For proper removal of make-up, especially a full face, I tend to prefer heavy duty full-on cleansers but to give my face a quick clean feeling, after I've exercised or often first thing in the morning in the shower, I tend to prefer facial washes or foaming cleansers.
Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel claims to help to soften and gently cleanse the skin and is free of perfume or colour. Now I do like nice fragrant scents in my products, but I have to admit that sometimes, my skin can be a little tempermental, and often fragrance free-products work better for me.
The product is a clear gel, nothing fancy to see here.
It lathers easily and feels very pleasant to use and although it is fragrance-free, there is an underlying soapy scent which lingers a little but its not at all unpleasant. Simple claim that it contains 'vitimin goodness' and I'm not entirely sure what benefits topical vitamins have on skin, but my skin did certainly did feel clean and soft after using. I was pleased to note that there was no squeaky clean feel that sometimes persists when using facial washes, as I intensely dislike it when a product leaves my skin feeling stripped of all natural oils, often resulting in my skin being oilier than usual. My sensitive skin also suffered no additional breakouts whilst using this which is always a plus!
I found this facial wash best after exercise to remove any oils or sweat (ewww!) from the skin. I also used it in the mornings before applying moisturiser. I wouldn't however recommend it for removal of makeup and it does mention on the packaging that it is not suitable for use around the eye area as I suspect it may sting a little.
For an affordable, everyday facial wash which pretty much does what it says on the tin, the Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel performs well. I would recommend this primarilly for those who have normal / combination skin as I think if you have very dry skin, you may be better with a cream cleanser or a facial wash that is especially formulated for your skin type.
Price - £3.25