Rated 4.07 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review amazing! use with clairsonic even better!
i dont write reveiws im always one to just read them i made an account here to specifically write a review! ive struggled with acne for years now and i couldnt ever find a solution and after going to numerous dermatologists i became familiar with the response of "our hands and tied" thats not something you would want to hear having acne EVER!.... i used to live on the west coast and i moved with my husband to the east coast and my skin threw a complete fit kuz of humidity so i tried this on a whim just because philosophy has a good reputation on all of their products i wasnt expecting great results just because ive been let down for sooo many years with prescriptions,pills,topicals etc etc....anyway i used this and its really gentle especially when i use the pads it doesnt burn my sensitive skin at all...the face wash is great i get a very nice clean i use this with my clairsonic mia and i feel like i got every trace of dirt and oil my pores feel pure my stubborn skin had improved with just one use and by the second day my skin was already clearing up this product is literally a miracle i totally reccomend this product too anyone please philosophy dont ever discontinue this item you'll leave soo many of us depressed
Most Helpful Critical Review didn't work for me
I recently started to break out due to stress and I have a new love for philosophy products so I decided to give this a try. Prior to buying this cleanser I had already purchased the 'clear days ahead' moisturizer, treatment pads and acne spot treatment. I was seeing some results with those products so I got the cleanser thinking that using the entire system would work wonders. Unfortunately, adding the cleanser to my routine made my face dry, red and itchy. I have sensitive skin so I wouldn't recommend the entire line for people like me. I do still use the treatment pads and moisturizer at night, as well as the spot treatment as needed. I'm going to stick to the purity cleanser in the am and the microdelivery exfoliator in the pm. That is what seems to be working best for me! :)
Reviewed by 400 customers Love This Acne Cleanswer
ultafan4eva from Bay Area
I found this product at Ulta and loved it, just beware if you super sensitive skin then it will dry your skin out along with the acne. It's good because it gets rid of the acne and bad due to drying your skin out but just use a moisturizing face lotion via the Philosophy brand and you are all set. :)
Don't waste your money.
Tc from FL
I only used this product 3 times and it made my face SO dry and irritated. It ruined my skin and I'm trying to get it back to normal.
Nita B from Los Angeles
This gentle cleanser has been my go to product for 3 years. People always give me compliments on my skin. It does a fantastic job of keeping pimples away.
My new cleanser!
Diane S from La Habra Ca
I just finished my first container and have ordered again. It would be great if you had a bigger refill size.
Definitely buy again
sunshine from NC
I use this product twice a day. Clears ance fast. Make sure to use a moisturizer
Great find !
CarrieAnne from Norwich CT
I bought this to have an everyday wash to put in rotation with my Murad exfoliating face wash and happy with my choice ! Only complaint is I still have leftover make up on face after using but this has a good CLEAN feel to it
Dried out my oily skin
Jasmine from Al
I dont consider my skin to be very sensitive at all , but this face wash dried my face out. I only used it twice and I now have dry patches on my face which i never thought could happen considering how oily my skin usually is.
Good for teens
Etoro from undisclosed
I brought this for my teens. It helped with their acne.
Savvy from California, Ca
I've been using this product for a little over a week, and I've already seen a big difference in my skin. My small bumps on my forehead are almost all gone. Helped clear my acne and is very gentle on the skin. Will continue purchasing.
Jacklyn from Las Vegas, NV
It helps with acne. Doesn't over dry and it feels fresh.
Mk from PA - Pennsylvania
I've spent a lifetime keeping rosacea and occasionally flare ups of cystic acne in check. Have used dermatologists treatments to no avail. The Proactive line use to work but no longer does. Tried the Philosophy acne face wash as it had great reviews. I really like it, helped my rosacea and evened out skin tone, prevents cystic acne which I'm so happy about. Leaves clean feeling to skin, not too drying except alittle on the nose but beats having the acne. Smells good too. Will continue to use and recommend!
Never buying another face wash again!
Ash from California
I had a friend recommended this product and I absolutely fell in love. This is the only product I have ever used that actually cleared up my skin and kept it clear. If you don't like to use moisturizer this product may not be for you. I used a gentle moisturizer after using this product and my skin has never looked better!!
Would NEVER purchase again
Jess from Cerritos, Ca
I am absolutely horrified by this product. It was recommended by the Ulta skincare app and I've never been more embarrassed of my skin in my life. I used it for ONE day and it completely burned my skin. My skin is so inflamed with the worst texture and what looks like a bunch of white heads. It hurts to touch. I went out to buy an aloe plant to help soothe the burning sensation. I was so stoked to try out this product, that I threw out the packaging and there's no way of me getting my money back. If I can give this product zero stars I would. 10/10 DO NOT recommend.
Clean and Fresh
NicklethePickle from California
I've used this product for 2 weeks now and it is amazing! It is gentle for sensitive skin and leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. I would recommend using this cleaner along with the prep pads to help clear ance.
Mjar from Minnesota
This cleanser has helped my combination skin so much! It's not drying but does the job well! I really like the scent as well too!
gracie19 from Texas
I just started using this product and it's already made a huge difference in my skin. I can't wait to try the other products in this skin care line.
raffy from VA
I buy this for my son, 23 years old) he has found this product to work well for him. He prefers the clear days ahead collection but it always seems to be sold out. I guess because it works!!! I have to buy items separately.
Would-be holy grail
Jaye from Pendleton, OR
I bought this before I made the conviction to be vegan/cruelty-free, and I adored this cleanser. I had horrible cystic acne on my cheeks and jaw, and this cleanser was extremely effective in clearing my skin up. When using this cleanser, my face was never so clear; I even started going out without makeup on. Unfortunately Philosophy is not cruelty-free as of writing this review and I had to stop buying it, but I was definitely impressed with this cleanser. I would have continued using it if it didn't contradict my ethics. If Philosophy ever makes the switch, this will be the first product I will buy.
Candii from Maryland
Been using this for 3 years now. Acne is under control skin is clear of blemishes
Good, I guess
SarahAnn from Dallas, Texas
I was so excited about this product because of the moisturizer in this line. However, I didn't notice much difference while using this cleanser. However, it does cleanse gently, doesn't dry me out, and a little goes a long way
Definitely allergic to this
Karla from Houston, TX
The next day after using I broke out in hives all over my face, and my face now looks like it is sunburnt. This is a very strong product to put on your face so be careful.
Burned my skin
Jennie K. from Los Angeles
This cleanser burned my face! My skin was extremely dry and even peeling. Nothing has ever irritated my skin as bad as this product did. I wanted to love this but it was way too drying for my sensitive skin.
Favorite face wash
BF23 from New York, NY
I have been using this product for almost 3 years now. It is my all time favorite. I have really sensitive skin, and used to have really bad acne. I began using their entire clear days ahead line and absolutely fell in love. It cleared up my acne and even calmed down the redness from my cheeks. My skin has improved so much I now only use the face wash and the spot treatment when I need it. I definitely recommend everyone to try it
Only cleanser to help my acne.
Kelsey19 from Orlando, Florida
I have had acne for my entire life (on my face, neck, chest, and back) and this cleanser, while used in combination with the clear days ahead daily moisturizer and toner, is the only cleanser that has delivered on the promise to clear up my skin. I have been using it for a year now, and i can never go back,
Kim from Houston, TX
I started using this face wash in mid-January and it seriously transformed my skin. I needed something to treat acne (especially hormonal) but didn't dry my skin out. I still occasionally get small breakouts around the start of my cycle, but this cleanser takes care of it quickly. I can't recommend this enough!