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It’s not enough to just clean your skin, you also have to hydrate and protect it. After cleansing, apply a moisturizer like philosophy®antioxidant-packed hope in a jar™ all over your face.

philosophy®

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We love anything that makes our lives easier, which is why we bow down to philosophy®purity made simple™. The award-winning, one-step daily facial cleanser removes makeup, cleanses, tones and lightly hydrates the skin. Really, what more could you ask for?

How it Works

This facial cleanser quickly dissolves dirt, oil and makeup to deep clean pores while maintaining the skin's proper moisture levels. purity made simple™ is gentle enough for the eye area and even for the most sensitive skin. As a final step, the toner balances out skin’s pH levels.

How to Use

Morning and night, apply a quarter-size amount to a damp face and massage for 30-60 seconds. Rinse with warm water and voilà—a clean, healthy visage.

water (aqua), sodium lauroamphoacetate, sodium trideceth sulfate, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, coco-glucoside, cocosnucifera (coconut) alcohol, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, anibarosaeodora (rosewood) wood oil, geranium maculatum oil, guaiac (guaiacum officinale) extract, cymbopogon martini oil, rosadamascena extract, amyrisbalsamifera bark oil, santalum album (sandalwood) oil, salvia officinalis (sage) oil, cinnamomum cassia leaf oil, anthemisnobilis flower oil, daucuscarota 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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

LOOOOVE!

Nice gentle cleanser that removes dirt, oil, and makeup. I use it with my clarisonic to get some exfolliation. I love philosophy products for their natural products and great smells.

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Purity Facial Cleanser

Love this facial cleanser! It is light, smells amazing, and doesn't dry out my face too much. I got a sample with a purchase and immediately bought the full size once the sample was gone.

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Not for sensitive or dry skin!

I have sensitive skin, plus I use prescription acne cream. It keeps my skin clear (which is great), but it also dries me out. I wanted to try this cleanser since it's supposed to be good for those with sensitive skin and not too drying. Well it didn't work for me! I ended up with dry, red skin, especially around my eyes. It was painful to put lotion on my face! I recommend buying a small amount of this cleanser if you have sensitivity issues, because it seems to affect people with sensitive skin differently.

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so far so good
Purchased

I have only used this cleanser a few days, but it has accomplished removing all of my makeup and made my skin feel so clean. I normally have to use two separate products...one to remove makeup and one to deep cleanse, and this one does both. Two thumbs up!

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So soft and so clean
Purchased

I've never gotten as clean without using a wash cloth as I do with this stuff. I love the simplicity of this stuff. The smell is nice and not over powering!! Works wonders!!

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Best Face Wash EVER

I have really sensitive skin, and this is the only face wash I have found that does not cause my skin to break out, dry out, or become an oil slick. It's perfect.

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One of my favorite cleansers
Purchased

Simple and easy to use. Smells nice. Always leaves my face feeling clean fresh. Never harsh on my sensitive skin.

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Glad I Switched!

I tried "purity" in college at the age of 20 and it really did nothing for my breakout-prone, combo oily skin. Fast-forward 10 years, and I decide to give the product another try, mainly because of the positive reviews!
And I am definitely on board! I use this product twice a day, once in the morning, then at night in the shower with my Clairsonic (DEFINITE RECOMMENDATION! I feel I could almost use any facial cleanser with this brush and my skin would still be amazing!)
Here is the breakdown of my current skin:
Combination normal/dry
Few breakouts, usually in the hormonal zone
Issues before "purity"-dull, lack of vibrance, areas of flaky dryness. All issues were completely solved with this product (again in combo with the clairsonic)

I have tried many many cleansers, systems, multi-step programs, including: Proactive (way too harsh), clinique 3 step (also too harsh, and really did nothing for my skin), the Clairsonic cleanser (love this, but hard to find, similar to purity)

After washing with purity, I feel like I have completed 3 steps in one. I no longer have to spend 10 minutes removing my makeup first, then wash, and then tone. It is all-in-one for my busy lifestyle!

(I do follow up with a Caudalie serum and elixir that I love!)

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Really liked this face wash. Fantastic smell, removed make-up just OK- sometimes I'm lazy and don't use makeup remover first so I like a cleanser that is more foamy and removes all make up. This wasn't that for me, but I still really liked it.

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Best Cleanser

From my own personal experience I have been through many cleansers from Neutrogena to Korean branded cleansers and I have not found one that works as well as this does. I do not wear make up therefore I can't review on the power of its make up removal but as far as cleaning my skin this is my all time favorite. The main reason why I cling to this cleanser is because the way my skin feels afterwards. Many cleansers on the market do the job of cleansing, don't get me wrong, but to leave the skin hydrated is a bonus you get with this product. The secret is the meadowfoam seed oil so your skin is comfortable and not dry or tight. The smell is pleasant and is not overly perfumed so day and night this cleanser is my go-to for my first step in skincare.

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