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Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser Reviews

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Philosophy Purity Made Simple is a ph-balanced formula that rapidly dissolves dirt and makeup while deep cleaning pores. The best-selling cleanser contains infusions of sage, chamomile, and carrot.

    4.7/5
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    January 31, 2009

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff. It has significantly helped the quality of my skin. I use this with their microderm exfoliator, using this at night and the exfoliator in the morning. This stuff is so refreshing... it doesn't leave any gross soapy film on your face, and it makes your skin so soft.

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    January 24, 2009

    If you havent tried this cleanser yet, you seriously need to.
    this is a great option for all skin types, despite what the sephora saleswoman told me. I have dry yet oily extremely sensitive acne prone skin, and have tried everything from clinique's 3 step system to proactiv to simple drugstore cures, and there just isnt a cleanser out there that tops this one. Its an ivory, milk based cleanser and a little goes a long way. I recieved a small bottle (about 8 oz) In november, and still have over half of it left.

    you dampen your face a little, spread a small dollop of this insanely smooth, heavenly mixture on your face and gently lather. take your time for the cleanser to work its magic. a minute will do. this stuff will literally melt the makeup off your face, and leave you with baby soft skin. it has a slight peppery scent that put me off a little at first, but it quickly fades. after using this product for a few days, i was hooked. my face wasnt getting as oily, my dry patch had gone away, and after about a week most of my blemishes has cleared up and there werent any new ones in sight. :)

    i recieved this as an early christmas present from my best friend in the makeup optional kit from sephora, because im always going on about my skin. best present ever, and i dont go a day without it now!

    oh, sweet philosophy. i love you so.

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    October 08, 2008

    I really don't understand why this product won the award as "best of Sephora", seems like I am the only one who dislikes this product. This cleanser did not do anything for me. It never removed my make-up and it felt as if I was just slathering on product on my face, rather than a cleanser designed to clean my face. From my experience, I had to apply it to my face 2-3 times in order to remove any make-up on my face. . . but that's just me?

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    4.8/5
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    September 10, 2008

    I have oily skin and even though I am 32 years old at times I break out like a teenager and I hate it. So, this cleanser I used sparingly, only at night, in case it did not react well with my skin. After a week of use, I have not noticed any bad reaction and I really like this product. I like it because you only need a tiny amount and so the bottle will likely last between six an eight months. And it does not seem to have any perfumes or dyes in it. The only thing you need to make sure of is to rinse your face well because its a bit heavy. I find my skin is quite moisturized after use, as opposed to other cleansers that make my face feel dry. Overall, I’d recommend this product to anyone!

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    3.5/5
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    August 12, 2008

    This is a great cleanser. I have very oily skin and this, even though oil is listed as one of the ingredients, has not made me breakout. My skin is actually clearer since I started using it about 8 months ago. It has a different smell, but not unpleasant. It removes makeup quite well, although it is still not the best with removing eye makeup. I'm really happy with it... it's one of the few products that helped with my skin's acne and does not irritate or overdry.

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    4.0/5
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    June 11, 2008

    I recently picked up this item, my first foray into pricier (read: not drugstore) cleansers. According the Philosophy, Purity is a cleanser, toner and makeup remover all in one.

    I was ambivalent about these claims when I first read them. However, I am happy to report that it does a decent job living up to its claim. Purity is an absolutely awesome cleanser. It takes away the day's dirt/oil really well without leaving my skin dried out, but instead soft and touchable. It works so well, I actually skip my toner altogether. As a makeup remover, it can remove my eyeliner but my mascara gets left behind. It gets left behind on my face cloth. I have found however that I haven't needed to use my L'Oreal makeup morever since.

    The price is steeper than I'd like at $26 CAD for an 8oz bottle and $42 for a 16oz bottle. I'm better off going to the States and buying a couple of bottles as they're $6 and $10 less respectively.

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    March 21, 2008

    This is my very first philosophy product, and it won't be my last. I've heard lots of fabulous things about this cleanser. It really works wonders for me. It leaves my skin so fresh and clean but far from dried out. It is left soft and touchable. The scent is citrusy, which is the perfect pick-me-up first thing in the morning! My skin has never broken out since I switched to this cleanser. That is a great feat as my skin usually breaks out when I switch up my skin care regime. My only complaint about this cleanser: it says it can get rid of makeup as well, but I have yet to see it wash down my mascara. Still though, I find that every time I use Purity Made Simple, my face is clean enough to skip the toner. And if you're lazy like me, that is such a good thing! :)

    It is an excellent cleanser for the dry winter where my skin is more normal, but I am curious to see how this will work with my oily skin during the summer weather. This one is a holy grail product for me! Highly recommended!

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    4.0/5
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    January 29, 2008

    Philosophy products never fail to please me. Purity made simple is another one of my favs. It leaves my skin feeling soft, evenly toned, and vibrant.

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    November 19, 2007

    After many years using Clinique's 3-step system, and gettingno results, I leaped at a chance to try Philosophy's products. I am really impressed with Philosophy's Purity Made Simple cleanser. Never in my 10+ years using clinique has my face felt this clean when I finished washinf it. I always felt like it was coated and then a follow-up toner only helped to dry out my skin.

    Purity made Simple feels just like it says...Pure and Simple. I use twice a day and my skin feels so soft and clean. Then I follow it up with my now beloved Hope In a Jar and the Hope in a Tube eye and lip cream. I notice that my skin is clearer and I want to say more radiant.

    I highly recommend buying one of their kits to try a few products (they are a really good deal).

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