I have normal to slightly combo skin. I use this to wash at night after removing my eye makeup. My skin feels soft and smooth when after I rinse. It doesn't leave my skin dry or tight. I apply a light moisturizer afterwards and my skin has been great since I started using it.
Good product.....if you buy it in a kit. Otherwise it's a bit pricy. It works well for my very dry skin, rinses off easy. After 2 weeks my skin is noticeably better.
TIP/Update-- it's better to apply this with less water..... basically I just wet my hands and than apply it to my dry face....previously I was wetting my entire face first. You can also try it in your hair to strip out product build up then condition as you would. I really like this product. It's not drying or irritating and it doesn't cause breakouts.
I'm sure I don't need to review this, but I will. This stuff is the BEST ever. I will not search for another cleanser. It is gentle, effective, takes my make-up off....enough said. I've read that trying to get 'good ingredients' out of a cleanser is pointless, so I don't feel the need to find an anti-aging cleanser. This does the job of cleaning - it's purpose. So to me it's a winner! I love it!!! I buy the 32oz off QVC and it's lasted me 7 months already with at least 1/3 left to go. What a value!!
I don't really see what the big fuss is over this cleanser since to me it's average. It has this herbal scent that I didn't particularly like that much and was pretty pricey. It didn't clean all of my makeup since I still had smudges underneath my eyes after washing. In addition there is absolutely no difference from using Purity Made Simple and using cetaphil.
Every few months, I switch cleansers because I get bored or i think my skin has become "immune". However, I always go back to Purity. It's gentle, it has a light smell - which I like, kind of anise-like. And, most importantly, my skin always looks its best when I'm washing with this cleanser regularly. I have combination skin and I actually think that my skin is less oily when I use this. Also, it doesn't dry my skin out. I have tried many facewashes - in particular, I've used Murad, Cetaphil, Bliss, Noxema, Aveeno, L'Oreal, Oil of Olay, Clean and Clear, and Clinique products regularly in the past. Purity is by far the best.
yes it's really useful . my face is unbelievably moistened after wash . it work really well but u have to use it twice O.O
I'm normally an avid Cetaphil user, but I got this product in a Philosophy set and LOVE it! I want to FYI everyone that you can get 32oz of this product from QVC.com for around $32 plus s&h...retails at $80 for that amount!
I love this product because it makes my skin very soft and has shrinked my pores to an extreme that Cetaphil never has. I'm very happy with this product. continued >>
I hate to give this a bad review because I *really* wanted to like it. I purchased this with the Best of Sephora kit, so thankfully not the full size. The cleanser itself feels very nice and your face does feel clean after using it. It's as good as (if not better) than the cleanser that my dermatologist was having me use that I can only purchase through her. It does not foam, which is fine, and my skin felt smooth after using it. THE BAD: my eyes got really irritated by this. I didn't wash anywhere near them but the scent and/or chemicals of it clung to me I guess. Maybe I didn't wash it off as well as I thought but after several days of using this like I use my regular cleanser my eyes had that irritated "gook" in them, tears everywhere, etc. I even flushed my eyes with eyedrops after using it once and it didn't help. Anyway, I stopped using this cleanser and went back to my regular cleanser and everything cleared up so I'm pretty positive that is what set my eyes off.
Sadly I will not be purchasing again. continued >>
This is a nice non foaming cleanser for the summer when my skin is combination. I think for winter this would be too harsh for my sensitive dry skin. It has a nice light lemon scent and removes all makep in one shot. Even my water resistant eye makeup is easily removed. Nice cleanser that easily takes makeup off. Your face feels squeaky clean afterwards. It's also reasonably priced, I paid $14 CAD (before tax) for 100ML at Sephora. I completely agree with PinkLily below about applying it with wet hands to a dry face. This is the perfect combination so I get maximum use out of the product. I found I did use too much with a wet face and wet hands. Thanks PinkLily!
I have started using the Makeup Optional Kit for Congested Skin, and my skin has improved dramatically! The first step is to cleanse with Purity Made Simple.
At first, I was annoyed that it didn't clean as well as I had hoped, and I seemed to be using vast quantities of product. Then, I discovered the best way to apply this to get maximum cleansing: Wet hands but not face (I slick back my hair, so it doesn't get it my face - this is how I discovered this technique; I wet my hands to slick back my hair but forgot to wet my face), pour small amount of product into wet hands, apply to face, (I use the Shiseido facial brush as an extra step), leave on face for a minute, rinse off well. If you apply the product with dry hands to a dry face, it doesn't smear around as well; if you apply with wet hands to a wet face, you have to use more product than necessary; so, applying with wet hands to a dry face is juuuuuust right!
This product did not remove my waterproof mascara. It did remove most of my other eye makeup, though. It did not sting my eyes.
I didn't notice any weird smell. If there were a scent, it washed off, anyway.