03.12.2015
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Kind to Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser
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4.2 fl. oz. for $10.99
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:03.12.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This moisturizer’s formula is as ordinary and do-nothing as it gets in the world of skin care. Yes, it’s fragrance-free but it’s also free of a range of ingredients all skin types need to become healthier and look younger—and that includes sensitive skin. Where are the soothing agents and mix of barrier repair ingredients to help strengthen sensitive skin? You get a couple of those, but the rest is just standard thickeners and film-forming agent with teeny-tiny amounts of amino acids. Big deal!

Note: The U.S. name for this product is Replenishing Rich Moisturizer.

Claims

Our Replenishing Rich Moisturizer leaves your skin replenished and nourished all day long, plus it's a perfect blend of our purest possible skin loving ingredients with an added vitamin.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl 3 Methylglucose Distearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Polyacrylamide, Stearic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Caprylyl Glycol, Laureth 7, Allantoin, Pentylene Glycol, Bisabolol, Disodium EDTA, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Serine, Sodium Hydroxide, Urea, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol

Brand Overview

Simple At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; Simple provides complete product ingredient lists on its Web site; good makeup removers; a few cleansers for sensitive skin; all of the sunscreens provide sufficient UVA protection.

Weaknesses: Poor selection of products for oily, acne-prone skin; no options for those with discolorations; several products that claim to be great for sensitive skin but contain ingredients that will make sensitive skin worse; mostly unexciting, dated moisturizers, especially those in the Regeneration or Repair lines.

Simple is a United Kingdom–based skin-care line whose self-described claim to fame is that they're the "pre-eminent brand of skincare and toiletries products developed especially for sensitive skin." They also claim to be the United Kingdom's No. 1 skin care-brand, as measured by units sold, and given the line's wide distribution and low price point, the sales figures are probably accurate. But, although their sales claim may be accurate, Simple's claims about their products being good for sensitive skin are spurious at best because too many of the ingredients are completely inappropriate for sensitive skin.

Simple skin care states the following: “Our philosophy is: Simple says - never use perfumes, dyes or harsh irritants that can upset your skin. Simple says - settle for only the purest possible ingredients.  Simple says - trust the natural goodness in all of our products especially for sensitive skin.” Although that's a good philosophy, most Simple products don’t live up to their lofty goals. There are fragrant ingredients in many of their products, they use potentially irritating preservatives in some of their products, their sun protection products use synthetic sunscreen ingredients which aren’t the best for sensitive skin, and many of their ingredients are not natural (we know their claim of natural goodness doesn’t say outright that they only use natural ingredients but many consumers will think that’s what's being implied)

Unfortunately, there are no standards in Europe or anywhere else that regulate which cosmetic products can be deemed suitable for sensitive skin and which cannot. Therefore, any company can make that claim for its products, regardless of what the products contain. It's not all bad news though, as several of Simple's products are fragrance-free, which is a key starting point for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

As mentioned above, the price point for Simple is low; in fact, it is one of the least expensive cosmetic brands you’ll find in the United Kingdom (and a small assortment of their products are sold in the U.S., too). We are all for consumers getting more for their money, but in most cases with Simple you're being shortchanged, and that’s not the way to save money. Most of their products are either very basic or the frills and good ingredients are but a dusting in an otherwise ordinary formula. There are few outstanding products in this line, which is similar throughout the industry.

The anti-aging products are a great example of Simple's combination of low prices and lofty claims, with nary an ingredient on the list capable of delivering any benefit over and above a Band-Aid®. Even the most state-of-the-art moisturizers and anti-aging products won't bring about a significant reduction in wrinkles or other signs of aging, but using well-formulated products (and they don't have to be expensive) helps a great deal. Overall the folks behind Simple took their name too literally.

For more information about Simple, call 0121-712-6523 or visit www.simple.co.uk.

Note: All prices are given in United States currency.

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10.24.2014
Okay Moisturizer

I have been using this product for over a year now and it doesn't seem to be horrible. It doesn't cause any significant breakouts. However my skin type is combo to oily. Is this not good for my skin type? It seems lightweight actually and provides me with the moisture I like. I'm going to be trying out one of your BHA's soon so I hope this moisturizer is okay to use with it. I would switch it up, but I need to change one at a time.

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