23 July 2014

Simple Illuminating Radiance Cream

Simple Illuminating Radiance Cream
The brand Simple and I have often had a bit of a up and down relationship in the past as I've struggled with their light hydrating moisturiser which I found to make my skin feel quite oily after a short period of time. Due to this I found myself looking at other brands to try which of course made me a little bit oblivious to many new releases from the brand over time. One of these new releases was the Kind To Skin Illuminating Radiance Cream* which is a product I have being testing out over the last few months. 

Initially I was a bit concerned that I would have the same problem with this moisturiser as I'd with the former however I can happily report back that this didn't exacerbate my combination to oily skin type. First and foremost this was the primary thing I was looking for and it passed with flying colours. With an UVA/UVB SPF 15 this is a nice moisturiser to have on hand although I must admit I'd prefer a higher SPF, particularly during the summer. Having said that I think that during the winter where most people would possibly neglect an SPF this would be handy as there will always be some protection there for your skin. 

Speaking of winter I do think that this will be a moisturiser I turn to more during the colder months as although it didn't make my skin feel greasy I can't help wonder if it is a little too heavy for me with all the warm weather we are having at the moment, especially when I compare it to some lighter textures that I'm now using. Overall as moisturisers go I really like this and have most certainly changed my opinion on Simple. I now know that since using this that I definitely want to explore the range again to see what else has been released since I last checked it out. Since writing this post I have indeed done that and now firmly have my eye on the cleansing face mask which sounds rather good!

My only real issue with this moisturiser is the fact that it is marketed as an illuminating radiance cream as in all honesty for me I haven't seen any real difference. On my face I cannot see this coming through my foundation although there are hints of illuminating light reflecting minerals to be seen if you look closely with no foundation on. Sadly for me it does fall down a little bit there but I personally wouldn't let that one factor put you off a rather nice every day moisturiser.

Priced at £7.99 and quite often found on offer I think it's well worth the money, a little goes a long way, there's an added factor of SPF and it works well on my relatively sensitive skin too.

Have you tried Simple?

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28 comments

  1. I've never tried Simple, but I really like the sound of the brand, especially since my skin is really sensitive. Definitely going to try them out sometime!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  2. i haven't been overly impressed with what I've tried from Simple, though they have been fairly basic products. This moisturiser sounds really nice, though I think I would rather it be more illuminating as the name suggests.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  3. This sounds nice but not something I'd pick up...maybe more ideal for people with sensitive skin in the winter who need a bit of spf. Although for £8 you might as well just use a layer of Nivea or typical sunblock in my opinion. Lovely review! xx

    Beauty
    Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  4. Sara Wallflower23 July 2014 at 10:04

    I've never used Simple, but this product looks amazing! x

    Love, Sara Wallflower

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  5. I really liked the light moisturiser but I really want to try this product as well :)


    emily xx


    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I've never tried any of Simple's Moisturisers but I really like the sound of this, it really is a bargain! x

    EmmiHearts

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  7. I've not used Simple for a while but I've been seeing more and more coverage of their products, so I'm tempted to give them a go again at some point! I know you said this one wasn't very good for illuminating and radiance, but if you are looking for one that is I highly recommend the Vitamin E illuminating moisture cream from The Body Shop :) xo

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  8. Hannah Burrows23 July 2014 at 21:08

    I adore Simple and I use their cleanser and moisturiser every day, however I'd quick like to switch it up and this seems like a good moisturiser to go for! xxx

    http://blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I really love Simple, and I don't think they get enough credit at all. I defiantly want to try this now, and it seems totally different from most of their items!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  10. I've tried this and loved it! xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  11. I really went off Simple when I realised how misleading their claims are, what with the parabens and everything. Not the sort of thing I want to be putting on my skin if I can help it! :)

    Jess xo

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  12. I have this one and whilst I do really like it as a daytime summery moisturiser, it didn't live up to it's radiance enhancing claims which I too, was a bit disappointed about :(
    Phoebe xx
    www.phoebetea.co.uk

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  13. No it didn't, it was a shame but I still found it to be a nice daytime moisturiser as you said :) x

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  14. I can see where you're coming from here Jess, it's a bit like Origins really. I'm generally not too worried about parabens although it would be nice if they weren't there x

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  15. It's rather nice isn't it xx

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  16. I've generally had hits and misses with the brand but on a whole I was pleased with this product x

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  17. It's really nice Hannah, I think it will be a bit more suitable for my skin type come the colder months x

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  18. Thank you Megan! I think I have had that mentioned to me before, I need to check it out x

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  19. I find that the products are frequently on offer so they are generally even more of a bargain x

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  20. It's worth a try Emily x

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  21. It's really nice, not that illuminating though x

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  22. Yes I see your point Charlotte, it's rather gentle and the added factor of SPF is good x

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  23. I completely see where you're coming from, that has been my general opinion too from past experiences. This has however changed my opinion somewhat which I'm pleased about x

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  24. I think if you have really sensitive skin you should look up Avene, they do gorgeous products as do La Roche-Posay :) x

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  25. danniella josephine26 July 2014 at 12:38

    I don't really like Simple skincare as I find it does more harm than good :(

    Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave-in Conditioner

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  26. Oh that's a shame. Overall my experience has been 50/50 now as I do like this product, their light moisturiser made my skin quite greasy x

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  27. I was looking at trying this but I've had so much trouble with Simple, they always brings my skin out in a huge red rash and since this isn't as illuminating as I thought it would be, I will give it a miss. Glad I read this! Thank you.

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  28. A lot of people are appearing to find the brand hit and miss, I guess that summarises my experience too xx

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