Philosophy x QVC Classic Shower Gel Collection + Giveaway

July 24, 2016

I’m the type of person who lives for bubble baths. Many beauty lovers say that on a bad day there’s always lipstick (which I agree with) but for me there’s nothing that helps me relax and unwind like a good bubble bath to melt away stress. Philosophy makes some of my favorite shower gels – many of them are multi-tasking products that you can use for the hair, body wash and bubble bath (and they actually work for both hair and body). My go-to for years has been the Amazing Grace Shower Gel and I’ve lost count of how many bottles I’ve used up. QVC has a lot of value sets and I’m excited to team up with them to share Today’s Special Value in the Classic Collection which has four super-sized 32 fl oz shower gels in Lemon Custard, Orange Pineapple Smoothie, Fresh Cream and Cinnamon Buns. The set is offered at a value price of $79.96 for today only and QVC is also giving away one set via The Beauty Look Book.

When I first opened the box – I intended on splitting this up into gifts as each bottle is huge! On a few previous philosophy posts, several readers have mentioned that they buy the large sets and split them up as party favors for girl friends or just give them as gifts with a special note. I think that’s such a sweet thing to do. After testing a couple of these though and don’t know that I will be able to bring myself to give them away because they are really really good. At first sniff these smell incredibly rich and sweet. In the shower or bath they do soften up quite a bit – Cinnamon Buns smells just like Cinnamon Buns which seems like it might be an odd scent bathe in, but it’s amazing. Fresh Cream is a sweet mix of vanilla and cream which is also another one I’ve fallen in love with. I mixed two pumps of Fresh Cream with a cap of Amazing Grace and the mix was quite interesting. I think I need to experiment more with mixing the scents in the tub because it gives you an entirely different kind of experience. The other two fruity options I’ve taken a quick smell at – still deciding whether to keep or gift away, but they smell like fruit smoothies.

If you’re the type who prefers something fragrance or scent free, philosophy makes their Purity Made Simple Body Cleanser which is one of the best fragrance free gentle body washes I’ve tried. It also comes in the super size version which lasted me well over six months. Most of the scents are available for purchase separately as well. You can find Cinnamon Buns, Lemon Custard and Fresh Cream in the large versions (they all come with handy pumps) and also in a number of other set options. Based on what I’ve tried – all the body cleansers leave the body feeling squeaky clean and softly scented. For stronger fragrance it’s best to layer with a lotion or body cream, but I prefer my shower gels to leave the skin with a soft hint of scent.

A few snapshots of the ingredients listed on the back of each bottle (you can click for larger viewing):

The 4 Piece Classic Collection Set is offered at a value price for today only (there’s a handy countdown clock on their product page). The Classic Collection has Lemon Custard, Sweet Cream, Cinnamon Buns and Orange Pineapple Smoothie. There’s also a Summer Collection Option which contains Vanilla Coconut, Beach Party, Senorita Margarita and Cabana Girl.

QVC is giving away 1 Classic Collection as shown in the post to 1 lucky winer. You can enter for a chance to win through the widget:
  • Giveaway is US only
  • Open to readers 18 years or older
  • Enter via the widget below
  • Entries will be collected through Wednesday the 27th
  • 1 winner will be selected randomly via widget and contacted via e-mail within 48 hours
  • QVC will ship the prize directly to winner
  • Good luck!

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Many thanks to QVC for sponsoring this post and giveaway. 

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  • All their bath gels are amazing!

  • My favorite Philosophy product is the Purity cleanser 🙂

  • Jocelyn G.

    I love nearly any food scented shower gel! It does make me want a snack, though. 😀

  • I love the "when hope is not enough facial firming serum"! The whole brand is great though. Thanks for an awesome giveaway 🙂

  • I don't use bath or shower gels; those look great.

  • Kasey

    Dying to try the orange pineapple!!!

  • i love to gift the 3 in 1s to my girlfriends and co-workers, there's a scent for everyone!

  • Fresh Cream is my absolute favorite.

  • I like Philosophy's Fresh Cream scent. I'm really intrigued by the Lemon Custard and Orange Pineapple scents. They seem like they'd be great for summer. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Fresh Cream is my current favorite!
    – Meg

  • Beth

    Technically not a shower gel, but I LOVE Solstice Scents whipped soaps! Haus of Gloi's are also excellent

  • i like Fresh Sugar

  • TheBlushingBunny

    Vanilla coconut is my favorite! Reminds me of summer every time I use it!

