Not "pure" at all. Totally irritated my skin. Made me blotchy looking. I now use CeraVe and it has been great.
This cleanser was average for me it wasn't anything special i would buy it again only if i don't find anything better
I thought it was suppose to be a simple mild cleanser that I could use with my clarisonic but it has been breaking me out so badly! It reminds me of my trial with cetaphil, nothing but little spots all over my face and painful under the skin acne! I have sensitive, acne prone skin so please be wary of this product if you do too. I read the reviews and thought it might be the purging stages but it got so painful after about a week I laid off it as as my esthecian advised and noticed an improvement almost immediately. Trying to give it the benefit of the doubt (and since I bought 2 big bottles at a very good price) I wanted to try it again and it's only been 2 days since and my skin is already getting as bumpy as last time! Such a shame, since I had such high hopes for it. I would not recommend this product, especially if you didn't have luck with cetaphil.
For what it is, I think this cleanser is overpriced. It's very nice and gentle, but Burt's Bees makes a cleanser very similar that actually foams a little better. It's worth a try, but I wouldn't repurchase this cleanser because it's a little underwhelming.
This is by far the best face wash I have ever used. I've got combination skin that clogs pretty easily and this wash works wonders. Does not dry your skin and after use with my Clarisonic it does not make your skin tight. I use it every evening just after removing my make up with MAC clean off oil.
Bit on the pricey side but well worth the money.
I recently purchased the Philosophy "Purity Made Simple" face cleanser at my local Sephora. The price was not too bad and from what I have heard from some other people, it lasts you a long time. I was using the Clinique Acne Solutions but it seemed like my skin was not agreeing with some chemical in the skincare line which was making my face dry and my breakouts were worse than ever. I do not have acne prone skin but I do have combination so I have to be careful about what I use on my face. I love this stuff. It smells great, it does everything it says it will do and it leaves my skin feeling very clean and glowing after I use it. I will be re-purchasing this whenever I am done. I hope to try the "Hope In A Jar" moisturizer next :)
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.