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Simple Skincare | Simple Sense & Facial Wipe Myths

Simple was the first skincare brand I ever started using, back when my Stepmother bought me a range of their products when I was 12 years old. Ever since, I've always incorporated at least one of the brand's products into my skincare regime. Unfortunately, my skin has been going through a rough patch with post-surgery breakouts (more on that in my next surgery update post), so I've switched my skincare routine around completely. I recently attended an incredible Simple Skincare event in The Morgan Hotel, in celebration of their new online skincare survery; Simple Sense
Simple Sense is an interactive survey, that asks you questions based on your day to day life find a skincare (and lifestyle) routine best suited to you. Instead of just focusing in on skincare, Simple included diet, exercise and general wellbeing - as they all have a massive effect on our skin. Finding a routine suited to you can be massively overwhelming and confusing. Taking the Simple Sense survey is free to do, takes less than 5 minutes and gives you clear guidelines and advice. It's amazing!
I talked to four of Simple's experts at the event about my own skin, lifestyle and overall wellbeing and it was so informative, refreshing; it made me excited to give another routine a go and combat my problematic skin. 
One of the experts I spoke to was Caroline Frazer, a celebrity makeup artist and skincare expert. She was talking me through Simple's range of products, possible causes fo that Caroline highly recommended using Simple's face wipes, as most of us are lead to believe they're horrific to use on the skin regularly. Caroline herself said; "I've used face wipes on hundreds of people over the space of 15 years and in my experience, I've never had anyone react badly to Simple wipes. I wonder where the rumours are from in regards to them supposedly being so bad for your skin; I have not seen any evidence that proves that they're permanently damaging to the skin. If people have had bad reactions to wipes in the past, I'd suggest that they try Simple's range as they're designed for sensitive skin and contain the exact same skin-loving ingredients as our cleansers and washes do. We've spoken to technical researchers in the past about face wipes and the negative rumours surrounding them - they said that there's absolutely no problem with using them and that they don't have any long-term negative effects on the skin at all."
Caroline recommended that if you wear a lot of makeup, it'd be ideal to remove most of it with wipes but to then deep-cleanse the skin afterwards with a cream cleanser and toner. She advised that cleansing with your hands is the best method of all, as it exfoliates the skin, unclogs blocked pores and gives the skin immediate radiance as your increasing the blood flow.
I've used face wipes for years, personally as I find they're easy and effective when removing makeup - especially when you're tired and lacking in energy to do so after work or a night out. However, I stopped using them regularly after listening to the constant negativity surrounding them. I've had horrendous experiences with wipes in the past with them stinging my eyes, creating breakouts and many more skin problems for me. The only wipes I've repurchased are Simple's range and Boot's Cucumber Wipes. Simple's Cleansing Facial Wipes from their Kind To Skin range are phenomenal at removing makeup - even tough mascara, eyeliner and waterproof products. They're around €4 to buy, but you can buy two packs for €5 in most Penneys stores nationwide! I usually take the most of my makeup off with one wipe and then go in with a cream cleanser to remove it all. I've gone back to using a lot of Simple's products, as my skin is reacting badly to a lot of the higher-end heavy products I have in my stash. Sometimes I find it's best to go back to basics, especially if your skin is irritated.
I highly recommend giving Simple skincare products a go, especially if you'r skin tends to react badly to a lot of products. Of course, like any brand, some people have had bad reactions to their products but it's best to try them for yourself. The majority of people who try Simple, love it. They're affordable, kind to the skin and genuinely care and look after their customers as a brand. It was amazing meeting the Simple team; I genuinely haven't felt so confident with starting a new routine in years!

