This does an excellent job of deep cleaning my face and removing face makeup. It is a no nonsense foaming gel that actually does what it promises without making skin feel stripped and dry. I use this a few times a week when I do not care to deal with creating laundry via used washcloths. I will certainly be trying more Philosophy products. Just a little bit goes a long way. Love it.
Instant clogged pores! I've never used a more pore clogging product than this. Totally unexpected because it's a foaming gel cleanser but after one use I had clogged pores ALL over my face. Then I stupidly decided to use it a second time and had full on pimples pop up! Do not recommend.
I use this with my clarisonic at night to remove makeup! It lasts a long time and suds up very quickly! It's also gentle, but leaves my skin feeling free & clean!I'm not gonna even try anything else! Pair it with josie maran argon oil, and you're set!
This is my new go to cleanser.
I have an oily t-zone with dry cheeks and am prone to cystic acne on my chin and blackheads on my cheeks.
I have tried to develop a routine using a product specifically designed to remove makeup and then cleansing my face but even with the best intentions that rarely happens. I like that this product removes makeup and cleanses. I use it in conjunction with a handheld facial cleansing brush and its awesome. Gives me a deep down clean without being harsh or abrasive and removes all dirt and makeup without causing my skin to go into overdrive and create too much oil afterwards.
I have noticed a considerable decrease in my blackheads and have had no cysitc acne in months. I attribute this to two factors, 1. discontinuing the use of other products and, 2. finding a cleanser that does what I need it to do.
I will continue using this product.
I love love love the purity products. I have just discovered this and it will be my summer cleanser for my combo skin. The smell is slightly different than the cream version and doesn't bother my sensitive nose. I am more prone to heavy oil in the summer and drier in the winter, this leaves my skin feeling clean without the tightness of overly drying. The tube is a great system of delivery, I use a little drop on my Clarisonic and that's all I need. I haven't found the one cleanser to keep my skin from being shiny through my 12 hour shifts as a nurse but this is a great start. It is great for a person with sensitive skin, super gentle and great cleaning.
Love this stuff!!! I have very oily sensitive and acne prone skin and when I can find a cleanser that does the job and not aggravate my skin... Is a Miracle!!!! Really excited about this cleanser... It takes off all my makeup and leaves my skin feeling so fresh but not stripped like most cleansers. I also bought the micro delivery exfoliating cleanser that I use in the AM, I use this in the PM.. And I got the take a deep breath moisturizer that I use both AM and PM. So ready to try their acne stuff ill be purchasing that soon! Love philosophy!!! :)
This is my all time favorite cleanser. I have tried others and always come back to purity. It thoroughly cleans my face after a long day of makeup. It doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and doesn't over dry my face. I use it with my clarisonic and they are a perfect pair. It is a great value for the price compared to other cleansers.
I was lured in to trying this product mostly because of the claim that it could double as a makeup remover. I'm all for simplifying my nighttime routine- the fewer steps between me and my bed, the better. Although it does a good job of cleansing my face, it's not the most effective eye makeup remover, especially when wearing eyeliner. It also tends to sting the eye area.
While this is not an overall bad product, I don't think I'll repurchase. (Too expensive for what it is, for one thing!) The SA was nice enough to give me a sample of the original Purity cleanser, so I'll be giving that a try in the near future.
bought this from sephora for $18.00. the SA recommended this for oily skin gals like me. it is wonderful! i dont buy much from the philosophy line, just the triple acid pads. this face wash has me rethinking their other products! a little goes a LONG way with this gel. you need some pressure to squeeze out but thats better than the whole thing gushing out. i cant detect any fragrance and it takes off all my makeup and eye makeup W/OUT leaving my face feeling stripped! my skin feels so comfortable after the wash. i dont feel like i need to run and slap some face lotion on right away. great gel face wash and the price is tolerable, $18.00 for a 7oz tube.
I <3 this product. Before I used the regular one, I believe it's supposed to be a lotion or moisturizing. The other one is good too, I just like this one better because the packaging is prettier and the product foams up. I have dry skin in the winter but during the school day I can look shiny around my nose even though it's not actually oily. This does a pretty good job at keeping my face it's naturally dry state in the winter, really really good for people with oily skin. It does not moisturize at all, I should be using a moisturizing one but I prefer to use a moisturizer and not a moisturizing cleanser. But it would be great if you had oily skin. The packaging is so nice, comes with so much, a little goes a long way just like the original. You have to squeeze pretty hard to get it out, but totally tolerable. If you rub this product in enough it will totally deep cleanse your skin even though there is zero exfoliation. I really rub it into my breakout areas and I see a difference, it evens out skin tone too. Love it.