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Philosophy The Present

Description

the present skin perfector

the present formula was originally created for the medical market to give patients with bumpy or irregular skin a smoother skin surface. this product lays down a smoother layer of "second skin" that smoothes out skin irregularities and fine lines.

the present is essentially a "clear makeup" for flawless skin. it is formulated to be used as a last step prior to any makeup to form an invisible barrier that "seals in" moisture for chronically dry skin and active ingredients from treatment products. it keeps out harmful environmental elements by acting like an invisible band-aid. it also contains lysozyme, a natural antimicrobial agent to keep skin radiantly "clear."

you need this product if:

  • you want to "pave the surface" of your skin for your foundation or powder.
  • you want a protective layer to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out.
  • you want to look 100% better, wearing 50% less makeup.
  • you enjoy an oil free moisturizer.
  • your skin is oily or prone to break-out.
  • you do a lot of air travel and need to "seal in" your moisturizer.

Product Details

Brand:
  • philosophy
Directions:
  • apply to a clean, dry face. product must be allowed to absorb for a full two minutes before applying makeup.

Ingredients:
  • water (agua), cyclomethicone, behenyl alcohol, dimethiconol, cetyl dimethicone, lysozyme, sodium citrate, peg-12 dimethicone, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, lavendula augustifolia (lavender) oil, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben.

Customer Reviews

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Summary

4.12

4.12

(25 Reviews)

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Smooth Complexion

4

So, ThatGuy might use this when he's going out at night. I have fair skin and some things on my face show easily. This really just evens out my complexion, but it also lightens up my face (think whiter). Some wrinkles go away and also blemishes. It's like a second skin over your face, and because of that it can feel heavy or cakey. Nothing wrong with a guy being vain!

Fri Dec 14 04:18:50 GMT 2012 by

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Great product

5

I found this product to do exactly what it describes. I put a thin layer over my moisturizer and under the Supernatural Powder and my skin comes out looking flawless! It covers my red, rosacea covered cheeks and makes my skin look airbrushed. It does not feel heavy at all. I only wait a couple of minutes before applying the Supernatural and it does not cake one bit!

Tue Apr 19 09:04:41 BST 2011 by

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Worst purchase ever!

1

Used this in conjunction with the philosophy airbrushed canvas foundation, only to find pores are bigger and fine lines more prominent, and foundation sticks to where it was applied and doesn't blend. Control shines just a tad. Now just sits in my make-up draw.

Mon Oct 11 09:29:43 BST 2010 by

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Great product

5

This is one of those products that works so well, you forget you need it, until the occasional day you forget to apply it.I use it after moisturizer, but before foundation.It creates a "canvas" for the face and helps fill in fine lines for smooth foundation coverage. It also feels like it creates a slight protective barrier for the face.When I forget to apply this, my skin feels thinner and its lines are more apparent.This product smells really nice too!

Sat May 08 14:44:03 BST 2010 by

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Not sure what this is supposed to do

3

I was hoping for a product that would do one, some, or all of the following: even my skin tone, make it easier to apply make-up, help the make-up last longer, and/or minimize pores. I didn't get any of these. The only use I can find for this product is wearing it alone when I work out since it's a tiny bit better than wearing nothing. The one time I tried wearing it alone in a regular context, a friend exclaimed, "Oh my gosh, I never noticed that you have freckles!" Hmm... not the reaction I was going for.

Mon Dec 07 07:12:42 GMT 2009 by

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Great stuff!

5

I love this stuff - especially if you don't want to wear make-up. It does feel a little heavy when you start putting it on, but that feeling quickly fades and all you can feel is soft, smooth skin. I just love it.

Fri May 22 12:46:27 BST 2009 by

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THE PRESENT?..SHOULD BE THE "GIFT":)

5

if you are looking for a product that give you the best possible canvas for your face..buy this...NOW. Working in the entertainment biz..I check out LOTS of products..but this one is amazing...it definitely is the best ever after moisturez and before foundation..the price is right and you just have to order it..it is amazing!!

Tue May 12 11:43:29 BST 2009 by

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Love it! No more foundation needed!

5

I've been one to never go to work without foundation on. I have oily skin with some acne scarring. I started using this about 6 months ago and haven't used anything else since. I use just this and then use a little concealor to hide my scarring and then I put loose powder on top. It gives me a nice matte look and I get compliments all the time. People always ask what makeup I use and they're surprised when I tell them none! Just the skin perfector! Now in the beginning I did try putting a liquid foundation over it. It was horrible! I also tried a powder foundation and a mineral foudnation. Those worked fine. But I've come to realize I don't need the foundation at all. Love this stuff!

