With the warm weather comes sunny patio lunches, lounging on the beach, barbeques, pool days and picnics. It is the time of year when many of us embrace the great outdoors and get social but it also means a stronger UV index, the need for more protection and lighter moisturizers. Simple skincare is a brand that prides itself on being suitable for all skin types including the most sensitive and their line includes 18 products consisting of cleansers, eye care, moisturizers and wipes. The fabulous thing about Simple is that their collection is free of: dyes, parabens, artificial perfumes and harsh chemicals and they nourish skin with essential vitamins and rich conditioning agents.
I usually begin increasing the amount of sun protection I wear gradually starting with SPF 15 in spring and moving up to something stronger when the index gets higher. The Protecting Light Moisturizer with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 is great for use under makeup because it absorbs quickly and leaves no residue or stickiness on the skin. Crafted with multivitamins including B5 and E this cream can be used all year to protect against the elements and it gently hydrates and softens. This is ideal for those who prefer lightweight undetectable sunscreens and unlike thick formulas this hypoallergenic blend does not clog pores or irritate my face. It retails for about $12.79.
When I am on the go or traveling my skin tends to get dehydrated and the Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer is the perfect pick-me-up for parched skin. Because of its lightweight, non-greasy formula it is perfect for hot, humid days and it can be layered under sunscreen for an extra dose of hydration. Just a small pump is enough to cover the entire face and it dries and absorbs quickly which is also suitable for oily skin. The small tube slips conveniently into your purse or makeup bag and it creates a nice smooth surface for the application of cosmetics.
Simple’s Cleansing Micellar Water is one of my favorite products from the brand coming in a close second to the foaming cleanser which I've been recommending to everyone! I am pretty good at removing my makeup at the end of the day but even when you think you've got it all the Micellar Water proves you wrong! This magical formula not only removes the makeup still clinging to your skin it hydrates and feels refreshing! Unlike drying toners this light cleanser is alcohol free and contains flower extracts to moisten and revive. After an initial wipe with a makeup cloth I apply the solution to a cotton pad and gently wipe my face, neck and even around my eyes to efficiently remove the most stubborn makeup! If you haven’t tried this product yet I highly recommend it! It retails for $7.99.
For those who need a bit more hydration even in spring and summer the Replenishing Rich Moisturizer is formulated to work for 12 hours and it instantly creates a soft, supple veil on the skin to abolish dry patches and rejuvenate. This cream is also very lightweight, pleasantly scented and suitable for layering under makeup and sunscreens without making you look oily as the day heats up. If you spend a bit too much time basking in the sun and your skin begins to look dull or feel dry and damaged this moisturizer soothes with chamomile oil and vitamins which nourishes without causing further irritation to sensitive skin, it retails for $11.27.
Simple Skincare can be found at: Walmart, Amazon.ca, London Drugs and Well.ca
Simple Skincare Giveaway!
Because I love keeping my skin hydrated all summer and Simple has such an awesome range of products I thought I’d give one lucky reader a chance to win some goodies! This Giveaway is open internationally and runs from: Thursday April 30th – Thursday May 28th 2015. One winner will be selected to win the Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On and the Nourishing 24HR Day/Night Cream! Entrants must be following at least 1 of my social media accounts and my blog via GFC or Bloglovin to qualify. Some entries such as tweets and pins can be done once per day. Please make sure to enter correctly and GOOD LUCK!
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**Giveaway winner announcement!**
I want to give a warm thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway and to all of my lovely supporters. I enjoy sharing fabulous products with you so if you didn’t win this time I will have more great giveaways posted shortly. For my all my Canadian readers there is still time to enter the Murad Skincare Giveaway by clicking- HERE.
Congratulations to the winner- Kim Cee! I hope you like the products!
Disclaimer and Rules:
This Simple Skincare giveaway hosted by Diary of a Trendaholic Blog is open internationally and is sponsored by Simple Skincare. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter (random.org) to receive (1) Revitalizing Eye Roll-On and (1) Nourishing 24HR Day/Night Cream as outlined in this review post. All information must be entered correctly as specified via Rafflecoptor and entrants must be following at least 1 of my social media accounts and my blog via Bloglovin or Google Friends Connect (GFC) to qualify, (only viable entries will be considered). The giveaway begins on Thursday April 30th 2015 and ends on Thursday May 28th 2015 at 12am Eastern Time Zone.
One eligible winner will be announced on http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/ within two weeks following the giveaway end date and entrants must be at least 18 years of age to participate. The winner must send their mailing address (no PO Box addresses) and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the prize. Winners will also be contacted by email if a valid email address is provided. In the event that the winner does not claim the prize within 3 days after being contacted a second winner will be selected at random or another thereafter until the prize is claimed. Falsified entries or entries that cannot be verified may be disqualified at the discretion of the blog owner.
Diary of a Trendaholic is not responsible for a lost package(s), delays, damages or any other issues that occur during shipping, handling, processing or mailing. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the blog owner may choose to send a replacement prize equal to or differing from the original giveaway prize depending on product availability. The nature of any prize substitution will be decided on at the sole discretion of the host without any additional notification or permission. The blog owner may also choose not to replace or substitute the prize and there will be no cash alternative offered under any circumstance. Simple Skincare is not responsible for shipping or inquiries pertaining to this giveaway.
All beauty products received by the giveaway winner(s) must be used at his or her discretion in compliance with the directions on the product (s). The blog owner and giveaway host is not responsible for any adverse skin or medical reactions associated with the use of any product(s) sent to the winner. By accepting the prize the winner(s) completely release the blog owner of all legal liability pertaining to any and all side effects associated with the use of the products won.
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