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philosophy hope in a jar

philosophy hope in a jar


4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.36 / 5 based on 971 Reviews

Product Description

our award-winning, original formula lightweight daily moisturizer hydrates and provides antioxidant protection while improving skin texture and tone, leaving it smooth and radiant. this high-performing moisturizer contains lactic acid, a gentle alpha hydroxy acid that helps remove surface dead skin cells, and beta-glucan to promote overall skin health by helping to strengthen skin’s natural rejuvenation potential. hope in a jar dramatically improves skin radiance and gently exfoliates, revealing smoother, healthier looking skin and texture.

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  • Is this okay for oily and sensitive skin?4 Answers
  • Does it contain hyaluronic acid?1 Answers
  • I used to love this product years ago, but it had almost an oily ...1 Answers
philosophy hope in a jar
philosophy hope in a jar
Reviews (971)
Q&A (56)
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  • "A little goes a long way as it is super hydrating and too much will make your skin feel oily depending on your skin type." in 6 reviews
  • "Hands down the best moisturizer that has worked for me." in 5 reviews
  • "It always feels like and fresh on my face and a little goes a long way!" in 4 reviews
  • "She uses it every night to keep her skin nice and moisturized." in 3 reviews
  • "I had really dry skin and my nose would always break out when I used this it was like my skin just sucked it right up because it was so thirsty." in 3 reviews
KimMy O.
348 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I just discovered this brand and this particular product last week at Sephora. It's a bit pricey, but I absolutely see and feel a difference of my skin since using it. I swim every day in a public pool, so my skin has been badly damaged from the hours spent in chlorine. I've been using this every night on my face and has gotten great benefits so far. My face feels moisturized, sot and smooth. I bought the traveling size to try first, but I would be purchasing the full sized bottle on my next Sephora trip! Definitely recommend Hope In a Jar for anyone who needs a moisturizer.
Jackie B.
310 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
When I first opened this product I noticed it was separated and took it back and returned it. The second one I got was the same so I figured that's how it is. So I mixed it back up and now I wish I would've just returned it. It's soo liquidy and oily and the smell is just horrible. It doesn't smell natural or clean it smells like my grandma's house. But it does soak into my skin so I may just have to work through it.
Jade B.
Raymond, WA
11 reviews
Ever found a product so awesome you actually find yourself being sad you didn't happen upon it sooner? This is that product for me. I think back on all the moisturizers that didn't do their job and left me either parched or looking like an oil slick but still thirsty. I feel like that about my whole philosophy skincare regimen, but hope in a jar is the real MVP. I actually look forward to putting it on because it feels so good. My makeup looks better, my life is easier. It is literally hope in a jar. Will buy over and over, and recommend to anyone who asks.
Ali S.
Jersey City, NJ
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I received this product in a set along with the "When Hope is not Enough" Serum and the 3-in-1 Face Wash and all 3 products were wonderful. The moisturizer did a good job of keeping my face feeling hydrated while not leaving it greasy. The only negatives about it is the smell (it smells to me like low-tide) and the packaging (I always feel that pots are not as sanitary as something with a pump).
Rachel V.
Neenah, WI
41 reviews
I have one word to describe this: incredible.
This moisturizer is so light on the skin and yet delivers so much hydration. I'm really intrigued by the consistency, too. In the jar it's kind of whipped but it almost melts into the skin like water would right away. It also absorbs quickly so your face isn't tacky when putting on makeup over it. I only took away a star for the price. If you're a huge skin care junkie you won't mind but personally feel that cheaper moisturizers can deliver a similar result so I find myself not jumping to repurchase.
Lauren H.
4 reviews
It's hard for me to find a moisturizer that doesn't break me out, so I was a little leary when I tried this. To my suprise my face has not had any problems, only benefits! My face is so much softer and hydrated. I have only been using it for a week but I am enjoying the benefits so far! I hope that it continues to work for me. Thanks Philosophy for making a product that agrees with my skin!!.
Tina L.
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I think this product is so beautiful!! Mostly the name, I love it! I have a deluxe sample of the jar and it's the cutest thing ever! I think it's an alright product, it's not game or life changing but I think it does its purpose!
Nancy G.
26 reviews
Anyone that knows me, reads my blog, or like I said - knows anything about me... understands my love for Philosophy. I've been using the hope in a jar (not to be confused with their other 'hope in a jars' - which are too thick). The original one is whipped, and always makes my skin look dewy. If I stray from this daily moisturizer, my skin doesn't look as great, and I've learned my lesson: never buy anything else, haha.
Kristy W.
113 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I have tried many different moisturizers, and this is by far my favorite. The formula is creamy and a little goes a long way, so the product lasts for a long time. It does not irritate my sensitive skin or leave behind a greasy residue. After using this product for over a month, I saw improvements in how healthy my skin felt. The only downside is that it is a bit more expensive than I would prefer to spend on a daily moisturizer.
Heather T.
Germantown, OH
5 reviews
I know this is an expensive product but it is definitely WORTH IT. Also, keep in mind if you sign up for emails from Philosophy, you can usually try to buy it when they have a 30% off sale! This moisturizer has completely changed the texture of my face. My skin is now so much softer and brighter and I have even noticed that I haven't been breaking out as much since I have started using it.
Lisa M.
242 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
How has this really helped your skin, if at all? Is it worth the sticker price?
Mary R.
Carmel, IN
27 reviews
I tried this product from a sample. Anyone else think the smell is terrible?
Kay T.
18 reviews
How is this product on sensitive skin? My skin is dry and tends to be irritated very easily.
Christina B.
Richmond, IN
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
How soon do you see the affects after using this moisturizer?
Caitlin H.
Lexington, KY
113 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does it have a strong smell or is it a light scent?

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