Philosophy is a brand I’ve mentioned on Dawndancers before. This is one of my favourite skincare brands, for the simple reason that the products I’ve used so far just happen to work for me. Imagine my excitement when Philosophy kindly sent me my own Cleanse, peel and treat set.
Despite wearing factor 50 face cream daily, my post holiday skin is a little sun damaged so I couldn’t wait to treat my skin to some TLC. I open the box and I’m greeted with a 3 step skincare set, cleanser, exfoliator and a moisturiser. The packaging is simple and clean. From my experience with this brand, they tend to focus on the product and quality rather than the packaging. Apart from some positive, thought provoking quotes which are greatly appreciated when I’m taking my 6am shower each morning.
The first step is to cleanse, I’m using Purity. A cleanser that dissolves makeup leaving behind a clean canvas. I closed my eyes and massage into my skin and eye area, my mascara comes off completely with no hassle. This cleanser isn’t foamy by any means but it does remove all traces of makeup After a splash of water, my skin feels prepped, moisturised and ready for the next step.
The idea behind the microdelivery resurfacing peel is that it works like a very mild chemical peel. Chemical peels can be VERY pricey and downtime could possibly be required. Microdelivery Contains skin brightening vitamin C and skin peptides, it smells fresh and zesty, the scrub is yellow and ever so slightly gritty. NO MICROBEADS are used in this product which get’s a big thumbs up from me :). The scrub applies like a paste. I don’t rub in too much at this point as it’s quite abrasive, I lightly massage into my skin and wait. This is a satisfying product to apply. I then wait for a minute until I apply the lactic acid activating gel. My skin turns warm when contact is made and I begin massaging into my skin in circular motions focusing on my chin, nose and forehead but avoiding the eye area. I leave it on for about 5 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. This product is the most effective I’ve used for improving texture, removing bumps and dead skin.
I’m left with the smoothest skin of my adult life! All I want to do is touch my new skin but I restrain myself (I break out if I touch my skin too much). I actually put this on my boyfriend who also couldn’t stop touching his face. I had to make him understand why skin care is so awesome..and now he does. 😉 My skin is glowing, looks brighter and my pores really do look minimized. I don’t know if this is because there’s less oil/shine of my face which enlarges the appearance of pores but there’s a noticeable difference.
The next day my makeup applies like a dream and I am more than happy with the results. At £59.50 it is pricey but compared with the cost of getting this done professionally and the amount of uses you can get from one pack, it’s a product well worth investing in.
Hope in a jar is a rich, lightweight moisturiser, with a whipped texture, it smells fresh and applies nicely. By this point my skin feels gloriously smooth, renewed and bright. This product is for dry skin though so I’m not sure I would use it in the day on my oily/combo skin. I think I would be more suited to the Hope in a jar for all skin types.
Once again I’ve fallen in love with Philosophy, the microdelivery Peel will be taking permanent residence in my bathroom cabinet (hidden from my boyfriend of course).