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Philosophy Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)

Average Rating 3.7/5
64% would buy again
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Review by shyviolet

rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 1/29/2008 1:54:00 PM More reviews by shyviolet

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Why oh why did I stray from my routine that was working for me? Damn the lure of samples! I actually used to use Philosophy's Hope in a Jar (before I discovered what products really worked for my skin). I had a few samples of this cleanser along with the rest of my Hope in a Jar, so I decided to try that regime for awhile. The first day my skin looked fantastic. Felt clean, rosy glow, etc. Within a few days, I had both dry patches and milia forming, and my skin's texture just did not look good. My theory: The cleanser stripped my skin too much, and the Hope in a Jar clogs my pores more than it moisturizes. Just for reference, I have skin that does not get zits, but major problems with milia, blackheads and enlarged pores. What works for me : Cetaphil cleanser Paula's Choice 2% BHA at night Jojoba oil as moisturizer I will never stray from that regime again. I only gave it a 3 because this it not a horrible product - it could be right for some people's skin - just not mine!

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