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  • Writer's pictureJuliana C Stryker

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker

Live your life and forget your age.

Because there’s a new anti-aging superhero in town!

Meet Philosophy’s Ultimate Miracle Workers! Haha!

So far, it seems like no one can escape the evil clutches of aging. Pfft!

Well, that is until Philosophy’s latest discovery about the real guilty parties responsible for aging. According to the skincare experts at Philosophy, a huge proportion of aging can be attributable to the sun. Yup. I know you’re probably aware of that already but! Did you know that most products we’re using today only shield us from a mediocre 7% of the harmful rays that contribute to premature skin aging?


Yep. Tell me about it. I was as horrified as you are now when I first learnt about this too. Apparently, most products protect us from UVA and UVB only. You can easily check this on the labels. But what about the visible light emitted from indoor lights and infrared rays from our electronic gadgets? The heat you feel from these devices indicate that there is infrared radiation present. Gulp!

You’ll be happy to know that Philosophy’s new range is indeed a buncha hard workers as they are developed with an all-new full-light spectrum level of protection that raises the bar on sun protection in the industry beyond UVA and UVB protection to cover infrared rays and even visible light.

They do this by introducing multi-protection technology. Okay, this is going to get a wee bit technical.  The system merges a patented antioxidant complex made of five highly efficient naturally derived ingredients (angelica, bitter orange peel, pongamia, green coffee and green tea) combined with Vitamin C and E with infrared red and visible light reflectors (Ruby powder, titanium dioxide-covered mica) along with broad broad spectrum UVA and UVB filters.

Erm… that’s not all.

This multi-protection complex is then integrated with their multi-rejuvenation complex which includes patented bi-retinoid and active plant cells from the iris flower to help improve the synthesis of collagen and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance layer by layer.

Told ya these miracle workers were trying to cover all grounds.

According to the results of a clinical study they conducted last year, 33 women aged 44-65 reported that their skin’s hydration levels increased by 73% after just one use!

Now please allow me to introduce to you the legendary, iris flower that is present in all of the Miracle Worker products.

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The Philosophy Miracle Worker launch event was full of surprises.

Besides an informative presentation by the coveted brand’s Beauty Trainer, Elaine, we were also treated to an indulging dinner by Luxe Sydney and a fun DIY workshop by Make Your Own.

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Tadah! And my Eco Bottle Planter is complete. Meet Beanie, our new house plant.

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And now, here’s a quick rundown of Philosophy’s Miracle Worker products. 🙂

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Eye SPF 15 (SGD90, 15ml)

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Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Lightweight Emulsion SPF 25 (SGD100, 45ml)

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Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Cream SPF 25 (SGD100, 60ml)

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I haven’t started using the eye cream as I recently developed a Chalazion in my upper eye lid, hence I’m avoiding all eye products until I get better. However, I did try the emulsion and cream. Well, I literally gave both a go at the same time. Bad move as I developed a slight reaction to the products. My face was all red and itchy like I had a heat rash. I didn’t realize it’s an ‘either or’ kind of situation where you can only use one product at a time.

I always thought emulsions are serums that you use after your toner and before your moisturizer. Evidently, I was wrong. After some probing on the internet, I realized that emulsions are like an alternative to cream moisturizers for use when you want a lighter formula or if you’ve oilier skin. I’ve very sensitive combination dry skin so no wonder my skin reacted so ferociously to the products the first time. I was drowning it in rich moisturizers!

Since I started using them separately, they’ve been the best skincare products I’ve ever tried. In terms of application, I’ll use the cream version when I’m home where the atmosphere is drier thanks to air-conditioning. When I’m out and about, I’ll switch to the emulsion since I tend to sweat more in our warm climate. The lightweight formula also makes it a perfect base for my makeup.

Heretofore, my skin would still feel tight and dry even after applying moisturizers but these days, after using the miracle workers, it actually feels softer and more hydrated all day long. Yay!

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Night (SGD120, 60ml)

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This is an interesting product as it is the beauty world’s first serum-in-cream formula with bi-retinoid (hpr+) and active plant cells from the iris flower. It combines the concentrated power of a serum with the nourishing benefits of a cream to help stimulate skin regeneration, while helping your skin rebuild its natural collagen levels.

What makes this so fascinating are these pearls within which the formula is packaged individually to maintain the freshness of the product. The pearls contain the serum made from the active plant cells mentioned above and the encapsulation protects the active ingredients until first use, allowing maximum skin performance. Amazing, isn’t it?

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Now let’s get down to business!

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After some twirling and swirling with my spatula, the pearls dissolved into the cream forming this light pink formula. It smells sweeter too! It might be the iris flower at work. It’s a flower after all. 😛

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Honestly, with the jar packaging, I’m not sure if we’re getting the biggest bang for our buck as anti-aging ingredients tend to be become unstable in the presence of light and air, therefore degrading its beneficial properties. This literally means the whole purpose of encapsulating the active agents is very much null and void once we open the jar.

I wish it came with a pump like the emulsion instead. Don’t forget the bacteria we introduce into the cream, everytime we dunk our fingers or spatular into it.

As for the product itself, I actually love how fast absorbing it is. My skin actually feels less flaky after the first use. No major breakouts either. Phew!

I’m actually looking forward to using this for a longer time to see more prominent results. Hurray to more youthful skin! Just a bit of work on the packaging and this would be perfect. 🙂

Where to get them?

The Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker range is now available at Sephora stores islandwide.

Have you tried these Philosophy products too? If you have, did they work for you? Share with me by commenting below!

Finally, signing off with a photo of Beanie!

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Have fun and keep sparkling!

Your friend, Juliana

Disclaimer: Please rest assured that even though the products and services were sponsored, they do not have any bearing on the content of this post. Opinions stated are objective and genuine. Also note that all sources, information, content, links are valid to change at any time.


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