Purity does it all for me. It removes all my eye make-up without stinging my eyes and I haven't had to witch hazel to remove anything remaining because nothing is left behind. Since it's not loaded with fragrance my skin is never irritated.
Great cleanser and Brush Cleaner
This has been one of my favorite cleansers for years. What I love about it is that it cleanses, removes makeup, and tones your face. It's basically a 3-in-1 product.
Alot of people don't realize that there is a toner and makeup remover built right in to remove sebum and protect your skin from free radicals.
There are times I use it as a brush cleaner. Like I said, there's a built in brush cleaner. It also reconditions the hairs. Now, I don't think you should waste your money cleaning your brushes with this every time, but once in a while it's great. It really softens the hairs and gets rid of everything.
This is probably the best cleanser I've ever tried. I've been using this product for about a year and a half and have no plans of changing, EVER!
I have super frickin dry skin and eczema but this product does not irritate my face at all. It's really gentle and does a great job at removing face and eye make-up. It also leaves my face feeling hydrated.
Several people who dislike this cleanser say that it doesn't take off all their eye make-up. It's not purely an eye make-up remover so I don't expect it to clean every last bit off. However, I would say that I have never used a cleanser, besides this one, that gently and effortlessly removes my eye make-up.
This is an okay cleanser - it's not too pricey and its an all in one cleaner + makeup (incl eye) remover. It just wasn't the one for me - I found the smell far too strong for my liking and it kind of stung my eyes and didn't get all the makeup off - but I've seen it work AMAZINGLY for heaps of others, so I'm still happy to recommend it.
The short term results are great, I agree, but...
Check out this review of Purity Made Simple - http://www.makeupmagazine.net/makeup-magazine/philosophy-reviews/review-philosophy-purity-made-simple
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This has been my very favourite cleanser ever since I discovered it about three years ago :) It's very gentle, removes most of my makeup (except liner and mascara), and does not dry out my skin or irritate my eyes. I also need to use only a small amount so it lasts me a long time for the price :3 I love it, it's awesome, and every time I try to get off it and use a different cleanser, I do notice a change in my skin and not a good one :P
NOTHING LIKE IT
I have combination skin, this cleanser is my holy grail. I like so many other use this cleanser with my clarisonic, I have tried so many other cleansers and I always come back to this. I have gotten to the point that this is that one item that I prob. will forever continue to buy. Purity made simple is also a great brush cleaner it takes allllll the gunk off your brushes, try it! of you haven't.
This is the only cleanser I'll use. I use it with my Clairsonic, and my face is smooth and it always feels "clean". Until I started using this, I always had residue from other cleansers, and I'd have to retrace my steps with other products. You only need a tiny bit to make a huge difference, so it goes a long way.