Purity Organic Skincare first caught my eye in a Lisa Eldridge video tutorial where she sang praises of Purity’s Conditioning Cleansing Lotion which is a cream-based makeup remover. I remember Lisa mentioning it costs £4.99 and was then available at Superdrug (it isn’t anymore but I will get back to that!). Living in sleepy Canterbury, we only have one Superdrug but I used to make trips up to London where Paul* lives and I remember stalking his local Camden Superdrug to no avail before proceeding to the Holborn branch (also to no avail) and then heading deeper into the city’s Superdrug branches but I simply couldn’t get my hands on one!
Fast forward a year later, I received a lovely package of Purity skincare products from the lovely people at Purity Organic Skincare! =D
I received 6 items from the range but I decided to split them up as I have so much to say about each product! I’ll start with the Facial Wash today, and this is not to be confused with the Conditioning Cleansing Lotion I’ve been talking about earlier!
Some background information on the brand before we proceed! Purity’s philosophy goes:
“Intelligent ingredients, few in number and highly effective, a combination which results in beautiful skin and is kind to the earth. Less is more in beauty.”
Which I do agree with! The Facial Wash contains a blend of sweet almond oil and aloe vera in a plant / sugar based foam to cleanse, soothe and protect one’s skin. This is a gel-like cleanser that foams up when whipped and the foam created is really soft, creamy and mousse-like. I was surprised that the Facial Wash foams up as I initially thought it was a non-foaming cleanser. Pleasant surprise indeed!
If you have been reading my blog for a while (hello if you are new!) I did mention that I am currently going through a really bad phase where my skin has been going crazy with breakouts everywhere! My skin is usually quite okay with the odd zit here and there but this time I have tiny bumpy pimples all over my cheeks, chin and recently my forehead has been bursting with angry red bumps! I brought my skincare regime to a complete halt and tried using this Facial Wash in the mornings instead of my usual Biotherm Aquasource cleanser (sample sized) and my skin feels so much better after using this!
There is no noticeable scent in this product either which makes me happy and in a way, the texture of the Purity Facial Wash bears a slight resemblance to my trusted Cetaphil cleanser! The only difference is that this Facial Wash has a slightly runnier texture whereas Cetaphil takes on a thicker, more gel-like consistency and doesn’t foam up.
Retailing at £4.99 for 150ml of product, 98% of the total ingredients are of natural origin and 70% of the total ingredients are processed from organic farming.
I find the price range affordable as most organic skincare products are rather costly so if you are into natural skincare products please take a look at Purity’s Skincare range where they can be purchased instore or online at their website as well as from Holland & Barrett!
Recommended especially if you have sensitive skin like I do as it just makes my skin feel so comfortable after cleansing!
Here’s the ingredient list for anyone who’s interested!
Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Powder**, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil**, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid.
*Not the fiancé’s real name
**Ingredient from Organic Farming.