Great gentle cleanser that moisturizes my face. It's strong enough to remove make-up but it doesn't leave my face dry like some other cleansers do. It smells nice and doesn't cost a lot and does what I want it to do. What more could you ask for?
First off, let me explain my skin experience. My face has been through a cycle of terribleness. In my early teens, I was oily and acne-prone. Then I became normal skin. Then I became dry and acne-prone... few years later... mild cystic acne. Now I have combination skin (some dry patches... but fairly normal), however, I have bad scarring and sensitive skin (as in, I found out only recently that majority of my breakouts happened because of the cleansers I was trying. It just so happens, I'm allergic to benzyl peroxide--- one of the leading ingredients in most cleansers). I tried several "sensitive skin"- friendly products from other companies and was left unhappy with many products.
All I can say now is... I am so happy Simple came to the US. I started out using their scrub originally and loved it so much that i wanted to try more products of their line. I purchased a moisturizer and this facial wash. This facial wash does not dry me out at all. There is a slight citrus smell to it, but disappears as soon as it's rinsed off. Even though it is for soap-free, you do feel like you are washing your face. There isn't a residue left on. It has just worked wonders on my skin.
Simple is a pretty affordable line (and they go on sale frequently!) and I say if you are wondering whether you should try this company's stuff or not, definitely try! I've been trying their things for about 6 months or so (since I saw Simple skincare in stores) and have been happy.
I've been using this product for 5 years, as this is how long the brand has been in Australia. I have never looked to or moved to another brand is pretty telling of why I stick to it, and I'm the type that is rarely satisfied when it comes to skin products. Before you call me cheap, I have tried brands such as La Prarie, Lancome, Estee Lauder in terms of face wash. I've disliked them all compared to Simple.
I have sensitive dryish skin, and this is one of my favourite washes when it does get hot and sticky. It has a very faint lemony scent, although it is fragrance free, so I'm unsure where this light scent comes from. I only need to use a pea sized amount each time I use this so one tube lasts me almost a year.
I cannot stress that this is a wash for normal to dry skin, as it is not drying at all and hence oily skin might dislike it and want the super "clean" feeling.
If you have dry skin, or is hitting winter, give this a go as I cannot recommended it more.
This product comes out of the tube and sits on your hand like a glob of mucus. Not pleasant to use. Low foaming (I know that means there are no sulfates). I like a product that has a nice light scent, foams moderately, and spreads easily over the skin. If this falls off your hand before you get a chance to mix it with water and will sit in the sink and stay there until you rub it away.
I have been using this facial product for about 2-3 weeks and i absoutley love it! Sure i still have a couple of bumps but it just keeps getting better! I have oily skin and it is very drying so i have to use a face lotion which I like cause i hate when products makes my face EVEN MORE oily. If u have dry skin you just have to use a heavy duty lotion but if you have oily skin like me it is definitley recommeded!
This seemed to be a fairly good, drugstore-brand cleanser. It foams just enough, is an average cleanser, and doesn't leave your skin as dry as some other rinse-off cleansers. However, after three days of use it broke me out. I know it was this, as I only ever change one thing in my skincare routine at any one time. So I won't be using this, and wouldn't recommend it to others with sensitive skin. Back to my expensive Clarins cleanser, even though my budget can't really stretch to it...
I want to start off by saying that this is my HG product... The ONLY HG product I have at the moment. The price is very fair and it definitely gets the job done. My face always felt dirty and dry, which in return made me crazy. I literally scrubbed my face with a washcloth trying to get the dry skin to go away. Long story short this has saved my life! It's a very gentle, moisturizing face wash! I scrub away and then leave it sit for a minute and it works wonders. My face is refreshed, clean and moisturized! I've repurchased several times and will continue to do so. Give it a try! The whole simple line is wonderful. You won't regret it :)
I have been struggling from adult acne for the past year. When i'd wake up i'd see a minimum of 1 new pimple on my face. im not sure what triggered it but I tried so many different products, even exposed skin care, but nothing worked. I decided to try my luck with this one, and it worked! my skin became clearer and healthier! even my fiancee noticed that my skin looked great! there are times when my skin would feel a bit dry when using this product but moisturizer can balance it out. This product is definitely worth a try :) EDIT!!!! about 3-4 weeks of using this product, pimples started popping out again, and though it says moisturising on the tube, it dried my face out really bad! i stopped using it bec. it stopped working for me. im so disappointed bec. this WAS the only cleanser that worked for me.
I bought this at a chemist along with some other Simple products after hearing some good things about this product line, but I have to say, I'm quite disappointed with this cleanser.
After about a week of using it, I started getting these red, bumpy spots on my face that I've never had before and my skin felt really dry. I didn't think it was the cleanser that caused it at first, but then it started getting worse, so I decided to stop using it to test whether it was actually the cause and after a while, my spots started to clear up. I also noticed, when looking at the ingredients on the back, that it contained Sodium Saureth Sulfate and other various chemicals that are known to be irritable to the skin, and this was what I think caused those lumpy blotches on my face.
Unfortunately, I won't be repurchasing this product again.
Earlier this year I decided to buy one of Simple's cleansers as I know it is safe to use and good for sensitive skin. Previously I have used cleansers that were not good for sensitive skin and broke me out badly, so I felt a bit wary on this but I was very pleased with the results! It leaves my skin very smooth and fresh. I bought the rich moisturiser to go with it and the soothing toner today. Still to try them out, but hopefully they're as good as this cleanser! This is certainly one of the best cleansers in the Simple range, and I don't plan on changing my cleanser now and I'll occasionally use oatmeal on my skin for a change. I strongly recommend this! :)