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Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder

What it is:Daily topical vitamin C powder for all skin types.What it is formulated to do:The benefits of a topical antioxidant—one of the gold standards of dermatology—is as simple as adding a little sprinkle of this easy-to-use vitamin C powder to your moisturizer. Featuring 99.8% potency, this treatment powder protects skin from one of the leading causes of premature aging—free radical damage—during the day. Vitamin C also gently lightens hyperpigmentation, for a more even and radiant complexion.
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Questions & Answers for Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder

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Are there any other ways to use the powder besides putting it in your moisturizer?
I was wondering if the booster c powder can be used in any other way, maybe over the makeup? Because I use two different moisturizers, on different parts of my face.
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
Iveevee
on Turbo Booster C Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
I add a scoop to my clay mask to give it an antioxidant boost
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
cookie4me
(Calgary, AB)
answer 2
Yes it can be mixed with anything thats the beauty of this. I mix it with sunscreen, then sometimes other antiaging serums, sometimes with other antiaging creams, it doesn't matter you can add vit C to anything. Plus it boosts collagen production and with the summers so hot the powder doesn't add any extra oiliness. So you really can't go wrong with it. Its a staple for me.
answered 5 years ago
flirty
(Texas)
answer 3
I mix my powder with my serums. I don't like to mix with moisturizer since it has substance already. Mixing it with my serums makes it more substantial in substance instead of being watery, which I hate.
answered 6 years ago
facialproducts
(East Brunswick, NJ)
answer 4
It's a fine powder so it can't be used alone but I think you could mix it with your liquid makeup. It just needs some moisture to dissolve in. It dissolves very easily and completely with a little moisture.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
LWZ1
(Houston TX)
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Suggested use 1 1/2 scoops??
I am curious to know if you use the suggested usage and do you put this in the eye cream and if so how much do you mix in the eye cream.
asked 6 years ago
facialproducts
(East Brunswick, NJ)
on Turbo Booster C Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
You definitely don't want to mix 1.5 scoops into your eye cream! That would be way too much. Since the powder is nearly 100% Vitamin C, the conversions are easy: if you add 1 part powder to 1 part eye cream, you get 50% Vitamin C; when you add 1 part powder to 4 parts eye cream, you get 20% Vitamin C.

Most research shows that around 18-20% Vitamin C gives you the maximum efficiency, so using more powder than that is a waste. Basically, I would look at how much eye cream you're going to apply, and add about 1/4 of that amount of powder (giving you 1 part Vit C, 4 parts eye cream, or 20% Vit C). Sorry for all of the math, but I hope that it is somewhat helpful!

Cheers!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
i see that sephora's website says to use 1 1/2 scoops but the package says 1/2 to 1 scoop... not sure about the inconsistency
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
curiousbuyer516
answer 3
Not more than one scoop at a time. I wouldn't use it around the eyes. You can always contact Philosophy directly for more precise answers.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
heyblondie
(New York, NY)
answer 4
You don't have to use 1 1/2 scoops it depends on what you are mixing it with and the area you want to cover. Makes creams thinner so you can cover more area.
answered 6 years ago
dontbuy
(OH)
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Can I mix with sunscreen
Can I mix this with my Josie Maran Protect Daily Sun Protection Argan Oil Infused SPF40+ ?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
aljomach
(philadelphia,pa)
on Turbo Booster C Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
I love Josie Maran's sunblock. I have used this powder in it, and I would not recommend mixing them! First off, the powder makes the sunblock VERY watery, to the point that it's hard to apply. I mix them in a 1/8 teaspoon (to ensure I'm applying enough), and I'm literally pouring it onto my face. Secondly, when the watery sunblock dries on my face, it is very sticky and flaky.

I HATE what this powder does to the texture of the JM sunblock. I'm only using it until I buy a designated ascorbic acid serum. If you're set on using this powder, I would apply it with a serum or moisturizer before putting on the sunblock--I've had a little more luck with mixing it into these products. On the bright side, if you don't mind the texture, there shouldn't be any negative ingredient interactions between the products, and the Vitamin C will actually add a small boost in UV protection.

