Rewind to March when I went on a shopping trip to Eindhoven (I feel like I've reached a whole new level of procrastination with this review). While Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser was and is still my number one cleanser, I felt like my skin needed something more effective on days that I was wearing a lot of makeup. When I stumbled upon this large bottle of Purity Made Simple, a multi-purpose facial cleanser by Philosophy, I decided to give it a go.
Purity Made Simple is a 3-in-1 cleanser for face and eyes: it removes makeup, cleanses and hydrates skin in one formula. It should be suitable for sensitive skin, however keep in mind that the product is pretty heavily fragranced. The scent is sweet, sort of citrusy. I've read mixed reviews by people who got bad breakouts after using this cleanser, but also bloggers praising it as their favourite makeup remover. Personally I haven't noticed any irritation after 5 months of using it. The formula is runny, and at the same time sticky too. I'm so glad for the flip-cap because it allows you to dispense just as much product as needed. I always use a micellar water & remove my eye makeup first, so I'm guessing there's about 50% of my makeup left by the time I use the Purity cleanser. I'll massage the product all over my face and add a tiny bit of water about a minute in. Then I remove the residue with a soaked face cloth. As the brand promises, Purity cleanses my skin thoroughly. It is mild and my skin never feels tight afterwards. I still use a toner - force of habit - because it feels refreshing, and a moisturizer afterwards. Like I said, I do use another makeup remover for my eye makeup, but that's because my eyes are very sensitive so I avoid using too many different products on them.
To sum up, for me the Purity Made Simple cleanser is a product I enjoy using. It removes all makeup and doesn't irritate my skin. However, I do still use other moisturizing products because my skin needs extra hydrating, especially with the different climate here in Finland. One thing to consider before buying this is that it contains a lot of perfume, so if your skin reacts to those ingredients, it might be a good idea for you to try the sample version first. For those interested, the Purity Made Simple cleanser also comes in a very large bottle of 240 ml, which I have here, for about 20 euros. That may seem like a lot of money but this amount will last you a long time because you'll need little product with every use.