A few weeks before Christmas I noticed my skin was looking ‘blah’ and feeling ‘blah’, not to mention that some of my skincare was burning my face! I decided I wanted to use one brand rather than all different brands so I searched for hours on the internet for a range to use. I decided on trying out products from Philosophy as I had noticed a lot of the products featured on my Instagram feed recently. I normally buy full sized products as I have this crazy idea that the travel sizes aren’t as good as the full sizes which isn’t true, but anyway… This time I just purchased travel sized products because I do waste a lot of money buying full sized products that I don’t often completely finish
The Renewed Hope In a Jar day cream, Renewed Hope In a Jar night cream and Renewed Hope In a Jar Eye all came together in a Christmas gift set and I purchased a 90ml size of the Purity Cleanser to try as well.
So, how did the products stack up?
There’s a reason why so many people rave about this product. I find the light scent extremely comforting and it cleans my skin so well without stripping it at all. It has helped to clear my skin up so well and leave it looking luminous. I think this cleanser leaves the skin feeling really balanced – it feels very clean but hydrated, there’s none of that ‘squeaky clean feeling’ business.
Renewed Hope In a Jar day cream
I actually used this a few years ago when the formula was different and I’m so glad Philosophy changed it. It used to have a weird mousse type texture that I didn’t like because it was hard to rub it into the skin. This cream is now so light and moisturising and doesn’t make me shiny at all throughout the day. It sinks straight into my skin and keeps it so nourished. I have started skipping primers during the day out of sheer laziness and this product keeps my makeup well intact.
Renewed Hope In a Jar night cream
I love, love, love this night cream. It is a thicker consistency than the day cream but it doesn’t feel ‘heavier’ as such on the skin. I think it has made such a difference to my overall complexion and skin texture and I always wake up with smooth and clear skin. To be honest it is one of the best moisturisers I have ever used.
Renewed Hope In a Jar Eye
This is another excellent Philosophy product that did not disappoint me. Similarly to the facial moisturisers it sinks straight in and deeply hydrates the delicate eye area. It also never irritates my sensitive eyes. It performs really well under my eye makeup and doesn’t cause it to crease or fade throughout the day.
My travel sized Philosophy products have almost run out, but I will definitely be repurchasing them as my skin is responding so well to the range. I think buying travel sized products is a great way to try out new skincare and I really wish I had done it sooner (I probably would have saved a lot of money and cupboard space over time!)