I've been using this cleanser for around six weeks now so I thought it was about time I posted a review. I used to use only cream cleansers but in the last year I've been trying micellar waters, face washes and hot cloth cleansers so it was inevitable that I'd try Philosophy's Purity Made Simple cleanser at some point.
The packaging is typically Philosophy; simple and functional but still a little special. Since the product is more of a liquid than a gel this sort of packaging is better than a tube but it will be more difficult for me to get every last drop of cleanser out. It's not a deal breaker for me, though. I have to say, it did take a while to get used to the herbal scent.
It's pretty easy to use, I just apply a small amount (see above photo) to damp skin and massage in for around a minute. Purity doesn't sting my eyes at all so I don't need to use a separate eye make up remover and it removes waterproof mascara excellently. If I'm using it in the shower, I just rinse it off my face but otherwise I remove it with a muslin cloth. If I've been wearing a lot of make up, I'll cleanse twice and if not I'll just spritz on some of my Botanics Rosewater toner.
After using this over the past six weeks I've not had any reactions and I still have lots of product left (about 70% of the bottle!) It does leave a slight 'moisturised' feeling on my skin which doesn't bother me but may be problematic for anyone with really oily skin.
All in all, I really enjoy using this product and think it's really effective as a cleanser. I have the 240ml size which cost £17.50. I'm definitely interested in trying more Philosophy skincare now!
Have you tried this cleanser?