This stuff is just an expensive form of cetaphil. Did nothing for me. Didn't clean pores-left them more congested. Left my skin oily and left a film-same thing cetaphil does but at least cetaphil isn't overpriced. I know my mom likes this stuff but she is also 50 and probably has no oil left in her skin anyway. Horrible and made my face feel dirty.
This cleanser removes my makeup very well, makes my skin smooth and feels refreshing and gentle. No fragrance/scent, the only con is the price! Kinda pricey for the quantity. I use it along with my Clarisonic Mia and its a match made in heaven for my skin!
This didn't work out for me. I bought it based on the positive reviews. I have dehydrated combination skin (very oily t-zone, normal cheeks) and I usually stay away from sulfates. I knew before I purchased this that it has a sulfate in it but it's not one I've ever used before so I thought it was worth a shot. Unfortunately, it was a miss. It smells gorgeous and when I put it on my face it feels very mild and it just glides over the skin very smoothly. But afterwards my face feels tight. There was a time when I thought this was normal/inevitable, but I know better now. My face should not feel tight after washing. So this is too drying/dehydrating for me.
I'm glad I bought a travel size to test it out first. I'm now using it as a shaving cream and it works surprisingly well for that, but needless to say I won't be repurchasing this. It's not a terrible product and I can see why people with normal skin might like it, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with dehydrated skin (and oily skin can be dehydrated as well). If you know that your skin doesn't like sulfates, don't bother trying this.
I bought the 32 oz bottle of this(thanks late night qvc) because everyone raves about it. While it is amazing for removing my eye makeup, its awful for the rest of my face. Like many others I have experience cystic pimples since using this. My once dry skin has turned into an oil slick. After a couple hours I can touch my skin and see all the oils on my fingers. It's disgusting. I wish I could return this.
This product is awesome!!! I was having breakouts, and combination tendencies. I started using this in conjunction with weekly facials for about 7 weeks. When facials were over I continued to use this and it has become my HG!! It removes make up, has a very mild scent and doesnt sud up. It is a wee bit expensive, but my daughter and I use the 8 oz bottle daily, and it lasts for months. You need such a small amount.
This cleanser and I have had a love/hate relationship for the past 6 years. I believed I instantly fell in love after trying it the first time. The cleanser had a light citrus scent and felt so wonderfully smooth and creamy, not to mention it completely removed all makeup, even extremely stubborn waterproof eye makeup. The bottle is sleek and easy to use. However, with extended use, my skin started to break out for the first time in my teenage years thanks to how drying the cleanser was - I was no longer blessed with perfect skin and this product was the only change I had made. I shoved it into my medicine cabinet and forgot about it for a long time.
Over the past 6 years I have gone back to this product, and will likely continue to do so, because it is so easy to use and ensure that you have no makeup left on your face. However, the light citrus scent has since been replaced with a more chemical smell. The cleanser is still extremely drying on my normal skin. Unfortunately I am one of the people that this cleanser is not completely right for, but I continue to use it.
I got the sample size of this face wash for my birth day and absolutely loved it. so I got the bigger size and than after a while I don't know what happened, but my face started breaking out and getting VERY oily. I might try using it after I try clearing up my face but for right now Im not a huge fan
A great face cleaner! It is gentle yet removes every trace of makeup. I wear foundation daily and this cleanser is a miracle worked, leaving my skin very soft. I have sensitive skin and I have never had a problem with this irritating my skin or eyes. A little goes a long way so despite its hefty price tag, it lasts a very long time.
About the third day after using this I ended up with cystic acne. I haven't had a spot as big as this one in many years. Also, I did not feel like it cleansed my skin thoroughly. Throwing it out!
Edited: Ok, Well, unfortunately I'm going to have to edit all of my squawking below. After using this product twice a day, every day, for nearly three months, I've had to stop and take it back because I've had an allergic reaction to it.
I have sensitive, fair skin and for a while I was doing really well with this - skin was clean, clear, and soft. I was using it with Philosophy's Hope in a Jar Moisturizer (which I still love to pieces) but I was ending up with these odd dry patches across my cheeks and one side of my nose and across the bridge of my nose where my glasses sit. The spots would never spread or move, but when I exfoliated to remove the rough-stuff, it would be back again at the end of the day.
I found out that one of the ingredients used in Purity Made Simple is Piper Nigrum Seed Extract, also known as Black Pepper Oil, and I have an allergy to black pepper that is generally pretty mild, but after using it consistently for so long, my skin had finally had enough and freaked out. To test this, I stopped using it for a week and a half and the weird spots went away. I went back to Purity, and the same day the exact same spots came back.
It's my own fault I suppose for not reading the ingredients but 1. It was recommended to me by a pro working at Sephora that it is the ultimate in hypo-allergenic products and that there was nothing in it that would give me any problems and 2. It never occurred to me until now that black pepper would be something anyone would put in something that would be on your face... ever.
I'm taking this from a rating of five to a two. I still think for most people who aren't weirdos like me it should work out just fine. I can't use it anymore and have thus begun my quest for a better wash for my finicky skin. I've learned my lesson and will be religiously reading any and all ingredient labels on anything I put near my skin.
It seems to me, going by reviews here and on other sites, that you either love this stuff, or you hate it. I firmly fall into the first category.
This was recommended to me by a pro at Sephora, and then a friend who uses it who refers to it as "soapy Jesus in a bottle". I admittedly didn't have a very consistent facial routine, as I have never had acne prone skin but I will break out into an odd rash on my cheek areas if I use something my sensitive skin doesn't like... so I just never really washed my face with anything but hot water to keep those odd breakouts from happening. I ended up being given a sample bottle of this, tried it for a week, and ran out to buy a bigger bottle as soon as my sample size ran out.
I'm not a huge fan of the smell, though it has grown on me and I can live with it. That said, Purity has done amazing things for my skin. I never thought of my skin as particularly bad, but after using this for two months my skin looks more even, often has a glowey, dewy finish that I didn't think I could get without makeup, it's SO soft, pores are smaller, and best of all - my sensitive, uncooperative skin hasn't broken out once since I started using it. Now I wash my face with it twice a day without fail.