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Philosophy Time In A Bottle

What it is: A formula that visibly transforms skin by targeting key signs of aging and improving the appearance of radiance, pores, evenness, lines and wrinkles, smoothness, and firmness. What it is formulated to do: Your number one step in any age-preventing or age-correcting routine. Time In A Bottle works two ways: it targets the source of key signs of visible aging even before they appear on the skin’s surface and is remarkably effective in correcting the look of visible skin aging. Unlike other serums, Time In A Bottle goes beyond just improving the signs of aging. A DNA renewal complex helps promote skin’s natural renewal and protection processes, while a high-potency vitamin c8 activator works in synergy to help protect against skin-aging environmental aggressors. A fresh-pour system triggers the highest level of activity and potency by mixing the serum and activator prior to first use. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens Research results:In an independent clinical and self-assessment study with 117 women: - You will see improved radiance, evenness, and texture of skin in just 1 week - 87% of women showed clinical improvement in skin’s firmness and elasticity in 4 weeks - 88% of women experienced an improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles in 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 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 2 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 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 8 months ago
sagitta
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What type of moisturizer should be used with this?
asked 2 years, 9 months 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 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 8 months ago
grassypaws
(New York)
answer 4
Miracle Worker should work well with it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
susu121
(VA)
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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 2 years, 9 months ago
lafemme08
(College Station, TX)
on Time In A Bottle
4 answers
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answer 1
This product is not oily. I have to use a moisturizer in addition to this. That being said, I am not recommending this product. I have found the Miracle Worker retinoid pads to be the most beneficial.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
KellBall
(Bella Vista, AR)
answer 2
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 2 years, 8 months ago
Giselie
(San Mateo, Ca)
answer 3
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 2 years, 8 months ago
cuttinkitty
(Gate City, VA)
answer 4
I have oily skin, as well, and this has not made my skin any more oily than normal.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
grassypaws
(New York)
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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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 8 months ago
Giselie
(San Mateo, Ca)
answer 3
I use this during the day and Help Me at night.
answered 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 3 months 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 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 2 months 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 2 years, 2 months 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 2 years, 2 months 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 2 years, 9 months 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 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 9 months ago
nikkim1778
(Omaha, NE)
answer 3
I notice no scent
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
momofcha
(Chicago, IL)
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Does this replace the Miracle Work Pads?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Hols2
(Boston, MA)
on Time In A Bottle
3 answers
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answer 1
No. Keep using the retinoid pads and don't waste your money on this. I've noticed no added benefit whatsoever.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
KellBall
(Bella Vista, AR)
answer 2
I am thinking it will replace the miracle worker AM Pads.. not the PM pads, because the PM pads are one of their best sellers
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Giselie
(San Mateo, Ca)
answer 3
no it does not. i would use the miracle work pads, then after use your time in a bottle serum, followed by your moisturizer. The miracle work pads are used to exfoliate your skin, to remove dead skin cells for more brighter, smoother skin.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
KristoferRobn
(Santa Maria, CA)
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Is this product safe when breast feeding?
asked 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 3 months ago
Renee23
answer 2
YES! :)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Giselie
(San Mateo, Ca)
answer 3
Hi Wattsup10,

We recommend consulting your Doctor before starting any new products while pregnant.
answered 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 8 months ago
Giselie
(San Mateo, Ca)
answer 3
Use time in a bottle on clean skin before your moisturizer.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
becauseshecan
(Southern California)
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Does this product suffice as an eye serum, or do you need that additionally?
I'm in my early 20s and the only signs of aging I have seen so far are very faint lines around my eyes. I use Clinique's All About Eyes cream, would that plus this product be sufficient for fighting current/future signs of again, or does one need an additional eye-specific serum?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Nashville, TN)
on Time In A Bottle
3 answers
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answer 1
I think that what you are using is enough. At your age sun screen would be more beneficial. And RBF! Smiling causes wrinkles!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
KellBall
(Bella Vista, AR)
answer 2
This is perfect for an eye cream, and the rest of the face. I am also in my 20s and like you, my eyes are really the only sign I am seeing right now. Ever since I started using this my lines are disappearing, and quickly at that. This is super sensitive, so it should work ideally. Hope that answers your question!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
JJJor
(New York)
answer 3
For a younger person in their late 20's or 30's, it would do well as an eye serum; for an older person with thinner skin around the eyes, you would probably need something heavier for an eye serum.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
prunebody
(Pryor, OK)
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