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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 5 years, 7 months 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, 4 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 4 years, 6 months 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 5 years, 6 months 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 5 years, 7 months 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 5 years, 6 months 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, 4 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 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, 4 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 5 years, 5 months ago
dontbuy
(OH)
Question
Can I mix with sunscreen
Can I mix this with my Josie Maran Protect Daily Sun Protection Argan Oil Infused SPF40+ ?
asked 2 years, 10 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, 4 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 10 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 2 years, 6 months 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 2 years, 9 months ago
payje
(Washington Terrace)
Question
Is it safe to use it on the eye area?
asked 5 years, 10 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 3 years, 8 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, 4 months ago
Bigslacker
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 3
would avoid use near the eyes
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
tootsieroll
(Boston, MA)
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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 4 years, 11 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, 5 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 3 years, 11 months ago
Boodeanie
(Austin, Texas)
answer 3
I have even used this C powder with almond oil with excellent results.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
albanyarts
(Albany, NY)
Question
How long does this last?
On average how long will a bottle last?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
The bottle contains about 50 scoops, if my math is right. (One bottle is 0.25 oz, or 1.5 teaspoons, and the scoop is 1/32 of a teaspoon, therefore 1.5 x 32 is 48 scoops.)

It all depends on how many scoops you add to your products, and how many times you use it per day. I add one scoop per day to my sunscreen, so it should last me about two months. For serums, you'll probably need to use less, since they aren't as thick.

Sorry for all of the math, but I hope that helps! Cheers!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
Usually a couple months...I try to use about 1/2 spoonful (the spoon thingie comes with it).
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
tiredpuppy
(Walla Walla, WA)
answer 3
I've been using it every morning for about two weeks and have only gone through between 1/4 and 1/3 of the bottle. I typically use a full scoop, though you can also use 1/2 a scoop. So, I'm guessing this bottle will end up lasting me about two months.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
katmac
(New Orleans, LA)
Question
How much L-Ascorbic Acid is in this powder? what is the percentage?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
KPKAT
(los gatos, ca)
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
As the previous reviewer stated, it is 99.8% Vitamin C. The percentage that you apply depends on how much powder you add to your serum/moisturizer. For instance, to get 10% Vitamin C, you have to add 1 part powder to 9 parts moisturizer/serum. From the research I've read, ascorbic acid (the Vitamin C in this product) reaches its maximum efficiency at 20%, and anything more than that is kind of a waste. Therefore, at most I'd use 1 part powder, 4 parts moisturizer.

Also, the size of the scoop is 1/32 of a teaspoon, or 1/4 of a 1/8 teaspoon measure. This conversion can come in handy if you want to be precise when mixing. (I mix the powder every day into my sunscreen using a 1/8 teaspoon measure).

Sorry for all of the math, but I hope that helps! Cheers!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
Sorry, I dont know.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Chocolata
(Brooklyn,NewYork)
answer 3
The description says 99.8% potency, but I know that doesn't exactly answer the question of how much ascorbic acid is in the product. For that, you should ask Philosophy.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
georgiabee
(Huntsville, AL)
Question
How long does a bottle of this stuff last?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
shab146
(New Jersey)
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
One bottle provides approximately 50 scoops, if my math is right. (One bottle is .25 oz, or 1.5 teaspoons, and the scoop is 1/32 of a teaspoon, so 1.5 x 32 teaspoons is 48 scoops).

I personally use about 1 scoop per day in my sunscreen, so it should last me around two months, maybe a little less. It all depends on how much you add, and how frequently you use it. It expires after about a year, and loses potency over time (especially when exposed to air and light).

Sorry for all of the math, but I hope that helps! Cheers!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
A bottle of this stuff can last a long time because you use very little. My only concern is that air oxidizes vit. C and not sure of the potency of it after awhile.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
JNice
(Hartford, CT)
answer 3
This would depend on usage. The item can be mixed with eye creams, serums, and moisturizers, and it is up to you as to how many products you would like to mix it with and if you would like to use it once or twice a day.

Used sparingly once a day it should last between 4-6 months.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does this have SPF?
I use a moisturizer that doesn't contain SPF. I'm thinking I can mix this powder in with the moisturizer to provide sun protection but I'm unsure if it has SPF or not.
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
(San Diego, CA)
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
Vitamin C provides a little bit of sun protection, since it can neutralize some of the high energy particles emitted by UV light. However, it definitely is not strong enough protection on its own. I'd add it to an SPF product to give you a little extra sun protection 'boost.'

Cheers!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
No, I wish it did!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Fouxy
(Houston, Texas)
answer 3
no spf
answered 4 years ago
christianne526
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Can this be used with glycolic acid?
To be specific, I am using a 10% AHA gel. Thanks!
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
justdnk
(Elk Grove, CA)
on Turbo Booster C Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
From a scientific perspective, this powder will actually work BEST when combined with an acid, even better than if you just put it in a regular serum/moisturizer. In general, ascorbic acid functions best at a pH below 3.5, and AHAs (like glycolic and lactic acid), have a pH around 3-3.5. This synergistic effect is the reason why lots of great exfoliating products include both of these potent ingredients.

Cheers!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
Hi,
As I understand it, you should use acids at night because you need to protect your skin from sunlight after a peel or light acid exfoliation. I use the vitamin C powder in the AM with When Hope is Not enough Serum. I also put on a good sunblock everyday but a higher SPF on days when I exfoliated the night before.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
rose58
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I checked it out, and yes you can. It will have no negative effects on either products. It will probably make the gel very runny though. I LOVE this product!!!! The only downfall is that it makes whatever product your mixing it with turn liquidey. Hope this helped.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
nikitaam
(Las Vegas , Nevada)
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