---Using the Product---
This cleansing lotion is supposed to be used by squeezing some onto a cotton pad and rubbing it gently over your face. I haven't tried using this as a standard cleanser with water, but I don't think it would work as well with water. It's best to just stick to the recommended method with this. I first tried using it with a piece of cotton wool pleat, as I didn't have any cotton pads, and it didn't work well at all. The cotton wool fell apart, so it's really best to invest in some cotton wool pads. You can find a big pack of these in Poundland, and they'll last you a long time.
The consistency of the lotion is very thick, and a little goes a long way. It does come out in one big blob, so I like to fold the cotton pad to evenly distribute the lotion, before putting it on my face. Before I did this, the lotion would end up in one big blob on my face, so I found that folding the pad made it easier to get even coverage over my face.
It's recommended that you use this product twice a day; once in the morning, and once in the evening. I do usually remember to use it twice a day, but sometimes I just use it before bed. If you only want to use it once, and make the product last longer, it's up to you, but if you have particularly oily skin, as I do, then it's best to use it twice a day.
It's recommended that you use the Simple Toner after using the lotion, and I try to do this every time I use it. However, there have been times when I haven't used the toner afterwards, either down to laziness, or just forgetfulness. While I've found that the results are better with the toner too, the lotion does do a good job of cleaning by itself. It's also very soothing if you have dry or chapped skin, so it's great in the winter. In fact, the product description on the bottle states that it's perfect for drier skin, as it's so gentle.
I find that my skin feels cleaner since I've been using this product. It's very easy for my skin to breakout, so no product on it's own keeps spots away for good. Combined with a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water, this product has done wonders for my skin. It feels clean, smooth and just generally healthier. The product has even seemed to help moisturise, as my skin hasn't been as dry recently.