  • I do love the Christmas edition of hand creams.

  • My favorite bath wash is any scent by Philosophy. I love the ability to change it up!

  • they could be a tiny bit drying for me

  • I love their scented shower gels, especially the fall/winter scents!

  • Anonymous

    Love Philosophy bath gels!

  • Cinnamon Buns for the win!

  • I love Philosophy! Darn living in the UK so I can't enter 🙁

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  • These sound fabulous!

  • My favorite philosophy product is the purity made simple
    one-step facial cleanser.

  • I love the purity face wash!

  • I really love shower products by Acure Organics. The hair products that come in the orange packaging smell lovely!

  • i've neen using Philosophy Shower gels for years…I always find my way back! Talk about not wanting to leave the shower…it smells great!

  • I love any of the strawberry scents from Philosophy!

  • A

    I would get the Orange pineapple! I love these body washes!

  • I now it's super basic but I love Aveeno's Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, it also is the best shave cream!

  • Philosophy's Fresh Cream just hits all the right notes for me. I don't know how they managed something that falls between clean, warm and cozy, but they did.

  • Liz

    I usually love anything fruity! Right now I'm loving the body shop mango shower gel.

  • I'be never tried anything by Philosophy but my favorite shower products are from B&BW and Aveeno.

    (Rosie A)

  • Laura

    Philosophy gels are the BEST. You need just a tiny little bit- so that's totally a year's worth!!

  • I like Oil of Olay extra moisturizing shea butter body wash bc it leaves skin super moisturized all day long.

  • my fave philosophy product are the summer body washes, especially grace summer

  • I LOVE Philosophy's shower gels, both in the shower w a loofah or in the bath for a lovely relaxation time. Fresh cream and raspberry sorbet are my favorites!

    – G

  • I love philosophy, all of these sound amazing!

  • I love fresh sugar lemon bath!

  • Catherine M.

    I love the Body Shop shower gels. They're one of the few that doesn't dry out my skin or give me an allergic reaction.

  • i definitely love the orange pineapple smoothie!

  • Purity cleanser is amazing and my favorite!

  • I love the Pure Grace, but I would be happy to try any of these!

  • Anonymous

    I like the amazing grace shower gel also. The last bottle I had my niece took over because she loved it too.

  • I've only tried things from the Pure Grace line, I liked how pretty and delicate and clean those products are. I've been curious about other scents.

  • Vanilla birthday cake is my fav – I received a small bottle as a Sephora birthday gift and have been obsessed every since….gone through multiple bottles! It's not overly sweet and the vanilla scent is very warm and comforting after a tough day.

  • I love the Cinnamon Buns shower gel!

  • Cinnamon buns is to die for!

  • I like the amazing grace shower gel.

  • Orange pineapple is by far my fave!

  • Justine

    Anything fruity!

  • I love Dove but I'm always looking for something new!

  • Cinnamon buns FTW!

  • AnneD

    I recently rediscovered Rainbath! We stayed at a nice hotel in Arizona, and there were large pump bottles of Rainbath in the shower. I bought a large bottle as soon as I got home.

  • lee

    My favorite philosophy product is their purity cleanser!

  • The Lemon Custard shower gel is my fav. I love anything lemon!
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  • Sounds good!I like using natural and organic products. A product is good or bad due to it's ingredients. As this product seems good definitely going to give this a try.

  • I love the Cinnamon Buns shower gel!

  • Sounds yummy!

  • miamisuperstar1

    Eat or apply??

  • Fresh Cream is definitively a favorite from Philosophy but my all time favorite is the honeybee bath bomb from Lush. Snowman bath bomb a close second.

  • My favorite Philosophy product is definitely the Pure Grace shower gel. It makes for the most relaxing bubble bath.

  • I love coconut and vanilla scents the best. Philosophy came out with a coconut shower gel variety pack a few years ago and it contained the orange-coconut scent – amazing! I also love the Purity Made Simple face wash – cleans the face without stripping and removes all makeup.

  • I love the Microdelivery scrub.

  • I love Purity most!

