philosophy has some amazing scents and great skincare year-round, but I admit that I have a particular weak spot for their holiday launches which is why I’m so excited to share a few suggestions in this mini philosophy Holiday Gift Guide. This gift guide includes three yummy scents of the classic 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath (Shimmering Snowlace*, Snow Angel* and Vanilla Bean Nutmeg*), as well as an adorable philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Ornament*.
I’ve shared my thoughts on the philosophy 3-in-1 formula before, but of course I tried it out again with these yummy holiday scents. It’s a very creamy, moisturizing shower gel that lightly scents the skin, and it also works great as a bubble bath. I didn’t test it again as a shampoo, because I have found it too drying in the past, and my scalp is super dry right now as it is.
Each of the holiday launches has a really pretty, shimmery formula to it and a great scent. There’s the philosophy Shimmering Snowlace Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath is a pale yellow colour and has a sweet but lightly floral scent. The philosophy Snow Angel Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath is a silver blue shade that has a light, spa-like scent which is fresh but still has a sweet element to it. Finally, there’s the philosophy Vanilla Bean Nutmeg Shampoo Shower Gel & Bubble Bath which is a caramel colour and has by far the strongest, sweetest scent of the trio–this one smells edible, and the vanilla and nutmeg mix honestly really reminds me of eggnog.
For an adorable stocking stuffer or small surprise gift you hang on the tree, there’s the philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Ornament. This is a lightweight, whipped moisturizer that still provides plenty of moisture to the skin. I haven’t tested it long enough to see visible results, but I definitely find it refreshing and hydrating to use. Over time, it also claims to improve pores and fine lines.
I really love how quickly the philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar moisturizer absorbs into my skin, and I think this would be a great choice even before applying makeup in the morning, when you still need plenty of moisture but are looking for a non-greasy finish. As a full face moisturizer this (0.5 oz) tub won’t last too long, but it’s perfect for travel or for trying it out or the first time.
I always love to see what great new scents philosophy releases for the holidays, and with Shimmering Snowflake, Snow Angel and Vanilla Bean Nutmeg you have three great choices of their Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath to either gift, or keep for yourself. Of course, there are also some adorable stocking stuffers available including the philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Ornament. My personal pick? Definitely the eggnog-scented shower gel!