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Philosophy

Help Me

Item #: 2209148 Size: 1.0 oz

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
 
4.4

(based on 144 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (114)
  • Non-greasy (85)
  • Softens skin (82)
  • Soothes skin (45)
  • Moisturizes (39)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Not effective (6)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Fine lines/wrinkles (100)
  • Daily use (89)
  • Enlarged pores (73)
  • Uneven skin tone (73)
  • Sensitive skin (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (84), Survivalist / minimalist (35), Beauty expert (12), Budget shopper (4), Brand buyer (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (72), Dry (24), Normal (24), Oily (15)

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5.0

Even the husband loves it!

By Ocd_lady

from Wisconsin

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Works

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Philosophy Help Me:

    Use the product nightly on problem spots and wake up with visible reduction. Even got the husband to try it. Works great!

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
     
    4.0

    Amazing!

    By Sailing Moon

    from Las Vegas

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Philosophy Help Me:

      I will be turning 30 this summer and have become very self conscious of my face lately. I what to prevent fine lines and wrinkles for as long as I can, as well as reduce the pores and blotches that have developed over the years. I appreciate that this is not an every night product and that it feels nice on my skin. I have only used it three times and have started to see a real difference in the tone and texture of my skin. This just may have been the perfect find!

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awesome for acne

      By Chris

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Philosophy Help Me:

        I use this at night--retinol should be used at night w/ sunscreen during the day. I have very acne-prone skin, and use this 2-3 times a week to 1)exfoliate my face and 2)kill bacteria. I started using this product about 10 years ago when I called the Philosophy customer service number and was recommended this product for acne. My skin has cleared up and stayed cleared up. The side benefits are: smoother skin (exfoliation), elimination of dark spots (exfoliation), a glow to your skin.
        I do have sensitive skin, so I only use this a few times a week. Still does the job

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Definitely noticing a difference

        By Debra

        from Maryland

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Non- Irritating

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Philosophy Help Me:

          I've been using this product for two weeks and wasn't sure I noticed any improvement in my skin - until today! The test is looking at my skin in bright sunlight. I sneak a peek at myself in the side view mirror of a parked car as I walk through the parking lot to my office. Today I could definitely see an improvement. My skin looks more even-toned (minor melasma on my cheeks isn't as noticeable), and the texture is more refined (pores and fine lines less noticeable). My less-is-more makeup looks really natural, too. Can't wait to see if continued use will yield even more results.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
           
          5.0

          LOVE this product!!

          By AshBash

          from Pendleton, SC

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

            Comments about Philosophy Help Me:

            I use the product at night after I wash my face. I have used it for a week and my face is clearer.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Beauty fanatic

            from Columbus, Ohio

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Philosophy Help Me:

              I absolutely love this product. I am 24 but want something to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. I've heard nothing but great things about this product so I decided to try it. It's a very lightweight formula. It leaves my skin feeling very smooth and moisturized without feeling greasy. I've had coworkers notice that my skin looks healthier within weeks of using it. I definitely recommend this product.

              • Skin Type:
              • Normal
               
              5.0

              I can't live without this product!

              By clareh234

              from Tulsa, OK

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Philosophy Help Me:

                Doesn't over dry my skin and brings the acne to the surface so my face wash can truly clean my pores. Prevents cystic acne from forming. Only causes flaking around my nostrils, so I tend to avoid contact in that area. After oinly being able to use 9% retinol treatments for 1 year, I can use the 1% retinol cream for longer terms.

                • Skin Type:
                • Oily

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Erases my fine lines

                By Jackie

                from Norwalk, IA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • A Little Goes A Long Ways
                • Great texture
                • Lightweight
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                  Comments about Philosophy Help Me:

                  I have just been using the product for a few weeks - I love the texture and that a small amount goes a long ways ( helps balance out the cost)

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Dry

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this stuff!

                  By Dee

                  from Campbell, CA

                  About Me Skin Care Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great For Acne Or Blemishes
                  • Great For Wrinkles
                  • Helps With Hyperpigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                  • Can Make You Sensitive
                  • To The Sun

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Philosophy Help Me:

                  I use this product in the evening on a daily basis. Cleanse the skin, then use HELP ME. You can follow it with a moisturizer of you choose, however I just end up sleeping with this and adding some eye cream.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great retinol cream

                  By Chris

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Philosophy Help Me:

                    I use this cream for anti-acne. If you have sensitive skin, however, you might want to use it 3x a week only. I find that if I use it more than that it strips the top layer of my skin. Also, be aware that it is a retinol and should only be used at night or w/ sunscreen during the day.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination

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