Philosophy Back to Nurture Replenishment | Review

I first discovered the Philosophy brand in college completely by accident. I was unhappy with my drugstore facial cleanser and had gone to an even at Nordstrom with a friend. My friend raved about the brand so I decided to splurge and give it a try. I fell in love with the purity cleanser. It’s absolutely amazing!

Over the years of trying different medications for my arthritis my skin became very dry and somewhat sensitive. My skin isn’t completely sensitive but I do react to a lot of products. I’m not completely sure if the medications actually had any affected on the change in my skin but hormones and purity, along side up to 30 pills a day, I believe they played some roll in the change.

Now as an adult, my skin has stabilized for the most part. I’ve found a routine that works and keeps my face relatively clear, with only the occasional breakout or texture on my face. The one thing I had been on the hunt for was a nighttime hydrating moisturizer.

A few weeks back I was on the Philosophy website purchasing my daily moisturizer and had a free gift with a $60 purchase. The free gift was a 2oz Back to Nurture Replenishment Crème. I did a little research and decided to spend an extra $15 to get the free moisturizer.

I’ve been trying this product out for about two weeks and I love it! It marketed to be a daily morning and night moisturizer but I find that’s too thick for me to wear under makeup so I use it strictly  as a night cream. It’s a very thick consistency but is easy to blend in all over the face and neck. The next morning my skin is supple, smooth and hydrated.

The only downside for me is the scent. All Philosophy products have a slight scent and this one is not different. It has a perfume scent to it which doesn’t linger for more than about 5-10 minutes but I could do without the scent completely.

If you struggle with finding products that work, I highly recommend the Philosophy brand to everyone I know! I even got my older sister who is even more picky than I am, to try the face cleanser and moisturizer and she loves them!

One of my favorite things about Philosophy is, if you sign up for their promotional emails on their website, they’re always having really amazing free gift with purchase giveaways. It’s a great way to purchase one or two products and get another for free! And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a free gift?!

Let me know in the comments how you deal with changes in your skin and what products work for you. Have a wonderful weekend!



Holy Grail Beauty Products

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more and more obsessed with beauty products and makeup. It wasn’t until the last year or two of college that I really started experimenting with makeup and taking care of my skin. That being said, I’ve tried a lot of products over the last 8 years but always come back to the same favorite products.Holy Grail Products1

Reading blog posts or watching videos of monthly favorites or holy grail products fascinate me. Trying out new products and seeing what other people are really loving is getting to be a little out of control. Here are my absolute favorite, keep coming back to, beauty, hair and make up products.Philosophy Purity

Purity Face Wash. I first discovered the philosophy brand back in college and fell in love. However, since I was in college, I was on a strict budget and couldn’t really afford the expense of $28 for face wash and $47 for moisturizer. I rediscovered the Purity face wash about two years ago and haven’t used anything since. It’s gentle and doesn’t break me out while cleansing my face without stripping the moisture.Lush Mint Julips

Lush Mint Julep Lip Scrub. I have really dry lips in the fall and winter. So dry that no amount of lip balm was helping. After watching a few favorite videos, I decided to try this lip scrub and I fell in love! The mint scent is lovely without being over powering and the scrub is gentle but removes dry skin from lips.Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil. If you haven’t been using coconut oil, you are missing out! I use coconut oil every night to remove my makeup, even mascara. Not only does it gently break down the oils of the makeup and mascara, but it moisturizes eyelashes and skin at the same time. I also occasionally use coconut oil as a hair mask overnight to give my hair a jolt of moisture.benefit Roller Lash

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara. I was given a sample of the Roller Lash Mascara after getting my eyebrows done at the Benefit Brow Bar. I loved They’re Real mascara so I decided to give it a try. I fell in love. It gives volume and some length. But my favorite part is that while it’s easy to remove, it stays put during the day and doesn’t make me look like a panda by the time I get home.Clear Shampoo

Clear Shampoo/Conditioner. The Clear hair line are products that I continue to come back to after trying out new shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo gives a good lather and cleans my hair without stripping the oils. The conditioner moisturizes without weighing down my hair. And the scent of both is amazing!Seche Vite Top Coat

Seche Vite Top Coat. I use this top coat every time I paint my nails. I’m impatient and this top coat dries so fast that I’ve been unable to find anything that works better. I know that a lot of people don’t like it because of the chemicals in it but I guess I’m just a rebel.Loreal Julieanne's Nude Lipstick

Loreal Julieanne’s Nude Lipstick. I loved the nude lipstick trend from afar for a long time. Having red hair and light skin, I struggled to find a nude lipstick that wasn’t too brown or too pink. I had heard a lot about this color before trying it. I was skeptical but gave it a try anyway. I fell in love! This color is the perfect nude for me. I loved it so much I bought another for myself and one for my sister.

Let me know what some of your holy grail products are. I love trying new things!