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Keep your newly exfoliated skin supple and smooth with philosophy’s take a deep breath moisturizer.

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If you wonder why your makeup always looks slightly spackled on despite your light touch, there’s a chance you may not be exfoliating enough. Slough off dead skin cells and prime your canvas with this mild exfoliating cleanser from philosophy. Gentle enough for every day use, the antioxidant-rich formula buffers fine lines and evens skin tone for a smooth, radiant complexion in about 30 seconds.

How it Works

Acting as a mini-peel, this exfoliating cleanser buffs away dead skin cells. Topical antioxidants condition and moisturize exposed skin, giving it an even, healthy glow.

How to Use

Apply product to damp face and neck and massage for 30 to 60 seconds, using gentle circular motions. Rinse thoroughly and apply toner and moisturizer [link to miracle worker moisturizer] as usual. Use daily or as needed.

Water (aqua), decyl glucoside, sodium cocoyl apple amino acids, diatomaceous earth, acrylates/steareth-20 methacrylate crosspolymer, glycerin, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, borago officinalis seed oil, tocotrienols, panthenol, sodium magnesium silicate, tetrasodium edta, sodium hydroxide, citric acid, ethylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone.

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great exfoliator
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my dermatologist recommended using a product with microbeads (vs. apricot, etc.) because the smooth surfaces are less damaging to your skin. this version is the best one i've used ... not too hard, but effective. highly recommend!

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It's buffing out my acne scars!
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This is a rather amazing product. I've only been using it for about a week, but my skin looks incredible. I haven't broken out even slightly, and I've had terrible acne for the past two decades. More importantly, it seems to actually be making my acne scars less noticeable! I massage it into my skin for about 30 seconds every morning and every evening after removing my make up. This morning, my husband (who also had terrible acne in his youth but who has been lucky enough to grow out of it) commented that the scared skin on my left cheek looks smoother. Seriously, it is worth every penny.

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works wonderfully
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Love this face wash! It is gentle enough to use everyday, but really works! My face has is so smooth, and looks fresh. I've had so many compliments since I've started using it! Definitely recommend!!

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Absolutely Fabulous!!

My face looked brighter after using this product. The little granules feel fabulous! It is like a spa treatment at home. Will be part of my daily regime!

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LOVE THIS FACEWASH
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Perfect amount of exfoliation in a daily face wash. Neutral smell and a little bit of product goes a long ways. Lovely product!!

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Best daily flash wash ever
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I have been using philosophy microdelivery face wash for just about a year now. It has changed my life. My make up goes on much smoother now. I also have far less breakouts and blackheads. I can also use it everyday with no problems. I would highly recommend this to anybody especially people with combination skin as it helps with both the dry and oily skin.

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combo skin/sensitive/acne prone - this is your product

I use this almost every day to exfoliate and it works wonders on my highly acne prone skin. It's gentle enough for my skin. Where other products seem to leave a residue, this product used with a clarisonic or on its own, totally makes my face feel brand new. It's a wonderful Philosophy product and I'm a dedicated user. I've also gotten my mom, aunts, and cousins addicted to this product because it works on all of our skin types without causing irritation or exfoliating too deeply too quickly. Love this product! Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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Started great

I liked this at first, but the good "gritty" exfoliating stuff didn't seem to last through the whole bottle, so by the end of the bottle, it seemed just like regular facewash.

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Hands down best Exfliator
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I have very sensitive skin and in general you shouldn't be using a harsh exfoliator...but this answers all problems with dry, acne, oily skin..etc

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buy this with purity and hope in a jar

This one will NOT clog your pores! It makes your skin soft and so clean. Use it before you apply philosophy purity and hope in a jar.

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