You may remember that I received a deluxe sample of the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel for Face and Eyes in my Loose Button June 2012 Luxe Box (that I previously reviewed).
I was very excited to try it out. In fact, as you can see by my photograph that I ended up using quite a bit of the product (about a third) before taking pictures of it. Oops!
(Hehe, as a beauty blogger, you’re ‘supposed to’ take photos of brand-new products and then use them…but sometimes when you get really excited, you just can’t wait to bust them open!) 😉
So what did I think of the foaming gel version of my favourite facial cleanser? There’s only one way to find out!
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel for Face and Eyes Pictures
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel for Face and Eyes Ingredients
√ Foaming cleanser (Yes, but the foam isn’t luxurious. I still gave it a checkmark because technically, it does foam a little.)
√ 3-in-1 cleanser
√ Deep cleans
√ Leaves skin feeling refreshed
√ Removes dirt, oil, impurities and all traces of makeup & eye makeup
- Name: Philosophy Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel for Face and Eyes
- Amount: 30 mL (1 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: This came in the Loose Button June 2012 Luxe Box, which I bought for $12 CAD. It came with 4 deluxe samples and a mirror.
- Where to Buy: Philosophy website, Sephora stores & some places that sell Philosophy products
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel for Face and Eyes Review
After trying and loving the original, milky Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser, I was very excited to try the foaming version. Just like with hand soaps, foaming ones are really fun to use.
I found that this cleansed my skin just as well as the original formula. And even though foaming versions usually dry the skin on my face (because they’re designed to be used by those with oily skin), this one was gentler and not quite as drying as a typical foaming facial soap. However, if you have dry skin, I wouldn’t recommend you use the foaming version.
It comes in a clearish gel. I used a little squirt onto my Clarisonic Mia, and it cleansed my skin well. What I did notice, however, is that it didn’t produce a luxurious foaming consistency. The foam was very minuscule, so I was disappointed. I was expecting lotsssss of foaming goodness!
I even tried using a large amount to see if it was because I wasn’t using enough, but I kept having the same results.
Does It Remove Makeup & Eye Makeup?
Yes, I was able to remove the powder mineral foundation and eye liner. These days I haven’t been wearing eye shadow as much, so I didn’t test it out on that.
I found that while it did remove waterproof/water-resistant liner, I had to go over the same section a few times, so it’s not really ideal for that purpose. I’d say just stick to using it for cleansing your face.
I like how it has a clear tube that’s easy to squeeze out what you need and so you can see how much you have left.
My sample had a screw-on cap, which wasn’t the most convenient. However, I think that the actual retail versions (i.e. non-samples) of this have a flip-up cap to make it easier to use when your hands are wet.
Final Verdict: 6/10
While the Philosophy Purity Made Simple foaming cleansing gel worked well for cleaning my face, I was disappointed that it didn’t lather into a rich foam. And when I use a foaming cleanser, that’s one of the main reasons why I use them – to enjoy the foam!
I’m definitely going to stick to using the regular version.
Have you tried any Philosophy cleansers? Were you disappointed in the 3-in-1 foaming version like I was, or do you love it? What’s your favourite Philosophy product?
This seems really cool. I wish more foaming cleansers got really foamy, they would be more fun!
Yeah, wish they foamed up a lot more. Oh well…
I used philosophy’s purity (normal/regular) formula. It doesn’t foam but it does remove everything including liquid eyeliner. It is also very gentle for sensitive skin.
Amy recently posted: Lip Gloss War – Smashbox vs. Maybelline
Yes, I love the original formula and how it has a milky type of consistency. 🙂 Plus it’s not drying at all.
Hmmm.. I LOVE the original, it’s truly my staple. I don’t see the point in this new product? It doesn’t foam, so it’s essentially the original cleanser… What do you think?
Gosia recently posted: Comparison: China Glaze "Watermelon Rind" vs Color Club "Metamorphosis"
The original formula is better than this ‘foaming’ one. I liked how the original has a milky consistency. This one is a gel and really didn’t seem to lather all that much. I also don’t see the point of this. Maybe they’ll tweak the formula later…but as of right now, it was really disappointing. When I use a foaming cleanser, I want it to actually foam up!
Thanks for this review Mary. I had been tempted to try this one because I love, love the original Purity and have used it to way back when – in fact I still often call it by it’s original name – ‘Real Purity.’ I always keep 4 or so types of cleansers. But the ones I reach for most are the original Purity, Perricone’s Nutritive Cleanser and Peter Thomas Roth’s orange gel iconic cleanser that is now called Anti-Aging cleanser. The latter is really strong in AHA’s and I find I cannot use it day in and out or the corners of my mouth start to break down from it. I think the Perricone one is good but I probably won’t continue with it once all the back up bottles I have are used up due to it’s cost & that it comes always in glass bottles – I don’t like to lug them in my suitcase and find locking the pump on them for travel difficult – so it’s one that needs me to transfer some to another bottle when traveling. …but sometimes I am gone for 2 months and travel bottles run out. Thus again another good reason to reach for Purity. Also with Purity I find if my skin is going through an oily phase when I don’t need to put on a moisturizer at night – Purity does the job of cleaning and still leaving me feel hydrated.
You’re very welcome! 🙂
Interesting – does the orange gel actually smell like oranges, or is it just referring to the colour? I’ve never tried anything from the Peter Thomas Roth brand, but I’ve been curious about it. Have you tried any other products from that brand? If so, what would you recommend or sensitive skin?
which do you prefer more, the original or gel type?
Hey Jade Flora!
I definitely prefer the original Philosophy Purity. If the gel foamed up, then I would’ve liked that, but the foam was so mild.