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Philosophy Time In A Bottle

What it is: A revolutionary antiaging serum that reduces visible signs of aging and damage not yet visible on the surface by supporting skin’s healthy, natural function. What it is formulated to do: Transform your skin inside and out at any age. Time In A Bottle daily age-defying serum helps defy the appearance of all major signs of aging—visible and not yet visible—on the skin's surface. This formula features a breakthrough complex that supports healthy skin function and promotes skin's natural renewal and protection processes. It also features a high-potency vitamin c8 activator that works in synergy to help protect from skin-aging environmental aggressors and further damage. The unique, fresh-pour system triggers the highest level of activity and potency by mixing the serum and activator prior to first use. It's a must-have for any skin type at any age to help skin appear radiant, poreless, even, wrinkle-free, smooth, and firm. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens Research results: In a clinical study on 120 women, ages 25 to 55, once daily use: - 82% showed improvement in signs of aging not yet visible on the surface after 4 weeks - 95% showed significant reduction in visible signs of aging after 8 weeks
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Questions & Answers for Philosophy Time In A Bottle

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Anyone encountered flaking/peeling with this product?
I just bought this product and after one use, I noticed white flakes on my face. I can't tell if it's the product itself flaking/peeling off or if it's dead skin cells being chemically exfoliated off. Has this happened to anyone else? I applied the product to clean, dry skin and did not apply any additional products to my face.
asked 10 months ago
leeyah87
(Honolulu, HI)
on Time In A Bottle
5 answers
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answer 1
that is actually a good thing if your skin is starting to dry and flake(that means its doing its job). that is how you get rid of lines and wrinkles by taking layer by layers of skin off at a time. when I use a product to get rid of wrinkles that is what I look for and by the time my wrinkle(s) are gone then I use a moisturizer to take care of the dry skin! a lot of people don't know that retinol is actually supposed to make your skin peel so spread the word! I see a lot of reviews on anti aging products where people give it a one star because it dried their skin out.. that's what it is supposed to do.
answered 5 months ago
brittM90
answer 2
Hi I too saw flaking at first, but after a couple uses that will stop. I also did not see how great this product is until a month of use. I love it!
answered 10 months ago
ShopALot7
(Columbus, Ohio)
answer 3
This happened to be also! I couldnt get it to stop so I'm taking the serum back!
answered 10 months ago
LPHouston
(houston TX)
answer 4
I wondered about this also. When I used it the first week I didn't see any flaking but the other day I used it and when I put on my sunscreen, it started flaking/peeling off. I don't know if its because of exfoliating or if the product doesn't mix well with my sunscreen.
answered 10 months ago
clavigne
answer 5
For myself I got all sorts of dry patches all over my face from using this product, frankly - I returned it. I used it for 3 weeks and found no difference in my skin tone other than damage done by it.
I've used other products like this and seen results within the first week, with no flaking and dry patches and damage. Hope this helps.
answered 10 months ago
sagitta
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What type of moisturizer should be used with this?
asked 1 year ago
trickleofyouth
(Oklahoma City, ok)
on Time In A Bottle
4 answers
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answer 1
Any type of moisturizer, depending on your skin type :)
answered 11 months ago
Giselie
(San Mateo, Ca)
answer 2
I have been using take a deep breath and I love the results. I have acne prone, combination skin and this combination has worked miracles for me. I cleanse with miracle worker, apply time in a bottle, hope in a tube and finish with take a deep breath. My skin has never looked more refreshed, clear, smooth or younger.
answered 11 months ago
cuttinkitty
(Gate City, VA)
answer 3
I haven't used anything other than my normal moisturizer for sensitive/reactive skin and it seems to be fine.
answered 11 months ago
grassypaws
(New York)
answer 4
Miracle Worker should work well with it.
answered 1 year ago
susu121
(VA)
Question
Can you use Philo Help Me with this?
