Simple Kind City Skin campaign

simple city skin Simple, the sensitive skin experts, have come up with a great campaign to raise awareness of skin as part of a whole and how we often neglect the effects of external agents that can affect the way our skin looks. Especially when you live in the city, susceptible to pollution and added stress from a fast-paced life. Continue reading

Product review: Simple Kind to Skin+ Perfecting Beauty Balm (BB cream)

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Love the Kind to Skin+ package designs!

I must say, before anything, I am not a fan of BB creams. For someone like me, who looks for a full coverage, BB creams just don’t quite cut it.

I was, however, pleasantly surprised with Simple’s very first BBC cream, part of their Kind to Skin+ range.

What I really like about it is that, even though they only have one colour, it did blend extremely well on my face. And over at the event, there were a few bloggers, with different skin tones and they all seem to share this opinion. Also, the coverage is very good. One day, I even wore it on its on (with a bit of powder to set) and it was fine!

It blends very well, absorbs quickly and the finish is very sheer and natural; in terms of colour and coverage is great!

I also tried it as a primer. This worked alright, it didn’t actually make the make-up last longer (which is not really this product’s job, but hey, gotta try!), but made it look good.

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Well pigmented, very good coverage

The thing I don’t like about this is that it has light reflecting particles. Although I am a massive fan of the glow they give, because of my skin condition, any shimmer will only make scars more evident, so I have been using matte products only for a very long time now.

For this reason alone,  I don’t think this product is particularly suitable for me. Had the particles not been there, I think Simple could probably have made me change my mind about BB creams. Now, that is something!

As other Simple products, it is suitable for sensitive skin; it has no fragrance (love that – again!), SPF 15, ginger root extract, bisabolol, sweet almond and sunflower seed oils.

If you have much better skin than me (which most people do anyway), I think this is a little gem – and for an RRP of £8.99, you should definitely try (currently at Superdrug for £5.99!!!). It is an item of make-up that also cares for your skin and will give you that nice glow!

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This is the kind of lovely glow this product gives your skin!

You can find more information on the Simple website.

This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Product review: Simple Kind to Skin+ Protecting moisture cream with SPF30

simple protecting moisturiser spf30After attending the Simple Skincare bloggers event, it was no secret the new Kind to Skin+ range product that I was most excited about was the Protecting moisture cream with SPF30 – obviously, because I love Simple face moisturisers, but mainly because it has a very decent sun protection, very handy for for a sun-from-face-blocking person like myself.

And this moisturiser didn’t disappoint me; it has become one of my daily staples. The cream is very light; it is quickly absorbed by the skin and sits really well under make up. It has no fragrance which I love – I always mention that on Simple products, but this is quite important to me!

It contains vitamins E and B3, glycerin and almond oil to nourish and protect the skin.

And best of all, it has a super SPF 30. Oh, wait – if you think it cannot get any better, its RRP is of only £6.99. Yes, you heard it right. A protecting day moisturiser  with a respectable SPF for less than £7. I am impressed. Very.

The Simple Kind to Skin+range is already available at Superdrug and is on offer for an amazing £4.99. Seriously, 1/3 off. Cannot be missed!

You can find more information on the Simple website.

This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Product review: Simple revitalising eye roll-on

simple eye roll-onMy poor eyes usually wake up feeling quite exhausted and a bit puffy. I suffer from allergies and when I get up in the morning my eyes are in a bit of a state, so I really welcomed the Simple eye roll-on to my drawer.

What I really like about eye roll-ons is the massage it offers around the eye; gently, if physically pushes away the puffiness, leaving behind some skin loving ingredients and a bit of hydration, complementing my night eye cream work. I love that the roll-on ball is metal, so it is quite refreshing too!!! After application, the area around my eyes feels calmer.

The Simple revitalising eye roll-on has cucumber extract (you know, you don’t need cucumber slices anymore!) and pro-vitamins B5 and B3, glycerin and lupin extract, so what stays after your mini massage is going to care for that all delicate eye-area!simple eye roll-on

Having tried similar products from premium brands before, I can say that this products has the same effects of something a few times its price and for me, works great for what I need!

You can find more information on the eye roll-on and other products on the Simple website.