Do you use Simple skincare? What are your favourite products?
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26 comments

  1. I've never used Simple Skincare before, I'm pretty obsessed with Liz Earle's Range right now so I probably wouldn't buy it, but I'd try it if I were given a sample.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  2. I totally agree with you Leanne! I got a sample pack of the Simple face wipes once and I thought they worked amazingly on my finicky skin. It wasn't until trying two other brands face wipes that I realized how truly great they are! They don't leave an oily film on my face, like the others did, and they left my skin feeling really refreshed. I guess it depends on the brand of wipes that you use that give them a bad rap, but I agree with you that the Simple ones are great. Awesome post :)

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  3. omg im so glad you done this post! I also use simple and i was going to ask about your thoughts on them! So im glad thats been cleared up :)

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  4. I randomly picked these up as I was looking for face wipes and I absolutely love them. Definitely interested in trying out the rest of their skincare products now :)

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  5. I used to love the Simple exfoliator but I was put off the brand after I purchased the eye make up remover which instantly stung my eyes. You have definitely convinced me to give the brand another go. I'm intrigued about the face wipes as I have always had break outs from them from past experiences. xx
    Cupcakes And Cocaine

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    1. I was wondering if I was just me about the eye make up remover! OMG it stung the hell out of my eyes and I don't have that sensitive eyes or anything haha!

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  6. Aww I saw Beauty Crush using Simple's facial wipes too
    Must be real nice you using it too!
    So wanna try their products

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  7. I really like Simple moisturiser and face wipes. It frustrates me when people act like face wipes are the worst thing ever to happen to your skin when it's better than not removing your makeup at all! xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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  8. I've only just started using simple products, but their toner has done wonders for my skin! Definitely going to check out simple sense!

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  9. I love the simple moisturiser and wipes, so perfect :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  10. I adore Simple - I agree; it's always a good idea to chuck the complex things out of your routine because they can put your skin under so much stress!

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  11. Completely agree with you on this Leanne! I've been using Simple for years and I've never had any problems, love the range so much
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  12. I've had terrible experiences with Simple over the years. Their wipes burn and give my face a rash (I used them twice too be sure), the eye makeup remover stings the hell out of my eyes and the moisturiser soaked in and did nothing for my dry skin, it just stayed as dry as ever! Of course everyone is different and like you say you need to try it for yourself before judging but I found it very odd how I reacted to them as I don't have very problem skin at all. It made the problems haha! :D But glad it works for you and others! I find Vichy products great. Flippin' expensive but it works and lasts for me as least :)

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    1. I have had the exact same as you! My mum loves the stuff and it burns my skin off. Suitable for sensitive skin, my backside! x

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    2. It confuses the hell out of me how it works so well for some and then just fails so bad with others!

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  13. Simple things seem to irritate my skin! well, my face anyway! I do love their bodywash though. I love Boots cucumber wipes, they're so soothing on the skin! xox

    The Style Khaleesi

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  14. I love Simple products, I use the face wipes to remove my makeup at night time then go in with a cleanser afterwards. The light moisturiser is nice under makeup and the rich moisturiser is a better overnight moisturiser. I think the price tag is great and they are really gentle on the skin! Great post :)

    Chantelle x

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  15. Love simple
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  16. Simple is the only non-expensive brand of skincare I will use, I always have some on hand - currently their cleanser, wipes and eye makeup remover! Love how the wipes don't sting yet remove all make up as the wipe is actually wet enough which I've found other brands aren't! x

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  17. I love Simple - their night cream is THE best out there in my opinion, and I don't have to sell my worldly possessions to buy it again when I run out! x

    berriesandbags.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Wow! this is very good product review. It is very simple using for skin. Thanks for sharing nice information about facial skin care product..

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  19. I love Sun Putty.

    My skin looks great since I've been using it for 8 weeks. It is great for daily skin care and SPF 30 sun protection.

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  20. You have a wonderful work on this article. Exciting information about skin care. Thank you for your advice.Keep it.Best beauty products

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  21. Simple was the first skincare brand in the UK to create products with no perfume and no colour, designed to care for all skin types, even the most sensitiveMike Walden Review

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