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philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser

philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser

BY PHILOSOPHY #2 in Facial Cleansers

4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars75%
  • 4 Stars16%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.61 / 5 based on 10,006 Reviews

Product Description

Our award-winning cleanser is loved by all for its multitasking, 3-in-1 approach to cleansing. gently cleanses and melts away face and eye makeup in one simple step, while toning and lightly hydrating. skin is left feeling perfectly clean, comfortable and balanced.

Gently massage a quarter-size amount onto a lightly damp face, and massage for 30-60 seconds. rinse and pat dry. use morning and evening. follow with appropriate treatment and moisturizer.

Ingredients: water (aqua), sodium lauroamphoacetate, sodium trideceth sulfate, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, coco-glucoside, cocos nucifera (coconut) alcohol, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, aniba rosaeodora (rosewood) wood oil, geranium maculatum oil, guaiac (guaiacum officinale) extract, cymbopogon martini oil, rosa damascena extract, amyris balsamifera bark oil, santalum album (sandalwood) oil, salvia officinalis (sage) oil, cinnamomum cassia leaf oil, anthemis nobilis flower oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, piper nigrum (pepper) seed extract, polysorbate 20, glycerin, carbomer, triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben, citric acid, imidazolidinyl urea, yellow 5 (ci 19140).

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  • The ONLY face wash I will use. Takes off every trace of makeup an...3 Answers
  • Is this product oily?5 Answers
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philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser
philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser
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Adriane O.
6 reviews
I got this product for Christmas this year, and have been using it every morning alongside my two face moisturizers. I have a very dry o-zone and the middle of my face can gat fairly oily at times. That being said, this cleanser has really cleared the acne that I do have on my cheeks and it has started to make my pos seem much smaller. I have only been using this product for a couple weeks, and there has already been a pretty big improvement with my skin.

The reason I took away one star from my rating is due to the fact that this cleanser does dry out my face. I noticed that right after I washed my face, it felt very tight and I felt the need to moisturize my face immediately after I washed it. My o-zone felt more dry than normal after using this product, but using a little more moisturizer fixed that problem for me. 

This is an overall great product and I definitely reccommend it to people who want a very fast actin facial cleanser.
Liz T.
Saint Petersburg
5 reviews
Bain de Soleil tans and beauty pageant hair were customary in the excessively decadent 80s, so naturally sensationally dramatic makeup was standard. And while I've given up Aqua Net mall hair and Dynasty episode shoulder pads, I still proudly display a historically accurate face. So a pretty dang tenacious cleanser is necessary to cut through my carefully curated layers - they are anything but pure and simple. In 30 seconds my 20-minute morning ritual melts into an ochre tinted liquescent swirl. It’s strangely therapeutic to watch. Then I am 1992 waify naked faced, and as a free bonus raccoon eye mascara is expunged. No double cleansing, no skin-ripping toner step, no wiping off hairline residue on the white hand towel. Just a clean, purified, supple canvas. Which is mandatory when you to aspire to look like OG Alexis Carrington. Oh- and if you have the patience of Krystle, treat yourself to a couple moments just.inhaling.the.scent.
Tracey D.
Old Town, FL
186 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Okay so I've had this for a bit, I have combo skin dry t-zone
And oily
If I use this in my t-zone I get really dry so I just like using it for my oily places of my face, I like the smell, I heard this product is bad for the skin i honesty don't know if that's true, I would not think a company could sell something that cause harm to skin so I'm biased, I try to not use it daily it is good tho, just the statements made about this product has me worried, it's made acne go away but just drying a little, I've used to clean my brushes and it's great for that, honestly might not purchase this again cause of statements made, I'll use this up and find something different I use ole henrikson wonderfeel now with occasionally use of purity when my skin feels like it needs extra cleanse. Could anyone tell me if that statements are true about this product??
Caroline P.
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
If I was stranded on an island and I was only allowed ONE skincare product, it would definitely be Philosophy Purity Made Simple. This is my holy grail facial cleansers of all time. I struggled with plugged pores and bumpy uneven skin due to sun damage (wear your sun screen, kids), for years. My makeup always looked unflattering, and highlighters only exaggerated the problem. After trying all kind of cleansers and even chemical scrubs and peels, I decided to buy philosophy's purity made simple at sephora. I got the 8 oz bottle for $28 and it lasted me about 8 months. Last month, they had a special buy deal where you can get the 16 oz bottle for $15! WIN!!! I now have one in the shower, and one in my sink. I will always remain loyal to this product as long as the formula and the scent remain the same. It takes off all my makeup and leaves my face clean and soft. Thank you, philosophy for an amazing product. philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser
Denise S.
San Diego, CA
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
While I typically love Philosophy products, Purity Made Simple facial cleanser didn't "wow" me as much as I would have expected based on countless reviews I've seen. 

