I was always weary of changing my daily face wash routine. As a teenager, I unfortunately suffered from acne. It is an embarrassing stage of my gawky years I would not like to repeat. Therefore, when my dermatologists put me on a regimen that finally worked junior year of high school, I never drifted away from it. Now that I'll be a junior in college, I'm experimenting again and when I saw the big Philosophy face wash in a goody bag I received a few weeks ago from a Nordstrom anniversary sale beauty event, I couldn't wait to try it and let me tell you, I'm glad I did! I started to second guess testing it when I saw it was their Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash, afraid I would break out again like I did in my gawky stage, but figured I'd give it a go (after all it was part of my job as an intern!). I do not regret a thing.
I admit it, I am an impatient person so it is hard for me to fall in love with a face wash when it is not working ASAP, but with this, I immediately felt a difference. After using it in the shower, I could feel how much softer my face was just after patting it dry with a towel. This is because the wash is developed not only to cleanse the skin, but also to gently remove dead skin cells.
Not only did I see results in the feel of my face, but it also cleared up a minor breakout almost over night. (Waking up with a zit on my chin is not the best.) When I washed my face that morning then again that night, the zit was less red and no longer risen the next morning. Although it provides quick results, that is not to say that it isn't gentle.
I have skin that gets red and irritated very easily (I know, don't you just wish you had my skin). The wash is sulfate-free and formulated with ingredients designed to replenish and protect the skin using topical antioxidants which helps condition the skin and retain its moisture level. Therefore, it is gentle enough to use daily without irritating the skin causing it to appear red and patchy.
You can buy my new favorite face wash at Nordstrom (their anniversary sale is going on now!). By the way, I am a poor college student, and even I am willing to pay the $58 for a new bottle when mine runs out.