Brooke and I have talked about doing a Friday Favorites where we talk about our favorite product or accessory or general MUST have that week.
I am starting it off today because of a twitter question/conversation the other night. Ashleigh was asking about Philosophy products. While I LOVE places like Sephora and Ulta and will generally try any hair style or hair color my heart desires, unknown beauty products freak me out. I like to find what I love and use it. I had used Nars face wash and moisturizer for years, but honestly? The price tag got me and in an effort to save money, I stopped using it.
Slowly, I could tell me skin was dry and looking old. *gasp* I freaked. I can’t look old– I’m *only* 27! Y’all. It got so bad, I was contemplating Botox.
I went into Ulta one night and was asking about anti-aging creams. I kid you not.
The lady told me she didn’t think I needed those extremes and pointed me in the direction of Philosophy. Now, I already owned the Purity face wash and honestly? It’s a good face wash but a little forgettable. It gets the job done and doesn’t break the bank.
She told me I needed a retinol cream and a good moisturizer. She told me Oprah swears by “hope in a jar”. Now, if Oprah says it’s the bomb.com then it must be. I started with the “great skin is in” kit. At around $30, it doesn’t break the bank to try it out.
The Help Me (retinol) cream is pretty amazing. I was impressed. But– the hope in a jar? It’s a gift from the skin care gods. Seriously. It’s like angels touching your face. When I put this on, my skin feels so soft and healthy- almost like a baby’s butt.
I cannot say enough about this moisturizer. It makes me want to wash my face at night. I think when I open twist the top off the jar, Michael Bolton starts serenading me.
If you are looking for a new moisturizer or skin care regimen, I highly recommend Philosophy. And at $38 for a 2 oz jar, I don’t think it’s too baldy priced either.
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