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Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment

Philosophy

Help Me Retinol Night Treatment

Item #: 2209148 Size: 1.0 oz

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The retinol in Help Me is encapsulated in Microsponge Technology, which keeps the retinol stable in the cream, while allowing it to be released into the skin gradually, resulting in less irritation. Help Me is the winner of Allure magazine's Editor's Choice Best of Beauty Award for best anti-aging treatment.
Apply a small amount to clean, dry skin in the evening before bedtime. Keep away from eye and lip area. Use in p.m. Only!

Precautions: For external use only. Use only as directed. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Emulsfying Wax, Glycerin, C10-30 Cholesterol / Lanosterol Esters, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Retinol , Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Methyl Methacrylate/ Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, PEG-10 Soy Sterol, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Bisabolol, Bht, Polysorbate 20, Propyl Gallate, Ascorbic Acid.

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PhilosophyHelp Me Retinol Night Treatment
 
4.4

(based on 162 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (128)
  • Non-greasy (98)
  • Softens skin (91)
  • Soothes skin (55)
  • Moisturizes (45)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Not effective (7)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Fine lines/wrinkles (109)
  • Daily use (104)
  • Enlarged pores (81)
  • Uneven skin tone (80)
  • Sensitive skin (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (94), Survivalist / minimalist (38), Beauty expert (13), Budget shopper (4), Brand buyer (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (81), Normal (27), Dry (25), Oily (19)

Reviewed by 162 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love This

By Sarah

from Dallas, TX

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

    I have sensitive oily acne prone skin. I use this almost every night after washing my face. After about 30 min I then put on some lotion, since this product can be drying. (There's nothing worse than having oily dry patches.) I find that this retinol cream helps reduce the acne and blackheads. I'm not sure what affect it has on fine lines/wrinkles. It may be subtle. I haven't noticed it. But I do like the effect it has on my skin enough that I prefer to use this over benzoyl peroxide, most of the time. It does a good job keeping my skin relatively clear and even. I consider this a staple in my routine and when I don't have it I start to notice my skin getting worse.

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Back to Basics

    By Scotlass

    from Powell, OH

    About Me Skin Care Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

      I used this in the past and after trying several of the newer products I have returned to a tried and true basic. My skin looks great again and certainly does not betray the fact that I just turned 60! I love this product!

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 60+

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this again.

      By Laura

      from Florida

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

        I use this at night.

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        My face feels firmer, looks less dry .

        By Jan

        from GC Ohio

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Firmer face
        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Nightly use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

          Love everything about this product. I scrub my face nightly using philosophy face wash and the scrub rotating scrub one night , then the 3 in 1 wash the next night. I apply retinol treatment after, my face is as soft and smooth as a babies but...lol

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          5.0

          Really like it!

          By Meg

          from Folsom

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

            Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

            This has helped reduce my fine lines. It doesn't make my face red like some other retinol creams. I use it every night.

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry
            • Age:
            • 45-59

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for sensitive skin

            By Jojo

            from New York

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

              I use it every night before bed. It has really helped lighten my acne scars, and get out some blackheads. It doesn't dry out my skin like other retinol products I've used.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 18-29

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Worth every penny

              By Pam

              from North Alabama

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

                  People compliment my skin all the time. This is why it looks this good.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Normal
                  • Age:
                  • 45-59

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Have been buying this product for years and I will continue

                  By Sol

                  from Tucson, Arizona

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

                  Great product!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Absolutely amazing

                  By S

                  from Texas

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

                    I was skeptical about this product, but the reviews I saw mentioned that it was great for large pores and acne. I have been super fortunate (read not at all) to be blessed with a genetic predisposition for large pores on and around my nose. Nothing else that I've ever tried helped at all. After using this product consistently for two weeks, there was a noticeable difference, and I couldn't be happier. I've also had issues with blemishes since middle school. My acne isn't severe, but it is noticeable, and it does make me uncomfortable with my appearance. With this, I was comfortable going completely without makeup, which for me, is truly saying something.

