I’ve been really sick for the last week so makeup fell by the wayside, but one product I continued to use everyday was this Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer. This was something I picked up on clearance earlier this year and I’ve been using it as my day moisturizer. I was curious about this when I saw it marked down because the only other skincare I’ve used from Simple is their makeup removing towelettes (which I like) but I’ve generally heard good things and the brand is so widely available.
I have combination skin, so the word “light” was appealing. I could see that that it wasn’t an oil-free moisturizer, though, so I assumed that it’d be a little heavier than the lotions I already had in my stash and that it’d make a nice daytime moisturizer for the winter months.
It includes some mineral oil. I have a couple of loose rules when I buy things with mineral oil in them: it shouldn’t be in the first 3 or so ingredients, and I don’t want a lot of it in an expensive product. It’s a cheap ingredient so I don’t want to overpay for it. So, when I’m glancing at an ingredients list like this one, it doesn’t stand out as a positive thing but it’s something to weigh. This lotion is in fact very budget-friendly, and also includes panthenol (vitamin B5), vitamin E, and borage seed oil. Borage oil is really attractive, you can use it straight and I don’t tend to see it included in a lot of products. I also like to see a lot of glycerin in there.
The lotion comes in a pretty big bottle of 4.2 oz. so I think the value is really there. It’s also been really nice for my skin. This winter I was having an issue with developing a little bit of oily shine in the center of my face while also having skin look dry underneath, making makeup sit a little obviously on my skin. This has done a lot to help add the extra hydration to my skin without making it extra greasy. It disappears on my skin pretty quickly after it’s applied, and really does just leave things feeling healthy rather than sticky or slick. Now that the weather is more comfortable and my skin is in a better state, I still enjoy using this. I think that people with somewhat oily to somewhat dry skin will get along fine with it, and it’s a pretty good buy.
The Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer is normally priced at around $11 at my nearby Walgreens, but I was able to find it at half-price. Have you tried any Simple products? Do you have any favorite drugstore moisturizers?