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Back to Basics – Simple Skincare

March 19, 2014
Simple Skincare - face scrub, face wipes, light moisturiser

Simple Skincare - face scrub, face wipes, light moisturiser


Long before I became a beauty blogger with a mountain of skincare products that threatens to topple and kill me any minute I only used one brand and that was Simple.

Today I picked a few products up on a whim (as they were an amazingly cheap 3 for £5!) to see if they still live up to my memories now that I’ve been tainted with the world of high end skincare, and I have to say I feel cheated, they are every bit as amazing as I remember!

There are lots of things I like about Simple as a brand, they are completely vegan and contain no artificial perfume, colour or harsh chemicals making them great for all skin types, but especially those with sensitive skin or allergies.


Simple Skincare

Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Wipes Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Wipes

I haven’t used face-wipes for ages (with the exception of festival season where they are an -essential-) but I’ll admit that there are times where I wish I had a wipe at hand when I’m just too tired to go through the rigmarole of a five step skincare routine before bed. You get 25 wipes in a pack and they are much thicker and softer than any other wipes I have tried. They contain no alcohol or oil and are enriched with pro-vitamin B5 and Vitamin E.

Depending on how much make-up I have on I can usually get the whole lot off with only one wipe. Stage make-up takes two but do then it is primed and prepped to last up to running around a sweaty stage!


Simple Kind To Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub

Simple Kind To Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub

We all love a good exfoliate, right? I certainly do, I have greasy skin prone to breakouts and blackheads and sometimes only a deep scrub will do the job! After only one use I can see why I used to love this scrub so much. It has fine rice granules that feel quite chunky in comparison to the microdermabrasion scrubs I’ve favoured of late, yet they work just as well. One use left my skin looking clearer and fresher without drying out at all.


Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser

Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser

This was the first moisturiser I purchased way back in my teens when dinosaurs roamed the earth.  As with the face wipes it is enriched with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, and is equally friendly on sensitive skin. It’s a very light moisturiser and absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy or oily feel.

I do think you can feel a price-difference with moisturisers and though this does do the job it doesn’t quite leave the same silky feeling as my beloved L’Occitane Angelica Hydration Cream (but really with a £27 price difference you can’t complain!) it more than suffices for a general purpose day to day moisturiser.

My only serious qualm with this is that it doesn’t contain any SPF, but as my foundation does (plus the fact I don’t take my pale goth skin anywhere near sunshine without dedicated factor 50) I can get by.


I’ve completely re-sparked my love for Simple as a brand and will definitely be picking up a few old favourites (and some new products I’ve not yet tried!) soon.

At the moment Simple are 3 for £5 from Sainsburys, but you can always find them on special offer at Boots and Superdrug.

Have you tried Simple skincare, what are your favourites from the range?

Totally hellbent for a trip down skincare memory lane

– Gem

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October 2013 Bargains

October 25, 2013

October Bargains

For those who may not know, I am now in me second month of self-employment. Working from home has it’s perks, but it does mean I have had to curb my enthusiasm for the purchasing of ad-hoc beauty products and really take control of my spending habits.

Going from a relatively well paid job, to one that has no certainty of ever having money again is quite a daunting leap and has meant I’ve had two months of strict budgeting, which has also forced it’s way into my beauty lifestyle.

Although I have hundreds of cleansers, toners, wipes, micellar solutions and expensive exfoliating scrubs I can’t resist the urge to pick up more when I’m out and about – this month however I ditched my ridiculous body care purchases for some bargain products and was actually very surprised.

Superdrug’s own Body Polish

I resisted the urge to buy expensive body scrub for every day use because I simply didn’t need it, I opted for this, the cheap and cheerful version of my usual Body Shop purchase. Although this is a polish, I was surprised by just how exfoliating this was and how beautiful the smell was. Sometimes I find Superdrug’s body wash’s  dry my skin out a lot but this was fine. Well worth the money and I will be sampling some of the other’s in their range.

You can pick this up online or in store at Superdrug for only 0.97p!

Tesco Cucumber Face Wipes

If there’s one thing I like to spend a little bit more on, it’s a decent face wipe. The difference in use is amazing. Running dangerously low on my usual Nivea Face Wipes however, I popped into the corner Tesco’s for some groceries and ended up picking these up instead of the Nivea wipes which were almost £2 more expensive than what I would pay for them. Knowing that I wouldn’t be going to my usual shop any time soon, I picked these up for £1.25 to give them a go.

They compare to Boot’s Cucumber face wipe, which I have always found to be pretty good. They managed to remove a full face of make up with little residue left so I am very impressed considering I wouldn’t have ever considered buying Tesco’s own brand face wipes before.

Next time your in store or doing your online grocery shop and in need of a cheap and cheerful facewipes you can get a pack of 25 for £0.99 in most Tesco’s.

Totally hellbent for saving all of the pennies