Product review: Simple Sunkissed face moisturiser

simple sun kissed moisturiserThe funny thing about this one is that I was talking to my mum about how much I needed a product to lightly tan my face (as I use sun block), to make it go a bit more with my body and minimise the need of a bronzer, on the day I got offered this Simple Sunkissed face moisturiser. Fate?

This product is very similar in consistency, colour  and the way it feels/moisturisers the skin to the Radiance moisturiser I reviewed a while ago but witha dded gentle tanning agents to create a light sunkissed glow, without the nasty smell, streaking or the dreaded orangeness.

Have to say the tanning effect  is extremely subtle, especially on me, as I have olive skin, but I noticed the difference after a couple weeks using it, the skin is really just looking healthier, not really darker or even worse, dirty! I suppose if you have lighter skin, you will probably notice the effect a bit more than me.

So I really like this one as I top up my body tan with self tanning lotions, but I think they are not the right thing to put in your face. And some days I even ditched the bronzer that brings my face colour closer to my body colour, so thumbs up!

More information about it here, and it retails for a reasonable £4.99!

This post contains PR samples, however, this review is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Product review: Simple Regeneration age resisting eye cream

simple regeneration eye creamEye creams have been part of my routine for a few years now. When I use certain acne products on my face, I feel the skin around my eye feels and looks extra dry, which makes it favorable to expression lines to appear, so I do what I can to keep the area around my peepers extra hydrated.

My eyes are very sensitive, meaning the last eye creams I have been using irritated them a bit, making me wake up with an urgent need to wash my eyes and put some eyedrops in, so it was really nice to get this Simple age resisting eye cream, part of their Regeneration range.

The cream is very light and it has a watery milk colour, spreads and absorbs really well and quickly. A small amount goes a long way. Before I started using it, I had noticed more dryness than usual around my eyes, probably a combination of weather change and medication for my skin, but this certainly did the trick!

What they say:

“Our Regeneration Age Resisting Eye Cream is a special blend of ingredients that helps to repair and protect the delicate skin around your eyes. Perfect for even sensitive skin.”

“Our special blend of Simple moisturising goodness containing Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Mushroom Extract, Oat-Beta Glucan, Allantoin, Ginkgo Biloba, Shea Butter and Green Tea Extract, helps to moisturise, soften and tone the skin and help fight the signs of premature ageing.”

It contains 6 skin loving nutrients and 2 vital vitamins, as they point out in the pack, which is also simple and functional. It retails at £6.99 for 15ml, an amazing price for an eye cream, if you ask me, and you can find out more about it and the range here.

This post contains PR samples, however, this review is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Product review: Simple Regeneration age resisting night cream

simple regeneration night  creamIt is no secret I am past my 20’s and that the fact I suffered from acne for most of my life means my main focus has only been attacking the blemishes and less on age defence and deep hydration.

Recently,I decided it was probably past the time to combine both, as breakouts are still happening but I cannot stand the aggression of anti-acne products any longer.

So I really welcomed this Simple night cream, part of their Regneration age resisting range, which “contains a special blend of active ingredients to repair and protect your skin whilst defending it from the early signs of ageing”. I knew Simple, but only their Kind to Skin range, so was pleasantly surprised at the breadth of their different ranges, aiming at different skin concerns.

The moisturiser is very light, which surprised me as it is a night cream, so no greasy feeling. As other Simple products, it is fragrance free, which I really like. It has a medium consistency, absorbs really well and I applied in the face and neck at night, of course, and in the morning, my skin woke up hydrated, soft, non greasy, a bit plumper and calmer, including my breakout areas.

Here’s what they say:

“Our special blend of Simple moisturising goodness containing Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Mushroom Extract, Oat-Beta Glucan, Chamomile, Ginkgo Biloba, Borage Seed Oil, Shea Butter and Green Tea Extract, helps to moisturise, soften and tone the skin and help fight the signs of premature ageing.

No perfume, no colour, no unnecessary ingredients so it won’t upset your skin, dermatologically tested and approved”

I’ve been using it daily and can say I am very happy with the product. The packaging is simple, in an very easy to use pump, clip top, with the trademark green branding of Simple products. At £5.99, this night cream is truly amazing value!!!

You can find the Regeneration as well as other great Simple ranges here.

This post contains PR samples, however, this review is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.