(Closed) Philosophy Purity cleanser… worth the money?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve never used the cleanser but I’ve used their body wash.  It smells really good but I honestly didn’t like it.  I felt like it didn’t lather at all and wasn’t really cleaning me.

Post # 4
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve never used any Philosophy but I use a similarly expensive cleanser (or two, one for removing makeup and one for deep cleansing) and it usually lasts 6 months per bottle (which is an awful lot longer than cheap ones).

Post # 5
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I used the cleanser for about two weeks and then returned it. I bought into the hype from watching QVC or HSN I can’t remember. Anyways, it dried out my super oily skin like no other.

Post # 6
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Didn’t like it that much.  I also found it drying.  I have dry, sensitive skin.  I actually like to cleanse with pure jojoba oil, it takes makeup/dirt off better than anything commercial and it’s cheap.

Post # 7
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve been using their purity cleanser for a long time now and I love it! I think it really does depend on what type of skin you have though.  I’ve got normal skin and have had no issues with it drying my skin out.  If you’re really curious about it, you can always purchase it from a place like Sephora or Ulta. If you don’t like it, you can return it! 🙂

Post # 8
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Anything you put on your face is going to work differently on everyone. 

I personally LOVE purity and have just given up on drugstore cleansers.  I’m a huge fan of sephora and their return policy.  That’s where I got a sample kit with a 2 or 3 oz purity, a 1 oz hope in a jar moisturizer, and some other philosophy products on sale.  Tried it and loved it and will never turn back, LOL.  I highly recommend checking out the value sets to try new products.  Now that I KNOW it works great for my skin, I actually bought the HUGE 32oz bottle with a pump that will probably last me a year.  It was $50, and the 8 oz cleanser is around $20 I think? So for me, its not that bad expensive at all!

Good luck trying, anyway! If you don’t like philosophy, never settle for products that don’t do exactly what you want…I learned this and am a lot happier now that I ever thought I would be, with my skin at least!


Post # 9
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I LOVE the Purity cleanser!! I have super dry skin and it doesnt leave my skin feeling tight. I think its worth the money, I got it in the kit that comes with the face cream and retinol treatment. The cleanser has lasted me since September and still a tiny bit left!!

Post # 10
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it’s just okay. I do like that it takes off all of my makeup (I’m lazy most nights and can’t be bothered to use a separate make up remover). I prefer Boscia’s cleansing oil – it isn’t as drying and I love how it makes my skin feel.

Post # 11
972 posts
Busy bee

I use it and I love it! I use it with my clarisonic, so maybe its the combination of both that I love, but I used to have really bad acne around my hairline (oily AND dry, red, angry bumps). But after just using the clarisonic+purity for one night, the next morning the acne was not red at all anymore, and bumps greatly shrunken. After using it for a week, my skin looked amazing! Some cons are that it doesnt really lather, which I wasnt used to. It feels like you’re just washing your face with a lotion or gel. My skin does get slightly dry right after I’m done, but I use the Hope in a Jar (also philosophy) and THAT stuff I love EVEN MORE. Not to go too far off topic, but I have combination skin, and this stuff I use once per day and makes my dry spots soft and my oily spots normal ALL day. Hope in a Jar doesnt smell that good, though. But Purity smells awesome, like a spa 🙂

But like PP have said, different people have different reactions to skin products. I know many people said it was drying to their face, but many of my friends have used it and said it left it too oily! So I think it just depends. I agree with PP that said you should go to sephora, where they have a great return policy, to try it. What I did was go to sephora and ask for a sample of both purity and hope in a jar. It was enough to last me a week for me to decide if I wanted to buy them!

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