Rated 4.57 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Must Have!
I've been using these once a week as recommended for a few years now and would not be without them. 30 seconds each week is all it takes and my skin is soft and smooth. I'm in my late 30's going into 40 soon and still experience the occasional hormonal breakouts. I find that as you age, it takes longer for any scarring to fade after a breakout. These peel pads truly help keep the skin bright and help fade these dark post-breakout marks over time for me. My skin is sensitive but I have no issues at all with these pads causing any irritation. I use these in the PM 1x per week and I follow with the renewed hope moisturizer. The pads are of a very generous size and saturated, so you'll even have enough for the back of your hands and elbows! I made the mistake of not reordering these in time. My skin really felt the difference and looked dull for the couple of weeks I went without, so I will not be without them again. Philosophy: please do not discontinue these...Please!
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 1741 customers Makes your skin feel clean without over drying it
Og from Florida
Still like to use
C in PA from East Coast
I still like using it even though I think the formula has changed. I like it more abrasive.
Fantastic light exfoliating
Angelika from Washington State
I needed an exfoliating cleanser so I was excited to try Philosophy's. Historically I have preferred to have an exfoliating cleanser in my skincare routine because I need to exfoliate every other day or so, at least, to keep my skin from looking dull or "blah". I previously was using Rodan & Fields' Redefine Cleanser for AM+PM and actually loved it. But it was so expensive, so I've been on the hunt for other subs.
Microdelivery is very fine grit, in fact it seems finer than R&F's. I only use [less than] a dime size amount on my fingertips for my entire face and neck. Because I prefer to ensure my neck gets some exfoliating, I've kept my Microdelivery in the shower so I can do a nice face clean while I shampoo! It all rinses off with no fuss versus washing my face at the sink - Works great for me.
I am not quite to the level of using this daily, but I appreciate this product's keeping my dead skin at bay! I use it about once every-other-day. I would probably buy this again!
SUCH AN AMAZING PRODUCT
Ashley A from Miami, Florida
This is such a nice exfoliater that I use every other day. It makes me face feel nice and fresh and smooth. It doesn't irritate my skin and I sometimes have sensitive skin. It's great !!!
I would buy this again and again
Erica from La Puente,Ca
I use this product daily when I shower it makes my skin feel super soft and smooth I've got all my friends and family using it
Sam from Milpitas
I love that the beads a so tiny so they don't damage my skin.
becca from fort worth
love the fine grit
Always a good choice!
Tschmidt from Texas
This exfoliating face wash leaves my face cleans and smooth, and it's gentle enough if daily use!
I love Microdelivery!
Jojo from West Palm Beach, FL
I rotate daily between microdelivery and Philosophy's Purity at night. I love both products. My 9 year old also uses both. Microdelivery is gentle enough for her young sensitive skin and effective for my skin!
MJ from Los Angeles
This has been my HG for years. It works so well. I use it every morning.
Naomipa9 from Melbourne,FL
This is a great exfoliant! I use this about 2x a week.
Lizeth from Houston, TX
I've had issues with cystic acne, while I hardly get them now, I still get little pimples, and I still have mild scarring. Enough scarring to make me feel very self conscious. It hasn't been an entire week since I've started using this product, and I'm already seeing GREAT results!! I'm feeling more confident, I love this product. And trust me, I've used a LOT of products!
Yenyen from Gilbert , AZ
I try a samples and love it . Feel so smooth
AmC from Massachusetts
I love using this when I feel like I have dry spots on my face (esp around my nose), which I dont do every day, maybe every other or maybe once a week. I have a silicone facial scrubber and I gently rub this cleanser/exfoliator on my damp face for about 30-60 seconds.. The one complaint I have (and many others have said as well) that the bottle is tooooo stiff to squeeze out product. Either make the bottle more squeezable or put a pump on it. Otherwise I love!
Myk from South Texas
This is good for heavy duty exfoliating, but beware, DO NOT use this more then maybe 1-2 a week. It is VERY abrasive, so when you do use it, you only need to have it on your skin for no longer than 30 seconds. The exfoliating beads are very, very fine, and it kinda feels like broken glass if you press it onto your skin too hard.
That being said, this is great for when you feel like your normal cleanser didn't quite get all of the gunk off your face. Definitely use on wet skin. I couldn't use this on a normal skin day because I could FEEL it destroying my skin barrier.
I rarely wear makeup, so I ended up throwing this away after not using it for about a month.
Randi from Illinois
I got this product as a deluxe sample maybe two months ago I was just using it because I was too lazy to go get my original daily face wash. well within the time of me using it I noticed a drastic difference in the way my skin felt and looked so I continued to use it my skin is almost completely clear from blemishes after about a month-and-a-half of using it. I've already ordered and picked up another bottle from ulta and I don't think I'll go back to my daily cleanser ever again after using this.
Low rating due to packaging
Pink from Indiana
What good is a product if you have to wrestle the bottle every time you want to use it. Needs to be in a soft tube with and easier flip top. I have to leverage the top open on my shower ledge and then lay the bottle on something hard and push hard to get anything out. Not worth the irritation
seemi from irvine ca
I have been using it for 4 years,
every other day in morning, not as a regular face wash,though when I add more water to it works well as face wash aswell.
I live it,keep buying more every time it comes on sale at my to go place Ulta
Yaya from FL
I honestly love purity by this brand so wanted to try this one bc of the exfoliant. Honestly don't know wether it's good or bad. The exfoliant in the wash can be described as sand at a beach...my face was smooth afterwards but the feel of it made me nervous. Also I feel like this is more on the exfoliant side than a face wash. My skin is semi sensitive, i saw redness and irritation starting so i put on my Clinique moisturizer and i was fine.
Melissa from WI
I use this a couple times a week and it is great at exfoliating my skin. It feels so soft after.
Kat from SC
I've only been using this a couple days but so far I am really liking it. It leaves my face so smooth afterwards. I do find that it works better when I use while I am in the shower versus just washing my face in the sink. It also smells very nice, a really light citrus scent that's not too strong. I've seen other reviews complain about the packaging, but so far I don't see much of an issue with it. I could see when the bottle gets down pretty low it might be a little harder to get product out, but this wouldn't stop me from buying again or make me want to buy another container to put it in.
Frisby from Perkins Mi
Love this scrub. Not too harsh but does the job.
I will buy this product again and again!
Cindyg from Richmond, TX
I use once daily. Damp skin, little goes a long way. Quick and gentle massage to face and neck. My pores are smaller; skin is clean, smooth and toned. My skin is glowing!
Tea4Tam from Bay Area, CA
I love the smell and texture of this product. My only previous complaint/concern was the the plastic bottle was so firm that is was extremely difficult to get the product out. I almost didn't reorder it but thought I'd give it another chance and I'm glad I did. Philosophy must had heard our complaints and they've corrected the container so it's much easier to use. Thank you, Philosophy!
A great price
Chubby from Holland, MI
Love the product use every day.