|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
This is a wonderful cleanser. I alternate using the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser with this one. The Purpose cleanser is ideal for giving the face a deep clean without stripping it and causing any tightness. This is soap-free, which I prefer. This cleanser is soft and gentle yet highly effective - two thumbs up!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am probably the exception to the overall positive impression of this product but my experience came about the hard way, unfortunately. After sticking with this product for nearly 8 years thanks to a dermatologist's recommendation, I can no longer recommend Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash. To its credit, it lathers well, doesn't overly dry the skin (if you rinse really well), a tiny bit goes a long way (takes forever to work through a single bottle) and it does not have a strong perfume. Still it is not considered a true soap --- which is important to note because genuine soap kills germs. The problem, for me, turned out to be the packaging. Unlike the shampoo bottles that have a pump dispenser, the one the manufacturer uses on this product is ineffective at keeping air and water out of the product. Between the packaging and the gentle-as-water formula, the product is difficult to keep pure. I kept a bottle off to the side on a rack inside my shower and because I never really noticed any water buildup in the product it took a long time to connect the dots between Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash and my particularly problematic skin at the time. (Sufficient "issues" to keep my dermatologist busy, which if I were cynical might have been the point!) Specifically, I was constantly frustrated by the fact that my skin was not only breaking out for hormonal reasons but doing so just about any time of month, especially behind my ears (I began to suffer from painful boils --- as soon as one healed another popped up!). It wasn't until I the manufacturer began printing a warning on the label suggesting that the contents may become contaminated under certain circumstances that I realized I was slathering unwanted "live cultures" on my face (not exactly probiotics!). Switching to alternative products --- literally any other face wash but for this --- helped me clear up my skin. That was five years ago and I haven't touched a Purpose product since.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I had been using this cleanser for a couple years until I found something better. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and I was trying to use something that would not irritate it. Well, this was supposed to be a gentle cleanser with the same pH level as water. If you take a look at the ingredients, it is hard to believe that this is a gentle cleanser. This product is chock full of things people with sensitive skin do not need on your face(sodium laureth sulfate, quaternium-15). At the time I was using this, I did not know that. Now that I know this, I only use this cleanser to wash my makeup brushes. My skin used to feel a bit tight when I would use this cleanser. In addition, I noticed no real difference in my skin during the time I was using this cleanser. Since then, I have changed over to L'Occitane Olive Tree Organic Radiance Cleanser and my skin feels much better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Years ago, when I first started seeing a dermatologist, I was recommended this cleanser to use. It has never irritated my skin. It is one of the best cleansers that you can use if you have combination/oiy skin. It is works pretty well at keeping my skin oil-free for long periods of time. And, it is a pretty okay makeup remover as well.
This cleanser is totally compatible for use with Retin-A (which I plan to use forever). Also, it can be used after getting peels done too. And, you can readily pick it up at any of your local Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, etc, stores.
The only thing that I would change about this product is that it has added fragrance to it. Even though it is a very gentle cleanser, I don't feel that fragrance is needed when it comes to a product that you use or put on your face.
Since my initial use of this product, I have tried other cleansers on my face. But, this cleanser is one that I do like to come back to time and time again. As, it really performs well for me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
this stuff is seriously as gentle as water. i fell on my face and had lik totally ripped up my skin. was so nervous to have to clean it and this only stung as much as the water did. amazing, truly for sensitive skin. my face still feels clean and i cud go w/o moisturizer after, very non-drying. great stuff! recommend for ppl with problemed skin!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This did not irritate my hypersensitive skin or break me out, but it dried my combination skin out majorly (flakies and all). Discontinued facial use and now use it to clean my makeup brushes...gets the job done in that respect.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was previously using the cetaphil gentle cleansing wash, but it broke me out soooo badly (castor oil! Why?!) so I decided to switch to this. My skin is super sensitive AND acne prone, which I think is the worst combination ever. It loves benzyl peroxcide, but only on active blemishes, otherwise my excema gets aggravated. This says it is 'as gentle as water', which I doubt. It removes my makeup scarily well for something that doesn't leave my face feeling dead, dry, or tight, and I think this is helping clear up my blemishes. It's super gentle, so I think that as long as it doesn't break me out I'll continue to repurchase. I do think that if your skin is on the drier side, this would leave it feeling tight. But for me, it works nicely. Also, it doesn't make my skin red when I use it like most cleansers do. This is definitely a nice cleanser....fingers crossed I won't need to update about this breaking me out.
UPDATE 4/6/13: I am now on my third bottle of this cleanser, and I just love it. It's so gentle, but it removes all of my makeup in one go. It's just so great for my skin...it was exactly what I needed. My skin is now seriously improving. I had pretty bad acne when I began using this, but now, with the help of a prescription, my skin is so much better. I cannot reccommend this enough.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
One of my friends told me about this cleanser and it did not disappoint. I keep one by my sink and one in the shower. Very gentle, not a strong Odor and I love that it doesn't burn my eyes. There is no reason to try any other for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I really like this stuff. It seems to take off my make up completely (including eye make up) with minimal effort and I don't have to use a ton of it. It is also gentle on my skin. I don't feel that tight, "my face is going to crack" feeling after I wash it. I used to use that orange Neutrogena face wash religiously, but this is my new fav.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I've used this cleanser on and off since my teenage years. If you're using prescription products for acne/skin conditions, have sensitive skin, or simply want a no-frills effective cleanser, I would HIGHLY recommend this product. It's cheap, removes ALL makeup (even eye makeup), is gentle, and has a slight fragrance to it. For those of you who have tried Cetaphil and despised it (like I did) give this one a try! The only downside is if you store it in the shower, water will get into the bottle/product. All in all, it just can't be beat for a cleanser!!!