Product Du Jour: Philosophy's Help Me Retinol Treatment


A few years ago I decided to change the way I looked at my face. I realized that instead of using more makeup to coverup imperfections I really needed to take care of my skin from the inside. From that point on surface solutions were out the window. I haven't used concealer since 2009 and only wear a light tinted moisturizer thanks to my favorite retinol treatment ever, Help Me by Philosophy.

Pros
Using this product nightly or every other night will transform your skin. Within weeks you will notice a drastic improvement in fine lines, have much smoother, brighter skin and a more even skin tone. I was very happy to discover this product before my NYC nightlife aged it more than it had and was able to reverse the damage.

Cons
If you have sensitive skin you'll have to use a teeny amount to start and build your way up. You'll also always want to wear a daily moisturizer with an SPF 30+ to avoid sensitivity.

The price for this product can be a bit scary for some but I strongly believe that we need to take care of our skin, no matter the cost, before it's too late. It's so much better, easier and cheaper to delay signs of aging or an unhealthy lifestyle than it is to try to reverse it once it's in full swing. Having said that I've found that the full size of Help Me is always the same size as the standalone when it's included in a skin care kit. So if you purchase Philosophy's Makeup Optional Skin Kit for $72 you not only get the best retinol treatment that lasts months but will also have a full sized bottle of their gentle Purity Made Simple cleanser, Hope in a Jar moisturizer and Eye Hope which is their highly rated eye cream.

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