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Friday, 6 September 2013

/ beauty / review / Simple / Kind to skin / facial care

And here we have the replacements for my No7 products. I have always looked at Simple from afar- never quite willingly buying into their skincare brand which manages to not put too much in. They don't just sell the products, Simple push a way of life - encouraging a healthy straightforward lifestyle. I wasn't quite ready to commit to giving up sugar and eating more vegetables but I did spend a lot of time scouring their website, pretty informative I think you'll find. 

This is a very calm review.

My splurge was surprisingly low in cost:

The cleanser

I bought mine from Waitrose, but you can grab yours at Boots and stock up on your points! 

Simple state to use this cleanser both 'morning and night', and without artifical perfume, colour or harsh chemicals they promise it won't upset your skin. Made with a blend of multi-vitamins (including B5 and E), skin loving ingredients and gentle cleansers to cleanse drier skin keeping it smooth and softened. 

I liked this cleanser, it was very gentle, and although it doesn't have a perfume it smelt pretty 'nice'. I can't get ultra excited, because I feel the point of Simple is to remain mellow and calm. It worked, I felt cleansed and refreshed and it was nice. 

Simple goodness.


So Simple have given us a 100% alcohol free toner, using Pro-Vitamin B5, Pro-Vitamin B3, Chamomile, Witch Hazel and Allantoin to keep your skin looking clarified and refreshed.

Unlike a lot of toners this one didn't make my skin feel 'tight'. Now I don't know if that's a good thing, because I kind of like that you can feel it work, but this bad boy just went onto my skin like water. And I can honestly say - who knows if it worked (aside from the obvious soothing effect) because my skin was fairly clear before, and it stayed clear. Perhaps courtesy of the toner. Perhaps not. 

I like it though. 

The moisturiser

Supposed to provide moisture for 12 hours this moisturiser is a 'perfect blend of multi-vitamins and skin loving ingredients' to keep your skin pampered. Should leave your skin looking natural and healthy without the use of artificial perfume or colours

YES to this. I liked it. Strongest emotional response to a Simple product. Enjoyed, liked and will continue to use again. My skin definitely felt hydrated all day and there was no lingering weird smell or other issues. It absorbed super quickly and made my face feel yummy. 

It definitely exceeded my expectations, the product is actually wonderful. The lotion itself is quite thick so doesn't completely vanish, but I believe this is due to the mineral oil. Unfortunately that can play havoc with some peoples skin so be careful if you choose this!


Simple don't use any animal derived products and are keen to remind you to 'let your inner beauty shine' with the help of their gentle and loving creams and lotions. 

I kind of like this stuff, but it's just so gentle. If I had sensitive skin and couldn't tolerate anything stronger then this would be the product for me however my skin actually can. So as obvious as it sounds, despite being amazingly soothing I'm going to find something that gives me a bit more oomph.

What I mean is that when I'm not wearing make-up or gunk on my face these products are perfect. However, if I have had a long day outside and am covered in foundation I need a more robust set of cleansing products. I guess I am blessed to not have particularly sensitive skin - this is not taken for granted!

I will recommend the trickstery trio - purely because they had no negative affects on my skin.

What next! You'll just have to wait and see...

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