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Would I Repurchase? philosophy all stars

As seen in Cave Shepherd, Broad Street. 

I'm sure I've said this before but I gotta say it again, kits/sets are a great way to try products from a line that you're not familiar with. philosophy (they don't use capitals) products are often mentioned by numerous vloggers so when I saw the display late last year in Cave Shepherd I was excited.

At the that time, I hadn't done much research on the brand but I knew I had to get purity made simplepurity, as it's more widely known, is a 3-in-1 cleanser that was all the rage on YouTube. People use it on their face and/or their makeup brushes. The size available in the kit is 2 fl. oz. The regular size is 8 fl. oz.


As seen in Cave Shepherd, Broad Street. 

Ingredients: "-Sodium Lauroamphoacetate: Acts as a mild surfactant that gently cleanses the skin without irritation or residue. -Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Lightly hydrates the skin leaving the skin comfortable, not pulled or tight.
-Sodium Trideceth Sulfate: Pulls dirt, debris, and makeup from the skin and dissolves them.
-Twelve-Essential Oil Blend (Including Rosewood, Sandalwood, Sage): Helps soften, soothe, and rejuvenate the skin.

Water, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Coconut Alcohol, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Guaiac (Guaiacum Officinale) Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Rosa Damascena Extract, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Extract, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140)"
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Of late, there has been much ado about why this is named purity when it has in some not-so-good ingredients. If that sortta thing doesn't matter to you let's carry on.

Of the items in the kit this is the one I used the fastest. It worked well in combination with my Clarisonic Mia 2 but I feel like I need a bigger size to really judge its effectiveness (as opposed to others). The jury is still out on if I'm gonna part with $51BDS - rounding up since dis new odd cent abolishment - though. (The 8 oz. retails for $23USD Sephora.com so the price is kindda comparative; even better if you're shopping duty free)

when hope is not enough is a "hydrating antioxidant serum". You get 1 fl. oz in this set which is the full size. Sephora.com has it for $43USD.

As seen in Cave Shepherd, Broad Street. 

Ingredients: "Glutathione: Offers antioxidant power helping to support the function of vitamins C and E to protect skin against environmental damage.
-Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate (Combination of Vitamin C and E): Offers antioxidant power that helps brighten the skin and helps protect against environmental attack.
-Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 (Amino-Acid Combination): Helps rebuild the skin's support structure; improves skin's firmness and elasticity while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
-Sodium Hyaluronate: Powerfully hydrates and soothes the skin.
-Chaparral Extract: Helps reduce excess hair growth.

Water (Aqua), Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Pentylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Glutathione, Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate, Larrea Divaricata (Chaparral) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Carbomer, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylbromo Glutaronitrile, Fragrance, Tetrasodium Edta"
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This product comes in a dark brown glass bottle and is dispensed via a dropper. Packaging is essential for these types of products since sunlight and air can destabilize the ingredients. Vitamin C is VERY touchous. It has a light consistency that absorbs easily. The only thing I don't like about this product is the fragrance. I think it's a serum that any skin type can use. I haven't used it long enough to see any long term benefits, I'm still using up my Lancome Visionnaire, but the instantaneous one is that my skin does feel more nourished. I wanna know why the miracle ingredient they're raving about, glutathione, is all down at number 10 on the ingredients list though.

hope in a jar is described as a "high performance moisturizer for all skin types". The set contains a 2 fl. oz. jar which costs $42USD online. I think that's the biggest size available in Cave Shepherd but Sephora does have a 4 fl. oz. size for $67USD.

As seen in Cave Shepherd, Broad Street. 

When I looked into the container I figured that thick consistency and dis heat in Bim din gine add up so I passed in on to Jaclyn who lives in Toronto. Talk about opposite skin colour, type (for the most part) and conditions. Perfect beauty product trial companion. She absolutely loves it and has since repurchased. She did note however, that she prefers to use it in the winter only. So that kindda dispels their all skin types claim since we both are acne prone, hence we avoid potentially pore clogging products. Of course, this product claims to be lightweight...still I wasn't risking it.

Ingredients: "Water, Lauryl Lactate, Behenic Acid, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Behenyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Retinyl Palmitate, Arginine, Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Beta-Glucan, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea".

You can check out philosophy's video on this product here.

Before I knew the individual prices of these items I wouldda said you could pass on this set but now I know it's a great value IF you think the serum and moisturizer could benefit you. Paying the duty paid local price you save $48.75 (set vs. individual products). I would even recommend that you get together with two other interest friends to split the cost and product before committing to the full sizes.

Have you tried anything from philosophy? Their body washes look so good!

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