Philosophy...where to begin? I loved Philosophy products, until I discovered the only thing they were doing for my skin was harming it - clogging, greasing, and aging my skin due to all of the chemicals and toxins in the products. Read the ingredients that comprise this product...diatomaceous earth?!!! Yeah it's "naturally occuring" but it's main use is as a parasite/insect killer! The microscopically sharp edges slice up the insects from the inside out and also pierce the flea/ticks bodies, which causes them to dehydrate and die. Why the hell would I rub this on my face? Do you really think this is better for skin than almonds or walnuts?! Not to mention the mixture of other chemicals and skin toxins which make up this product. Philosophy is all about marketing and advertising ingenuity, and a well-spoken creator that probably would never slap these chemicals on her own face. Scrubbing the skin causes rapid cell turnover and accelerates the aging process, which is contradictory to all of these scrubs on the market - but makes sense since they want you to purchase their chemical-laden moisturizers to "fix" what damage the scrubs do. Natural almond scrub is chemical-free, natural and is actually less-harsh for the skin, if you MUST scrub occasionally. It cracks me up how doctors and skin care companies think chemicals are the answer. Give it a few decades and then we'll see what they say. Personally, I won’t be using anything from this company again. Since I switched to chemical-free products, my skin has never looked better and I realize what a joke this company really is.
LOVE this. I use it every morning. I used to use St Ives Apricot scrub but pretty much every skin care professional says that is too harsh, so I switched to this. The granules are smaller than the Apricot scrub, so they do a better job of exfoliating gently. Using this in conjunction with other philosophy products (especially the Microdelivery Peel) has made the blackheads on my nose go away!
I was skeptical, I admit it...recently (well, within a year, give or take) my skin has become very sensitive, especially around my nose, mouth and chin...I had to stop using scrubs and I couldn't use the Philosophy MD Peel any longer, which saddened me because I loved how smooth and soft my skin felt afterwards...basically anything with scrubbies turned me bright red. So I was apprehensive about this wash because of that redness-issue BUT I was pleasantly surprised...this wash is fantastic!! It's very gentle, the scrubbies are teeny tiny and not irritating to me at all...best thing is it's almost like using the MD Peel which I really had been missing...granted, it's not a peel, but my skin feels fresh and exfoliated after each use...I can wash with this once a day and have no irritation. A winner and a keeper...I got this in the Q's April TSV on auto delivery so I'll never run out!
I love this scrub. It made my clog-prone skin smooth like glass. At $25 a bottle, it is not exactly cheap but could be much more expensive. The cleansing cloths, however, look like a rip-off even though one of the girls at the counter insisted they work well. This is a great product!
Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best facial cleanser / scrub I've bought. I used it every day with no problems.
UPDATE - I just finished my first bottle, so I wanted to give an update. One thing I figured out is that you should shake the bottle before you use it. The granules tend to settle, so for a while, the product was just so-so, but once I figured out the shake thing, I loved it again. I just ordered a second bottle, so definitely it was something I'd buy again, and I'm sure I will continue to purchase in the future.
This product shouldn't really be called a peel. It's a scrub/cleanser. I alternate this with Purity. It's a decent, gentle scrub, lightly scented. It's fairly easy to rinse off, leaves skin nice and soft. I don't really see a dramatic difference in buffing out fine lines. I think Dr Ajay's microdermabrasion crystals mixed with Purity do a much better job than this "peel" but this is still a nice product and is great for everyday use unless you have super sensitive skin.
UPDATE-after using for awhile now, I am taking away a lippy. It's just not worth the price in my opinion. The crystals are just too fine to make any difference. Peel? No way. Scrub? Barely. It's not for me. Just sold a full bottle on ebay and lost money.
I'll add my name to the list of those who love this product. It's easy to use, the scent is subtle and non-offensive and it works! I feel like it is exfoliating my skin effectively, but it doesn't seem too harsh. That said, I might not use this every day b/c it's a little drying for me. That is certainly not enough to make me stop using this, though. Like another reviwer said, I saw a difference after one use - I love this stuff!
Even after the first use this wash was awesome. Philosophy really knows what they're doing with their facial cleansers. Purity has to share its shelf now. I use this at night and am going to phase out the pads because they make my skin feel itchy and weird. This just makes it soft and polished and primed for whatever night treatment I'm doing that night. Purity the next AM seals the deal.
OMG! This stuff rocks! I have been an avid Philosophy user for a couple years and have been totally devoted to Purity Made Simple. I had to try this stuff after my mother bought a kit off QVC. I am in LOVE! This stuff is super gentle yet oh so effective at exfoliating your skin. My skin was so soft and smooth. My makeup looks better than ever! I love this stuff! If you want a cleanser that won't dry out your skin and gives you excellent results give this a try!
I really love this face wash! I've been wanting to try it for awhile now, but I kept putting it off. Then, QVC had their TSV from philosophy and this was included in the kit. I love it. It is probably the best exfoliating cleanser I've ever used. Gentle but effective.