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the microdelivery exfoliating wash 8 fl oz (236.6 ml)

The philosophy microdelivery peel treatment wash is a mild, exfoliating facial cleanser designed to effectively cleanse the skin while providing resurfacing benefits.

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the microdelivery peel treatment wash is a mild, exfoliating facial cleanser designed to effectively cleanse the skin while providing resurfacing benefits. gentle enough to use daily, this unique formula is sulfate-free and formulated with ingredients designed to replenish and protect the skin with topical antioxidants as it helps condition the skin and retain its moisture level.  

philosophy micro-massage exfoliating wash

  • exfoliating facial cleanser that provides immediate resurfacing benefits
  • a 30-second cleansing mini peel that can be conducted in the shower, in the bath or at your bathroom sink
  • regular exfoliation helps buffer fine lines, even skin tone and give the skin a healthy glow
  • gentle enough for daily use

Warnings:

for external use only.  use only as directed.  discontinue use if irritation occurs.  avoid contact with eyes.  keep out of reach of children.

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Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Diatomaceous Earth, Acrylates/Steareth 20 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Borage (Borago Officinalis) Seed Oil, Tocotrienol, Panthenol, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

apply to slightly damp face and massage for 30-60 seconds. rinse thoroughly. the microdelivery exfoliating wash can be used daily in the a.m. or the p.m or in conjunction with our microdelivery exfoliating cloths for the ultimate resurfacing treatment.

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philosophy the microdelivery exfoliating wash, 8 fl oz
 
4.4

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (36)
  • Improves skin texture (35)
  • Gentle (34)
  • Not greasy (19)
  • Balances skin (12)

Cons

  • Bad smell (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (23)
  • All skin types (21)
  • Combination skin (12)
  • Oily skin (7)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (23), Budget shopper (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gentle enough for every day use

I really like this gentle scrub. I had received a sample, and at first I was unimpressed. I'd been using Clinique's Exfoliating Scrub for almost 20 years, so I was used to a ...Read complete review

I really like this gentle scrub. I had received a sample, and at first I was unimpressed. I'd been using Clinique's Exfoliating Scrub for almost 20 years, so I was used to a scrub that really felt like it was working.

In the last couple years; however, I had to use the Clinique scrub once a week and at night only because my facial skin would stay red for hours. So when I began using the Philosophy scrub, it didn't feel like much was happening, and as I was washing my face with it, the ratio of cleanser to grit leaned heavily toward the cleanser. I only wanted an exfoliant (I already have cleanser I like), but I decided to finish the large sample.

A couple weeks later I began to notice that my skin looked much smoothed and brighted. All dullness had gone, the tone was more even, and the pores on my nose were no longer clogged.

I have mild rosacea, so I have to be careful with how I treat my facial skin. I am thrilled that I can use this Philosophy product every morning. The pinkness caused by the granules fades by the time I put on my mineral powder. And best of all, those tiny granules are completely natural and uniform in shape (unlike the more jagged St. Ives). They are made form tiny bits diatomaceous earth. Will definitely buy this again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

"Gentle enough for daily use?" Not me!

I admit that I am a bit picky about my skin, especially worried about the appearance of any fine lines. But aging happens, I suppose.

Dermatologists, skin "experts...Read complete review

I admit that I am a bit picky about my skin, especially worried about the appearance of any fine lines. But aging happens, I suppose.

Dermatologists, skin "experts" and the like have been screaming "exfoliate!" so much, I decided I should add that additional step into my daily routine. This Philosophy Exfoliating wash made it sound so convenient. It claims to be gentle enough for daily use, which sucked me in because I thought, I wash my face daily, so why not exfoliate at the same time?

This stuff is runny, liquidy and messy, and since I am trying to squeeze every drop out of what I buy, I do find it annoying that there's always a bit that always drips off into wasteland. I use it in the shower and do a mental "one mississippi, two mississippi..." count to 30- or 40-something, so I am washing for the instructed 30-60 seconds. It feels like...really fine grit? I want to say it's similar to kitty litter breaking into sandy pieces but that might gross people out, but I guess I'm tryign to say it has texture, but not sharp-edged or hard or abrasive.

Still, this is too harsh for daily use on my skin. Maybe other people have less sensitive skin, maybe I rub too hard, ??? I honestly don't notice any "instant" effects (I'm probably wishing too hard) but what's worse is my skin lotions no longer absorb as well as before. After using this wash, my products tend to sit on my skin, or smear into ghostly white streaks, or worse, flake up into ashy flakes. So essentially, my skin looks dry and horrid.

I endured daily use of this product for 2 weeks, but then had to stop. Skin returned to normal quality. If I do happen to use it, I again see the flakey/ashy lotion problem. Sigh, guess this is not for me.

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5.0

every day!

