Monday, April 19, 2010

Product Spotlight: Philosophy

Hey hey hey!  How is everyone today?

Just a heads up - if I sound a little lackluster today, it's because my class is kicking my ass, and I had to leave for work at 6 AM today to get here by 7 AM, so I'm kind of running on one piston.  It's definitely got nothing to do with the brand we're going to take a peek at today!

What brand is that?  Well, dahlinks, today I'd like to blab at you about some amazing stuff that I'm sure everyone is either using or has heard about - Philosophy!  You've either seen their fabulous goodies over at Sephora, on QVC, or at some of their new counters at Macy's.  Frankly, they have so much stuff that feels wonderful, smells good, and just plain gives you a boost, that I could blog about them for a year and not cover all their products. So today, our Product Spotlight is going to be about their skincare, which I just switched over to, lock, stock and barrel!

So, I'm 46, you know? I do my best to keep everything glued together and hoisted to the sky, as we all do.  But here's the thing - I'm terrified, freaking TERRIFIED, of even the idea of plastic surgery, Botox, all that freaky crap. I won't even consider it - which means I'd better get used to spending all of my disposable income for the best skincare I can afford, amiright?

Last week, I knew I needed a boost of some sort for the ol' faccia (which is Italian for "face" - see that? It's not just ramblings about bunnies and lipstick - you're *learning* something!).  So I hopped into Sephora, and headed straight for the Philosophy area.  Without giving it too much thought since I know it's a great and reasonably priced brand, I just grabbed this little gem off the shelf:
This is their simply awesome Advanced Makeup Optional Kit for Aging Skin.  Their Makeup Optional kits are pretty popular, so when I saw this, I knew I had to try it.  It's mini versions of everything you see here - Hope in Jar with SPF 20 moisturizer, When Hope is Not Enough firming serum, Help Me nighttime retinol cream, The Microdelivery Exfoliating facial wash for morning, and Purity Made Simple facial wash for nighttime. 

Can I just tell you something amazing with absolutely no exaggeration, swear to god?  I've now been using this kit for about a week and a half - and I look like I've had work done.  And not in a bad way!  My skin is totally smoothed out, the pores are smaller, the flakiness and ruddiness is gone!  The tone is brighter, the lines have decreased - you guys, I can't even believe it!  Even with other really great brands I've tried, I've never seen results that fast.  It's amazing, it honestly and really is!

And you don't have to be all middle-aged and stuff like me - the great thing about Philosophy is that they make a little "try it" kit for all skin types - younger, older, oilier, dryer, normal.  There's nothing you won't be able to find that doesn't work for you. And I'll bet you'll see results so fast that you're going to want the big sizes of everything in here, no doubt.

The only thing missing from the kit is an eye cream, and since I needed one anyway, I decided to take the leap and go with Philosophy's anti-aging stuff called Eye Hope (*Rimshot!*  Thank you folks, thank you - the people who think up cute names for Philosophy products will be here all week!  Don't forget to tip your waitress!)  Anyway, this stuff...

... this stuff right here! - is a little pump bottle full of awesomeness.  The lines disappear, it's not greasy, your eye makeup goes on smoothly.  And best of all, if you use this stuff, no crazed surgeon will have to come near your delicate eyeballs with a knife, laser or needle for years to come (Gaaaah! I just freaked me out!)

So check it out!  High tail it over to Sephora or Macy's, or Philosophy's website (, or, and go get some great, cruelty-free skincare for your ownselves!

Solidarity for the bunnies, as always!

Love and smooches,

Lisa (and the Edison bee-boo head!)


  1. those should be great, I'll have a look to buy them on the internet! Great blog as always :)

  2. Thank you thank you thank you for this post! But let me first thank you for posting on my recent blog post (thereby reminding me that fabulous you was still out there). Shame on me for not checking in more often on your blog. Reading a review for anti-aging skin care from someone who is close in age to me (for some reason, reviews from women who actually "need" these products are hard to find) is a breath of fresh air. I'm going to take your advice here and purchase a kit for myself. I'm not very happy with what I'm currently using so this is perfect timing. MWAH!