philosophy miracle worker miraculous anti-ageing retinoid pads - 60 pads
No visible difference.
Sun block is required, yet this is not mentioned in the information. After using this for a month there was no difference.
October 28, 2012
It really does work miracles!
I was given this a gift as I'm a beauty junkie. My skin varies in condition and on occasions I suffer from blemishes, I'm also in my early 30s and starting to see some visible signs of aging.
I was sceptical about this, but within a week of using the pads I couldn't believe the difference. I think that partly the clarity and freshness restored to my skin is from the texture on the pads, but the retinoid obviously has an effect.
I am now 5 weeks in and am so impressed with the positive effect on my skin that I am willing to pay a much higher price than usual to maintain the regime. I have had several people comment on the appearance and health of my skin, which is great!
HIGHLY recommend if you can afford it, or use your points!
April 17, 2013
Definite improvement in the quality of my skin
I bought this as an extra treat for my skin on the run up to my wedding as I wanted to make sure my skin was tip-top for the big day and I am really please with the results so far!
The product itself is small, slightly texturised pads that, on beginning the regime, you soak in the retinoid liquid (contained in darkened bottle to protect its ingredients). Once steeped the pads are not soggy but are full of a light, slightly oily liquid that easily covered my face, neck, décolleté and backs of both hands with a light film that soaked in within a minute. I suggest washing your face then doing all your other pre-bed routine (teeth, etc.) before using the pads to give your face a little while before being treated. Then finish with a light application of moisturiser (I had been using Protect and Perfect but switched to the Miracle worker moisturiser as I find P&P very heavy)
I have very sensitive skin and after the first 2 days I did experience some tenderness on my high cheek area which, from looking on the internet, is a common occurrence for people using retinoid for the first time. After alternating one night on, one night off for 4 nights, my skin was no longer tender and I was able to use the pads every night.
The results after using the pads for over 3 weeks is amazing, glowing, soft skin with much more even tone. My pores have shrunk significantly and even my hormonal break outs have been practically non-existent. I have had colleagues comment on the condition of my skin and I feel much more confident wearing only a hint of (SPF 30 of course) BB cream – which is great for summer.
Overall I would say that I did see results with the pads alone using my other regular washes and moisturisers but I saw even more improvement when combined with the corresponding moisturiser and anti-aging concentrate. I will definitely continue using the pads even after my big day!
June 21, 2013