Rated 4.15 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Lovely product
This is my first product from philosophy and so I was very excited to test it out. I really have enjoyed it so far. The packaging is aesthetically pleasing and I do believe it's glass and has a nice weight to it. When I first tried it, I will admit that I didn't love the dropper for the consistency of the product but when I read more on the flyer it did mention to shake and stir before filling the dropper and I haven't had any issues since. I wish this was included in the instructions on the box though. As far as consistency, it is not the clear liquid or thin oily consistency you'll see with a lot of serums and is more like a thin moisturizer (I included a picture). However, it soaks into my skin so nicely. It has a slight and subtle natural skincare scent to it but definitely not fragranced. I am pretty sensitive to scents and had no issues and found it pleasant to use. I use this after cleansing and before my regular moisturizer and it works really well and I have really great results with just that. I was a little nervous to try a retinol like product, especially being pregnant, as I've never tried retinol but have had zero issues with my sensitive skin. I have combo skin definitely leaning more dry but tend to break out with new products. I haven't had any breakouts with this though. I did have some slight dryness on my cheeks 2-3 days into using but I also used a new face mask the night before so more than likely was that. Haven't had any issues at all since then. I have been using this for a couple weeks now and am really pleased with the results so far. I don't use every day and night as I'm a mom and sometimes forget skincare but have still had awesome results. It feels really hydrating on my skin immediately after applying and I wake up with my skin still feeling so lovely. My skin feels softer and more firm and looks more even, smoother, and overall nicer appearance. It wasn't super dramatic at first but definitely noticeable improvements pretty quickly. I also have a few spots of discoloration that I've noticed look a little lighter the past few days too. I have gotten a few compliments that my skin is glowing since I've started using this. Definitely will use until I finish the bottle and if the improvements keep up, I will be purchasing in the future. It is a bit pricey but worth it in my opinion.
Most Helpful Critical Review Decent moisturizer
I really wasn't overly impressed with this product but I also wasn't disappointed in it.
As soon as I opened it and saw how thick the product was, I knew the packaging would be an issue. The serum is way too thick for a dropper to be the most efficient delivery system. You pretty much have to take the dropper out, squeeze the air out and hold it, put the dropper back, and release the top to get the wand to fill up. Basically I hate the dropper a lot. The stopper is super easy to remove. Like I did it with my nails in about 5 seconds. I was surprised by how much product I had left even though I've been using this at least once a day for 3 weeks. The actual bottle is quite sturdy and aesthetically pleasing to look at so that's a plus.
The product is fine. Like my title says, it's a decent moisturizer but I saw no other effects really. I actually really like to use it for my post-workout skincare routine. It's light enough to put it on and go about my day, but it's also pretty moisturizing (worth noting that I do live in the south and it's not been very cold so idk how it holds up in colder or drier climates).
I do have quite a few allergies to preservatives in food and skincare so I like the clean aspect of this because I had 0 reactions whatsoever!
I'm not really the target demographic for this product as I'm not worried about finelines and I was surprised to be sent this. I think I'll pass it along to my grandma to see what she thinks!
Reviewed by 369 customers does the job
jessiw1 from undisclosed
Disclaimer: I got this for free for testing and I do not have many wrinkles. I gave to my mom who is 62 and has age appropriate facial wrinkles. She used it for a few weeks and liked it. It definitely looks different than you'd expect from the bottle. It's a regular white, thicker lotion not a clear serum.
not what I was expecting
ashstieb from undisclosed
I love that this is a retinol alternative! Retinol can be a little too harsh for my sensitive skin. I was expecting this to be like my other serums, a clear liquid, but this is more of a creamy viscous liquid, so don't be alarmed when you first use it. It left my skin nice and soft. I don't really have any wrinkles, but I have a few fine lines popping up. I feel that it improved the appearance of those. I am excited to use this more!
maeve21 from undisclosed
I'm not really sure I was chosen to review this product because I'm only 20. I haven't seen any differences but the product is nice to use and has a good scent
seems like a nice product
tkoger from undisclosed
I used this for one week and didn't notice any immediate results. I think long term use might be better, but in the time I used it I didn't have any negative effects. it gave my skin lots of moisture and left it feeling soft.
nature in a jar
ellied11 from undisclosed
This product was not what I expected. I liked it, but haven't seen many results yet. However, Consistency is thicker and doesn't spread super easily. I've used herbivores bakuchiol which is jelly-like and IMO better. Will continue to use and update if any great results pop up. Probably wouldn't buy again but not a bad product.
heyitskiria from undisclosed
I absolutely LOVED this product!!! I have been using this for around two or three weeks and let me tell you, it will definitely be part of my routine now. The serum feels lightweight, and just a little bit covers my whole face skin. My face definitely feel much more firm and soft and it looks healthy!!! I definitely would get this again and 100% recommend it
great product, not great packaging
snicole1212 from undisclosed
I love this product! I think it's quality, gentle, love it for night time, great consistency, and more! My main complaint is that the dropper it comes with doesn't work well at all. I have to bang it in my hand to get it to come out.
