Rated 4.55 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Finally my holy grail for Melasma
7 years dealing with Melasma, dark brown patches in forehead and cheeks, 43 year old. Women light skin wearing a hat every time I have to go out to take my kid to the park, ride the bike, swimming, I don't enjoy the sun, I'm scare, I have spend too much money on tratments for my Melasma, Lancome, Hydroquinone, Clinique, Chanel, and the last one was Clarins, nothing works, get lighter at first but once you expose tho the sun, there you go, a brown mask in my face. A Dermatologis was seated next to me in the park and she told me that she use the Booster C. I just thought "well let me try why not? " Oh Lord, just one week and [$]. Seriusly, im not kidding my face looks lighter, my skin texture is glowing and pores free but the mos important thing is the brown patches are clearing and the make up looks so natural, thanks Ulta and Philosophy. Oh, i forgot to say that in the morning I mix it with Bobbi Brown multivitamin base and in the night with Retin A and after my Bobbi brown Extra moisturizer, Love it.
Most Helpful Critical Review For me it was messy
They don't have my skin type so I choose Dry, I am actually very reactive, sensitive and I have rosacea with some dryness. I bought this based on a suggestion from a woman on a posting board I am a member of, I thought "hey this will allow me to use Vitamin C since I can mix it into my moisturizer". Well, while it does do that it is also a very messy process. I have tried mixing this product multiple ways with my PTR moisturizer which is nice but the process is a messy process and I am worried that I don't feel like I can put enough in to notice even a marginal change ( I am scared of putting too much in and bam! bright red and burning). My PTR Cloud Creme is a perfect product to mix this with but I end up wasting it and getting it everywhere. It is on the difficult/frustrating side trying to get the product out of the bottle with the little scoop and mix it effectively. I used it for a week, on the upside, while it didn't really irritate my skin I did notice that I was a tad on the pinker than usual side when I mixed this in with my creme---no burning, no itchy and no pain, just a tad more pink on my cheeks. While this is a really good idea, in theory, it seems to be a problem with implementation (at least for me, I'm not the most patient person in the world). I have decided that I will be returning this to the store. I could probably suggest it as a product to try but with the "this is messy warning". I gave it 3 stars because it is so dadburn difficult to mix well enough to probably do a lot of good unless they find a better way to mix that is not so messy and wasteful. Also, another good thing, no fragrance.
Reviewed by 178 customers I have used Philosophy Power Booster for years
you don't look your age! from IL
I use the Power Booster every morning with Philosophy's, When hope is not enough face serum. I use this first and then I put on my moisturizer. I have been doing this for around 20 years. this combination gives my skin a glow, and keeps my skin soft without wrinkles. My skin has elasticity and the pores of my skin have remain small.
Kitkat from North Carolina
Mixes well with moisturizer
Arob55 from San Antonio, Texas
I've used this product for years and it never disappoints. If I ever take a break I notice an immediate difference in my skin - it's not as bright. I mix it with my daily AM moisturizer before putting on makeup. It honestly gives you natural brightness so much makeup isn't needed.
Best Vitamin C
Jenn from California
I've used other Vitamin C products and I wish I had always just stuck to this one. It mixes great with my Neutrogena Water Gel moisturizer. My skin is looking very good. I recommend it.
Happy I bought this
JJ from Nevada
Been mixing this with my water based moisturizer and it is fabulous. My skin is so soft and already brighter after only two weeks.
Rebecca from Boston ma
I have been using booster c since they came out with it. I mix a regular scoop onto my moisturizer every morning. I absolutely think it makes my skin glow and, makes it more even toned. I can definitely tell if I miss a day. A bottle lasts forever, atleast 2 months
Use this product regularly
Marcy from Long Island, NY
I use this product once or twice a week. It is a powder that you can add to serums, moisturizers to give a boost of Vitamin C to the product. It is quite effective. My skin Has greater clarity, less skin discoloration.
Awesome! I didn't realize how much need it.
Zmom from Nampa, ID 83687
I didn't realize how much I needed this until I ran out! My skin recovers easier & faster. It just looks & reacts better. Amazing stuff!
Beauty product junkie from Mi
I use this product day and night. If I could only buy one prestige beauty item, this would be it. As an adult acne sufferer, this product has been the best at reducing inflammation and helping my skin heal - and I have tried a lot of different products. Just disappointed it to took so long for me to discover this!
