Rated 4.68 out of 5 stars
I honestly cannot remember how I found this product, but I've been using it for YEARS. I have suffered from SEVERE hormonal and cystic/nodular acne on top of having combination skin. I've been on countless medications to try and remedy my skin troubles over the years with no success. I have extremely sensitive skin also. But once I discovered philosophy, that changed. This cleaner combined with hope in a jar moisturizer has made my skin so healthy! The combination skin is not even a thing anymore. This cleanser work's amazingly and is so gentle, I take my eye makeup off with it too and it doesn't burn! If I forget to put my moisturizer on after I wash my face, I don't wake up to my face feeling totally dried out or anything. This is the most gentle and effective cleanser hands down and I will never use anything else. I buy the 32oz bottle and it lasts me over a year!!! And I use it everyday, and wash my face with it twice a day! I love this product!!!
I heard many people raving about this cleanser and thought I'd try it. I found the smell off putting - reminds me of a strong soap my grandmother uses or those you find in gas station bathrooms. I found it to be very harsh and it dried out my combo skin. It did not remove my make-up and my skin felt very tight and irritated and turned red. I much prefer CeraVe Foaming Cleanser which doesn't smell bad, removes make-up, has a moisturizing effect, and contains hyaluronic acid and ceramides.
from Economy, PA
I have used this for the past 2 years when Ulta gave it to me as a birthday gift. It goes a long way as you only need to use a tiny bit when cleansing your face.
Elle from Norwalk, Ca
This is by far one of the best cleansers I've used! It doesnt leave my skin dry and makes my skin super smooth after cleansing (i have super dry skin). The only down side of buying any philosophy produts is the price 🥺. But other than that, it is a great product and a little goes a long way! If you're trying to invest good facial cleansers i would recommend this one
from Verona Pa
I love this product my face feels so clean without drying out my skin
Laura from Madison WI
Purity is the only product I will use on my face. It doesn't strip the barrier of your skin the way most do. It dissolves even waterproof make-up, and it is fragrance free. Everyone including the men in my house use this.
from Richmond, VA
I have been using this cleanser for years. I like to buy the 22 oz size with pump, but that was not offered.
Sorry, but next time I will try to find it online, as this is soooo costly at this size, even with your coupon.
Rava from Texarkana, Texas
This cleanser is perfect for mature sensitive skin. It's cleans without drying. Even calms redness. I absolutely will continue to buy.
Sunny from Florida
I've used this for over 10 years. Honestly you don't need to double cleanse with this. It removes all makeup if you wipe it off with a soft washcloth then rinse with just water but I do double cleanse at night. I use Purity first then Tula. Purity never stings or burns my eyes which is a plus when removing eye make up and mascara. I can't even begin to count and list how many others i have tried but I always come right back to Purity. I wait for sales and buy the large size with pump. It lasts me a year. It doesn't take much to do it's job. A couple of years ago they changed the formula to remove parabens. If I had to say one thing I woyld change it would be the scent, not that it has much of one to begin with. I know most hate any fragrance but I actually enjoy a nice pleasant light fragrance. This has very little. Sort of a slight lemon oil scent but very light and no lingering. It does contain alcohol but is not drying at all for me. I have normak skin with slightly oily t-zone and it works great on my 73 year old skin.
Lyndall from Tuscaloosa Alabama
At age 61, I've tried ALOT of face cleaners. I have been using Philosophy for several years & it gets ALL my face makeup off, & no other product is needed. It's perfect, in my opinion.
Mel from Jacksonville, FL
I went to ulta and was recommended this face wash. I told her it leaves a film on my face and didnt like it. She convinced me to purchase it. Washed my face as soon as i got home and i regret listening to her. My face is tight like i have a plastic film on it. Im starting to think it was sold to me for commission because this is AWFUL
Kate from Lubbock, Texas
I have repurchased this numerous times, it's also a wonderful cleanser for makeup brushes.
Emily from IL
This makes my skin feel great while i wash my face. But as soon as im done drying my face, it feels the same as it did before i used the face wash.
Kiera from Columbus, OH
Literally EVERYTIME I stop using this for a while, I buy it and then wonder why I ever quit! I usually double cleanse to remove my makeup, but with this there's no need! LOVE LOVE LOVE this cleanser so much!!!
Alexa from Morristown, NJ
You can literally feel the difference in the softness of your skin! Does not cause acne at all and is great for sensitive skin. I absolutely love it so much. Smells awesome too!
Jenna from Chicago, IL
Unfortunately this one was a no-go for me. I have normal skin and found this to dry my skin out after using. Does a good job of removing make up/sunscreen, smells good, and is a good value for what you pay but won't be buying this one again.
Norma from Mississippi
I received a sample of this cleanser in a previous order. When I tried it I decided it's what I wanted to use all the time. It's not at all drying and even removes makeup!!
Kathy K from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
If you haven't tried this product yet, put it on your list of must haves!
This product has no parabens. Removes every trace of makeup, dirt and/or oil from your face and eyes. I wet my face and work in for 30 to 60 seconds. I use a wet microfiber towel to rinse off and my face feels so clean.
I always have a large bottle to refill travel size, when needed. This is one item that is a must have in my skin regiment. No need for any other remover, cleanser or toner. Really! One easy step and who doesn't need the time!
shamara from Easton, PA
So I was having some problems with acne after taking my make-up off. I only use make-up one or twice a week so it was a little upsetting. Someone told me about this and I decided to give it a try and let me tell you, it's the best thing I could've done. I have sensitive, combination skin and this product leaves my face feeling so clean and soft without drying it out. I don't use it everyday, maybe 3-4x's a week but I can really see a difference in my appearance. I love it.
from San Diego, CA
Leaves my face silky and clean, takes off make up and deal skin cells. Smells good too
Cee from MN
Didn't do much for me. My face still felt dirty and made my skin feel weird? Don't know how to explain it. Product just didn't work for me. Will be returning.
Armani from New York
I have acne prome skin and a lot of products would either break me out or dry out my skin however this cleanser is literally perfect. Helped calm my skin a lot and doesnt make me break out at all either. The perfect gentle cleanser. I keep it in stock now and dont let it run out cuz i love it so much!
Mirjana from Boyertown, PA
I have a huge bottle of this, but needed a mini size for travel. I love this product because it gets your makeup of very well and it's a gentle soap. This is the only face wash I use daily.
Marv from Nj
Have a bery sensitive and hormonal break outs, been using this for half a year now and I would say I am satisfied how this cleanser goes with my skin. Very light and feels clean after using specially after a long day or when I have heavy make up on. Will recommend!
Marquia from Atlanta, GA
I got the samples of these from Ulta and they felt amazing right away! I was thinking the price to was high but after feeling this and the moisturizer for a few days, I might invest!!
Missfuss from Houma, LA
I finally ran out of my favorite cleanser - Purity - and bought the new reformulated cleanser. It burned my skin when I used it, and it has given me breakouts. I used it for a week, not making any other changes my long term skin care routine, and will be returning it. I am so sad as Purity has been my go to cleanser for 15 years. I appreciate Philosophy trying to make a better product, but the change in Purity has me looking for a new cleanser.
Alissa from Riverside
I got a skin sample bag at Ulta and it was this brand.
I loved it so much !!! . It came with the face wash and cleanser . Smells amazing, my skin was so soft!! Took away my acne 👏🏽 . Definitely getting this in big Bottles