I've recently starting stocking the Simple As That skincare range at Hello Charlie, and I've got to be honest with you, I can't believe it's taken me so long. I love everything about this range - it's all about keeping your beauty routine simple, with great natural ingredients. Even the packaging is fab. There's no plastic, just simple, clean lines and glass containers.
The ingredient philosphy is great - it's all about organic, fair trade and vegan. Most of the products have just 3 or 4 ingredients. There's no fillers, just great natural ingredients that work so well!
Here's a few products that I love from this range!
Simple As That Makeup Remover
Simple As That makeup remover
really is simple - it's just safflower oil, extra virgin olive oil and jojoba oil. I put a few drops on to a damp cotton pad or facewasher, swipe it over my face and my makeup's gone. It's the best thing for removing eye makeup, too. I put a couple of drops on my fingertips and gently massage it into my eye makeup, then wipe it off. Gone! Even mascara. And the best thing is that my skin feels moisturised, not tight and dry.
Simple As That Baby Vapour Rub
The baby vapour rub
sold out within days of getting our first shipment in. I shouldn't have been surprised (and should have ordered a lot more in the first place!) because it's so gentle. And it smells so good! Because it's been formulated especially for babies, it can be used even on newborns. The shea butter and coconut oil make it super moisturising, too, which I also love.
Simple As That Exfoliant
I have to mention the exfoliant - I love, love, love this product. I find that chemical exfoliants
tend to irritate my skin, but a gentle physical exfoliant stops me from looking flaky and yurgh (technical word for about 25 years older than I actually am). I'm loving the Simple As That exfoliant
- it's just rice powder, cacao and sea salt. I combine it with facial oil and scrub in the shower. Because I'm using oil with it, my skin is instantly moisturised - no issues with feeling dry!
Simple As That Moisturiser
I'd like to be able to let you know about the moisturiser
, but we sold out of that straightaway, too, so I haven't had a chance to give it a test run! It's just shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba, and I reckon this would be just about perfect for our Melbourne winters, when you really need a rich moisturiser.
Simple As That Cleanser & Toner
are being tested by one of the Hello Charlie guinea pigs (that would be a team member, BTW, there's no animal testing around here, thank you very much) and I'm getting excellent reports. The cleanser
(orange blossom water, vegetable glycerine, tea tree oil, may chang oil - smells divine!) is apparently wonderful on her slightly oily skin, and the toner
(rose otto water, french lavender hydrosol, witch hazel - also smells amazing) is even better.
Simple As That Match Mask
I'm intrigued by the Matcha Mask
. I drink loads of green tea, but never thought of putting it on my skin. Matcha is loaded with antioxidants and catechins (which help stop the breakdown of collagen and elastin), so maybe I should be swimming in it! When I get around to testing it out, I'll let you know how it goes.
Simple As That Mocha Body Scrub
The Mocha Body Scrub
is high on my list as well, but I just haven't got there yet. It's got coffee beans, himalayan pink salt, coconut oil, cacao, hemp seed oil and vitamin e. Forget using it on my body, I want to eat this stuff. Yum!
The whole Simple As That skincare range has been formulated by a Melbourne pharmacist, made right here in Melbourne, and it's vegan, natural, fair trade, not tested on animals and packaged in glass. I swear, if this range was a person, it wouldn't drink, smoke or swear and it would never go to bed with its makeup still on. It'd be the goody two shoes sitting up the front of the class with her hand in the air. But in a good way!
Shop the Simple As That Skincare range here at Hello Charlie