Saw results after 1 use !
iwillglowup from Atlanta Georgia
I mixed this in with my night moisturizer and was surprised to find my face noticeably silky smooth ! There was some redness that went away quickly cause mid-day i looked in a mirror and the redness was gone. I will continue to use this every other day or two days cause i have sensitive skin and this product is strong but then you could always put less in your moisturizer 😃
Ray from Michigan
I noticed right away how much brighter my skin looked right away... unfortunately it broke me out so badly!!! i have oily skin but it's not sensitive or acne prone. I only have to use this once to start getting massive, deep pimples:(
Brandie from Missouri
This has been my go to Vitamin C for years. Will continue to purchase. Love it!
Loving so far!
LoulouK from Fountain Valley, CA
I have been using this product for just about a week and I have already seen improvements in my skin. My skin looks brighter and much smoother. I am excited to see what my skin looks like in 30 days.
Arob55 from Texas
Such a great vitamin c powder! I love that you can mix this powder with any moisturizer of your choice and it does a great job of brightening my skin.
I love this product!
Suzy from Phoenix, AZ
I use this in combination with Renewed Hope in a Jar -Dry and it has made brown spots disappear, smoothed my complexion and helped give my skin a younger look. Awesome btw I'm 69 and people say I look in my fifties!
not very user friendly
Kathy from Indianapolis, In
I am curious to see if over time iI see a difference but right now I am not a fan of this product. I have used a vitamin C serum for about a year now and love it. I am a Philosophy fan anyway so why not. I like to just grab and pour or squirt the powder is just not easy to work with.
Not horrible but not amazing.
Emily H. from Columbus, OH
I have been using this product for a little over a month now. I purchased this with the hope that it would help fade some of my acne scarring and hyper pigmentation (though the product does not claim that is what it's for.) Overall I would say the appearance of my skin is slightly brighter and the texture is a bit smoother, though this hasn't changed the appearance of my scars or hyper pigmentation at all. That may change in time as I still have a large amount of product left, but so far, I would say this is just okay and for the price, I might recommend looking for something else.
ADUB from Tuscaloosa, AL
Absolutely love this vitamin C booster. I add it to any of my moisturizer and/or primers with no problem. It really makes a difference in the luminosity of my skin. It helps to brighten and really complements my complexion. MUST HAVE! I'm on my second bottle.
Holy grail to mix in primer
Kmb from Baltmore md
I mix this everyday in my primer, and I love it. My sun spots are gone, face is brighter and even. Love how easy it mixes in my spf primer, I never go a day without it.
Heather from Baltimore MD
This powder is amazing! I use it with my serum in the morning. It dissolves quickly and makes my skin look great.
Help stop wrinkles.
Philosophy Girl from Chicago
philosophy's, Turbo Booster C Powder is the greatest! Use in the morning with the moisturizer or serum of your choice, daily. I've mixed it with Philosophy's, When Hope is not Enough serum, for over 20 years. Turbo Booster C Powder is 99.8 % high potency vitamin C topical oil. I believe it has really helped me from aging. Make sure to follow the directions and start slowly. Philosophy has other vitamin C products, which I've tried but I've always come back to this one, it is the best!
So glad I got this product.
Dmidgie from Eastern PA
I've been using this as per instructions, about 1/2 scoop mixed in my serum every morning..
I already see a difference. I have age spots from spending a lot of time outside. They are noticeably lighter. I've used a few products designed to help age spots and gotten nothing from them. My face has a more youthful appearance in just this short time. Love this stuff!
Arob55 from San Antonio, TX
This stuff is magical! I stopped using it for a few weeks and when I started using is again saw immediate improvement and couldn't believe I ever stopped in the first place. What's nice is you can mix it with whatever moisturizer you want. I mix it with my aveeno spf daily moisturizer in the AM and it gives my skin a nice healthy glow even when I apply makeup on top.
The price is pretty steep but I will say I get a good 5-6 months of use from this one bottle.
New to this brand and liking it
GivensGirl from FLORIDA
I didn't think I was gonna like this product. And I didn't want to spend the money I did on it but I wanted a better quality product. I thought it would be inconvenient blending a powder into my moisturizer daily. It's a great product, easy to use comes with tiny spoon to scoop out the powder. It tingles on the skin initially until you are used to it. It shouldnt burn, butvmay tingle for a moment. Best used with well absorbing and light moisturized with sunscreen.
Better than expected
Ohioangel72 from Tampa fl
I used this a long time ago but decided to try premixed vitamin c formula's. However, I have come back to this and I'm glad I did. It works to firm and lighten dark spots