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 Worker Multi-rejuvenating Eye cream $75
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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
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?