Daily skincare routine

daily skincare routine || alice / TYPENU

No this is not a sponsored post from Philosophy – I just love them that much.  Read on for my daily skincare routine!

philosophy skincare

Happy Friday peeps!  Welcome to another edition of Friday Afternoon – where I take a break from outfit posts to share about other areas of my life.  This week – skincare!

I first fell in love with Philosophy when I decided to impulse buy the Purity face wash at Sephora after getting sick of always switching cleansers for one reason or another.  I was never one to respect the cleansing step of the skincare routine; I thought any old soap will do, as long as it does the job and cleanses well.  Ladies and gentlemen, I’m here to tell you this facial cleanser literally changed my life and eliminated pretty much all other cleansing steps in my routine.

daily skincare routine || alice / TYPENU

I no longer had to use a make up remover.  My daily look consists of brows, concealer, sometimes foundation blended on my cheeks to cover redness, and my Stila black eyeliner.  This got rid of everything.  On heavier days I will use make up remover, but those are mostly special occasions; and even then I can just soap up twice with this and it’ll remove every trace of make up.  My skin feels clean and tight, never dry.  I no longer had to use a special pore cleanser, Purity does that on its own.  It’s seriously magical and I’ll never use anything else in my life.

I get rough patches of clogged skin and pores once in awhile and it drives me crazy, I have especially large pores around and on my nose.  A salesperson once suggested (what else) the philosophy 2-Step Microdelivery Peel and my god, I never looked back.  This thing keeps my skin smooth for up to a week.  Yes you read that right, a whole week.

daily skincare routine || alice / TYPENU

The 1st step is to message this delicious smelling crystals onto your skin for up to a minute, then you layer on the liquidy step 2 to “activate” the crystals.

daily skincare routine || alice / TYPENU

It warms and forms a little bit of foam, which you can continue to message into the skin for extra exfoliation.  Leave on for 3 minutes and wash off.  Hello smooth and bright skin!  Baby smooth, I’m telling you.  Again, this stuff is pure magic.

At this point I’m pretty curious about their entire line.  I’m usually not huge on brand loyalty; I like to cherry pick and use whatever works best.  A couple years ago when I lived in Ohio, my poor face was getting wrecked from the weather and office air con all season long.  I tried all sorts of moisturizers.  It got to the point where an hour after I arrive at the office, dry flakes would appear on my cheeks.  Forget about foundation!  I finally decided to shell out money for the Hope in a Jar Dry, and again, life changing.

daily skincare routine || alice / TYPENU

It kept the dry flakes away all day, and the best part, it absorbed well enough to not feel greasy.  Make up went over it flawlessly.  I’m in love.  I ended up getting the SPF version as well for daytime, and used the regular one at night.

Naturally a few months ago when I was hunting for some eye moisturizer, I went with Time in a Bottle for Eyes.  Okay, I’ll admit that maybe I have a little bit of brand loyalty for philosophy by now.

daily skincare routine || alice / TYPENU

I’m naturally quite skeptical about anti-wrinkle skincare, and there was no magic here as I expected.  It absorbs freakishly quick though which I love in the mornings, and I dab on some Hope in a Jar over it.  It keeps my under eye area looking supple.

Recently all the stars aligned and I was running out of all the above at the same time, so I scored the cleanse, refine, & renew kit which has a full size Purity and Hope in a jar along with a smaller size of the Microdelivery Peel.  For $75 it’s an amazing deal.

daily skincare routine || alice / TYPENU

philosophy cleanse, refine & renew kit // philosophy Purity // philosophy Microdelivery Peel // philosophy Hope in a Jar // philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 30 // philosophy Time in a Bottle for Eyes

And the best part? philosophy is having a Friends and Family 30% off sale on the website and Nordstrom price matches!!

Have you ever tried any products from philosophy?  Let me know if you have a favorite skincare brand!

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  • oooh thanks for the rec 🙂

  • Hahaha. The peel only takes like 4 minutes max, it’s not bad I promise!

  • That peel is seriously amazing – they used to sell the smaller size on its own in stores so you didn’t need to sink like $100 for the full size but I only see them online now; I’d try give that a try!

