Hello lovelies! Just a week before, there's a famous brand that has just hit on Sephora Malaysia stores that everyone had been anticipating for. Yes, Philosophy is finally now in Malaysia and I was lucky to be invited Philosophy launch, all thanks to The Lilac Box!
About Philosophy Heritage;
Founded by Cristina Carlino in USA, 1996; who's a cosmetic industry visionary with over 30 years of experience in clinical skin care and beauty. The first company Cristina founded was biomedic, a medically-based skin care line distributed to the world's leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists. from biomedic, cristina expanded her inspirational vision to create philosophy. her goal was to bridge the gap between what was offered in doctors' offices and retail, so women everywhere could personally access leading skin care technologies.
"At the core of our brand, we have a philosophy of hope in this world, a philosophy of grace, a philosophy of giving, a philosophy in possibilities."
- Cristina Carlino (Philosophy founder)
That explains why Philosophy believe in miracles.
FYI, the picture above of the little girl was Cristina's sister, Michelle and she chose her to represent the brand is because the photo sparks wonders of full of curiosity and possible ambitions. That's why she represents posibilities, hope, and believe in miracles philosophy.
The launch was located at The Studio, Publika and this launch has divided into 3 chapters which not only provides skincare but also fragrance and bath & body!
CHAPTER 1 : SKIN CARE
As what Philosophy said, "The Best Cosmetic is Great Looking Skin." Philosophy products are scientifically-proven, medically-accepted ingredients and technologies that has overseen by contingent of doctors and scientist with proven results. Not only, deliver best results but to enhance integrity of your skin.
Their drink has the most adorable presentation.
Met Swee San & Kelly Chin during launch! :D
The launch starts with 2 important people;
Robin White, Director of Global Press for Philosophy who will be explaining more about Philosophy products. Robin has worked closely with the founder and creator. Not only that, Cristina Carlino also involved in product development and team up with sales team in order to bring products worldwide.Along with, Dr Hew Yin Keat, founding member of the Malaysian Society of Aesthetic Medicine and current Vice President. Where he will explain more about on skincare ingredients that has used in Philosophy skincare products and also the benefits for our skin.
The Microdelivery Peel
First Step: Exfoliate your skin
When comes to the age of mid 20's, your skin cycle will slows down which will cause appearance of dull skin which needed a new fresh skin. Therefore, it is crucial to exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells to rejuvenate new skin.
The Microdelivery 'lactic/salicylic acid activating gel' 60ml
The Microdelivery 'in-home Vitamin C peptide peel' 60g (RM260)
The Mircodelivery 'in-home Vitamin C peptide peel' said it all - contains Vitamin C (the product smells vaguely sweet citrusy) and peptide crystals. Peptide helps to smoothe the skin by removing dead skin cells, relaxes the skin with botox like effect.
Use a small spatula and scoop a small amount of peel and scrub onto your skin for approximately a minute and right away, add lactic/salicylic acid activating gel which will turns from yellow to white texture which is actually infusing onto your skin with Vitamin C. Leave it out 2-3 minutes and rinse it off.
Here's a obvious result from using the Mircodelivery and without. To honest, this product leaves my hands ridiculously smooth and much more brighter comparing the other side of my hand.
Purity Made Simple
Second Step: Cleansing
The highly raved cleanser and makeup remover from most beauty vloggers and bloggers. This product is a 3 in 1 cleanser where it can be used as makeup remover, toner and cleanser. The product is light weight and gentle enough for sensitive skin which leaves your skin hydrated and smooth. Moreover, helps to reduce dehydration, dull skin and rough texture and it's suitable for all skin types.
A tip from Robin: this product is able to clean makeup brushes. (I won't be using that to clean my brushes because I will rather put it on my face :P)
Purity 'One Step Facial Cleanser' 240ml (RM85)
Hope in a Jar
Third step: Moisturizing
Hope in a jar incorporates alpha hydroxyl acid and lactic acid, which promotes moisture and hydration of the skin. Moreover, it functions as an effective yet gentle exfoliant. This moisturizer also features beta-gulcan which helps to enhance your skin to have healthy rosy glow. Hope in a jar has 3 formulas inside the jar; antioxidant, against free radicals, also gives smooth, soft satin matte finish onto your skin.
Do you know Hope in a Jar is featured on "Oprah's Ultimate Favourite Things" episode on Oprah Winfrey Show?
Hope in a Jar "Oil-free gel moisturizer for normal to oily skin" (60ml) RM140
Hope in a Jar "High-performance moisturizer for all skin types" (60ml) RM140
Hope in a Jar "Extra-Rich moisturizer for normal to dry skin" (60ml) RM140
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The oil-free gel moisturizer are suitable for people for combination of oily skin and also, who doesn't like stickiness of a moisturizer. The blends smoothly without leaving any sticky surface onto the skin. However, the high performance moisturizer has more creamier texture but it doesn't feel greasy at all.
