Monday 22 June 2015

Speed Review: Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash

I've previously veered away from Simple skincare because, whilst I'm not strict in my approach to natural beauty, it annoys me that the brand has sometimes been pitched as "pure" despite the inclusion of "nasties" such as parabens, SLS, etc.. That said, I like the eye makeup remover and the cleansing wipes are also rather good so when I received the Moisturising Facial Wash in a goodie bag at a recent event, I decided to give it a go.

I tend to use oil based cleansers as I find they have a balancing effect on my combination, acne prone skin so it's unlikely that this would appeal to me if I saw it on a shop shelf. Having said that, I appreciated the functionality of the tube packaging. What's more, the directions are clear and easy to follow.

The formula is a pearlised gel which needs to be worked into a lather in hands before applying to a dampened face. It was quick and easy to use, including in the shower. The gel created a very soft lather which felt pleasant on the skin. Additionally, it created a generous lather which is perhaps unsurprising given the inclusion of ingredients such as Sodium Laureth Sulphate but also meant that a little goes a long way & that the 150ml tube will last for some time. It has a fresh, delicate scent which is inoffensive. It felt refreshing to use, which I enjoyed particularly given the warmer weather.

The face wash rinsed away easily & removed my face makeup but because I avoided contact with the eye area, I needed to use a separate eye makeup remover.

Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash left my skin feeling "squeaky clean" which I didn't like because it felt as though my skin had been stripped. I'm not convinced by the moisturising claims because my skin felt tight following use and I definitely couldn't forgo moisturiser.

At just £3.39 for 150ml, Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash is incredibly wallet friendly. I also like that it's available in a travel friendly 50ml trial size for £1.29 but personally, I wouldn't repurchase because I don't like this format of cleanser.


  1. I use this face wash and i haven't made my mind up on it. Though it doesn't leave my skin feel tight like yours, i don't actually feel it does anything apart from cleaning my face. I'm also not going to repurchase it.

    Courtney |

  2. Great review. I have always wondered about this range/brand. It's a pity that what is labelled "kind to skin" in fact leaves one's skin feeling stripped and tight. I would hate to imagine what the range meant for oily skin would feel like -and suing this is meant for normal/sensitive skin.


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