Frequently asked questions
Simple products are not subject to animal testing, even in China because they’re sold directly to consumers from outside the country, but we don't make any claims of no animal testing. Simple is aligned with Unilever’s corporate position on animal testing: we do not test our products on animals and are committed to ending animal testing. Our leading-edge research has one clear purpose: to continue to develop new non-animal approaches that can guarantee that our products are safe, without any need for animal testing.
Occasionally, when there are no suitable non-animal approaches available, some of the ingredients we use have to be tested; and some governments test our products on animals as part of their regulatory requirements. We are actively working with these governments, other scientists and NGOs, to put in place alternative methods. If you want to know more, please see https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/what-matters-to-you/developing-alternative-approaches-to-animal-testing.html
The majority of Simple products do not contain any animal derived ingredients. Specifically, all the Water Boost range, bath and shower as well as hand wash products. In the Kind to Skin range the only product containing animal derived ingredients is the Vital Vitamin Night Cream. For further information please contact our team. [link to contact us page]
Unilever are committed to sourcing all agricultural raw materials sustainably. See below link for more information https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/reducing-environmental-impact/sustainable-sourcing/transforming-the-palm-oil-industry/
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The countries in which Simple products are currently distributed are: Canada, Norway, Singapore, Taiwan, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Malaysia, Australia, New Zeland, USA, Republic of Ireland, Philippines, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Thailand, Germany
In our website you will find links to buy each of our product online.
Simpleproducts do not contain Lanolin or Lanolin derivatives.
There are no added nuts in our products but we can not guarantee that any Simple products are made in a nut free environment. Some Simple products contain either Olive, Shea, Grapeseed, Castor Oil, Jojoba or Almond which are all derived from either nuts or seeds. Please check the ingredients list on pack for the most up to date information. Alternatively, for more information on specific products please contact us by clicking here [hyperlink to contact us page].
No parabens are used in Simple skincare products.
Simple products are particularly recommended during pregnancy. When pregnant your skin becomes more sensitive and your sense of smell more developed, so look for products with no artificial perfumes or harsh chemicals
No alcohol is used in Simple skincare products.
Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Anti-perspirant contains alcohol as without this ingredient, it would not dry.
The term 'alcohol' means only that the ingredient has been distilled during its manufacture. Ingredients like 'Cetyl Alcohol' are not connected with the drinking beverage alcohol. However, this alcohol is used in cosmetic products but will be specifically listed as 'Alcohol', 'Alcohol Denat' or 'Ethyl Alcohol' on the product label.
Our products are examined at an independent testing house and the results are validated by an independent dermatologist to verify that they are safe to use.
Simple products are hypoallergenic because they have been tested via HRIPT (Human Repeat Insult Patch Test) by an independent testing house. That means Simple products are found to be non-sensitizing and non irritating.
Just like your skin, our planet has a delicate ecosystem that needs looking after, and we’re committed to being kinder to both. You’ll notice that we’ve done away with unnecessary leaflets, made many of our packs recyclable, and have started using recycled and biodegradable materials in our products and packaging. We’re not stopping there, though. There’s still a lot more to be done, and we’re determined to be as green as possible, so watch this space for more eco-friendly updates!
All of our skincare products are soap free.
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