Simple Skincare has been very popular for years in the UK, and now the line gradually making its way to the United States. Their new “Kind to Skin” collection is aimed at getting skincare “back to the basics” with gentle products that are perfume/dye free. The full line includes six items, but I’ll be reviewing the Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel.
This face wash is 100% soap free and contains Vitamin B5 to retain skin’s moisture. When I used the wash, my skin felt very clean and soft, but not moisturized. But since it’s just a face wash, you’ll be following it up with your regular face lotion anyhow. The ingredients are minimal, none are animal derived, and even though there are some big chemically-type names listed, they are mostly naturally derived as well.
The product is marketed as “pH balanced” however, the actual pH number is not listed. If you’ve read my other reviews on Bionic Beauty then you’ll remember how much controversy there is among skincare brands and what “pH balanced” truly means. So in summary, I do wonder if this face wash is pH “balanced at a neutral 7.0” or at 4.5-5.5 which is ideal for facial skin.
I think this product works fine as a face wash, and it’s very affordable! Personally, I recommend that you follow up immediately with your preferred face lotion/oil/moisturizer.
The Refreshing Facial Wash sells for $7.99 for a 5 ounce bottle. UK and Australian ladies can find Simple at your local drugstores or supermarkets. In the USA, you can order them from Duane Reade drugstore.
Facial Wash Gel ingredients: Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Chloride, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Sodium Hydroxide
Stay tuned because in a few days, I’ll be reviewing Simple’s Kind to Eyes makeup remover!
FTC Disclosure: This item was sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion in this article is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.