                    How to use: After cleansing my face, I take a pea-sized amount of this and dot it on cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin so that it spreads a little more evenly (it absorbs very quickly). Then I follow it with whatever night cream I happen to be using (currently a generic of an Olay night cream that I got at the grocery store). And that's pretty much it...super complicated, I know. I only use it at night, and I use a moisturizer with SPF 30 in the morning.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 18-29

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not effective

                    By PinkPickle

                    from South Carolina

                    Pros

                    • Good for sensitive skin

                    Cons

                    • Not Effective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

                      Didn't work for me. I read all the great reviews and had such high hopes. But I didn't notice one single change in my skin after two weeks of use. I don't know if these are paid reviews or what, but don't fall for it like I did.
                      The one pro I can say, it does not irritate sensitive skin.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Oily
                      • Age:
                      • 30-44

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                      • Q:

                        what is the percent of Retinol in this product?
                        Asked on 12/23/2015 by jojo from Jackson, TN

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          the percentage of retinol in help me is proprietary and we are unable to provide this information. philosophy inc. develops and markets only safe, effective products. the ingredients used in our products are safe and have been developed, manufactured, and packaged in compliance with the strict guidelines and regulations set by each country in which they are sold.

                          Answered on 1/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                      • Q:

                        I am 31 with virtually no wrinkles. My main concerns are brightness and uneven skin tone (just slightly). I did not know whether to use this or another product. I was also looking at Time in a Bottle. I also am on hormone replacement therapy because I don't produce enough estrogen or progesterone. Both hormones that women start to lack in their 50's and effect skin appearance.
                        Asked on 9/30/2015 by Candice from Burbank, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          we recommend "no reason to hide multi-imperfection transforming serum" for the prevention and correction of the appearance of multiple imperfections such as blotchiness, dark spots, pores, redness, acne marks and rough texture. you could also incorporate the "microdelivery triple-acid brightening peel" into your regimen once a week.

                          Answered on 10/1/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        Will this product help with acne and acne scars?
                        Asked on 7/23/2015 by Jazzy O from New Jersey

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          help me will increase cell turnover, which will promote even skin tone and improve the appearance of discoloration.

                          Answered on 7/28/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        Can this product be used to prevent acne and help with skin texture? Thanks!
                        Asked on 7/22/2015 by Mel from Miami

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          help me will minimize the appearance of large pores, and increase cell renewal to even skins texture and tone.

                          Answered on 7/28/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        My skin is a little sensitive. Is Help Me okay for sensitive skin?
                        Asked on 7/8/2015 by N/A

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          if you have sensitive skin, we recommend starting slowly with help me. try using it 1-3 times per week, and then gradually increasing your usage until you are using it every night.

                          Answered on 7/9/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this product first then follow by Philosophy Turbo Booster C powder ?
                        Asked on 6/4/2015 by Amita from Vancouver, Wa

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          we recommend using the turbo booster c powder in the morning, mixed with a water based serum or moisturizer, and using help me on its own each evening.

                          Answered on 6/5/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        Can this product be used with When Hope is Not Enough serum?

                        Asked on 4/5/2015 by teresa from Lake Worth, FL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          you can use help me with when hope is not enough serum. we recommend applying help me first, then applying the when hope is not enough serum, and following up with your favorite moisturizer!

                          Answered on 4/10/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        Can this product be used with Miracle Retinol Pads and Time in a Bottle Serum?
                        Asked on 3/27/2015 by Cristina M. from Boston, MA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          help me addresses the beginning signs of aging, and is not meant to be combined with the miracle worker anti-aging retinoid pads.

                          Answered on 3/27/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        Can this product be used immediately after using a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush before bedtime?
                        Asked on 3/23/2015 by Gina from Shawnee, KS

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          yes, we recommend applying help me to clean, dry skin, and then following up with your favorite philosophy moisturizer!

                          Answered on 3/24/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        Does this product clear out pores like the Philosophy retinol pads are supposed to do?
                        Asked on 3/20/2015 by DivineRED from LA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          help me will help gently exfoliate while keeping pores clear.

                          Answered on 3/20/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
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