Can I combine the Help me night treatment with this serum? Should I put this on first, then add the Help me. Or use this during the day and the help me at night. Or do I even need the help me?
asked 11 months ago
CHMgirl1922
on Time In A Bottle
4 answers
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answer 1
This is ideal as a morning treatment. It's perfect pair is a retinol at night, such as help me.
answered 11 months ago
IAHawkGirl
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 2
Yes you definitely would want to use the Help me, and that should be at night.. Time in a Bottle in the morning.. a nice skincare regimen :)
answered 11 months ago
Giselie
(San Mateo, Ca)
answer 3
I use this during the day and Help Me at night.
answered 11 months ago
pcknits
(Muncie, IN)
answer 4
If you are going to use them together, apply time in a bottle first followed with the Help Me. You can just use this once a day and apply it in the morning and use the Help Me solo at night but you are going to get optimal results when used together. Maybe start off applying twice a day and tapering off to once a day after a month as maintenance. I'll be using mine twice a day until someone pries the empty bottle out of my cold lifeless hands :)
answered 11 months ago
cuttinkitty
(Gate City, VA)
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Do you need to apply an SPF when usin this product in the A.M.?
Just wondering if this will cause you to have a Sun sensitivity? I don't want to burn my face by setting by a window or riding in a car! Some of my powders have an Spf & some don't (same w/ some primer like Tarte Bright-Clean Slate) on the day's when I just want something quick. Most times I wear a BB or CC so I'm covered. Just wondering for my " in a rush day's " / lazy days! Any feedback ( this will be my 2nd question posted for this prod. ) would be greatly appreciated :) ! Thank you ladies!
asked 5 months, 4 weeks ago
IRISHQUEEN
(Guntersville,AL.)
on Time In A Bottle
4 answers
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answer 1
It will not cause sun sensitivity but you should always apply spf in the morning, especially if you are investing good money in anti-aging products!
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
IAHawkGirl
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 2
Yes, I agree ladies as I experienced this (sunburn) 1st hand jsut by setting by my window in the A.M. (when I 1st woke up) reading and my cheeks got VERY PINK! Live & learn, huh (but damage was done.....BLAH!) ? Thank you ladies for you're time & answering my question.
* I HAVE ANOTHER: Sorry this isn't in the question section. I will copy & paste so it will be there as well :) Again, thanks for answering ladies!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
IRISHQUEEN
(Guntersville,AL.)
answer 3
I would say to use something with sunscreen just to be safe. Anything that exfoliates or encourages exfoliation would, in theory, expose your younger skin cells to the sun. Without the dead cells on top of the young ones, they're more vulnerable to sunlight. You wouldn't want to ruin all your hard work by not protecting your skin!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
qtpham85
(San Jose, CA)
answer 4
Yes, always add sunscreen to your daily facial routine. I have noticed that all the philosophy products I use do not have sunscreen in them.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
SuzanneKent
(Greenville, SC)
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Does it smell?...the Promise in a Bottle has a scent that I don't care for
asked 1 year ago
smartemmm
(Fairfax, CA)
on Time In A Bottle
3 answers
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answer 1
no, for the most part they don't use fragrance, and what u smell is basically natural extracts or other ingredients.. it actually smells nice to me..
answered 11 months ago
Giselie
(San Mateo, Ca)
answer 2
No this stuff does not smell! I absolutely LOVE this stuff! You will not be disappointed. I have only been using it for a week and am amazed with the results. I believe me.... I have literally tried anything and everything when it comes to taking care of my face and this stuff rocks!
answered 1 year ago
nikkim1778
(Omaha, NE)
answer 3
I notice no scent
answered 1 year ago
momofcha
(Chicago, IL)
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Is this oil free?
