I’ve now had the chance to test the two products I received from SheSpeaks. See this post for more about how I got so lucky to test products through the Walgreens Simple Skincare Program.
Simple Skincare is actually the UK’s #1 facial skincare line and it just arrived here in the US! The line has no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants and contains added vitamins.
The Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash is 100% soap free, contains added vitamins Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, and Bisabolol. I had to look up the definition of Bisabolol since I had never heard of it. The definition from TruthInAging.com: The primary component of the essential oil extracted from chamomile. Also known as levomenol. Functions as a skin conditioning agent. It enhances the appearance of dehydrated or damaged skin by reducing dry flaking and restoring suppleness to the skin.
While I feel like this is a wonderfully-made product, I don’t think it was the right formulation for my skin type. With my oily, acne-prone skin this moisturizing cleanser left my face feeling like it had a film on it. It’s a pearly, non-lathering cleanser (lightly scented) and is very moisturizing. I used this for one week but discontinued use after that because my face did not feel as clean as I would like.
The Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer on the other hand, was pretty much perfect for my skin type. This super-light formula contains added vitamins Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, as well as Glycerin and Borage Seed Oil. The definition of Borage Seed Oil from TruthInAging.com: An essential fatty acid derived from the plant Borago officinalis- a bright blue, star shaped flower. Functions as an emollient and skin-conditioning agent. It’s also believed to have a cooling, diuretic, anti-inflammatory and saline effect on the skin. As an emollient, research has demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing redness and soothing damaged & irritated skin tissue.
This moisturizer worked so perfectly with my oily, acne-prone skin that I have continued to use it every single day. It absorbs very quickly into the skin and hydrates well without a greasy feeling and never compromises my makeup. It’s really just the right consistency and I have not had an issue with any breakouts.
Overall, I would recommend the Simple Skincare line as there are several different formulations to choose from there is bound to be the right one for your skin type. The UK’s #1 facial skincare line will probably become a big hit in the US! You should be seeing Simple Skincare in your drugstores and super stores and I noticed them on Amazon.com
* I received one product through the SheSpeaks Program, and one was a prize from SheSpeaks, all opinions expressed are my own *
Have you seen the Simple Skincare line at stores yet? If so, have you tried anything? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!