Bought this in the small bottle just to try it; thank goodness I only bought the small bottle. While it was good at removing makeup and didn't burn my eyes, I'm pretty sure it's responsible for the break out that followed. Obviously I won't be using/buying it ever again.
It seems I'm in the minority in terms of my experience and opinion of this product; I simply don't like it. Why? It aggravated my skin and, literally overnight, produced 2 pimples on my healthy, clear complexion. I gave it what I believe to be a fair trial run––I used it daily for 12 days––before I just couldn't stand it anymore. By the end of my Philosophy 'experiment,' I had a total of 4 zits on my face, which might not sound extreme, but for me it's pretty severe, being that I rarely break out anymore (w/the exception of the hormonally-timed pimple that may occasionally pop up). That was enough for me. This was the first Philosophy product I'd ever tried, and it will be the last.
Talk about holy grail. This is the best facial cleanser I have ever used.
My nighttime routine is to place a small amount of this cleanser on my fingers and use it on my eye area (if I wore makeup that day), rinse that off, and then squirt some more on my Clarisonic and use that for 60 seconds on the rest of my face. I also use it with the Clarisonic in the morning (skipping the first step, unless I neglected to remove my makeup the night before - oops). My skin has never been so clear.
I have combo skin, and usually only really break out with acne around my menstrual cycle (t-zone), and this cleanser isn't the best for acne prevention in that sense, so if you are quite acne prone, this may not be the product for you. However, for the rest of us, this is a gentle cleanser that will keep your skin bright and clear (for the most part!) - especially if used with a Clarisonic or similar tool. (Trust me, I had been using Purity for a few of years before getting the Clarisonic, and it made a very noticeable difference.)
One of my favorite cleansers (besides Fresh Soy Face Cleanse). Does not lather much because it does not contain a lot of sulfate. Keeps me from breaking out. I love it. Very soft and gentle.
I've purchased this item 2 years ago and it finally ran out (I purchased the biggest size), and one thing I have to say is WOW. Ofcourse during the 2 years I've tried out other cleansers as well, but I always ended up going back to my big pump bottle of this stuff. It wasn't any miracle worker, but it got all my makeup off and foamed up pretty well when using my clarisonic. It was just my basic, good cleansing agent to get off all of my makeup at night. Def will purchase again.
Im not really sure if it worked or not, ive never had a facial cleanser. But i would say i didnt really see a change since i started using it? Ive been getting less pimples but it seems to make my face shine, which makes it looks oily. My mom gets angry if she finds out i havent been using it :p but its always good to have a clean face! Its given me a few bump reactions but if i get a reaction, it goes away quick.
Thought this stuff was perfect the first week that I used it. It removed makeup and EL DW mascara with a little massaging and my skin felt clean and fresh afterwards. After about 8 days, I noticed a few "lumps" under my facial skin. They turned out to be huge cystic pimples/bumps that hurt like the devil and took forever to get rid of. I tried it again a few weeks later after I got all cleared up and same thing. I will never try this stuff again, nor will I suggest it to anyone else. I've not had good luck with one single Philosophy product. I'll stick with my Clinique TYVM.
Loved purity by philosophy! Not harsh like other cleansers but still affective. BE CAREFUL, however, and be sure to follow directions and apply for 60 seconds. Won't treat harsh acne very well, but keeps skin clear and soft! Loved texture, smell, EVERYTHING.
This stuff is sooooo gooood! Really, really good. In fact VERY good, at one thing, breaking me out! I've given it many, many chances (like a bad boyfriend) and every time I do I end up breaking out. Doesn't remove makeup like it says it does, I have to use a ton of product to get it all off and even then it leaves a nasty film behind. It also smells exactly like hair dye.
I love this cleanser. First time I have ever said that about a cleanser, but I had previously only used drugstore brands. It took some getting used to as it doesn't lather much and it is super gentle. A little goes a long way. One large bottle lasted me 14 months with twice daily washing. It's creamy, not irritating to my eyes even though I get it directly in them every time. My skin looks the most healthy it has ever looked. The only minor drawback is that it sucks at taking off waterproof mascara.