Radiance Cleansing Wipes
It's always good to see a brand whose reformulation of a product results in an upgrade, and that's the case for Simple's Radiance Cleansing Wipes. Their latest version of these wipes is a definite step up for quick, easy makeup removal.
Like all of Simple's wipes, these are packaged in a compact plastic pack with a resealable adhesive cover. These wipes are a good size (a little smaller than your average washcloth), soft, and saturated with plenty of cleanser to get the job done, but not so much that they drip as you use them.
The cleansing solution is fragrance free and made up of gentle cleansing agents and some skin-replenishing and skin-soothing ingredients. They include panthenol, vitamin E, mango extract, and ginger root extract (which does not have the potential to aggravate skin as ginger oil does). That's good news, since this solution is meant to be left on skin.
Where this really stands out is in its ability to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. One wipe is enough to remove even heavy waterproof makeup, which makes this a standout among Simple's lineup of wipes, and helps increase the cost effectiveness of this product!
Because of their ability to cleanse skin and offer some beneficial ingredients in the process, Radiance Cleansing Wipes are worth considering the next time you hit the drugstore.
Tip: If you're not one to remove all your makeup before going to bed, keep a pack of these on your nightstand to use before your head hits the pillow. Removing all your makeup is key to waking up with radiant skin and clear, non-puffy eyes.
- Effective at removing dirt, oil, and makeup (even waterproof makeup).
- Contains some good skin-replenishing and skin-soothing ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
Launched in the United Kingdom in the 1960s, the general philosophy of the Simple skincare brand is, well... simple! Back then and presently, the brand's claim to fame is that all its products are designed with sensitive skin in mind (as all skincare products should be), omitting fragrance and other ingredients that can potentially cause reactions.
For the most part, we're happy to say Simple gets it right. A series of reformulations in 2015 resulted in a nearly across-the-board improvement in its products. Although they remain decidedly no-frills, they are indeed suitable for sensitive skin.
That doesn't mean there aren't a few missteps in the bunch (you can learn more about this in our individual reviews), but for the most part Simple is a good, reliable, inexpensive line, particularly for facial cleansers and makeup removers.
Note that if your sensitive skin is accompanied by redness, Simple simply doesn't go far enough. Minimalist formulas are one thing if you're operating on the principle that for sensitive skin, fewer ingredients are better; however, to alleviate redness you need proven soothing ingredients present in concentrations that are highly likely to make a visible difference. That's one area where Simple falters. Maybe the next revamp will correct this deficiency; what's been done to date has us encouraged.
For more information about Simple (owned by Uniliver) products visit www.simpleskincare.com. Because Simple products are sold in mainland China, where animal testing is required on imported cosmetics, we do not consider them to be a cruelty-free brand.
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