  • I use their skin care line as well! So good.

    XO, Jessi

  • I’ll have to look into these products! They look great!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • If a non-sponsored post was this positive about a brand, it must be something! I haven’t actually ever tried Philosophy products before, but now I might just give them a shot. I’m especially intrigued by that 2-step peel system — my pores get clogged sooooooo easily.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Sampada | Sampz and Such

  • for someone that never takes care of their skin, this seems like a huge amount of things to do to have smooth baby ass skin XD

    Paper Milk Blog


    Oooo never tried these products, but you have me intrigued! Thanks for sharing

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  • love Philosophy products, and always enjoyed reading a non sponsored skincare routine. thanks for sharing your honest thoughts with us!

    xx Melis

  • Taylor Smith

    Okay, now I need to try the philosophy products!

  • That’s great that you’ve found a routine perfect for your skin!

  • I absolutely adore philosophy. That time in a bottle for eyes sounds perfection, especially for these constantly tired eyes. Great post!


  • Try the Hope in a Jar Dry; it really helped my dry skin!

  • I am obsessed with Philosophy! I especially love their perfumes.

    Dakota D.
    IG: @missdsquared413

  • I haven’t tried anything from them but they sure sounds amazing! I’m going to give a look for sure 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • Trang Do

    Sounds like great products! Love your skin care routine!

    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Love Philosophy! Their products are great! xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

  • Ok good to know! Yeah I actually do this in the shower, so my face is damp from just washing it. Works out well but I think I’m using too much product at once. Oh well!

  • Such good products! thanks for sharing

  • Alanda Ware-Thomson

    I love reading posts like this to find out about new products, I must try these



  • Violette

    Looks really nice! I should give a try!


  • I’ve heard so many good things about Purity! I need to finally try it haha. Great review!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

  • I’ve never used Philosophy products. I have really dry skin and should give them a try! Thanks for sharing your review!

    Doused In Pink

  • Philosophy really does have some amazing skincar products – Purity is one of my faves!


  • Ask Sephora to make you a sample of any of their products! ;D

  • Can always get a sample from Sephora!

  • Thanks Amy! 😉

  • I’m sure you’re doing it right; I experience the same thing!

    I scoop out the amount of crystals I think I’ll use and put it on my left hand while I apply it with my right. They say to apply to a clean dry face but I find that a little dampness really help spread the crystals SO much better without hurting your skin! I don’t feel like it needs to be a thick layer, but I do think the amount of crystals affect the warming and foam up. And yes I apply the crystals in sections – cheeks, forehead, nose, chin and spread out.

    I do the same thing with step 2; I’ll squeeze out maybe less than a quarter size amount and apply it with 2 fingers, dabbing onto sections and spread out. Depending on how well I spread the crystals some areas definitely foam and warm more than others!

  • This sounds like such a great skincare routine, I’ve never tried any products from Philosophy but hey all seem so lovely! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • I absolutely love the peel! It doesn’t cause redness like other peels I’ve tried and it DOES make skin SO smooth. I also used Hope in a Jar, but in the wintertime!

    Question: how do you apply the peel? Do you do it in sections? I tend to do step 2 all at one time and find that some areas of my face don’t “warm” and foam up- so I’m wondering if I’m doing it right.

    Style Tomes

  • Naďa Černá

    great routine ! I love it 🙂

  • Taylor

    Love Philosophy!
    Haven’t tried any of these ones though, definitely will have to!

  • I use the cleanser, and love it!!

  • I have never tried Philosophy products! Always heard amazing things though 🙂 That kit looks quite tempting! Such a great steal


  • I love Philosophy products – definitely need to check these out!
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

  • I haven´t tried anything by this brand but it looks amazing! ♡

    Soaphoria Body suflé English breakfast ♡

  • I haven’t tried any of the Philosophy range yet, but I’m so tempted!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • You have pretty skin! I haven’t used Philosophy, but these sound great.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    This skincare from Philosophy sounds so great – I will definitively try it out 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  • I don’t use Philosophy products often, but I may have to start now! The Microdelivery Peel sounds great!


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