Thursday, January 19, 2012

Philosophy's Purity Made Simple Cleanser

*Picture taken when I first got it. My bottle is less full now! :)

I have had this for a while now, so I thought I would share my thoughts on it. First off, I do like it but I'm not sure that I would repurchase it. I'll explain why during this post. I have the 8 fl. oz. size that retails for $20 US/28 CAN, which puts it on the more expensive side of skincare. But hey, if something works for you, the price should sometimes be overlooked. Great skin is important!

This cleanser does not foam and is more of a creamy consistency, much like Cetaphil. This is great for doing a one-step cleaning to take your makeup off and wash your face at the same time. I don't use it every day. I switch between a few different face cleansers depending on what I need a certain day (zit fighting, exfoliating, etc.). The only problem I find with prolonged use of Purity is that it made my dry areas feel drier, which is why I don't use it every day. It excelled at getting my makeup off and making my face feel clean. I noticed no breakouts from using it at all and I have very sensitive skin.

The thing is that Cetaphil does the same things for me without drying out my skin as much. It doesn't foam, takes off makeup, and is gentle on sensitive skin. It retails for less than Purity, being usually around $12 for 16 fl. oz. and can be found in most drugstores. Though I do find that Purity does a better job at thoroughly getting all of my makeup off.

Now of course, all of this is just my opinion. Not all skin is created equal and Purity Made Simple may just be your holy grail of face washes. I have yet to find my holy grail, so my search continues! What is your HG facial cleanser? Tell me in the comments!


Anonymous said...

im posting a skincare routine soon, but i use purity made simple somtimes and i really like it, but i do love cetaphil too!

Cass said...

I wanted to love Cetaphil since I have sensitive skin, but when I used it - it felt like washing my face with water. So despite the price tag, Purity has been my go to face wash for a few years and no breakouts either.

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