I have always preferred using cleansers and water to remove my makeup, because it’s the only way I feel really clean. However, I’m often too tired to do this at night, so I tried out these facial wipes. I’ve found them to be a really good basic item that generally leaves my skin feeling pretty fresh without feeling soapy or greasy. I have found I need to wipe a few times to really get all the makeup off, but I usually don’t need to use more than one wipe. The wipes have a nice, clean smell without being too heavily scented.
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Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes Review
SIMPLE Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes these UK top-selling* facial wipes with Pro-Vitamin B5, refresh and tone the skin, and are a quick and effective way to remove all traces of makeup, even waterproof mascara. SIMPLE Cleansing Wipes are 100% alcohol-free and oil-free to prevent drying of the skin, while leaving skin soft and supple without greasy residue.
Don’t settle for second best when it comes to caring for your skin – the UK’s number one* skincare range, SIMPLE, is now readily available in New Zealand.
All SIMPLE products contain natural ingredients, such as Pro-Vitamin B5, Almond oil and Aloe Vera,and are free from unnecessary ingredients, colours and artificial perfumes – a cause of skin irritation. SIMPLE gives an easy solution to skincare for all skin types, even sensitive skins.
Celebrating the idea that natural beauty comes from goodness, SIMPLE has been dedicated to being kind to skin for 50 years.
Availablity Simple is available in supermarkets nationwide
*Based on units sold in the UK, SymphonyIRI Skincare Category MAT to 03/12/2011
I don’t use wipes that often but when I do I reach for these. For me I generally tend to cleanse using micellar water but being pregnant and tired and packing my hospital bag I have been reaching for these for the convenience.
So probably the biggest thing I love about them is the convenience. Grab a wipe and wipe away the day. It surprises me what I can wipe away on makeup and non makeup days. Very interesting to see eek.
Great on mascara which is surprising a few brands of wipes I’ve used still leaves the mascara in place which can be annoying the following morning I almost feel like I have to reach for another wipe just for the panda eyes but I’ve never really had that trouble with these.
Like that these are oil and alcohol free being pregnant I don’t need either of those things on the skin... my skin is definitely oily enough at the moment. These feel fresh on the skin and don’t sting especially near the eyes. They are soft too some I’ve used seem to leave my skin a bit raw but these are so gentle to use.
Highly recommend for travel and times when you need the convenience.. most of the time I don’t mind using an actual cleanser but this is a nice break.
These wipes are amazing to use and affordable. They remove dirt really well and leave your face feeling clean and hydrated. They're also pleasant smelling.
I wouldn't be without these wipes, I've been using them for over 10 years now and every time I try another brand I realise why I use Simple. There's no stinging (even when removing eye makeup), they're soft and gentle, they smell good and they are refreshing, and they actually remove all my make up and my skin feels so clean after. They don't dry out my skin, with some wipes my face feels like it needs slathering in moisturiser to counteract the drying effect of the wipes but these leave my skin feeling fresh and hydrated.
Tips: Make sure you always have a spare pack because the day you run out and haven't bought your next pack yet is a very sad day!
love the simple brand! Beautiful natural products that are so good for my combination skin type. So easy to use when you get home late after work or a late night and can't be bothered to go through an intensive cleansing routine. Takes off makeup as well so one wipe does it all and leaves my skin smooth and healthy.
My skin is very temperamental, therefore finding something that won’t irritate it can be challenging at the best of times. The name states that they are ‘kind to skin’ and there certainly is no lie there. At least, not in my case. My skin was left clean after using, no gross, unwanted residue in sight. They’re not heavily perfumed, either!
Tips: These double as great travel wipes for when you don’t have enough time to go through your whole face-care routine.
I fell in love with the Simple facial wipes, I think roughly 5 years ago, about the same time I discovered the convenience of using these over makeup removers. I was never a fan of makeup remover formulas that you apply on your face with cotton swabs. Because I used to use light mineral powder-based make up, the facial wipes were enough to get rid of makeup from my face in the evening. I would just follow it with a light cleanser, used to be Cetaphil, and my face was clean and happy. What I loved about it the most was that it left my face feeling clean but fresh, no greasy residue or stinging feeling to the skin, which I have felt with other brands. It has a very light scent, but it smells fresh and does not bother me at all.
Nowadays, because I put thicker cream-based makeup and my skin type has become combination/dry and sensitive, I’ve become a supporter of double cleansing at night. While the facial wipes are no longer a necessary step with double cleansing, I feel more at ease doing a quick and light wipe down of my face when I have full thick makeup on (e.g. full coverage foundation, concealer, etc.) because there are times when I notice that my oil-based cleanser was not able to fully rid my face of makeup. I have tried just using the facial wipes on a full makeup day and I remember using 2 to 3 sheets just to really clean my skin, and it felt a bit battered afterwards. Not doing that again. In general, I wouldn’t recommend just using facial wipes as a replacement for facial cleansers before applying skin care, regardless of the brand.
The only thing is that these wipes are not great with waterproof mascara. I am using the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara and I would need to apply a swipe of mascara remover oil on my lashes before using the wipes. I personally don’t mind doing that because my lashes are a bit weak so I avoid rubbing my eyes too much.
Even though I don’t use makeup wipes everyday anymore, I make sure to always have a stash of the Simple Kind to Skin facial wipes in my drawer – 1 full sized pack and 1 smaller pack (eye makeup remover pads) that are really good for travelling. I’ve tried other brands of facial wipes but I still go back to the Simple brand every time.
Although I know wipes are not the most eco-friendly ... these are truly the best. I enjoy the slightly texture feel and appearance of these wipes with a not-too overpowering scent. I have mildly sensitive skin and I find these wipe just enough to get my makeup off and cleansed without feeling bogged down with chemicals. I use these predominated for makeup removal and it never fails me!
Tips: Perfect for camping, tramping, lazy nights after parties or a quick wee pick me up in the morning. If possible use a cleanser after just to be thoroughly clean.
I really like the subtle smell of this product - just like most of the range, it's not an over-powering smell. It removes make-up & refreshes your face quite well which is great! Somewhat affordable + readily available at most pharmacies.
So I've used Simple products in the past so thought I'd give the wipes a go. First impressions is that the packaging is very appealing and it looks like the kind of brand that would be good for you. When you open the packet, there isn't really any kind of smell and when I use these to remove the day, I can use all over my face and even all over my eyes, and my eyes don't sting at all!! Certain brands of cleansing wipes can irritate the eye area, well for me anyway but Simple Wipes are very gentle for me, and really do leave my skin feeling clean and fresh. I will say though that like most wipes, you face can end up feeling quite 'tight' due to it not been gently cleansed then moisturized but since I have sensitive skin, I use these without problems
Tips: After using the cleansing facial wipes, if its in the morning or the end of the day, I would follow with a moisturizing cleanser and then also a moisturiser just to keep your skin soft and hydrated and not dry and tight