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Help Me, night retinol treatment by Philosophy targets large pores, discoloration and fine lines with time-released retinol.
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Rated 4.46 out of 5 stars
I have never left a review for anything. This is the best product I've ever used. I have large pores on my cheeks, acne scars and redness on my cheeks. I have used everything...literally everything. I don't have wrinkles, thank God, but my large pores may as well look like sink holes, really.
So I decided to try this product and wow, the difference. The first night, which was last night I was a bit skeptical. We as women, like to think that if it tingles it must be working, not with this product, there was no tingling. And just a note, I have UBER SENSITIVE skin, like air breaks me out. Help Me is so lightweight on your skin, it's like putting on lotion but much lighter.
Back to my review.
When I got up this morning, I literally stared in the mirror for about 15 minutes because I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I have a 10X magnification mirror, which my husband says he can see his skeleton in, so yes, you can see EVERYTHING. I couldn't believe how small my pores had gotten just after one use. Some redness was still there and the acne scars are still there, but I have no doubt that this will fade in time. Because of my uber sensitive skin, I expect redness sometimes.
I'm African-American and I've tried to get that healthy dark skin that I use to have when I was 17. And although that may never happen (it could), I will try my hardest to achieve that glow, and this product will always be included in my repertoire.
Was recommended to me for my minor skin blemishes but it only seems to make my skin irritated and breaks me out. I have seen my skin smooth out a little bit and my frown line not be so canyon like, but nothing dramatic.
Christine from Florence, NJ
I have noticed a change in my skin since using this product. I will add it to my must haves!
Megan H from Charlotte, NC
I used this product one night and I'm already hooked. The texture of my skin has improved and it looks brighter as well. I'm so impressed at how quickly I noticed a difference!
Nicole2100 from NY
This product helps with my acne, wrinkles, and age spots. I have used these product for almost 8 yrs and I love it. I noticed a difference in my skin after using this for awhile, you may not see a difference right away.
Wend from Plymouth , Mn.
I use a small pea size amount every night.
Comeonirene13 from NM
I use this product ever evening as part of my skin care routine. It took about a week of me using the product to notice it's effect, but the results were outstanding. I had really noticable acne scars on my jawline, but with this product they have almost completely faded. I absolutely love this product and would absolutely recommend it. The only downside is the price. It works miracles, but it is expensive.
DrKing from USA
This product is absolutely awesome. I pair it with the line correcting overnight cream was amazing results.
B from California
Bought this to help lighten two sun spots on my cheekbone (that aren't very dark but bother me anyway). This did absolutely nothing for them.
Nessa from Crossville, TN
I use this product in my line between my brows and I can tell a definite improvement in my lines! This product is the best I've used!
STLmom from St Louis, MO
I've used a few different retinol products and this one is hands down the best. Even better than some more expensive products. And even though my skin can get annoyed and dried out, this has never irritated it, even with daily use.
That Mom from Florida
If there is one product that I had to choose from that is the holy grail, product of all products... it would be this one. This is one of those products that I happened to stumble upon and saw all the great reviews but was STILL hesitant to buy. But in the end, I ended up falling in love with this whole brand of skincare. It is crazy t me, that this brand isn't as hyped up as it should be. I've heard of philosophy way back when I first discovered All of those trending brands about 15 years ago. For whatever reason though, despite all the rave reviews, I've never purchased anything other than their perfume. And that was twice only. This is such a reasonable price compared to all the products out there that claim to do the same things. My skin is very sensitive to drying/flaking as well and I hardly had any (if at all) sensitivity to this stuff. I remember the moment I fell in love with this retinol (as I'm almost always dissatisfied with results). I was actually thinking about returning this (like I probably do with half the stuff I buy.. because I'm also impatient) but day 5 or 6 of using this product I remember walking past the mirror... I had just given birth about 3 months prior so I was looking and feeling wash out and ran dry.. and I thought to myself "wow I look so healthy and my skin looks amazing right now" then it hit me that I had been using this retinol recently in addition renewed hope in a jar. I went back and bought the vitamin c powder the next day. I used that religiously as well (I just hated adding the powder in though). My skin looked flawless. I attribute most of those results to this retinol though because with the additional vitamin c powder im not sold that I saw much more of a difference. A couple months after running out of this and my skin was back to its dull lifeless def again. Since then, I've bought other brands of retinol or creams, but I have not had those same results. I'm buying this as soon as I'm done writing this review.
