Philosophy Brand’s facial cleanser called “Purity Made Simple” was a nice product. But a bit TOO simple.
The Philosophy Purity Made Simple facial cleanser is a popular cleanser being sold on the internet and in retail stores. Purity Made Simple is intended to deeply cleanse pores and dissolve dirt and makeup on contact. This cleanser is cut from the mold of cleansers a few years old. Not that they do not wash your face well, but they are just not nearly as advanced as many modern therapeutic cleansers. The combination of Chamomile, sage and carrot as ingredients were the reason we wanted to test and try this particular facial cleanser.
The use of Chamomile in a facial cleanser has proven to be highly effective in recent years with some of the leading facial cleansers including it in their formula. This anti inflammatory is said to reduce irritation and swelling and is known to help in the removal of discoloration. Chamomile would normally be the cornerstone of a well engineered facial cleanser, however Philosophy simply dropped the ball on this one.
The calming and soothing sensation generally associated with sage and chamomile were not experienced with this cleanser. The product seemed to do a good job cleansing the skin and leaving pores free of excess dirt and oils. It did not, however, seem to have any anti aging qualities or properties. It should be noted that Philosophy Purity Made Simple never claimed that it would have those characteristics. It was our hope after reading the ingredients that they would take on some of their natural properties, however they do not, at least not in this formula.
This facial cleanser is affordably priced and does a decent job at cleansing your skin. Our concern is that it is just not an advanced cleanser. The more that we learn about how crucial a role in anti aging and healthy skin care a cleanser can be, the more we tend to lean towards the cleansers that deliver those results. Philosophy created a well balanced formula that delivered what it said it would, a clean face. But in today’s day and age that is just not good enough, not anymore at least. Keep looking for a more advanced cleanser, they will all clean your face but only a few will have therapeutic purpose as well.