The reason why I started this Blog is quite blurry, yes, it has been almost a decade ago. Long time AMW readers would probably know that I started this blog because I wanted to share my skincare journey! As much as I'm a make-up fanatic, I actually started with the love of "taking care of one's skin" that's when I started to hunt for good, quality products that would work for my sensitive skin.
Yes, I used to have extremely sensitive skin, I said "used to" because skin condition does change, and mine changed from Sensitive to Combination (Normal/Dry) because I may be doing something right with my skincare regimen.
Recently, UK's well-loved skincare brand called Simple Skincare arrived our shores! I was ecstatic because I have read so many positive reviews from my fellow International Beauty Bloggers. Though these products came in a bit late, for me, it's better Late than Never when it comes to products meant for sensitive skin.
What sets Simple Skincare apart from other skincare brands? Their products are free of color, harsh chemicals added with skin-loving ingredients that is specifically designed for users with sensitive skin.
Lucky enough, I got 3 of their top cleansing products to test --- the Micellar Cleansing Wipes, Micellar Cleansing Water and Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover.
Simple Micellar Cleansing Wipes (Php299.00)
"Simple Micellar Cleansing Wipes combining gentle and effective cleansing in one convenient product. These face wipes are made with our clever cleansing bubbles called Micelles which are smart enough to gently lift make-up and impurities out, including waterproof mascara, and unclog pores while instantly hydrating skin with just one wipe. Made with skin-loving ingredients, multi-vitamins and triple purified water Simple Micellar Wipes leave your skin feeling fresh and hydrated, perfect when you’re on-the-go."
Each sheet are sturdy enough to be used all over the face. I like the fact that these sheets doesn't tear-up easily so I can fold it up and use it many times on both sides of my face.
I always like to start by folding the sheet into a quarter and press gently on the eye area with eyes close just to remove eyebrow and eye makeup products. At this stage, I am not aiming to remove waterproof makeup (mascara, Eyeliners, etc..) because it is a bit hard to do so.
After removing most of the eye products, I fold the sheet again to the clean side and gently massage the cleansing cloth all over my skin to remove face products. Lastly, the last fold would go to my lipstick.
That said, I got all 4 corners of 1 side covered with dirt and makeup while the other side is clean for the other half of my face.
As seen on the right photo below, it does a great job removing MOST of the makeup. I like to use the Micellar Cleansing Wipes midday for quick change of makeup or for instant refreshing and retouch.
Both sides of the sheet covered with minimal makeup as I didn't have a lot of makeup on when I used the wipes.
Now on to the famous Micellar Cleansing Water and Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover. I believe both products working hand-to-hand are more effective together than alone! I'll tell you why....
Simple Micellar Cleansing Water (Php499.00 for 200ml / Php799.00 for 400ml)
"Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is our most advanced facial cleanser to date, yet it is gentle on even the most sensitive skin. A thorough face cleanser with Micelles, clever cleansing bubbles which are smart enough to gently lift make-up and impurities out and unclogs pores while instantly boosting skin hydration by 90% . Made with skin-loving ingredients, multi-vitamins, triple purified water, Simple Micellar Water leaves your skin feeling fresh and hydrated."Simple Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover (Php499.00)
"The skin around your eyes is the most delicate. Simple Kind to Skin Dual Effect Eye Make-up Remover cleanses effectively yet gently. It removes even stubborn, waterproof makeup while caring for skin and eyelashes. It is a bi-phase eye makeup remover, which means the formula is made of two parts, a caring cleansing oil with pro vitamin B5 and a purified water phase with vitamin E that, when shaken, dissolves waterproof makeup in one go. No harsh rubbing and no stinging on the eyes. This Eye Makeup Remover leaves behind soft, instantly hydrated and soothed skin and beautifully conditioned lashes."
The Micellar Cleansing Water does a great job in removing base makeup and non-waterproof products. Simple is true to its' words, they are fragrance-free, easy-to-use and very gentle on skin! Out of the weeks I've been using all their products, I never experience skin redness or irritation which I get on other brands. I also like the fact that it can really remove almost all traces of makeup PLUS dirt, even waterproof makeup products (except those used on the eye area).
That's when the Simple Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover comes in! As much as I dislike the mixture of cleansing water and oil on the eye area, I have to admit that it is indeed NEEDED to remove oil-based and waterproof eye products!
With just a few drops after the shake, it can actually remove eyeliner, mascara (even the hard-to-remove brands) in no time! Take a look at the amount of makeup removed even after using the Micellar Cleansing Wipes and Cleansing Water.
With all 3 products, I can actually fell it is safe enough to go straight to bed without washing the face! (But not highly recommended by yours truly). So these 3 star cleansing products from Simple Skincare is a perfect way to end the night if you really have no access to water. If you have access to water, I still recommend to wash your face with your favorite facial wash and water and do the rest of your skincare regimen to achieve better result!
That's my clear and clean face using all 3 Simple products. Don't mind the lips, I have been swatching gazillion of lipsticks so it ended up looking all red and dry!
Have you tried Simple?
Which among the 3 cleansing product would you want to try first?