I am so glad to be finally back with a new post! I have tried so many new things in the past few months, but I have not had the time to sit and write down my thoughts!
I am back with a review for the brand “Philosophy” – I have been trying their “purity made simple” products for quite some time to be able to give you a proper review. Here’s what I have tried: their lightweight moisturizer, clay mask, and micellar water.
Before we begin, here’s my skin info: Combination skin – leaning towards dry side as the weather starts getting cooler in Canada. Suffered from the *worst acne flare up of my life* around 7-8 months ago, which has now calmed down. This makes me wary of every product that I try, and it is very important that any new product I try does not break me out. Ok, now on to the review.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer | CA$34 for 141ml
Philosophy’s lightweight moisturizer is made up of antioxidants and has vitamin c and e, and green tea antioxidants added to the formulation. In terms of ingredients, I like the formulation.
The texture is this moderately thick, slippy moisturizer. It absorbs well into the skin making it plump, and never greasy. I find this to be the perfect texture in terms of thickness – the moisturizer is not lost on application, but absorbs quickly and replenishes the skin. This is such a delight for my combination skin which can get pretty dry as the cooler weather starts making my skin feel tight and dry. The packaging is a neat pump type bottle, which makes it convenient.
This did not break me out, is made with beautiful meadowfoam seed oil and cold pressed chia seed oil, and does what it intends to do – moisturizes without feeling heavy. The antioxidants and vitamin c&e are good addition, no hyper-real brightening effects here, though.
I love it – this moisturizer is truly “purity made simple”. No thrills and frills, but just a really good moisturizer which I think a lot of different skin types will enjoy.
Here is the link to it on Hudson’s Bay: Philosophy ultra-lightweight moisturizer
Philosophy Purity Pore Extractor Exfoliating Clay Mask | CA$39 for 75ml
Here is another gem from this range – clay mask with salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a form of BHA which helps in refining the pores by breaking down the sebum within.
I have used this mask a few times, and I love the instant brightening effect – the clay helping with lifting impurities that have built up, and the salicylic acid giving that added pore-refining boost. The texture is mildly grainy, spreading easily on the skin. The mask comes in a squeezy tube package, making it mess-free to squeeze out and apply.
I leave the mask on until it is 80-90% dry, and then wash it off while gently massaging the teeny granules which are not abrasive, just enough to feel a light physical exfoliation – and voila! The end result is happy, glowy skin!
This mask did not irritate or dry my skin out. I really like it! It’s a clay mask with an added boost, would recommend! Here is the link to the mask: Philosophy pore extractor clay mask
Philosophy Purity Micellar Cleansing Water | CA$15 for 50 ml
I have been using this micellar water, especially on makeup days which I had quite a few of over the summer as a wedding guest (see my Instagram for the looks). I used the micellar water with a cotton square, and swiping it over my face for makeup removal.
Philosophy’s micellar water does the intended – lifts makeup and does not sting the skin. However, it did sting my eyes! I wound not recommend using this as an eye makeup remover.
I like this micellar water, there is no “sticky” feeling on using it, but I always follow up with a cleanser anyway. The size of 50 ml bottle is perfect for your carry on travel bag as well!
Here is the link to this micellar water: Philosophy micellar water
Overall, I am quite happy with the things I have tried from Philosophy brand. They also do some great body care products too, and their holiday sets are especially popular. You can find this brand at Hudson’s Bay in Canada.
Here is the link to all the offerings from this brand on Hudson’s Bay: Philosophy on Hudson’s Bay
Here is a link to all the skincare offerings on Philosophy’s website: Philosophy skincare page
Have you tried anything from Philosophy?
Disclaimer: I received these products as part of a gift bag on Cityline, but was not obligated to write a review. There are no affiliate links in the post. All thoughts and opinions are honest, and personal. Please do a patch test on your skin prior to using any new product.