My "Philosophy" on Skincare
It’s been said many times that beauty is only skin-deep. No matter how you slice it, if you plan on aging gracefully, it is necessary to take care of your skin. When I was a junior in high school I had a fun but crazy Fine Arts teacher who told us repeatedly that the one thing she learned in life was to moisturize. While I can no longer remember specific works from the Rococo period, the suggestion to moisturize is one that stayed with me, and the bigger message of taking care of my skin managed to register as well.
I figured that since I am a skincare enthusiast (if such a thing exists!) I would share with you some products from one of my favorite lines, Philosophy.
First up, I am a huge fan of their facial cleanser, called Purity. It has a very slight scent, and doesn’t really lather, but I love the way my face feels after using it. I think it is a very gentle cleanser - it doesn’t make my skin feel tight and pulled, just clean.
One of my other absolute favorites is the facial moisturizer, Hope in a Jar. In their description of the product, Philosophy says that they hope to help women to attain makeup-optional skin, and I’m all for that! I first bought Hope In A Jar after Oprah included it on her “favorite things” show a couple of years back, and have been hooked ever since!
And the last product that I am extremely fond of is the “When Hope Is Not Enough” Serum. (Such clever names, right?) For the mornings when hope actually isn’t enough for me – which is more often than I’d care to admit – this awesome moisturizing and firming serum gives me a little extra oomph under my moisturizer. A bit pricey for a 1 oz bottle, but well worth it!