Thursday, March 8, 2012

new Walgreens skin care line - Simple (sensitive skin experts)

I recently participated in the program by shespeaks.com to determine how Walgreens was handling a new product line for skincare called "Simple" that is a major seller in Europe, particular the U.K. As a reward for my participation and the honest feedback, I received today a full size sample of "Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash". The additional information provided by shespeaks indicates that the facial wash:
  • cleanses and nourishes skin
  • is 100% soap free
  • has the added vitamins: Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E
  • contains skin-loving ingredient: Bisabolol
If you are like me you go Bisabolol and wonder what this component is actually doing.  Wikipedia can always help and the information about the compound is actually pretty interesting. Turns out that Bisabolol is an alcohol that forms the primary constituent of the essential oil of German chamomile. So I am thinking that it must be good for you  because I had to drink a lot of chamomile tea whenever I had a sore throat since it was supposed to help reduce inflammation. Bisabolol has a weak floral aroma and can be used in fragrances. I tested the moisturizing facial wash and did not notice any scent. Next the Wikipedia entry explains that Bisabolol has been used for hundreds of years in cosmetics because of its perceived skin healing properties. Remember the chamomile tea, the anti-inflammatory use must be true and not just a way for my mom to convince me to drink herbal tea. Confirmed by Wikipedia again where it states that Bisabolol is known to have anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

So it seems that the Simple skincare line at least based on the ingredients combines natural compounds with vitamins to form skincare products for sensitive skin. I used the facial wash this evening and my skin was not irritated at all and felt nice and smooth afterwards.

Below is a picture of the content of the package I received today. The tube is a good size and shespeaks was nice enough to include a print out listing additional Simple products. Simple also has a Smoothing Facial Scrub as well as a Hydrating Light Moisturizer.

If you are interested in trying out the Simple skincare line, just stop by your nearest Walgreens!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - content of the box received from shespeaks, including free Simple skincare product
Disclaimer: As part of the Simple blog project, I received a full size product from the Simple skincare line in exchange for an honest review. Any opinions expressed are solely my own and have not been influenced by any third party or shespeaks. Any financial or other reward I may have received has not influenced the opinions voiced in this blog.

2 comments:

JustTammie said...

Very informative, I got the facial cleaner today, can't wait to try it.

Crazedmom said...

I am glad that you are enjoying the product and it works to your benefit. I plan on wikipedia it