I originally used this back in January during my visit to Canada, but today I want to really talk about my experience with the travel size version of Simple’s Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser. Since returning to the UK, this has sat in my boyfriend’s apartment as my moisturiser for my cheeks while I used a separate moisturiser for the oiliest areas of my face. I picked this up in Superdrug if I recall correctly as part of a 3 for 2 deal on their travel size products, although separately this costs approximately £1.50-2.00. Superdrug doesn’t have the travel size listed on their website right now, but you can see it here on Boot’s website for £1.29.
Back when I purchased this, I was preparing for much colder weather than I was experiencing in the UK. Last year we didn’t really have a winter, but Ontario was seeing weather from -8 degrees Celsius and lower during the week I was there. So I picked up this moisturiser anticipating my skin getting more on the drier side, compared to my normally combination/oily skin that I was having back then. Since then, I’ve been using this primarily on my cheek and jaw area as this area of my face doesn’t get as oily as the rest of my face.
Off the bat, the packaging for this is NOT ideal at all. While the bottle is sturdy and should hold up during travel, dispensing the product is not easy at all. There is no dispensing lid other than it pouring out, which it doesn’t do easily… Or at all. This to me is the biggest drawback or complaint I have about this product – if I can’t get the product out easily, then this is more hassle than it’s worth. Even for £1.29. However, I did get around this by leaving it balance upside down so gravity would draw the product would be near the neck of the bottle, and with my middle or ring finger, try to scoop it out and use it that way. It’s not very convenient but it works.
As for the moisturiser itself, it definitely lives up to the “light” part of its name. I found even on the normally oily areas of my face this was great during cold weather, although I did avoid using it on those areas once I returned home. I specifically use moisturisers that combat excess oil for those areas of my face, and I feel that without those qualities, it wouldn’t matter how hydrating a moisturiser is, I just have too much excess sebum to not treat it.
But it does hydrate the skin very well, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy, sticky or feeling clogged. Like all of Simple’s products that I’ve tried, it doesn’t irritate my skin either, which is huge plus for me, especially when travelling and my skin get out of balance and irritable.
Over all, this is a really nice product, although the face it doesn’t dispense well at all really turned me off. I have travel size bottles but getting the product out of its current bottle and in to a new one hasn’t worked so far, so I plan on just moving on to a new moisturiser now that I’ve used this for such a long time.
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