When you look in the mirror, do you look tired? Try Philosophy’s Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker Night +, designed to brighten your complexion and make you feel comfortable in your own skin.
This anti-wrinkle cream works in perfect harmony with nightly rejuvenation cycles to help visibly re-age skin while you sleep.
Helps treat all major visible signs of aging, including wrinkles, lack of firmness, uneven texture, and dullness, increasing skin’s radiance.
Miracle Worker Night contains a unique complex that reduces the signs of aging , and a rare seaweed extract that helps eliminate compounds that accelerate premature aging, while new-generation peptides and vitamin C molecules help maintain natural collagen.
- Helps visibly readjust skin age
- Wake up to deeply hydrated, healthier-looking, silky-smooth skin
- Formulated with next-generation peptides and vitamin C
Clinical Results: In an 8-week self-assessment study with 48 women aged 37-75 years, used once daily:
- The complexion looks brighter, healthier and even more so after 1 week.
- It reduces the appearance of fine lines and smoothes the appearance of wrinkles after 2 weeks.
- Skin looks younger and younger every morning over time
But before judging the cream, we are going to analyze its ingredients to see what is not mentioned and in what concentration the active ingredients are.
If you are looking for an anti-wrinkle cream for your mature skin, you cannot miss our article with the Best Anti-Wrinkle Creams for Women of 60 years , where you can find this and other options.
Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker Night + Analysis by Philosophy
- Glycerin : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Dicaprylyl Carbonate : Tested in Kiehl’s Facial Fuel anti-wrinkle cream .
- Hydrogenated Polyisobutene : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Octyldodecanol : Analyzed in Vichy Homme LiftActiv wrinkle cream .
- Cyclopentasiloxane : Tested in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Cetyl Alcohol : Tested in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Cetyl Stearate : A stearate ester that acts primarily as a lubricant on the surface of the skin, giving the skin a smooth, smooth appearance.
- Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid : Analyzed in XENSIUM serum from Laboratorios Rueda Farma .
- Isostearyl Isostearate : Analyzed in Sesderma’s Reti Age eye contour .
- Potassium Cetyl Phosphate : Analyzed in the eye contour LIFTACTIV Vichy Eyes .
- Squalane : Tested in Clinique For Men Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Gluconolactone : Analyzed in Mercadona’s Sisbela eye contour .
- Glyceryl Stearate : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Peg-100 Stearate : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Magnesium Aluminum Silicate : Analyzed in the Lancaster Skin Therapy eye contour .
- Bisabolol : Analyzed in the Lancaster Skin Therapy eye contour .
- Butylene Glycol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Chlorphenesin : Tested in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Sodium Benzoate : Analyzed in the Nuxellence de Nuxe eye contour .
- Xanthan Gum : Tested in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Allantoin : Analyzed in Mercadona’s Sisbela eye contour .
- Stearalkonium Hectorite : It is a white and fine powder that is used as a suspending agent, or what is the same, it facilitates the dispersion of solids in liquids. It is considered a safe ingredient.
- Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer : Tested in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Polysorbate 60 : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Isopropyl Palmitate : Analyzed in NewPeptin’s Wrinkle Repair Cream .
- Tocopheryl Acetate : Analyzed in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men as Tocopherol Acetate.
- Propanediol : Tested in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Sodium Hydroxide : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Parfum / Fragrance .
- Cyclohexasiloxane : Tested in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Peg-8 : Tested on Decleor’s Harmonie Calm eye contour as PEG -6 and PEG-32.
- Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract : Analyzed in Nuxellence de Nuxe eye contour .
- Ascorbyl Glucoside : Tested in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Propylene Carbonate: Propylene carbonate is a synthetic solvent used in cosmetics and personal care products to dissolve or suspend other ingredients in a formulation and also to decrease the viscosity of formulations. It can be considered a product derived from petroleum. In clinical studies, undiluted propylene carbonate was found to be moderately irritating to the eyes and skin, but not toxic by exposure or inhalation. Products containing up to 20% propylene carbonate were determined to be moderately irritating to human skin, however, they were not sensitizing, not phototoxic, and not photosensitive. It should be noted that this concentration is much higher than the concentrations normally used in cosmetic formulations, which range from less than 0,
- Stearic Acid : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Disodium Edta : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Lecithin : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Tocopherol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream as Tocopherol Acetate.
- Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract : Analyzed in Vichy Homme LiftActiv anti-wrinkle cream .
- Maltodextrin : Tested in Lancaster’s Skin Therapy eye contour .
- Phenoxyethanol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Beta-Glucan : Analyzed in Perricone MD’s Vitamin C Ester Serum .
- Calcium Gluconate : Analyzed in Mercadona’s Sisbela eye contour .
- Carbomer : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Ascorbyl Palmitate : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Polysorbate 20 : Tested on Clinique Smart eye contour .
- Saponins : Saponins are plant chemicals that are used for their mild detergent or cleaning properties. Saponin molecules have two parts: a sapogenin attached to a carbohydrate molecule. In addition to being able to produce a foam in the water, saponins have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- Hyaluronic Acid : Analyzed in the L’Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 eye contour .