By Sleepy v

from tampa, fl

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Pros

  • Baby soft skin
  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about philosophy the microdelivery exfoliating wash, 8 fl oz:

    I use this every night before I put on moisturizer. It takes away everything that's built up on my face, make up, lotion anything I've walked through, dead skin - all gone before bed and prepares my face to absorb the lotion. Love it!

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    5.0

    Works for Men Too!

    By Dane

    from Dallas, TX

    describe yourself Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Ingrown hair
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about philosophy the microdelivery exfoliating wash, 8 fl oz:

      This product is great for men too! My husband is a no frills kind of man, but I gave him a bottle and he tried it. He liked how it pre-softened his beard before shaving, reduced razor bumps/in-grown hairs...and the extra attention he got from me.

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      5.0

      Great for Exfoliation!

      By MK2005

      from Kabul Afghanistan

      describe yourself Brand Buyer

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      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about philosophy the microdelivery exfoliating wash, 8 fl oz:

        I have oily skin, large pores and am medium complexion (Hispanic) I received this product and was very pleased. This has just enough grit to make it feel like it polishes my face. It seems to also foam or get enough bubble so that I can't seem to over scrub my skin and cause irritation. I like this much more that the Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, Clinique Seven Day Cream Rinse Off Scrub, and Vivite Exfoliating Scrub. I do not notice the scent and it doesn't leave any kind of film, rinsing very clean! Like another reviewer I used this in conjunction with the Microdelivery Exfoliating Cloths and W-O-W what a difference in made in my skin. The combo really seems to get the gunk out and dosen't irritate my skin.

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        3.0

        It's Okay

        By schascha

        from Chicago, IL

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

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        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Leaves Skin Soft

        Cons

        • Problem with bottle

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Daily Use

        Comments about philosophy the microdelivery exfoliating wash, 8 fl oz:

        I'm usually a budget buyer but have recently found myself wanting everything made by Philosophy. It started with Amazing Grace perfume and then went to shower gels and now I find myself slowly trying their facial products. This is a nice product but I find it very similar to Clean and Clear scrub, which is a fraction of the cost. I'll make up my mind when the entire bottle is gone and see if I notice a difference in my skin....if so, I will repurchase. I agree with another review that the squeeze bottle is very hard to squeeze, which really annoys me.

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Aging Grace

        from Houston, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use

          Comments about philosophy the microdelivery exfoliating wash, 8 fl oz:

          I love the way this makes my skin feel after washing. It's almost like a scrub but with much finer grains. The instructions say you can use it every day, but I don't think a person with sensitive skin would want to. I'm happy I bought it, and will probably buy it again when I run out.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Gentle yet effective

          By Dee

          from NJ

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about philosophy the microdelivery exfoliating wash, 8 fl oz:

            I have sensitive, combination skin with acne and rosacea. I have been hesitant to use any kind of exfoliant due to the above issues, but after reading rave reviews all over the Web, I took the plunge. This product did not disappoint. It is very gentle and did not irritate my face at all, yet after just one use, my skin was noticeably smoother and looked great. I will likely alternate with Purity Made Simple cleanser, which has really helped clear up my face. Don't hesitate to give it a try. It's not cheap, but I truly feel that the Philosophy line has improved my complexion a great deal.

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            5.0

            Best Daily Scrub I've Found

            By Linds

            from Chula Vista, CA

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Bad Smell

            Best Uses

              Comments about philosophy the microdelivery exfoliating wash, 8 fl oz:

              I use this scrub all the time and it is by far the best I've ever used. The smell could be improved, but I'm the type who, if it works, I can let that go. I use it just about daily, on my face, my lips, my neck and decollete area. Highly recommend it!

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              5.0

              Love Philosophy Products

              By cheri339

              from Waynesboro, GA

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dry Skin

                Comments about philosophy the microdelivery exfoliating wash, 8 fl oz:

                I will try anything by Philosophy and this is another great product! Leaves face feeling smooth and clean -

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not For Me

                By Sariee32

                from Boston, MA

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                Pros

                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about philosophy the microdelivery exfoliating wash, 8 fl oz:

                  I don't know what happened but the first time I used it i broke out. So I waited a week and tried again. The second time I broke out even worse. They said it is so gentle you should be able to use it every day. I just very disappointed.

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                  3.0

                  Great micro-exfoliant

                  By Christi

                  from USA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel

                  Cons

                  • Bottle too stiff
                  • Doesn't Remove Makeup

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about philosophy the microdelivery exfoliating wash, 8 fl oz:

                  I got this on the recommendation of the "product finder," as I was looking for a new cleanser. I use it in the morning, as it is not for taking off makeup. The exfoliant is super-fine; finer than sugar. It makes my skin feel so, so soft after using it. It rinse off easily. But the bottle is not a squeeze bottle, so when it starts to run out, I worry that a lot of product will go to waste because I just won't be able to get it out.

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