Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A clear winner in my book
I received this product for free from Influenster to test out and give my honest opinion.
My review is my own honest opinion. I have tried this brand before and I was neither put off or impressed. This product, however, stands out from the crowd. First, as silly as it may sound, there is a large bubble in the bottle that was fun to play with. I know that isnt exactly about the product...but the kids and I got a solid half hour playing with it on our first day with this product.
It is beautifully holographic. I like the visual appeal of this product. That is a major selling point for me. I wish the bottle was a little more decorative and I would buy it exclusively for the visual appeal.
As far as the actual face wash goes, this worked very well. Since face wash is only on the face for a short period of time, I do not look for any major skin benefits. This did a great job cleaning my skin. I tested this with a full face of makeup on multiple occasions and it did very well with only a few failures to adequately remove all of my mascara.
My skin felt very clean upon washing. I found the matte but not dry skin very interesting. My dry skin didnt feel as dry as face wash usually leaves it feeling. That said, it didnt remedy my currently dry skin. My skin stayed clear and I had no acne flare ups while using them.
It took me two weeks to get used to the small amount of product needed for each wash. I normally use approximately a nickel sized amount of face wash. This stuff is wildly viscous. I used about the amount of a pea...or between a third and a fourth of a dime if we stick with the coin references. If you use too much it would take a while to scrub it all off. This is the thickest face wash I recall ever using. I believe that I will still have product in the bottle a year (or possibly two years) from now.
I really like this and I am honestly debating making this my permanent face wash. I highly recommend.
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Most Helpful Critical Review All in the Name
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Purity is a good name for the brands Oil-Free Mattifying Cleanser because it felt very clean and pure on my skin. I waited to review because I wanted to try the product for several weeks to see how my skin reacted. I would describe my skin as combo that fluctuates toward dry when I dont wear makeup and oily when I do.
For the first week of the trial, I used just Purity and a simple clean-skincare moisturizer. At first, my skin felt overt dry but never flaky. If I didnt get my moisturizer on pretty soon after cleansing, my skin felt tight from drying out. At that point, I was really skeptical about the product even thought it cleanses really well.
I continued the trial and by the second week, my skin felt great! Not too dry, not too oily. By the third week, I was wearing makeup again and my face felt oily even after proper makeup removal. Puritys Oil-Free Mattifying Cleanser did a wonderful job getting last vestiges of makeup that my normal routine apparently left behind. I was amazed at what was left in my pores after micellar water and blue lotus milk. However, my face felt oily by bedtime and was very oily the next day. Anytime I wore makeup, I had to increase using the Oil-Free Mattifying Cleanser to at least 2 times a day, and 3 on some days.
As for the mattifying power, my skin which is normally not shiny at all, had a glossy, clean sheen after using the cleanser. It didnt look bad, but it definitely wasnt the matte look I was expecting. The packaging is ok, although I forgot some days I was using facial wash because the bottle and color look more like shampoo. I found myself over pouring and having to put some back. A taller, thin bottle would be more of a mental trigger that this was a face cleanser and a lot goes a long way.
Overall, I would recommend it if 1) you have skin on the oilier side (def not for dry skin) and 2) dont wear a waterproof makeup. While the cleanser did get the waterproof makeup off, it didnt get rid of the oily sensation left behind. The mattifying power was kind of weak too. From my experience, this is a skip for me.
Reviewed by 1044 customers Mattifying Hydration in a cleanser
foxxfetched from undisclosed
Every product I have tried as a a cleanser has dryer out my combination skin until I tried the purity oil-free mattifying cleanser. This will keep your skin looking non oily for hours on end. I really like to use this cleanser with my farcical routine in the morning before I do my makeup for an amazing finish. This really keeps your makeup from melting off with natural oils and sweat. I highly suggest adding this to your new facial routine!
