Thursday, January 13, 2011

REVIEW: philosopy ~ believe in miracles

I am thrilled to be able to include a couple of the latest philosophy products in my New Year, New You 2011 Guide. You can't help but notice philosophy products because they have been featured numerous times in all the most popular fashion and beauty magazines and are coveted by women everywhere from around the world. They are products that are highly desirable because they are effective and successful in setting out to do what they are supposed to do, which is to keep your skin looking fabulous and insuring that your skin is hydrated and in beautiful healthy condition! Philosophy's innovative products are matched with their inspirational messages, a dynamic duo which works to keep you looking and feeling your personal best both physically and mentally, genius! Let me introduce this most enchanting company to you:

{Adapted from the philosophy Website}

philosophy's promise is to bring its customers products that inspire them to live a better life by being better to themselves. our products care for your skin and your overall well-being. we take a mind, body, spirit approach to personal care and believe only when you feel good can you truly look your best.

our heritage

founded in 1996 by cristina carlino, a skin care entrepreneur and visionary with over 30 years of experience in the industry.

cristina's first skin care company was biomedic, a medically-based skin care line distributed to the world's leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists.

her vision for philosophy was to bridge the gap between what was offered in doctors' offices and retail; so, women everywhere could personally access leading skin care technologies

our style

philosophy uses children's pictures and lowercase writing as a way to highlight the simple pleasures in life and remember the genuine curiosity and wisdom that is the childhood consciousness in us all. children encourage us to be creative, fun and live in the moment. they remind us to believe in magic and to color outside the lines. our photographs celebrate our love for family and friends.

what is "in" philosophy jars and bottles can give you better skin. what is "on" philosophy jars and bottles can inspire better days. we believe in miracles, and we believe in the beauty in everyone.

our philosophy

we believe the best cosmetic is great looking skin

we are experts in results-driven skin care that stems from a rich medical heritage steeped in science

we believe fragrance should smell good and make you feel good

our clean, wearable fragrances are designed to inspire a greater sense of well-being, while leaving you smelling amazing

we believe showering should be multi-sensory

our bath and body indulgences delight your senses and infuse a sense of joy into your day, while smelling positively out-of-this-world

we believe makeup should bring out the best in skin

our color cosmetics are formulated with good-for-skin ingredients that help reveal your skin, not conceal it

we believe every day is a holiday

our one-of-a-kind gift assortments celebrate the daily pleasures found in living
what makes us unique

products are formulated with only scientifically-proven, medically-accepted ingredients and technologies, overseen by a contingent of doctors and scientists

cutting-edge internal research and development, manufacturing and distribution
results-driven skin care, clean fragrances, joyous bath & body line and skin-loving makeup all deliver a miraculous experience


The most gracious folks over at philosophy gave me the opportunity to review two of their best selling new products. I am so grateful as this is my first time experiencing using philosophy products. I have been eyeing them for the longest time wondering what they were like, if I would like them, and most importantly if they would make a noticeable difference in the way my skin looks and how I feel. So without further ado, let me share with you my experiences!

The first product I was sent to review is:

Miracle Worker ~ Miraculous anti-aging moisturizer
Price: $55 (2 oz);


Our anti-aging moisturizer helps replenish skin's natural moisture barrier, leaving it feeling satiny smooth. resveratrol helps promote skin's vitality for a firm, radiant result. it helps support natural collagen, brighten a tired complexion and protect skin against environmental attack, the primary cause of premature aging.

Features & Benefits:

- helps promote skin's vitality for a firm, radiant result
- highest level of antioxidants of any philosophy moisturizer
- satiny formula absorbs easily and is comfortable for all skin types

MY THOUGHTS: I have been using this moisturizer for over a month now. It is fantastic! I had high expectations because I have always heard how exceptional philosophy's skin care products are, so the bar was set high, and this product had a lot to live up to in my mind. My skin is very dry, and lacked that glow that I was looking for, so I would the perfect candidate to put this product to the test.

My initial reaction was first, I loved the consistency of the cream. It is a nice, rich, semi-thick cream, but not overly thick that it was too emollient for my skin. It just felt like a smooth, luxurious cream, and I could feel the quality of it the moment I began to glide it over my skin.

The cream felt like cool silk against my skin and it was obvious my skin loved it, because it was absorb almost immediately into my skin. It left my skin feeling nice and moist, more than adequately hydrated and the perfect cream to prepare my skin as a canvas for applying my makeup.

After using this cream for over a month now, I have indeed noticed a real difference in its texture. My skin has less dryness and that dull appearance has been replaced with a nice dewy glow, something my skin has been lacking in for so long, until now. I am thrilled with the results of this magical cream. My skin has always been dry, and I have found this cream to be the perfect balance to keeping it in the best condition it has been in for some time now. I have had similar results with other skin creams, but this particular cream seems to be the most compatible match when I compare my overall results against some of the others. This one is a keeper!

The second products I was sent to review is:

Eternal Grace - Spray Fragrance
Price: $40 (2 oz); NOTE: Additional sizes are available


Eternal Grace spray fragrance is a contemporary blend of philosophy's classic clean, crisp notes, along with delicate florals and bright citrus that leaves a timeless impression.

Features & Benefits:

- crisp citrus, delicate floral fragrance
- energizes the spirit and warms the heart
- classic, clean and modern to inspire confidence

MY THOUGHTS: This scent is ageless and timeless, so very soft, subtle but discernible and ultra feminine! I love it, my Mom adores it and my sister ordered it for herself the minute she got a hint of it from my wearing it. The scent is contagious, everyone who has the pleasure to inhale its beauty has to have it for themselves. It makes you feel clean and fresh, young and sexy, it is that sort of smell that when you breathe it in, it makes you walk with that extra bounce in your step. It fills your senses with the feeling that you look pretty, feel beautiful and gives you that touch of confidence to get you through the day!

Whether you work in an office environment or are a professional woman on the go, a stay at home mom, or a sports enthusiast, this scent transcends all types of women, their interests and lifestyles. Teenagers, young adults, retired women, no matter what your age, this is a scent that will bring delight to your day, and not be overpowering to those around you. In the short month I have had this fragrance, the bottle is more than half gone, I just can't get enough of it! I find everyday it has become my favorite "go to" scent, because I love the way it makes me smell and feel, and others compliment me on it everyday, no matter where I am, and that makes me smile......a lot!!!

That concludes this review. The philosophy product line is so extensive that it is impossible for me to capture the supreme essence of this phenomenal brand in just one review. So why don't you visit philosophy yourself and have some fun browsing around their wonderful website to learn more about this magical company and the marvelous products that they have created. CLICK HERE TO GO TO PHILOSOPHY.COM

A very special thank you to
philosophy for providing me with the products to use for this review.

Disclosure: I received the two products outlined in this review from philosophy for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ. I am not employed nor affiliated with philosophy in any manner. Registered & Protected


dreamin2win said...

Love several of their products.. Thanks

The Honeyroom said...

Very good review, I love the Philosophy skincare line, they make really good products