  • I love the eye and lip cream, Hope in a Tube, from Philosophy. I have gone back to it time and again, and it never dissapoints.

  • Hope in a Tube, eye and lip cream, never disappoints. I always go back to it.

  • I love the Amazing Grace line! I always add the perfume to my Christmas stocking wish list. 🙂

  • I used to use the Philosophy shower gels that came out during Christmas time, Snow Angel, I think it was called.

  • I love Senorita Margarita and anything with coconut.

  • I have all of these and love every single one of them. I also love Cabana Girl, Beach Party, Peppermint Stick, Orange Cocoa and Cream, and more. I like that they smell delicious and feel great in the shower or bath, but the scent washes down the drain and you don't smell like Lemon Custard after stepping out of the bath – unless you WANT to and use the matching body cream. None of these interfere with any fragrance I might want to wear that day.

  • CharleneD

    Love the shower gel, pretty much all scents.

  • I love the tea tree body wash from the body shop! So invigorating!

  • Amy

    I haven't tried any Philosophy products yet but have had my eye on them for a while. The Fresh Cream sounds like it'd be right up my alley!

  • I love amazing grace too!

  • Anonymous

    My favorite Philosophy product is the Hope in a Tube eye cream.

  • Amy K

    I love Lush's shower jellies

  • My favorite philosophy product is the new charcoal & oxygen mask duo that came out a few months ago. I used a sample and my skin never felt so clean and soft!

  • I need to go smell the orange pineapple smoothie! sounds delicious!

  • jrc

    I really have started to enjoy body washes by ACURE, especially the one that smells like almond extract!

  • Vanilla Coconut is my absolute favorite by Philosophy! Smells so amazing!

  • Paula

    I like Falling in Love from Philosophy.

  • Love Philosophy body washes! So creamy and sudsy!

  • Jennifer L.

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! I want to try the Cinnamon one!

  • Really love the Whish lavender body wash, but these look amazing!

    Partial to Pink

  • raspberry sorbet is my absolute favorite

  • Fresh Cream sounds amazing!

  • My favorite philosophy product is Purity face wash!!! I always wanted to try body wash from them

  • Purity facewash!!!

  • Fresh Cream all the way!

  • This is an awesome giveaway. Purity face cleanser is my favorite. Thank you!

  • Awesome giveaway. Purity made simple is my favorite.

  • ❤️ Love Philosophy!

  • philosophy's margarita body wash is the best!

  • D. Paul

    My favorite is Amazing Grace perfumed shampoo/shower gel. I also like the Vanilla Birthday Cake shampoo/shower gel as a special treat!

  • I love all of the Philosophy products. I am so happy to see that there are super sized versions of body washes out there. They go so fast in the shower and even my two young pre-teen boys like using them! I always say "hey! those are for Mom!" but then I can't resist letting them enjoy smelling sweet too hahah!

  • My favorite Philosophy product is the raspberry sorbet bubble bath and shower gel.

  • LOVE! Philosophy products!

  • Sara P.

    I love all the Philosophy scents. They're luscions!

  • I love Molton Brown's shower gels per your recommendations and I can't wait to test these as I never tried philosophy before.

  • I have several philosophy products and i love them! thank you for this detailed and informative post!

  • Candace

    Mixing different scents is a great idea. I would love to give it a try!

  • Candace

    I like all kinds of shower gels/scents. It really depends on my mood. Right now, I'm into fruity scents.

  • I love The Body Shop Papaya shower gel

  • I would love to be able to try this products! Thanks so much for the opportunnity!

  • I love philosophy's vanilla coconut shower gel!

  • What a generous giveaway! Thank you!They all sound lovely!

  • I'm a big fan of their purity face wash

  • Loccitane Almond Shower Oil!

  • Jeanie M.

    I love philosophy shower gels!

  • My fav is Coco by Chanel and another ..the house brand from Little Palm Island in the Keys which you can order by contacting them..thanks for the giveaway!

  • I like fresh crream @mellowgal

  • I love the cinnamon roll scent ❤️❤️ It's perfect for the colder months!!

  • I love the Laura Mercier pistachio bath set

  • I've never used Philosophy products but would love to try them for the first time! 🙂

  • besides this being an awesome giveaway , i love your blog.

  • Currently I use Dove body wash, but would love to try something new.