Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser Review

About 2 months ago during the holiday season, I visited my local Sephora to see what goodies I could find on a minimal budget.  As many of you know, by the registers at Sephora there are a bunch of bins with mini size products usually around $15 and under (which is actually pretty low priced for Sephora items).  I came across a travel size bottle of the Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser and decided to try it out since I've heard and read a lot of great reviews on it. 

The product comes in a 3 fl.oz bottle, which was priced at $10. 
They have other sizes at different prices (8 fl.oz $20, 16 fl.oz $32, 24 fl.oz $40, and 32 fl.oz $47.50) however I decided to stick with the smallest and cheapest bottle so I can test it out without loosing a lot of money.
On the Sephora site, the product description claims that it "is a ph-balanced formula that rapidly dissolves dirt and makeup while deep cleaning pores." I would have to agree, this product definitely dissolves any dirt or makeup without any effort at all, and it does a wonderful job in providing a refreshing and clean feeling!  The consistency of this product is very liquidy, yet it lathers very well and very quickly! I actually use this product with my Sephora Complexion Brush, you can check out my review of that brush here, which allows me to have a more deep facial cleansing experience; 
This product is perfect for any skin type: dry, oily, combination! In addition, it is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin, yet strong enough to remove any dirt and makeup. The product actually is worth the price, simply because it lasts for quite a while; the 3 fl.oz bottle I have is still not empty after using once a day for 2 months straight; simply because a little bit goes a long way.
 I am very impressed with this One-Step Cleanser, I've noticed since using this product, the redness on my face (around my nose and chin) has diminished, and since using this product I have not broken out or had any allergic reaction (which is what I am always concerned about since I have sensitive skin).  This cleanser is infused with sage, chamomile, and carrot, all of which are anti-inflammatory, calming, and gentle ingredients.
 The highlights of why this product is great:
Removes dirt and makeup in an instant.
Minimizes any redness on the face.
Clears up any imperfections such as minor acne.

I believe I will re-purchase the Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser in a bigger size, just because my face has definetely been more clear and feeling a lot cleaner and refreshed, but also because the product will last months and months to come therefore making this a good value for the price.
You can purchase this product from Sephora by clicking here.

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, I suggest using the Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser, it is a cream cleanser (vs liquid) yet works very effectively for a fraction of the price; you can check out my review of that cream cleanser here.

Have you tried the Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser? Any other Philosophy products you suggest I try? Let me know.

♥ Glitz Glam Budget 


  1. Thats such a cool product Its always good when a product has so many benefits

  2. i have only tried their body wash/shampoo i liked it

  3. I really like Philosophy as well! I gave you an award on my blog :)

  4. I love your blog! I had no idea you could find affordable buys at Sephora! definitely checking this on a regular basis!

  5. This is my favorite cleanser ever. It in the ONLY one I have ever repurchased!!

  6. Great review! May have to try :D xx

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  8. Nice review! I have been pleased with every Philosophy product I've tried.

  9. never tried this product before thanks for the review!


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