outs when I'm using this. I have tried other oil balancing moisturizers prior to this, and after prolonged usage, the moisturizers usually dry out my skin and I'm left with skin that's as rough as sand papers and dry patches all over. This hydrates well and really sinks in to the skin.
Its oil controlling properties arent really great as i get shiny after 4 hours with this. regardless, this hydrates well and doesnt dry out my skin and doesnt break me out. The texture is a lil weird like some sort of paste, but once applied it doesnt feel heavy at all. I dont necessarily think this hydrates me well, when i get dry patches from acne medication. This, i believe is suitable for the truly oily skin girls that want adequate hydration minus it being thick or breaking you out. I have used 4-5 tubs of this. One tub can last you up to a year with daily-twice-a day usage. I will not repurchase this simply because my skin has changed a lot since those oily days. I have more of a combination skin now, so i need a little more hydration than this could provide, hence i've moved elsewhere. But I would still recommend this for truly oily skin girls who want basic good moisturizers that doesnt clog pores
I really wanted this product to work for me. But it didn't. I bought this after I developed a mild acne outbreak on my forehead. My skin was oily but dry and flaking at the same time. When I applied this on my face. It made my face itch when I perspired. It does have its merits- it made my skin feel soft and supple. Maybe it was just my fussy skin reacting to something in this moisturizer.
For a high street product, this is incredible.
As someone who suffers cruelly from oily skin, I bought this as a last hope having been unable to find anything that would actually sink into my skin and not sit on it, causing my make up to slide off like cake mix!
And this was it. Its quite an odd texture but it seeps into the skin wonderfully and doesn't leave a film of any kind. The smell is minimal and very refreshing. This is a brilliant light weight product, ideal for summer.