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Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine

A Philosophical Approach To Shine-Free Skin

Brand-new from Philosophy is a range of mattifying skincare products called Never Let Them See You Shine. Each of the three items aim to cut down sebum production and reduce the look of oily skin, while leaving your face feeling refreshed. The light blue formulas have a minty, sea-inspired scent and are best suited for those with oily and acne-prone sensitive skin.

After trying everything out, I really liked the way my face reacted to the scrub the best. It's thick, but it spreads easily and the beads are smooth as opposed to feeling grainy and rough — so they don't irritate your skin. Plus, the menthol is the strongest in the scrub; after you wash it off, your face feels soft, smooth and cool.

For an up-close look at each of the products,

Oil And Shine Control Cleanser ($20) gently breaks down deep-seeded dirt and grime in your pores without drying out your skin. It leaves your face feeling moisturized, clean and thanks to some added menthol, also a little bit tingly (in a good way).

Oil And Shine Control Scrub ($20) helps remove dead skin cells with the help from small blue polishing beads. To use, simply massage a little bit into your skin in small circles for one minute and then rinse with lukewarm water.

Oil And Shine Control Velvet Touch Primer ($20) is a mattifying pre-foundation, pre-powder primer that helps keep your face looking dry and oil-free all day long. It also calms, soothes and eases any redness and inflammation. It has a super-soft texture that leaves skin ultra smooth and helps reduce the look of large pores.



Join The Conversation
sobe101 sobe101 8 years
Can anyone tell me how effective these products truly are? Because I definitely have oily, acne-prone sensitive skin. Maybe I should check makeupalley. =)
LikeThoseShoes LikeThoseShoes 8 years
i hate philosophy. there stuff didnt work for my skin whatsoever. it actually made me break out really bad.
nals33 nals33 8 years
I love Philosophy! I'm going to have to try these out...when I'm done with the products I'm using right now..
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I like the sounds of the primer. I have really sensitive acne prone skin so these products sound good but my skin isn't oily on the surface so I'm afraid they'd be too drying.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Bella did you notice a diffrence after using the scrub later in the day for oil control?
mintz mintz 9 years
o0o0o these seem awesome! I have really oily skin (especially my t-zone) and I hate having to check my face every hour to see if my skin looks alright. Deffinately gonna give these a try!! =) thanks bellasugar!
agg5h agg5h 9 years
I've tried the primer, and I have to say I was really disappointed. I typically love Philosophy's products, but I really did not see much of a difference with the primer. I will say however that I live in the south so if you didn't live in a hot, steamy environment you might see results.
Arias101 Arias101 9 years
i don't really like the name
soapbox soapbox 9 years
I am truly a philosophy girl, in fact, I just bought another one of their lip glosses today. I am so going to order this soon.
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 9 years
Oh Philosophy! I'm ready excited about the primer. The Present's just not right for me. I'm really interested in the scrub as well! I really like the microdelivery wash and the greatest love was okay but i'm ready for something new! This is fun!
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 9 years
this is wonderful! this works really well! i haven't tried the primeer yet, though.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 9 years
Too expensive for me, I'm seriously that cheap.
MissMeow MissMeow 9 years
I might try the primer - I just recently used primer for the first time (it was a Laura Mercier sample I got from sephora). I love how it helps my foundation last, but I would definitely love more oil control.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I do Sofi, I was really weary at first. I used Smashbox primer but sometimes I felt like I looked ashy then I went to Philosphy the Present, this is much better for the summer.
sofi sofi 9 years
Thanks bellaressa! I know how much you like Philosophy.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I love the Oil And Shine Control Velvet Touch Primer ---it actually helps me from looking like I was frying chicken. It's a great product and I like the fact that their is no residue and its not nasty feeling.
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 9 years
I have the primer. It does help somewhat with oil, but it's not a miracle in a tube or anything.
lovealways lovealways 9 years
I actually saw this in Sephora about a month or two looks nice, but the tube of primer is rather small, no?
jfellows1631 jfellows1631 9 years
i love dr brandt pores no more too.....i might try this!
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
That scrub sounds awesome. I love anything that makes my face feel tingly and clean. Although, sometimes those same products irritate my skin so I have to be careful.
emalove emalove 9 years
Philosophy makes great products.
RandomScraps RandomScraps 9 years
Hmmmm... might have to give these a try. I use the bare escentuals makeup line and just started using their matifying primer but it doesn't _quite_ control the oil like it should.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
oh sephora ok. :p
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Hey ladies where do I buy these at? I really would like to try them out. Thanks.
sofi sofi 9 years
Oh, I'd like to try that primer. I like Dr. Brandt's Pores No More right now, but this sounds like something similar- maybe better?
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