I was sent a few things to review from philosophy recently, their moisturiser, renewed hope in a jar, their eye cream, renewed hope in a jar eye, and their facial wash, purity made simple.
I have now been using them for a month and I wanted to give you a break down of my thoughts and what I would recommend out of these three items.
For reference, my skin is naturally dry to normal. I get an oily nose from my glasses but I do need to make sure I keep my skin moisturised regularly.
Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Facial Wash 240ml – £18.00
This is Philosophy’s award winning facial cleanser. The claims are that is cleans away all dirt and oil from your face. It is a foaming cleanser that you use morning and night.
This was my least favourite product. It has such an overpowering scent that for me, stings my eyes. Personally I am not a fan of foaming cleansers that strip oil from the skin. As I said before, I have dry skin so this personally didn’t work for me.
Just because it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean the product isn’t good though – I have read so many other reviews who love this product.
The positives are that you get a large amount of product for the price, your skin feels very clean after use and even though the scent is strong it’s a lovely scent. I will definitely be using this as a body wash from here on in so as not to waste the product.
Renewed Hope in a Jar Eye Cream 15ml – £29.50
This eye cream is the partner of the moisturiser so it was really nice to be able to try this. The claims are that this eye cream will reduce puffiness, brighten dark circles and reduce the look of fine lines. I really enjoyed using this, however I don’t have many problems with my eyes so not able to say whether it lives up to the claims.
I can confirm that it makes my eyes feel cool and awake when I use it so it does feel nice and I will most likely finish it. At the moment it is in top spot for the first eye cream I will purchase if I would require one.
Renewed Hope in a Jar Moisturiser 60ml – £35.50
This is a cult classic and with good reason. I have really really enjoyed using this product. It’s a great consistency and sinks straight in to my skin. The claims are that this will refine texture and pores which is definitely something I require.
I am really happy with the outcome of using this and the only thing that annoys me is that it is in a jar. If this was in a tube I would honestly say it was my holy grail.
It has a thick lovely consistency and gives a lovely finish to the skin that stays soft all day.
I use it as a night cream mostly because I like my facial cream to have spf and the great thing is there is a Renewed Hope in a Jar with spf25.
This product comes highly recommended from me if you have similar skin to me. They also have a version for oily skin and for extra dry.
The next product I would like to try is the overnight cream (if you are a regular reader you know this is one of my favourite things to try).
Have you tried Philosophy?
What would you recommend I try next?
*this post contains pr samples
I’ve never tried anything from this brand, the products do look very good
Not tried any of these products before or anything from this brand, but I love the sound of them!
Rachael | Helpless Whilst Drying says
I never see Philosophy products reviewed other than their bubble bath and shower gels, which is the only thing I’ve ever tried.
These sound lovely though I must say, the Renewed hope in a Jar sounds particularly divine, and has been added to my wishlist!
Becca Talbot says
I love the name of “Renewed Hope In a Jar”, but not sure I could justify the price tag – especially as like you I dont have many fine lines or issues with skin around my eyes x
Sarah Bailey says
I have to admit I’ve not tried much from Philosophy, but they sound like a really great brand to use, I really need to pull my finger out and try a moisturiser, so I’ll keep this one in mind.
I’ve never tried philosophy but if I had the money hope in a jar moisturiser would be my first one to try x
Ana De- Jesus says
Shame that the cleanser didn’t work for you but at least you liked the other two products. I have heard that Philosophy is a great brand x
MELANIE EDJOURIAN says
I haven’t tried any Philosophy products yet. The renewed hope in a jar sounds like something I would love to try especially as is contains such a high SPF for a cream.
danasia fantastic says
Philosophy makes such incredible products. I’ve never tried their eye products, but I love their body washes.
Philosophy sounds like a really lovely brand, I am in the market for a cleaner and would love to give this one a try for sure. Thanks for the introduction.
Rhian Westbury says
I’d love to try this moisturiser but I have so many which I need to get through first, definitely on my wish list. I might give the facial wash a miss though x
Stephanie Merry says
I love the Philosophy products that arrived through my door – the day cream is just lovely to use! x
Emily Leary says
The moisturiser sounds fantastic, it’s definitely the first one I’m going to check out.
Never heard of this brand but love the name and the simple fresh packaging 🙂 x
Tanya Brannan says
I haven’t tried anything from this brand before but would love to try the moisturiser as I think I have very similar skin to you. It’s a shame the foaming eyewash didn’t agree with you, but a fab idea to use it as a bodywash so it doesn’t get wasted xxx
Baby Isabella says
The eye cream sounds good! Shame about the cleanser we don’t like overpowering scents either. Never tried philosophy but have heard good things about the brand x
angela milnes says
I haven’t heard about this product before and it looks interesting for me and I would love to give it a try.
Louise Smith says
I used to absolutely adore Renewed Hope in a Jar! I haven’t used it in ages though. I’d be really interested to try the eye version 🙂
Ooh I haven’t tried any Philosophy skincare yet so its great to get an insight into a few of their products. The eye cream in particular sounds lovely and definitely something that I would use! xxx
I have yet to try this brand out but the packaging alone puts it on my list of products to try.