We Americans are no stranger when it comes to the lovely skincare brand known as Philosophy. I’m excited to share with all my Singaporean readers that this brand is now finally available in Singapore too and can be picked up at Sephora Singapore starting April 2012.
Philosophy is a brand that approaches personal care from a skin care point of view, while celebrating the beauty of the human spirit. Philosophy promises to bring its customers products that inspire them to live a better life by being better to themselves. Their products are based on a rich, scientific heritage, coupled with inspirational messaging to create a fresh, approachable attitude toward beauty.
What I personally love about Philosophy is that, aside from having great products that I genuinely enjoy using, they have really fun and inspirational product names too. I found this blurb on their website: “We use children’s pictures and lowercase writing to remind us of the genuine curiosity, wisdom and joy that exists within our the childhood consciousness in us all.” I have always associated the brand with purity, simplicity and the clean minimal typography on its packaging, together with the beautiful words inspire better days. I find it very uplifting and soothing. :)
I attended a Philosophy workshop the other day and wanna make my personal recommendations here as to which products should be high on your list, especially if this is the first time you come across the brand. First and foremost, the brand is made up of four product lines: Skin Care, Fragrance, Bath & Body, Gifts. In this blog post, I will primarily be discussing skin care products. Actually I like all the products, but I’m going to touch upon just a couple of them here to get you acquainted.
In-home Vitamin C Peptide peel
This is one of the star products. Clinical results show that after just one microdelivery peel, 82% of respondents agreed their skin appeared to be resurfaced, and 80% said their skin felt smoother and more refined. I love how the resurfacing crystals (step 1 below) has a beautiful orange fragrance. It feels really good and very spa-like when you use this.
How to Apply
Step 1 – Vitamin C⁄Peptide Resurfacing Crystals
Apply a teaspoon amount to clean, dry skin. Once applied, crystals should appear almost like a mask. Gently massage in a circular motion over entire face for up to 60 seconds, avoiding eye area. Do not scrub. (Use less pressure for sensitive skin.)
Step 2 – Lactic⁄Salicylic Acid Activating Gel
Place a generous teaspoon amount in the palm of your hand. massage gel onto fingertips, and apply on top of crystals. As activator is applied, a warming sensation will occur. White foam will appear, indicating activation. leave foam on 2-3 minutes to infuse vitamin c and peptides into the skin. (You can massage foam for extra exfoliating benefits or let it sit for sensitive skin.) Rinse thoroughly. (You can use a washcloth for removal, to avoid getting the peel in your hair).
Hope In a Jar
Lightweight moisturizer for all skin types.
This is Philosophy’s award-winning, lightweight daily moisturizer which hydrates and provides antioxidant protection, while improving skin texture and tone, leaving it smooth and radiant. Oprah Winfrey swears by this moisturizer and it comes in three different versions (Normal to Dry skin, Normal to Combination skin and Normal to Oily skin). All Hope In a Jar moisturizers bear a unique soufflé texture that leaves a matte finish to create a healthy-looking glow.
How to Apply
Apply morning and evening after cleanser and treatment.
With Robin White, Philosophy’s skincare expert.
Connect with the Philosophy Singapore Facebook page. I kid you not, they were recently giving away $500 skincare vouchers daily to their lucky Facebook fans!
Last but not least, check out more photos I’ve taken during the Philosophy workshop on my Facebook page → http://www.facebook.com/MBxMB.