I bought this after using the regular Simple light moisturizer it was okay but I wanted one with an SPF. Well, I have sensitive skin, so I figured this would be good no dyes etc. WRONG. I was so allergic to this. I was red and itchy all day long until I could get home and scrub it off. yikes. If you have any issues with your skin or allergies or anything stay AWAY. I now use Aveeno and so far I'm happy with it.
I really love this moisturiser, it moisturise my skin and it was really light. It feels good on my skin, it do not provide mineral oil which is perfect. It does not feel wet on my skin, not greasy at all. And I love the packaging, the first time I saw it on the rack it was green and white in colour. I will buy it again.
I have combination skin in the summer since I'm sweating constantly in the heat, but my sensitive skin behaves like it's very dry underneath. The winter means lots of flaking and chapping if I don't protect myself against the upper-midwestern wind chills of doom. In the summer, I prefer a moisturizer without mineral oil/petrochemicals since they irritate my sweaty skin into producing more sebum. I always require a moisturizer without fragrances and with any level of SPF and plump with skin-loving ingredients (this has allantoin, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, and glycerine.)
The texture is slightly watery with a waxy slip. This is where I run into problems. I don't mind a small amount of silicones in my moisturizer since I live in the wind belt and my skin seems to love it, but the waxiness... not so much. The emulsifiers (the products used to bind the beneficial ingredients to the water, glycerine, and silicones) all give a waxy coating to my skin. It felt like I had put a small amount of vaseline or mineral oil over my entire face.
I hate that I feel waxy after an hour and that it never goes away using this product. Oh well. Also, Simple is owned by Unilever, a company known for animal testing. Won't buy this product again on that principle, but also because that waxy feeling is just unpleasant in any sort of warmer weather since it doesn't even act as a buffer when the wind picks up. It does moisturize enough so my face doesn't feel tight and I didn't have any sort of allergic reaction or sensitivity from the product. Also, the SPF is very low to the point that it's relatively useless for that purpose.
This is a really great lotion! It does not make me look greasy like the neutrogena spf 35 lotion! It also works really well If you want to thin out your foundation for a more natural, tinted moisturizer type of look! I have tried to do this technique with other lotions but it just leaves my skin looking very oily!
I will start out by mentioning that I do not have particularly sensitive skin on my face. I can usually throw a multitude of products on and won't break out. I am used to tiny tiny blackheads (like 3) at any given time but otherwise generally clear skin. I am hitting 30 in a few months and figured I needed to switch to a moisturiser with an SPF to avoid the wrinkles.
Lovely light consistency that sinks into the skin well. Hygenic pump dispenser which gives out just the right amount to cover face and neck. Not sure how great this becomes when you get the end of the tub as I imagine there is a fair bit of waste where the pump cannot reach?? Price is great. I got this on promotion for about £3. SPF 15 isn't that high but is certainly better than nothing. I was fine the first two weeks of using this.
Week 3 I started to get a crop of zits around my nose and mouth. I carried on using the cream and thought it might just be my skin adjusting to something slightly heavier than the creams I've used before. The spots were not anything too spectacular and could certainly be sorted with more attention to my concealer/foundation etc. Week 4 and I have more spots than ever. :( Even on the side of my face which is normally super clear. The spots are raised and painful. Clearly the cream is not for me. I have been meticulous about cleansing at night time and don't like wasting a product but fear if I use it any longer I will turn into an acne-ridden 30 something. Switching back to Garnier tonight!!
I LOVE this lotion. I'd been using Clinique DDML for almost ten years and in the interest of adding an SPF to my daily routine, as well as saving money, I switched to the Olay Daily Lotion for Sensitive Skin with SPF 15. It worked fine, but the SPF often caused my eyes to water and burn, and it wasn't quite as moisturizing as I needed it to be, leaving me with a few visibly dry patches. I decided to try this, as it sounded really good and had great reviews on Target's website (but none on here, yet!).
This is a FANTASTIC lotion for those of us with sensitive skin. The SPF never stings or burns and you can't even tell it is there - no white film left behind. I do use it around/on my eyelids and no problems. It has a bit of a sunblock scent the first few uses but it's not strong/bothersome and you stop noticing it pretty quickly with regular use. The lotion feels wonderful with a gel-like consistency, that isn't thick, oily or gloppy at all. This stuff absorbs quickly, is a great base for makeup and moisturizes very well (no dry patches)! It doesn't irritate my combination/sensitive skin at all, nor has it caused any breakouts. This natural formula is so great. I feel like even in the relatively short time I've been using it, it has improved my complexion; my skin looks more even and feels really smooth. At only $10, this lotion is affordable but has the quality of a department store brand. This is the first Simple product I have tried but based on how good this is, I am definitely going to be trying more.
I highly, highly recommend this!
Update: Still LOVE this lotion, on my second bottle and everything I wrote previously holds true. I wanted to update because the SPF 15 seems measly, but the other day I spent several hours at the beach without any sunblock on (like an idiot) and just this face lotion on my face. My skin was BURNED to a painful crisp and my face was perfectly fine. Clearly the SPF 15, while not as good as 30, is nothing to be sneezed at.