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PhilosophyTurbo Booster C Powder
 
4.5

(based on 114 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves skin texture (65)
  • Evens out skin tone (63)
  • Noticeable results (57)
  • Easy to use (45)
  • Non-greasy (34)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (11)
  • Bad smell (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)
  • No noticeable results (3)

Best Uses

  • Sun damage (47)
  • Fine lines (36)
  • Oily/combination skin (25)
  • Sensitive skin (16)
  • Dry/chapped skin (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (50), Budget shopper (45)

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4.0

Percentage of vitamin c is 1:4 = 19%

By Lindac

from Toronto, Ontario

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Softens Skin
  • You Can Adjust The Of C

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder:

      1 scoop of powder to 4 of face cream = 19% vitamin c which is the optimum amount to see benefits, for lower percentage use less powder for sensitive skin

       
      5.0

      Pure vitamin c

      By lorine

      from los angeles

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedtime

          Comments about Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder:

          I add the c powder to my evening cream. It absorbs well. I love this product, since I know the powder is full strength vitamin c. This way I am sure of the dose of vitamin c used.

           
          5.0

          Love it!!!

          By KT

          from Vero Beach, fl

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath

            Comments about Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder:

            I mix it with hyluronic acid serum, and it melts into the skin . I think the combination of the two builds ( fluffs) up the collagen. My skin looks smoother and fuller. Vitamin C is a must in my routine and this is a powder it is more stable and long lasting.

             
            5.0

            Best product I've ever purchased!

            By ProductJunkie

            from Kansas City

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath

              Comments about Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder:

              I use a lot of products from head to toe and am a regular at my local Ulta store. I wanted a good product that gave me a more even skin tone without just covering it up under makeup. I tried this and will never use anything in its place nor would I need to. I was hopeful considering it's a Philosophy product but I didn't think I would see results in under a week! I use this every day mixed in with Cerave moisturizer and love it. I pray they never discontinue it!!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Is a MUST

              By Manda

              from Waco, Texas

              About Me Budget Buyer

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              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Bedtime
                • Deep Moisturization
                • Winter Dryness

                Comments about Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder:

                LOVE this stuff! It makes my skin have a very even tone to it after all the medications that I have been on!

                (7 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Research your Chemistry & Don't Bother

                By FortyPlus

                from Bellevue, WA

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective
                  • Unknown Concentration

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder:

                    Ladies, do some research before wasting your money, please. Though clinical research supports the benefits of topical vitamin C, the delivery and concentration are key. First, Ascorbic acid (LAA) is a WATER soluable moelcule. Most beauty products are not 99.9% water so you are are unlikely to reap the full benefits. Secondly, LAA requires a carrier to penetrate the lipid barrier of your skin -- ZERO benefits. Lastly, studies show that skin improvements require a concentration between 10%-20% to penetrate the lipid barrier. In summary, if you persit in wanting a placebo, you can buy LAA powder at your local vitamin shop for far less money. Of course, you are far better off to take it orally.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome!

                    By skincare diva

                    from Cedar Rapids, Ia

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Quickly
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder:

                        Winter was taking it's toll and my skin was looking dull. Decided to try this based on other reviews. Love it! My skin seems brighter and softer. Normally wouldn't spend this much on a skin care item, but love the results, easy to use with my favorite moisturizer every morning, and it should last quite a while. Will definitely be buying again!

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        I really like this product

                        By Brunette girl

                        from Florida

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Absorbs Quickly
                        • Not Greasy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Mix With Moisturizer

                          Comments about Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder:

                          My doctor had told me C is good for the skin. I mix this with my moisturizer. I love that it comes in powder form so you can cut back a little if you want. Also I found that liquid C starts turning a darker color over time and this is something you don't have to worry about with powder.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love Love Love this to mix in my serum

                          By Laura

                          from Detroit, MI

                          About Me Brand Buyer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Boosts Radiance
                          • Brightens skin
                          • Detoxifies Skin
                          • Diminishes pores
                          • Mixes In Easily
                          • Preventsclears Blemishes
                          • Softens Skin

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • In Morning Mix Wserum

                            Comments about Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder:

                            This does not change the fragrance of whatever serum or moisturizer you mix it with and it blends in smooth and easily. Absorbs quickly into skin and makes a noticeable difference after just a week or so of use!

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            love it!

                            By Rebecca

                            from Costa mesa, Ca

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Moisturizes Well
                            • Softens Skin

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder:

                                I have never bought something like this before but as a new mom I felt like my tired skin needed some attention. It makes my skin feel so soft and gives me a healthy glow. I don't feel like I need any cover up after using this.

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                                • Q:

                                  Can this product be used with cerave daytime moisturizer spf 30?
                                  Asked on 4/23/2015 by Mel from Miami

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                                  • Staff Expert

                                    A:

                                    We recommend mixing the Turbo Booster C Powder with a water-based serum or moisturizer. As a general rule, we recommend mixing half a scoop of Turbo Booster C Powder with a dime- to nickel-sized amount of moisturizer or serum.

                                    Answered on 4/24/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                                • Q:

                                  I normally mix a few drops of facial oil into my moisturiser. Will it be okay to also mix the vitamin c powder into it? Or should I apply the oil to my skin first and then the moisturiser with the vitamin c powder? Thanks
                                  Asked on 4/12/2015 by zozo from australia

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    we recommend mixing the turbo booster c powder with a water based serum or moisturizer. if you are using a facial oil, it would be best to apply the oil to your skin first, and then apply your moisturizer mixed with the turbo booster c powder.

