I’ve been hoping for it to happen ever since last year beauty giant Coty announced they had acquired the company, and now the time has finally come. Philosophy is coming to the Low Countries and I couldn’t be more thrilled!
Philosophy was created back in 1996 by Cristina Carlino, business woman in skincare and visionary with over 30 years of experience, who worked with the world’s leading dermatologists. Her vision was to change the lives of women by bridging the gap between the doctor’s office and the store. She wanted to give women all over the world access to leading skincare technologies, that offered actual results. The mission for her brand was simple; be the best at every category by innovation and authentic ideas. She committed to offer women products that inspired them to have a better life by taking better care of themselves. This is the reason why all products carry an inspiring message to create a mental, physical and spiritual approach of beauty. Cristina strongly believes that only by combining these 3 elements, the best results can be achieved, both on the inside and the outside. A marketing strategy like no other, but definitely a refreshing one.
Skin care, Bath & body and Fragrances
Below I’ve put some products in the spotlight, together with their general qualities and prices. But there’s still much more to discover, so don’t hesitate to ask for more info in the comments or in your local Ici Paris XL. I’ve also received a couple of products to try out so you can expect a full report on them soon!
Purity one-step facial cleanser 240 ml € 20,50 ; mineral oil-free facial cleansing oil 180 ml € 20,50
The microdelivery range was developed to exfoliate the face and gives all skin types a boost of freshness and radiance. The Micro-massage exfoliating wash (240 ml € 25,50) is an exfoliating facial cleanser developed to cleanse the skin effectively and renew it. The Microdelivery Peel (€ 70,95) is a two-step peeling created to rejuvenate the sun-damaged, pigmented and older skin.
Originally designed for the medical market to use after a chemical peeling, Hope in a jar (60 ml € 40,50) helps calm the irritated or sensitive skin down. The Eye Hope (15 ml € 40,50) advanced anti-Ageing eye cream improves puffiness, dark circles & lines around the eyes after 6 weeks.
The Miracle worker anti-ageing line is Philosophy’s latest development to offer a smooth, radiant, fresh and ageless skin. The range consists of multifunctional products designed to counter the most common signs of ageing. The Miraculous anti-ageing retinoid pads (€ 70,95) support the natural level of collagen in order to boost the cell renewal. The anti-ageing concentrate (30 ml € 50,45) on the other hand enhances the elasticity of the skin and camouflages the signs of premature ageing.
Philosophy’s bath and body products are developed to make your life easier in order to boost your daily life with a lot of fun and happiness. Therefore, the shower gels both serve as a shampoo and bubble bath while taking good care of your thirsty skin.
> ‘field of flowers’ collection smells like the flourishing fields from our childhood
> ‘be somebody’ collection contains serene scents like green tea and waterlily
> ‘recipes and drinks’ collection (pic above) has actual recipes printed on the packaging
body lotion € 40,50 ; shampoo bubble bath & shower gel in 1 € 17,50
Philosophy fragrances are clear, feminine and familiar. They’re so subtle they mix with the individual scent. The current fragrances available are amazing grace, inner grace, pure grace and eternal grace. Each line offers either an eau de toilette or eau de parfum, a firming body emulsion and a perfumed shampoo, bath and shower gel (in one).
Eau de toilette/parfum € 40,50 ; firming body emulsion € 40,50 ; perfumed shampoo, bath and shower gel € 20,50
You’re going to have to wait just a little while longer to be able to spot Philosophy in stores (some stores carry the line since this week), but the impatient ones can already shop their heart out at the Ici Paris XL eshop!