I’m going to review both at once and show you the differences between the two!
Cetaphil and their products are available in most superstores such as Walmart, Target, Costco and such. It is also available in Rite Aid!
I tend to find this product only in the best sellers section of Sephora.
You can buy a single size 16oz bottle of this from most superstores between 9-12$.
During Black Friday sales at Sephora, I got a 16oz bottle for 10$, but they normally retail for 35$.
What it claims to do:
Taken from Target’s website:
Taken from Sephora’s website:
This cleanser has a slightly thicker clear gel-like consistency that doesn’t dry my skin out when I wash my face. Since the website claimed I could wash the makeup off my face, I decided to give it a shot and the results were piss poor at best. After a long day of work, I was wearing my Revlon 24/7 foundation, Mac Liquidlast Liner (never fucking comes off unless I use an oil remover), and Naked cheek palette. My foundation became splotchy in places, and hardly washed off at all. However, when I washed my face after taking off my makeup, it did a better job of taking off whatever might have been left. I do need to moisturize me face after using this product though, because even though it doesn’t dry out my skin, I feel like I need a bit of added moisture afterward. It does a mildly okay job with acne control.
My first impression of the product was that it is incredibly milky and runny. There was a vaguely faint scent and didn’t foam when I was washing my face. Since Sephora claimed I could wash off makeup with this, I gave it a shot. After a long day of work, I was wearing my Revlon 24/7 foundation, Mac Liquidlast Liner (never fucking comes off unless I use an oil remover), and Naked cheek palette. The results were actually kinda shocking! It took off all of my foundation no problem, my eyeliner stayed put (go figure), and there was absolutely no hint of blush on my cheeks. I dare say that this worked more effectively than my other makeup removers! However, the place where this cleanser fails is when I try to take off waterproof anything. Maybelline’s Volum Express The Falsie’s Waterproof mascara, actually clumped and didn’t budge. If I could give a percentage for the amount of makeup removed… I’d go ahead and say 95%. It soothed any redness my skin might have and left it feeling fresh and clean! I can see why this is a cult favorite.
I would choose Philosophy hands down. It’s absolutely the most effective at what it does, didn’t break me out, and calmed my skin down! Cetaphil is the closest product to Purity that I’ve tried in a long time, but just doesn’t hold a flame when I really look at it. The biggest con of Purity is its’ pricing, but I can find it outside of Sephora on the internet for much much cheaper than retail.
Thank you for reading!
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