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Miracle Worker™ Set


Miracle Worker™ Set

What it is:An antiaging skincare set with ingredients clinically proven to visibly improve the signs of aging.What it is formulated to do:Philosophy's "miracle worker" products feature retinoids, an amazing class of ingredients proven to diminish the appearance of deep wrinkles. Used together, the products in this routine promote improved elasticity and firmness of skin. Over time, skintone and texture can achieve an ageless look. This set contains:- 2 oz Miracle Worker Anti-Aging Retinoid Solution- 60 Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Pads- .45 oz Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Eye Cream- 2 oz Miraculous Anti-Aging MoisturizerWhat else you need to know:These products are appropriate for all skin types.- Retinoid Pads: a unique patent-pending technology delivers the anti-aging benefits of a retinoid, with less potential for irritation.- Moisturizer: the highest level of antioxidants of any philosophy moisturizer to help support natural collagen. Research results:Based on a 12-week, daily-use consumer study, 90% of women said they liked and would continue to use the routine. Clinically proven to visibly improve the signs of aging, including lines, elasticity, discoloration, pore size, sagginess, clarity, rough texture, and dullness.
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Questions & Answers for Philosophy Miracle Worker™ Set

Question
Are the retinoid pads supposed to be moist?
I feel like the obvious answer is "yes" but the kit didn't include much in the way of directions/product info.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
elyon
(Pittsburgh, PA)
on Miracle Worker™ Set
7 answers
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answer 1
i KNOW you have heard it 1 million times but i wish i could shout from the mountain tops....young women WEAR your SUNSCREEN! I am 60 yrs old and I SO WISH I hadn't worshiped the sun! I can say i do have nice skin but that is from being diligent in my skin regime. you don't have 2nd chances so take care of what you have!!!!!!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
weezielou
(Pueblo, CO)
answer 2
you are to add the retinoid solution (entire contents) into the container of retinoid pads. Discard the empty bottle and be sure to cover and properly close the pad container. They will be moist but not dripping.....hope this helps
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
kcharles
(Elk Grove, CA)
answer 3
The pads feel slightly moist to the touch, even on the top of the stack. I did save that inner plastic liner cover thingy that seems to make a good seal to try to keep the pads in good shape. The one failing of this kit is that there doesn't seem to be any instructions or directions in the box, all I could find was the skimpy directions on the end flap of the outer box. But I guess, maybe they thought that was enough info, who knows?
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
prettyinpa
(Central PA)
answer 4
I am not sure by your question if you poored the contents of the brown bottle onto the pads, but if you did not, that is why they were not moist. They come to you dry in the container. I love the product, by the way!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
donahue
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 5
You pour the liquid on the pads. The liquid Rerinoid is in the brown/tan glass bottle. Just pour it on the pads and use within three months or so.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ka1nicole0126
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 6
If I remember correctly, somewhere on the package or bottle it said to pour the entire contents of the 2oz.retinoid solution on the pads. That's what I did and the pads work great. Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
eluna0
(napa, CA)
answer 7
They're dry when you get them and you're supposed to pour the retinol solution in the brown bottle over the pads.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
heidijennifer
(Sunny CA)
Question
is it safe to use these pads and tan?
im going on vacation and plan to suntan- is it bad to use these pads and tan as well?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
manta
(philadelphia, pa)
on Miracle Worker™ Set
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes you can become more sensitive to the sun(Burn) after using any form of retinol/retinoid/retin A
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
tbeebe
(Ponchatoula La)
answer 2
Not really a good idea. Go on vacation, enjoy your tan, then when you feel ready, start using the products. This will lighten your skin since you will be increasing cell turnover and the new cells won't have the same concentration of melanin. Also, I personally wouldn't want to use a product that increases cell turnover while putting myself at risk for free radical damage precipitated by UV radiation. Use a face lotion with an SPF of at least 30, make sure it blocks both UVA/UVB and try to get something with an antioxidant. (antioxidants are supposed to be able to neutralize free radicals, i.e., getting to them before they get to your DNA and potentially cause mutations).
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
claire2
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
You can but the product will remove most of the fake tan so it's hardly worth the trouble to tan your face if you're going to use a product like this.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
heidijennifer
(Sunny CA)
answer 4
I WOULD ADVISE NOT TO TAN BECAUSE THERE IS RETIN A IN THE PADS. WHENERVER USING RETIN A YOU MUST ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN!!!!!! CAN I SAY IT ANY LOUDER?
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
weezielou
(Pueblo, CO)
answer 5
No you should not, the retinoid makes your skin extra susceptible to burning and further damaging your skin. If you're going to tan anyway I'd go at least a week without using them.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
luvian
(Ohio)
answer 6
It is not safe to tan in the sun at all times
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
judywill4
(Manteca, CA)
Question
Back of hands?
OK... can anyone clue me in... Why do we swipe along the back of our hands? Should I be putting moisturizer there too? What about SPF i the morning? Will it really matter? I love how my face feels and I do think I'm starting to see some results (1 week of use)... but I just don't really get the hands related aspect. Thanks!
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Philly, PA)
on Miracle Worker™ Set
6 answers
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answer 1
To alleviate wrinkles and signs of aging on the hands, I know my hands look better after wiping with retinol solution, maybe even less age spots too?
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
chickie12
(Northport, MI)
answer 2
It exfoliates that top layer of skin and makes the backs of your hands softer. You should definitely be using a good hand lotion.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
dcgoode
(Drummonds, TN)
answer 3
Ladies forget that the back of their hands age also. So, to help keep the age spots and wrinkles from taking over, use this as you would your face. Might want to use gloves at night to help it sink in more and not get wiped off from the covers.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
christinam2000
(Anaheim Hills, CA)
answer 4
I wondered the same thing about the hands! They look great, but just curious why the hands...why not the neck or cleavage area...nope, swipe it on the back of your hands ladies....do see a difference in the overall appearance of my skin...my foundation has SPF, so I have myself covered since the product doesn't have it...
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
spursfan
(Schertz, TX)
answer 5
I use what's left on the retinol pad on the back of my hands only AFTER I use it on my neck. It DOES seem to make a difference, especially if you've been hard on your hands and not really given them much attention in the past (like me).

