Simple Sun-Kissed Moisture Cream

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

A few weeks ago I briefly mentioned my plans to start using gradual tan in preparation for summer, and given that my prom is in less than two months I've started already so that I don't look like a ghost!

I bought Simple Sun-Kissed Moisture Cream when Boots introduced their 'Bring On Spring' 3-for-2 offers and I've been using it once a day for about two weeks now.


Advantages

The gradual tan is subtle but not non-existent. It may not be obvious (at the moment) that I'm trying to tan but my skin definitely has a glow that wasn't there before.

There are no streaks and there's no orange build-up, as promised, and whilst it's not the most moisturising product I've ever tried it doesn't dry skin out either.

Disadvantages

The smell, oh my word, the smell. Now, I always associate Simple products with being quite natural and gentle but there's no other word for it, this moisturiser smells chemical.

It does wear off fairly quickly but this is not a product to put on when you're just about to see people! I've compromised by applying it in the evening and using my regular moisturiser in the morning.

I appreciate the UVA/UVB protection, but there's no SPF number on the packaging, so it makes you wonder how much protection there really is.

Also, I have an issue with the price. It's £4.99 for a 50ml bottle, yet their travel products, also 50ml, are only sold for £1 or so. I'm hoping that this bottle will last me for a while because £4.99 for only two weeks supply is just not worth it.

8 comments:

  1. I usually like Simple products but this doesn't sound great. I haven't really used many of he gradual tanning lotions but I have tried the Garnier one which was good.
    x

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    1. I usually like them too, I was quite disappointed with this one. I'm sure it's great but for some reason Garnier products always irritate my skin and give me a rash :( xx

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    2. That's a shame. One of my friends uses the Johnsons Holiday Skin one and swears by it so that may be worth a try.
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    3. Ooh good idea! I've read a couple of good reviews of Johnson's Holiday Skin but I've never tried it because I haven't really used tanning products before. I'll have to have a look for it :) xx

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  2. I'm always tempted to try a gradual tanning product but don't want to end up looking streaky/orange! This one sounds quite good aside from the smell!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. If it didn't smell so bad it'd be ideal. I'm the same, I always worry that I'll look too orange because I'm so pale, and streaks aren't a good look on anyone haha xx

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  3. That's such a shame that it smells so bad. I was tempted to try this as I often go for Simple products, but I think I'll give it a miss.

    I like your blog, just stumbled across it. Following you now :-)
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    1. Thank you :) I know, I often use Simple products too. Usually I'm impressed but not so much this time xx

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