Super Duper Thumbs Up: Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash Review

Hey Everyone,
Oddly enough, I’ve been really into taking care of my skin these days. Normally, I’d remove my makeup, maybe slap on a scrub or cleanser and call it a day. These days, I’m slowly venturing into nicer exfoliants and even serums. When I saw the Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating wash was  on sale on the Urban Outfitters website, I had to grab it. Applauded everywhere, this baby was a purchase I simply couldn’t resist.
The Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating was comes in a medium sized bottle and claims the following:
1. Exfoliating facial cleanser that provies immediate resurfacing benefits
2. a 30-second cleansing mini peel that can be conducted in the showr, in the bath or at your bathroom sink
3. a regular exfolation that helps buffer fine lines, even skin tone and give the skin a healthy glow
4. Gentle enough for daily use
I’ve been using this stuff for a month right now, ever since exam season, so quite a while to look at the results. But really, you can already notice the results after each use. The exfoliating wash comes in a gel form with super tiny exfoliating particles. The finest I have ever felt on my skin. These particles are so fine that they kinda feel like sand at first when you first try it out. To me, because I simply have to exfoliate on  a daily basis, it isn’t a harsh exfoliation but for first time users, you may need maybe a few days before you get used to the feeling. Trust me, it’s worth it!

Let’s apply it to see how well it works!
This is me in the morning. You know that “Don’t Mess with Me” Stage when you wake up, yeah that’s me. I’m a monster of water retention when I sleep at night so my face looks kinda puffy, especially my eyes, but it usually goes away throughout the day.

Step 1: Rinse. You want to get your face a little wet because the particles glide on a little better so make sure you’re not working on a dry platform.

Step 2: Squeeze a little on three fingers and use that to massage your face with the exfoliant in a circular motion, all over as well. You can see that it really is more like a watery gel with particles because you can barely see it in this picture!

Step 3: Rinse! I don’t suggest you substitute this as your everyday cleanser. This is an exfoliant, not a cleanser – two very different skincare products. I use my cleanser after I exfoliate. Right now, I’m using the Avalon Organics Lift Cleanser.

Step 4: Celebrate in your daily, new found and glowing skin! My skin feels so much cleaner, firmer, and brighter. As I say, it’s like a mini chemical peel in a bottle and I don’t know where I’ve been without it. I do use it daily now, every morning, because I really do feel like it takes away all the grime that I’ve accumlated in my sleep.

Final Verdict?
What can I say. I love this product to bits. It’s albeit pricy if you don’t live in the states but I still think it’s worth it compared to the more higher end exfoliants you might end up buying anyway. I feel cleaner and there’s such a beautiful glow after. To have that every morning is like honey in Pooh’s pot.
1. Exfoliating facial cleanser that provides immediate resurfacing benefits?
Yes, you can see results after every use.
2. a 30-second cleansing mini peel that can be conducted in the showr, in the bath or at your bathroom sink?
Yes, anywhere with water to rinse and wet. It looks like a mini peel in a bottle!
3. a regular exfolation that helps buffer fine lines, even skin tone and give the skin a healthy glow?
I do agree it has made my skin more even, brighter and cleaner looking!
4. Gentle enough for daily use?
I use it everyday and so can you!

The only thing I don’t like is perhaps the packaging of the product. The particles tend to clog and clump up toward the opening so if you don’t clean it and one day decide to push hard, it can totally spurt everywhere! Thus, the bubbles in the previous picture. You can take a toothpick to take out the clog and it becomes normal again. You waste a lot of the product if you don’t do this though!

What’s your favourite exfoliate?
I really like the Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub too!
Love, Roseanne