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on 1/6/2008 7:11:00 PM
More reviews by sassydogg
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I got this serum in the Make Up Optional kit and I absolutely LOVE it! I am in love with the whole skin care line and I will definitely be repurchasing ALL of these products again. Fortunately I bought the kit with the full size products, so these will last me for a long time. I don't mind the smell of any of these products and I have to wonder if the other people reviewing these products are just being dramatic about the smell. The cost in my opinion is also reasonable. As far others saying that this product broke them out....remember that this IS an anti-aging serum so it probably shouldn't be used by someone who is prone to breakouts or with very oily skin. I have recommended this skin care kit to everyone I know!
on 12/28/2007 2:13:00 PM
More reviews by c1wall
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Im torn on if i would re-purchase... i got this product with the vitimin c powder and was really hoping for more than it really delivered however my skin was brighter for sure. Thats not something i normally notice nor was I even aware i was really looking for. Im unsure as to what really caused the effect though. I am now out of this product and have been trying the vitimin c powder with a few other products to see if that is the component. I have to admit that for a few weeks i was consistently using the vitimin c with alpha hydrox oil free and that had a very nice effect. A really beautiful glow. Ive tried the vitimin c in a few other things too.... but nothing to report really. The search goes on
on 12/8/2007 7:48:00 PM
More reviews by addysmom
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I use this every day and night. During the day I mix the vit c powder with it. I really don't know if it does aything, but I do know the whole system works so I will keep using. I kind of like the smell to it also. I know alot of people don't.
on 12/3/2007 6:46:00 PM
More reviews by fermidiracgirl
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I used this for 3 weeks straight, and honestly, I cant tell a difference. I stopped using it and started using skinmedica's vitamin c complex in its place, and saw a big difference in just a week (more even tone, brighter complexion, acne spots fading). so I will not repurchase the philosophy serum. I did like the consistency of the serum, it was very light and absorbed quickly. I liked the earthy/herbal smell. I dont like serums that come in dropper bottles though because they oxidize more quickly due to the exposure to air, especially if they have vitamin C in them. I noticed that the When Hope is Not Enough serum became more yellow-colored (a sign of oxidation) just after 3 weeks. I know this also has peptides in it, but honestly I didnt see any difference, which is unfortunate.
on 11/26/2007 2:34:00 PM
More reviews by nicolley77
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
i use this as part of the makeup optional kit. i can't ever tell if serum does anything, but used as part of the set, i guess it works pretty well. anyhow i can't NOT use this anymore because i'm so used to it, so i guess maybe i'm addicted!
on 11/26/2007 6:29:00 AM
More reviews by lisaorr2
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
i really wanted to like this serum as I'm a big fan of their microdelivery face wash and hope in a jar moisturiser. I have very acne prone skin and both of these products worked wonders for my skin and gave me a nice glow! i keep rying the serum as I want it to work but everytime i use it it breaks me out around my jaw line ad seem to give me black heads so I think i'm going to have to give it up! the only reason i gave it 2 lipssticks is that it did seem to firm my skin. So on with the search again for a good serum? any recommendations??
on 11/20/2007 1:02:00 AM
More reviews by hwywmn76
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I like it, it's pretty inexpensive and I have nicer skin from using it, usually at nighttime but sometimes for day use as well.Layers nicely with other products, and absolutley firmed up my face & neck and keeps the hyperpigmentation under control for now. I was using this all last year then didn't repurchase for a few months and found that I really missed it. The eye dropper thing bugged me at first, but now I'm fine with it, though would prefer a sturdy plastic version ( I'm clumsy) . No smell, and sinks in pretty quicky, by the time I brush my teeth , it's safe to put on my cream.
on 10/8/2007 10:21:00 PM
More reviews by jaybee8
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Silver, Other, Other
I received this as part of the Makeup Optional skincare set. I was already using the Purity cleanser, HIAJ, and the Microdelivery peel, so I thought this product wasn't going to make a lot of difference, as I've never really noticed a huge difference in my skin when using a serum. I've been using this for a few weeks, and I'm surprised at the difference this makes. My sensitive, rosacea skin is looking smoother and seems a little less reactive. The scent reminds me of Vitabath, a scent I really enjoy. A surprisingly effective product!
on 8/15/2007 12:11:00 AM
More reviews by DDmonkey
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Not for me. Broke me out in cystic acne.
on 7/24/2007 11:57:00 AM
More reviews by JayBay714
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
I like the product, hate the packaging. I find droppers to be really annoying. My skin feels better having used this though, so I would buy again. I buy the dry sensitive KIT though, and it comes in it so I may as well use it!! I enjoy Philosphy though, I think they make nice products. UPDATE-- I am giving this a 4. I'm liking this more now. I stopped using it for awhile and I noticed my face seemed duller. I also like the fact that it contains a mild hair retardant-- now I also apply some along my jawline to keep those stray hairs away!! It helps a little, I think. It is really light anf slightly moisturizing, you definitely still need a moisturizer.... at least I do. I am dry and I've had no probs with breakouts or redness. I don't notice a smell.
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