I’ve always washed and moisturized my face twice a day, morning and evening but have stuck to drugstore cleansers and moisturizers in the past. However after I subscribed to Birchbox last summer I realized that those higher priced samples I received made my skin look and feel better than the drugstore products I was using. So I made a random purchase at Ulta one day while waiting in the checkout line. They had trial size Philosophy Purity cleaner and the microdelivery exfoliating wash. I ended up really liking both of them.
The purity cleanser worked well at night to give my face a gentle cleanse after I used a makeup wipe to remove my makeup. It does remove makeup if you don’t use a makeup wipe first but I want to make sure I get all my makeup off because my pores clog easily.
The exfoliating cleanser has the tiniest of tiny micro beads in it and I love using it every morning with my Clarisonic. It smooths out my skin without irritating it (I have sensitive acne prone skin). This product reminds me of the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant sample that I received in my birchbox, but much cheaper in price!!
I bought these trial sizes around Thanksgiving time last year. In January of this year, Ulta sent out an email with a promo code for 20% off your entire purchase and specifically said it includes their prestige brands. I picked up the larger bottles of both products. These are going to be my new daytime and nighttime cleaners.
Then just a few weeks ago during Ulta’s March 21 days of beauty sale, the Philosophy micro exfoliating cleanser was 50% off! Regularly $28 for 8 oz on sale for $14!! This was the same size bottle I had purchased! It was a better deal than when I purchased in January but that’s okay, I still saved!
Savings: I placed this order online and used Ulta’s promo code for 20% off. Also I received 2% cashback through this site. I purchased my order with a gift card I had received over the holidays otherwise I would have looked to buy a discount card online here to save even more.
But look out for other sales throughout the year, up to 50% recently !!