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Welcome beautiful people! I am Laura, a beauty lover and chocolate addict. I love to share my thoughts on the best (and of course the worst) of all things beauty related.

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Philosophy: Beauty Lives Within

Philosophy is the wellbeing beauty brand that inspires women to look, live and feel their best. They believe in celebrating beautiful skin. A motto that I really love. They aim to make beautiful skin so that you can feel beautiful from the inside out. I have been lucky enough to try out some products from the Philosophy brand lately and I wanted to share these products with you! 


Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Wipes

I picked these wipes up from Mecca when I first noticed they'd been released online. I have always loved the original cleanser, and face wipes are such a good alternative when you're in a hurry or want to be extra cleansed! These wipes have a smooth size, and a side that has small bumps on it which can be good if you want a little bit of exfoliation. It also smells AH-mazing - so refreshing and light. (I'd describe the scent as something, but I'm hopeless at that...) It is perfect for sensitive skin too, not irritating at all. At $18, they are a little more expensive than some the drugstore face wipes, but they do leave your skin feel clean, fresh and hydrated without any irritation.

Purity Made Simple Cleansing Oil*

Oh my gosh, where do I start with this product?! After one use it became my holy grail cleanser. It was as simple as that. It is such a light weight oil that spreads easily over the skin and removes every drop of make up. I find massaging this into my skin such a relaxing way to end the day. You do not need much oil to cleanse, literally a 10 cent size piece, massage it into your hands and onto your face and then wash away (or use a cleansing wipe to wipe away the cleanser and make up!) You will be left with the softest, cleanest skin!

Renewed Hope In A Jar Eye Cream*

I have been struggling with eye creams a lot lately, so many seem to irritate and sting my eye area. My eyes tend to be quite swollen in the morning, so anything that helps that is a god send. This eye cream is designed to continuously hydrate, brighten and reduce dark circles. Though I haven't seen miraculous results, this eye cream really does help to reduce the puffiness eyes around my eyes. I find it works best to reduce puffiness if I store it in the fridge as well.

Take A Deep Breath Oil Free Gel Cream*

Gel creams! My current favourite - any gel moisturisers are almost always a winner with me. This one definitely is! But not just because of the gel formula. This moisturiser is designed to make your skin feel fresh and stress free. I find the scent of this cream is just relaxing and refreshing to use. I instantly feel refreshed when I use this moisturiser. I've noticed that my skin has been feeling and look great since starting using this moisturiser as well. It is lightweight and really hydrating! I do have to say I find that I can end up with a little bit of sticky residue on my skin after I applied it. Other than I have no other negative things to say about it. 

Take a Deep Breath Oxygenating Eye Cream*

There is also an eye cream equivalent of the moisturiser as well, which I have also been really enjoying. I think I prefer this over the Renewed Hope in a Jar. It is much lighter and easier to blend in. It uses activated caffeine to minimise puffiness and the appearance of dark circles and it definitely helps with my puffiness. I find it easy to massage this one into the skin, probably because it is a lighter consistency than Renewed Hope. 


I am such a huge fan of the Philosophy brand. I think it is such good quality and generally, does exactly what it says it is going to. They are simple and so good to your skin. I particularly love their cleansing range, which do such an amazing job for an affordable price. I really want to try more Philosophy products now! Which products should I try next?

DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


  1. Your post makes me want to try the cleansing oil. I tend to stay away from oils but this sounds so good xx

  2. Love the sound of this! Will definitely have to try it out!

  3. I've been searching for a cleansing oil that is going to remove my makeup but not my skin as I've found others to be harsh. I'll have to try this one out now.

  4. I really want to try a gel moisturiser and this one sounds great! I've used a few different Philosophy eye creams and loved them :)

  5. I've always been a fan of cleansing oil and I'm so excited to see Philosophy launched one in their Purity line :)

  6. I really need a good makeup remover and the cleaning oil sounds wonderful, thanks for the heads up!

  7. Now I really want to try the cleansing oil after reading this!

  8. Yesss! I love philosophy. I need the cleansing oil in my life x


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