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help me retinol night treatment 1.05 oz (30 g)

philosophy: help me help myself, so that i may help others.

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philosophy®: help me help myself, so that i may help others.

help me is a nighttime retinol treatment that targets large pores, discoloration, and fine lines. help me contains time-released retinol to help keep pores clean, minimize fine lines, and improve skin discoloration. the retinol in help me is encapsulated in microsponge technology, which keeps the retinol stable in the cream, while allowing it to be released into the skin gradually, resulting in less irritation.

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Water, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Emulsifying Wax, Glycerin, C10 30 Cholesterol/Lanesterol Esters, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Retinal, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Acrylates Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, PEG 10 Soy Sterol, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Bisabolol (L-Alpha), BHT

apply a small amount to clean, dry, skin in the evening before bedtime. keep away from eye and lip area. use in p.m. only!

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philosophy help me retinol night treatment, 1.05 oz
 
4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Improves skin texture (23)
  • Noticeable results (21)
  • Evens out skin tone (18)
  • Minimizes wrinkles (18)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Fine lines (23)
  • Oily/combination skin (14)
  • Sun damage (7)
  • Deep wrinkles (4)
  • Adult acne (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (23), Budget shopper (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Makes a difference!

I've used retinol in high concentrations from the dermatologist before and it met with disasterous results. This cream, while having a decent % of retinol, does not dry out or irritate my skin at...Read complete review

I've used retinol in high concentrations from the dermatologist before and it met with disasterous results. This cream, while having a decent % of retinol, does not dry out or irritate my skin at all. After about 3 weeks of continued use (except on nights after microdermabrasion or peels) I could not believe the difference in my pore size and skin texture. Just really amazed me. I strongly suggest using a moisturizer with this product and only use at night. Will continue to use faithfully.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as great as expected

I purchased this after reading reviews on a few different websites. I've been using it for over a month now and my acne is much worse than when I began using this product. I ...Read complete review

I purchased this after reading reviews on a few different websites. I've been using it for over a month now and my acne is much worse than when I began using this product. I have also seen no difference in the fine lines and pores on my face.

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4.0

very absorbent

By haokaren

from diamond bar, ca

describe yourself Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about philosophy help me retinol night treatment, 1.05 oz:

    not sure about how effective this is, but this sure is very absorbent.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination

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    5.0

    Awesome retinol treatment!

    By pwnybeads

    from Texas

    describe yourself Minimalist

    Pros

    • Clears Pores
    • Helps With Adult Acne
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Reduces fine lines

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Nighttime
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about philosophy help me retinol night treatment, 1.05 oz:

    First, let me address those who complain about having breakouts after first starting to use this product. When you start using a retinol treatment, this is a common reaction. Retinol helps to purge your skin of impurities, which it does by causing cell turnover to speed up and increase. This will very often result in your skin breaking out at first in a very major way. After a few weeks of daily use, however, this will stop if you can tolerate the product, and if you are taking proper care of your skin. You simply have to tough it out and let the product do its job.

    I've been using Help Me Retinol for about 3 weeks now. I'm still in the breakout phase, however I have seen a major reduction in my laugh lines (fine creases around my mouth). They've all but disappeared already, which makes me exceedingly happy! The only negative I have to say about this product is that it does have a slight odor that is unpleasant, and my fiance has commented that if he kisses my face after I've put it on, it makes his lips taste horrible.

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily

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    5.0

    Rejuvenating

    By Norcal

    from SF Bay Area

    describe yourself Brand Buyer

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Evens Out Skin Tone
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Noticeable Results

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fine Lines

      Comments about philosophy help me retinol night treatment, 1.05 oz:

      I read the reviews and decided to give this product a try. I use it after washing my face at night, before a night cream. I'd been using just the night cream, but the addition of this underneath has improved the texture and feel of my skin significantly.

      I've used other Philosophy products and tend to pick and choose among the skin care line. This one appears to be a keeper.

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      5.0

      Great Stuff

      By Nefaerious

      from Reno,NV

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      Pros

      • Evens Out Skin Tone
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Minimizes Wrinkles
      • Noticeable Results

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fine Lines

        Comments about philosophy help me retinol night treatment, 1.05 oz:

        This stuff makes my skin even and smooth. Works better than other, more expensive products I have used.

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        3.0

        so far so good

        By clw67

        from de pere, wi

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Skin Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fine Lines

          Comments about philosophy help me retinol night treatment, 1.05 oz:

          I have only been using this product for a few weeks. I started very slowly like the company recommends. It is not helping with my oily/acne prone face but it is improving the texture of my skin. I notice my skin is softer. I am noticing a very small difference with my fine lines but I am sure I need to use it longer before I see more of a difference. I will continue to use this product. I was really hoping it would help control oil but I think I might need a doctor's prescription for a stronger strength. I am 45 years old with very oily/acne prone and aging skin.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pores are smaller and haven't broken out

          By AZ Beauty Junkie

          from Mesa AZ

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Evens Out Skin Tone
          • Improves Skin Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fine Lines
            • Oily/Combination Skin

            Comments about philosophy help me retinol night treatment, 1.05 oz:

            Am using product for almost a week. Skin is much smoother and pores smaller. Haven't really noticed any wrinkle reduction yet, but I think that's too soon. Was battling with adult breakout and haven't had any since I started with this product.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It's a wonderful product

            By kcali

            from berkeley, CA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Evens Out Skin Tone
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Minimizes Wrinkles
            • Noticeable Results

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Deep Wrinkles
              • Dry/Chapped Skin
              • Fine Lines
              • Spots of various kind
              • Sun Damage

              Comments about philosophy help me retinol night treatment, 1.05 oz:

              Use it every other night, and ladies, if it's drying to you, you can put moisturizer on top. I wash my face, apply the Help Me, watch a little tv, and then about an hour or two later put moisturizer on top of it (when hope is not enough) and go to bed. Voila, great treatment.
              This is really wonderful and I wish I'd tried it sooner. I have some stubborn spots not even the dermatoligist was sure what to do with. Using this for a couple weeks, they are gone.
              I have mature skin, dry and roscea on cheeks, and uneven. But not any more. I will continue to purchase this product.

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              1.0

              Too harsh

              By busymomof2

              from San Clemente, CA

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin
                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about philosophy help me retinol night treatment, 1.05 oz:

                  My skin is not sensitive at all. However after using this product a few time it became really irrateted and dry. I would not recommend this product. There are other retinol products out there that do the job and are not as harsh on your skin.

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                  5.0

                  very good product

                  By Nancoise

                  from Bellingham, WA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Noticeable Results

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fine Lines
                    • Oily/Combination Skin

                    Comments about philosophy help me retinol night treatment, 1.05 oz:

                    I noticed results in one or two applications: smaller pores, minimized fine lines, skin looks brighter and clearer. I have oily skin, am 47, with a bit of sun damage. Only con is that I noticed some tenderness in the skin around my eyes when touching or rubbing it a day after use. I use this product about 4 or 5 nights a week before bed and am totally satisfied, and I would not normally pay so much for a skin product. I gifted a tube to my mom (age 69) and she likes it but finds it too drying in winter--so beware of that if you have dry skin.

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                    4.0

                    So far love it!

                    By AnnalisaI

                    from Chicago, IL

                    describe yourself Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Minimizes Wrinkles

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Deep Wrinkles
                      • Fine Lines

                      Comments about philosophy help me retinol night treatment, 1.05 oz:

                      I love it so far. I use it at night. I see a difference, but it hasn't been that long. I look forward to continuing to use this product.

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