IF YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT PHILOSOPHY...
Many of us may have at least heard of this brand...but do you know much about them? I didn't really know anything about the brand so I did some research. The brand was started up in the U.S. in 1996 by Cristina Carlino, under the name Biomedic. Biomedic was then expanded into what is now know as Philosophy and debuted at Barney's New York and then launched at Sephora in 1998. By 1999, Philosophy had also made it into the QVC network and in 2010 they were acquired by Coty w/a new focus on global expansion.
Their main objective and focus is :
"At the core of our brand, we have a PHILOSOPHY of hope for this world, a philosophy of grace, a philosophy of giving, a philosophy of just possibilities." - Cristina Carlino
WHAT PRODUCTS DO THEY OFFER?
- SKIN CARE- Cleansers, peels & masks, treatments & serums, moisturizers, sun protection, eye, lip, & neck care.
- FRAGRANCE- Sprays, body spritz.
- BATH & BODY- Bath & shower gels, body moisturizers, scrubs & treatments, hair care.
- MAKEUP- Liquid makeup, concealer, primer, applicator sponges, lip shine, bb cream.
- MEN'S PRODUCTS- Body wash, facial cleanser, foot cream, chemical peel kit.
MY TOP PHILOSOPHY PRODUCTS:
PHILOSOPHY "MICRODELIVERY"-TRIPLE-ACID BRIGHTENING PEEL PRE-SATURATED CHEMICAL PEEL PADS $70
INGREDIENTS: water/aqua/eau, sd alcohol 40b (alcohol denat), glycereth-7 trimethyl ether, niacinamide, mandelic acid, peg-8/smdi copolymer, triethanolamine, azelaic acid, phytic acid, bisabolol.
Great product-especially for the price! Microderm abrasion kits can be very expensive and the ones that work tend to have a fairly high price point in my past experience. BUT...this kit has a great amount of product that allows for 12 uses! You will see an IMMEDIATE difference after using the kit-your skin will look AND feel very smooth and soft. It's also very easy to use and doesn't take a lot of time out of your day to do!
Check out this awesome how-to video on how to use this kit!
philosophy- renewed hope in a jar $16-$47*
*.5 oz.= $16 pricing
*2 oz.= $47 pricing
WHY YOU SHOULD USE:
- Contains a triple blend of alpha hydroxy acids refine texture with visibly smaller pores and fine lines fade.
- Give you soft, dewy smoothness, comforted by instant and locks in hydration
- Leaves skin with a refreshed, healthy skin tone and glow with fruit extracts for improved microcirculation!
This is in my opinion, one of Philosophy's BEST products! It's a very light moisturizer that leaves your skin brightened and glowing! If i put this on in the am. before putting on my makeup for the day or at night when I'm going to bed, I really notice a difference in my skin's overall moisture retention. This product is awesome on top of your favorite serum for example-it has really seemed to improve the effectiveness of those products for me :)
philosophy -just release me dual-phase & extremely gentle, oil-free makeup remover $10.45*
*sale price at philosophy.com site!
GREAT product! I've used this for a while now and I love how easily and well it works! It really does seem to melt off even the toughest of eye makeup! It's also not badly priced and comes in a decent size of 6 oz. :) If you have really sensitive eyes and/or skin, this is a really good product for you! The formula includes: aloe, chamomile, and cucumber which all will help sooth skin. In my opinion, one of the best factors about this product that puts it at the top of my list for eye makeup removers,is that is doesn't leave an oily residue behind :)
PRODUCT I'M REVIEWING TODAY:
PHILOSOPHY- NO REASON TO HIDE $68*
*1 OZ. SIZE!
I've had the opportunity of using this serum for a bit now and I have really noticed a difference in pore size and smoothness. The very first time that I used the serum, I could see that skin brightness and evenness improved! With continued usage, my skin has only improved. I have really noticed the biggest change in my eye area- the skin in this area is MUCH more even and the small lines that I are starting to appear underneath my eyes has softened! I would DEF say that this serum is a LOT more on the high-end of the price scale, but sometimes good serums can be pricier. This is NOT always the case at all, but you DO get what you pay for! The size of the pump bottle IS a generous sized product in the only 1 once option so it will last you quite a while- even with daily usage!