i was recently at philosophy’s launch and boy oh boy! am i excited! i first saw this brand in hongkong international airport last august when my flight was delayed and i had to spend like 4 hours in the airport. so what caught my attention was their quirky bottle names and delicious sounding shower gel. i’m a total freak for shower gels, especially when they smell like raspberry sorbet or vanilla birthday cake. thanks to the lilac box for extending the invitation.
so from then on, i was quite intrigued by this brand. and when i found out that they will be reaching malaysian shores, i was very excited!
philosophy is a brand that approaches personal care from a skin care point of view, while celebrating the beauty of the human spirit. philosophy believe in miracles and the beauty in everyone.
also, if you’re wondering why the post is only in lowercase, it is inspired by philosophy’s inspiration to live life with curiosity, wisdom and joy.
philosophy was founded in the u.s.a. in 1996 by christina carolina, a cosmetic industry visionary with over 30 years of experience in clinical skincare and beauty. the first company cristina founded was biomedic, a medically-based skin care line distributed to the world’s leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists. from biomedic, cristina expanded her inspirational vision to create philosophy. her goal was to bridge the gap between what was offered in doctors’ offices and retail, so women everywhere could personally access leading skin care technologies.
philosophy redefines beauty under the overarching theme that everyone is beautiful, and to be a super model all you really need to be is a super person. they celebrate the idea that there is only one of you in this world and that you must honor your existence.
in the launch of philosophy, robin white(right), director of global press for philosophy was with us to share the mission and the latest beings of philosophy. early in her tenure, robin worked closely with philosophy creator and founder, cristina carlino, and over the years has collaborated with the product development and sales teams to bring unique philosophy products to customers worldwide.
dr hew, founding member and vice-president of the malaysian society of aesthetic medicine was also present to share with us on how ingredients used in philosophy’s products are effective and beneficial for our skin.
chapter 1: skin care
the best cosmetic is great looking skin. without a doubt. when you have great, radiantly beautiful and youthful looking skin, your confidence would override any make up or cosmetics. to begin feeling young again, we must begin with the most basic step of all, the daily ritual of cleansing. the foundation for a glowing complexion is clean skin. getting the most basic step right is key to encouraging other products to work effectively.
purity, the historic and multiple award winning line of mild cleansing products, will gently yet efficiently help wash away the signs of stress and affliction that everyday life can bring. in one simple step, both face and eye makeup is removed while your pores get a deep cleanse and your face is hydrated.
formulated with 12 essential oils, purity made simple is extremely gentle and will preserve your skin’s natural moisture barrier, leaving a feeling of comfort and balance. the texture was milky but not too sticky or gooey. meadowfoam seed oil which is a natural oil that lightly hydrates the skin to leave it comfortable, not pulled or tight. it is also fragrance-free.
next, a regular exfoliation is a required and a critical step to help de-age the skin. the microdelivery peel is a two-step, in-home peel that resurfaces and rejuvenates sun-damaged, hyper pigmented and aging skin. unlike peels of the past that only exfoliated, this peel delivers peptides and vitamin c to the skin as it is being rapidly exfoliated. it is resurfacing and replenishing the skin at the same time, which is a new approach to skin rejuvenation, and best of all, it involves absolutely no downtime. i really loved the citrus scent from this peel.
to use, first, apply a teaspoon amount of vitamin c/peptide resurfacing crystals to clean, dry skin. gently massage in a circular motion over entire face for up to 60 seconds, avoiding eye area.
next, place a generous teaspoon of lactic/salicylic acid activating gel in the palm of your hand. massage gel onto fingertips, and apply on top of crystals. as activator is applied, a warming sensation will occur. white foam will appear, indicating activation. leave foam on 2-3 minutes to infuse vitamin c and peptides into the skin. rinse thoroughly.
now its time to moisturize. hope in a jar oil-free gel moisturizer for normal to oily skin is a lightweight, oil-free gel that provides optimal hydration to revitalize skin and help maintain its natural moisture barrier. hope in a jar was created in order to benefit women of all skin types and conditions while being multitasking and easy to apply. the oil-free gel was specially formulated for asian skin as it is more lightweight, like whipped cream texture.
the amino acids in hope in a jar help deliver superb skin-conditioning benefits. each product has been lovingly formulated to provide protection against environmental damage through the use of beta glucan and lactid acid. while beta glucan is serving as a powerful antioxidant and immune system response simulator, lactic acid is providing gentle exfoliation to dramatically restore skin radiance and texture.
we sometimes need a little boost, for that boost of confidence, a boost of brightness. that’s when the turbo booster c powder comes in. it comes in a powder form and can be added to you serum. turbo booster c powder is a 99.8% topical vitamin c powder that acts as an antioxidant to help protect skin against environmental attack and prevent premature aging. vitamin c helps support natural collagen to minimize the appearance of fines lines and is a natural skin brightener that helps improve skin discoloration and even skin tone for a radiant complexion. this versatile, convertible powder can be mixed fresh daily with your favorite water-based serum or moisturizer for an instant antioxidant boost.
when hope is not enough hydrating antioxidant serum is enriched with firming and hydrating properties to revitalize a dull, lifeless complexion. with seven natural oils, rich in omega fatty acids, this serum helps replenish dehydrated, stressed skin.
philosophy believes your skin should reflect your ageless beauty. this advanced anti-aging line of miracle worker products is the latest progress, giving you intensely smooth, highly luminous, extraordinarily clear ageless skin.
miracle worker miraculous anti-aging retinoid pads deliver the ultimate in skin confidence, revealing youthful-looking, radiantly luminous skin in one easy step. these miraculous multitaskers diminish the appearance of wrinkles, dramatically improve skin discoloration and promote flawless clarity, while inspiring a stunning healthy glow.
