How does this compare to Philosophy's Purity Made Simple?
I am considering the Soy Cleanser and Philosophy's Purity Made Simple. If you have used both, I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts.
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
on Soy Face Cleanser
I've used Purity for several years, and I really like it, because it gets my skin really clean and removes make-up.
But, I have to say, that I'm switching to Fresh. It removes my make-up really well, gets my skin nice and clean, but does not strip my skin. I have sensitive skin, and I've been battling roseaea lately, and Fresh has helped me big-time.
I may keep my Purity around for night-time in the summer, but Fresh is my new Fav.
Hope that this helps!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
(Saint Charles, MO)
I like them both, but I feel like Philosophy's cleanser never really did much for me besides clean my face. It smells better and it'll get all of your makeup and dirt off without stripping too much moisture from your face, but it won't clear up your acne or lessen your oil or clear out your pores (at least in my experience). It's just a very gentle, neutral, good every day cleanser. The Soy Face Cleanser, by comparison, seems to clear out my pores and leaves my skin very soft and supple. It's even more gentle than Purity Made Simple, and I've noticed that it's helped my break outs a little (or at least hasn't caused me to break out). I just hate the consistency and it smells weird - now that it's been pointed out I do realize that it is grass and cucumber, but it's a muddy wet grass smell.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
(New York, NY)
I think this works way better than Purity. The Purity does smell better, but I like the smell of the Fresh Soy cleanser too (like cucumber). The Purity leaves my skin feeling a little stripped and like I need to put on moisturizer right away, whereas the Fresh Soy leaves my skin feeling clean and perfect. Also the Fresh Soy works great as a rinse-off eye-makeup remover. It is like baby shampoo, it doesn't sting at all. Don't try doing that with Purity, it stings a lot!
I used Purity first and liked it but I always felt that i wanted something cleansed pores better without being harsh. I got Fresh as a sample and thought my face was cleaner - the pores were less clogged. I didn't think much of it and went back to Purity. While in a Sephora store, I picked up Fresh again because it was always in the back of my mind that I'd like to see the results on my pores again. I have to say for cleaning out the pores, Fresh is it. Purity has a more pleasing scent, Fresh smells like cucumbers and grass stems. I like both smells. I just think Fresh does a better job. I always remove my eye makeup with special removers so I can't speak to it not getting makeup off. I just feel that the soy based products really clean the pores. If that is the case for you, you may find that you have extra breakouts for a week while the pores clean, then your skin will be gorgeous. My face looks awesome and all I do is was with Fresh and moisturize with Clarins. Before I was using ridiculous amounts of products to get the same look. Fresh I go to first now, Purity is my second choice.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Soy Face Cleanser is an amazing, soap/detergent-free cleanser, and completely free of GMOs, phthalates, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrance, or sulfates. It is also a top-selling cleanser at Sephora.
There are a few corrections that need to be made to some answers provided:
The scent in Soy Face Cleanser is from natural ingredients and sources. It does NOT contain synthetic fragrances.
Fresh DOES indeed list all of their ingredients as require by the FDA using internationally recognized ingredient names.
Hope this helps clarify and this is a cleanser I recommend highly!
answered 5 years ago
(San Francisco, CA)
While neither fall into the catagorie of "green",Purity is more naturelle."Fresh" products irritate me,because,they package themselves, so that they look naturelle.Both lines have parabens,but most of the time Philosophy stays away from the most irritating things,like parfumes and dyes. Fresh uses parfumes(the most popular irritant) in evevything I have tried. The worst though, is that they do not ever list all their ingredients,and I feel it is because if we knew, it certainly, would not match the pakaging, or the way they are described.As someone who grew up in Europe, in an enviroment/Famalie that were very enviro-conscious,and naturelle/organik, was/is much easier to disern and find,companies here make it more difficult.Sephora helps, but I am weary of any line that, does not state their ingredients on all things.This line would be catagorised as Botanikal,meaning anything from a few to a lot of naturelle ingredients.Somethings , just look like they are unfairly marketed,and they know we do not have time for looking it all up.Anyway, after all my preaching, it comes down to,Philosophy,seems to be more honest in their promotion.So, if you are like me go with Purity,and by the way it really does take all you're make-up off,and they have a telefon #,for any questions, even if you are going to buy it somewhere else.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Having been hooked on Purity for a while now and having recently tried the Soy Cleanser, I'm kind of torn. They're pretty close but Fresh's Soy feels like it makes my skin very fresher; then again, Purity smells beyond better so it's a toss up. If you feel Purity leaves your skin feeling not quite right, stray to Soy; but if you don't like strong tofu smell, don't.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Philosophy all the way! The Fresh cleanser has an offensive smell and I never feel like my face is totally clean.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
I broke out after using Purity for about 3 weeks. I have oily skin, but hardly ever break out. I was using Soy before Purity, and just like to try different things. I think I'll go back to this though. It's so gentle, and doesn't remove all my makeup though. I use makeup remover towelettes, then this cleanser to really get the clean, and soft.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
Both products work very well at removing makeup and are both suitable for use with the Clarisonic if you have one. The Soy cleanser smells somewhat like cucumbers which I find refreshing and not overpowering as some have said. I can't quite place the smell of Purity but it also has a light and fresh smell. Neither cleanser leaves your skin feeling "squeaky-clean" if that's what you're looking for but I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and neither have caused breakouts. Overall, they're both very similar in effectiveness but the Soy cleanser leaves your face feeling a little softer than the Purity. Based on product alone, I would prefer the Soy cleanser but because they both work well for my skin, I buy the Purity because it's less expensive. Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Definitely go with Philosophy. Fresh's products, so far, have been a zero for me. They either smell bad or perform poorly.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago