GtownMermaid's review of Philosophy Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)


2639 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$


Water, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Coconut Alcohol, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Guaiac (Guaiacum Officinale) Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Rosa Damascena Extract, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Extract, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140).


Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I tried this cleanser because it was in a QVC Philosophy TSV kit and have used it for several years. I have combo skin with a very oily t-zone, and my face was too prone to breaking out (and I'm in my 40's!) when using other cleansers. This one really does *clean* my face and remove eyemakeup without burning my eyes. It doesn't make it feel dried out & tight, but maybe that's because my skin is more on the oily side to begin with.

I guess for a cleanser it's expensive, but if I factor in the $ saved because I don't have to buy a separate eyemakeup remover or a toner, it works out OK. It lasts a long time so that helps.

I gave the packaging a "3" because the plastic bottle is stiff & somewhat brittle causing it to get a crack in the side while packed in my carry-on. Needless to say, I don't carry the whole 16oz bottle any more. I use a smaller, softer squeeze bottle when I have to pack it & go.

I've taken a couple chances with other facial cleansers that backfired, because my face broke out. I won't be experimenting for a while.

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