Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review On the fence
I was a loyal user of the old Miracle Worker retinol pads and loved it! It appears you can now only get this new formula so I gave it a try. My main complaint was the pads! The old pads were fine but these new ones are so flimsy and hard to use! They just roll right up and it's difficult to keep them straight! I also noticed a previous poster said her skin started getting dry and flaky. I noticed that too-but thought I was coming down with some other skin condition. Now I am wondering if it's from the new formula! So this is why I am on the fence about it. Please Philosophy-at least go back to the old pads!!!!!!
Most Helpful Critical Review new formula
I have used the old formula of the miracle worker pads for several years. I loved the formula and also the pads. I used them every night without any problems and I did have good results with fine lines and wrinkles diminishing.
I was eager to try the new pads. Sadly I am not sure that I would recommend them and may have to discontinue them myself. The pads themselves are smaller, thinner and kind of roll up when you use them.
Also the new formula is very strong. I am only able to use them about 1-2 times a week. It leaves my skin very dry in patches that flake badly and make it difficult to wear makeup without seeing those dry patches. I have used retinol for years, I am 52 and have never had sensitive skin. I have never had this experience with the other formula and/or any other retinol products.
I hope that with continued use it will get better. Is anyone experiencing the same issues?.
Reviewed by 988 customers Wanted to like this, but it just didn't work
Natalia from Los Angeles
This lotion has a super luxurious feeling. It definitely has a fragrance, but I liked it, so I didn't mind. I had to be careful with how much I put on, because this lotion could quickly make my face greasy. I have pretty dry skin, so this was a surprise. I also don't know if it ever felt like this lotion truly absorbed. I was willing to deal with that part, but the dealbreaker for me was how this product pills under any other product. I've tried it under BB cream, regular foundation, tinted sunscreen, and it pilled under every single one. It's really disappointing because I wanted to love this product, but it just doesn't work for my skin.
Retinol pads review
P from TN
Pads are expensive but worth it in my opinion. They are very effective!! Not irritating and my skin is smoother and glowing. Use 3x / week at night. Love the application, much easier than a thick cream. Don't notice any fragrance. Make sure to moisturize and use spf!
I love this product. I'm over 65 and this is a great product
Pat from New Port Richey, FL
Its very light but mosturizes very well and looks very natural.
Love love love
Patti from Exton Pa
I love this product it's the best!
Test I would definitely purchase this. Love the combined ret
Smart beauty shopper from Appleton, Wi
Love shopping at ulta . The day purchase the philosophy rep was in store. Understands client needs and very smart bout ingredients! Always a pleasure to speak to her!
I would buy this again
Cindy from Texas
Well let me tell ya I'm not one to believe that a cream could work miracles but whatever is in this cream really does work. After a week I do see that my pores are smaller n skin feels great. Now yes it did my my face a bit oily and do not wear makeup on top of it. But once I rinse my face with water I'm good to go with makeup..
Not noticing any improvements yet
Eirracj from Holland, MI
I have been using this about a week and a half and have noticed no difference yet. I will keep using it and see if there is any improvements
I use it everyday
Fisher from Midwest City, OK
Use it every morning
Would NOT buy again
Lori from Florida
Very cheaply made pads! Won't buy again
not for me
Robin from enid ok
This product did absolutely nothing at all for my skin. Definitely not soft not smooth. It was better wearing nothing at all. This made my shin rough. I will never buy this or any of this brand name again.
Jelly from Bakersfield
Worst cream I have ever tried the smell is strong made my eyes cry everytime I wore it had to stop using it
Lora m from Washington state
Very moisturizing and keeps me that way. Doesn't get greasy or pill, and doesn't irritate my dry skin. I love that it has SPF in it.
I use Olay spf 15 on the days I don't use this and there's such a noticeable difference in how good my skin looks with this VS olay
Helps my skin almost immediately
JEO73 from Ohio
First, it appears to me that most of the reviews listed here are for a different product. I am reviewing the retinol pads, not a moisturizer from the same line. The retinol pads are AMAZING for my skin. (They do NOT have SPF. In fact, the directions say to be careful in the sun after using this.) I am 47, and I have fairly normal skin, but some oiliness in my t-zone. I don't have a lot of lines or wrinkles for my age, but I would like to avoid them too. One of my biggest issues is breakouts (stress/hormone related) on my chin. I used an older version of these pads about 4 years ago, and my skin was the best it has ever been, but I stopped using them because I got pregnant. Recently, I had a severe breakout on my chin, so I decided to try them again. After ONE night, I could see improvement, and after a few days, my face is so much better. Besides helping with the breakout, my skin tone is overall clearer and more even too. These may not be for every skin type, and I don't have particularly sensitive skin, so I can't speak for that. However, they work great for me! This product is expensive, but I cut the pads in half to make it last longer, and it seems to be enough for me. This product is definitely worth a try!
I love this!
Alexis from NJ
I use this as my daytime moisturizer. It goes on nicely. It's not sticky or heavy. I love that it has SPF but doesn't smell like a sunscreen lotion as some others with SPF do. This has a very light hint of fragrance that is pleasant & not irritating as I do have sensitive skin. My skin feels hydrated & has a glow. I brought a small one to try first, it last awhile and feel like I don't need the larger one that's more expensive. I love this & will buy it again.
One of the worst
Kjburns from Pittsburgh
I asked for the best aging moisturizer and this was suggested. After application your skin feels dry and not smooth for foundation application. Do not recommend.
This is amazing
Sjh39 from NY
I have very sensitive skin that breaks out if I try to use most products with sunscreen in them. This is my go to for summer and all year round. Must have. It's expensive but an investment in your skin is worth it!
Love this moisturizer
Ann previous skin ca from Mendota,Il
I use as daily moisturizer. I love the added sunscreen!
Ronda from Lewiston, ID
I use this moisturizer every morning after cleansing my face with philosophy's Purity!
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
MIMI from South Carolina
USE IT EVERYDAY AND LOVE THAT IS SPF30
This truly is the best SPF/moisturizer
ahewitt from West Palm Beach, Florida
I have the hardest time understanding why people don't like this product or give it bad reviews. Either they're complaining that it pills under make up (no where in this product description does it state this can be worn under make up) or people are sensitive to some ingredient in the moisturizer which is unfortunate. I have used this product for 2 consecutive years and will be purchasing my 3rd jar soon. I DO NOT wear this under make up and wear it alone. I can vouch that this moisturizer does what it says it does: it moisturizes my skin and improves my appearance/texture of my skin (I started noticing improvement in my in about 3-4 months after using CONSECUTIVELY). My other favorite part is that it smells very nice (no heavy SPF scent) and does not leave a white film on my face like a lot of other competitors do. I feel crazy spending this kind of money on an SPF/moisturizer but it really is that good.
Ms Ann from Greenville NC
I love how it has sun protection in it
Becks from Chicago
Love this very hydrating made my skin clear up.
Super effective for older skin with age spots/wrinkles
MelissaMc1 from Colorado
I use every other night on my face, neck and backs of my hands. My age spots have either faded or are gone. My skin is brighter and clearer. I love the formula with oil because it hydrates well and is fully absorbed in less than ten minutes.
Will continue to use product—Undecided about Ulta Shipping
Lisa from Reno, NV.
I like the texture of the cream
Sara from La Quinta, Ca
So far I like the product.