FYI, Hope in a Jar oil-free gel is only available in Southeast Asia
It seems Vitamin C is the main ingredient on Philosophy products. This product is basically a daily boost of 99.8% of Vitamin C which acts an antioxidant to help against environmental attack and prevent premature aging. Vitamin C helps support as a natural collagen to minimize the appearance of fine lines and also a natural skin brightener that helps to improve discolouration and even skin tone for more radiant complexion. This versatile, convertible powder can be mixed fresh daily with your favorite water-based serum or moisturizer for instant antioxidant boost.
Turbo Booster C Powder "99.8% topical Vitamin C Powder" 7.1g (RM140)
When Hope Is Not Enough "Hydrating Antioxidant Serum" 30ml (RM155)
Since it needed to mix fresh during application, by using a full scoop of Vitamin C powder mixed with When Hope Is Not Enough hydrating antioxidant serum which promotes firming and hydrating to rejuvenate dull complexion. (Spatula is provided with purchase)
The hydrating antioxidant serum has a watery texture which is mixed easily with Vitamin C powder. The mixture absorbs pretty quickly onto the skin. If you have sensitive skin, it is recommended to use 1/2 scoops of the powder.
Philosophy's anti-aging skin care collection is clinically proven to visibly improve advanced signs of aging, including wrinkles, discolouration, uneven skintone and rough texture. This products is formulated with hpr next-generation retinoid technology, loaded with antioxidants, skin conditioners and soothers. By using this product, it will be able to reveal youthful looking skin with just on step.
Miracle Worker "Miraculous Anti-Aging Retonid Solution" (60 ml)
"Miraculous Anti-Aging Retonid Pads" 60 pads (RM275) (Sold together)
During the launch, Robin poured the solution onto the jar of retonid pads to let the pads soaked and you can just use them daily by just peeling one pad out and close it back again to let the pads remain fresh with the solution.
The fresh-pour elixir is formulated with hpr next-generation retinoid technology that helps maximize skin's rejuvenation potential, while minimizing the risk of irritation commonly associated with traditional retinols. loaded with antioxidants, skin conditioners and soothers, these one-step, multitasking miracle pads deliver miraculous results that can be seen in days.Miracle worker miraculous anti-aging retinoid pads deliver the ultimate in skin confidence, revealing youthful-looking, radiantly luminous skin in one easy step. these miraculous multitaskers diminish the appearance of wrinkles, dramatically improve skin discoloration and promote flawless clarity, while inspiring a stunning healthy glow. Effective and less irritate.
This is how the pads looks like, thin with a bit of rough surface. However, the solution is pretty oily onto my skin because it meant for aging skin and it is totally suitable for dry skin. By using the pads, you can wipe pad over face and back of hands 7 nights a week. Always apply sunscreen in the morning, even on a rainy day. Use one pad nightly for optimal results.
CHAPTER 2: FRAGRANCE
Philosophy's fragrance : "Smell Good, Feel Good" which is totally true of what it said. Nobody wants to smell bad LOL!
Philosophy's fragrances has clean and feminine scent. There's 5 types of range fragrances; amazing grace, giving grace, living grace, pure grace, inner grace, Each of them provides different types of scent yet has a clean and crisp base notes.
My favorite would be Amazing grace fragrance that has a clean floral scent which is totally feminine.
Each Grace range fragrances are priced the same:
Spray Fragrance (60ml) RM165
Perfumed Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel (480ml) RM100
Perfumed Firming Body Emulsion (480ml) RM145
CHAPTER 3: BATH & BODY
Philosophy's Bath & Body which meant by "life is meant to be enjoyed" are the moment you are enjoying your shower or bath with your favourite scent. Everyone deserve to have a getaway to indulge the best moments in life.
Philosophy created these bath and body products that has different interesting flavours such as raspberry sorbet, vanilla birthday cake, melon daiquiri. The scent is totally rich and deliciously smells good. When it said Vanilla Birthday Cake, it really smells like Vanilla Cake. Smells with rich butterly vanila scent. Oh god, it's so mouth-watering!
Bath & Body consists of 3 ranges; Field of Flowers collection, Be Somebody Collection and also the basic ranges of drinks and desserts. The product has a rich and moistuzing lather which leaves your skin ultra smooth and soft right after your bath / shower, feels like your birthday everyday!
Each products of "Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath" (480ml) is RM85
A toast of welcoming Philosophy to Malaysia! Cheers!
Funny scene right there, jumping into a pool of bath and body products :P
With the bloggers :D
It's all MINE! :p HAHA joking!
With Magda from Poland and currently under the Lilac Box - super friendly! :D
With Robin and Dr Hew and the bloggers.
Finally a snap with Robin before she head back to New York
Don't forget to head to Sephora to check out Philosophy products and do smell the bath & body products and you will be fascinated by it! :D
Philosophy is now available exclusively in Sephora nationwide!
Visit Sephora Outlets near you:
Sephora Paradigm Mall
Sephora Gurney Paragon Mall
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