Few weeks ago I received some generous samples of Philosophy’s Miracle Worker range from a very nice SA at my favorite department store. Usually I try the samples I receive once and if I don’t think or like the texture and the immediate feel of the products they go directly into the give-away-to-friends-and-family box. Not many deluxe samples get to reach my shelf or my shopping cart, I am very picky and loyal to my regular skincare regime and I rarely change or introduce new products.
Usually skincare should not be judged by the immediate feel but rather try it for at least a week before judging it but I don’t have the patience nor the time to wait for that. I need it to show me something right away. I like to be delighted any time I put something on right away so scent and texture play a big part and that’s exactly what Philosophy’s Ultimate Miracle Worker Night Multi-Rejuvenating Nighttime Serum-in-Cream (the longest name in the world perhaps) provided and more: a nice glow the next morning. Very impressed, Philosophy! Very impressed! So I used it the next evening and the next one until my third sample almost runs out (after 2 weeks of daily use) and my skin craves for more.
The texture is right in the middle between a serum and a cream (exactly as the name serum-in-cream suggests), it’s luxurious and it gets absorbed right away living the skin plump and glowing. Not shiny, not oily, not sticky, not slippery just glowing. I don’t know about long term benefits but I don’t believe in anything that makes wrinkle less visible apart from injectable fillers and formulas based on silicone (like most smoothing primers for example) but I do believe in a beautiful product that hydrates and helps the skin retain moisture and a healthy glow that will always always look fresh and youthful. That’s what Philosophy’s Ultimate Miracle Worker Night Multi-Rejuvenating Nighttime Serum-in-Cream is!
I don’t think I tried too many Philosophy products apart from their famous Purity Made Simple cleanser (which I am pretty loyal to all year round except for drier winter months when I use exclusively non foaming cleansers) and their shower gels (yummy!!) but now I am happy I gave this beautiful product a chance.
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CREAM – AQUA/WATER/EAU, SODIUM CITRATE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ALCOHOL DENAT., STEARETH-21, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIISOSTEARATE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, BIFIDA FERMENT LYSATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, STEARETH-2, CITRIC ACID, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, IRIS PALLIDA ROOT EXTRACT, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, XANTHAN GUM, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, ALCOHOL, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, LECITHIN, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, ADENOSINE, CELLULOSE GUM, RETINOL, PEG-8, POLYSORBATE 20, BHT, CHITOSAN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCOLIC ACID, SORBITAN OLEATE, TOCOPHEROL, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, LIMONENE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT, PONGAMIA PINNATA SEED EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, ACETIC ACID, ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, LACTIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SCLEROTIUM GUM, BHA, SORBIC ACID. PEARLS – AQUA/WATER/EAU, GLYCERIN, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, PROPANEDIOL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ALUMINA, IRIS PALLIDA ROOT EXTRACT, HYDROXYETHYLPIPERAZINE ETHANE SULFONIC ACID, SILICA, XANTHAN GUM, ALGIN, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, BHT, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL, BETA-SITOSTEROL, SQUALENE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDE (CI 77491).