**Disclaimer – I’ve purchased these products for myself. All opinions are my own and 100% bluntly honest**
Surprise – a review that’s neither Graze nor LUSH! At the moment in Newcastle the wind is pretty fierce and seeing as I’m out the house a fair bit with the dogs, I’ve found it essential to moisturise my face regularly. I’ll admit that normally I only bother when my skin feels particularly dry, but after using this product every morning and most evenings for the past week, the results have been even better than expected.
Simple Spotless Skin Anti-Blemish Moisturiser 75ml/£4.59 (Boots.com price)
Simple says: ‘Smile, it’s Simple. Get results from day 1 with our Spotless Skin Anti-Blemish Moisturiser. It’s a perfect blend of spot fighting ingredients and natural antibacterial goodness to maintain moisture levels throughout the day and giving long lasting shine control. Perfect for even sensitive skin.’
For ages Simple products were the only things I could use on my skin it was that sensitive. Even now that I’m gradually using other brands, I always fall back on Simple when looking for facial products. I’ll be honest though, I usually wait until they are on offer or use my bonus points when purchasing this brand, just to justify the additional expense when compared to own brands. Anyway I think I got this from Sainsbury’s when it was on offer before I came back to uni.
As I’ve mentioned previously, my skin only has occasional break outs, so I thought this moisturiser would be ideal to nip blemishes in the bud before they went horrendous. Like it says on the tube, I could see small results from day 1, which is always promising. I’d say it takes about three days for most blemishes to go down, which is pretty decent. My skin is left feeling smooth and relaxed after application and throughout the day. Any blemishes threatening to appear feel a little tingly at first, but I take that as reassurance that the product is doing what it advertises.
I only ever use about a garden pea amount, which I squeeze onto the back of one hand and apply it with my ring finger in a circular motion, massaging it into my face. The product does seem rather thick, but it isn’t runny, which I’d always rather have, especially in this drying weather. I even mixed some in with my foundation the other day to make a tinted moisturiser and it went on just as evenly. It absorbs quickly into the skin and the effects can be felt throughout the day.
Simple claim that it has no perfume in, but it does have a clean smell – I think it’s a slight whiff of the chamomile that’s in it – but it’s a pleasant smell. It adds to the refreshing feel of the moisturiser. I think this is my favourite facial moisturiser that I’ve tried so far (I know it’s my first review of one, but I have tried many in the past) and it truly has been a lifesaver in this biting wind. I’ll definitely repurchase or try another similar product from Simple in the future.
- Moisturising strength: 5/5
- Anti-blemish: 4/5 (it’s not an instant relief product)
- Scent: 5/5 (Minimal though it is)
- Value for money: 5/5
- Overall: 5/5