This is a new blog series I'm testing out for you. Since I'm now in the position to try a few more brands that are considered 'high end', I thought I'd lend my opinion, since I know how difficult it is to know whether something that is more pricey is worth an investment or if a less expensive drugstore option would suffice. So I've compiled a list of my favorite products from various brands to clue you in on that kinda stuff.
Philosophy is a brand that I've always loved, even with limited experience, and now that I can honestly say I've tried almost everything the line has to offer, I can share my opinions with you as to which products are worth the (sometimes hefty) price tag. Bear in mind that I am basing these opinions (for what they're worth) on my own skin type (which is very dry) and needs. Your personal experience may be different than mine but this is just a general overview of these items and is meant to guide, not to direct.
So without further ado, here are my top ten Philosophy products, counting down*:
10. Miracle Worker Overnight (68.00):
The only item on my list from the 'anti-aging' options by Philosophy is the Miracle Worker Overnight. This is an intensive moisturizer that claims to work with sleep to visibly 'reset' your skin and lend a more youthful appearance. One of the things that I like about it is as that when compared with similar products from other brands, it is significantly more affordable and still maintains the richness and efficiency of the pricier night creams. It does not contain the more expensive peptides etc that hike the price up with the other guys, but this still packs quite a punch when it comes to providing an intensive and therapeutic amount of moisture that still leaves the skin feeling supple and soft in the morning.
9. Pink Melon Sorbet Whipped Body Souffle (22.00):
Though I've always been a fan of fruity body lotions and gels and literally used to have a 'Bath and Body Works' smell for every day of the week in my shower, I've gotten away from that over the years. This one really brings me back to that frame of mind. It is the most delectable and mouth-watering melon fragrance anywhere. Everyone who opens the lid sighs with delight and it flies off our shelves, as a result. Think Watermelon Jolly Rancher reimagined as a silky smooth body lotion and this is what you get. The large container goes a long way and is absolutely worth the money. Use it with one of the creamy vanilla scented body washes to really up the 'sweetness' quotient.
8. Deep Fill Fix (34.00):
7. Fresh Cream Body Lotion (17.00):
Another product you'll want to eat. This lotion contains macadamia nut oil, fruit oils, and antioxidants so the quality of the ingredients is almost more impressive than the scent. But not quite.
6. The Microdelivery Purifying Enzyme Peel(42.00):
5.Unconditional Love Fragrance Spray (46.00):
4.The Microdelivery Exfoliating Daily Wash (40.00 for the 16 oz size):
3.When Hope Is Not Enough (50.00):
Purity Made Simple Facial Cleansing Oil (25.00):
1.Hope in a Jar A to Z Cream (38.00):
So that's my list! I hope some of you found it helpful. Let me know if you have any questions about the rest of the line and if you're in the Memphis area, come in and see me at Dillard's so we can try this stuff out!
photos courtesy the Philosophy website. I do not own these images