Natural and it WORKS!
karenloves from undisclosed
First off, I love Philosophy products bc they are gentle and natural. This is a milky smooth serum. It doesn't cause breakouts. Isn't greasy. It soaks in well. It has bakuchiol which is a more natural and gentler alternative to retinol. It does all the things with no irritation and no retinol burn! I received this from Influenster to review complimentary, however, I will continue to buy this because it makes your skin look and feel great! The olive leaf extract is a great bonus!
hydrating and unscented
milo__the__morkie from undisclosed
As a first time user, I really like that this product is unscented and can be used day or night. It soaks in quickly to the skin and felt light under my makeup. It feels very hydrating and left my skin feeling softer after a few uses
lovely packaging and concept
mooiemin_ from undisclosed
I received this product complimentary from Influenster in exchange for a review. I've always heard of good things about this brand and am super excited to try this! The packaging is beautiful and have a good weight to it - will need a bit more time to determine if it's an effective serum but I have high hopes. The application is nice and I'm enjoying it so far.
shannons8 from undisclosed
I really enjoyed this product! I have dry, sensitive skin and this did not seem to irritate it. I enjoy that this product has a very light scent. The product dries down quick. The formula is a little bit on the thicker side so using the dropper bottle was a bit difficult. Overall I would reuse this product once this bottle is empty.
flowersoutofbones from undisclosed
I went into trying this serum thinking it wouldn't live up to the claims. I was very wrong. I've been using this twice a day since receiving it and I've noticed a huge improvement in my skin. Both fine lines and small imperfections have changed drastically. My face feels so much more plump and hydrated when I apply this before my moisturizer too. I highly recommend it and have already ordered a new one.
I love it
kcrawley from undisclosed
I have been using this product for several weeks now. My first time using or hearing of this product. This will become a staple in my skincare routine. My skin is glowing and healthy! Even the texture of my skin has changed for the better. More even and fresh looking. The only thing I would change about this product is the dropper. It is difficult to use. Not enough product gets inside the dropper. Change that and this is a perfect 10.
not bad but not great
theamyyang from undisclosed
I have been using this product for about 3 weeks now and just realized now that I am supposed to shake before use. The serum is nice and light, easy to spread on the skin and feels quite moisturizing which is needed in the winter. However I'm not seeing a huge difference in my skin.. maybe if I start shaking the bottle first I will? The dropper is not the best, just takes an extra squeeze to get product.
Not too fond of this serum
jessiking321 from undisclosed
I got this serum complimentary from influenster for review. my opinion are honest and my own. I am going to start by saying this stuff does not have a present scent at all. I used it on my face only at night time because when I used it morning and night it made me so incredibly oily. I do have combo normal/oily skin. currently leaning to the normal side. even with my skin being more on the normal side this serum still makes my face pretty oily. did NOT make any improvements to my skin. packaging is pretty though. that was the only plus I found to this product what so ever.
cdragoskin from undisclosed
Absolutely love the texture of this serum! It is so creamy and leaves my skin feeling so hydrated! I'm used to using prescription strength retinol so adding this into my routine after not being on it for so long, was so easy! My skin agreed with it so well & I have acne-prone/combination skin! I give this a 10/10, especially since it didn't irritate my sensitive at all as well! ❤️
works maybe ?
kenzieb18 from undisclosed
I have dry combo skin but I recently had a baby and I broke out bad while using it idk if it's just my hormones or the product is pretty creamy I don't like heavy creams I would only use this on the outside my face my t zone gets to oily
this serum really works!!
rauwolfia from undisclosed
I have never visibly seen a serum work so fast. And being such clean ingredients I wouldn't expect fast results but this really works. My skin cleared out and looks so smooth. Very moisturizing and pairs nicely with my day and night cream. I noticed my wrinkles look less visible as well. I highly recommend this product.
not sure if I would buy it.
bevwalter from undisclosed
I like the light scent and it has a very smooth feel and absorbed very quickly. I used it consistently for 2 weeks not sure if it had any anti aging benefits but it did make my skin look good! I do prefer my lancome though
Natural Key Ingredient: Bakuchiol!
elala from undisclosed
I am a fan of Philosophy products and this serum doesn't disappoint. The product is a white serum that's very lightweight and applies smoothly on the skin. I apply it after my cerave moisturizer at night consistently. I haven't noticed major differences but I do notice that I wake up with more supple skin in the morning. I'll continue to use for the two active ingredients: bakuchiol and olive leaf extract. Def a good addition to my skincare routine.
jennifermb5ef from undisclosed
I am so happy with my philosophy product. I use it every night and morning and I love it. I have noticed a difference in my complexion. it makes me feel fresher and clean
youth in a bottle
alishamartinez4c1ce0 from undisclosed
I have been using this product for quite some time now and I really enjoy it. I have noticed changes in my skin. It feels much smoother and I have noticed the wrinkles that I had in my forehead get a little smaller. The other nice thing I like about it is there isn't much of a scent. And it's not harsh on my face. I would definitely recommend using this product.
Nature in a bottle
lauragreenee7f4f5c9a from undisclosed
I love products and companies that are trying to move into more natural and green products and practices. I love the glow that this serum gives my skin. The packaging is beautiful (the dropper is a little weird though, I had some trouble with it at first).
karissaayannalopez from undisclosed
I have been using this consistently for a week now, and have noticed a huge change in my face as far as smoothness and being less dry. It has caused my face to be a little more oily which I dont mind when my face would be super dry and smooth. The only thing I would make a change on the lid. It doesn't always pick up product when squeezing the top. Other than that minor issue great product for a smooth face.
nice product but my skin broke out a little the ne
tinare77d from undisclosed
I know sometimes you can have some surfacing of new yuckies on your skin when using new products, so I have a feeling this would clear up. I just haven't used it long enough yet. The bottle is pretty and the product feels nice and light and soft. Smells good too!