Gentle and clean
BeautyDiHI from Hawai'i
So far loving the way it's gently to my skin and removes all my makeup making my skin feel clean
basically hand soap
missqueart from undisclosed
Ive used this for close to a month at least once a day. I do work in the spa industry so I usually use high end aesthetic lines. However I ALSO am a farm girl and sometimes just need to wash the dirt off. I find this product drying and irritating, isopropyl alcohol is a main ingredient, so it hopefully kills Covid. It smells better than most hand soaps but I feel like it basically the same thing.
I would buy this product again during summer/early fall
EUDELIA from CO
dime size amount, lather, circular motions, pat dry skin
Great oil-free cleanser
kelseyleigh3 from undisclosed
I love this product and this brand! This is one of my favorite cleansers and really does make your skin appear more matte by reducing any shine. The only thing I dont love is the bottle. Philosophys products are sometimes kind of hard to get out of the bottle. I like to have pumps on my face wash.
Debz from florida
Have used the original for years and it works well, however having combo skin I do love a good foaming face wash. This hits the mark with all the benefits of the original plus the refreshing clean you get only from a gel wash. New shower staple for sure.
jenniferh285f from undisclosed
This Philosophy cleanser is extremely gentle on my very sensitive skin. This leaves my face feeling fresh and clean. I like that the scent is mild. I am impressed that this leaves no residue behind. I have had no issues with breakouts from this cleanser.Purity Oil-free Mattifying Facial Cleanser
So fresh and so clean
alexiseve0227 from undisclosed
I received this complementary to test and review this cleanser. This facial cleanser is great and after washing my face my face feels clean and looks great. My skin doesnt look oily, even in the summer months when Im using more moisturizer to prevent peeling from spending my days in the sun. It makes my face and skin feel great, it is hands down the best cleanser I have ever used.
Purity: beyond the name
mbuck79 from undisclosed
This had a wonderful thickness that lasted and easy to lather. You feel clean from the scent, to the clarity, to your skin afterwards. I have been working in the garden a lot this summer and it is great for an end of day reset. I used it morning and night and as a body wash as well as a face cleanser. I would definitely buy and appreciated receiving complimentary to review.
Great Matte Finish
LisaK7 from Denver, CO
My skin tends to be super shiny, especially in the summer. The cleanser definitely controlled the shine but it also left my skin very dry.
no more oil slick
catherinelarkin from undisclosed
this super gentle cleanser cut through the grim that I had from using some other products which caused a very oily complexion. left my skin clean but not tight which I was worried about. gentle scent, not over powering. been using for a while now and still a ton of product left!
Matte made Simple
gillyanna_coops from undisclosed
I received the Philosophy Purity Made Simple in a VoxBox to try. I have dry/combo skin and was at first leary of being too matte. I tried it at night first. The foam was foamy and the bubbles were bubbly. What really set this apart for me was that I was pleasantly matte without being dry. After a few nights with this result, I added ot to my morning routine also. It was a fantastic way of getting a matte, no shine canvas without over drying. It even helped my t-zone less oily which makes my makeup life happy. After all the trials, I've decided to use it at night after my cleansing balm, but before my other steps. I do this every night. I use it in the morning as my first wash, setting my skin up for a clean, less shiny start to my makeup routine. I do like to use an oil in my skincare about 30 minutes before I start my makeup to make sure I'm not overly matte. I'd be confident in sharing my experience with this product and am glad I received it to try.
ashleyp177 from undisclosed
This product wasnt anything special. It did fill like it cleaned my face, but so do most cleansers Ive tried. I did not feel it left my skin feeling or looking matte. I do live in a humid climate, and its summer, but it did not keep my skin from getting shiny within an hour or so. I still had to blot throughout the day. I will continue to use the rest of the bottle because it does get off makeup well, but I would not purchase. It also has a strange scent that I did not like.
Takes the shine away
colleenwae2c from undisclosed
I am skeptical about a lot of face cleansing products. I have used Purity Oil-Free Facial Cleanser every morning for a couple of weeks now. I notice an immediate difference in my complexion after using it each time. It takes the oily shine out of my face and makes me feel clean. I have sensitive skin also and have not had any issues with this cleanser. Highly Recommended!
