Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Shiny skin got you down? You should check out Philosophy’s Never Let Them See You Shine line. The line is a trio of products, consisting of a primer ($20.00), a cleanser ($20.00), and a scrub ($20.00).

The primer feels smooth, velvety – it sinks into the skin and helps keep your makeup looking fresher all day. The primer both mattifies and keeps oil away throughout the day, which allows you to reduce the shine and oily appearance on your face. My skin is pretty normal, but on occasion my forehead might get a touch oily. I found this never happened when I wore the primer.

Let me tell you about the cleanser and exfoliating scrub!

The cleanser is very much in line with other cleansers, but this product purports to control oil and shine without drying out your skin. I can vouch for the fact that it doesn’t dry out your skin (yay!), and it does have a bit of a “cooling sensation” after you’ve used it (but nothing intense, very subtle). My skin feels soft and hydrated after using this, and I don’t feel like I have to reach for my moisturizer as soon as I’ve used my cleanser. It also emulsifies nicely, and I’m all about that!

The scrub has jojoba beads and diatomaceous earth to exfoliate the skin, while dissolving dirt and oil. From what I can tell, you can use the cleanser or scrub, but you don’t need to use both simultaneously. I’d recommend using the cleanser daily, and then use the scrub in its place every 2-3 days for exfoliation. The exfoliating agents in the scrub aren’t overly harsh or rough, so it can be used every morning (Philosophy says as much!), though.

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14 thoughts on “Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine Collection

  1. Can I say…


    Oh and don’t you wanna add this range to your Summer of Fun Giveaways and then give them away to….me? 😀

    If not, I really have to cross my fingers that I can get ahold of that range somewhere here in Berlin! :S

  2. AmyLou

    Thanks for this review!

    My HG primer/moisturizer/SPF is being discontinued (biore pore minimizer moisturizer with SPF 15 is no longer being made, BAH!!!), so I”m on the lookout for a new one. Looks like maybe I can do 2 products (the primer from this line and a moisturizer/SPF from another) instead of 3!

  3. I love this stuff! Although, I have never tried the cleanser, I have been using Purity from the Philosphy line. I love the primer and the scrub though!

  4. I really need to try this line, I have combo skin…and get very shiny with the humidity in Florida…

  5. Josee

    the scrub actually makes me break out more.. it causes those big, shiny, hard, under-the-skin pimples that last for like a week or two

  6. I dun understand…u mean the primer can be used as moisturizer? coz i dun see the moisturiser in these range u showed.

  7. i have the primer and i must say, this is my hg. smashbox is just a tad bit expensive than this, but i liked this more than the photofinish! it just feels like moisturizer on my skin, which I like. :)