My poor unfortunate skin. This winter has not been kind. As I’m getting a little older it’s drying out and becoming as irritable and grumpy as, well, me. Added to that the Quinoderm I’ve been using on my chin and I’ve ended up a dry flaky mess. Yum! I needed something that would really moisturise my skin but it had to be something that didn’t burn like the fires of hell on application. This means no fragrance which of course means I went to my favourite cheap and cheerful fragrance free brand. Simple.
Firstly the Moisture Boost Hydro Cream. The blurb on the bottle is saying all of the right things. Aimed at dehydrated skin (hello!) and formulated for sensitive skin types it is free from perfume, colour and other things that tend to annoy my skin. Apparently it contains ‘Lotus Flower Goodness For Optimal Hydration’. It comes in a hygienic pump bottle and 1 full pump is more than enough for my entire face and neck.
It is a slightly thicker, heavier moisturiser than I am used to from Simple but that’s exactly what I needed. My skin drinks it up instantly and importantly no stinging or burning even on broken flaky patches. Although it states on the bottle that it has UVA/ UVB protection I can’t find any information about the level of SPF so I’ve been using this as my night cream, it’s probably a little too heavy for me to wear under makeup anyway. By morning my skin feels plump and soothed. I’ve really found it to be very effective and calming on my skin. It’s a bit of a bargain too (currently priced £5.99 at Superdrug) and the 50ml bottle has lasted me over a month and is still going. Win.
The Hydro Boost on the right, eye cream on the left.
The Age Resist Eye Cream wasn’t quite such a success story for me. Again it’s a bit of a bargain at £6.99 for 15ml. As usual for Simple it’s fragrance free etc and I can certainly say that it did not irritate my under eye skin at all which was a huge plus. My under eyes are acting like awkward little so and so’s right now. Dry, flaky and antisocial. They refuse to play nice with any concealer choosing instead to throw a tantrum and look dry and cakey. Oh and burning. They like to burn when any fragrance gets near them. Whilst this eye cream did not burn it just wasn’t quite heavy hitting enough to sort out the flaky/ cakey mess and I’ve since started using a different eye cream that I much prefer. So it’s nice but not a repurchase for me.
What have been your winter skin saviours this year?
*Bought by me*