As View the Vibe’s in-house fashion and beauty addict with a Y chromosome, it only made sense that Philip start his own column devoted exclusively to grooming products for gents. Philip’s Pick features all the best items for men who believe putting in the effort to look and feel great (both inside and out) is not just for the ladies. Our boy also tests all the products himself, which is probably why he looks so great all the time… right?
Face cream. Gentlemen, if you’re not already comfortable with the idea of using it, you’d better learn quickly. Today’s visually carnivorous culture demands that even men now must have smooth, flawless skin that lasts, lest ye be eaten alive. While most guys have basic maintenance like washing and moisturizing down pat, there are certain handy little tools to actually start improving instead of just maintaining. Enter Philosophy’s Full of Promise.
Philosophy’s Full of Promise may not be marketed like most men’s grooming products (read: red, black, cars, and pretty girls) but you shouldn’t let that discourage you. This dual action restoring cream provides volume and lift to re-awaken your skin’s natural potential. Basically, it makes your face look tighter, younger and healthier, apparently within 4 weeks. Philosophy claims you’ll see 90% more lift; 88% firmer, more resilient skin; and 82% of fuller cheekbones, more defined contours. Having been using the Full of Promise Cream for about that amount of time, I can say that my face does seem more “in place” than before. Things seem more set and lines more defined (note: lines, not wrinkles).
Philosophy’s Full of Promise Cream works by using unique protein recycling to breathe new life into your existing proteins, supporting collagen and elastin for visibly improved volume and lift. Does that all sound like a lot of beauty, plastic surgery-esque mumbo jumbo? Basically, it takes what your face already has and makes it better (hence, Full of Promise). Another component of this product that I love is how soft my skin has become since I started using it. It helps protect and restore skin’s texture while hydrating all day long for a remarkably supple result. You should be using it directly after washing your face and I find in the evening before bed is when I do it most often though you can do it in the morning as well.
Philosophy’s Full of Promise Cream is available at Sephora in-stores and online for $82.
If you’ve tried this product, did Philosophy keep their promise to you? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.