Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil Review

Monday, 24 July 2017

I’d be lying if I said the idea of using an oil to remove my makeup doesn’t make me recoil in horror. All I can think when it comes to oil is clogged pores, major spots and greasy looking skin. Even eating food that’s a little too oily immediately puts the idea of clogged pores into my mind so how could an oil based makeup remover and I ever get on?

Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil

The Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil ended up in my possession - despite the mental images of little monsters living on my skin - all because it was new and had £3 off its full price; yes people, I really am that easy. I usually like Simple products and have gone back to them again and again so I wasn’t as nervous about trying the Simple cleansing oil as I would have been if it was a different brand.

Simple promise their Kind to Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil will dissolve your makeup and leave your skin feeling and looking hydrated. The oil contains vitamins A and E as well as grapeseed oil which all help fight the ageing process. Grapeseed oil also doesn’t clog pores so there’s some reassurance for the worrier that I am. To use the cleansing oil, you just apply a few drops to clean, dry hands and then apply gently to your face before washing off with water. It’s an extremely quick and straightforward process.

My first use of the Simple cleansing oil didn’t leave me all that excited. It smeared my eye makeup all over my face but didn’t really dissolve it and my foundation was still visible. I immediately used a micellar water to get rid of the remaining makeup and vowed to try the cleansing oil again. My second use (and every use since) was a lot more successful.

Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil

My impatience had gotten the better of me during the first time and, as a result, I hadn’t massaged the oil in properly. The first initial 30 seconds of the oil being on your skin smears your makeup worse than a drunken night out will but so long as you continue to gently rub your oily hands over your skin, your makeup will dissolve and your skin will be product free. Your skin will be extremely shiny and greasy looking afterwards but splashing a bit of warm water onto your unsuspecting face will quickly resolve that.

I can’t fault this cleansing oil when it comes to removing my makeup but I do find it doesn’t leave my skin feeling hydrated like Simple claim it will. I always use a moisturiser after washing the Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil off as it tends to leave my skin feeling a little tight. I can live with Simple not quite delivering on one promise though since the product doesn’t seem to be clogging my pores nor is it making my skin any oilier than usual.

The Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil is on the pricier side when it comes to Simple products in general (£8 in Tesco but £6 in Superdrug) however, the bottle is 125ml and you only require 4-5 drops to remove your makeup so it should last for a long time. It’s very travel-friendly and eliminates the need for a bulky micellar water bottle and cotton pads. The only real downside to this product l is Simple is owned by Unilever who are a little shady when it comes to answering the “do you test on animals” question. If it wasn’t for the fact I’m now making the conscious effort to go cruelty-free, the Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil would immediately be added to my repeat purchase list.

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