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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 170 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (135)
  • Non-greasy (103)
  • Softens skin (96)
  • Soothes skin (56)
  • Moisturizes (49)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Not effective (8)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Fine lines/wrinkles (116)
  • Daily use (109)
  • Enlarged pores (84)
  • Uneven skin tone (83)
  • Sensitive skin (49)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (97), Survivalist / minimalist (41), Beauty expert (14), Budget shopper (4), Brand buyer (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (86), Normal (29), Dry (26), Oily (19)

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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+

    (3 of 3 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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My go to Retinol treatment

    By Poppy

    from New York

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    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

      (1 of 1 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
         
        3.0

        Not what I thought

        By Beauty lover

        from Palm beach, Fl

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

          Although I ove the brand I felt this was not as effective for meas described. I found a cheaper brand more effective. Will not buy it again.

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

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Product

          By Kat11

          from mpls mn

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

            This is a great product for fine lines and wrinkles. Also really good for sun spots and acne. It takes longer to work than other retinol products but its far better tolerated for those of us with sensitive skin. I'm really pleased with the impact it has on acne and blackheads. Those were the first results I noticed.
            This is a product you have to use every night for several weeks before you see sun spot and fine line relief, but if you stick with it it will work.

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

            Love this product for wrinkles!

            By NBAgirl777

            from Fort Myers, FL

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

              Great to fight those fine lines and wrinkles.

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

              I love this product!

              By Brook

              from Monterey

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Diminishes fine lines.
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment:

                I've only been using this product for one week and can already see improvements in my skin.

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

                (3 of 3 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+

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                    • 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
                    • 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
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