I don’t have a problem with mineral oil but its been known to be the work of the devil for some skin types and if you’re a fan of cleansing oil it does prove challenging to find one that’s lacking the ingredient.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleansing Oil is a brand new cleansing oil from the brand that’s mineral oil free!
Let’s check it out!
A brand new mineral oil-free cleansing oil from Philosophy.
I love that cleansing oils are becoming more and more prominent in the US market. In Asia, they are part of women’s daily skincare regime and can be found in both drugstores and at higher end counters. Sadly, we haven’t quite reached the status of having a huge selection of cleansing oils available at our local drugstore as of yet but at least we can take advantage of having one available from some of our favorite brands such as Philosophy.
I’m a long term user and fan of Purity up until recently. Sadly, I had to discontinue using it because it wasn’t playing nice with my drier skin so happy days that they now have extended the popular Purity line to include a cleansing oil.
Those who have never used a cleansing oil before automatically curl their noses up and shake their heads in denial about putting oil on their faces to remove makeup particularly those with oily skin but honestly, once you go the cleansing oil route you’ll never go back to traditional cleansers again. Cleansing oils rinse clean away and remove makeup in a snap including harder to remove waterproof eye makeup.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleansing Oil has a thinner, watery texture which at first I didn’t like as I prefer a thicker oil however after trying it out I really like it. It rinses clean away and does a excellent job of removing all my makeup easily and fuss-free.
To use you simply apply on a dry, full of makeup face, and massage in. Now add a little water to emulsify the oil, it’ll start to turn white and milky. After that rinses!
Makeup off and your skin is soft and smooth. No worries it doesn’t leave behind a greasy, oily feel.
One of the things I really liked about the oil was the fact that it didn’t give me cloudy, trippy vision, if you use cleansing oil you know exactly what I mean. It also didn’t overly strip my face so I wasn’t left feeling tight or dry after use. I took note it smells as lovely as the original Purity as well with a soothing sandalwood scent.
Grrr! It does not contain a pump. Total pet peeve of mine. It has a flip top that allows you to squeeze and squirt the oil into your hands but I find this a tad messy to use and would have preferred a pump.
- Those seeking a cleansing oil that’s mineral oil free.
- Those wanting to remove makeup even waterproof eyeshadow and mascara in one simple step.
- Those wanting a gentle yet effective cleansing oil that cleans skin easily without making it tight after use.
- Those who like thicker, richer cleansing oils (this is a bit thinner and watery compared to Asian cleansing oils).
- Those who prefer a pump style packaging.
The packaging needs a little work and Philosophy should probably consider some sort of pump for this but aside from that I slap a Muse Approval on it for purchase. I normally don’t like thinner cleansing oils but this proved a treat to use as it didn’t make my eyes cloudy, left my face feeling very smooth, cleaned easily, and just performed fantastically well. It’s gentle yet very effective.
Overall, I feel like it’s well worth a haul!
Try it out for yourself, I think you’ll love it!
Available from www.philosophy.com
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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