philosophy frequently asked questions


how do i contact philosophy?
please contact philosophy's customer care team on 08444 068 108, monday to thursday, 9am – 5pm and friday 9am - 3:30pm. philosophy is closed in observance of major holidays. our mailing address is:

philosophy customer care
henwood industrial estate
tn24 8dh

how long does it take to process my order?
it is our goal to process and ship your order as quickly as possible. standard orders are typically processed within 24-48 hours from the time of purchase. orders placed on saturdays, sundays and holidays will be processed the following business day. please allow 4 – 6 working days for standard shipping.

how much does philosophy charge for shipping?
for orders under £40, we charge a flat rate of £3.95 for shipping (4-6 working days, including processing time). if your order is more than £40, shipping and handling is free! we do not ship to non UK postcodes.

how do i track my order?
if you are a  member at the time of your purchase, you have the added benefit of tracking your order online. to track your order, log into your account, and click the my order history page.

if you are not currently a member, we invite you to join! otherwise, simply call philosophy customer care on 08444 068 108, monday to thursday, 9am – 5pm and friday 9am - 3:30pm and we would be happy to track your package for you.

may i add a promotion to my previous order?
unfortunately, current promotions are not redeemable on prior orders. we appreciate your understanding. please continue to check your inbox for new philosophy promotions as they are announced!

what is philosophy's return policy?
while we hope that you are always satisfied with your philosophy purchase, we understand that you may need to return a product. if for any reason you need to return your product, please see the information below based on where your product was purchased:, 08444 068 108:
we operate a "no questions asked" returns policy provided that you return the products to us within 28 days beginning on the day after you receive the products.  You must take reasonable care of the products, do not use them and return any products received in their original and unopened packaging and condition with the relevant order reference or delivery note.

to return your products please contact our customer care team on 08444 068 108  to receive the necessary return authorisation code and arrange for return of the products to:


Coty Operations

C/O Coty Prestige Customer Services

Henwood Industrial Estate

Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DH. 


the return of any products will be at our cost.  to qualify for a full refund on product(s) purchased, your return must include any gifts received with your purchase.

UK philosophy retailer partners, qvc:
philosophy values its relationship with its retailers and strives to create policies that are mutually beneficial. therefore, all items purchased through our retailers must be returned to the retailer from which the product was purchased in accordance with their return policies.

how do i obtain samples of philosophy products?
thank you for your excitement about our products! registered members who place their order online have the ability to choose two free samples during checkout. if placing your order via phone, our customer care team will be happy to add samples to your order. you may also use our store locator at the top of the site to locate your nearest philosophy retailer, where you can sample a wide selection of philosophy products.

how do i become a member of and receive valuable emails?
we cannot wait for you to begin enjoying these member benefits:
•    your choice of free samples at checkout
•    a personal address book within your profile
•    the ability to view your order status
•    notifications of new philosophy products when you also join our mailing list
•    access to your personal account information at
•    click here to begin your membership!

i encountered an error on your web site; who should i tell?
we're always striving for accuracy and truly appreciate your feedback. please let us know about any errors you may encounter by emailing, so that we may address them right away.

what browsers are supported on
we recommend and support the following browsers: internet explorer 7 and above, firefox 5 and above, safari and google chrome 12.0. in order to have a successful online experience, please view our site using one of these browsers.

who are philosophy’s authorised retailers?
currently, philosophy's major authorised retailers include: qvc u.k., Boots, Debenhams, Harrods, Selfridges and John Lewis.
we encourage you to purchase philosophy products only from an authorised retailer to ensure the efficacy of our product. we greatly appreciate your interest in philosophy and invite you to shop online at or by phone on 08444 068 108 we are happy to assist you monday to thursday, 9am – 5pm and friday 9am - 3:30pm.

my skin feels sensitive after using a product; who should i tell?
please allow us to personally assist you. simply call our customer care team on 08444 068 108 monday to thursday, 9am – 5pm and friday 9am - 3:30pm. please do not discard the product that may have caused this sensitivity.

does philosophy test on animals?
we absolutely do not conduct animal testing with philosophy products. we are fully committed to using alternatives to animal testing to ensure the safety of our products.

are any philosophy products derived from animals?
for your reference, our product development team has confirmed that the only philosophy products containing ingredients derived from animals are as follows: pure grace shower cream (contains hydrolyzed milk protein), amazing grace shampoo, bath & shower gel (contains hydrolyzed milk protein) and kiss me lip balms (contain lanolin). all other philosophy products contain ingredients that are of botanical or synthetic origin.

does philosophy have a printed catalog?
in an effort to be environmentally friendly, we have chosen to use our web site,, as our online catalog. the web site features available products, key ingredients, email sign up, philosophy retailers and new product details.

does philosophy plan on creating a paraben-free line?
we have been proactively formulating our products without butyl parabens for several years. only a handful of our original products still contain paraben-based preservatives. we are actively seeking non-paraben, effective alternatives for these products.

how do i become a philosophy distributor, retailer or wholesaler?
thank you for contacting philosophy. at this time, we are not seeking new distribution partners. we appreciate your inquiry and wish you the utmost success in your endeavors.

how do i reset my password?
simply click the 'sign in' link at the top of our site. if you attempted to log in 3 times and have been unsuccessful, your account may be locked. please contact customer care on 08444 068 108 monday to thursday, 9am – 5pm and friday 9am - 3:30pm to unlock your account. you should receive an email from philosophy entitled, 'your password has been reset' (if you do not receive this email in your inbox, please be sure to check your spam or junk folder). you must sign in using your email address and the temporary password exactly as displayed in that email. once you are logged in, you will be asked to change your password. if you have any additional questions or issues, please contact us at 08444 068 108.

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