I was excited to see Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash on the shelf at Ulta so I picked it up. I use Retin -A Micro every other day so my Cetaphil for oily skin was starting to not work out so well. I’ve never needed a moisturizing facial wash before so this was a whole new experience for me.
Simple’s description on their website says “Our Moisturizing Facial Wash leaves your skin thoroughly cleansed and nourished, plus it’s a perfect blend of our purest possible skin loving ingredients with added vitamins.” The Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash comes in a white tube with green writing. It has a nondescript scent to it. Its not scent free, more of a mild soapy smell. It has pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E. It has no dyes or artificial perfumes, and no harsh irritants, according to the packaging.
Its not as “simple” as you would think it would be. The ingredient list is quite long. Here is what is in the stuff: Water (Aqua, Eau), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Polyquaternium-39, Laureth-10, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Chloride, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Disodium EDTA, Dipropylene Glycol, Methylparaben
I do not like this facial wash because I find it drying. The scent is fine, the consistency is fine, and it cleans my face well. The problem I have is that it leaves my face feeling dry and tight afterward. I hate that. I do not find this to be moisturizing at all, which is what it is advertised to be. It would probably be a good facial wash for someone with oily skin, but if you are looking for something that is going to leave your skin moisturized, keep looking, this is not it!