Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser Review

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Philosophy Purity Made Simple Review

They say the grass is always greener on the other side. Newsflash: No it isn’t!!  This will all make sense in just a second. I’ve been using Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser for over 20 years. Periodically I stopped using it because I wanted to try a “new” cleanser or something with the latest, greatest ingredients.  What I ended up with is a closet full of cleansers that I never use and a whole bunch of empty Philosophy Purity Made Simple bottles.

That being said, today, I am officially declaring Philosophy Purity Made Simple my Holy Grail Cleanser and I will not be straying again!  And I’m not alone, Purity Made Simple is a winner of Allures Best of Beauty Award several years running and Oprah loves it so much she put it on her famous “Favorite Things” list!

Let me tell you a bit about why I love this cleanser so much.

According to Philosophy, “Purity Made Simple one-step facial cleanser is an award-winning cleanser that melts away dirt, oil and makeup. It also tones and lightly hydrates in one simple step for skin that feels perfectly clean and comfortably balanced.  Purity Made Simple is formulated for all skin types and is gentle enough for the sensitive eye area.”

I can honestly tell you that all of this is true.

The Formula

This cleanser is a lightweight, creamy formula that melts away makeup, dirt and oil. It leaves your skin feeling super clean and fresh but never dry or tight.  It has little to no scent. Some have said it has a very slight citrus scent although honestly, I don’t think it does.  The formula lathers well and a dime sized amount of the cleanser is all you need for your entire face.  I have sensitive skin and this cleanser never irritates it.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Is lightweight with a creamy, milky texture and leaves your face feeling clean and refreshed!


Philosophy Purity Made Simple is truly a multitasker!  Perhaps my favorite thing about it is the fact that I can use it to wash both my face AND my eyes! Most cleansers require a separate product for your eyes.  In fact if you read the bottle on many cleansers it states to avoid the eye area.  This is a pet peeve of mine.  We lead busy lives, right?  And we already have to apply multiple products every night.   Who wants to purchase two separate products just to wash your face?  Purity Made Simple also tones the skin, replacing the need for a toner!  And if that isn’t enough, it provides light hydration as well.

Purity Made Simple
This cleanser is a multitasker! It cleans, tones and hydrates! Can’t ask for much more than that!

Thankfully, my mother taught me from a very early age to never go to bed without washing my face. It really is the most important step of your skincare routine. I hope you are a member of the clean face club!

If you’re still searching for your Holy Grail Cleanser, I would definitely recommend giving Purity Made Simple a try.  It removes makeup, cleanses, tones, lightly hydrates and you can use it on your eyes!  What more could you ask for?

Philosophy Purity Made Simple is available in 5 sizes and ranges in price from $11-$55 USD.

Have you tried Purity Made Simple?  What is your favorite cleanser?  Please leave your comments below.  I’d love to hear from you!

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