Beauty & Shopping, Skincare

Philosophy Opens Its First Standalone Store In Asia at Bugis Junction – Denise Li

Philosophy has opened a standalone store at Bugis Junction, its second in the world (the first is in Santa Monica, California), and Material World was invited to join in the celebrations yesterday.

Deborah and I at the opening of Philosophy's newest standalone store

Deborah and I at the opening of Philosophy’s newest standalone store

The brand is known for its uplifting messages, with products called Hope In a Jar (an oil-free moisturiser), Purity Made Simple (cleansers that promise to remove makeup from face and eyes), and Keep the Peace (a moisturiser for those prone to sensitivity and redness).

I don’t know about you, but with our harried, hectic lives, I think we could all do with a daily reminder about being grateful for what we have.


Such wise words, and the fragrance is pretty amazing too – it’s fresh, comforting and reminiscent of clean laundry.


The flooring of the store makes me feel nostalgic … many apartments (including the one I stayed in as a kid) had exactly the same type of flooring in the 80s and early 90s.

Such delicious-sounding bubble baths … I’d certainly love to luxuriate in Melon Daiquiri!


Plenty of great gifting ideas too … these will surely put a smile on a friend’s face.


One of my personal favourites, Eye Hope. As with many other Philosophy products, this one is a multi-tasker. It reduces the look of puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. The texture is light and quickly absorbed into the skin.


I can definitely identify with this (I was never that great at packing light).

Philosophy is located next to Accessorize at Bugis Junction.

This post was not paid for by Philosophy. All opinions are the author’s own.

About the Author: Denise Li is a founder of Material World and a freelance writer-editor. Before that, she spent a few years in the Features section of CLEO and Cosmopolitan Singapore. She considers Chiang Mai her spiritual home and makes it a point to head there for a yearly pilgrimage. She’s also a fitness buff and enjoys boxing, running and the occasional yoga session. Lastly, she believes that everyone should make it a point to travel solo at least once in their lives. Follow her on Twitter @DeniseLiTweets

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