I just came back from my “skip winter trip” to Thailand. One of the many reasons that I love to travel so much is the duty-free shopping. So on the last day in Bangkok, I dragged my boyfriend to go to the King Power duty-free shopping mall in the city centre.
This shopping mall is huge and modern, the beauty section is on the second floor. I was planning to get some foundation, so I went to the Bobbi Brown store to get the Intensive Skin Serum Foundation, waited for ages to get a sales assistant to serve me and they had sold out my colour.
The same thing happened in Armani as well, so I looked at all the crowded counters and decided to give up, but then I saw nobody was at Philosophy’s counter. I’ve never used their products but I heard they are an organic skincare brand.
Previously i wasn’t too bothered about their organic products until I heard about a few safety issues for skin care brands and my feelings towards organic brands quickly changed.
The sales associate introduced me to the philosophy cleaner first, which she said is the best seller, however I normally don’t use other cleaners, because every night I use Eve Lom’s signature cleaner and cotton muslin cloth to remove my makeup. After using this my skin feels clean enough so there is no need to use another cleaner, and in the morning, I normally just use warm water to clean my face.
I asked the smiling friendly Thai lady whether there is a philosophy moisturiser. If i’m trying a new brand i like to try the moisturiser first to see if it reacts well and feels good on my skin.
The sales assistant introduced the ‘Renewed Hope in a Jar’ to me. This is a triple blend of alpha hydroxy acids that should produce a refined texture with visibly smaller pores and fine lines virtually lifted away leaving the skin soft, dewy and smooth.
Philosophy claim the renewed hope moisturiser offers an instant all-day hydrationre-energized healthy colour and glow with Asian fruit extracts for improved microcirculation.
She put some on the back of my hand, and it was quite light and easily absorbed, so I decided to take this one and the same eye cream and after wearing it for a few weeks i’m happy with the results and feel the hydration lasts for a long time.
I looked at the counter and saw this cute bottle of C power and asked her about this one. She explained how it contains 99.8% topical vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant to help protect skin against environmental attacks and prevent premature ageing.
Every morning mix a half or full spoon (it has a small spoon with it) with your serum or moisturiser, after applying it on your face remember to use sun cream.
Anti-ageing and a bright skin tone is my current skin care mission, so I took a gift set with three of these C powders in it. After I paid for this, a tragic thing happened, I realised the moisturisers she applied on the back of my hand had started to peel a tiny bit… it was so awkward but I still decided to give this product a second chance and i wasn’t disappointed
This is all the free gifts including the white cloth in the upper picture. I tried the cleaner on a day I didn’t have my make up on (even though it can remove makeup as well, but I still don’t trust it), it is a form free and has no scent which I quite like.
I have a combination oily skin, this cleaner feels smooth when applied on my face and after washing, my face doesn’t feel too dry. If you are the same skin type as me and don’t care too much about it being able to remove your make-up, this one is worth a try.
Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30, 2 Ounce
Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Night, 1.7 Ounce