As far as applying the moisturizer (Miracle Worker) to the back of your hands too, that's up to you. Personally, I think it's too expensive to apply to hands when there are a lot of great hand lotions which offer the same benefits.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
dwills
(Georgetown, TX)
answer 6
My dermatologist suggested to me many years ago that any anti-anging regime that I do to my face, I do to the back of my hands as well. That includes moisturizers with SPF. The skin on the back of your hands tend to age even quicker than the skin on your face because the skin on your hand is much thinner than the skin on your face. There is nothing more telling about a woman's age than the condition of her hands.

I have been using all of the retinoids, hydroquinone, serums, etc that I use of my face, on the back of my hands for about 5 years now, and the back of my hands are as smooth and soft as a baby's bottom. It only takes an extra 15 seconds of your time and just a tiny extra bit of product .
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
sandyspring4104
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
How long does this product typically last?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Des Moines)
on Miracle Worker™ Set
6 answers
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answer 1
2 months
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
tbeebe
(Ponchatoula La)
answer 2
TYPICALLY 60 DAYS, BEING FAITHFUL TO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
weezielou
(Pueblo, CO)
answer 3
If you mean, how long do the pads stay good in the jar, it is recommended that you use them up within 3 months. With 60 pads in the jar, that's pretty easy to do. The moisturizer and serum have 12 month expiration times.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
prettyinpa
(Central PA)
answer 4
The moisturizer lasts forever - I just need a tiny dab for my whole face.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
dalloway
(Columbus OH)
answer 5
the pads last close to 3 monthes depending on if you use them everyday or not. the moisterizer lasted longer. had to get the pads before the cream.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ryderbike
(osh kosh wi)
answer 6
It keeps my skin soft all day long. If you're talking about how long it lasts until it runs out, the moisturizer lasted me about 5 months, and I used it as part of both my morning and night routines.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
valoria
(Philadelphia, PA)
Question
Can I use the pads and concentrate around eye area?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
darytan
on Miracle Worker™ Set
6 answers
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answer 1
Use eye cream only around eyes Miracle Worker eye cream is great
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
tbeebe
(Ponchatoula La)
answer 2
I use it around the outer edges of my eyes (where the crows feet live) but not in the softer eye socket area. That's too delicate an area and it could migrate into your eyes.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
dcgoode
(Drummonds, TN)
answer 3
I use the pads all over my face and yes, I do rub delicately around my eye/crows feet area.

