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User Reviews Of Philosophy Beauty Products
Philosophy's Turbo Booster C Powder
What is it? According to Philosophy, Turbo Booster C Powder is "a 99.8% high potency topical Vitamin C powder that helps prevent premature aging by acting as an antioxidant and promoting collagen synthesis, which helps improve the skin's overall tone and texture."
List of ingredients:
ascorbic acid, panthenol, zinc pca, copper pca, camellia oleifera leaf juice, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, arginine, cysteine, aloe barbadensis leaf juice
What does the science say? It turns out that there is significant evidence that applying Vitamin C topically can help reduce lines and wrinkles, promote healing, and aid in the development of collagen. Clinical studies have proven that the daily application of topical Vitamin C will help retard the aging process, by neutralizing the effects of environmental attack from free-radicals.
What the reviewer has to say: "I love the ease of Turbo Booster C Powder. In the morning, you add a tiny capful to your own moisturizer, mix together, and apply to your skin. With the $50 to $60 difference in price and the stability of the Vitamin C, it's a smart choice for women who want to prevent sun damage and reduce lines and wrinkles at the same time. Don't forget to eat your fruits and veggies every day, too." - Beckie.
Thanks for the review Beckie, and everyone be sure to eat your fruits and veggies!!
Philosophy’s Time on Your Hands Exfoliating Hand and Cuticle Cream
What is it?
Philosophy's Time on Your Hands Exfoliating Hand and Cuticle Cream is for sun damaged hands, outrageously dry cuticles, and elbows. It is a power-packed cream that utilizes glycolic acid to seriously exfoliate and slough off dead skin cells. *Important Note: as a precaution pregnant women should consult their physician before using this product as it contains glycolic acid.
What does the science say? Glycolic acid has an excellent capability to penetrate skin and is a proven exfoliator. It is used in many skin care products to improve the skin's appearance and texture. It has been shown to reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and improve many other skin conditions. Once it is applied to the skin, glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together. This allows the outer skin to "dissolve" revealing the underlying skin.
Philosophy’s Time on Your Hands Exfoliating Hand and Cuticle Cream Review:
The reviewer has discovered a product in the Philosophy skin care line that she “simply cannot live without.” Working in retail, her skin is not only affected by the weather but also by the conditions of her work environment. She previously used another exfoliating product and then followed up with a moisturizer when trying to keep her hands looking and feeling their softest. Then she saw the Philosophy products mentioned on the Oprah show and decided to see what they had to offer in their skin care line. That was when she found, according to her, “the appropriately named Time on Your Hands Exfoliating Hand and Cuticle Cream.”
What the reviewer has to say:
“The Time on Your Hands product comes in a small 2 oz jar, but a little goes a long way. The cream is thick, but just a little on the tip of your finger is sufficient to apply to your hands. You just rub the Philosophy exfoliating hand cream into your skin and leave it on throughout your day. I usually apply the hand cream twice a day, once in the morning and again in the late afternoon. My hands were never as soft and smooth as they have been since I began using the Philosophy product. I simply cannot live without the Time on Your Hands product (Philosophy.com $18.50).” – Deborah
Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar
What is it? Hope In A Jar is a facial moisturizer and gentle exfoliator formulated for all skin types. It was originally created for the medical market to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, rough texture and dehydration. Philosophy's Hope In A Jar is 99.9% oil-free and loaded with antioxidants in a unique soufflé texture. It contains key ingredients beta glucan and lactic acid.
What does the science says? Beta glucan serves as a powerful antioxidant and immune system response stimulator, which helps protect skin against environmental attack. Lactic acid is a water-loving alpha hydroxy acid that provides gentle exfoliation to dramatically restore skin radiance and texture.
Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar Review:
The reviewer likes the fact that this product is sold in a plastic jar with a screw top lid because she feels that she wastes less product. She usually buys the 2 oz size, but has begun buying the larger 8 oz size to save money. You can buy the 8 oz jar for $110, compared to the regular
2 oz size (which costs $39) that she usually buys (SkinStore.com). She points out that the economy size is not very portable and believes that it is very hard to stick to a face care regime if the product is hard to “schlep around.” For this reason she has decided to keep buying the 2 oz size for travel.
One aspect of the 8 oz size that worries her is the way that the cream is sealed in the jar. All of the smaller sizes that she has bought have a foil paper seal covering the jar under the lid that you have to peel off to reach the cream. Rather that a foil seal, the 8 oz jar has a plastic lid that pops in under the screw top. She has noticed that the cream in the 8 oz jar can dry out. However, this rarely affects her because she uses the product up quickly, but she is a little concerned about how this extra large size will hold up. She uses this product twice daily so she is willing to take the chance to save money on this cream.
