Earlier this year, I was very lucky to won a bottle of the Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15 (price varies for 4.2 fl oz/124ml) from a giveaway and gifted it to a friend who was searching for a replacement day cream at that time. Since then she has been praising about this moisturizer, which ultimately tempted me to purchase another one for myself.
Simple is UK’s #1 facial skincare line that offers hypoallergenic and skin-loving products at affordable prices. And this cult favorite brand can now be found in mass retailers.
This moisturizer is specially formulated to work even for extremely sensitive skin and is made without perfume, synthetic dyes or any harsh allergens. Iit also contains tons of skin beneficial ingredients like Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and Glycerin. Its broad spectrum SPF 15 is a bit lacking for outdoor activities but is decent for those short errands.
The oil free formula has a creamy but easy to spread consistency. It feels slightly watery and not the usual thick texture for sunscreen products. It doesn’t leave any white residue afterward but does require a bit of work for full absorption. I like to gently massage my face with this for about 30 seconds before moving onto the next step.
Unlike many drugstore alternatives with SPF, this is extremely lightweight and non-greasy. I can use it alone or underneath makeup, and my oily skin feels very comfortable. It doesn’t conflict with my foundation or other skincare products and creates a hydrated base for makeup application.
I find this great for my skin type, but it’s probably not enough to keep those dry spots away for extremely dry skin. Otherwise, this should be good to provide day long moisture for normal, combination and oily
I’ve been enjoying this product a lot and really wish for an upgrade version with higher SPF. It has everything I ask for in a good day cream – non-sticky finish, sheer consistency, continuing moisturization
and budget-friendly price tag.
This is without a doubt an excellent discovery that is inexpensive and delivers all its promises. The biggest plus is that you’re not going to find nasty ingredients or harmful chemicals in this moisturizer, making it perfect for sensitive skin and everyone else. You may need a separate sunscreen to compensate for the low SPF, and this isn’t the best for dry skin. But your skin will feel clean and revitalized. This also balances my oily skin, preventing my face from turning into a grease ball. So yes, I highly recommend this amazing product.
What is the minimum SPF you need for outdoor activities? And do you use a separate sunscreen even if your skincare products already contain sun protection abilities? Share with me in the comments ~Angela