Just wanted to write a quick post after trying a couple of great items from the Simple skincare line. These products have been around for awhile and claim to be designed for generally sensitive skin, and their price point is pretty similar to Neutrogena’s and Almay — often times you can even often find them at BOGO 50% off at Ulta, which is where I decided I wanted to give these a try.
If you’ve been following my blog these last few months, you probably know my skin has gotten a little more sensitive, and while I appreciate a deep-cleaning product that I can feel, generally I know it’s probably not the greatest for my skin type anymore. I’m so happy that this brand seems to be effective and is gentle on my skin!
Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes: These are sold at Ulta for $8.99 for a 2-pack with 20 each, and you can also buy them for $4.99 for 1 pack. I’ve always thought that all facial wipes inevitably leave some type of residue because they need to contain ingredients that are able to remove whatever is on your face, without the need for water. I didn’t think the perfect cleansing wipes existed, so it was always a matter of balancing price, effectiveness, scent.
The first time I opened the packaging, I was surprised that there was NO smell, and was concerned that the wipes wouldn’t remove anything! However, I wiped it around my face and eye makeup, and my eyeliner and mascara was definitely removed, along with my foundation. My face also didn’t tingle at all, and after I was done, it literally felt like I had just washed my face with cleanser and water.
Simple Skincare Cleansing Micellar Water: This was $7.99 at Ulta, which I think is slightly more expensive than stores like Target and CVS, but Ulta had the BOGO 50% off deal so I knew it was still cheaper to buy it there. The only other Micellar water I had used prior to trying this was the Sephora one that I bought on a whim while I was at the VIB Rouge shopping event. I used it a couple times but didn’t really like it, and for $12, I didn’t think it was worth keeping.
In this item’s case, I’ve read a lot of great reviews so I decided to give it a try. After I applied it on a cotton pad and wiped it all over my face, I could tell it did a great job of removing my makeup. I also didn’t feel any tingling while using it, and of course, no smell either 🙂
As I’m wrapping up this post, I realized these would be wonderful products if you’re going on a camping trip or exploring in areas where running water isn’t so easy to come by. They don’t need to be used for solely makeup removal — just cleaning yourself after a long day of being outside would be just as good of a reason. Both the products left my face feeling truly clean and non-drying, but I tend to use facial wipes all the time, so I would choose that over the micellar water if I had to.
Feel free to comment about your experiences with these products, and as always, thank you for reading!