                                    Answered on 4/14/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                                • Q:

                                  If I currently use the Miracle Worker moisturizer and the Time in a Bottle serum, am I already getting the benefits of a product like this? I'm wondering if adding this would provide additional benefits, or if I would be duplicating ingredients without much additional result.
                                  Asked on 3/29/2015 by Peacelily from Maine

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    if you are currently using time in a bottle serum, you should not need any additional vitamin c products in your regimen.

                                    Answered on 3/31/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                                • Q:

                                  Can I use this with renewed hope in a jar?? Is it water based?
                                  Asked on 3/24/2015 by ksnana from United States

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    renewed hope in a jar is water based, and will blend well with the turbo booster c powder.

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

                                  Can I mix this product safely with the Clear Days Ahead moisturizer by Philosophy? (It contains salicylic acid.)
                                  Asked on 2/23/2015 by phillydiva from Philadelphia

                                  1 answer

                                • Q:

                                  can I use this product with my Aveeno clear complexion daily moisturizer which has salicylic acid in it. How much moisturizer do I need to mix with this product.
                                  Asked on 2/18/2015 by Rosalind from United States

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    we recommend mixing the turbo booster c powder with a water based serum or moisturizer. as a general rule, we recommend mixing half a scoop of vitamin c powder with a dime to nickel sized amount of moisturizer or serum.

                                    Answered on 2/19/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                                • Q:

                                  what percentage of vitamin C is this? what type of vitamin C is it?
                                  Asked on 2/5/2015 by beauty

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    turbo booster c powder is 99.8% high potency topical vitamin c powder. the active percentage will vary depending on how much turbo booster c powder you use, and how much moisturizer or serum you are mixing it with. this product uses l-ascorbic acid.

                                    Answered on 2/10/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                                • Q:

                                  Can I mix with organic rosehip, jojoba and sea buckthorn oil?
                                  Asked on 2/4/2015 by Ann

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    we recommend mixing the turbo booster c powder with a water based serum or moisturizer. mixing this product with an oil will not allow for proper absorption into your skin.

                                    Answered on 2/5/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                                • Q:

                                  Can I mix it with rosehip oil and jojoba oil?
                                  Asked on 2/1/2015 by Ann from San Antonio

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    we recommend mixing the turbo booster c powder with a water based serum or moisturizer. mixing this product with an oil will not allow for proper absorption into your skin.

                                    Answered on 2/4/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                                • Q:

                                  Once the bottle is opened can the product get old?
                                  Asked on 1/14/2015 by Beauty diva from Raleigh, NC

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    our products expire 1 year after opening and 2 year unopened

                                    Answered on 1/21/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                                • Q:

                                  Can I mix this product into the Hope Is Not Enough serum and then apply my Hope in a Jar moisturizer on top of that?
                                  Asked on 1/8/2015 by Liz

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    this is the recommended application method. the turbo booster c powder should be mixed with your favorite water based serum or moisturizer.

                                    Answered on 1/9/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                                • Q:

                                  Would I be able to mix this product with my vitamin a or e oil?
                                  Asked on 12/23/2014 by mill

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    we recommend mixing turbo booster c powder with a water based serum or moisturizer, to ensure the full efficacy of this product.

                                    Answered on 12/30/2014 by brand expert from philosophy
                                • Q:

                                  Can this be mixed with just water? I have heard that vitamin C should not be mixed with sunscreen or products containing sunscreen, is this true?
                                  Asked on 12/8/2014 by Young At Heart

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    we recommend mixing turbo booster c powder with a water based serum or moisturizer, to ensure the product is it's most effective. mixing turbo booster c powder with a water based moisturizer with spf will not cause the product to be less effective.

                                    Answered on 12/11/2014 by brand expert from philosophy
                                • Q:

                                  Can I mix this powder with Anti wrinkle retinol cream that I use at night?
                                  Asked on 10/30/2014 by MEMEME from Brooklyn ny

                                  1 answer

                                  • Brand Expert

                                    A:

                                    we recommend mixing turbo booster c powder with a water based serum or moisturizer, as the powder may not mix well with a cream.

                                    Answered on 11/3/2014 by brand expert from philosophy
                                • Q:

                                  I have been using capsules of l-ascorbic acid, opened and the contents mixed in a little water and patted onto my face. How is this vitamin c different from what I am using already?
                                  Asked on 5/14/2014 by insomniac

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Expert

                                    A:

                                    Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder is a 99.8% high-potency topical vitamin C powder that can be mixed with your serum or moisturizer. It's formulated to even skin tone, protect skin against environmental attack and minimize the appearance of fine lines. You may choose the potency of vitamin C that you want. When used in a 1:7 ratio (1/2 scoop added to a nickel-size amount of product), there is approximately 12% of active vitamin C, while when used in a 1:4 ratio (1/2 scoop added to a dime-size amount of product), there is approximately 19% active vitamin C.

                                    Answered on 5/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                                • Q:

                                  How many applications does this 1 oz. bottle contain?
                                  Asked on 4/2/2014 by Jen from Little Rock, AR

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Expert

                                    A:

                                    It depends on how much product you want to use. If you use 1/2 scoop, in which there is approximately 12% active Vitamin C, one bottle will provide you with 100 applications.

                                    Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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