Use it on the back of your hands too. It really makes a difference!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
kellymac70
(Lenexa, KS)
answer 4
I DO AND HAVE ACTUALLY SEEN A DIFFERENCE IN THE TEXTURE OF THE SKIN. IT MAY NOT DO THIS FOR EVERYONE BUT IT HAS FOR ME!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
weezielou
(Pueblo, CO)
answer 5
Yes, I do it nightly/
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
judywill4
(Manteca, CA)
answer 6
No.. I would not use it around the delicate eye area.. use the Eye hope.. its awesome.. a little goes a long way and pat it around the eye area..works great!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
sandrashopper1
(Seattle,Wa)
Question
Skin is dry and red (Day 2)...should I stop using?
Hi there!
I've been using this kit for 2 days and the first day everything seemed fine. (steps: pads, concentrate then moisturizer) Today, I washed my face and applied the "Hope" oil free SPF 30 moisturizer. This afternoon, I noticed that my cheeks were really pink, irritated and dry. Am i doing something wrong? Should I discontinue using this?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
colleen297
on Miracle Worker™ Set
5 answers
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answer 1
I can tell you from experience ANYTHING with retinol will make your skin red and irritated when you FIRST start applying it.
Stick with it and the symtoms most always disappear as do your skin problems. I LOVE this product!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
weezielou
(Pueblo, CO)
answer 2
I would try not to use the hope in a Jar w SPF. Sometimes the SPF irritates my skin. I use the HOIJ (no SPF) and wait about 15 min and then apply the Philosophy supernatural (SPF 15) instead of a regular foundation.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
tknapp65
(long Island, NY)
answer 3
Yes! You are not supposed to use the pads AND the concentrate together. It's either one or the other. I use the pads and moisturizer at night, and the concentrate and moisturizer in the AM.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
valoria
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 4
I do not use the pads and the concentrate together. At night, after washing my face, I use the pads and moisturizer. In the morning, I use the concentrate and moisturizer. Maybe combination of the pads and concentrate is too much for your skin?
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
annadee03
(Asheville, NC)
answer 5
I've never had a problem or reaction to the product, so I can't give you any "real" advice. I know that if I had a reaction, I'd stop using the product for a few days to see if the issue cleared up and was actually related or could have possibly been something else.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kellymac70
(Lenexa, KS)
Question
When, how often, and in what order, do you apply each product?
What is the routine? The directions on the bottles say to use as directed - and then I do not see detailed directions. For example - If I use the retinoid pads at night, do I apply the concentrate and moisturizer on top of that? Or don't use at the same time? Do I use a cleanser before applying the retinoid solution?
Please and Thanks.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
imperfectly5
(Cincinnati, OH)
on Miracle Worker™ Set
5 answers
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answer 1
I cleanse, use the retinoid pad all over, including neck, follow with the serum & moisturizer... dont forget your eye cream last :)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
zephyr710
(Defiance,OH)
answer 2
directions are always on the box they come in.
- retinioid solution
serum
lotion
I only use it at bedtime, and use a lighter moisturizer for day time
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
hotwahine
(Lihue, Hi)
answer 3
Concentrate and Moisturizer DAY and NIGHT on clean skin
Retiniod pads ONLY AT NIGHT
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
tbeebe
(Ponchatoula La)
answer 4
after washing my face i apply the retinoid to the pad, gently rub it on my face. then i apply the concentrate to my face and neck. after that, i apply the moisturizer to my face and neck.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
solarbrat
(Wellington, CO)
answer 5
I read the directions as....use pads nightly, serum nightly, cream night and day. I use pads, serum, cream in pm and just cream in am. Although I think it wouldn't hurt sometimes in am and pm because sometimes I use it that way :).
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
beautyinandout
(Torrance,CA)
Question
Age for use?
This sounds a little silly...
I am only 24 so do not have many wrinkles yet. I do have a few though, mostly around my eyes. I am looking for a product to diminish the appearance of existing wrinkles and help prevent new wrinkles from forming. Does this product fit the bill? Am I too young for it?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
nemi
(Kansas City, MO)
on Miracle Worker™ Set
5 answers
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answer 1
I CAN TELL YOU AS I TELL ALL MY YOUNGER FRIENDS IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO START! I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS, BUT BE FAITHFUL, AND YOU WILL SEE A DIFFERENCE!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
weezielou
(Pueblo, CO)
answer 2
Honestly .. you probably are to young.. :) but.. there is nothing wrong with using thier sunscreen products to prevent future wrinkles..!! I use the SPF 30.. use it during winter too!!! drink lots of water.. eat healthy foods.. and your skin will GLOW!!... I am 42 and NO ONE believes me.. because I always use sunscreen!!!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
sandrashopper1
(Seattle,Wa)
answer 3
It seems to be diminishing the lines around my eyes, I have been using the kit for 2 weeks. I would think that one is never too young to take good care of their skin and if you start early, maybe you can put off needing "work" of the more invasive kind! Good luck!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
prettyinpa
(Central PA)
answer 4
Go for it. I am 27 and use it. I love Philosophy and I am hoping this set will make some of my fine lines disappear. I wish I started using these products before I had fine lines. I think you are smart for trying to take good care of your skin now.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ka1nicole0126
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 5
I'm 24 and I had a few forehead micro hairline wrinkles forming, too. It's taken care of them, so far but I had entirely different reasons for buying this set. It, apparently, helps with pimples too. I can't imagine being an adult and having acne and wrinkles at the same time, but, hey, that's what happened to me. I've never broken out until I hit 23, weird. Every skin type is different and I found that I'm sensitive to Benzoyl Peroxide, this doesn't have it and that's why I tried it.

