philosophy time in a bottle age-defying serum, 1.3 oz.

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What is it: Now you can help to address the look of the past, enjoy the present, and see a bright future. This powerful antiaging product works overtime to help improve the appearance of the signs of aging. time in a bottle daily age-defying serum transforms the look of dull, uneven, wrinkled, rough skin into radiant, smooth, soft, younger-looking skin with a unique renewal complex and a new advanced, vitamin c8 activator.

Who is it for: Anyone who wants to appear younger-looking, and anyone who wants to appear energized and awake.

Why is it different: time in a bottle serum contains a renewal complex that integrates actives that have worldwide patent protection in more than 20 countries. It helps promote skin's natural renewal process.

In a clinical study, after four weeks of use with the time in a bottle serum, 91% of women showed improvement in their skin texture and smoothness; 96% of women showed improvement in their skin tone; 87% of women showed improvement in skin firmness, with 95% in just eight weeks.

In a clinical study, after eight weeks of use with the time in a bottle serum, 88% of women showed improvement in the look of facial lines and wrinkles; 95% of women showed improvement in their skin's overall appearance; and 97% of women showed improvement in their skin's radiance and luminosity.

How do I use it: Prior to first use, pour the entire vial of vitamin c8 activator into the serum, and fasten pump to the bottle. Shake well for 20 seconds. The serum will turn light pink, indicating it is ready to begin transforming your skin. Use morning and/or evening by applying to clean, dry skin. Avoid direct contact with eyes. Follow with moisturizer, if needed. Use within 3 months after mixing for best results.

From philosophy.


  • 1.3-oz time in a bottle daily age-defying serum
  • 0.093-oz time in a bottle high-potency vitamin c8 activator

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Monday, July 4, 2016 from 1 – 3 p.m. ET and Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 7 – 9 p.m. ET


frequently asked questions

q: who can use time in a bottle?
if you're concerned with the signs of aging, this product is a must-have for your skin. it's suitable for every skin type.

q: how do i use it?
apply it at least once daily in the morning. we suggest making it a morning habit.

q: how should i incorporate it into my skin-care routine?
cleanse with your favorite cleanser, treat with time in a bottle, moisturize with your favorite moisturizer, and then apply your favorite eye cream.

q: can i use it instead of a moisturizer?
it's not intended to be used instead of a moisturizer. in most cases, it should be used before a moisturizer.

q: can i layer time in a bottle with other serums (like full of promise treatment)?
yes. apply time in a bottle first on clean, dry skin. then, apply another serum if desired.

q: how should i mix the two components?
before your first use, simply pour the activator into the serum and shake well for 20 seconds. watch the formula turn a rosy pink color, which indicates that it's ready, through the window of the bottle.

q: i poured the vitamin c8 activator, but there's still some liquid leftover in the vial. do i have to use all of it?
please rest assured that although a trace amount of vitamin c8 activator may be left on the walls of the vial, we've made sure that you're receiving a sufficient amount.

q: do i only need to mix the components once?
yes. mix the components once prior to your first use.

q: do i need to shake it before every use?
no. you only need to shake it once prior to your first use.

q: how much time do i have to use time in a bottle?
use time in a bottle within three months of mixing it.

q: what happens if i don't use it after three months?
after three months, the product will gradually begin to lose its effectiveness. we recommend that you use it within three months for best results.

information provided by philosophy.

about philosophy

philosophy is a brand that approaches personal care from a skin care point of view, while celebrating the beauty of the human spirit.

our heritage
philosophy was founded in 1996 by cristina carlino, a skin care entrepreneur and visionary with over 30 years of industry experience. cristina's first skin care company was biomedic, a medically-based skin care line distributed to the world's leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists.

cristina's vision
skin care - give women everywhere access to leading, effective skin care technologies.

fragrance - create clean, wearable fragrances that inspire a greater sense of well-being.

bath & body - offer a multi-sensory experience to joyously indulge and delight the senses.

makeup - bring out the best in skin with good-for-skin ingredients and buildable color.

our promise
philosophy's promise is to bring its customers products that inspire them to live a better life by being better to themselves. our products care for your skin and your overall well-being.

what makes philosophy unique

  • we take a mind, body, spirit approach to personal care and believe only when you feel good can you truly look your best.
  • our products are formulated with scientifically-proven ingredients and technologies

what is "in" philosophy jars and bottles can give you better skin. what is "on" philosophy jars and bottles can inspire better days. we believe in miracles, and we believe in the beauty in everyone.

