Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder

Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder


99 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$


Ascorbic Acid, Panthenol, Zinc Pca, Copper Pca, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Juice, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Arginine, Cysteine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Normally I make my own C serum using a cheaper C powder, distilled water, and glycerin. I wanted to try this out and see how it compares with my usual formula. There's definitely a difference. Whenever I use this my skin looks brighter, healthier, and this is something I don't see with the DIY serum. Plus the serum makes my skin look a bit oily, this stuff doesn't. I mix it in with Olay moisturiser. If it wasn't for the price (minus one lippie), this would be my HG C treatment! There must be something else in it that makes it so good!

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on 9/20/2017 12:09:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

In my 20s I had tried a peel off mask that you could find at a drugstore and my skin reacted horribly. I broke out in painful cystic acne all over my cheeks which lead to dark hyperpigmentation marks. Prior to that incident, my skin was decent, I never had any horrible breakouts. My coworker told me about this vitamin c powder and I went out to buy it immediately. I didn't feel like it really worked for me so I stopped using it after half the bottle.

Fast forward to 2017. Not sure what it is this time that's causing painful cystic acne on my cheeks but I wanted to give this vitamin c powder a try again. Vitamin c is easily spoiled so getting this powder form is best if you don't want your products to go bad. When you put vitamin c on your skin, the ascorbic acid helps to regenerate your skin cells. At night, I've been adding a scoop of the powder to Josie marans argan oil light and applying after toner, then I put moisturizer as the last step. I've noticed the hyperpigmentation scars are slowly but surely getting lighter. There's a slight tingly sensation if you put too much. I know this says to use during the day but I like to use it at night.

on 5/11/2017 1:05:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is a phenomenal product. Since using this, my skin is much clearer, brighter and younger looking. I like how it comes in a powder form that you can mix into your moisturizer which increases its potency and longevity. When I first started using this it dried out my face, but I reduced the amount I use from one scoop to 1/2 a scoop and now my skin looks the best it has looked in a long time. I use this once a day (in the morning) and that seems to be enough for me. I will keep buying this as long as Philosophy keeps making it.

Update on 8/14/17: This dried out my face incredibly. Yes, it made it feel tighter, but that's not worth how incredibly dehydrated it made my face look and feel. I've used half, so I can't return this. What a waste.

Update on 11/21/17: After I stopped using this, I saw a difference in my face. I stopped using it for a month, and in that month, I feel like my face aged incredibly. Is my skin just dependent on this or what? I bought it again, but not sure if its making a difference. Only time will tell. I've updated my rating to a 3.

on 12/12/2016 11:16:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is my first C-vitamine powder and I really like it! I think it has a good effect on my skin and is much more effective compared with other liquid-based c-vitamine products. Gives a lot of brightness and I see a visible difference after only a couple of weeks usage. The glass bottle is colored which is good in keeping the vitamine fresh, but a bit too tight, I have more than once dropped all the powder on the floor as it is hard to get out of the bottle properly. I mix the powder with my face cream from Paula's Choice (RESIST), and they combine well together. This is the last thing I put on before primer and other makeup. I usually let it sink in for a couple of minutes. It can tingle little the first 10-15 seconds, but not much, just so you can feel it working. I bought mine at the taxfree shop on Schiphol Airport, and got it for a really good price, but when I google it, I see it's cheaper than most C-vit powders (like, for example, Exuviance) and I will buy it again when my bottle is finished (I take one scoop in the mornings, and it has lasted for more than 6 months!).

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on 8/17/2016 9:32:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

i ran out of my C15 (paula's choice) but its and the shipping is way to expensive for me to repurchase. so i have been reading on vitamin c products from other brands. this came up. after reading reviews and stuff, i decided to give it a shot. it was on offer when i purchased it.

how i use it:
a) i only use this in the mornings.
b) i mix this with any thick/milky toners i have in my skincare arsenal. one scoop of vit c powder mixed in with the toner and apply it all over my face, neck and chest and whatever's left i apply on my hands and everywhere until nothing is left on my palm. i don't like to waste. i am not some beauty guru who get sent millions of beauty products to test so i don't have the luxury to waste products!
c) i will wait until it is set (1 or 2 minutes) then i will apply my spf in the amount recommended for it to achieve it's actual spf rating.

