Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Simple Oil Balancing Skincare Review

Simple Oil Balancing Skincare range - Boots

You all know me - I love me some skincare. I suffer with oily, acne-prone skin, blackheads - the works... so I always look for acne-curing/oil-blasting/blackhead-blitzing products when it comes to skincare. I tend to switch up my skincare routine a LOT - I've gone from using Proactiv, to Dermalogica, to my trusty old favourite Garnier. However, as I wear Estee Lauder Doublewear Max Coverage Foundation (which is very, very heavy!) I was getting a bit sick of using up SO many cotton pads taking it off, and I'm lazy, so I was looking for a quicker option. Plus, my skin wasn't looking its best. Garnier Fresh Cleansing Milk is good - but it never really impresses me. That's when my sister suggested I try Simple's Oil Balancing skincare range. Apparently, I'd told her about how good it is (I've never used it before so haven't a clue where she got this idea from!) and she'd been using it and was really impressed with the results. So, I promptly marched myself to Boots and got 3 products from the range - the moisturiser (£4.27), facial scrub (£3.99) and exfoliating wash (£4.29). 

When I first tried the exfoliating wash I was pretty astounded - I usually HATE using washes to take my makeup off but this had me seriously impressed. It seemed to take my (ridiculously heavy) makeup off with ease, only needing to use it a couple of times to completely rid my skin of foundation. It also didn't affect my eyes at all - I know it's an exfoliating wash so isn't meant for around the eye area but I tend to be a bit haphazard when washing my face and just go for it - no irritation whatsoever. It left my skin clear of makeup (I tried using a cotton pad afterwards and 99% of my makeup had gone - only a tiny bit came up on the pad) and made my skin feel so soft. Very impressed. The facial scrub was the same - it's gentle enough to be used daily and left my skin feeling squeaky clean and gorgeously soft and smooth. I'm also really pleased with the moisturiser - it definitely helps keep oil at bay and leaves my skin feeling really matte; the perfect base for foundation. 

Overall I am so, so happy with this range. After using it for the past few weeks my skin has improved ridiculous amounts - my blackheads are drastically disappearing, my skin feels soft and smooth, and my spots (which are usually a regular feature) have completely gone. I only get the occasional odd blemish, and for a range that is SO cheap (and considering how heavy the make up I wear is!) I really can't fault it. I will most definitely be repurchasing!

Have you tried Simple's Oil Balancing range? It's 3 for 2 at Boots at the minute! 
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19 comments

  1. This sounds perfect! I'm a little hesitant in using cheaper brands like Simple, but my skin is having a massive tantrum right now and it just feels awful so I might give this a go! xx

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  2. May have to give this ago! I've been using the clean and clear wash, cleanser and moisturizer and my spots are gone also so i also recommend any one prone to breakouts tries that too!

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  3. I'll have to look into this, because I too have to use a heavier makeup to cover all the spots on my skin. I have terrible skin! I have also found that using coconut oil as my moisturizer is helping alot, and my skin is actually less oily at the end of the day. I use it to take my makeup off at night - spread it on your face, warm a wash cloth and steam your face a minute, and it all just wipes off!

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  4. I have really oily skin too, so maybe I'll give this a go! Great review:)xo

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  5. I've heard about this simple brand before, it actually came out in the us recently I think so I went to walmart to try a face wash out, which made my skin kind of dry, but my skin type is exactly like yours (oily and acne prone) so I'll have to give this oil balancing one a try! thanks for the review :)

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  6. I absolutely love simple products, I love the specially spot prone range by them it helped my skin out massively when I was having bad breakouts! xx

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  7. Wow this sounds great! I've been using the Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser (oil free) and it is really impressive! I cost about £3.99 and contains Salicylic Acid which is a wonder ingredient! Great review! x

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  8. I'd been wondering about whether this range would ebe any good for a while, especially the moisturiser - think I'll definitely have to give it a whirl when I have some pennies going spare now!

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  9. I use the moisturiser daily but after this, I'm considering useing the other stuff as well. My skin is literally like an oil slick right now. xx

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  10. i need to try these, i cant believe i never have xx

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  11. When do you apply the products. e.g do you use the scrub in the morning or night

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  13. I swear by simple skin care, especially this range. Even the facial wipes aren't too bad for easy makeup removal when your feeling lazy xx

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  16. love ur entry.thanks god for found ur blog.i already use SIMPLE skincare too but used the green colour.so far working well at my skin,and felf suit with me.SIMPLE not tolook whitening but try to clean my skin looking more better.thankfull ;)

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  18. is it okay to use the exfoliating wash everyday?

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