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Philosophy Help Me


help me

help me, a night-time treatment, was originally created for the medical market for people who have been unable to use retin-a. help me utilizes a patented microsponge delivery system that generates delivery of the retinol into the pore on a time release basis. help me is a must-have for deeply congested pores. it is also an excellent anti-aging product that is used alone or prior to your moisturizer.

you need this product if:

  • you have deeply clogged pores
  • you want the ultimate multi-tasking product that will clear pores, even pigment, and reduce fine lines
  • you want the benefits of a vitamin a product without the peeling
  • you seek something more gentle than retin-a
  • you want a deep cleansing facial while you sleep
  • pregnant women should consult their physician before using this product as it contains retinol

Product Details

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  • apply a small amount to clean, dry, skin in the evening before bedtime. keep away from eye and lip area. use in p.m. only!

  • water, caprylic/capric triglyceride, emulsfying wax, glycerin, c10-30 cholesterol / lanosterol esters, cetyl ricinoleate, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, benzyl alcohol, cyclomethicone, retinol , tocopherol acetate, ascorbyl palmitate, acrylates copolymer, stearic acid, peg-10 soya sterol, phenoxyethanol, magnesium aluminum silicate, methylparaben, triethanolamine, disodium edta, bisabolol, bht

Customer Reviews

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(16 Reviews)

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Best Retinol Cream


Help Me is gentle and really works to smooth fine lines and diminish the appearance of pores. I also use prescription Retin-A but I really do prefer Help Me because it doesn't cause any dryness or redness. Anyone who wants amazing skin should add this product to their skincare regime .

23 January 2013 by

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Good Product


I am still on my first tube, but I can tell a difference in my skin. There is no change really in my pore size, but it has really helped with the breaking out. My skin is a lot clearer. Even though I have oily skin, this did cause dryness after a few days of use. So now I mix a dab with a dab of my Mario Badescu control cream at night. That works great. I would reccomend to anyone to give it a try.

18 December 2012 by

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This is a great product


After using this for just a week, the lines around my lips are less noticeable. I'm very pleased with the product.

22 February 2012 by

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It really helps


My daughter and I are using Help Me for different reasons: she is using it to treat her acne and I'm using it for rosacea, excema, fine lines, etc. Both of us have seen improvement in our complexion. I've used in the past prescribed retinol creams that caused me rash. Help Me has a slow release action; hence, it does not cause any side effects.

12 October 2011 by

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Does what it says!


I adore this stuff! It has made my skin smoother, and overall in better condition! My skin tone has improved, and also my acne has improved. I'm getting dry patches due to age, but still have acne flare ups. This stuff has fixed all my problems. It's lightweight, doesn't burn, and feels great. A tad expensive, but well worth it to me. I will definitely buy again.

4 August 2011 by

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Gentle Retinol


I've been using this stuff for a few months now and have really seen a difference on my lines. I haven't seen much difference in my acne, though but overall it's pretty good.I like that it's not too harsh on my skin and that it can be used every day.

25 October 2010 by

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Good Results


I have sensitive rosacea skin but this products was gentle enough to use for everyday. Would recommend to a friend.

24 July 2009 by

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After spending hndreds of dollars on products that made my face worse I finally gave this a try. I had bumps under my skin due to congested pores. My skin is sensitive and dry to normal. I might add, for the first time in years I am blemish free as well as have the lip lines above the upper lip diminish. I would have to look very hard to find them!No more problem with large pores either. Ladies give this a try. You won't regret it.

11 November 2008 by

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good product


ive been using this for 5 weeks now and my skin keeps getting softer and less congested

14 August 2008 by

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Worth Every Penny


This stuff is FANTASTIC. It is the highest strength of ACTIVE retinol you can purchase without a doctor's prescription. You can tell that it is still effective because of the metal tube. This product exfoliates over night, and during the summer i don't even need a nightly moisturizer after using this. I don't get pimples, clogged pores, and fine lines are noticeably diminished. By the way, in comment to the review below, this product is NOT going to be discontinued. I emailed the company through their website and they assured me they had no plans whatsoever of discontinuing it. Thank God.

6 June 2008 by

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A Miracle!!!!


I'm 58 years young thanks to Help Me. Not only has it reduced wrinkling but has brightened and refined my complexion. I noticed significant changes after the first week of use. I will continue to use this fabulous product until they come up with something more effective, if that's possible! Thank you, Philosophy, for delivering what you've promised.

13 May 2008 by

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love it


i'm so sad they're discontinuing this item. it works wonders!!

31 August 2007 by

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Used two tubes worth because I really wanted to give it a chance. I noticed NOTHING. Save your $$

20 June 2007 by

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Patience required


I have oily skin with large pores and some fine lines showing already on my forehead. This product is great but you need to give it some time, at least about 3 to 4 weeks until you see the difference: pores refined and less deep, skin tighter. If you use it in combination with a moisturiser it won't dry out your skin either. I think it's a perfect night treatment for skin with large pores and first fine lines as it helps to keep your skin clear and also fights signs of ageing.

5 June 2007 by

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Great 4 sensitive skin


I have sensitive skin and this product doesn't irritate my skin as other products often do. I am able to use this nightly and notice my skin is more even textured and my pores appear smaller. I highly recommend this product!

24 April 2007 by

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Good for starters


I never noticed any peeling or other effects that you can get with Retinol products. I think this was a good prep for my skin before switching to Skinceuticals 1% Retinol. I still use this product once or twice a week to give my skin a break from the stronger stuff.

23 December 2006 by

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