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Before applying serum, cleanse face and neck with philosophy’s purity made simple cleanser.


Birchbox Breakdown

It might not contain a genie, but this little bottle contains the next best thing (sorry, not Jake Gyllenhaal): a serum that both reverses and prevents the signs of aging. A signature blend of natural extracts and antioxidants reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, and pores, resulting in a smoother, clearer, more youthful-looking complexion.

How it Works

The unique formula contains a breakthrough DNA renewal complex that supports healthy DNA function, promoting skin’s natural renewal and protection processes. The vitamin c8 activator works with the DNA renewal complex to protect skin from damage and environmental stress, helping to delay and repair damage caused by aging. The serum and activator aren’t mixed until prior to the first use, ensuring the highest level of activity and potency.

How to Use

Before first use, pour the entire vial of vitamin c8 activator into the serum and fasten pump to the bottle. Shake well for 20 seconds, until the serum turns light pink. Morning and night, apply a small amount of serum to clean, dry skin, avoiding contact with eyes. Follow with moisturizer, if needed. For the best results, use within three months of mixing.

Water, dimethicone, alcohol denat., bis-peg-18 methyl ether dimethylsilane, cyclopentasiloxane, peg-8, butylene glycol, polyethylene, glycerin, dimethiconol, methoxy peg-18, camellia sinensis leaf extract, coffea arabica (coffee) seed extract, pongamia pinnata seed extract, angelica archangelica root extract, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) peel extract, punica granatum fruit extract, plankton extract, ptfe, bifida ferment lysate, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, squalane, ascorbyl palmitate, silica dimethyl silylate, tocopherol, polysorbate 60, lecithin, sclerotium gum, hydrolyzed soy flour, retinyl palmitate, propylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, micrococcus lysate, bacillus ferment, magnesium aluminum silicate, maltodextrin, trisodium edta, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, disodium edta, sodium phosphate, sodium hydroxide, potassium phosphate, potassium chloride, sorbic acid, adenosine, sodium benzoate, citric acid, parfum/fragrance, 1,2-hexanediol, silica, xanthan gum, ascorbic acid, lactic acid, sodium chloride, alcohol, acetic acid, phenoxyethanol, bht, mica, titanium dioxide (ci 77891).

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It is what it says!

I don't love the price, BUT, it is worth it and does last a long time. I do notice a difference in my skin....for sure smoother, clearer and more youthful like it states! So, despite the price, I will for sure buy this again as it sure does what it says!

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I am always skeptical of serums that promise the world--especially since most don't do much but leave a dent in my wallet. This one, however, has surpassed by expectations. I really see a marked difference in sun spots and scarring. I highly recommend this product!

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This is the best anti-aging product I have ever used. I have acne scars on my face and with each use of this product the spots get lighter and lighter. The product is light. It does not make your face feel oily so it can be easily worn under your make up if you choose to. I highly recommend this product if you are looking for something to clear up those imperfections your skin might have.

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This is my second bottle of time! After 1 week I noticed a difference in my skin tone and clarity. I have noticed fine lines are harder to see and my skin is so much smoother! I am a philosophy girl. I have many of their products and love them all!

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I've only been using this for a week or so, but I love it. My skin feels super smooth after each use. I don't know how it works, but keep it up, Philosophy!

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Great product

I've been using this for almost a month and while I don't see my dark spots fading yet, I LOVE the way my skin feels. I've noticed a difference in my pores and my face looks a bit smoother. I'm looking forward to more results in the coming months.

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Immediate Gratification and Improvement over Time

Everyone knows vitamin C is great for reducing sun damage and signs of aging, but most products take months to start seeing benefits. This superconcentrated serum (you mix it yourself, so the vitamin C is super fresh) start minimizing light spots within a couple of weeks and after about 3 months, even "freckles" caused by years of living in Texas without sunscreen were significantly lighter. Bonus, it's a lovely light citrusy scent and a luscious feel on the skin. Silky and smooth, good for day and night use.

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