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

philosophy®

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 34 Reviews 34 Reviews Write a Review
  • $42.00
  • 16 oz   
  • Availability: In stock

    $42.00

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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 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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nice and gentle

I got this wash from another source, but wanted to tell you all how much I liked it. I have fair, combination (from dry to oily) skin that I have a hard time balancing. Between all my lotions and potions, and all the daily makeup wear I find that I need to exfoliate at least once a week or more to keep my skin looking soft and supple. This wash does a fabulous job of keeping my skin in fresh condition. It is gentle, which is a plus for me bc my skin can become irritated very easily. It does not strip or leave my skin oily. I am left with fresh, comfortable skin that is gives me smooth makeup application. I am so glad I made this purchase and you will be too.

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Not my favorite exfoliator

This exfoliator is gentle and mild, but it's not one of my favorites. The exfoliating beads/granules were not too rough, where it will harm your skin. It has a scent that was light enough for me to not mind it. However, I did not notice much change in my skin, and wasn't as memorable of a product compared to other exfoliators I have tried. Thus, I find this as an okay product. I just didn't enjoy it as much as others I have tried.

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love it but wish it was natural
Purchased

i love the effectiveness of this product but hate that it isn't natural. the older i get the more important it is to me to use natural and organic products. this is one of the few that i use that isn't. as much as i love it, i am likely going to replace it with a similar organic product that i will feel more comfortable using.

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I Love This Product

My friend recommended it too me because my face was usually really oily and I had a lot of breakouts. This product helped deal with my oil while leaving my face feeling moisturized and clean. It is expensive but it is this way for a reason!

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Gentle - odd smell

This is a refreshingly gentle exfoliating scrub... but I did not find the scent terribly pleasant. It's difficult to describe.

It performed as expected, but I will not reorder because of the strange fragrance.

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leaves my skin feeling smooth/clean

I like the way this leaves my skin feeling very smooth and clean. I use this 1-2 times a week. This does not have a very powerful scent, but it does have a mild scent.

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Not Sure Yet
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I have two other exfoliating products that I had prior to buying this. I do like the way my face feels after using, as it feels softer than when I use the other two products I have. The big test will be if it helps control my acne or makes it worse. I am perimenopausal and have been having issues with acne, so interested to see what this does. I have high hopes this will be my new favorite scrub and I can get rid of the other two I own. More to come................

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works great for everyday use

I love all the philosophy products. This is a great everyday exfoliater. You can really feel the difference after the 1st use. Recommend this to everyone.

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Gentle exfoliating cleanser

I tried this cleanser for the first time--and was a little hesitant, as my sensitive combination skin can be unpredictable with new face washes. I was thrilled to discover the cleanser is very mild and gentle, still giving me the soft skin without the harsh abrasion. A new must-have for my skincare routine.

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My Go To Exfoliator

This is the best exfoliating face wash I have ever used. I keep a bottle of it in the shower, and use it with my face brush for smooth, clean skin. I tried it about 3 years ago, and have not bought another morning face wash since! I think anyone who tries it would agree. It has the smallest beads, but you can feel them between your fingers. It is finer than grit so it won't damage your face. Always remember to shake your bottle upon every use to make sure these beads are evenly distributed.

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