Barely off-topic however probably not: whereas prepping and researching a bit earlier than penning this submit, I seen Philosophy is now not at Sephora. When did that occur? It felt like Philosophy actually carried the retailer again within the early 2000s. Wow. Okay, transferring proper alongside.
In different and higher information: Philosophy just lately launched a brand new serum and it’s fairly nice. I determine a fast assessment is so as as a result of Dose of Knowledge, bouncy pores and skin reactivating serum might sound like a mouthful, however a peek behind the INCI curtain reveals a very tight result-focused system. And, it’s been a pleasure to make use of. Extra beneath.
Dose of Knowledge is a day by day remedy step that goals to hydrate, brighten, and energize the pores and skin. It has a light-weight consistency which is considerably extra sturdy than different philosophy serums, notably When Hope Is Not Sufficient and Hope In A Jar. It additionally comes packaged in a bottle with a push down dropper vs. a conventional pipette. It’s extra opaque liquigel than lotion and feels silky upon software. It’s silky however there isn’t any slip–it absorbs superbly in seconds.
What’s in it?
The time period ‘bouncy pores and skin’ has been coined by numerous entrepreneurs over the previous decade. Bouncy implies agency and plump. Fortunately, Dose of Knowledge incorporates extremely hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane, alongside soothing Reishi Mushroom Stem and Barley Extracts. Most significantly, the system highlights 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid because the eighth ingredient on the checklist. This far more steady spinoff of Ascorbic Acid is each water and oil soluble and visibly corporations and brightens the pores and skin over time. In brief, it is a nice Vitamin C serum.
One other ingredient checklist standout is Adenosine. This anti-inflammatory compound energizes the floor of the pores and skin, which may reduce the looks of fantastic strains. And because it happens naturally in our our bodies (the model utilized in skincare is yeast derived), Adenosine additionally helps stimulate collagen manufacturing. The outcome: firmer pores and skin. I can’t keep in mind the place I learn that Adenosine is Barry’s Bootcamp for our pores and skin. I can’t communicate as a Barry’s Bootcamp member, however, primarily based on what I hear, if that’s the vitality my pores and skin shall be getting, I’m all in.
Person expertise, and so forth
With regard to how finest to include Dose of Knowledge into your routine, this serum couldn’t be extra versatile. Due to the quick-absorbing consistency it layers nice below any moisturizer–day or evening. In case you’re into cocktailing your remedy steps (DoW goes on clear, dry pores and skin after cleaning), you’ll be able to combine it with a couple of drops of a facial oil or one other serum. My solely rule: I don’t use this serum in the identical sequence as my retinoids. In case you’re a Bakuchiol consumer nevertheless, you’re good. And it is a nice various for pores and skin on which standard Ascorbic Acid powered Vitamin C serums are too potent.
Lastly, Philosophy assures Dose of Knowledge is appropriate for all pores and skin sorts, together with delicate. I’ve little to no pores and skin sensitivities however the delicate, albeit perfumes scent is price a point out. It doesn’t linger and I get pleasure from it. If, nevertheless, perfume is a set off in your pores and skin, I’d most likely keep away from it.