I think this may be cheating a bit because i’m updating an old post but my skin has been freaking out lately (yay season changes!) so I went out and grabbed this amazing Philosophy kit again because I had such amazing results the first time. Instead of doing a whole review again I thought i’d just update my old one!
The kit is definitely an all in one skin regimen. The Cleanse, Refine & Renew kit by Purity promises to do all of that by giving your skin a smoother appearance while also keeping your skin hydrated. Purity is the cleanser that’s included and it basically sells itself, everyone and their mother raves about this product. Renewed Hope In a Jar is the moisturizer and is essentially the pumped up version of their best selling Hope In A Jar. And finally, there’s a two step peel. One jar has crystals and the other has enzymes.
The price of the Philosophy kit is $75 but if you add up the prices of all the items separately it’s well worth it. Purity normally runs at $24, Renewed Hope in a Jar is $47 and the Resurface peel is $72 ($36 if you half that price because the kit only gives you 1 oz of each instead of the 2 oz if you purchase it alone). Let’s take a look at each of them a bit more closely.
This is a cleanser made for any skin type that effectively removes makeup while also hydrating the skin. I personally love this Philosophy cleanser because it doesn’t dry out my skin at all. I find a lot of cleansers leave my skin feeling tight but with Purity i’m left with soft, hydrated skin. Yes, it’s even effective at removing my makeup, even lip stains. Another huge upside to Purity is that it doesn’t have a scent and it’s excellent for sensitive skin. (I was able to use this even when I had sunburn and it didn’t irritate my skin at all) And, this cleanser is relatively cheap for a non-drugstore brand. At only $24, 8 ounces is going to last you forever.
This moisturizer is basically the updated version of the highly loved, Hope In A Jar. I wasn’t sure how to feel about this moisturizer, but I’m in love. It’s not my favorite moisturizer of all time, but man does it hydrate. The consistency is so lightweight and soft that it really melts into your skin. In better words that I could come up with here’s what Sephora has to say “This groundbreaking formulation features a triple blend of alpha hydroxy acids, three forms of hyaluronate, plus an Asian fruit extract—delivering an even longer-lasting glow and continuous hydration benefits. It refines skin’s texture while visibly improving pores and fine lines for a youthful appearance. Skin is left with soft, dewy smoothness and a re-energized healthy-looking color and glow.” Since repurchasing Renewed Hope In A Jar I can confidently say that this is definitely in my top 5 moisturizers.
I just used this on my skin an hour ago and all I want to do is touch my face… it’s that soft. I’m going to a wedding this weekend and cannot wait for how great my skin is going to look in pictures. I have never had such smooth, plump, and healthy looking skin as I have right after using this peel. The two step process is easy to use and you can feel and see results. Step one is the manual exfoliant that you put all over your face (they suggest 1 tsp) and gently rub it in circles. Trust me, you do not need to super duper rub this into your skin.
Next, take bit of the “activating gel” (lactic/salicylic acid) and gently place that on top of the crystals. You’re going to see a bunch of white foam and feel a bit of heat, but that’s a good thing! You can rub this all in if you want, but I personally go pretty gently. Just rinse it off and look how awesome your skin looks! I use this once a week and I am continuously blown away by how my skin feels afterwards.
Question of the Day: Do you guys use Philosophy products? What do you think of these?