A lot of people within the online beauty community rave about Philosophy's Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser so when I was sent a sample, I was excited to try it out. Admittedly, it's not the sort of product which I would normally choose myself. I cleanse with a face wash in the mornings for the sake of convenience but I usually select natural or spa brands.
As with all Philosophy products, the packaging is fun and something which I'm more than happy to have on display in my bathroom. In terms of functionality, I like that the bottle is transparent so that it's easy to tell how much product is remaining and I found the flip top dispenser worked well.
It's when I came to use Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser itself that disappointment set in. So many people have raved about the scent that I was expecting something indulgent and akin to my usual spa brand choices. Therefore, I was more than a little disappointed to discover that the product has a fragrance which is reminiscent of citronella insect repellant- a scent which I've never enjoyed! It turns out that the scent is the result of the essential oil ingredients as the product itself claims to be fragrance-free. The formula of the face wash is a gel-cream which made application quick and easy. There was a gentle lather and it was easy to rinse off. The overall feel of this product is very synthetic and a quick glance at the ingredients showed that it's full of the "nasties" which I usually try to avoid. Given this, I felt the name and the fact that the first line of the wording which makes up the design of the packaging reads, "Purity is Natural" to be rather misleading.
Having said this, my skin was left feeling clean, soft and not dry or tight. I was impressed that it didn't irritate my sensitive skin and overall, I have to admit that it does do the job, it's just that I simply didn't enjoy using Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser. Furthermore, at £17.50 for 240ml, I feel that it's overpriced and you'd be better off spending you money at a brand such as REN.