I have extremely oily skin and want to make sure I am not adding fuel to the fire!
asked 11 months ago
lafemme08
(College Station, TX)
on Time In A Bottle
3 answers
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answer 1
This is a products that's great for oily, dry and combination skin.. you'll be doing your skin a favor by using this since it also reduces pore size ;)
answered 11 months ago
Giselie
(San Mateo, Ca)
answer 2
Absolutely not! You will be amazed at actually how clarifying this product is for oily skin. I have combination acne prone skin and it has helped these problems. I tried it for the anti-aging benefits and am pleasantly surprised at all the fringe benefits it has provided for my skin type less oil, acne, and visible scars and that's in addition to erasing my fine lines and improving the deeper ones. You will love this.
answered 11 months ago
cuttinkitty
(Gate City, VA)
answer 3
I have oily skin, as well, and this has not made my skin any more oily than normal.
answered 11 months ago
grassypaws
(New York)
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Is this product safe when breast feeding?
asked 11 months ago
Wattsup10
(Aldie, Va)
on Time In A Bottle
3 answers
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answer 1
NO, it is NOT.
Please google side effects of Maltodextrin. Even if you tolerate it well your baby may not.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Renee23
answer 2
YES! :)
answered 11 months ago
Giselie
(San Mateo, Ca)
answer 3
Hi Wattsup10,

We recommend consulting your Doctor before starting any new products while pregnant.
answered 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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can it be used with When Hope Is Not Enough?
I currently cleans with Purity in the AM& PM. In the morning I use When Hope Is Not Enough and moisturizer with Take a Deep Breath. At night, Miracle Worker™ Miraculous Anti-aging Retinoid Pads and moisturize with Origins Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment. When would I use Time in a Bottle??
asked 11 months ago
helen2009
(Salem, MA)
on Time In A Bottle
3 answers
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answer 1
Time in a Bottle would replace your morning serum (am pads or whine serum).
answered 11 months ago
IAHawkGirl
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 2
Use Time in a Bottle every morning after you wash your face, right before your moisturizer with Sunblock :)
answered 11 months ago
Giselie
(San Mateo, Ca)
answer 3
Use time in a bottle on clean skin before your moisturizer.
answered 11 months ago
becauseshecan
(Southern California)
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Irritates Skin
Does this product irritate sensitive skin?
asked 9 months ago
jerilynn
(Chicago Illinois)
on Time In A Bottle
3 answers
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answer 1
No, I have sensitive skin and it dries it out a tiny bit but nothing that a moisturizer can't handle.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
RoxAD
answer 2
No. I have very sensitive skin (it usually breaks out from even the most expensive and "delicate" of products). At first, I was like you and very hesitant to purchase this due to my bad history with certain products. But somehow philosophy did it and this item is GREAT! Seriously, give it a try. It will not make your skin oily, nor dry it out. It is perfect for sensitive skin, like they made it for people specifically like us.
answered 9 months ago
JJJor
(New York)
answer 3
I've never had anyone complain about it causing irritation and most people with sensitive skin have said that it works really well for them.
answered 9 months ago
sam009
(Kansas City, MO)
Question
is it normal that a lot of dead skin appears everytime my mom uses it?
I bought my mom this product. she uses it twice a day and even after using facial exfoliator, a lot of dead skin appears. Is that normal or it happens only to my mom? should she keeps using it?she's been using it for abt 5-6 weeks and she loves it but i still want to make sure that there is no harm to my mom's skin. thanks in advance!
asked 8 months ago
L3onheartha
on Time In A Bottle
3 answers
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answer 1
She might be using too much. Sometimes if I use too much it balls up around my temples and looks like dead skin, but it's actually the silicone in the product. Tell her to use 1/2 a pump for both eyes and that should do the trick.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
IAHawkGirl
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 2
Imho, your mom is using too much product. Maybe est when used ONCE daily at bedtime. At night, pat moisturizer on top of product to help w/overly dry skin. I'm assuming she uses a daily moisturizer w/spf as well. Also, imho, I would back off exfoliating (1 to 2 x a week) and the Time in a Bottle (every other night maybe). Once skin begins to recover, keep using only @ night and be sure to moisturize morning and evening. Gotta give skin time to recover! Hope I helped!
answered 7 months ago
Hotchick1
(Crawfordsville, IN)
answer 3
They say to use ones a day . I only use it at night follow by a rich moisturizer
answered 8 months ago
Napoletana1
(New york)
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