Review // Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water

As a rule, I hate Simple products. Despite their intentions, I find them drying and they don't have the best of reputations. However, as I'm trying out every micellar water I can get my hands on, I was willing to give their Micellar Cleansing Water a shot.
Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water Review

The Simple micellar water comes in a fairly small 200ml bottle but it's a very convenient shape- a flattened oval that makes it really easy to hold compared to some of the big round bottles I've tried. This shape also makes it easier to pack as it slots nicely into a bag without taking up too much space. The plastic is squidgy (technical term for you there), meaning it's not difficult to squirt out the product, and the clickable lid is simple to open, even with wet hands, yet stays firmly shut when you want it to. So far, so good.


On application, the fragrance is soft and delicate. I know Simple products are supposed to be free of "artificial perfume" but I'm pretty sure there's some sort of additional scent in there, albeit natural. Don't get me wrong, it's a pleasant smell but it doesn't seem completely unaltered to me. As already mentioned, the product is easily applied to a cotton pad and, when being used, it feels gentle on the skin. Bonus- it doesn't sting near the eyes!


Unfortunately, this gentle formula also means it's absolutely useless at removing make up. I need to use a lot of product to take my face off, and even then I notice considerably less dirt on my cotton pads than with the other micellar waters I've tried. This will not last me very long at all! The positive is that, contrary to my preconceptions, it's kept my skin hydrated and that pesky dry patch on my cheek has steered well clear. This may be down to the mysterious "multi-vitamins" and "skin loving ingredients" that the packaging promises but who knows, since I have no idea what these actually are. (The website informs me that these are Vitamin C, Vitamin B3- perfect for dry skin, apparently and Hexylene Glycol but it would be nice to have these on the packaging itself, no?) After use, there is no stickiness or oiliness, but my skin doesn't feel particularly clean either. Praise the Lord for double cleansing...

Needless to say, I won't be repurchasing this micellar water. It's not bad as a budget option if you're going to double cleanse, but, if you ask me, it's worth paying a little extra for better quality.

Buy Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water here


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  1. I've got this as well! I definitely agree that it has something in the product that isn't entirely natural. Other than feeling gentle and not killing my eyes, I don't like it as much as I thought I would. It takes multiple times to get my eyeliner and mascara off. It's a shame! :(

    Dee | PromptsbyDee xoxo

  2. This is one of the first cleansers I've tried, luckily their products don't dry me out but I do want to try other cleanser now that this has run out on me! I've read the result from your past ones and the soap and glory ones sounds like it worked best I'm hoping they sell it here in Australia (we don't have their whole range, we don't get any of their make-up *sadness*)
    Thanks for reviewing so many! It really helps :D

    Rai |

  3. After loving the Garnier Micellar Water I tried the Simple version and was completely disappointed. If there's one thing I hate doing it's tugging at my skin to remove make up but I did this so often with the Simple Micellar Water. Like you said, it's just too gentle to really do anything.

    Raise The Waves

  4. I used to swear by Simple moisturiser but recently I've really been struggling with dry skin (to the point of not wearing make-up because it looked so bad) and the only thing I've changed is using this Micellar cleansing water. I've recently swapped to Garnier Micellar water but now on the look out for a new moisturiser. I'm glad I'm not the only one getting dry skin from this product! x


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