Friday, 18 January 2013

purity & microdelivery

philosophy cleansing duo: qvc* (£30)
Philosophy is a brand I've wanted to try for a long time, and this cleansing set seemed like a good place to start. Containing 'Purity', a 3-in-1 cleanser for face and eyes, and 'Microdelivery', an exfoliating face wash, this has really kick started my 2013 resolution of taking better care of my skin!

Purity is a gentle cleanser designed to remove both face and eye makeup, cleanse and tone the skin whilst lightly hydrating it. It's a thick liquid, which doesn't foam and instead feels creamy on the skin. Whilst I didn't find it left my skin particularly hydrated (I do suffer from very dry skin anyway but it didn't dry it out further), I couldn't believe how quick and easy it was at removing make up - even my notoriously stubborn Benefit 'They're Real' mascara was removed in an instant - and it left my skin completely clean and make-up free.

Having dry and sensitive skin I was nervous about using a daily exfoliator on it, but decided to give Microdelivery a try and I'm so glad I did. Having a gel like consistency, with the smallest exfoliating beads I have ever seen which almost feel like sand, it provided just the right amount of exfoliation without being too rough. Since using this face wash my skin has felt baby smooth and it has definitely worked it's magic at removing dead skin and left my face looking brighter with a healthy glow. I expected it to dry out my skin, but instead it actually feels softer due to dead skin being removed.

I've suffered from bad breakouts for the past year and whilst I've found products and prescribed medications that help, nothing has 100% cleared my skin up. I've been using these products for almost a month and for the past 2 weeks I haven't had one single spot or breakout, and my skin has completely cleared up leaving little to no red marks from previous breakouts! I actually left the house without foundation (which is a BIG deal for me!) a few days ago - it's made that much of a difference!

This is a bit of a lengthy review but I'm so impressed with these two products and would definitely recommend them to people who, like me, suffer from break outs - or even to anyone looking to make their skin feel and look healthier!

I'd definitely like to try more Philosophy products now. Does anyone have any recommendations?



  1. i love philosophy products! i'd recommend checking out the microdelivery peel. its like a hardcore treatment version of the microdelivery facial wash. & of course their shower gels are amazing, especially cinnamon buns mmm xx

  2. I've only ever tried their shower gel, but I've heard great things about Purity. I've suffered from dry skin and breakouts all winter, so it looks like this could be perfect for me. It's a bit on the pricey side but I'd LOVE to leave the house without foundation! x

  3. I have tried so many products for my skin but never found the perfect one that does everything I want it too, so I will definitely check this out! Thank you!XX

  4. You've sold me! I now NEED these, anything that could clear my skin to the point I go without foundation would be a miracle in my eyes!

  5. Oooh I've been using the Purity cleanser on and off for years and I've never tried using it to remove my make up. I was always worried it would sting my eyes, but I will defenitly give it a go now :)

  6. i have been using the exfoliation but i have never tried purity. interesting that it can remove makeup too. maybe i will pick it up when i am in the states again.
    xx rae

  7. Wow what a really good result you had! A tiny bit more than I'd usually like to pay but if it works wonders then it's definitely worth it!

  8. This sound like great products, need to pick them up!


  9. I'm happy to hear the Purity face wash worked so well for you! Unfortunately, I think my skin is just a little too sensitive. The Exfoliating Wash sounds like something up my alley though!

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

  10. I love the look of the philosophy products, but I haven't ever tried any xx

  11. I used to use the Purity cleanser. I think I used it for 3-4 years! It's great to use as a brush cleanser too!

  12. My Nana has the soap in her bathrooms! Didn't realise how posh it was haha. I love the simplicity of the packaging x

  13. Hand food and strawberry carmex are in my bag too! Great post. xx