I’m Keeping It Simple With Simple Kind To Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion

by Gio

simple purifying cleansing lotion

Name: Kind To Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion
Brand: Simple
Size: 200ml
Price: £3.39

From Simple’s website:
Our Purifying Cleansing Lotion is a perfect blend of ingredients to gently cleanse drier skin to help keep it smooth and softened. Perfect for even sensitive skin.

What I liked:
– removes dirt and makeup well
– gentle, doesn’t irritate skin
– leaves skin soft

What I didn’t like:
– leaves an oily residue on the skin
– not suitable for oily and sensitive skin types

When it comes to shampoos and body washes, it’s all about the lather for me. Thick and foamy, it feels like it is really working, taking away all the grime that has somehow managed to accumulate on my body in just a day or two. Such a satisfying feeling!

So, you’d think that I’d be just as in love with foaming face cleansers. But you’d be wrong. I guess it’s because the first cleanser I ever used was a cleansing milk (from Nivea, if I remember correctly), but it’s towards foam-free lotions that I turn to to keep my face clean. Although I know that’s not necessarily the case, somehow they feel kinder to the skin.

Simple Kind To Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion is kind enough to my combination skin. The thick, but not dense lotion, spreads easily on my skin, quickly removing all traces of makeup and other impurities. On days I wear a full face of makeup (which is not often in this heat), I need two cotton balls to take everything off. Not bad.

Afterwards, my skin feels really soft and clean. And a bit oily. That’s the price to pay for using cleansers with oils. Hydrogenated palm kernel oil cleanses and nourishes skin well, but leaves a slightly greasy residue on the skin that needs to be removed. I could gladly do without that.

Oily skin should do without that. Mine is combo, only slightly oily on the t-zone, so this cleanser works well for me. But, if yours is oily and prone to breakouts, this could make things worse.

Sensitive skin should stay away from it too. That’s because it contains 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, a preservative that kills unwanted bacteria and fungi by producing formaldehyde. Although I have come to the conclusion that, in the tiny amounts used in cosmetics, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives don’t pose a hazard to human health, they can still cause irritations, particularly in sensitive skin. Hence my recommendation not to use them if your skin is easily irritated.

Overall, I like Simple Kind To Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion. It’s not perfect, but it does what it claims. That’s enough for me. For now. But, once my bottle is over, I doubt I’ll buy another one. I’m too fickle to stay faithful to one cleanser, and too lazy to keep removing the greasy residue for more than it’ll take me to finish the bottle.

Ingredients
Aqua, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Bisabobol, Pantolactone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Crosspolymer, EDTA, Methylparaben, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, BHT

Summary
Simple Kind To Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion is a simple cleanser that removes dirt and makeup well, quickly and gently. But it leaves a greasy residue on the skin, and is not suitable for oily and sensitive skin types.

Rating: 3.5/5

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