This product was recommended by a few staff at Sephora. I was in search of 2 products. One to banish the melasma that stuck around after my 2 most recent pregnancies and one to help tighten up my "turkey neck" after weight loss. I was pleasantly surprised when Philosophy's Miracle Retanoid Pads were suggested for both. I am thrilled to announce that my melasma is 80% improved and my "turkey neck" is not as prominent as it was. I am thrilled with the results! Definitely worth the $75.
I am a devoted follower of Philosophy skin care. My very sensitive skin reacts negatively to most products, so when I find something that works, I stick with it. I first tried these retinoids pads in December, and have just purchased a second jar. My skin texture is fantastic and my skin looks brighter. I did have a very small amount of flaking for the first week or so, but I think it was just the product removing old skin cells. I have not had anything like it since.
I got these as a sample from another retailer but LOVVVE Philosophy products and use several from the Hope is Not Enough line as well as an eye cream from this line. I used as directed and immediately felt my skin burning! The burning feeling lasted about an hour and afterwards my face felt extremely dry, even though I had moisturized as directed after applying these pads.
I may try them again----I got 15 in my sample pack. The only reason I would give them a try again is bc every other Philosophy product I have ever tried has been fabulous and works great! However, my skin might just be too sensitive for this one.
With all the other great products Philosophy has, I definitely would not pay $75 for this!
Retinoid band wagon
I was really nervous about trying a retinoids product. I kept hearing about people having their skin burn but then others touted how rejuvenated their skin looked after regular use. I was torn so I went with Philosophy. I've enjoyed their other products and have never been put off by one of their product scents. I was worried about losing some of the elixir to evaporation after applying it to the pads but plenty is provided. The product works well and I notice some of my fine lines and dark spots have faded. Easy to use and works for me!
Noticeable difference after just a few uses. Need to buy more. I used in combination with the miraculous anti aging moisturizer.