Whilst I was recently catching up with an old friend over dinner and some light shopping I came across the Simple brand section in SuperDrug. Although Simple is a well-known skincare brand throughout many homes in the UK, it’s not a brand I often reach for.

I had a good look at what they had to offer and came across two products that I knew I’d like to try out, one being the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Cleansing oil, designed to dissolve makeup with no greasy residue. The idea of using an actual oil that doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy had me straight away.

When it comes to removing my makeup, I do like to get serious. I’m one of those girls that simply can’t stand hearing that somebody often leaves their makeup on overnight because they “couldn’t be bothered” or were “too tired“. I’ll never be too tired or too lazy to remove my makeup, be good to your skin and everything right?!

I usually like to use a cleansing balm, or a wipe and then further cleanse to remove makeup with a wash, depending how I feel or how much makeup I’ve worn this particular day. So to put it to the test I thought, what better than to try out the cleansing oil for the first time after wearing a full heavy face of makeup.

I removed my eyelashes like normal and then went in with an eye-makeup remover by simple too, which will be up on the blog very soon; and then went in with the cleansing oil. I followed the recommended instructions on the back of the bottle which state, for best results to: 1, apply 2-3 drops to dry hands. 2, massage gently over your face and 3, to rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Before I opened the lid up to the bottle I was a little bit worried that the packaging would have been poorly made and that I wouldn’t be getting 2-3 drops out as suggested by the instructions, but instead a hand full in one go. Much to my surprise, the bottle had been designed to let out a drop at a time, unless squeezed a little harder. Making the whole process much easier. I know in the past I’ve gone to use products and poured way too much product out into my hand which has put me off instantly but this definitely doesn’t.

I then did step 2 and gently massaged the product all over my face, making sure I targeted my neck as well. I rinsed it off with nothing but warm water and did the white towel test…

If you’re a girl and don’t know what the white towel test is, then have you even checked before that you’ve completely removed your makeup? Because so much can be sitting on your skin still which isn’t visible to the eye, so I find its always important to do that extra test and cleanse.

I patted my face down with a white towel and again, much to my surprise, nothing came off. Nothing. Usually at this point on a normal day-to-day makeup removing routine I’ll find that I’ve not done enough to completely remove the makeup and that I need to go back in with either some more product or face wash but absolutely nothing came off.

I did decide to finish by using my Micellar Cleansing Gel wash as I always do after removing makeup and followed with my skincare routine as usual before bed, it gives me that extra bit of confidence that my face is clean even after checking on a towel.


I’m 100% going to be using this as a part of my skincare routine from now on. I really didn’t think that this product was going to work but it did the job it said it would so well. As somebody with naturally oily skin this didn’t make my skin feel even more oily or greasy. It didn’t irritate my skin whatsoever and if anything it left my skin feeling and looking healthier than it usually does.

Since this brand as a whole focuses on creating products for those with sensitive skin its not a product that is likely to interrupt your face. It also contains pure grape seed oil and vitamins A & E which leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. Also suitable to be used every single day. Since I don’t wear makeup daily I won’t be using it every day to remove my makeup, but on the days I do, I will be.

For only £6.99 too its so affordable for such a brilliant product to be using to remove your makeup daily. As I mentioned earlier I had purchased it in SuperDrug, where they had a deal on at the time to buy one get one free, so its always worth looking out for what offers are on.

If you’d like to buy the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil you can do so buy clicking HERE.

Whats your favourite product to remove your makeup right now? I’d love to know!

Lots of Love, Debra-Bow xxx

 This blog post does not contain any PR or sponsored content. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own and in no way influenced by anybody else other than myself.
  • I adore oil cleansers! well until they leave my face feeling oily enough to fry a fish on, but I feel they break down my makeup so well and leave my skin feel hydrated…something my dry skin is in dire need of.

  • Sian…

    I’ve always been a fan of Simple, although I never tried their cleansing oil! I’ve since changed skincare brand but I’ve never thought to add in an oil to my routine. Like you, I’m always using too much product because it spills out of the bottle! I’m glad that’s not a problem with this one!

    Sian x

  • Tasha Louise

    This sounds like such an amazing product, i need to try this out! don’t think i’ve ever used simple products before xx

  • I love simple and I didn’t even know these products were out! Seem worth buying from your reviews! x


  • I’m so impressed with how scrupulous you are with your cleansing routine, I’m sure that your skin thanks you for it! I have used Simple products in the past and really loved them, I think I need to revisit the brand and try this oil! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the eye makeup remover!

    Abbey 🌟

  • Tania Ribeiro

    I use the Clinique take the day off at the moment but it’s running out and a bit expensive to remove my makeup. I’ve heard some really good things about the simple range I might give it a go!

    Tania ||

  • Stacey

    I’ve heard some other friends talking about these and I’ve definitely like to give it a go. I’m afraid I’m definitely one of those people who just doesn’t have the time or inclination to spend ages on a skincare routine (not matter how hard I try) so simple but effective products will always be best for me.

  • Rianne Mitchell

    Great review Debra. Simple is a brand that’s always been apart of my routine. I’ve noticed they’ve introduced a few new products to their line recently, which I’m interested in using. Most recently, Ive really been enjoying their oil balancing moisturiser which helped me stay matte while on holiday. With their purse friendly price tag, you cant go wrong x

  • These look so good for their price. I have been hearing good things about them so may have to try them out!

    Steph xx

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  • Oh I didn’t even know Simple did a cleansing oil! I love oils so I’ll definitely have to give this a try when my current one runs out

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  • Amy Eade

    I didn’t know Simple did a cleansing oil – I always find that oils or balms remove my makeup the most thoroughly – I’ll definitely be checking this out!
    Amy xx

  • I’ve been looking for an affordable cleansing oil/milk. I totally agree with you on how important it is to remove your makeup before bed; I have never ever ever gone to bed with makeup on, not even a little, no matter how tired or what the situation! Thanks for the review, I will definitely have a look at this the next time I’m browsing the skincare aisles 🙂

  • I’ve tried this product before and I love it, I don’t often wear enough makeup to warrant using it. I found it was such a good quality for such a reasonable price x

    Kayleigh Zara

  • Lucy

    I have seen this in Boots but as always want to wait and read reviews haha, after your review of the babydoll mascara (and many others) I am going to give this a go!! £6.99 for a cleansing oil is really affordable too if you only need a few drops! Thanks for sharing!! xxxxxxx