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

philosophy® time in a bottle

$75.00 Ships Free
1.3 oz

Availability: Out of stock


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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 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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Fabulous Skincare

After using this product for a week I started noticing a difference in the lines around my eyes. After a month fine lines around eyes have greatly reduced and my neck is also looking firmer.

This is very gentle on my extremely sensitive skin and I used it all the time. I highly recommend anyone with fair/sensitive skin to use this product.

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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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Worthless product

Don't waste your time or money on this product. I have used the entire bottle EXACTLY as directed (and wear sunscreen daily) and notice no difference in my skin . My two main reasons for trying this product were mild-medium dark spots and some rough patches. Neither concern was even slightly improved. Do not waste your time or money on this product

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No noticeable difference

I am a huge serum user and continued using another one in addition to this one. My mom gave me this, so at least I didn't throw away $. It felt good and didn't do any negative things, but I just didn't get any noticeable improvement.

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Time in a bottle is absolutely amazing! It's the BEST serum I've EVER used! I love the consistency, texture, even the smell. Most of all I love the results! I'm in my mid-30s and started getting those little fine lines around my eyes. I've only used this a few weeks, but I can already tell a difference. I wear a mineral make-up and it usually "settles" down in the lines. Not-so with the Time in the bottle. My ONLY complaint, I was sticker shocked! Omg! I love it, but I will not be buying it again until I rack up some points! But as with most things, you get what you pay for. This is def true with the Philosophy brand!

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