Philosophy Pure Made Simple Moisturizer

As a long-time fan and user of the PhilosophyPurity Made Simple Cleanser ($15-56, available here), I was very excited when I saw that the range has been expanded to include a moisturizer, micellar water, and clay mask. I’ve recently finished the PhilosophyPurity Made Simple Moisturizer ($34, available here) and I thought I’d share my thoughts on the product.

The PhilosophyPurity Made Simple Moisturizer ($34, available here) is a lightweight moisturizer that is packed with good-for-you ingredients, perfect for all skin types and promises to nourish the skin in as little as 24 hours and delivers beautifully dewy skin in 3 days. I brought this along on my trip to Southeast Asia earlier this year because I thought it would be perfect for the humid weather.

Joining the cleanser is the recently released Philosophy Pure Made Simple Moisturizer. This lightweight moisturizer is perfect for all skin types.

The PhilosophyPurity Made Simple Moisturizer comes in a thin plastic bottle (this is worth mentioning as my bottle got distorted due to altitude which kind of ruined the packaging beyond fixing) with a pump. It’s a very basic, no-frill packaging, perfect for travelling and doesn’t come across as presumptuous.

The moisturizer itself is the most lightweight I’ve tried – it sinks quickly into the skin and almost completely disappears. What’s also worth noting is that this moisturizer feels insufficient for the drier and cooler weather; it was perfect for the humid Southeast Asia weather, but once I got back and continuing to use it in the drier summer months, I just found it inadequate to keep my skin moisturized. I like adding a layer of rosehip oil afterwards.

Joining the cleanser is the recently released Philosophy Pure Made Simple Moisturizer. This lightweight moisturizer is perfect for all skin types.

I have normal-dry skin and I felt the PhilosophyPurity Made Simple Moisturizer was barely enough hydration on the skin. I didn’t notice any sort of dewiness or positive change on the skin which was too bad. I would have loved to see some difference given the price tag. It has a similar scent to the cleanser, so if you like the cleanser, I think you’ll enjoy this one too.

Overall, I think the PhilosophyPurity Made Simple Moisturizer is a great moisturizer, albeit a little overpriced for what it is. I like that it works really well for when you’re travelling to humid areas but it feels a little steep compared to what you get at the drugstore. I personally don’t think I will repurchase unless the brand comes out with a value set that includes it. I stick with a $4 moisturizer from the drugstore (St. Ives) and it works just as well.


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