What the reviewer has to say:
“I tried this product several years ago and I really liked it. One of the biggest hurdles is that this ‘decongests’ your skin. This means that it attempts to empty out clogged pores. In the beginning, your skin may erupt in an intimidating fashion. After a few months I switched to Hope in a Bottle temporarily. This product contains a little salicylic acid to prevent pimples. There are a lot of gimmicks out there that claim to reduce blackheads and clogged pores, but this product really gets the job done. I feel that it absorbs quickly into the skin (not immediately as claimed), leaving your skin feeling hydrated, not heavy or greasy. I have noticed that if I let it get too close to my eye area, they sting. Philosophy is very clear on the fact that this product is not for the eye area.
However, the thing that really convinced me is that I switched to StriVectin-SD ($135) for a year or so. I bought into the hype, but never really saw a dramatic change. A few months ago I went back to Hope In A Jar and I am really impressed at how smooth and healthy my skin feels.
What works best for me is to have several of the Hope products on hand. I use Hope in a Bottle when I feel that I am getting breakouts and Hope in a Jar spf20 when I go out sans make-up.
Do I feel that my skin is makeup optional? Sort of, it is definitely smoother and softer. I feel more comfortable going without make-up than I used to, but part of this is just maturity. When I was in high school, I slathered on liquid makeup without any moisturizer. I probably would have looked a lot better with some mascara, lip gloss and an SPF moisturizer. If I am at work and socializing I still want some
foundation to even out my skin tone.
Recommended? Yes.” - cinnamngrl
Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple
What is it?
Purity Made Simple (Skinstore.com 8oz $20;
16oz $32) is a 4-in-1 liquid crystal facial cleanser that effectively removes make-up, dirt, and oil, while gently cleansing, toning and lightly hydrating the skin all in one easy step. It is gentle and effective enough to use on any skin type, from extremely dry and sensitive skin to oily and acne-prone skin. Purity Made Simple is safe enough to use around your eyes to remove mascara, eyeliner and any other eye make-up.
According to Philosophy, “Purity Made Simple was created because it was our feeling that most cleansers were not getting the skin clean enough. Furthermore, we do not believe you need a make-up remover and a toner to complete the cleansing process. Purity Made Simple was formulated to emulsify and dissolve dirt, imbedded debris, and make-up rather than creating a lot of foam without a lot of clean.”
While the next two products listed are not necessarily “reviews”, I did find them both recommended for use in the Fall 2008 issue of InStyle Magazine. The first product is Philosophy’s
Microdelivery Mini Peel pads. In the Beauty 911 section of the magazine, In Style’s Senior Beauty Editor Tasha Turner responds to this common question about acne, “I’m 35 and still breaking out! How can I stop this?” Her answer, “Unlike the acne you got as a teenager, this can’t be cleared up with a quick swipe of Clearasil. ‘Women in their 30s usually have a deeper inflammatory component to their acne due to hormonal fluctuations and stress that over-the-counter remedies don’t address,’ says dermatologist Mary Lupo, who prescribes treatments like Accutane to control severe acne and exfoliating systems like glycolic or lactic acids and lasers to treat the discoloration of skin. I suggest you follow the system prescribed by your dermatologist. Once you’ve gotten your acne under control with the help of a doctor, Lupo recommends this over-the-counter acid to lighten blemishes and even out skin tone:
Philosophy’s The Microdelivery Mini Peel Pads” (Skinstore.com $35).
The second Philosophy product recommended for use in the Fall 2008 issue of InStyle Magazine is the
Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub. In her Give Me 5 (Minutes) article, Rachel Jacoby discusses the steps you need to take in order to get perfect lips. Step 1 is to exfoliate. “To smooth and temporarily plump your lips, apply a granular lip scrub,” says Jacoby. She recommends using
Philosophy’s Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub (Skinstore.com $15). Her remaining steps to getting perfect lips:
Step 2 - Moisturize “with a super-hydrating lip salve.”
Step 3 – Line your lips using “a lip pencil the same color as your lipstick.”
Step 4 – Use a lip brush to apply lip color.
I hope you found this article, User Reviews Of Philosophy Beauty Products, useful and informative. As with most products, we recommend buying sample kits, starter kits, or smaller individual product sizes to test out the products for yourself before investing a lot of money in larger economy sizes. There is nothing worse than spending a lot of money on a product you find out you do not like and then being reminded of it every day as it stairs back at you from your can’t-throw-away-pile of unused beauty products.
The Philosophy line of beauty products seem to live up to their company’s claims. And really, if they are good enough for Oprah aren’t they at least worth a try? I think so.
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