Everyone wants flawless skin and a skincare regime is important to help achieve that. Okay, probably there isn’t such thing as flawless skin, but we certainly do want to get as close as we can to that! Philosophy has just introduced a new 2-step leave-on peel to their line that claims to help improve key signs of visible skin aging: wrinkles, loss of firmness and enlarged pores.
Philosophy describes the set to be a combination of the micro-exfoliation of a peel with the restorative benefits of an overnight sleep mask, virtually eliminating the potential for irritation. Gentle yet effective enough for both longtime peel loyalists and first-time users, 100% of women tested found the microdelivery overnight anti-aging peel to be gentle on their skin.
The set includes 3 main products; an alpha/ beta hydroxy acid leave-on peel solution (step 1), 24 facial cotton pads and a youth-extending night gel (step 2). Unlike other kinds of peels, this is a leave-on regime that is both easy and convenient for everyone.
STEP 1: ALPHA/ BETA HYDROXY ACID LEAVE-ON PEEL SOLUTION
The 1st step to using this peel is to wipe the solution all over your face. The set supplies you with facial cotton pads so you require no additional products and are immediately ready for your peel. Squeeze some of the Alpha/ Beta Hydroxy Acid solution on 1 cotton pad and simply wipe your face with it as though you are using a toner. Just be careful not to get too close to your eyes.
“a unique leave-on solution to refine skin featuring gold standard glycolic acid and professional grade lactic acid, to gently warm skin on contact and help open pores while encouraging skin micro-exfoliation. the leave-on peel solution creates a pathway to allow skin to receive restoring benefits of the youth extending night gel.” – Philosophy
Also, just note that it may sting if you have open wounds. I had an open wound on my chin from a pimple and it hurts very much so when I applied this. However, the sting subsides after a while, especially after I applied step 2.
INGREDIENTS & THEIR FUNCTIONS (STEP 1):
Glycolic Acid – The gold standard of aha’s due to its small size, allowing it to act faster and deeper within skin to accelerate the cell renewal process of the skin that naturally slows with age, promoting exfoliation of dead skin cells and revealing fresh new cells.
Lactic Acid – A pharmaceutical grade level aha known to accelerate the cell renewal process of the skin that naturally slows with age with less irritation.
Salicylic Acid – Beta hydroxy acid is known to gently accelerate the cell renewal process of the skin for clearer skin.
STEP 2: YOUTH-EXTENDING NIGHT GEL
After step 1, proceed to step 2 which is a youth-extending night gel. The consistency of this gel is really special and reminds me of jelly. Thus, it may be a little more difficult to get it out of the jar. The product slides off my finger a couple of times so you have to be careful about it. Also, what’s interesting is that no matter how much you mess it up within the jar, the next time you open it, you’ll see that the surface has returned to a smooth flat state. Pretty cool!
“an innovative, cucumber-scented memory gel texture applied over step 1 peel solution, formulated with skin-strengthening natural echinacea, anti-aging peptides, anti-irritants oat extract and bisabolol to help cool, soothe and comfort skin with deep hydration.” – Philosophy
INGREDIENTS & THEIR FUNCTIONS (STEP 1):
Chinacea – 100% natural extract with powerful antioxidant and soothing properties that improve sirtuin production. sirtuins, also called longevity proteins, decline with age and help the skin cell defense system, prolonging the life of healthy skin cells and activating skin regeneration to counteract visible signs of aging.
Bisabolol – An anti-irritant which counteracts irritation induced inside the skin.
Oat Kernel Extract – Anti-irritant; helps to reduce potential irritation from aha’s.
Iomimetic Peptides – Association of potent biomimetic peptides with anti-aging activity, contributing to skin regeneration.
So now that you know what Philosophy’s new Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel is all about and what it does, how do we incorporate the system within your skincare regime? Should we use it after my moisturizer or before? It says 2-3 times a week but do we use it in the morning or at night?
Well, it’s really simple.
The team at Philosophy has designed an easy 3-step process to help make things easier. Use it after cleansing and before serums and moisturizers.
STEP 1: CLEANSE | Purity Made Simple (SGD$34; 240ML) – 1 step facial cleanser
STEP 2A: PEEL | Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel (SGD$129) – 2 to 3 times a week (evenings)
STEP 2B: PEEL | Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel (SGD$129) – 2 to 3 times a week (evenings)
STEP 3A: TREAT | Brighten My Day (SGD$90) – All over skin perfecting brightening essence
STEP 3B: TREAT | Renewed Hope in a Jar (SGD$62) – Refreshing & refining moisturizer
GIVEAWAY – 5 LUCKY WINNERS!
To get you started on Philosophy’s easy 3-step skincare regime, I have 5 sets of Purity Made Simple cleanser and Renewed Hope in a Jar moisturizer (worth SGD$96!) to giveaway!
NOTE: Winners must reside in Singapore and would need to collect the products at Sephora Ion between 8th to 28th October 2015.
JOIN BELOW and GOOD LUCK!