Wed Aug 06 03:49:08 BST 2008 by

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Flawless

5

This is one of my favorite products, and the best mattifier I've ever tried. Apply as a final step, then give it a few minutes to set before applying makeup and WOW. Bye-bye pores. Hello smooth, even skin tone. I love it!

Fri Jun 06 05:48:18 BST 2008 by

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Not worth the $$

2

I'm a 35 year old who loves Philosphy's skin care line, so I tried this product with high hopes. That hope being that I would be able to wear less makeup because my skin would look 'perfected'...WRONG! It did make my skin feel smoother after I first put it on, but other than that intial softness, I saw no benefit. I also waited more than 10 minutes to apply my makeup and when I did the skin perfector seem to 'cake-up' and flake off.

Fri Apr 04 10:38:49 BST 2008 by

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Thee best!

5

This product is one of the best i have every tried. It only takes a small amount to do the whole face. I warm it in between my hands first and it goes on smoothly to leave a lovely finish, perfect to wear on its own or under makeup. As a non makeup wearer, my skin just looks more smooth, radiant and healthy. The best so far from philosophy.

Sat Nov 24 06:04:00 GMT 2007 by

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Not getting the hype

2

I really like philosophy products so bought this with a positive bias. Frankly, I don't think it does much of anything...maybe it's my eyesight (or lack of)but this was a waste for me.

Wed Sep 05 11:27:53 BST 2007 by

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Raves from a

5

Although I'm a girly girl, I have never liked wearing foundation - just lip gloss & eye makeup. This product gives me the finished look that I want without the feeling of being overdone.

Thu Jul 05 03:50:08 BST 2007 by

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loved it

5

this product is great over hope in a jar and then covered with supernatural make-up. You could also do it alone. It gave my skin a smoother looking surface, minimizing pores and reducing appearance of fine lines. I have sensitive skin and this did not aggravate it but almost seemed to protect it.

Tue Jun 19 13:57:35 BST 2007 by

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Best primer on the market!

5

I was blown away at how wonderful this product works to fill in lines and pores!Even better,it smoothes out any acne scars (aka, pitts and ice pick scars)! What a great before makeup primer, better than Photo Finish by Smashbox! Well worth the money,as the tube contains enough for 60+ applications!

Tue May 29 17:15:57 BST 2007 by

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Just an ordinary moisturizer

2

This did nothing for me. Just moisturizes and makes my face a bit less shiny. But it didnt make my skin smoother and more flawless at all (I have combination skin with some acne scars). It was a bit "wax like", but that didnt bother me.

Sun Feb 25 02:32:08 GMT 2007 by

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Can't be without it!

5

Best primer. I have combination skin and love it. The consistency is thick, however,I put a small amt. on the back of my hand then I smooth a thin layer over my entire face and neck. You have to give it a few minutes, but it will absorb. I use The Present clear powder under it in the summertime. In the winter I think it gives my face that added layer of proteciton against the cold. I can't say enough about it.

Sun Jan 21 09:02:14 GMT 2007 by

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great stuff!

5

This has become one of my won't-be-without-it products! The premise seemed a bit odd to me - clear makeup?! - but I've used other primers so I was willing to give it a try. This is the only one I'll use now. It really will make your skin look better, even if you don't put anything over it. I only use powder foundations, like the supernatural, but I find that just translucent powder over it is just as good! Great on it's own, too. And very affordable! By the way - I also purchased On a Clear Day skin protector for problem skin - it's the exact same product! But at $25 for 2 oz vs. $15 for 1 oz, this is the better buy.

Mon Jan 08 06:24:55 GMT 2007 by

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Kind of heavy

3

At first I thought it was great because it does smooth the skin. However, as it says, it is like "paving the way," creating a thin wax-like layer

Mon Oct 02 19:19:19 BST 2006 by

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Great product!

5

I've never used a primer before,but now I'm very satisfied.It does exactly what it says.It works great as a moisturizer and it makes my skin like velvet,so my make up is spread easily!Also it works perfect on my fine lines!It really helps & definetely I'll buy it again!

Thu Sep 28 08:39:51 BST 2006 by

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