Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker skincare range

I started out my beauty writing ‘career’ on Beauty Heaven and as a part of their trial team I occasionally get sent products to trial.  It has been a while between trials, but recently I was fortunate to be offered the opportunity to trial the Philosophy Ultimate Miracle worker skincare range which includes a day, night and eye cream.

Having only tried a couple of Philosophy make up items, I was really interested to try their skincare range as I had heard quite a lot about it over the years.

I was really pleased that for this trial we had a month to trial the products because as you know I am really strict about skincare and will only review after I have trialled them for a minimum of a month – preferably 6 weeks.

Philosophy Ultimate miracle skincare review

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-rejuvenating Eye cream $75

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker eye cream

As someone who trials LOTS of different products throughout the course of the year, it can be rare for me to finish a product as there is always another one needing to be tested.

After trialling the Philosophy ultimate miracle worker multi-rejuvenating eye cream I have a strong feeling that this will be in my routine for quite some time.

PRO’S:

  • Texture is thick and luxurious and absorbs well
  • Fragrance is pleasant but not overpowering
  • My fine smile lines and wrinkles around my eyes look softer and slightly plumped
  • Contains SPF15
  • Slight lifting effect noticed
  • Only a small amount is required and I invisage this pot to last at least 4-6 months with daily use based on my usage over the last month

CON’S:

  • The product is housed in a small screw top pot which is the only thing that I don’t like about it. I have never been a fan of product in pots as I feel there is more of a chance of cross contamination due to fingers being used. I chose to use a spatula for all three products in this trial so I didn’t have to put my fingers in the pots. It is an easy fix, but it would have been appreciated if they came with one in the box.
  • No change noticed in my dark circles even though the product claims to help with this. I wasn’t expecting much though as my dark circles are hereditary and are ‘pretty spectacular!’.

I am happy to say that I will be continuing to use this beautiful eye cream until I hit empty which I don’t often do. Well done Philosophy on producing a beautiful eye cream that suits more mature skin. I am impressed.

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-rejuvenating cream SPF15  $88.00

Philosophy Ultimate miracle multi-rejuvenating cream

As a 47 year old woman my skin is in the process of changing. I haven’t hit menopause yet, but I have noticed in the last 12 months that my skin is craving moisture.

I believe that you cannot have beautiful looking makeup without your skin looking and feeling its best so I expect a lot from my skincare.  Unfortunately of the three products that I trialled the day cream is the one that I wasn’t as fond of.

PRO’S:

  • Thick luxurious cream that absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves a lovely base for makeup
  • Works beautifully with every type of makeup I tried.  Cream, mineral powder and liquid foundations all looked fabulous with this cream.
  • No ‘balling up’ when other products layered over the top
  • I like the inclusion of SPF15 however I always apply a dedicated sunscreen rather than rely on built in sunscreens in moisturisers and foundations
  • Great for normal skin

CON’S:

  • Strong floral fragrance that may be offputting to those who are sensitive to fragrance.  I does dissipate quickly once applied though
  • Housed in a 60mL jar without the inclusion of a spatula.  I did use one from another product to avoid cross contamination
  • I have normal to dry skin and I didn’t find this moisturising enough.  On days when I wasn’t wearing makeup I had to reapply as my skin felt dry and parched (particularly in the cheek area).  When wearing makeup I would spritz myself with Uriage thermal water to add the extra hydration I felt I needed.
  • This may be better suited for those with dry skin to use during the warmer months

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-rejuvenating nighttime serum-in-cream $110

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle nightime serum-in-cream

This was the product that intrigued me the most.

The cream is supplied with a separate pouch which contains tiny pink serum beads which you add to the cream, wait 5 minutes and then stir prior to first use.  Once the beads ‘melt’ into the pot you are left with a beautiful pale pink viscous night cream ready for use.

PRO’S:

  • Due to the inclusion of the serum beads this cream I am a huge fan of the consistency of this night cream.  It glides easily onto the skin leaving it feeling silky smooth
  • Reduction in nightime routine due to serum in the cream
  • Product appears to absorb quickly (note the term ‘appears’ – see CON’s)
  • Skin appears more plump immediately after application

CON’S:

  • Product appears to absorb quickly however do not apply onto skin immediately before retiring otherwise you may end up with cream all over your pillowcase as I did.
  • Strong floral fragrance that may be an issue for those with sensitivities
  • Housed in a jar but provided with a spatula – both a pro and a con Smile

Philosophy is available at David Jones stores. Selected range available on davidjones.com.au, adorebeauty.com.au and TVSN.

I have loved trialling the Philosophy Ultimate Miracle range and have continued to use all three products since the trial officially ended.  I have especially enjoyed the eye cream and would consider repurchasing this when I run out however I won’t repurchase the Day cream due to it not being moisturising enough for me.

Have you tried Philosophy products before?  What does your skincare routine look like?

Comments

  1. Trish Drinkwater says

    Great blog and reviews, Kate. I can’t believe how wonderful the night cream is for me!!! I do really like the eye cream too. I gave the day cream to Daughter-in-law, not because it wasn’t hydrating enough but because the fragrance was PROBABLY giving me hay fever – that happens quite often, especially at this time of year so it might have been coincidence, which is why I didn’t mention it in my review. I did use it for the trial time.

    Hope all is well with you. All good here. Take care.
    Trish_D.