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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Philosophy: New Flagship Store & Peel Cabin Experience!

I'm glad that philosophy has become so accessible in Singapore, with a brand new flagship store at Takashimaya Shopping Centre!

If you are new to the brand, philosophy is the trusted beauty confidante that offers efficacious skin care products, bath, body and fragrances to help women look, live and feel their best. 

Because philosophy believes that beauty lives inside of every woman, we want to inspire beautiful skin as well as beautiful days. Founded in 1996, philosophy is part of the coty inc. prestige portfolio with headquarters in phoenix and new york.

I was invited down to philosophy at Takashimaya Shopping Centre for a very special experience: the flagship store features its very first exclusive peel cabin in Singapore, where you can get up-close and personal with philosophy, and experience their famous breakthrough range of peels and get personalised treatments!

The sleek looking store is based on a library theme to entice customers to enter the wonderful world of philosophy!

Psst.. This is philosophy's latest product: time in a bottle, and it is super amazing!

philosophy has a huge range of skin care products, bath, body and fragrance to help women look, live and feel their best :) I love the way philosophy takes such an approachable attitude towards beauty by wrapping scientifically-proven ingredients with insight and inspiration, with their inspirational names and motivational quotes!

Thanks to the lovely team at philosophy for treating us to sweet bites!

My best buddy Evonne and I with our favourite products: hers is time in a bottle and mine is hope in a jar!

We took a Fuji instax with our favourite products and this instax is gracing the wall at Takashimaya's philosophy store.. Go check it out! :P

On to my experience at philosophy's exclusive peel cabin, located right inside the Takashimaya Shopping Centre flagship store!

My 20 minute peel experience started with cleansing and skin diagnosis..

You'll get to know more about your skin during the skin diagnosis session! My skin didn't really have much issues, but was slightly dehydrated and dull.

And after which we moved on to cleansing, with philosophy's very popular purity cleanser!

Depending on your skin concerns, there will be a different peel administered for you. For example, micro delivery peel for anti-aging concerns, micro delivery triple-acid brightening peel for pigmentation concerns, etc. 

I was given the microdelivery peel! This is another of philosophy's star products, and I highly recommend that you try it!

The microdelivery peel is a two-step, in-home peel that resurfaces and rejuvenates sun-damaged, hyperpigmented and ageing skin. the kit includes vitamin c/peptide crystals and lactic/salicylic acid activating gel.

Step 1: Apply a teaspoon amount of Vitamin C peptide crystals to clean, dry skin. gently massage for 60 seconds, avoiding the eye area. Do not scrub. (Use less pressure for sensitive skin.)

Step 2: Place a generous teaspoon amount of lactic/salicylic acid activating gel in the palm of your hand. Apply on top of crystals, avoiding the eye area. a warming sensation will occur. white foam will appear. leave foam on 2-3 minutes. (you can massage foam for extra exfoliating benefits or let it sit for sensitive skin.) Rinse thoroughly.

Meanwhile, I had a relaxing face and hand massage done for me!

I really enjoy all kinds of massages, so this was a treat!

After the peel has been administered and cleaned off, a facial massage was done too, with when hope is not enough replenishing oil! ( Don't you just love the product name?)

This is a lightweight oil that hydrates dry skin, while helping to protect it against environmental attack. The nurturing formula helps maintain skin's elasticity.

I really liked how the product absorbed into my skin so well! It was a very soothing and comfortable facial massage. I also find that facial massages help a lot with puffy faces due to water retention, which I get frequently ;(

After the facial/hand massage, I then had a treatment serum put on my skin!
Once again, depending on your concerns, different serums will be used. For instance, whine antioxidant for stressed skin, fatigue skin, urban life style, brighten my day essence for dark spots, uneven complexion, miracle worker concentrate to fight lines & wrinkles, full of promise serum for instantlifting & firming and more!

Since I was focusing on anti-aging, I asked for time in a bottle, philosophy's new age-defying serum.

time in a bottle is a daily age-defying serum that helps defy the appearance of all major signs of aging with a breakthrough dna renewal complex and high-potency vitamin c8 activator! 

If you purchase this, you'd see that it comes with a vial of high-potency vitamin c8 activator that has to be mixed into the serum. I like the idea of it being "freshly" activated because that means it is also more effective!

After application of serum, a moisturiser is then applied: I had my favourite hope in a jar oil-free gel! Some other options are miracle worker cream/lotion to fight lines & wrinkles, and full of promise cream for firmness, lifting & face recontours.

The last and final step to protect your skin from the elements: Sun protection! This is an optional step but I chose to have it done because protecting your skin from harmful sunrays is an absolute must!

take shelter has a uva/uvb spf 50pa+++ and is very lightweight too! I've used this sunblock before and I find that it's one of the most comfortable sunblocks that I've tried. It has a non-sticky or greasy texture and feels like nothing at all on the skin!

And that concluded the end of my 20 minutes experience at philosophy's peel cabin!

Right after the peel experience with no make-up on at all: My skin was rejuvenated and hydrated all thanks to philosophy's products!

These are all the products used on me. All of these products are really fantastic!
For more information on the products used, you can visit!

Close-up of my skin. It was practically glowing, teehee. Please ignore the dark eye rings which nothing can cure :(

Thank you philosophy, for the wonderful experience!

Quote “Yina” to receive an exclusive 5% off your purchases and flash this post to redeem a 3pc skincare sample! :)

philosophy is also available at Bugis Junction #01-16, Tangs Orchard L1 and all Sephora outlets.

Do check out philosophy's brand new flagship store, and even experience the peel cabin for yourself when you purchase a minimum $180 worth of philosophy products*!! Do also visit philosophy's Facebook page to keep yourself updated on their activities and promotions!

Remember, beauty lives inside of every woman! With philosophy, you'll have both better skin and better days ahead ;)


*valid only at Takashimaya S.C. #B2-03A
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