Sonia from Sunny southern Missouri
I've not written a review here before, but this is also the first time I've been impressed by a product enough to write one! Started using it about a month ago - and I really wish I had before & after photos to show because it's amazing. I'm 57, and due to good genes I have few wrinkles, but my right cheek had a lot of redness (possibly rosacea), and over all my skin was dealing with huge pores, acne scars, and spots of discoloration. After almost 4 weeks of daily use and a busy schedule, I really wasn't paying attention too much, but then this week took a good look and WOW! the redness on my cheek is nearly gone, pores have shrunk SO much, and I have to hunt to actually find an acne scar. My face has never looked so smooth.... I am thrilled! I use Help Me probably 4-5 nights a week, followed by Anti-wrinkle Miracle Worker Night, and Renewed Hope in a Jar or the Hope in a Jar Tinted in the mornings. Once a week I use the Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel. Please note - I've used the other products for years, but not until I added Help Me did I see such a major difference. I love this product!!!
Morganza from Fort Worth, TX
I have been using this at night and mixing Turbo Booster Vitamin C Powder (also philosophy) into my morning moisturizer or a week. The difference is insane! My dark spots from sun and acne are fading, skin is baby smooth, tighter, and zit free! I looked in my iphone camera today and thought that the "pretty" filter was on.... but it was literally just my skin.
Three Stripes Angel from Long Beach, CA
This product is heaven sent. I'm turning 43, African American, and I have oily/acne skin. I can see the difference in my skin as I'm getting older. I purchased this, and w/ in less than a week I can see a difference. Everything about my skin is what I am getting. Keep in mind, I am a faithful philosophy skin care user. Purity line is my go to for my skin care routine. I added this product to my night time routine and I am a happy camper. It's worth every penny .. it does tend to dry your skin so amp up your day/night time moisturizer..
Paige N from Huntsville, AL
My dermatologist recommended that I start using a retinol in my regime as it helps to reduce acne, sun damage, and wrinkles. I have loved this product so far. I use it at night after I wash my face. I make sure my face is completely dry before applying and let it soak in for a few minutes before moving on to moisturizer.
Brooke from New Jersey
A from USA
I have been using this product for years and it helps keep my face youthful. I use it after I wash my face at night and time, and before my evening moisturizer. Sometimes I have even used it as my evening moisturizer and my skin still remains moisturized.
Renee from St. Louis. MO
This helps my face so much..! Hardly ever get any break outs or
Lovelyy from Humble, tx
I use this every night ! After I started using it for the first time I saw results very fast
Maw from Tucson
I have been using it for over a year now and I am happy with it.
Jan from Boston ,ma
I have used this now for 2 months every morning and at night. There is a unbelievable difference in my skin tone ,softness and wrinkles.
Erin from PA
This is my new holy grail product. I'm just getting around to writing a review now, but I purchased this product on April 9 and by Memorial Day weekend I noticed a HUGE difference in my skin. I suffered from extremely bad breakouts for about a year because of birth control. Once I switched bc and my acne calmed down I then had awful scarring. I was so self conscious about it. I go to the Derm, but couldn't get an appointment and decided to give this a try (being skeptical about it not being a script from my doctor) because I couldn't wait any longer to get a topical. ALL of my scarring and sun spots are gone. I truly can't believe how well this product works and how FAST it works. You NEED this product if you are suffering from acne scarring and/or sun spots. I have extremely sensitive and dry skin. I slowly added it to my routine and now apply almost every other night (when I remember) and have had no issues of it drying out my skin or irritating it.
Ron from orlando
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.
Ki from Indiana9
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!
Reviewer from State College, PA
I love all philosophy products. This product lasts a long time and is worth the price. Great retinol option.
Blondie from Delaware
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!