Rated 4.65 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review GREAT except for the alarming chemicals
I've used this product for about two years now, after trying out the $10 travel size purchased while waiting in line at Sephora. It works wonders to remove makeup of all kinds (even some heavier mascaras) with ZERO redness while leaving skin so supple and soft. My ONLY concern and one I wish would be addressed, is the presence of harmful parabens in this product. I go out of my way to avoid these in sunscreens and other products, and think it's a shame that a brand like philosophy, and especially a product called "purity," hasn't figured out how to replace these.
Most Helpful Critical Review Very inconsistent formula!
Let me start off by saying when the formula/consistency is correct this is the BEST everyday exfoliator EVER! I have used this for years. It is the only exfoliator that keeps my skin balanced and acne free. If I go a day without using it my skin feels awful. The last time I made a purchase I purchased 3 - 32 oz bottles because of a promo code. The first bottle wasn't that great. It was very watery. I thought maybe it got watered down from the shower head accidentally hitting it. I had to throw it out before using even 20% of the huge bottle. The second bottle I opened up was like gummy gel. There was no exfoliating whatsoever. I started thinking that I received old batches and that's why they were so bad. I threw the second bottle out after 2 uses. I opened the third bottle - it was the prefect consistency that I was used to! I just finished that last bottle. I am really apprehensive about purchasing more because it appears I am not the only one having problems with the consistency. It is expensive, but worth it when the consistency is correct. However, it's expensive to ship these back when it's not correct! What is going on????
Reviewed by 13748 customers Love this cleanser!
Ultashopper from Tennessee
I have dry skin and this cleanser works without making my skin dry. Love the scent too!
Janelle from Ohio
I used to not use a facewash ( would only wash with water and a makeup eraser at night). But a couple of months ago I went on a search for a good brush cleanser, seeing as I had yet to clean my foundation brush (yuck!). After asking an associate, she recommended this product to me. She said a lot of people use it as both a face wash AND a brush cleanser. So of course, I decided to give it a go. A product that can do two things and save me money? Heck yeah! After using this for a few months, I'm obsessed! It leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed, works great at getting off any eye makeup, AND cleans my makeup brushes so well. If you're looking for a brush cleanser and also considering a new face wash, look no further!
Love this product!
Lady J from Stuart, FL
I received a sample of this from Ulta during my birthday month and loved it so much I have switched from my long-standing cleanser. It's a really nice creamy texture and it leaves my skin soft but not greasy or heavy. It's gentle enough to use on eye makeup too.
I love this cleanser.
Cleake from Lafe, AR
I love this cleanser. I have used it for years. It is not drying and your skin feels so good when done.
I did repurchase this
GG from Alabama
I like this
the ol standby
Roxylover from Colorado Springs
Scent I'd describe as citrus, since some have an issue with it. THIS is an exfoliation product, don't use it to remove makeup. I use it in the morning on a clean face followed by a non-abrassive enzyme cleanser. A little but goes a long way. It's taken me a long time to use one bottle. Moisturizer after is key.
Best Exfoliating Cleanser
Marie from Las Vegas, NV
I am 64 and my dry skin loves this. It is my morning cleanser as it exfoliates as it cleans and leaves my skin silky soft for my morning moisturizing and makeup routine. In the evening, I use Purity first to wash off my makeup and then use Purity again with my Clarisonic to remove whatever dirt and grime have been left. Philosophy has the best cleansers and I should know because I've tried them all!
Returning to this cleanser
CM Makeup Explorer from Austin
I am returning to this cleanser after experiments with 2 other cleansers. It is gentle but cleans thoroughly. Great for sensitive or combination skin. I use with cleansing brush or washcloth.
My perfect cleanser.
Laurie from Staten Island
I always go back to this cleanser. I love everything about it. I can't state specifics but it just gets the job done. I always remove my makeup first before cleansing so I do not use it for that but for a general cleanse, it's amazing.
good cleaner don't like the scent
BA83 from Commerce, Georgia
This cleanser will do the job. I did have to cleans twice when removing mascara and the E.L.F. glittery liquid eyeshadow. Doesn't seem to dry out my skin or cause irritation. my problem is the scent. It smells like some sort of medicated cream. I'll finish the bottle, but will not get it again. I got it as my Birthday gift this month.
wanted to love it but....
aymeigh from NY
I've used other Philosophy products and like them but I was disappointed in this. My skin felt dry after the first few days and the scent is isn't very appealing.
mads from rockford
When i used this cleanser I had really bad break outs. my face got extremely irritated (i've never had a reaction to any other product) it took months to clear my skin back up.
WOW product MUST HAVE!!
Mommyof2girls from Woodbridge, NJ
I was looking for a product for my 8 year old daughter. She has very large pores on her nose. Went through many $$$ to find the right one that actually worked. very happy with this product. Will be a repeat customer for sure!
Crossfit Chick from Michigan
I love using this product. My skin fells so great! I've been using it for over a week now and can really tell a difference from my old product.
Love this wash!!
Osnow119 from GA
Got a small bottle of this for Christmas and I was hooked! My face does not dry out after washing like my prior wash, which had a gentle exfoliation. Bought an 8oz bottle recently and that should last awhile as a little goes a long way!!
Great simple cleanser
Char from Fayetteville, NC
I have repurchased this 4 times. Great simple cleanser. I use 2 times a day after a makeup removing balm.
No frills, hard working cleanser
ambreaux from Youngsville, LA
This cleanser gets the job done. It cleans my skin without stripping it of its natural oils. I had taken a break from it when I got another cleanser in a FabFitFun box and realized how much I missed my purity cleanser. I will always repurchase it, and I'm happy I found this larger size with a pump!
MaryS from Vancouver, WA
Used once. Immediately made my skin feel dry and sore.
This is a fountain of youth
Ruth from Kingwood texas
Using this twice daily keeps my skin clean, exfoliated, and firm
letty from california
Me and my husband used to love this face wash but today we washed our face with the new formula and made both of our eyes burn mine even puffed up so its a BIG NO FOR ME LAST TIME I'LL EVER BUY IT! SO SAD
I would buy this product again
None from York Pa
I like the product
Really love this cleanser
suesfc from Wichita, KS
Cleanser is light and effective. Skin feels soft and moisturized after use. The product does not contain SLS or parabens - both of which cause allergic reactions for me.
Suzie from NH
I have tried soooo many cleansers for my face and I still have sooo many half filled bottles to prove it. This one is incredible! I have found that my skin gets used to a cleanser after so much use and I need to switch to something new...This is, by far, my favorite!
When you first apply and rub, you can feel the little "grains of sand" cleansing every pore and then when you go to rinse, you need to rub a little more because it becomes so soft, you can feel your skin being pampered.
I had been dealing with some adult acne but since using this, followed by the same moisturizer, my skin is as clear as it's ever been... for now, it is my go-to cleanser/moisturizer and I'm hoping I'll be able to use it for a long time because it really works!
Drying Over Time
Savvy Skeptic from Southeast Coast, USA
Loved it at first, but after 2 weeks using once daily this made my skin tight and dry. It also burns the eyes when used to remove eye makeup. Bought a large bottle when it went on sale because a sample I got a couple years ago seemed great. That one didn't burn my eyes at all. I assume there's been a formula change since then. Contains fragrance if that's an issue for you. Using it occasionally as a makeup remover just to use it up, but always have to follow with a moisturizing face wash and/or good serum or it completely dries me out.
Gabby from New York
I honestly love this sm I can't