Tuesday, March 22, 2011

REVIEW: Simple Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin Night Cream

Hello Ladies,

I've been using Simple Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin Night Cream for a few month now, and just like most of other Simple products I absolutely love it. I've mentioned it several times on my blog now, in my night beauty routine and also in my 2010 favorites, so I figured it was time for me to review it.

Here is what they say: 
When your skin's happy and fresh faced, you feel healthier and happier too!

Our Vital Vitamin Night Cream is a perfect blend of active ingredients and multi-vitamin goodness to restore and replenish skin throughout the night. Perfect for even sensitive skin,

Pro-Vitamin B5 actively restores, softens and smoothes
Vitamin E moisturises to improve skin condition
Vitamin F renews and regenerates

Glycerin hydrates and nourishes
Allantoin softens and protects
Bisabolol soothes and calms

No unnecessary or harsh chemicals so it won't upset your skin

Dermatologically tested and approved

Here is what I say: 
For a little over £5 you get 50ml of product in a sleek looking jar. Being a budget buyer, I love the price for the amount of product I get. Plus a lot of time it is on offer from Boots and Superdrug. I've been using it since December and I just now reached half the jar, so it lasts for a nice long time. The cream is a standard white color, and although the packaging says that there is no perfumes, I can detect a slight fresh smell. I only smell it when I bring the jar close to my nose, and never when I apply the cream. 

One of my main requirements for a facial cream is how easily it absorbs into my skin. I can't stand the oily, greasy feeling that some creams leave on my face after applying. If the cream doesn't absorb fast enough, it will get put away to never be used again or given away to someone who has drier skin than me. I am happy to say that I don't have that problem with Simple Vitamin Night Cream. Actually let me rephrase it, I did have a small problem with it but it was my own fault. I was applying too much, hence it wasn't absorbing fast enough. Now that I figured out how much cream to apply, I don't have that problem anymore.

My only (small) gripe is the packaging. Don't get me wrong, I love the look of jars and pots but I become less impressed when it comes time to using them. The reason why I don't like jars and pots is because I have long nails, and it becomes really hard to get the cream out without getting any cream UNDER my nails, one of my biggest pet peeves. So in order to solve that problem, I scoop up the cream with the top of my nail (just like in the picture) and this way it doesn't get under nails. SCORE!

I use one 'scoop' on each of my cheeks, one on the forehead and about 2-3 on my neck. This amount works for me, and absorbs within 5 minutes leaving my skin oh so soft and smooth! Since starting using it, I haven't had any irritation or reaction, but I have to mention that my skin rarely gets reactions to anything.

I would definitely recommend this night cream, and I will repurchase once it's gone. And before I leave UK, I will stock up on this and other Simple goodness :)

Have any of you tried this cream? What do you think?

~ Lyuba