Philosophy Made Simple Purity 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel

renie   Philosophy Made Simple Purity 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel

Written by renie   October 20, 2013  
 
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Philosophy Made Simple Purity 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel

Summary

Ethics
Texture
Size
225ml
Indicative Price
£17.50
Price per 100 ml/g
£7.77
Discontinued

Description

Philosophy is a brand that approaches personal care from a skin care point of view, while celebrating the beauty of the human spirit. We believe in miracles and the beauty in everyone .Our promise is to deliver remarkable products that inspire you to live a better life by being better to yourself. Our Science -our innovative formulas are created with doctors and scientists using proven ingredients that deliver results.
Provides a fresh-foaming, deep clean that is ideal for oily skin types. Removes dirt, oil, impurities and all traces of makeup and eye makeup. Rinses completely clean, leaving skin feeling refreshed not tight.

Directions

Use on damp skin, working to a gentle foam, then apply to face/neck area. Rinse with warm water to leave a fresh clean feeling.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Sulfate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Bulnesia Sarmientoi Wood Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Rosa Centifolia Flower Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Acacia Dealbata Flower/Stem Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Oil, Disteareth-75 Ipdi, Glycereth-7 Caprylate/Caprate, Potassium Chloride, Hydrogen Peroxide, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Linalool, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

User reviews

2 reviews

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Overall rating 
 
4.0
Packaging 
 
4.5  (2)
Texture 
 
4.5  (2)
Mildness 
 
4.5  (2)
Effectiveness 
 
4.0  (2)
Ease of use 
 
4.0  (2)
Scent 
 
3.5  (2)
Value for Money 
 
3.0  (2)
Not as pure as I would like
(Updated: November 18, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Packaging 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
4.0
Mildness 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
3.0
Ease of use 
 
3.0
Scent 
 
2.0
Value for Money 
 
1.0

Philosophy is a USA brand that is not cruelty free and in my view is average quality and overpriced.

Philosophy say “ deep cleans pores and eliminates makeup build-up natural oil extracts help condition skin fragrance-free formula”

It is hard to say if my pores are deep cleaned but whatever natural oils are in this are not very moisturising.
Checking the ingredients this does have lots of lovely, natural oils in it such as meadowfoam seed oil, coconut,rosewood oil, geranium oil, cymbopogon martini oil, rosa damascena extract, amyris balsamifera bark oil, sandalwood oil, sage oil, cinnamomum cassia leaf oil, anthemis nobilis flower oil,carrot seed oil and pepper seed extract.

Then unfortunately they add, polysorbate 20, glycerin, carbomer, triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben, citric acid, imidazolidinyl urea, yellow 5 (ci 19140) which I am less thrilled to see.
The top ingredient is water followed by sodium lauroamphoacetate, sodium trideceth sulfate . These are on the list of ingredients to avoid in quantity if you suffer from acne. I also try and avoid ingredients like this as my skin is very sensitive and I end up with nasty red rashes.

I find that I can use products with some of these ingredients for a while but after using it for some time the sensitivity takes effect and the rash builds up. I only had enough for about five cleanses and in that time my skin seemed not to have any reaction but that is not to say that had I used this for longer my skin would still have been okay.

In this last week my neck has become quite red and eczematic so in fact using these products could be the cause so just as well I have finished both the Purity cleanser and the Microdelivery. I threw away the 'Hope in a jar as it smelled so awful.

I usually use sample sachets like these when I am travelling but in the interests of reviewing in the time frame I have suggested, used and reviewed the three Philosophy products all this last week.
I can't say my skin looks any better for using these and I will be happy to go back to my usual all natural products now .

User Reviews

Strongest points
It does clanse my face when used with warm water and a face cloth
Weakest points
Very expensive and the company is NOT cruelty free and the product is not natural
Summary
This is an okay face cleanser but performs no better than high street brands that cost far less.
Would you recommend this product?
No
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A make-up remover, cleanser & toner in one.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Mildness 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Value for Money 
 
5.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Clean skin
Tones & hydrates in one
Remove make-up, even waterproof mascara
Weakest points
Maybe a little pricey, but as the tube is a huge 225ml, and a little goes a long way, the price does work.
Summary
This was 30ml sample that I received, and have since purchased the full size, I loved it. It's amazing actually how little you need to create your foaming wash. Wet you hands, squirt a 5 pence size onto them, rub and see the light foam appear, the wash over you face and neck. It's so gentle and light. You can feel it cleaning right away. The scent is light and gentle, no overpowering fragrance. The foam is light, not soapy and covers the skin easily. I loved the feeling as it washed over my face, it felt soft and light, but it was totally effective at removing makeup, and surprisingly waterproof mascara. You can rinse off, or remove with a cloth, the choice is yours. Water was fine with me, no nasty eye stinging moments. It washed away very easily and I didn't need to redo as it had removed everything. It's great for AM & PM usage, for the very best of results. My skin felt really clean and as it tones, you can feel the depth of cleaning that it has achieved. Using this has certainly reduced the oily/redness that was causing mild blemishes across my t-zone. My skin looks better and is certainly much more even, infact the redness has gone. I love it, maybe you will to.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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