simple skincare

January 12th, 2012

I do a lot of beauty tutorials on this site, and I’m always looking for fun ideas to share with you guys. But as much as I love makeup, the truth is that makeup is one small part of my skincare routine. The best concealer or foundation in the world won’t work properly without clean, well-hydrated skin, and no amount of mascara or shadow can help when you when you’ve skipped basic skincare.

As a lover of all things beauty, I wind up trying a lot of products, with both good and less good results. While I feel extremely lucky to try so many great new products, I have to face facts: being a constant beauty guinea pig has made my skin way more sensitive than it’s ever been in the past. Last year, I had two terrible allergic reactions to beauty products, and ever since, I’ve been extremely careful about the products I’m willing to use.

So I am so excited to tell you guys that I’m going to be working with the UK’s No. 1 Facial Skincare brand, Simple Skincare, which is coming to the U.S (and beauty aisles!) this February! Simple Skincare is specifically designed for people with sensitive skin, and has no dyes, perfumes, or harsh chemicals. Simple knows that what’s left out of a product is equally important as what’s put in — so it’s created an effective, gentle skincare line, with each product designed to minimize the risk of a skin reaction. I’m always on the lookout for gentle products that can become my immediate go-to cleansers, moisturizers and more, and I can’t wait for you guys to try these.

And the best part? Drugstore prices. Seriously!

Alexa Chung for Madewell top, Marc Allison jeans (gifted by LYCRA), Forever 21 scarf.

Tags: beauty · sponsored · This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Influencer in the Simple® Skincare Program. Visit to share your story on sensitive skin.

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Colleen @ Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill // Jan 12, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I love the idea of skincare products without the harsh chemicals–can’t wait to try the line!

  • 2 Rachel from Love a la Mode // Jan 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I’m excited to hear about them, it’s really important to me to find products that are more natural without chemicals. And I love your scarf!

  • 3 Kem Elliott // Jan 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Amazing Katy! Can’t wait to hear/see more about this brand! Skin care is the foundation of great beauty!

  • 4 Sarah // Jan 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Very cool! In my early twenties my skin resorted back to the condition it was in my early teens (acne-prone, red, irritated) so I’ve been looking for a new face wash and moisturizer that won’t irritate my face. I’ll have to check out Simple Skincare in Feb! Keep us posted!

    Ps. Where did you get your polka dot blouse from this picture?

  • 5 katy // Jan 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    It’s Alexa Chung for Madewell, and the jeans are Marc Allison (gifted from LYCRA)!  I’ll update the post tonight.

    I think the blouse is sold out online, but it might still be in stores!

  • 6 carly // Jan 13, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Love that blouse…so casual chic but could be dressed up for sure!

  • 7 cait // Jan 13, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    You look like you’re glowing! Loving the outfit too.

  • 8 laura // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I love simple products, especially the fragrance free conditioner and shampoo although some of the products still contain sodium laurel sulphate, which is a harsh detergent which is very drying on your skin.

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