Brand Overview | New Simple Skincare Products

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

You may already know, but back in July, I was lucky enough to be part of a special sneak peak event for Simple Skincare

So, disclaimer, yes the products in this article were given to me for free, but I was only invited cause I'm a big fan to begin with. I regularly spend my own money on this brand, and I've loved them for YEARS. So there. All opinions are my own. 

This PR event was to introduce 3 new products. You might have seen them pop up at your local drugstores. I've been testing them out since then, but wanted to wait until I could form a complete opinion, and until they were easily accessible for you guys!
a picture of  Simple Skincare ; Cleansing Wipes, Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover, Hydrating Cleansing Oil #Makeup4MakeUp

These products are all about makeup removal, and treating your skin after wearing a full face all day, hence the hashtag #MakeUp4Makeup.

I'll go in order of use... Did you know I've been using cleansing wipes wrong my whole life? LOL I would just whip one out and go to town on my face. But no...You want to start at the outer edge of your face, working your way to the middle, without dragging it to the rest of your face. Why? The center of your face (I.E. T-Zone and such) is the dirtiest. Oil, dirt, makeup build up...You get it. Well if you drag that nasty all over your face, you're spreading the bacteria, canceling what you've already done and making yourself susceptible for breakouts. I know. Life changing. 
a picture of Simple Skincare (New and Improved) Cleansing Makeup Wipes
a picture of Simple Skincare (New and Improved) Cleansing Makeup Wipes
(New and Improved) Cleansing Makeup Wipes : Now, I already loved the originals...Do I notice a difference? Not really. I mean, they're great. They've been improved with better, softer fibers and the packaging now has Aqua-Lock™ technology, to make sure your last wipe is as moist of the first. Bottom line, if you liked to originals, you'll like these, and I guess you get more bang for your buck!

Once I've gotten the most of my makeup off, I go over the eye area to make sure I get every last bit of mascara and stuff. 
a picture of  Simple Skincare Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover
a picture of  Simple Skincare Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover
Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover : I'm so glad they came out with this. I had tried the Eye Make-up Remover Pads before and HATED them. I found them to be irritating and didn't really seem to remove much. However, this stuff is the bomb dot com. If you've been following me long enough, you know that my holy grail is the Lancôme BI-FACIL Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover because nothing is as gentle and effective. Until now... My eyes and bank account are so happy!

Then to make sure my face is COMPLETELY make up free and refreshed, I massage this oil onto dry skin, then wet my fingers and as expected, it turns into a sorta foamy/milky cleanser, then with a wet wash cloth, I make sure I get everything off, and then pat dry. BOOM!
a picture of Simple Skincare Hydrating Cleansing Oil
Hydrating Cleansing Oil : I was a bit nervous about this, because I have combo/oily skin, and am very picky about cleansing oils. This being hydrating, made me worry it might be too thick and non compatible with my skin. This is essentially just grapeseed oil so it's actually quite light, and has vitamin A & E. Result, clean, bright, healthy skin. If I'm using this at night time, I will follow with my cleanser and regular routine, but if I'm removing during the day, this is perfect to make sure my skin is clean and refreshed, and I don't feel the need to moisturize afterwards (since I'll get back in there before bed time)

So there you have it! This is the perfect, budget and skin friendly, makeup removal routine. I cannot recommend these products enough! 

What are your go to products to take the day off?

Talk to you soon!
-Xoxo, Val

1 comment

  1. It's so lovely that Simple recognised you are a fan and decided to partner up with you on this! I love Simple, too; I really trust them with my skin. I often use their micellar wipes to remove my makeup and follow up with their light moisturiser xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle