This was a good, gentle exfoliant, but nothing to rave about. I want to recommend shaking it gently before using though, to keep it homogeneously mixed - I've used about 3/4 of mine and there doesn't seem to be any of the physical exfoliant left - it must float to the top or something, so has been used up. I'm still able to use it as a cleanser.
My search for an exfoliating face wash is over! I have tried all sorts of exfoliating face washes and for the most part I felt they 'scratched' my face. The exfoliating particles in The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash are perfect!...They are tiny and when I massage the wash into my face I feel them working but not too harshly. I have been using this wash every day (sometimes 2x a day) for the past week and have noticed that my skin on my face looks 'renewed'. This is a must-have for me!
I tried Philosophy once before - got a starter kit when they first appeared on the scene. I was intrigued by the packaging and the premise, and wanted to love it. I didn't see a noticeable difference in my skin, but I have normal skin, so I wasn't expecting much. What turned me off - for 10 years - was the products went BAD before I could finish them. It took less than 3 months before they developed the tell tale sour smell, and I tossed everything. After that experience, I didn't return to Philosophy, until now.
I needed an exfoliator for my hands, and saw a tester of the Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash. I work in a department store, and sometimes after demonstrating a product (usually self tanners, etc) I need something that will gently but thoroughly cleanse. I tried this and was amazed by how smooth and satiny my hands felt after a quick washing. I didn't want to follow up with a moisturizer, because my hands felt so good.
I made a sample and took it home. I tried it twice on my face, but I was disappointed - the satiny feel didn't appear on my face. I also didn't notice any difference. The good news is I didn't experience any break outs. I think I will use this as an exfoliator for other body parts - hands, lips, possibly feet.
Another reviewer mentioned preferring an exfoliator with a chemical component - I'm guessing she is referring to someting with Glycolic Acid. I agree. I'll stick with my Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser. It's mild, irritant-free, and does a lovely job of keeping my skin clear.
The M. E. Wash is perfect for body parts, but even for that purpose, I wouldn't purchase it. And I'm afraid it would go bad if I kept it around too long.
This product is a GREAT exfoliator. I use it 3-5 nights a week to slough off the day's makeup and pollution. I have super sensitive skin so it took me a couple of weeks for my skin to get used to it, but my skin has never looked or felt healthier. Warning: Don't scrub! Gently massage. This product isn't incredibly abrasive, but a gentle massage does the trick.
After reading reviews about this product, I went out and got this face cleanser and I wasn't impressed. First of all, its basically nano-sized (very very fine) granules in a solution of glorified water. It doesn't foam or add any emollients that would help with the removal of makeup, so I really only see it as a gentle scrub. It made my skin feel smooth, but I like multi-tasking products, and this one is more of a unitasker. I would rather use Murad's AHA/BHA wash scrub or PTR products that have the scrub benefit + some chemical exfoliants.
I love this product. Feels like the sand found in the Bahamas - tiny round granules! I don't use it every day but maybe every other day, or after I've had a lot of makeup on my face.
I loved, loved this product. I got it as a sample and when i tried it i was hooked. I used it for about 9 months and i loved how it felt on my skin, because it was like a daily gentle exfoliating wash. My skin got used to it after the 9 months, so the effects were not as impressive, but still pretty good. Right now i am taking a break from it, because i am college student and budget is limited, but it's been tough trying to find something that works as well as this philosophy product. I will probably buy it again as soon as i get a summer job.
I have been using this daily for the last several months and it has performed amazingly well. Non drying, face doesn't feel tight after a shower, removes makeup, I use something else for the eye area. I will continue to use unless something else gives me better results.
I have really sensitive skin and this is the first scrub I've ever owned that #1 actually works and #2 doesn't make my skin raw or break out. You can actually feel it working and after you wash it off you have baby soft skin. I bought it with the microdelivery exfoliating pads and it gives you an extra boost of soft skin power.
I use the Scrub every other day but it's gentle enough for everyday use.
I use the pads once a week because they really exfoliate a lot. The pads could probably be used 2-3 times a week by most skin types though.
the beads are very fine, almost not even beads, more like really fine sand and they even more disappear and you rub on the face. i use this in the AM in the shower, do my face, neck and chest with my hands. no fragrance, feels gentle. i like this better than the purity made simple which i think is blah. i can't say that it has worked amazing wonders on my skin, i've been using it for about 2 months now. nothing bad, nothing super amazing success story. kind of expensive, will probably buy again until i find something better and/or cheaper.