Even better than the original!
Rifah from Richmond
I've been using the old purity cleanser for 6 YEARS!! but I LOVE the new oil free cleanser! It's amazing, the old cleanser was my go-to and I was hesitant to try this one because I was worried that it wouldn't remove excess makeup as nicely as the original formula but it works the same, maybe even better!! This one also lathers up a lot more than the other one. The only thing you need to make sure is to moisturize well after using. Perfect for oily skin❤️
sullierose from undisclosed
This stuff is amazing to say the least. It does exactly what it claims! Ive had recent breakouts and as soon as I use it my blemishes flatten out and are less red. In a day they legit dry out/ heal and peal off. Never had that experience with any other product. You also dont have to use much, a small dime size amount goes a long way. Really really love and recommend this product .
My new Holy Grail
katp1 from undisclosed
omg! I love the original Philosophy Purity cleanser, but this oil free, Purity made simple, is amazing. It gets everything, and I mean everything off, dirt, oil, make up! My face felt so clean, but not dry, which is great bc I have combo skin. I also live in hot, humid, south Florida, so oil and sweat are life here, this definitely helps reduce that shiny face look.
I have had no breakouts using this for 4 weeks. This is my new go to cleanser, especially at night and before going out. I really love the addition of the bamboo extract. my face does feel and look better and this is the only change lately, so I think the cleanser works better than my other one so that my night products work better too!! I will continue to have this in my routine forever! it's a great cleanser, gives a deep clean, refreshed, not oily, not over drying, just great!! Purity Oil-free Mattifying Facial Cleanser
jamien1e97 from undisclosed
This a great cleanser that cleans your face without drying it out. It smells clean and feels great on the skin. I really enjoyed it but I did not notice the mattifying benefits. I received this free from influenster in exchange for my review.
dlzaun from Lancaster,PA
Great product I've used a lot of purity products and this is by far my favorite!!
Long Lasting Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin
yajhayram from undisclosed
First this cleanser has a very pleasant smell. It immediately transforms you to a spa or nature. All you need is a little bit, so it will last you a very long time. It works amazingly well. This is great for oily or combination skin. For me it leaves it my face feeling a little too dry so I follow it with a moisturizer.
sabrinajschroeder from undisclosed
My face feels so clean without being dry. It has also helped with less shine and Ive been wearing no makeup lately. I also purchased the moisturizer which isnt quite as moisturizing as I prefer but Im sure would be great for someone with more oily skin!
Not for me.
sarahtheunready from undisclosed
This cleanser is probably really great for the right skin type. The bottle is aesthetically pleasing. The product is a lovely hue. It smells amazing. A light lavender fragrance which is not what I was expecting at all.
I have combination skin. It tends to be much oilier in the summer months. However, I seemed to have an adverse reaction to this product. It sapped all the moisture out of my skin and left the areas on either side of my nose painfully swollen for a few hours.
jessokonek from undisclosed
Im a big fan of philosophy brand skin cleansers. I love how this cleanser made my skin feel. It was perfect for the summer months when Im more likely to be outside sweating and need a cleanser to deal with oily skin. This one is really thick, so you dont need too much. My only complaint is that because it is so thick, its easy to use too much and then its a bit of a pain to rinse it completely off my face. Once I learned to apply it sparingly to a really wet face, it works great.
amazing addition to the Purity line from Philosoph
amyp40 from undisclosed
I used to use the original Purity cleanser, but I always felt that it left my face with a little bit of a film; however, this oil-free version is amazing! I am half way through the bottle and I can definitely say that I will repurchase. No breakouts either!
Good product. Not very mattifying tho
ering1f8a from undisclosed
I was happy to be chosen to test and review this product as I was looking for a new face cleaner. It smells nice and lathers perfectly. In the summer months my face can get oily so this sounded ideal. It works well, but I was hoping for a more matte effect. I am hoping to try the lotion and see if the combination of the two provides better results. I think its a great face cleanser, doesn't leave skin dry or tight, I just wish it left me more matte.