The tagline for Philosophy (also available on QVC) is “makeup optional skin” and I love this concept! They are not telling you to wear a ton of makeup and they are not telling you to wear none at all. They are boosting your skin’s health and appearance so that makeup becomes optional as fun instead of covering blemishes and signs of aging. What a wonderful idea to promote! I have not tried any of their more advanced anti-aging products, however, the basics are quite good.
- Their inaugural product is actually one of my favorite cleansers ever, Purity Made Simple, is terrific because the lightweight milky formula easily cleanses and removes makeup in one gentle step.
- The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash is a surprisingly effective yet gentle daily scrub. My skin cannot tolerate any scrub on a daily basis, so when I have this in my shower, I use it about every other day.
- The Microdelivery Peel, on the other hand, is a much more in-depth resurfacing treatment. This one is definitely not for daily use, but on a bi-weekly basis, it does leave my skin super-soft and smooth, and ready to absorb all of my treatment products.
- Last but not least, I love the original Hope in a Jar. It is a lightweight creamy lotion that absorbs immediately into the skin.
- Not directly skincare related, but I absolutely love the Amazing Grace and Pure Grace fragrance collections. I am not skilled at describing scents, however, I do notice that when I wear either of these I get “unique compliments”. People tell me that I smell good, not that they like my perfume.
- I wanted to try the Hope in a Jar A to Z Cream, their version of a BB cream, but it appears to have been discontinued.