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 .
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