I bought this stuff to take off a strong sunscreen. I went into Ulta looking for a oil cleaner and the assistant immediately brought me over to this stuff. She said that people that use stage makeup use this to remove really strong powerful makeup. This stuff works awesome! I love it. Smells great, a little goes a long way and it works REALLY well. It removed my mascara quick! I don't use waterproof. I love it. This will be in my regime going forward no matter what kind of ss I use. Good stuff!!!
I have been using the standard Purity for quite some time. I have very dry skin due to a medical condition, and have a hard time keeping my face hydrated. I use my Mia after this oil and it works really well. This melts mascara off my face like nothing (I wear waterproof) and doesn't irritate my very sensitive eyes. It plows through make up with very little effort, and I dont find much on my Mia brush head. It doesn't dry my skin out, but also doesn't leave a oily or greasy after feel.
I hate the bottle. I wish it came with something a bit more controlled to dispense it, like maybe a pump?
Anyway, this is my go to cleanser. Love it.
The packaging for this cleansing oil is a disaster, because of the pour bottle the thin oil is difficult to control and if you want to add more product to your face you have to pick up the bottle with slippery hands. This smells just like the whole Purity range, that nice vaguely botanical but clean scent only in a very muted form. I can barely smell it at all while using.
This is the thinnest of all the cleansing oils that I've tried and so the oil spreads well and if it gets into your eyes it causes only a little of the cloudy vision thing (common to all cleansing oils) and blinks clear in seconds. But it feels thin and cheap and has none of the luxurious and smooth texture that converted me to cleansing oils in the first place.
Getting rid of my wp mascara with this cleansing oil requires more rubbing and causes more friction that any other I've tried - again because it is so thin, but it will remove it. And if it gets into your eyes it stings, not badly but its the only oil I've tried that stings at all so that put me off immediately. It emulsifies completely with the smallest amount of water - good if you're bare faced but not so great for removing makeup. In order to perform a decent cleansing massage and get my makeup off completely I have to use twice as much of this oil as I do with other brands.
I can't wait to finish the bottle and I won't repurchase when I do.
I've had a sample size of this forever and just started using it to remove my waterproof eye makeup. I use coconut oil for the rest of my face but this works better on my eyes. Waterproof eye liner and mascara just melts off. I love it. I will be buying a large size.
This was an okay product for me. Removes makeup only after 2-3 wipes and it unfortunately stings my eye. The job that it does right now really does not justify its 30 dollars price point. Something from Maybelline/Biore could have done a better job than this and does not sting my eye. Will not be repurchasing this again
This is perfect for cleansing dry/very dry skin. All of my regular cleansers, even creme formulas, were too drying for my face. This cleanses all of my makeup off and regularly cleanses my face so there's no need for a separate makeup remover and a face wash, like Clinique requires.
It's a bit expensive for a face wash s I'll try to find a cheaper oil wash. Most people can use a regular gentle face wash and have no problems. Even using a thick moisturizer, my cleansers were all drying out my face. This may not be a popular product, but some women need oil cleansers for their dry skin.
Haha, typical review for me-- I tend to love products that aren't wildly popular and then the rave products everyone loves I tend to hate. So, I love this stuff. When I look for a cleanser, I want it to take off ALL of my makeup in one wash, not make me break out, perhaps improve my skin, and I don't want it to take too long to use when washing. Honestly, I know what types of cleansers work for me based on ingredients. I got a sample of this from Sephora and my first thought was "meh" because the Purity facial cleanser everyone loves never did anything special for me, and I put this sample aside hoping to use it as an eye makeup remover. Anyway, one day when I was in a hurry in the morning, I decided to try this oil cleanser. It left my skin feeling simply CLEAN and soft and I loved it! The best part is that it takes much less time to use than my usual cleanser, which I need to keep massaging on my face and it slips and slides everywhere, so washing my face with that is kind of an ordeal. Using this Purity Oil Cleanser though, I only had to massage onto my skin for 30-60 sec (as the directions say) and it took off everything (and I had makeup on from the night before)--I could tell because I used my toner and a cotton pad to double check. Some people say this dries their face out. Yes, it leaves it feeling a bit tight, but nothing like those drugstore cleansers that just strip your skin. I would have never thought to use an OIL cleanser on my OILY/combo skin, but it really helps in balancing my face out. This cleanser does not foam, which I don't mind. I follow the directions on the bottle: dampen my hands, put on the oil, massage onto DRY face. Weird, but it works! I noticed that if you want it to not make your skin feel a little tight, dampen (not soak) the skin on your face first. This combats that problem. Honestly, I LOVE a good cleanser that is not traditional and is QUICK because my time is limited. Will be repurchasing!
Dried out my skin and the consistency is so thin i had to tug on my skin to massage it in. Packaging is stupid and needs a pump. Returned it to ulta and have been using origins for 6 months with no problems.
I usually use MAC cleanse off but had to add a few things to my cart to qualify for free shipping and this was it. It smells like purity cleanser to me only a smidge different. It removes all of my eye makeup and leaves my skin super soft. I don't think I would repurchase only because I prefer mac cleanse off.
I'm an oil cleanser gal. And I have tried a few different brands from Shu, L'occitane, MAC, Boscia and others... I've been wanting to try shiseido's oil cleanser which I can't seem to find in Toronto. So when I was in NY this weekend I checked a few sephoras to find it and they didn't carry it either. They kept suggesting the more expensive brands like Amore Pacific (love their products but it's too expensive for a cleanser!) and Laura Mercier which i said no to. The sales rep finally suggested philosophy oil cleanser and I was surprised the philosophy even made oil cleansers! anyways, I bought one bottle for 25 dollars which I was happy with.
Now onto the product, it's a standard oil cleanser with that philosophy like scent to it. It's a little bit botanical and minty smelling but it doesn't bother me. It's actually quite refreshing in my opinion! I use this to clean my waterproof mascara and it does not irritate my eyes (like MAC's does)
Another thing I kind of like about this is the packaging, it comes in that typical philosphy packaging in a skinny bottle but it isn't a pump bottle which I actually don't mind because I travel alot and when I travel, the pump bottles can be tricky to pack.
I say try it! I found that to get my waterproof (I use covergirl which I find to be the most stubborn to get off even compared to lancome waterproof mascara), it requires less rubbing than other oil cleansers I've used in the past.