I’ve got to admit that I went through a phase where everything skincare was from Simple. However, it was only after going to a dermatologist that I realised it’s very damaging to my skin.
The dermatologist who I visited explained to me that although Simple is cleansing and clearing, this is because it features ingredients that you’d find in household cleaning products. What this means is, Simple products are multi-purpose and can be used on your skin and your kitchen countertop. 😑
This is when you realise that Simple’s slogan “kind to skin” doesn’t just mean human skin but the skin of your cooker, toilet and/or washing machine.
Personally, I wouldn’t choose to wash my face with Mr Muscle nor would I take my make-up off using stainless steel wipes, so I’m not going to be going back to Simple, ever again.
You might be wondering why I hadn’t blogged about this sooner, there’s no real reason. I had just forgotten about it and was too busy trying out other products. But, I remembered coming across some Simple wipes in Superdrug recently and thought: ‘damn! I should write up a piece to warn people who suffer from sensitive skin (that might be considering using it.’
Your favourite cleansing wipes are now softer than ever before, and with Aqua-lock technology every wipe will be as fresh as the first. Merciless on make-up. Softer than silk
The above quote was taken from Simple’s website (about the wipes)…
Anyway, back to the story of the dermatologist, after the skin test… I found out that my skin had become incredibly sensitive and was at a higher risk of damage. My dermatologist urged me to stop using it and I did so (right away).
Sadly, although my skin felt more sensitive and raw when exposed to the sun, I probably wouldn’t have known of the damage without speaking to the dermatologist. I mean, it’s not like London is Saint Tropez from June-September, is it?
I have done some research, looking into the ingredients, and found that the three most harmful (as featured in Simple products) are: