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Philosophy Skincare is a US-based brand that catapulted to practically instant fame in 1996. After just a few months on the skincare scene, and with only one product in the range, Philosophy received a boost from mega-influencer Oprah Winfrey. After this global celebrity gushed about Philosophy Skincare on her popular daytime TV show, the brand was set for life, and could begin to develop their product range to suit a range of skin types and concerns.
Now, in 2017, Philosophy Skincare are a staple in the beauty industry. Boasting tailored skincare solutions in addition to body products, fragrances and more, everyone has seen this stunning brand floating around. We’re excited to now say RY is amongst their ever-growing list of stockists around the world.
If you’ve loved the brand from afar, there are surely a few stand-out products that everyone seems to be buying. But, what are they all about? We’ve rounded up the top 5 bestselling products in the Philosophy range, and are breaking each one down for you so you can shop with total ease. Keep on reading to find out which products from Philosophy Skincare are totally worth the purchase, and whether they’ll work for your unique skin type.
Purity Made Simple was the first ever product in the Philosophy range–yep, the same product Oprah raved about all those years ago. (You get a cleanser! You get a cleanser! Everybody gets a cleanser!) This 3-in-1 favourite not only removes makeup with ease, but also soothes and nourishes the skin, and lifts any impurities from the pores. The result is a stellar, all-round clean that will leave your complexion feeling fresh and flawless.
This product is a must-have for any skin type, from oily and acneic through to dry and sensitive. The gentle nature of the formula ensures that it won’t upset your skin’s natural balance or cause breakouts or redness. Natural oil extracts help to condition and hydrate the skin lightly.
Who needs it: Literally anyone.
Why you need it: This is your one-step solution to clean, makeup-free skin, ideal for using as part of a double cleanse routine or on its own as a precursor to serums and moisturisers.
Renewed Hope in a Jar…what a beautiful, aspirational name! Doesn’t it just make you feel optimistic? If your skin needs a little optimism, in addition to some serious hydration, this could be the moisturiser for you. It’s reached cult status in the beauty-sphere despite only being released back in 2015 to the global market.
The formula is lightweight and features a whipped consistency, making it perfect even for combination skin types that experience some oiliness. Once applied to the skin, it absorbs quickly and then begins to target any pesky dry patches. AHAs and exotic fruit extracts provide the complexion with a quicker cell turnover, unlocking that coveted, healthy glow all girls dream of!
Who needs it: Those suffering from dryness or dehydration.
Why you need it: This all-round moisturiser soothes, hydrates and nourishes even the most tired and hopeless of skins–hence the name!
It’s been said that at the end of the day, all we really want is more time, and that totally translates to our skin. Thankfully, this serum from Philosophy Skincare is here to help you relive your youth, turning back the clock on any pesky physical ageing signs including wrinkles and fine lines.
Enriched with key ingredient Vitamin C8 at a high potency, Time in a Bottle relies on breakthrough technologies and an expertly developed formula to deliver results like you’ve never experienced. Not only does this product protect and strengthen the skin against further damage, it tackles existing damage by spurring on the skin renewal process. The quicker and more effectively your skin cells turn over, the better your collagen production and elasticity, so this formula helps to boost these actions.
Who needs it: Those with mature skin, looking to turn back the clock on ageing signs.
Why you need it: Unique ingredients in a revolutionary formula help to combat all existing and future physical ageing signs, including wrinkles, fine lines and elasticity loss.
Skincare these days is all about the peels. Whether you opt to see a professional or DIY from home, peels are an excellent way to reveal fresh, new skin cells and brighten up the complexion on the whole. That’s where The Microdelivery Peel from Philosophy Skincare comes in! An at-home peel that’s easy to use yet replicated professional results, this product cites key ingredient Vitamin C peptides as the kicker behind its efficacy.
The Microdelivery has been paralleled with microdermabrasion, and is ideal for ageing skins. The two-part system, which consists of Vitamin C resurfacing crystals and an activator gel to be mixed together on the skin, ensures that the Vitamin C is both potent and stable. After just a few uses, you’ll notice your complexion is smoother, fine lines and wrinkles are diminished, and elasticity is improved. If you suffer from pigmentation or uneven skin tone, this should also be amongst your go-tos, as it’s amazing at brightening the skin tone.
Who needs it: Anyone concerned about the physical signs of ageing or pigmentation spots.
Why you need it: Cutting-edge technology and a high-potency delivery system ensure an anti-ageing experience to rival professional skin procedures.
The first fragrance by Philosophy Skincare, Amazing Grace is your light, fresh scent ideal for everyday wear. Feminine but not overpoweringly sweet, Amazing Grace draws on notes of bergamot, muguet blossoms and musk. Simply spritz a little onto the neck, wrists and behind the ear for a long-lasting fragrance that will adapt beautifully to your own unique skin profile.
Who needs it: Anyone who enjoys a clean, fresh scent.
Why you need it: So you can smell amazing…duh.
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I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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