Cheers!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
Yes
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
hellokitty28
(Easley, South Carolina)
answer 3
If you use it in the day you MUST mix it with sunscreen otherwise it will do more damage than good. I find that it is ideal when mixed with night cream. I only use it at night to stretch the product since it's kind of pricey, and I get compliments on my skin almost daily.
answered 3 years ago
lros
(New York)
answer 4
I would assume so, but i'm no professional. my biggest worry is if it would degrade the oil you mentioned in your sunscreen and I'm not sure where you can go to get a sure answer to that, maybe try a website dealing with chemistry.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
payje
(Washington Terrace)
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Is it safe to use it on the eye area?
asked 6 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
I've been using this for 3 years and I put it all over my face (mixed with When Hope is Not Enough Serum). I have not had any problems.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
rose58
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
I would use with lower percentage than on the face and only in the outer corners of the eyes. You have to mix fresh daily do with the eye cream you would use like 1/10 of the scoop or something. I used once close to the eyes while applying on the face and it was a bit irritating.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Bigslacker
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 3
would avoid use near the eyes
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
tootsieroll
(Boston, MA)
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comparible to other vit. c
My friend wonders why I pay so much for this product. She gets a huge jar at the health food store for only $8.00. She buys the vitamin C that she puts on her food though. Can you tell me why I can't just use what she's using for so much less money?
asked 6 years ago
Anonymous
(South Bend, IN)
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
NOW Foods makes a very fine powder. Its 100% Pure Powder Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid). Just make sure what ever brand you get is unbufferd.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
rolean
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
Yes, it is basically the same as the loose (pure, unbuffered ascorbic acid) available at health food stores. Just make sure it is pure ascorbic acid powder (no fillers) and in the loose powder form. You will probably need to grind it to a finer consistency (otherwise it feels grainy & will not dissolve). I use a morter and pestle. I use it daily in my serum following the same as the directions for this product. Pure vitamin c (ascorbic acid) is great for your skin!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
949krisr
(Orange County, CA)
answer 3
Is your friend mixing this in with her food or applying it topically? Applying it to your skin and digesting are different things.
answered 6 years ago
JMWALKER
(Chicago)
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Is this for sensitive skin
I cannot use Retinol or Vit. A products. Is this product okay for sensitive skin types? Also, what about the Ole Henrikson Truth Serum - is that okay for sensitive skin? What products would you suggest for sensitive skin? Thank you.
asked 5 years ago
Omstead
(Bothell, WA)
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
I haven't used this Powder but the Truth Serum irritates my sensitive skin.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
skiqween
(Littleton, CO)
answer 2
I use to be on Retin-A before and it worked very well. However, Retin -A is a very strong medication that can be very harsh on many skins, If your skin is sensitive, I would not recommend Retin-A. On the other hand bare minerals is gentle and safe for you skin and it is rich in botanicals and other ingredients that have been historically known to beautify and clarify the complexion. I say try it. What do you have to lose. They have a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied but I think you will be satisfied like me. Good Luck okay. Bye
answered 5 years ago
Chocolata
(Brooklyn,NewYork)
answer 3
I like this because you just add the powder to your favorite moisturizer. I break out pretty easily and have not had an issue. I would just start with a small amount and see how it affects you. Just keep in mind it will burn if you have and cuts or open sores, in the same kind of way it would burn if you were cutting lemons with a cut on your finger.
answered 5 years ago
azdaisy
(Phoenix, AZ)
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Anyone use this with Origins serum or moisturizer?
I am currently using the Dr. Weil Plantidote Mega Mushroom serum and lotion. I'd like to hear from others who might be using this with the Origins line.
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
I use this with Origins skin brightening serum (Brighter by Nature) and it works GREAT!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
silkyskin
(San Jose, CA)
answer 2
I have used this with serum and moisturizers alike. I have also used origins. Maybe you test it on a part of your neck. People all have different skin and allergies. This works good for me in all my topical products.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Boodeanie
