Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Philosophy turbo booster c powder review


I used to not believe in skin care and buy the cheapest good quality product I can find. All I was doing is cleansing and moisturizing, usually with a moisturizer by Avene, La Roche Posay or Vichy.

Lately I started reading the actual science behind skin care and found that once of the most universally loved ingredient, both by research and consumer review, was vitamin C. I started to research a serum that I could use underneath my sunscreen. Vitamin C helps protecting your skin against free radical and improve the efficiency of sunscreen. The thing is, most options out there are at least in the 40 euros range. I also had a couple of moisturizer without sunscreen to finish. This is why I decided to go for the Philosophy Turbo booster C powder which retails for 28 euros in Belgium.



The product comes in a little tinted glass bottle with a little spoon. It is made to be mixed with your serum or moisturizer. I personally like to mix it with a lightweight lotion. Philosophy recommends using half a spoon to a full spoon. Some people are a bit sensitive to the for of vitamin C used and I recommend starting with half a spoon and building it up. What is great about this product is that the form of vitamin C is stabalized and won't loose potency with time.

Active Ingredients 

The powder contains the following active ingredients:

- Ascorbic acid and panthenol, both form of vitamin C which are powerful antioxidant and can have a brightening effect on some people
- Zinc PCA, a skin-conditionning agent that can supress collagenase (an exyme that destroys the collagen in the skin). It can also help suppress excess oil
- Argine, an amino acid that has antioxydant properties and can help healing the skin
- Green tea extract another antioxidant
Aloe an humectant it helps bringing moisture to the skin.

Results

I've been using this powder for over two months and I can definitely see an improvement in my skin. My skin feels also very soft and firm and less dull. I stopped using it on vacation for two weeks and I saw an improvement right away when I used it again. 

I know 28 euros might be a lot of money for some of you, but it lasts forever. I'm not even half way through the bottle after using the powder everyday! 


18 comments:

  1. I'm looking foward to hear your thoughts!

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  2. I think I'm going to buy this... after reading this I was thinking about it all day, lol!

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  3. Have an amazing day Judith.
    <3 <3 <3
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  4. HarcrazyforcosmeticsMay 16, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Wow interesting.. Vit C in powder form ..!!!

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  5. You should! And you don't need to order online, which is always good

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  6. Me too! And I can still keep my favorite moisturizer that do not contain active ingredients!

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  7. Hey Judith, I'm glad to hear it works so well for you! I am pretty curious about this one, but I haven't tried. Maybe one day soon!

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  8. That ingredient list makes my heart race! In a good way! :-)

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  9. hum... very interesting. It sounds good.
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  10. I think you can really costumize it, it depends what you are mixing it with!

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  11. No change! I'm trying to use glycolic acid to try to lower the rosacea, I'll write a review on it in a month!

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  12. This is the first time I am hearing about this type of product. It sounds really interesting. I think i would like it since I have really dry skin.

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  13. Hm, that sounds both exciting and scary! How about your rosacea? Any changes there?

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  14. sometimes i wonder if skincare powders actually do anything. usually i put more effort into looking for good ingredients in serums since they actually sit on the skin but for things that wash off, i don't really care. so its good to know that this is an ad-on to serums/moisturizers.

    Jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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