Good luck with your decision-making! I love it and I hope you do, too.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
tetrakiss
(Laguna Niguel, CA)
Question
Has anyone had really dry and itchy skin using these products? I mean really itchy including the scalp?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
ljld
(North Branford, CT)
on Miracle Worker™ Set
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No dryness or iching when I have used this product
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
tbeebe
(Ponchatoula La)
answer 2
I haven't had dry skin, just nice and soft. Are you using on your scalp? Maybe cut back and use it every other day? Good luck!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
beautyinandout
(Torrance,CA)
answer 3
I don't use it on my scalp. If it is causing you really bad itching and dry skin, you must be sensitive or allergic to something in the product.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
dcgoode
(Drummonds, TN)
answer 4
I can't say that I felt "itchy", but my face was definitely peeling and flaking. I figured that by decreasing my pad use to every other day, I could maintain the beneficial aspects of the products without looking like a monster! If it does cause you to itch and the feeling doesn't go away, you could be sensitive to the retinoid or another ingredient. Remember sun exposure exacerbates the effects of a retinol/retinoid/Vitamin A product, so my advice is to not use these products against the recommendations of Philosophy (only use pads at night & use a sunscreen! I always use a face lotion with an SPF 30 or higher every day, and I personally don't use any of these products during the day since my own skin is so sensitive). Best of Luck!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
claire2
(San Antonio, TX)
Question
SPF??
I've been using this set for a couple of weeks now and notice a difference in my skin (for the BETTER!). I only use this set at night (cleaning with Purity); and in the morning I use Microdelivery wash, when hope is not enough serum, pangea eye cream and hope in a jar moisturizer WHICH I LUV!!!. I do NOT like the HIAJ w/spf at all. I haven't been using an spf and I know I should. Can anyone suggest an spf without my having to give up HIAJ moisturizer in the am? I have normal skin type.
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
csyoung
(Elizabeth, NJ)
on Miracle Worker™ Set
3 answers
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answer 1
I use the Philosphy supernatural air brush powder for a foundation and it has a SPF of fifteen. I really hate the feel of foundation on my skin, but this is so light and really does a great job. It won't cover everything, but does even out your skin tone.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
tknapp65
(long Island, NY)
answer 2
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45 0.12 oz, it is a powder and can be used over the moisturizer. I use hope in a jar too and hate the formula with the spf so I just use this over my face before I head out in the morning!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
karaaustin
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
For SPF, I don't rely on the Hope in a Jar moisturizer, I use the actual Philosophy Sunscreen. It's thicker and serves a better purpose than the moisturizer with SPF. I asked one of the girls at the Sephora store and she told me that moisturizers with SPF don't offer as thorough of coverage.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kellymac70
(Lenexa, KS)
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