(Austin, Texas)
answer 3
I have even used this C powder with almond oil with excellent results.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
albanyarts
(Albany, NY)
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Sticky?
Hey guys
I've noticed when I've mixed this with my serums (either philosophy or juice beauty) my skin feels extremely sticky. Anyone else have this problem no matter what they mix it with?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
vsmini
(New York)
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
I tried it in my moisturizer, sunscreen, eye cream and serum and it never sticky. :)
answered 8 months ago
Colorfulmilo
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 2
yes, i've noticed a stick feel as well when mixed with a serum. also a weird smell. either way, it still seems to do a good job at giving my skin back that "glow" as well as fading some acne scars. i've started using it at night so i wont have to deal with the sticky feel and the weird smell through out the day...although it specifically says to use it during the day (not sure what the reason is for that.) still a good product , though!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ak7237
(cleveland, OH)
answer 3
Sorry, no I don't find it sticky. I use it with When Hope is Not Enough and sometimes my night creams. I like the feeling I get. Perhaps you need to make sure it has dissolved entirely?
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
rose58
(Seattle, WA)
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Younger People
Would you recommend this product for women in their early 20s? I am 22 and have redness from acne. I also wonder if it is worth it to start preventive anti-aging methods at this age?
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
Yup, it's definitely worth it. I've been doing anti-aging stuff in one way or another since I was 20 (before that I wasn't even wearing moisturizer! thank goodness I changed.). I'm 25 and can easily pass for 20 or less. Obviously looking younger isn't a big deal when you're in your 20s (sometimes it's a bad thing), but the point is to get into the habit. I think it's less realistic to expect to "take off years" than it is to slow the process, and it's never too early to start that slowing with a gentle product like this one.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
introspective
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
I wish I would have started using anti-aging products at your age! This would be a wonderful product for you because, like me, acne is one of my huge concerns. I found this product to acctualy HEAL my current acne and smooth out my old acne spots. My sister is 23 and I told her to start using an eye creme and some basic anti-aging prodoucts NOW. When you 35 like me, you will be so happy you did. Not to mention still looking beautiful too! Good luck :)
answered 4 years ago
nikitaam
(Las Vegas , Nevada)
answer 3
EVERYONE can use vitamin C in their skin routine (providing it doesn't irritate your skin). Not only does it brighten,but it also is great during the summer because it adds additional protection for your skin under your spf. :)
answered 4 years ago
thesephorajunkie
(Fairfax, VA)
Question
Has anybody mixed this with anothe vitamin c serum
I was wondering if anyone has added this powder to another vitamin c serum such as Cellex or Ole's Truth Serum? Compared to see if made a difference? Anybody also just compare the Truth Serum against this?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
fafa34
(San Antonio, TX)
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
I have mixed mine with Truth serum, which I used to use and now I switched to KS total vitamin serum (also a vit c and vit e serum). I think its better to mix with a serum of any kind, personally. My moistuizers have anti-aging properties in them, so I dont want to mix anything extra in those. Plus my serums are really thin and lightweight, dry fast, so I feel like its more direct, whereas my creams are heavier and they may not spread all over my face (the vit c powder).

As for seeing a huge difference, not yet. But vit c helps to prevent wrinkles and since i dont have any of those yet, I cant say. But its all preventative so it cant hurt!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
ilovemyyorkie
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I've used this and the truth serum. I still prefer the truth serum. Maybe just for the scent and the smoothness and ease of application. I'm using the c booster now with a moisturizer for my breast. My stretch marks are almost completely gone and the DD's are looking smooth and firm!! Great for low cut tops!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
JNice
(Hartford, CT)
answer 3
I have used both the Celex C and the Ole. I love them both. However, I haven't mixed this powder into either. I think The Celex C is much better than the Ole. I also find that the Celex C is mor convenient than the philosophy powder. But I have seen the best results with the powder. I am not sure if mixing this powder into either serum would give you any further benefit. Everything is manufactured at different pH's and plus there is only so much your skin can absorb at a time anyway. The rest would just be wasted away.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Chiboy247
(Chicago, IL)
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