Philosophy Miracle Worker Eye Cream Review

Beauty face review eye cream

Ooh. This is more expensive than I thought it would be! I was expecting it to be around £30, but it’s not, it’s £42 and there’s less than the usual 15ml of product, too. Not as much of an issue as it would be, though, because this is actually a brilliant eye cream for very dry skin according to my Very Dry Skin Tester. And the ingredients listing looks rather promising too!

actually think that this is also a very good eye cream for normal skin too – though probably too rich for anyone with oiliness, breakout problems or youngish/teen skin. It’s very rich. Almost like a body butter, but for the eyes. If you never seem to be able to get enough from your eye cream and feel as though you need to be reapplying it every five minutes then this one could well be worth a try. It leaves skin feeling deeply moisturised and the effects are long-lasting. I need to leave about ten minutes or so before applying any makeup on top (yes, it’s that rich!) but drier skin than mine might not have that niggle. I actually don’t mind having to leave a little rest period between skincare and makeup, I like to let things settle a bit as I go along!

Wrinkle-wise, what’s this eye cream doing? Well, it does contain retinol, so it should be working quite nicely on any fine lines around the eye area. It also contains one of my favourite ingredients of all time, niacinamide; brilliant at just about everything, including fading acne scars and age spots. From a “reading the label” point-of-view, things look mighty peachy for this eye cream. I don’t think there’s anything untoward that comes out in the testing – as I mentioned, it’s rich and it’s buttery (bordering on waxy) so it’s really suited for the drier-skinned, but those with parched orbital areas (WHAT?!) will welcome the intensity. You can usually find a tester of this at your local John Lewis or larger Boots stores, so it’s worth having a try to see if you like it!

Philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Eye Cream is £42 from

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  1. Jason
    November 4, 2012 / 3:10 am

    Ruth I was going to try out a few of diors derma system products but as I was reading reviews a commenter posted that it contained parabens. I was wondering if you knew how to find an ingredients list or knew of anyone who has tried any of the products. Mainly the emulsion, after shave and moisturizing balm.

  2. Michelle
    November 5, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    I have to tell you to STOP! Ok. I used to sell Philosophy and the Miracle Worker Eye Cream is meant to be used primarily at NIGHT! Firstly, being because retinol can become inactive when exposed to daylight. Secondly, because of the texture, as you mentioned, is a bit rich for the day. Now, when I recommended this eye cream to clients I would also tell them to use it EVERY OTHER NIGHT for the first week and then build up as retinol can (and often did) cause irritation. (As a note I did have clients that used it during the day as well but that was after a WHILE) This is one of the most effective, and repurchased, products philosophy made while I worked for them. However, it must be used properly or else you can get some unpleasant side effects. Oh…and only on your orbital bone…no smearing it up to the lashline or you’re begging for trouble!

    • Peggy B
      January 23, 2016 / 6:00 am

      I found out the hard way that this shouldn’t be used on the lower eyelid. Ouch!

  3. January 20, 2013 / 5:42 pm

    Thanks Ruth for another winner! Since I started reading your blog, I have followed your reviews carefully and tried out some of the products you recommend. So far I love Selexir, Alpha H, By terry foundation and Filorga meso C. After reading this, I tried out this eye cream and it turns out it is great for me, it does smooth out fine lines and moisturizes very nicely.

    I have to say that thanks to you I have also seen huge improvement in the texture of my skin with the Alpha H liquid gold. My skin is no longer dry (I used to have itchy dry patches now and again) and any blemishes have vanished! Can’t thank you enough for your informed beauty reviews. Skin care is an investment but well worth it! xx chris

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