Philosophy Purity Cleanser Review

Tuesday 27 May 2014

I’ve had this baby for a while, but I wanted to use up a pile of cleansers that were currently scattered about because opening a new one, although it quite happened that way but that’s a different story... So anyway, if you read regularly you’ll know I recently go a Clarisonic (review here) and I was looking to use a different cleanser to the Clarisonic one. I tried my Cetaphil, but as much as I love that product it just didn’t seem to foam like the Clarisonic cleanser so I open up Purity Cleanser to try that. While I find it works better than Cetaphil with the Clarisonic, it was quite as good as the Clarisonic cleanser.

Foamy-ness aside, I have to admit I’m not wowed by this product, although at the same time I don’t really have anything bad to say. I know a lot of people love this, I’d heard a lot of positive reviews hence why I bought it, but I haven’t been blown away. Don’t get me wrong, it cleanses my face well and removes all my make up, but so do a lot of other (cheaper) products.

Packaging wise, it’s similar to the rest of the Philosophy range which I find really quirky - I’m a sucker for nice packaging! That being said, I’m not sure about the other size bottles, but I’ve been finding the 90ml bottle a little awkward to dispense the product. You need to pour out the cleanser, personally I prefer a pump or squeeze bottle.

So overall, a bit of a miss for me. I don’t think i’ll be repurchasing. My search for the perfect cleanser will continue...So if you have a Clarisonic, please let me know what cleanser you use with yours.


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  1. I'm using the Vichy Normaderm gel cleanser atm, just because it doesn't dry out my acne-prone skin, but helps counter new impurities!

  2. Sorry this was a miss, but thanks so much for the thorough review! xo


  3. A pump bottle is definitely more practical when it comes to cleanser! Thanks for reviewing this.