I really dislike this moisturizer with a passion. I thought I would give it a try since at the time I was trying another Simple product and it did not met my expectations. It claims to balance your oil, COMPLETE LIES! At first it did, but then within an hour my face was already turning oily. It did moisturize my skin I guess, so I'll give it that, but overall my face was one shiny mess at the end of the day. I even tried applying less to see if that did the tick and nope still oily. I even tried patting it on my face and nope, OILY! Don't waste your money on this.
I have super oily skin, my entire face would produce enough oil to deep fry chips!
I had rarely used a facial moisturiser in fear that it would produce more oil, give me breakouts or even just irritate my skin. On a random whim at Priceline I decided to give this product a shot. Since I started using it my face is sooo lovely and soft! No irritation at all, absorbs as soon as it hits your skin, you only need a tiny amount to cover your whole face so for the price its a bargain! Combined with other products my oily skin has reduced (minus my T-zone after a couple of hours, I'm not sure there's a miracle cure for that!)
I will keep buying this product because with the price, oil reduction and silky softness you really can't go wrong.
It also doesn't cause breakouts! My skin is prone to whiteheads, blackheads, regular acne and cyctic acne.
i do use simple's deep cleansing facial wash and toner. but i would not recommend using this moisturiser.
it does feel dry to the touch when i tested on my hand before buying. but it does make my skin feel suffocated and did cause a little bit of clogged pores. my skin also looks dull, and not hydrated from usage.
it may have suited those with dry skin, but not if you have combi skin and live in hot tropical area.
This product has very mixed reviews however I simple LOVE this product. For me, it does exactly what it says it does - balances the oil in my skin. I am unfortunate to suffer from oily skin so this works wonders, I use it every day after cleansing and toning and keeps any oil at bay. I think for the quantity that the bottle contains it is a little pricey but used in small quantities, it lasts a while.
This product is OK. Just OK. It does moisturize but it dosn't control oil. I've been breaking out a lot recently since I bought this product 2 weeks ago. I doubt it is this product that made me break out but I'm going to stop using it for a while a see if my skin clears up without it.
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.