- Citric Acid : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Silanetriol : Silanetriol is a latex polymer used in cosmetics and personal care products, often as part of the compounds Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol and Hydrolized Vegetable Protein PG-propyl Silanetriol. It is considered a hair and skin conditioning agent, although little information is available on its efficacy or specific use.
- Swertia Chirata Extract: Extract from the leaves of the herb Swertia Chirata, also known as the ingredient SWT-7. Supports skin tone and texture by helping to support the skin’s ability to handle loss of keratinocytes (the skin cells that produce keratin), while increasing the production of additional keratinocytes, resulting in an epidermis thicker and stronger. Regenerated skin cells produce superficial skin that is less fragile and delicate, less prone to wrinkling, and better able to handle free radicals, which damage skin cells and trigger wrinkles, dark spots, and other signs of aging. In clinical trials, SWT-7 helped reduce the appearance of vertical wrinkles around the lips and reduced lipstick migration, which occurs when the lipstick drifts into the fine lines surrounding the mouth. It is especially effective around the eyes and mouth, because a thicker and stronger surface layer of skin is less likely to reveal vertical wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes.
- Limonene : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Benzyl Salicylate : Analyzed in Collistar’s Hyaluronic Acid Aquagel anti-wrinkle cream .
- Mineral Salts : Mineral salts are very beneficial for the skin, thanks to their high content of magnesium and calcium, as well as zinc and potassium. This can help plump up the skin by attracting and fixing water, and enhancing hydration by strengthening the skin’s barrier function. In a clinical trial, a significant decrease in the roughness of salt-exposed skin occurred after three weeks, with continuous improvement. The grains of salt also help exfoliate the skin. Under the microscope, the salt crystals appear as cubes; the edges of these cubes are beneficial for the natural exfoliation of the skin.
- Sorbic Acid : Analyzed in the Lancaster Skin Therapy eye contour .
- Benzoic Acid : Analyzed in Mercadona’s Sisbela eye contour .
- Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract : Analizado en el serum Facial Revitalizador Barbiere de Acqua di Parma Collection .
- Ascorbic Acid : Analyzed in the Lancaster Skin Therapy eye contour .
- Dehydroacetic Acid : Analyzed in the Nuxellence de Nuxe eye contour .
- Farnesol : Analyzed in Cien Men anti-wrinkle cream .
- Ethylhexylglycerin : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 : Tested in Skinception’s Kollagen Intensive Cream .
- Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 : Tested in Decleor’s Harmonie Calm eye contour .
Philosophy Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker Night + Review Summary
Miracle Worker Night + is not a miracle cream, it is just an anti-wrinkle moisturizer for normal to dry skin, which is overpriced considering it is packaged in a jar.
We will talk about this packaging later, but first we will explain INCI.
This moisturizer is said to contain an “anti-aging complex” from a rare type of algae. Of course it has to be weird, and once again algae are credited with all sorts of miraculous benefits, although there is no research to show that they can do anything close to what Philosophy is mentioning.
But even if you could reset the internal clock as you age, it wouldn’t last long in the packaging. It would be best to find the source of these algae and buy the pure material to apply fresh (but don’t, as you could bathe in these algae and not come out looking younger).
The “new generation” of vitamin C referenced in the claims is the ingredient 3-O ethyl ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid is the technical name for vitamin C, and this form is supposedly stable in the presence of light and air, but the only information on it comes from the company that sells the ingredient.
Even if it were stable under such conditions, it doesn’t change the problem jar packaging presents for the other delicate ingredients, including the supposedly miraculous seaweed extract.
The benefits of hyaluronic acid are minimal, as it is in a low concentration. The same goes for the peptides it includes. Both Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 are at the bottom of the list, and therefore their beneficial effect is negligible .
One more comment, the amount of citrus extracts it contains poses a risk of irritation , but since they are natural ingredients, they are also prone to breakdown with repeated exposure to light and air (think about how long a lemon lasts before it not edible).
Let’s go back to the packaging. The jar is a packaging problem, as it leaves all the compounds in the formulation exposed to air and light once we open it.
And this product contains several ingredients that begin to break down when first exposed to light and air, something that happens every time the lid is opened.
So we have 3 problems: the concentration of the vast majority of assets is too low for them to exert a beneficial effect; Furthermore, any beneficial effect will be reduced in a short time as it is degraded by the presence of light and air.
And the third problem is that in the formulation there are perfume, fragrances, several potentially irritating ingredients, and quite a few preservatives.
So does Miracle Worker Night + cream have any benefits? Yes, it is quite moisturizing, since emollients dominate the upper part. So you could say that it is basically a moisturizer.
If you are looking for a cream that can do more for your skin than just hydrate it, I recommend that you try the Antiage cream from Nezeni Cosmetics.
Unlike this, all its active ingredients are present in a high concentration, its packaging is airless, where the product does not have contact with air or light, and avoids irritating ingredients, as well as fragrances, and the level of preservatives is minimal.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.