Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash

4.1

975 reviews

76% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Water, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate(surfactant), Sodium Laureth Sulfate(detergent), Cocamidopropyl Betaine(gentle surfactant), PEG 150 Distearate(thickening agent), Sodium Lauroampho PG Acetate Phosphate(mild surfactant), Fragrance, Quaternium 15(formaldehyde-releasing preservative), Tetrasodium EDTA(chelating agent).


on 3/20/2009 5:36:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I love this cleanser! It was recommended to me by my mother, since no other cleansers worked on my oily, acne-prone skin, Using this in conjunction with the dual-purpose moisturizer has given me the best skin I've ever had.
UPDATE:
Unfortunately, this stopped working after awhile. It just was drying my skin out to much, to the point where I would have to exfoliate right after using this if I didn't want my skin to look dull. I also started breaking out a lot on my forehead, which is definetly new; I've never gotten pimples there before.



on 3/19/2009 2:28:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This clenser takes all my makeup right off. It does it very gently even my MASCARA!!! which is great I don't have to tugg on my eyes to take the mascara off. It also smells great! I do have very little acne, I get it every so often here and ther but no big deal. I think this product is made more to clense your skin and to take all the dirt and gunk it build through the day off. Definitely give it a try for only about $5 at Target, why not.


on 3/18/2009 4:45:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I can't believe it took me so long to discover this brand!!! I have done the typical acne cleansers, blah blah blah with poor results. I finally decided to throw in the towel and do some research on a gentle cleanser that would not screw with or strip away my skin. And I have discovered my most favorite shower cleanser ever!!! My skin, which is highly acne prone when under stress or when I work out, hasn't been this happy in a long time! Old acne is fading away and new acne doens't really exist! Please, if you have tried every other acne cleanser on the market and it came up short, give this a try.

I have been using the daily moisturizer too, SPF 15, fantastic!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Been trying to look for a decent cleanser for a while. This stuff is great, it washes off EVERYTHING. Much better than the cetaphil cleanser I normally use. Though it did get a little drying after wards, but a little olay complete to moisturize my face helps fix that up.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this cleanser as a cheaper alternative to Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser. I use a foaming wash to take off all my facial makeup and I usually only have to take eye makeup remover after to clean up what's left behind. With this cleanser, I would take toner to my face afterward and the cleanser did not remove all my foundation (this should be pretty simple b/c I have oily skin and not much remains for me by the end of the day). It really felt like taking nothing to my face. Everyone else really likes this, and maybe those reviewers use something else to take off makeup or have dry skin. It doesn't really do anything good for my skin either (probably as a result of not thoroughly cleansing my makeup from my skin) and really feels like foamy water to me.

Perhaps one of the most bothersome aspects is the packaging. I leave my cleanser in the shower generally b/c that's where I use it most often. Water seeps into the bottle and I didn't really notice for a few weeks until my bottle was full again. I don't keep it where water directly drips on it either, just incidentally. Its not worth the $6 I paid for it. If it was $3....I'd consider it again, but for now I'll stick with the Neutrogena which is the most effective gentle cleanser I've tried so far.


on 3/16/2009 3:17:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is my favorite drugstore cleanser and I use it often. It has never caused me any breakouts or dried up my skin. Plus, it removes my makeup quite well. I love the fact that it's gentle yet it lathers well. Great product. :)


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this Cleanser! It feels so soft on my skin and I haven't had any horrible break outs since I started using it. The only thing I don't like it the fact that the bottle is so small and I have to pay so much for barely anything. I got through each bottle so fast.

One thing I didn't like was the pump, every bottle I had it kept breaking so I had to put a regular pop open cap to use it.


on 3/8/2009 6:01:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I adore this cleanser! I have oily/combination skin, and I believe the misconception with oily skin types is that you have to "dry" up your skin with strong harsh products. That is a blatant myth my friends...I have tried everything out there high end, and low end, and I must say that this cleanser is perfect for me. I would definitely recommend this product, which I have :) it removes my makeup effortlessly, it has a pleasant smell, and the packaging is cute I think. My skin is left feeling clean, not stripped of natural "good" "essential" oils and it's easy on the wallet. Go get it! You won't be disappointed!


on 3/8/2009 5:30:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a great "go to" cleanser. Since I have dry and sensitive skin, I almost exclusively use Purpose, Cetaphil and Clinque face wash. And yes, I know that dry skinned girls are supposed to stay away from foamy face washes... but this one's okay! Cetaphil has never done me wrong, but I'm always skeptical how well it's actually cleaning my face. Purpose, on the other hand, cleans great without irritation. I love the foamy lather that takes off 90% of my makeup. A little goes a long way with this product. I found it to be more drying compared to Cetaphil, but once I'm out the shower, I slap on a thick cream anyway, so it doesn't bother me too much. Probably not my HG, but one that I'll continue to use in the future.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Great cleanser! I highly recommend this cleanser over any other that I can currently purchase in a drugstore. No burning, stinging, overdrying, etc...

The smell is wonderful and it helped clear up the skin that Neutrogena with Helioplex burnt.


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