Philosophy Take A Deep Breath Oil-free Energizing Oxygen Gel Cream Moisturizer, 2 Ounce

Could your skin use a breath of fresh air? Environmental and lifestyle factors can cloud your complexion, making it appear dull and lackluster. Send your skin to detox with take a deep breath oil-free energizing oxygen gel cream moisturizer. This lightweight, fresh-feeling moisturizer acts like a breath of fresh air to revitalize skin showing the signs of living. It helps diffuse energizing oxygen to the skin as needed to detoxify skin, support cell respiration and restore a healthy-looking glow. It’s enriched with a blend of antioxidants to help protect skin against environmental attack and keep skin cells at peak performance. Take a deep breath provides oil-free hydration to leave skin feeling smooth, comfortable and perfectly balanced. Skin goes from dull and lackluster to fresh,

Key features

  • Lightweight gel cream hydrator helps diffuse energizing oxygen to the skin as needed for a healthy-looking glow
  • Enriched with a blend of antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental attack
  • Oil-free formula leaves skin feeling smooth and comfortable

Honest reviews


I was allergic to something in it

I broke out in redness and itchiness after using this for a couple of nights. I did not like it at all. Disappointed.

Alicia Underwood, IA

A Fresh Breath For Skin

I am a Philosophy Girl & have been for about 9 years now. I started with Purity Made Simple & Hope In A Jar and still use them to this day. When this cream came out, my skin was feeling dull and lacking a glow. I have combination skin, but rarely break out anymore. I bought this and after cleansing with Microdelivery Wash & using the When Hope Is Not Enough Serum, I used it. It literally felt like my skin had been renewed! Like when you take a deep breath (perfect product name!) I now use this in the AM with my Microdelivery Wash, the AM Miracle Worker Pads & my WHINE serum. My skin looks amazing. I alternate between Hope In A Jar & Miracle Worker moisturizers at night. I highly recommend giving this a try if your skin has just been feeling dull, lackluster or you’re looking for a good moisturizer. It infuses oxygen into the skin and feels wonderful! I also do the Microdelivery Peel (the new 12 week one) once a week. Philosophy changed my skin, let it change yours, my skin looks better now than it did at 20!!

Aline Manchester, KY

Good face lotion

I really like this face lotion at hydrating and keeping my appearance fresh. I think it is a good value for the price, and though it may seem a little pricey, it is well worth it!

Wilma Yorkville, OH

Not as great as I thought

I really really wanted to like this cream, after all its Philosophy brand and its also a little pricey so I really thought this would be a great product. It does moisturize well, but it ended up making me break out badly. I am in my early 30’s and do not struggle with acne, so this was a very unpleasant surprise. I will be sticking to my trusted Ponds cold cream.

Della Tracy, CA

Amazing moisturizer!!!

I have been trying to find a great moisturizer for years. I have combination skin and in my fourth decade of life. This product is exactly what I have needed and been looking for all along. It is not greasy and provides your skin with an amazing kind of smoothness that no other big name product lines have thus far. I am finished looking for my favorite moisturizer. This is it and I just hope it is available for many years to come. It is a bit pricey for the amount you receive, but it doesn’t take much and it you get what you pay for. You will not be disappointed in this product so purchase with confidence!

Clara Goldsmith, TX


Amazing… another hit from philosophy for me! I don’t know if I can completely give up my HIAJ, but I’m thinking of using TADB in the summer, and HIAJ in the winter. Feels so good going on, nice and cool, and I love the souffle texture! No scent, doesn’t make me break out, hydrates and brightens.

Jayne Brownwood, MO

The best I have ever used on my oily skin!

I love this moisturizer!! My skin has never looked and felt so good. It feels like heaven going on. Not greasy at all. My skin feels so soft and hydrated. I have always liked Philosophy products. I do shop around and like to try different brands. I am in love with this stuff! I will keep buying this.

Simone Magnolia, NC

Wonderful under makeup

I use this on my face and neck daily in the mornings after I shower. I love that it is non-greasy and absorbs quickly. It is also good for the day because it is really lite, so it doesn’t feel like too much on my skin before I put on my foundation. Nice cool gel is soothing to my skin.

Brittany Wolf Pen, WV

Great daily moisturizer!

I got this as a sample somewhere and loved it so much I bought the full size. I use this every morning after I get out of the shower and am really happy with it! I have normal to slightly dry skin and it does a good job of keeping my skin hydrated all day long. Works well on it’s own or using before applying foundation on days when I’m wearing makeup. Doesn’t clog my pores or cause me to breakout. Also, it doesn’t really have a scent, which is really important to me because I really dislike face products with any sort of fragrance to them. A bit pricey but I would still repurchase it.

Angie Seaford, DE

Doesn’t clog my pores

This moisturizer is very light, not greasy, and is the first moisturizer I have tried that doesn’t clog my pores. I have acne prone skin and have not had any break outs using this product. You only need to use a teeny tiny bit so it lasts a long time. There is not much of a smell and it smells WAY BETTER than the other facial moisturizers by Philosophy.

Jeanie Caney, OK

Makes my skin feel so fresh!

I got a sample of this in my June 2012 GlamBag and I love it so much that I just bought the full-size product! I put this on in the morning and it makes my skin feel so refreshed. It’s non-oily, so it doesn’t make my oily skin break out. It even feels like it takes away the excess oils while still hydrating my face. I definitely recommend this product!

Laura Dana, IL

Alright for now

When first putting it on it feels really nice and light, but i dont know if its just winter time or my face or the lotion but it gets my face really dry which I dont like :/ But idk ill give it a try when winter is over when my face goes back to being oily not dry.

Margret Lockwood, NY

Great for daytime oily skin

Felt a little tacky at first but it was because I used my urban decay priming spray underneath. Wish it smelled better but not a dealbreaker

Candy Felton, MN

Great for summer

**this contains (very small, sparse, almost invisible) flecks of micro-shimmer, but it’s not visible when you use it on skin**I think we’ve all experienced the following: you put lotion or sunscreen on your face; you think it’s fully absorbed and you’re good to go. BUT, as soon as that hot summer sun hits your face, it gets greasy and your skin starts to sweat!With this dry-finishing gel moisturizer, I know that won’t happen to me ever again. I have dry sensitive skin, but even my skin can look greasy with a bad, nonabsorbent lotion. what’s great about this is that, although it’s dry-finishing, it’s still plenty moisturizing.PROS:DRY FINISH: like I said, even people with dry skin need moisturized but matte skin–nobody wants greasy skin from a bad moisturizer.SOOTHING: cream feels nice and chill on your skin.GENTLE: I’m prone to eczema, but nothing in this irritated my skin.CONS:HYDRATION IS SHORT-LIVED: doesn’t keep your face hydrated, it just dries off quickly and that’s that.GLITTER: was NOT expecting that. why would they put flecks of shimmer in here?? it’s hardly noticeable unless you stare at your face a foot away from the mirror, so you run no risk of looking like a disco ball. Though still unnecessary!COST: 2 oz is really not that much product. Since this is quick-drying, I wouldn’t say ‘a little goes a long way’. a few pea-sized dollops every use–if used twice daily or more–can really add up.

Cara Saint Louisville, OH