Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Philosophy Purity Made Simple

Philosophy Purity Made Simple facial cleanser for sensitive skin

I fancied a change from my usual cleanser, Elemental Herbology Purify & Soothe Cleansing Balm. My skin has changed quite a lot recently (I’ll talk about that in another post) and Elemental Herbology just wasn’t working for me. So I thought I’d try Philosophy Purity Made Simple. Philosophy Purity Made Simple is a 3-in-1 cleanser that cleanses, tones and hydrates the skin in one step. My kind of cleanser, I hate faffing about with different products. 

Philosophy Purity Made Simple is a creamy cleanser that smells gently of flowers.It doesn’t have artificial fragrance added, the smell is down to it’s ingredients. You only need a small amount, around the size of a 20p piece to cleanse your whole face. I’ve found it’s best to use on a dry face but with wet hands, it seems to cleanse much better. All you do is massage the creamy cleanser over your skin and eyes from 30-60 seconds then rinse off. I’ve read some reviews stating that this doesn’t remove makeup. I use Estee Lauder Double Wear and Philosophy Purity Made Simple removes it all. Philosophy Purity Made Simple is definitely a gentle cleanser. I’ve experienced no irritation with this and no tightness after cleansing. Just soft, refreshed and deeply cleansed skin.

Ingredients & What They Do

Water, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Coconut Alcohol, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Guaiac (Guaiacum Officinale) Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Rosa Damascena Extract, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Extract, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140).

-Sodium Lauroamphoacetate: Acts as a mild surfactant that gently cleanses the skin without irritation or residue.
-Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Lightly hydrates the skin leaving the skin comfortable, not pulled or tight.
-Sodium Trideceth Sulfate: Pulls dirt, debris, and makeup from the skin and dissolves them.
-Twelve-Essential Oil Blend (Including Rosewood, Sandalwood, Sage): Helps soften, soothe, and rejuvenate the skin.

Have you tried it? What’s your favourite all-in-one cleanser?



  1. This sounds lovely I used to think the harsher the product the quicker it would sort out my skin but I was so wrong the gentler it is you notice the difference! I love the sound of this :)

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

    1. you should definitely give it a go, it's a great cleanser x


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