I really wanted to love this product after all the fantastic reviews I had read about it. But unfortunately this product made me break out in pimples - and I NEVER break out like that, I only ever get one or two and it is quite rare when I do.
I thought perhaps it may have been the other Philosophy face care products, but through elimination trials I found it was the cleanser. Thankfully I bought it through SKINSTORE which gave me a full refund.
I was very sorry not to like this product but it played havoc with my dry/combination skin.
The fragrance was also quite awful!
After years of using L'Oreal facewash (I don't even remember the name, turquoise tube) I finally decided to give Purity a try. I didn't want to like it because it's a little pricey compared to d/s brands but I thought what the hell and bought the small $10 bottle at Sephora. I figured that if I didn't like it I would only be out $10. Wow was I missing out! This is great because unlike my thick L'Oreal facewash this stuff is light and it removes all my m/u and makes me feel fresh! I thought that in order for a facewash to be able to remove all impurities it had to be thick. I was wrong! This is so light and since it is so light it is very easy to remove. The only tiny quirk I have is that I don't know if I can get used to the smell. It smells a little medicine-like instead of fresh smelling like it should smell. That's one thing I don't get about Philosophy's products. Sometimes they smell funky like Hope in a Jar. I don't mind HIAJ's smell but I know some do. Overall though I like it and I plan to repurchase and get the $20 bottle. I think the $30 or $32 bottle is a little too bulky for facewash so I think from now on I'll stick to the middle size and the smaller size for travel.
I LOVE this cleanser it is the best i have ever used! It smells pretty but mostly it makes my skin really glow-y! It also reduces my breakouts so i only have a few spots. I got a travel size for easter and i had to go back to Sephora and get more asap! The trick is to massage it onto your face, wash it off the gently dab a towel on your face to dry. This is my favorite skincare product ever!
This is my favorite cleanser, hands down. Even though I've switched to Paula's Choice products for most of my other skin care needs, I can't give up Purity. It is gentle on my face and eyes, and takes off every scrap of makeup. It removes waterproof eye makeup - even MAC liquidlast - with a bit of gentle rubbing on the lids. It doesn't leave a tight or dry feeling, and it doubles as a gentle brush cleanser. This is a HG product.
Ehh, this stuff is pretty good. I mean, a cleanser can only do so much. It's not drying, it smells alright, and it washes off easily. The reason I bought it is that I like the packaging. Seriously, I'm horrible about packaging. I bought Chanel No.5 KNOWING I hated the smell just because I liked the bottle. Anyway, if you're feeling like you want this, buy it. It's pretty good, and it's not too expensive so what the heck.
Best cleanser that I have ever used!! it really leaves my face very clean and it doesnt leave that tight feeling. I bought this as a set so i have hope in a jar and the eye cream as well. I would recommend this to anyone!
Purity cleanser by Philosophy is the only cleanser I have used in over 5+ years. My teenage daughter also uses it and has very litlte breakouts. This is an all-in-one product--cleanser, eyemakeup remover, toner and does not leave your skin tight after using it. The trick to getting the best results is to add a few drops of water into product and work the product into the skin for 30-60 seconds. If you let the product work on the skin for this time frame, it will remove everything. I wear thick opaque makeup to conceal vitiligo and this removes it completely and doesn't leave any makeup residue to cause breakouts. If you can afford it, it's worth it, plus it saves counterspace and time by combining the effects of multiple products. I'm busy and I need a streamlined multitasking product.
Same as Tramrak, my mom thinks this is the best cleanser that she has used in her whole life while I found nth special with it.
The smell of this cleanser is strange to me too and I feel uneasy with this scent on my face. It smells like a mixture of different herbs.
It also claims to remove makeup as well, which I find it not too convincing. I need to rub hard to get my makeup removed with this cleanser, which I obviously gave up doing this already.
i got this as a gift from my mom who LOVES it and has really been raving it up. i have heard and read alot of good stuff about it so i was really excited to try it! well...it's ok. i mean, i don't see anything really special about it! it removes dirt and makeup w/o drying out your skin but so do a million other cleansers that cost a whole lot less. and personally, i need more exfoliation when i'm scrubbing off my makeup and i just can't get that from this + my hands. i actually prefer my Target brand generic cleansing cloths to this! atleast w/those you just add water and get cleansing and exfoliating in one. i'll use this for the days when i haven't worn any makeup, because it is a nice cleanser, i just won't be repurchasing.
I tried a bottle of this a few years back (like maybe 5 years). I didn't think it was anything special. It kind of smelled bad, didn't clean my eye makeup well, and left my skin tight. Unless the formulation has changed, I can't figure out what the hype is all about.