It’s skincare a’crazy at the moment with some amazing new launches coming our way, obviously, since I decided one of my NY resolutions would be to keep it simple with skincare and not keep adding new things to my routine. Seriously, I don’t think I even achieved two weeks before I started mixing things up, but the intention was there at least. Philosophy have just released two new products, a serum and a tinted moisturiser with SPF called No Reason to Hide, that I think you will find very exciting, as they’re a little bit different from the more typical skin evening releases, which I’ll explain.
I’m spot-prone and I have lots and lots of post-spot marks. Most of the products released to target hyperpigmentation and general unevenness tend to upset spots and are usually formulated for skins that are free from acne, which is not me. Even though the new No Reason to Hide products aren’t really focussed on spot-fighting, they contain some great ingredients that should help keep the spots at bay whilst fighting the post-spot marks, which I find really exciting! The key ingredients and actives in both products are Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Vitamin C and salicylic acid which are all housed within soothing marine and botanical extracts. Any spot sufferers will recognise these ingredients as some of the leading spot fighters, but the fact that these products are actually designed for pigmentation and not actual spots is even more exciting.
The two products in the range are the No Reason to Hide Multi Imperfection Transforming Serum which is used under moisturiser or foundation to deal with a whole host of skin issues alongside pigmentation, such as rough texture, pores, red marks and general blotchiness. This is the key product from the duo, with the second product, the No Reason to Hide Instant Skin Tone Perfecting Moisturizer, containing a maintenance dose of the serum alongside an SPF20 and and a tint that I have to confess, I’ve already started using as it’s got a lovely, creamy yet light finish that could easily be worn alone to just tone down redness if you haven’t got skin like mine! I’m trying to hold off using it until I make a start on the serum though, as I like the idea of using a concentrated serum at night and then topping it up during the day with the moisturiser. I have really high hopes for this duo of skincare goodness as they sound like they should work very well with my tricky skin. I’ll update soon with how I get on, but in the meantime, if you fancy checking them out yourself, the serum is £48 whilst the moisturiser is £28 and both launched yesterday, although for some reason I can’t seem to find the serum online, but the moisturiser is here – link.