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Help Me Retinol Night Treatment

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Help Me Retinol Night Treatment

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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 176 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (139)
  • Non-greasy (105)
  • Softens skin (98)
  • Soothes skin (57)
  • Moisturizes (51)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Not effective (8)
  • Bad smell (5)
  • Greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Fine lines/wrinkles (119)
  • Daily use (111)
  • Uneven skin tone (86)
  • Enlarged pores (85)
  • Sensitive skin (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (100), Survivalist / minimalist (43), Beauty expert (14), Budget shopper (4), Brand buyer (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (90), Normal (30), Dry (26), Oily (19)

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good but contains methylparaben like so many others

By Ron

from orlando

About Me Beauty Conscious

Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

Why do they put parabens in their products, this has methylparaben, they charge enough to use alternatives, this is for preserving the product granted but parabens are linked to breast cancer, probably small enough amount to be ok but a lot of drug store products brag about not using parabens. Love their skin care results but consumers need to start bringing this up.

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 60+
 
4.0

Noticeable improvement

By Ki

from Indiana

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
  • Redness/ Blotchiness
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

Been using this 3-5 nights a week for a month or two. Definitely see an improvement in the skin around my eyes, mouth, and forehead (my problem areas). Love that it doesn't smell weird or feel glompy when I apply it. It does seem to irritate my skin if I us it every day, so I've been using it every two to three days. I have sensitive skin, so YMMV. Will definitely buy again!

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 30-44
 
4.0

Love philosophy!

By Reviewer

from State College, PA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

I love all philosophy products. This product lasts a long time and is worth the price. Great retinol option.

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing stuff

By Blondie

from Delaware

Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

This is the first retinol treatment that I've tried, and I'm so happy I did! I'm 24 and a lot of articles out there say to wait to try retinol skin care until 26 or later, but I've had consistent moderate acne since I was a teenager with black heads, enlarged pores, and acne scarring and heard that retinols were a great fix for all of those. I've used other prestige products that worked for a day or two, but then my skin would flare up. Or other products would help with the acne but not the scarring. This stuff is a lifesaver! In the two weeks that I've been using it (every other night) my skin has consistently been improving. My pores are getting smaller, my skins texture and color is evening out, and I have not had any cystic breakouts. I have had a few Whitehead's that are extremely small (about the size of my pore and not inflamed), but I'm thinking this could be my skin purging. My skin is gradually getting clear and more even. I haven't had any redness or peeling, and make sure to use sunscreen during the day. Try this, it's wonderful!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hormonal Acne Treatment

By Kate

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Price

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

    I have been looking for a product to treat my hormonal breakouts for over 2 years. I tried everything from drug store products to high end spa products. Help Me is the only one that has made a huge difference in controlling my hormonal outbreaks, correcting hyperpigmentation, and smoothing out previous acne scarring. It's marketed as anti-aging but Retinol is great for acne as well. I will say if you have never used Retinol before make sure to slowly introduce it into your skin care routine, it's powerful stuff.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    4.0

    I like it!

    By Ndole

    from Austin TX

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

      Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

      A little goes a long way so even though it's pricey, it lasts awhile.

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

      (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      First time purchase

      By msjabcpa

      from Washington, PA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

        I have not used this before. I do like Philosophy products.

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Age:
        • 60+

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It really works!

        By JenZ

        from Holland, MI

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Evens skin tone
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Reduces pores

        Cons

        • A little drying

        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've always had larger than average pores and have dealt with adult acne. I've gotten the acne under control and decided to tackle the aging and pores. This seems to do both and do both wonderfully. I do need to take a night off every few nights because it tends to dry my skin out around my nose, but a night with only moisturizer fixes it right up. The reduction in pore size was noticeable in less than a week. I was nearly in tears I was so shocked to see my skin looking that nice.
        Give it a try, you only need a little.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My go to Retinol treatment

        By Poppy

        from New York

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Softens Skin
        • Treats breakouts
        • Treats fine lines and wrinkles

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

          I've been using this product for probably 10 years now. It's never irritated my skin and you can definitely see a change in your skin with continued use. I stopped using it one point because I was gifted another retinol creme. My skin became dull and dry with the other product. I immediately went back to this creme and my skin has never looked better. I use this 3 times a week after cleansing and toning followed up with a light night time moisturizer. The other nights I use a AHA serum. This combo works for me. I even had an esthetician ask me what I use on my face because my skin was in such good shape. I will definitely use this creme as long a it's around, which is hopefully forever!

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

          By DeandraRabbit

          from Oklahoma

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Non irritating
          • Perfects skin
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Imperfections

            Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

            Purchased this for the first time about a year ago. Absolutely CANNOT live without this perfecting product. It improves so many issues, large pores, clogged pores/acne, wrinkles, scars, pigmentation and various imperfections. This retinol product has never irritated my skin and my skin is so so sensitive anything could set it off. I've gotten my mom addicted to this as well, neither of us will ever be without it.

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

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            • Q:

              I use When Hope is Not Enough serum and Turbo Booster followed by Hope in a Jar in the morning and Anti Wrinkle Miracle worker in the evening. Could I use Help Me followed by the Anti Wrinkle Miracle Worker moisturizer?
              Asked on 4/26/2018 by Carolyn from Scottsdale, AZ

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, the Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker Miraculous Face Moisturizer is mild and hydrating enough to apply after the Help me Retinol Treatment.

                Answered on 5/16/2018 by Official Answer from Philosophy from Brand Answer
            • Q:

              Does this product include vitamin c as well? I'm using . 5 SkinCeuticals and I'm finding its to strong . Would this product work for me ?
              Asked on 11/11/2017 by Tina from Ohio

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, the Help Me Retinol Night Treatment does contains a combination of Vitamin C and Vitamin E to help protect skin against environmental attacks.

                Answered on 11/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
            • Q:

              Does this help with melasma?
              Asked on 6/27/2017 by DDG from Walnut

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, the Help Me Retinol Night Treatment can assist the with the Melasma, however, should any irritation occur, please discontinue use immediately, as it may cause the Melasma to increase. Providing the ingredient list to your physician is also recommended.

                Answered on 6/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
            • 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
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