My Top 5: Philosophy
After the success of my Top 5: Revlon Color Charge Collection post, I've started a new series on my blog called 'My Top 5'. As the name suggests I'll be letting you know what my top five products are from brands and new collections. Today I'm turning my attention to one of my favourite brands Philosophy.
Since launching with a cleanser in 1996, Philosophy has grown to become a staple in the homes of people like Oprah, Ellen Pompeo and Natasha Bedingfield. They were also the pioneers of the 'at home peel' and their products were and continue to be created to deliver real results.
1. Philosophy Pure Grace Nude Rose
So I'm being a little cheeky and including three products in one, I am obsessed with the Pure Grace Nude Rose scent - so much so I ditched my usual Chanel and wore it on my sisters wedding day. Described on their website as a "composition of delicate blush rose balanced by clean dewy greens, neroli and bright orange flower cocooned in the warmth and sensuality of cedarwood and sun-kissed musk" this scent is just delicious!
The bath and shower gel is lovely and doesn't dry out your skin or leave any oily residue like some scented products do and the body lotion is the perfect weight, not so heavy it takes hours to sink in and not so light it feels like you need to lay it to get any results. I use both every day and over the last month I've noticed a big difference to how supple and smooth my skin is.
2. Philosophy Time In A Bottle For Eyes
I have been searching for the perfect eye cream for what seems like forever, I've tried everything from The Ordinary to La Mer and nothing has really delivered what I've wanted them to - be hydrating, help brighten dark circles and reduce the appearance of fine lines. I feel like I've finally found the answer in Time in a Bottle for Eyes.
It's a light serum that really sinks in to the under eye area, after using it for a month I can really see the difference it making to my eye area. If you've been looking for your dream eye cream with no avail I highly recommend giving the Philosophy Time in a Bottle for Eyes a go.
3. Philosophy Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel
I have been using Philosophy's Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel for about a year or so and it such a fabulous at home product. Going freelance initially meant I had less money to spend on beauty treatments and this peel became my monthly treat.
I found it to be more effective at improving the overall look and feel of my skin than the facials I'd been having. So I've never looked back, as your only using the product monthly it really does last and is great value for money.
4. Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Dry
I've previously used and loved Philosophy's iconic Hope in a Jar moisturiser, something I love about Philosophy is when they can make it better, they do. As ingredients and technology in skincare has advanced they've improved on their original formula and created Renewed Hope in a Jar.
This was my first time trying the moisturiser specifically for dry skin. I wasn't sure about this moisturiser at first, but after a month I am a devotee! Again there is a visible difference to the texture of my skin and dry patches are a thing of the past.
5. Philosophy Time In A Bottle
If your looking for a serum that doesn't just help prevent fine lines and wrinkles but actually repairs skin and reduces the fine lines and wrinkles you already have you can't go past Time in a Bottle. This stuff is truly magic.
After a month of using this serum morning and night you will see a difference in skin elasticity and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. I've been considering trying botox and since using Time in a Bottle I really don't think I need to, its a real game changer.