February 09, 2011

Product Review: Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar (Johnson & Johnson)

6 oz., $3.50-$4.00 @ Wal-Mart
I'm phasing out of liquid cleansers to bar cleansers.  Ever since I tried the Basis Sensitive Skin Bar soap, I've developed a real liking for this type of affordable and long-lasting cleansing products.

The Claims
~Dermatologist recommended.
~Gentle Cleansing.  This mild, effective lathering bar removes dirt and oil without over-drying.
~Hypoallergenic.  Even those with sensitive skin can use it twice a day for a healthy looking, healthy feeling complexion.
~It won't clog pores.  Unlike some beauty bars, PURPOSE (R) Gentle Cleansing Bar is 100% oil-free and non-comedogenic, so it won't clog pores or leave residue.

Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar ingredients: sodium tallowate, sodium cocoate, water, glycerin, fragrance, sodium chloride, BHT, trisodium HEDTA, yellow 10, orange 4.

***I review products by the claims they make.  My product reviews are 100% my opinion.***

Gentle Cleansing
Yes, the bar seems to be as good as the liquid version at cleansing without overdrying or making my skin feel tight and stripped of my natural moisture.  I am still not very convinced of how well it cleans eye makeup, but for my purposes, this is very gentle on my skin.  When it comes to differences between the Purpose bar soap vs. the Purpose liquid cleanser, I would have to say I prefer the Purpose liquid version because I feel that it cleans off ALL my makeup.  [Read my review of the liquid version here.]

Hypoallergenic / for sensitive skin
I believe this is good for sensitive skin.  To date, I have not had a reaction to using this bar soap.  One thing I will note is that it hurts terribly when it gets in your eye.

Won't clog pores / won't leave residue
I haven't had a problem with my pores getting clogged with this product.  Unlike the Basis bar soap, in my experience, the Purpose bar doesn't leave a residue behind.  HOWEVER, my thinking is leaning toward the quality of water you use.  In Dallas, I felt as though the Basis bar soap left a waxy residue behind on my face.  The water I used in Dallas was hard water.  When I use Basis bar soap in Los Angeles, I don't feel the waxy residue anymore.  The water I use in Los Angeles is soft water.  [Read my review of the Basis bar soap here.]

Would I repurchase the Purpose bar soap again?
I'm not looking to repurchase this baby.  I don't feel like it removes all my makeup as well as the liquid version.  But I think that if you are in the habit of using a separate makeup remover, this product could work for you.  You'd save a lot of money because the bar soap will last a lot longer than the liquid version, and you could also use this as a hand soap.  I'm a fan of multi-purpose products that are affordable and last a long time.


syirah said...

hi do u know where i can buy this in singapore?

Kusanagi said...

Thanks for your question! I don't know where you can purchase this in Singapore, but I think you can try buying this direct from the Johnson & Johnson website or from drugstore.com.

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