Is simple skincare good?
Simple skincare is a brand that has been around for a very long time. It has lined the shelves of most drugstores such as Boots and Superdrug and is a popular first-choice range for young adults and teens. Hailed and marketed as a gentle skincare line, just how good is Simple skincare?
Over the last few years, dermatologists from around the world have highlighted a trend in damaged barriers from over-complex skincare routines. Thanks to social media, especially TikTok, many people feel obliged to invest in many expensive and frankly unnecessary products.
We all have different skin with different needs, however, as a general rule, an AM and PM skincare routine should be established to cleanse and protect the skin. Cleansing the skin is a necessary process to rid the skin’s surface of debris, pollution, and excess oil. Protecting the skin comes in the form of applying reliable sun cream to protect the skin from UVB and UVA damage. For those with an active skin problem such as eczema or acne, it can also be necessary to add a ‘treatment’ step to a skincare routine. An example of treatment could be anything from a prescribed antibacterial lotion, an immunosuppressive ointment such as a steroid cream, or even a simple hydrating mask or serum.
For some people, the Simple skincare range is not nearly gentle enough and for others, the short ingredient lists are reassuring enough for sensitive skin.
As with any broad range of products the line contains several hit-and-miss products.
Some of the best products from the simple skincare brand include their fragrance-free shampoo and conditioner which is great for those with known perfume allergies. Finding a truly fragrance-free haircare line is virtually impossible so the brand has nailed a huge problem for an often-overlooked demographic with this line.
The brand’s Simple Water boost gel cream seems to be the most popular choice for sensitive and acne-prone skin types. Gel formulas often sink in nice and quickly and aren’t as rich and potentially comedogenic as richer creams.
Overall, the brand’s signature products vary massively in quality as does their appeal to truly sensitive skin types. However, if you are looking to save money with a very tried and tested range, the trial and error of a few of the brand’s most popular products wont leave you out of pocket.