a) sorry it is hard to actually rate this product on its own. i would say that it works in synergy with other products in my skincare routine. so, if it's been synergistically keeping my skin in good condition and not contributing to breakouts and other bs, i would say it's doing a good job.

few caveats though, which some is insignificant to me but worth mentioning:
a) it smells like rusty metal/fish. i don't care about it. some may do. beautiful fragrance is not what i am after, especially for my face. i have eau de parfum for that.
b) some may find the vit c powder in the small bottle is hard to scoop or messy or whatever. i don't. i learn quick. i persevere. i am patient. i will do it when it matters. my skin matters! i would scoop a fountain of youth from an underground tunnel any time.
c) other vit c products clearly stated 25% 20% 15% concentration. this does not. the powder contains 99.8% vitamin c in the form of ascorbic acid. when mixed in with toner/moisturizer, i have no idea how much is the percentage but i am sure it is very potent because it tingles if i am ruthless with my cleansing step or anything prior to applying vit c mixture.
d) if i over cleanse my face i will feel the tingle. i don't like tingles. so i make sure i don't over cleanse. read my other review on how and what product i use to cleanse my face.

in summary, it works in synergy with all other skincare products i am using. well, it is in a small bottle but in powder form and i am just using a scoop a day, it will last a long time and in turns, is cost effective.

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on 4/1/2016 3:55:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

I recently bought this from since it's not available in my country. the bottle is a little smaller than what I had expected. I'm using the powder according to the instructions; mixing it with my night creams etc. and it blends into the cream easily. so far I haven't seen any significant improvement. but I'll use the whole bottle and see what happens.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Green

Since Vitamin C is supposed to protect your skin from future damage, it is hard to say in the short run if it's really working or not. But here is what I do know right now. I have been using this for about two months now, and I really like it. The powder formulation is a big pro for me because it is one less product to put on in the morning. I mix it with my morning lotion, put it on, wait five minutes, and put sunblock on top. Beats serum-waiting-lotion-waiting-sunscreen.

It dissolves easily into my water-based lotion without changing the texture, color or smell. I don't wear foundation, so I can't speak to that, but it hasn't had an effect on any of the makeup I do wear. I have put liquid concealer and powdered blush on top of it with no problem.

I only use half a scoop and if I go over that my face does flush and feel warm for the rest of the day. No stinging or burning, just warmth. I foolishly thought I was getting a fever the first few times it happened, but now I measure more carefully. One more thing-I've noticed that when I do get a pimple it seems to not last as long. It's almost like it can't settle into the skin, if that makes sense. Big pro there. Definitely recommend at least trying this once.

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on 10/12/2015 10:39:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I can't believe that I haven't reviewed this before! I have been using this for many years -- I mix it with the Philosophy serum in the morning and absolutely love it! After reading reviews on MA about other vitamin C powders, I tried one and immediately broke out in pimples. I think there was too much acid in the generic powder. I tend to break out if I eat or drink highly acidic foods or drinks, so I should have expected that. Oh well, I won't be saving money in this department.

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on 10/11/2015 9:43:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I am actually not quite sure if I see any difference in my skin after using it for 2 months. I will keep using it since Vitamin c is supposed to be good for the skin. This comes as powder so it's nice to be able to mix it with my moisturizer. I put it on the morning. I did notice that it sometimes changes smell of my moisturizer at the end of the day. I can't quite describe it but a bit metallic. I have used couple other Vitamin C products that are like serum. I think I prefer the powder form more.

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on 8/17/2015 3:21:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I don't believe skin care claims easily and I was absolutely determined to return this product if it didn't work. Well, guess what? It totally worked for me. I have dry skin and uneven pigment (dark spots) on my jawline. I mix about 3/4 of a scoop with my oil of Olay basic moisturizer ( I don't use the full scoop because I'm a little bit frugal and think I can make it last longer). I Think my skin looks much more even and more illuminated. Originally I tried mixing it with the regenerist moisturizer but it seemed to pill a little with that lotion.
I will definitely keep using this product!

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