I do believe this cleanser would work nicely for those with super sensitive skin, or people that don't wear a lot of makeup. It's non-irritating, and a little goes a long way. However, it's not a powerhouse product when it comes to removing stubborn eye makeup or even foundation. I still had to use a makeup wipe and my usual eye makeup remover to get everything off.

If a product claims to provide multiple benefits, I expect it to do just that. Purity Made Simple fell short of my expectations, and considering the price I feel there are more effective cleansers out there. If you just want a basic cleanser, this will probably work for you. However, don't expect it to work miracles on a full face of makeup!
Chantal V.
Rio Rancho, NM
7 reviews
This is a really incredible face wash. I have very dry, textured, sensitive skin and I have been on the hunt for a product that is very simple to wash my face and actually make my face feel clean. I came across this one from you tubers raving about this product and decided to give it a chance and picked up a small bottle of this product. I have to admit the first time I used it I wasn't sure if I liked it because it did strip my skin and my face felt a little dry. Once I added a thicker moisturizer to it and started using it more I fell in love and it is now my number one facial cleanser. A little goes a long way, I buy the 16 oz bottle from ulta and it lasts me at least 4 months! It has a light fragrance and gets off all of my makeup and everything (truly a one step cleanser) I highly recommend this to everyone and I hope that others get the results that I have with this cleanser.
Jen B.
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This cleanser does just about as well as a cleanser can do. I use it in the shower as a morning face cleanser and it does a great job cleaning off any sleeping mask or residue from other nighttime treatments I may have used the night before. It also clears away the oils around my nose and chin.
There’s barely any scent at all, which is nice. I don’t want a dozen different fragrances competing for attention all over my face and body.
Additionally, I live in an area with very hard water so most cleansers leave my face feeling tight and itchy before it’s even dry. This cleanser holds the moisture in my skin just long enough for me to wrap myself in a towel, and then tone, treat, and moisturize. I can’t really ask for more than that if I’m washing my face in the shower.
Very satisfied customer.
philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser
Derricka M.
113 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I purchased the mini size version of this product from Sephora. It doesn't leather extremely well it's maybe a product you would have to use with an electric brush to really penetrate the skin and get the benefits that the product claims to give. Overall my face feels pretty clean after using it the smell is minty. It feels cooling on my face. The packaging is pretty sleek and smooth. philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser
Avry B.
Syracuse, UT
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I usually love Philosophy products but I was extremely disappointed in this. It cleans well but if you get any even on or near your lips/nose you can almost taste it. ugh. I also like a little lather and this gives NONE unless you use a ton.  I've also found that this facial cleanser works better with little to no water while cleansing.  I use a lot of eye make up and this didn't do the trick while in the shower. I normally clean my eyes first with eye make up remover but I wanted to put this to the test and was disappointed. I have dry skin so I was please to see that it didn't dry my skin out any more than it already is! So that is a plus. For the price I probably won't be purchasing again. 
Val E.
Palm Beach
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I tried this cleanser out because A LOT of people were recommending it on YouTube and on other social media platforms. I went to Ultra and I picked it up and started using it for like a month. Some reasons I DON'T like this cleanser is because its very bad at keeping my oils at bay. Literally like 30 minutes later it feels like I didn't even wash my face. Another reason why it didn't work out for me was because it doesn't foam up. I guess a lot of people like that because it doesn't strip their oils or something, but me personally...if it foams I feel like its working. But the reason why I didn't give this cleanser 1 star 🌟 is because the smell. This smells absolutely amazing. Ugh it just smells so fresh and I really smell the carrot juice thats in this. 🥕 Another reason is because.....before my oils would start creeping up on my face, my skin felt so good. It felt smooth and soft. But that never lasted because my oils would just come back on my face. Now I just stick to my holy grail product: SheaMoistures African Black Soap. 🌱
patty a.
New York, NY
289 reviews
Do you use this product morning and night?
Judy W.
33 reviews
Do you guys think it's worth the price?
Emily P.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Where can you get it
Gladys A.
330 reviews
What do you think about this product?
Holly H.
Valencia, CA
22 reviews
Is this product to clear acne or for those without it to keep it off? I like Philosophy usually, but not sure if this would help get rid of some of my pimples. Know any other Philosophy products that may be better for me?

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