eed to I have repurchased this like 5 times! I learned that any new product you use on your face, you need to give it 4 to 6 weeks to work! So I did that with this product, and after initial break out a tiny bit on my chin, it really balanced out my skin, and keeps it in great shape!! it is light, but gets my makeup (even waterproof) off my face, and makes me feel clean, without that tight skin feeling i get from a lot of drugstore cleansers (esp clean and clear and aveeno). I almost never break out anymore, and my skin is in great shape, and i think its thanks to this! even after i changed moisturizers, it helped my skin get through that change!!
This definitely isn't a product that agrees with my skin. Since I started using it, I've had terrible acne around my chin and mouth area, which has never been a problem for me in the past. It doesn't do a very good job at removing all of my makeup and I don't wear it very heavily. I'm not a fan of the fragrance either, but that's just personal preference. Overall, I'm quite disappointed after reading so many favourable reviews and I would definitely not purchase it again or recommend it to others with a similar skin type to my own.
In general, I'm not a fan of Philosophy products but I really like this cleanser. It has a light herbally scent and a milky, creamy consistency that leaves my skin feeling clean but not squeaky clean or tight. It has a hard time taking off waterproof mascara though, especially if you use a eyelash primer (I use Shiseido primer with L'oreal WP false fiber lashes mascara and I had to follow up with DHC oil cleanser to remove the rest of my mascara from my lashes). Unfortunately this contains parabens so it doesn't achieve HG status in my book - that spot still belongs to Boscia's Purifying Gel Cleanser. But for those who don't care about parabens, this is a nice cleanser, just don't count on it to remove all of your mascara.
When I first started using this product, I believe it did cause me to breakout heavily. However, after continuing to use it, my breakouts have lessened considerably. I really like that this cleanser removes all of my makeup easily and leaves my face feeling clean but not overly dry.
Eh, this was good, but it's not great. It'll do what you expect it to do: it cleans... but you won't get amazing results with it. I would suggest using makeup remover or Vaseline if you have heavy eye makeup on because it won't get everything off. I found this cleanser to be a little bit drying, but most cleansers are, I suppose.
Broke me out originally when I used it and over-time my skin got used to it...ish. Still some concerns but nothing huge at this rate. Bought a small bottle (ridiculous price) at Sephora but never finished it. Didn't quite like the product.
For the make-up cleaning aspect of it, my eye make-up was cleaned not too bad. Waterproof mascara cleaning, no but still not bad. Not totally worth the hype for me.
I got this as a Sephora perk and I love it. I never have spent too much money on cleansers, sticking with whatever I could find in CVS, Duane Read, whatever.
As I am aging I am noticing some of my skin is red, wrinkles are coming ahhhhhh - but mostly anything I wash with leaves my skin feeling so dry. It can't be quenched.
This is 20 bucks for a small bottle and 40 bucks for a large size, sorry I don't have the amounts.
I think it is absoluetely worth it!! It does have some skin conditioning elements in it, and my skin does not feel sucked dry after I wash my face.
Out of all makeup removers/ cleansers, this topped my list. It completely removes makeup and eye make up, just love it. Does not burn my eyes. Not only that, a bottle last me 11 months, a little goes a long way. It also never made me break out. I am in love with this, try it you wont be dissapointed!!!!
After trying low-end drugstore products since I was a teenager and having minimal success, I received the small bottle of this cleanser as a gift with a purchase from Beauty Brands. I am so glad I did! I'm sticking with Purity. I used to get 1 or 2 zits a month, usually due to cyclical hormones. I've been using Purity for months now and haven't had a single breakout. It completely removes all traces of makeup, including liquid eyeliner and lash glue. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturized, unlike the previous products (think Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, etc.) which dried out my face. It also shrank my pores, made my fine lines harder to see, helped with my puffy eyes and undereye circles, and reduced redness. Because of Purity, my skin tone is overall improved and I no longer have to use a toner! I also noticed I'm using significantly less moisturizer, and my makeup goes on more smoothly and efficiently. Don't let the price deter you, as a little goes a long way. The small Purity bottle will last just as long as a standard size drugstore product bottle. The smell is also pleasant and not too strong. The only thing I don't like is the bottle; I wish the opening were at the bottom.
I really wanted to like this cleanser and be able to purchase it again only if Philosophy took the fragrance down a notch. It is very strong, and it is coming from someone who likes fragrances. This cleanser doesn't really foam, but will form some bubbles if you try to work it. It is a very silky formula, so it will be very smooth against the skin which means less tugging. It is really a good formula if you use a brush, which I do with the DHC face brush. I can see that it will also be good with the Clarisonic (future owner, it is in the mail!) This cleanser is suppose to an All-In-One like makeup remover and toner built in. I really don't know how well it removes makeup as I always use an oil cleanser. This cleanser is gentle, but not as gentle as Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleaser, perhaps due to the fragrance.