This is a product that makes me wish you could give half stars as well as a "maybe" in purchasing again, as I'm still not sure. Help Me is pricey, and while I've seen some improvement in my face, it's been minimal. It's not that I necessarily thought I'd get an overnight change but I haven't seen that much in the reduction of clogged pores and fine lines. I bought the whole "Make-up Optional" line, and none of it has performed that well. I'm willing to stick it out for another few weeks -- I'm only starting week three of the product -- but right now, it's not getting good marks. I'm still experiencing break-outs, and the lines really haven't diminished. At this point, I'm looking for a mask that might help more. Part of me wants to get the MicroDelivery product from Philosophy, but I also don't want to just purchase another item that isn't going to do anything.
I'm in my mid 20s and wanted something for wrinkle protection. This cream is fantastic. Initially there was a bit of redness and a few spots (so minor I'm the only person who noticed) but now, if I don't put it on the night before, I can tell that my skin a saggier and frown lines show up more.
Basically this cream is strong, good value for money, and makes your skin look smooth as a baby's bum.
**My Skin/Needs**I'm 25, and my skin is oily/very oily in the t-zone, sensitive, and somewhat acne prone. I have very few fine lines (mainly under my eyes) and no wrinkles. I'm looking for anti-aging products with proven ingredients that will prevent wrinkles, make my skin look brighter/more youthful, hydrate my skin without adding oil or clogging my pores, protect and heal my skin from the damage from free radicals, and also, refine my pores making my skin appear smoother. **Review**After using this product for the past 2 to 3 days in the evening before I go to bed, I can see a tremendous difference in the firmness, hydration, smoothness, and brightness of my skin. The product has a very silky, smooth feel and is very soothing and hydrating to my skin. Although I have sensitive and oily skin, this product has not irritated my skin at all and it did not feel greasy or heavy on my skin. I put about a quarter size amount, at most, on my face every evening. Then I place my benzoyl peroxide treatment over this product to keep my skin clear. I have had zero breakouts from the product. I wake up with smooth, clear, refined, and firm skin. My skin looks and feels so renewed, fresh, and appears airbrushed. I would definitely recommend the product for its ability to dramatically smooth, firm, and refine the skin. I also recommend using the Booster Caps and/or Booster Serum with this product in the evening. I will update my review in 4 to 6 weeks.
****Update....Excellent product. My skin is more refined and much softer and more even toned as a result of using this product nightly. I've been using this product on my face and also my chest and neck, at times, for almost one month in the p.m.. I place benzoyl peroxide on top of the product so that I won't break out. Using this method, I have had practically zero breakouts and I wake up with beautiful, smooth skin that is neither oily nor dry, but balanced. I highly recommend this product for all skin types. If you have oily, acne prone skin I would recommend using a benzoyl peroxide gel on top of this product. I will definitely purchase this product again and again. It's excellent skincare with real results. My skin looks and feels younger, smoother, and brighter!
Overall, it's a good product. It isn't scrape your face off strong, but its still strong enough to actually do something. Unfortunately, my skin is very sensative, and it ended up making my acne worse in some areas. I ended up giving it to a friend, and she's thrilled with the results. It just didn't work for me.
I absolutely love this stuff. I see a major improvement with my post acne marks!!!
I love this product. I have been using it for about two weeks, started out with a sample to make sure my sensitive skin didn't react poorly...and just purchased the 1 oz tube this week at macys.
my skin is looking so much better. its helping with clearing my pores, as well as the overall appearance of my skin (helping to shrink pores, even skintone, etc)
the one thing i must say is that my skin has gotten a little dryer since using this product, however, i do have oily skin to begin with so this isn't a huge detriment. i have just started also using the when hope is not enough replenishing oil if my skin feels super dry, which i've had for awhile but not really felt the need to use. that plus my daywear have worked together great to keep my skin feeling super soft.
Worth every penny! I too am sensitive to retinols, even Rx from the dermatologist. This works great on my oily, sensitive, acne-prone mid-30s skin. No peeling, so redness, no stinging. I've used almost nightly for about 3 mos., but noticed a change in smoothness and evenness after 1 week. Still looking good, with very few (and much smaller) breakouts, when ever I do have them. Great product. One of Philosophy's best!
I bought this from Sephora after reading the comments on MUA. Initially I liked this product because it made my skin feel much softer the day after using it, but with continued use I really didn't see any improvement in my skin tone or pores. I really wanted this product to work because I have some discoloration from old acne scars.
I've been using Neutrogena anti-wrinkle cream at night (w/retinol) so that might be a reason why I didn't peel, get major flakes, etc.
I have oily/combo/acne prone skin with no wrinkles. (25 years old) I have a lot of acne scars from past breakouts (2 months ago, others longer). Uneven, discoloration skin.
Well, I have to give Philosophy some credit. I'm hooked! After the first night of use, my skin was so soft. I couldn't stop touching my face!
I had a tan on my face from going to the beach this summer and with continued use of this the tan started fading! My skin looked glow-y and paler. The acne scars were slowly fading too. My skin is so soft, firm, and no more breakouts! I've had moderate acne that wouldn't go away (chin area) and this did the trick! I also noticed the blackheads on my nose is slowly fading away! Score!!!
This product compares to Retin A micro in that it helps with wrinkles and breakouts. But the Retin A micro did nothing for me (dry, peeling, still broke out). This has done wonders!
Would I recommend this? YES definitely!
word of advice: If you see drying, peeling, this is probably a good thing and just wait it out, your skin will get used to it. Or use a buffer, wait about 10-15 minutes for your skin to soak in and massage in some moisturizer. If that doesn't do the trick, try some jojoba oil -> HG!
I started using this about a 3 weeks ago and I'm amazed. I will update after I'm finished with the tube!
After doing much research on this product I decided to buy it with the little money I had. Well, I did not have the effects some other girls did. I did not get dry or patchy skin. I have combination/dry skin...oily in the tzone and dry around the mouth. After a few nights I saw a difference in the texture of my skin. I am 26 years old...don't have wrinkles but my skin was not smooth. I noticed that my gigantic pores on my nose were less visible and the black heads were gone. I even got a compliment from a friend and she said my face was glowing...wow! Well one night I was not paying attention and accidently put some on my neck. I woke up in the morning and I saw a huge difference! I have always loved the sun and my skin was kindy tough looking...or felt like it....well no more! It has made a huge difference on my face, neck, and chest. I use a very small amount each night and layer it with hope in a jar for sensitive skin...and my skin has not looked this good in a while. Please remember to use a minumun of spf 30 evry morning when using this product. It can irritate your skin. It happened to my friend this weekend. We were at the beach and her face started burning...really bad.
Overall, I think this is a great product. I would definitely repurchase and refer it to a friend. Also, if you are having dryness...try using it every other night or every 2 days...due to sensitivity...everyones skin is different.
Hello there again...I just wanted to update you ladies on this product. This product lasted me for 4 mths and I ran out about 2 weeks ago and I wanted to see if there would be a difference in my skin....ah...YEAH! My fine (very very fine) lines are more noticeable! AH....I need to go back...but I am so broke. I can't wait to get paid and I will definitely repurchase. I hope this helps...ha ha ....help me..get it? I know...I know...not funny..... :o