to use, pour the entire bottle of miraculous anti-aging retinoid solution into the container of pads before the first use. discard bottle. wipe pad over face and back of hands 7 nights a week. always apply sunscreen in the morning, even on a rainy day. use one pad nightly for optimal results.
in an independent clinical study based on 4 weeks of use, 92% of subjects showed improvement in overall signs of aging: reduces skin discoloration, restores a healthy glow to dull skin and revitalizes the appearance of sun-damaged skin!
while there are still many skincare products, let’s head on to chapter 2 : fragrance.
embrace your beauty, and express your femininity with amazing grace spray fragrance. philosophy’s best-selling amazing grace, has an amazingly clean, beautifully feminine scent of welcoming bergamot to greet the senses, irresistibly soft, clean muguet blossoms and lasting musk with its classic beauty.
feel cleaner and more graceful than ever. pure grace spray fragrance (eau de toilette) is philosophy’s infinitely clean fragrance in a concentrated form. clean and universally appealing, this soap and water scent is the perfect fragrance for anyone who wants to feel as though they just stepped out of the shower. pure grace features pure, crisp soap and water notes, creating the simplest, cleanest scent imaginable.
when it comes to philosophy, it’s all about delighting your sense with their bath & body products; chapter 3. the luscious raspberry sorbet scent is positively refreshing. feel and smell good all over with this shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath.
to feel like its your birthday every, treat yourself to the delectable vanilla birthday cake where the scent is too sweet for words. feel clean and smell good all over with this award-winning shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath.
now that’s what we call, indulge without the calories!
purity made simple “one-step facial cleanser” (240ml) – RM85
purity made simple “foaming 3-in-1 cleansing gel for face and eyes” (225ml) – RM85
purity made simple “mineral oil-free facial cleansing oil” (174ml) – RM95
the microdelivery “daily exfoliating wash” (240 ml) – RM100
the microdelivery “in-home vitamin c peptide peel” – RM260
the microdelivery “triple-acid brightening peel pre-saturated chemical peel kit” – RM260
eye hope “multitasking eye cream” (15ml) – RM135
hands of hope “hand and cuticle cream” (120ml) – RM140
hope in a jar “original formula moisturizer for all skin types” (60ml) – RM140
hope in a jar “extra-rich moisturizer for normal to dry skin” (60ml) – RM140
hope in a jar “oil-free gel moisturizer for normal to oily skin” (60ml) – RM140
hope in a jar night “intense retexturizing moisturizer” (60ml) – RM155
hope in a tube “high-density eye and lip firming cream” (14g) – RM120
when hope is not enough “omega 3-6-9 replenishing oil” – RM175
when hope is not enough “facial firming serum” (20ml) – RM175
turbo booster c powder “99.8% topical vitamin c powder” (7.1g) – RM140
full of promise “dual-action restoring cream for volume and lift” (60ml) – RM240
full of promise “treatment duo for uplifting days and volumizing nights” (30ml) – RM285
full of promise “restoring eye duo for upper-lid lifting and under-eye firming” (15ml) – RM140
total matteness “pore-minimizing & mattifying cleanser + mask” (150ml) – RM110
total matteness “oil-free, mattifying pore eraser” (30ml) – RM160
total matteness “oil-free, mattifying pore refiner” (240ml) – RM100
miracle worker “miraculous anti-aging lactic acid cleanser & mask” (240ml) – RM140
miracle worker “miraculous anti-aging moisturizer” (60ml) – RM140
miracle worker “miraculous anti-aging retinoid pads” – RM275
miracle worker “oil-free miraculous anti-aging lotion” (50ml) – RM190
miracle worker “miraculous all-over brightener and dark spot corrector” (30ml) – RM200
take shelter “uva/uvb spf 30 pa+++ sunscreen and environmental shield” (30ml) – RM140
be your best “skin perfecting b.b. cream spf 30 pa+++” #01 light (10ml) – RM140
be your best “skin perfecting b.b. cream spf 30 pa+++” #02 medium (10ml) – RM140
Kiss Me Tonight Intense Lip Therapy (9g) – RM55
Melon Daiquiri Lip Shine (15ml) – RM45
Raspberry Sorbet Lip Shine (15ml) – RM45
Vanilla Birthday Cake Lip Shine (15ml) – RM45
Mimosa Flavored Lip Shine (15ml) – RM45
Coconut Frosting Flavored Lip Shine (15ml) – RM45
Cinammon Buns Lip Shine (15ml) – RM45
amazing grace “spray fragrance” (60ml) – RM165
amazing grace “perfumed shampoo, bath & shower gel” (480ml) – RM100
amazing grace “perfumed firming body emulsion” (480ml) – RM145
living grace “spray fragrance” (60ml) – RM165
living grace “perfumed shampoo, bath & shower gel” (480ml) – RM100
living grace “perfumed firming body emulsion” (480ml) – RM145
pure grace “spray fragrance” (60ml) – RM165
pure grace “perfumed shampoo, bath & shower gel” (480ml) – RM100
pure grace “perfumed firming body emulsion” (480ml) – RM145
inner grace “spray fragrance” (60ml) – RM165
inner grace “perfumed shampoo, bath & shower gel” (480ml) – RM100
inner grace “perfumed firming body emulsion” (480ml) – RM145
field of flowers “wild flower blossom shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath” (480ml) – RM85
vanilla birthday cake “shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath” (480ml) – RM85
raspberry sorbet “shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath” (480ml) – RM85
melon daiquiri “shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath” (480ml) – RM85
birthday girl “vanilla birthday cake gift set” – RM95
thank you “raspberry sorbet gift set” – RM95
congrats! “bubbly shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath” – RM95
wish you well “field of flowers water lily blossom gift set” – RM115