philosophy and qvc
we have been an inspirational presence on qvc for more than 10 years, serving philosophy girls and welcoming new philosophy fans.

philosophy is proud to have won the following qvc customer choice awards:
best moisturizer - hope in a jar original moisturizer for all skin types - 2009
best cleanser - purity made simple one-step facial cleanser - 2009
best wrinkle treatment - when hope is not enough facial firming serum - 2009
best eye care - eye hope advanced anti-aging eye cream - 2009
best peel - the microdelivery peel in-home peptide/vitamin c peel - 2009
best neck treatment/cream - when hope is not enough neck and décolleté cream - 2009
best fragrance - amazing grace spray fragrance - 2009
best body moisturizer - amazing grace perfumed, firming body emulsion - 2009

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philosophy time in a bottle age-defying serum, 1.3 oz. 4.2 5 46 46
I Love It I purchased this and I love it, the spots have been going away slowly. It's working I can see a difference on my skin tone. You won't be disappointed. If your have skin discoloration or sun spots you will love this product 03-15-15
AWESOME I really love this product it makes my skin so smooth and soft. 01-15-15
great Makes skin feel so soft need to use continually to see results 11-01-14
Best serum This serum gives back the brightness to my 70 year old skin! This is better than when hope is not enough serum and I liked that one. This one has even minimized my wrinkles! Will keep using it. 09-05-14
Really great product I have just started using this product. Even after just a week,I can see and feel a difference in my skin. I am 74 and the lines in my face are not as prominent as they were. I hope it continues to improve as I use it longer. 09-03-14
TERRIFIC I use alot of philosphy and am quite pleased with all of it. My daughter gave me this as a mothers day gift and i started using it a few weeks ago and it is amazing. I love it. My face has looks luminous after a few weeks. 07-27-14
ONE OF TOP BEST PHILOSOPHY PRODUCTS I'VE TRIED... ...AND HOOKED TO THIS ONE AT AGE 73 YEARS YOUNG... I received the time in a bottle serum in a set of philosophy products. I have serums that perform to my derma's satisfaction... BUT -- TIME IN A BOTTLE PERFORMED NOT ONLY SATISFACTORILY BUT BEYOND SENSATIONALLY IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS! I also immediately felt the difference in my facial skin's tautness on the first application! I don't know what philosophy accomplished within this formula but it has diminished my aged skin toughness to tautness, smooth-appearance and love the feel of my skin! And I only use it at my night regimen... it not only applies smoothly but again I repeat it has made a dif in the smoothness and overall wrinkles and all with a 'miraculous' intervention to and in my 'major signs of aging'. Thanks philosophy for my awakening to your 'advanced' product that feels and performs so wonderfully, and I am committed to use of this serum for the remainder of my 'twilight years'! A salute to philosophy with a twenty-five star rating! P.S. I am considering trial of the philosophy time in a bottle eye serum. The name of this product brings to mind a song of yore '...time in a bottle' by singer Jim Croce. 07-06-14
Works for me! I was using an eye cream from a highly popular line also on QVC, but saw this and decided to try it. I love my other Philosophy products and this one is right up there with them. The other is now put way to be used if I run out before I receive the auto-ship. That's being said, the only request I have is if the bottle could be made opaque, like Hope is not Enough face serum, so you can see when you are running low. Other than that, this product is a keeper. 07-04-14
Everyone asks if I have had a face lift!!!! I have tried many serums, over the counter, at the makeup counters, and this is by far the best. I have very oily skin, and this seems to help that, I noticed a difference in wrinkles and slouchy skin. I use this morning and night,. And. everyone looks at me and says, "something is different", have you changed your hair, have you been on vacation, and I just smile! I have told my good friends what I have been using, and I have only been using this for about 3 months. I have to have this! I also use the Purity and microdermabrasion cleansers. Thank you Philosophy! 05-10-14
Nice product I am not crazy about serums because of how they make my face feel but this product although called a serum doesn't go on your skin like a serum and that is what I like about it. It goes on smoothly like a lotion but behaves like a serum in terms of what it does for your skin. Perfect combination. 04-08-14
Made Me Look 14 Again And NOT in a good way! I broke our so badly with this! Used for a week and broke out .. Stayed away while I let it clear up and used it again... Once again I broke out again ! I have normal to dry yet I admit somewhat sensitive skin. This just wasn't meant to be :( 03-28-14
Love It! Would recommend any Philosophy product ! Love them all ! 03-09-14
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