Great Expectations isn’t just the story of an orphan named Pip. It’s also what I had for these facial cleansing cloths from Philosophy.
But can you blame me? Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths are named after one of my favorite products of all time, Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple liquid cleanser.
Yep, PMS and I go waaaay back…
I couldn’t even venture a guess at how many bottles of it I’ve used over the years, but it’s been a lot.
Like the liquid version, the cloths, which have been out on shelves for a while now, are supposed to remove dirt, oil and makeup, except they do it without the need to rinse.
Are they soft? Yes, ma’am. And they do what many lesser cleansing cloths can’t — remove long-wearing makeup — but they also contain something that causes a mild tingling sensation, and it kinda gets on my nerves.
That said, my waterlines take to ’em pretty well and aren’t irritated by whatever causes the tingling (no watery eyes). It’s really quite mild, but I still wish it wasn’t there.
Forgivable? Absolutely, because they are, in fact, great at doing what they’re designed to do. They cut through the stubbornest makeup and leave my skin feeling clean, albeit a little drier and tighter than it feels when I use the liquid version.
The cloths also leave behind a light film and surprisingly aren’t imbued with the lovely liquid version’s herbal scent (these are fragrance-free).
Simply put, Purity Made Simple facial cleansing cloths are good — REALLY good. They cut through long-wearing makeup with ease, but are they good enough to justify the price? They just might be.
PRICE: $20 (45 count, 8 x 5 in. cloths)
AVAILABILITY: Sephora stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. TGIF! I’m so excited it’s Friday, and I really want to do something fun tonight. Maybe dinner and a movie. Do you have any plans?