"Simple" Sensitive skincare experts rant. Yeah.

So, a while ago I received samples from Simple of their "Refreshing Facial Wash Gel" and the "Cleansing Facial Wipes". I have about 3-5 sample tubes of the gel and around 6 samples packs of the wipes.

I'll start with the gel.
Here's a picture of the product.
This is the description directly from their main site

Our Products
Our Refreshing Facial Wash Gel leaves your skin thoroughly cleansed and revived, plus it's a perfect blend of our purest possible skin loving ingredients with an added vitamin. 
SIMPLE GOODNESS 1 ADDED VITAMIN    PRO-VITAMIN B5 known to help restore, soften and smooth NO SOAP NON Drying NO DYESNO ARTIFICIAL PERFUMES NO HARSH IRRITANTS to upset skin    Dermatologist tested    Noncomedogenic    Hypoallergenic"
It's supposed to be the UK's number 1 skincare company...yeah...
To put it nicely. I broke out. Heavily. It's supposed to be hypoallergenic, has no harsh ingredients etc, etc. But I broke out after washing my face with this. It went away pretty quickly so I wasn't too upset. Except for the fact that I know have tons of samples from them that I can't use. x__x

What's weird to me is, this has never happened before. I normally don't react to products...the last time I did was when I found out I was allergic to skin so soft yearrrrsss ago.

Moving along

This is what the wipes look like. I used them two nights ago and the morning after, my face was covered in hives, red and swollen.
I am NEVER using these products again. I don't know what's in it that could have caused this but it's horrible. The redness has yet to go away and it makes me sad.

Still irks me that out of all the products I've subjected my face to...a hypoallergenic one is the thing that makes me break out...

end rant.



  1. Oh my Gosh! I absalutley love these products! I dont think its the product thats the problem in general as these products cleared up my acne!

    1. I can see it being a good product for other people since everyone's skin is different, but my skin had an allergic reaction to it which peeved me since it's supposed to be for sensitive skin, haha.

  2. i use the simple face wipes and theyre really good, shame your skin doesnt like them! i think when brands say "hypoallergenic" it means that the products dont have chemicals that a lot of people are allergic to, i'm guessing you're just allergic to an ingredient that the vast majority of people's skin is fine with.

    1. I think it said somewhere that they have no active ingredients or harsh chemicals like they would in normal acne washes or cleansers. It really is a shame and it's so weird because there's only been 1 other product that I've ever reacted to and it was an avon skincare product. This just made me antsy because I didn't just get a few pimples here and there, I broke out in hives for about 4 days. :x